The folks at Bike magazine were all worked up over downhill mountain biker Frank Schneider’s recent decision “to race Megavalanche’s Masters Challenger Class on a hardtail–a singlespeed hardtail,” they wrote. What was even more impressive was that Schneider won the event. If you don’t understand why this is so awe-inspiring, Bike magazine explains it like this: “Apparently it’s not enough to compete in one of the toughest marathon downhill races known to man. Nope, he had to do it with the cycling equivalent of both hands tied behind his back. Oh, and he started the race from back in third row, which meant he needed to pass 40 riders to take that lead position.” To read the full post, click here.
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