Author Archives: Roger

Xterra Oak Mountain 2017

By | May 25, 2017

Another excellent Xterra America Tour event – the Xterra Southeast Championship in Pelham, AL at Oak Mountain State Park.  This is a killer park for all things outdoors.  Great trails as well as lots of road bikers, swimmers, and campers.  It even has a BMX course that is open to anyone to try out. May 20th,… Read More »

Xterra Panther Creek – 2016

By | August 1, 2016

Xterra Panther Creek July 31, 2016 0.5 mile swim, 13 mile bike, 4.2 mile run Results here Great atmosphere at this event from Dirty Bird Events.  Panther Creek State Park is a relatively remote park east of Knoxville, TN in Morristown, TN.  The swim is a two lap course so you’re close to all the… Read More »

Xterra Oak Mountain 2016

By | May 22, 2016

My first time at Oak Mountain for the Xterra race.  What an excellent event!  While I love the chill nature of the local races, it’s nice to participate in a qualifier for Xterra Worlds and see world champs like Josiah Middaugh gritting it out on the same course.  I also talked to folks from California and… Read More »

1UP USA Bike Rack Review

By | April 27, 2016

Let me start this review by simply stating that the 1UP USA rack is a real winner.  There, I said it.  This is the kind of bike rack that you want to cover in the parking lot and hide from your friends just so the secret won’t get out. Specifically, this review covers the 2″… Read More »

Xterra Lock 4 Blast, Gallatin, TN – 2015

By | August 17, 2015

This race claims to be the longest running Xterra race in the continental US!  This year a legend in Tennessee, professional triathlete Craig Evans, took over the race director role.  The race is held at Lock 4 park in Gallatin, TN – a great venue near Nashville, TN.  Hit the race while your family sleeps… Read More »

Xterra Tsali 2015

By | June 1, 2015

Great laid-back race put on by Gone Riding.  This is a fun and different triathlon that uses two transition areas for a swim, run, bike order.  This year the water was wetsuit legal, but for those of us poor souls too cheap to buy and wear a wetsuit it was still managable.  A bit chilly… Read More »