AUGUST 1st 2010

Friday, August 10, 2012

10th Annual Darkhorse 40 in the books!!!

so, the 10th annual Darkhorse 40 is over......

first of all thanks to everybody who signed up so early and came out to play in the wicked humidity! thanks for staying thru the monsoon! hey, at least we got the racing in before the skies opened up!!

thanks to all of our volunteers!

thanks to the EMT's who unfortunately had a very busy day... we never like to see them get any work at all. we would be happy to have them lay around with their feet up but sometimes it doesn't work out that way. a speedy recovery to all those that left a little something extra out there on the trail.

right about the time the hangover wears off from Singlespeed-apolooza, does it ever wear off.....we start prepping for the 40. lots of blood, sweat and tears go into putting out the best possible race experience we can. we hope that it shows. the 40 never goes off without a few hitches here or there. just the nature of the business i suppose... but overall we hope everybody had a good time!

a decade has passed...holy crap...since the Mayor and I cooked up a plan to throw a little race at Stewart. something a little different, something that we would want to race. we figured we would get a 100 people to show up and that would be that.....well after 10 years look at what it has become. never would we have expected our little race party to become this... THANK YOU!! who knew so many of you were just as twisted as we are!!! you are all as much to blame, i mean responsible for the growth and success of the 40! Thanks again!

what does the future hold? hard to believe that we are looking back at a decade of racing. i honestly don't know. as we do every year we will take some time off and reflect and see what we could have done differently, what we want to add, want we need to tweak.

so stay tuned!!!

again THANK YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yours in a ugly orange shirt,
Hawaiian Mike

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Darkhorse 40 update

couple things....

the BBQ is back!
we will be featuring burgers, dogs, and grilled chicken. veggie burgers will be available.
we will have a tossed salad and some sort of side salad.
fresh sliced watermelon, and the ever popular ice-pop freezer!!!!

long trail has signed on as the beer sponsor and we have ordered the kegs!!
we will have a wine bar this year as well featuring local wines from the Brotherhood winery!!

-in order to get a plate at the BBQ you must have a wrist band.
-all entrants will receive one in their race packet. DO NOT LOSE THIS!!!
-if you would like a wrist band for a spectator or family member etc they can be purchased in advance.
-you must contact the shop and get a wrist band from them in advance.
-$10.00 for adults
-$5.00 for children under 12


thanks again and we will keep you posted with updates!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Darkhorse 40 updates

July is upon us! seems like we just finished up SSAP.
the waitlist has been closed now for a while. registrations are locked and loaded. numbers have been assigned and all the paperwork is in order. if you have to cancel at this point we can't do much for ya. sorry about that. again thanks for registering early and supporting our event!!

we have got a lot of cool stuff coming your way this year. same great stuff as in years past but with a little extra spin for the 10th annual! can't believe we are on number 10.

the course will most likely be the same as last year barring any kind of trail damage we need to avoid. the Darkhorse crew will be hard at work for the next month ensuring that the trails are clean and in excellent riding order come race day. if you see us out working stop and say hi.

i will post up a  map and GPS file soon.

thats all for now. more info soon!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

SSAP video evidence!

big thanks to our new pal Manny for putting this together!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

SSAP 2012

the 4th annual Singlespeed-a-polooza is in the books!
many thanks to all who came out to play in the woods. after a couple of monsoon years the weather gods smiled on us and it was a gorgeous day. little chilly in the am, like at 4am, when we got up....but it got really nice later.
i am still decompressing. it takes a few days to get back to normal, or at least whatever normal is for me...
so many good people, good vibes, and good times!!

again we can't thank you enough for coming out and joining in our little race party!
now we turn out attention to the 40........the 10th 40....holy crap.....

Monday, March 19, 2012

SSAP map and gps file!

oh no! a map!! click to make big!

that's right folks. the DH crew has been sampling what the forest of stewart has to offer and come up with a course... much deliberation and beverage liberation was used to make sure that this course is sweeter than a jewel encrusted unicorn with a horn filled with PBR!

some details....
4 mile prolog.
11.75 mile laps

4 mile prolog + 11.75 mile lap + 11.75 mile lap = oh so much singlespeedy goodness!!

gps file located here....

so get out and check it!
race day is coming quick.
check back here for more details as they become available

Thursday, January 5, 2012


holy crap! 2012...really...
so we have like 12 more months till the apocolypse! yikes, and bummer...i guess...
well looks like we better make some great bike race while we still can.
yeah its finally a little cold out and you probably aren't thinking about racing bikes yet but you should be. you slackers! get on the rollers and get some suffering in!
before you know it hardman season will be upon us. cobbled roads, rain, belguim, frites, and.......for those of us on this side of the pond Singlespeed-a-polooza! lose the gears, harden the F up and get ready... its coming soon.
4th annual, who would have thunk it. seemed like such a ridiculous idea and well, it still is a little ridiculous......

after that well its time to prepare for the real deal...... the 10th Annual Darkhorse 40!
holy smokes, yeah its been 10 years. we got some special stuff up our sleeve for this year. don't ask what cause we ain't telling! its gonna be super sweet uber awesomeness and all that and then me!

so check back often, call the shop and harass the boys, or search the interwebs, the answer is out there. when you find it you will know....or maybe you won't but either way it will kill some time till race season!