Monthly archives: May, 2013

Boggs 8hr Enduro – by Bekah Rottenberg The Boggs 8hr enduro held a lot of firsts for me: It was going to be the first time Bike Monkey was trying out an enduro race format, it was my first race with a hill climb, and my first 8hr event.  The hill climb was hot, hard,…



Boggs- 8hrs of true grit!

What can I say, it was a great day! I had the privilege of tearing it up on a three man team with 2 super rad dudes Tsering Alleyne and Michael Hosey from the Marin Bikes factory team. I woke up at 3:50 am Saturday morning ready for some caffeine to pop my eyes open for…



2013 Shasta Lemurian

 The Shasta Lemurian- a super sick, super fun race put on by some really rad promoters had me hurting a couple weeks ago. It was hot and I was apparently not race-ready. One of my first real XC mountain bike efforts had me blowing chunks heading down the back side of the first gnarly decent….



Sea Otter was a BLAST!

I have avoided the Sea Otter cross country race like the plague since I switched from racing skinny tire bikes on the road to knobbys on the dirt. I always heard about all the sand, the fire roads and the general “terribleness” of it all. Well, there was a lot of sand, tons of fire…