My 2022 Bikepacking Triple Crown Challenge cumulative stats: (TD, CTR, AZTR) “The triple crown challenge was dreamed up by bikepacker David Goldberg in 2012. It is to complete the three classic dirt bikepacking events in one calendar year: The Arizona Trail 750, Tour Divide and The Colorado Trail Race. This… Read More »Thoughts on the Bikepacking Triple Crown Challenge
We were recently featured on bikegeardatabase.com, showcasing our tiny van-based workshop. We discuss what it’s like operating a business out of our van, our perspectives on bikepack racing as testing, and some of our favorite places to ride bikes. Check out the article here.
Here’s a gear list deep dive for what I used on the Triple Crown Challenge this year. Most of my gear was the same for these races, but they each have unique characteristics that warranted changes. *These are the setups that worked for me. You may want more or less… Read More »Triple Crown Gear List
On New Years Day, we had a discussion about our goals for the year. One of those goals was to spend more time sleeping outside. Last year we participated in several races, but our non-race bikepacking outings were lacking. We mapped out a route to complete over that weekend. We… Read More »Santa Rita Loop
Cover photo by Josh Hicks. The mistakes and inefficiencies had been on my mind since we finished last year. In 2020, Katie and I started our own individual time trials to yo-yo the CT about a week after we learned that the yo-yo was a thing, and something no one… Read More »Colorado Trail Yo-yo Round 2
It’s been said that a bikepacking race is just as much an eating contest as it is a pedaling competition. I totally forgot about the eating contest for the first few hours of Pinyons and Pines, distracted by the race and views of Sedona I guess. In a rush to… Read More »Digging out of a hole at Pinyons and Pines
Update: 2022 gear list for racing the triple crown events is located here. Katie Andrew Comments Sleep system Quilt Locolibre 30ºF quilt Locolibre 30ºF quilt With DIY shock cord quilt straps Pad Z Lite SOL (cut down) Neoair X-lite (small) Tent tent poles Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 Considered bringing… Read More »Great Divide Gear List
Total distance 2681.7mi Total elevation gain 165,602ft Average distance 107.3mi Average elevation gain 6624ft Average elapsed time 12h 13m Average moving time 9h 49m Average moving speed 11mph Average calories burned 6428 C Longest distance 139.3mi… Read More »Great Divide Trip Stats