Welcome to the 2nd Annual International Switchback Day! I hope you have your tires aired up, your bottles filled, and a generous amount of chamois cream applied, because it's Scavenger Hunt time! That’s right, I said Scavenger Hunt. Over the next few days you will have to plan, execute and submit your official Switchback Day Scavenger Hunt entry. All of the rules are outlined below as well as a list of the and point values. So without any further ado, here's your guide to participating this year:
- OPEN A STRAVA ACCOUNT!...
There's less than 1 week until the start of the Vista 300. With that in mind, here's a peak into Switchback Hunter Matthew Liers' setup.
Revelate Designs Viscache
Rogue Panda Frame Bag
Rockgeist Barjam Handlebar Harness
Revelate Designs Feed Bag
Oveja Negra Top Tube Bags
Garmin Edge 520
Gloworm x2 Lights
Bontrager Ion Light
Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo Tent
Enlightened Equipment Quilt
Klymit Static V Pad
Sea to Summit Pillow
Switchback Cycle Club Highlands Jersey
In 6 weeks #switchbackhunters Austin Schreiner and Matthew Liers will be attempting the Vista 300. This is a 314 mile unsupported bike event through the woods of Eastern Tennessee. The route is almost entirely gravel and single track. And it's far from flat. When it's all said and done, riders will have logged over 40k feet of climbing.
The grand depart is 9 am May 19 from Flip Flop Burger in Reliance, TN. Several days later everyone will arrive back in Reliance, looking leaner and significantly more shell shocked. #gettoflipflop
There will be more posts regarding training, gear, etc as...
"And thus it was decreed that the 180th day of every year should be declared Switchback Day; a day set aside for the celebration of all things Switchback. Thus beginning a 4 day celebration, ending on 183rd day of the year, marking the end of the first half of the year and the symbolic 180 degree turn into the second half."
Ministry of Hairpin, 1771
June 29 marks the 180th day of 2017, and as declared by the elders, it is Switchback Day! This kicks off our 4 day celebration of the beauty of the Switchback, the glory of...