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Decorah Time Trial Photos 2011

decorah time trials 2011Race and event photos from the Decorah Time Trials mountain bike race. May 1st, 2011.

This year’s Time Trials were run on a 6.1 mile course up and down the bluffs around Decorah, IA with approximately 60 racers running the course at one minute intervals. While relatively short by Time Trial standards, the course was certainly a challenge.

Trevor Rockwell took the top spot with a time in the 34-minute range. More results when they are available.

The action in Death Valley was also challenging for some!

Greg’s Flickr Photoset of the Decorah Time Trials.

shockey’s recap on his blog

Some pix from Julie Shockey and “reflecting on a SLAM” (or how Death Valley got its name) by Spinner on the Bike Decorah Blog.

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Pugsley World Championships 2011

The weather for the 1st Pugsley World Championships, held in Decorah, IA, February 26th, 2011, couldn’t have been more appropriate. Race-time temps were about 15-degrees and there was a nice, steady snowfall of big, light flakes to add character.

Even though he wasn’t feeling 100-percent, Schlick Cycles team rider Chad Wilson rode a Schlick Northpaw to a ninth place finish over the 26.4 mile course from Cresco, IA to Decorah, IA on Beeler trails, the Prairie Farmer trail, Decorah city trails and snow/ice covered gravel roads.

In addition to our Schlick Northpaw fatbike there were several Pugsleys, it was, after all the Pugsley World Championships, a couple of 9:Zero:7s and probably the coolest bike at the event, a FatBikeisized Surly Big Dummy.

In the end Trevor Rockwell won the winner take all $500 prize. Nice day’s work!

After the race we met up at The Oaks restaurant and bar for more FatBike shenanigans including a teeter-totter push, King of the Hill event won by our own Spokes Model Dave Lunz, and an impromptu derby late in the evening.

All in all the event was a lot of fun!

Race Photos from the Pugsley World Championships.

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2011 Bike Events in Decorah, IA

Our friends in Decorah, Iowa do several excellent bike races/events each year. Some have been around for a long time including the Decorah Time Trails while others, like the Pugsley World Championships, are new this year. Here is a current list:

Decorah, IA Cycling Events in 2011

Pugsley World Championships: February 26th
21st Annual Decorah Time Trials: May 1st
Dirtburger: June 10th –June 12th
Decorah Night Shift Race: October 22nd

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