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DragonFire Racing 24 Hours Of Moab

October 13, 2009

DragonFire Racing  brings their pedals to the 15th Annual 24-Hour National Championship series in Moab Utah last weekend.

In fourteen years time this race has become one of the single greatest mountain bike races in the history of the sport. For one short weekend, a mountain bike city grows up out of the desert graze-lands and host more than 2500 racers, support crews, and spectators in a stunningly beautiful, completely remote venue and then, in two days, it’s gone.  The 24 Hours of Moab, is a world-class event that draws teams from all over the world.   The racing was marked by outstanding performances, mighty winds early on, and a determination to have fun, come what may. In the tent city that surrounds the pits and timing tent, more than 2500 racers and support crew endured the cold night and blowing sand.

I would like to thank my sponsors for making this all happen.  I rode my Specialized S Work Epic up and down some of the most demanding terrain myself and the bike has seen.  Of the 7 hours I spent on the bike, 5 were in Darkness.  The new DFR LED lights made the night riding both easy and fun.  When most riders were slowing down or walking the difficult decent, the beam pattern and brightness allowed me to stay on the bike and descend at daytime speeds.

Ogio and Domani Trailers provided us the creature comforts of home.  With freezing temperatures at night, the hot showers, plasma Tv’s, full kitchen and beds for the team allowed us to stay strong through the grueling event.

We have Beat the Baja, and now have beat the 24 hours of Moab.  Endurance Racing is a challenge of the mind, body and soul.  As much as you battle the competitors you battle yourself even more.  My youngest daughter asked me why I continue to participate in these events and I had to pause and give it some thought.  These are memories we should not live without, these are times when you learn who you truly are, and these are opportunities to experience and do what other people can’t.  In a difficult economy 1600 racers traveled from all parts of this world with their family and friends to win or just finish this race.  They did it for their own specific reason, but the common one was “To Do What Other People Can’t”.

See you next year, maybe I will Iron Man both the 24 hours of Moab and the Baja 1000

Todd

 

 

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