Completing a 200 mile bicycle ride is hard enough, let alone racing them. On today’s episode, we’ll be covering double century bicycle races from the perspective of an accomplished and highly competitive ultra-cyclist. Everything from events to training to strategy to nutrition and all the usual awesome ultra talk. Let's roll! 🚲💨
In today's episode, we have a chat with a speedy ultra racer, Mark Christopherson. Mark has been an ultra-endurance cyclist since 2013 and to date has completed 40 double centuries in the California Triple Crown (CTC) series of races. Notably, Mark won first place in the 2017 CTC Stage Race, which included three of the most difficult double centuries in the series: Mulholland, Oceanside, and Terrible Two.
Mark has also competed in LoToJa (Logan, Utah to Jackson Hole, Wyoming) on two occasions.
Outside of road cycling, Mark also competes in Mountain Bike races, specifically the Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race Series in Silverado, California, largest mid-week mountain bike race in the country. Mark rides for Team Simple Green / Specialized / Rock-N-Road.
Let's roll! 🚲💨