What's going on ya'll? This is Big Bad Brock here. Now I know Rex usually writes these thingies but his long lazy ass don't ride bicycles worth a dang so this post is alll B-rock!
Now, I been rock'n hard everyday (as usual) but I haven't been climb'n them hard rocks so much. I've been spending most of the summer riding my bicycle and chasing doods through the woods at mock speeds. All in preparation for SINGLE SPEED USA! This year the race was in a beautiful little town in the upper peninsula of Michigan, called Copper Harbor.Surrounded on all sides by Lake Superior these trails are no joke... Super long climbs up never ending single track, and amazing descents of either flowing buffed trails or butthole puckering technical rock gardens. But as you all already know, that ain't no problemo for your boy Brock Steel. Just look at them guns. They don't call me Brock Steel for nothin ya know!
This event has your fair share of feats of strength mixed with drunken bike challenges. But the the real nitty gritty of the trip is the race itself. There were mid trail aid stations full of whiskey and bacon. Two of my favorite things. All the tough guys rode in their street cloths just like me. Leave the spandex at your momma's house ya rodies!
I was honored to ride with the 8Lumens team. Gettin after it in the U.P. with that wild bunch was awesome. Beers were had, bikes were ridden, and lots of mid trail heckling was thoughtfully delivered.
I also got to lay my taint upon a one of a kind Oddity Cycles custom bike for the whole race. Ain't she a beaut?
Riding her was more exciting and explosive than anything or anyone I've ever ridden. She cornered like a dream and descended like a bat out of hell. Burnsy sure did a number when he put this one together. Yes sir, I rode that bicycle hard and put her away wet and dirty!
Party Time Single Speed USA
-Brock "Freedom Ain't Free" Steel
P.S. Here's a bonus pick of me cruisin into the finish line for a solid 26th place finish. I took the liberty of touching up some of the colors and stuff in photoshop but thats pretty much it.