Mile High Urban CX Chaos is a great fall, urban race that takes place in Denver every year. Gates Carbon Drive CX team volunteered as course marshals helping direct traffic, aid adaptive riders, and control spectators. We may have been helping by volunteering at the event, but it was truly an honor to help support the race.
From Juniors to Seniors to Adaptive racers, the event was truly a classic one. Riders had to climb steep hills (we were able to help young riders carry their bikes up the ridiculously steep hill), drop into a construction-zone pit, weave in and out of cones on pavement, and try to not spin out on the muddy, icy, snowy dirt piles. It is always great to see the young riders out there, but we were truly inspired by the adaptive riders that powered through the course not one time, but twice.
Thanks to the sponsors and coordinators for putting on a truly great race, and we want to thank everyone for allowing us to volunteer at such a great event.
Ryan McFarling directing traffic before a drop off in the Juniors race.
Taylor Jung helping an adaptive rider up the hill.
Yep, test riding a gorgeous Norco Ceres with Carbon Drive System. Aside from the incredible fun, the shifting is fantastic and I caught myself saying “kchunk kchunk kchunk” as I shifted the Alfine 8 Speed IGH. I guess I missed the sound after so many years of it being there. The shifting is so smooth, and the hills? That’s where I I really feel the difference between a chain and the CDS. The Carbon Drive is getting me up those hills much faster than I would be able to on my old bike. Truth be told, I’m not in good enough shape to be making it up these hills and slopes as fast am I on this bike. But damn I’m having a ball!
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