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ORAMM with SLIP

So This is my first blog post of 2015! Caution...its kinda long..I'm outa practice!
I could list a number of reasons why I haven't, suffice it to say I've just been lazy! I have had a pretty good mountain biking season; I won the Super Sport category at the Charlotte Winter Short Track, managed a controversial 7th at the less than organized USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships, and have had a couple podium finishes in the Charlotte Mountain Bike Series. Not long after MTB Marathon Nationals I decided to throw in for one of the more Epic endurance mountain bike races in the Southeast ORAMM. In its 16th year The Off-Road Assault on Mt Mitchell or better known as ORAMM has challenged Pro's, Elite, and everyday amateurs with one of the toughest one day challenges on a mountain bike. The event has been hosted by Blue Ridge Adventures who put on some great events and ORAMM doesn't disappoint. Here are the basic stats: 60 miles, 10500 ft of cumulative climbing. The race takes place the last weekend in July and the weather is generally hot. The Total Cyclist Mountain Bike Team was well represented. Mike Schafer, Jim Heckman, Andy Hilling and Myself where in the Masters 40+ Division. Mike Tam in the Open Division andKevin Brown in Single Speed Division. Kevin was taking on the Jerdon Mountain Challenge a shorter but still very difficult race put on by the same promoter the day before ORAMM. The Jerdon/ORAMM double is insane! Kevin had a great race at Jerdon taking the win in single speed. READ MORE

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