Monthly Archives: April 2014
2014 Bakers Dozen Mt. Bike Race
29th Apr 2014 Posted in: Blog , Race Reports Comments Off on 2014 Bakers Dozen Mt. Bike Race

The last couple years Gripped had focused on Battenkill but 2014 saw us return to this classic race. Too often we get caught up in focusing on the win yet at this year’s Duz we kept things fun and simple – camping out with good friends, cooking up good food, drinking some great beer and […]

28th Apr 2014 Posted in: Blog , Training Comments Off on Why I Time Trial – Alex Rapavi

I’m a time trial addict. Why, you ask?  Why would I put myself through the intense physical pain I know I’m going to experience? I love time trials because they are all you. No drafting, no protection from the elements. It’s you against the wind, the heat, a ticking clock, your mind telling you “this […]

Tour of the Battenkill 2014
11th Apr 2014 Posted in: Blog , Race Reports Comments Off on Tour of the Battenkill 2014

I got up to Saratoga Springs around midnight Friday. Straight to bed for my 11 a.m.race start time. It rained all night. Trying to get warmed up for the start was tough as the roads were still wet and it felt a lot colder than I expected with temps in the upper 30s. Gray, cold, and […]

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