Andrew Carney of Fort Collins, Colorado rides and races on the GrassMoots Team. He is a very active member of the cycling community in Fort Collins….he also likes nice long rides. He’s been doing some regional races lately in order to prepare for the Colorado Trail Race coming in late summer. Did I mention he does all this on a single speed? For some that’s no big deal, but for me, that’s crazy stuff. Just recently I’ve been spending some time on a single speed and have found a new love/respect for the one gear rig and the riders that choose to ride them…..this makes me a newbie of sorts….after all these years finding a mode of cycling I put away after 10 years on a BMX bike….fun.
Riding down here has been fantastic. Earlier in the month, I raced the Growler down in Gunnison and came in 9th in the SS class. It was a close race with 5 of us turning the screws on each other the last 30 miles. Unfortunately, I fell off the pace in the last mile and finished at the back of that bubble, but that’s racing.
Last weekend, I raced the Ridgeline Rampage 60 miler down in Castle Rock and came in 4th. Again, I finished at the back of the bubble, 20 seconds off the podium
Other than that, I’ve been putting in lots of miles getting ready for the Colorado Trail Race later this summer. I sewed some custom bags to fit the Moots and have been putting them through their paces on a few overnight tours.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos from the races, however attached are some pictures of the Moots fully loaded for multi-day racing