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ALCORE 2013 Kit

Thats right! Take a look at this seriously wicked kit all for your riding pleasure.
In Stores soon so don’t miss out!2013-Kit


ALCORE 2013 Poster

Well, it’s that time of year again and with that a New ALCORE year!!!

Check out the new 2013 poster and look forward to more updates and information of this years event.



Photo Post

Here are some of my favorite photos of the trip.  What an amazing time and thanks team for sending all the pics!

Frozen Milky Treats – without ice cream there would be darkness and chaos……..


We did it! A total of 264+ miles.

What a long strange trip its been.  After 4 days of petal power riding, Team ALCORE made it to Lake Tomahawk with out a scratch…. Sort of.  In any adventure there are always the unknowns you have to deal with, that you don’t expect, that you have to adjust too along the way.  Wednesday was just plain fun, Thursday was heat, Friday was hills, and Saturday was traffic.  Our team had to adjust to unforseen trail conditions, we had to double up our water intake because of the weather, and the sunburn ouch!  But through all of this, we had a great time enjoying the beautiful Wisconsin country side and reflecting about life.  I want to give a special thanks to Troy Risse and Mark Lighthizer for making this trip not only possible, but a delight to ride.  Troy was our camp “cookie”, setting up camp, getting tents up, food prepared, chairs out, fires started….. and then break it all down and set it up again at the next camp site.  Mark was our chase vehicle suppling us with water, food, and other necessities.  He traveled to our pitstops and came back to meet us if we needed help.  So from the bottom of my heart, I thank you.  

As for me, this ride was specifically for my wife Alison.  I had a lot of time to reflect about what we went through and the memories we’ve made that will never be forgotten.  I still miss Al like crazy and I know she’s proud of what we’ve all accomplished.  There are a lot of other things you can say about this trip but it really comes down to family and friends showing there love and respect we had for her and the willingness to keep going even when the going got tough. I’m so proud of everyone for making the trip, and doing everything they could make it a success.  

Here are some stats on the trip I think you will enjoy.

Day 1         56.1 total miles
                   3:41:13  Moving time
                   772 ft elevation gain
Day 2         67.3 total miles
                   5:13:34  Moving time
                   967 ft elevation gain
Day 3         78.9 total miles
                   5:52:44  Moving time
                   2348 ft elevation gain
Day 4         62.4 total miles
                   4:54:02  Moving time
                   1375 ft elevation gain
Total miles 264.7
Total elevation gain 5462 ft.
Total moving time 19:41:43
More photos to come…. and a short film to get started on.

Base Camp Retro Style

Our last day before the beginning of our ride.  Tensions are high, people are nervous, the unknown slapping us in the face. It doesn’t get any better than this.  Our biggest concern is weather of course because  Thursday is suppose to jump to 100˚.  I’m worried about the riders and how we’re going to deal with that.  I talked to John for awhile about it yesterday and I think we just bike early and rest up during the hot afternoon sun.  This is more of a relay ride and I don’t expect all of us to make the entire 262 miles so if we divide up the group and give each other enough breaks I think we will be just fine.

I was able to get a great snapshot of our “Base Camp Retro Style” 1970’s popup.  It in fabulous condition considering it was fabricated before I was born and has that O’ so sweet “look at me, I’m a camper” feel to it.  I figured I’d post a photo so you can soak in the glory.

I will be giving a day by day update on my Facebook page so log in and follow us this week!


Its Official….








Yes, we even have t-shirts and a car flag…..  Courtesy of Kroeger Labeling.  Thanks so much everyone!!


Kit Fitment issue

Kit Fitment issue

We’ve had a bit of a setback with fitment on our gear……manufacturer’s reparations – TBD.


Murray Brothers Training in Wisconsin

John and Tom Murray on a nice ride in Wisconsin. Thanks for sending the vid!!