After speaking with the people who own the areas at Harmony where most bikers park, Bob Stanton submitted this report: Notice to all: The homeowners at the end of Harmony Road (Longview, WA) have rescinded the parking privileges that we had previously enjoyed. [Continue Reading]
Maybe this will entice you. Nice vid from Bob Stanton of the descent on the Golden Spike, heading toward Growlers. The crew took about eight hours at a moderate pace to ride from the Stella gate the Monahan Creek crossing and back. [Continue Reading]
Defending Growlers Gulch 5,000 champ Mike Van Hoose once said, “At Growlers, the dumber the event, the more people show up.” Here’s your chance to prove him right. Sign-up begins now for the storied GG5K, the first event on the 2010 ride circuit [Continue Reading]
Get your calendar! The Board of Director of Growlers Gulch Racing has announced the key dates for the 2010 events. Six people earned all five wheels in 2009. We are hoping to get that number to double-digits this year. Please note that those who have worked on [Continue Reading]
The turnout out was large, the riders were phenomenal, and the times were shockingly low at the first-ever Growler Gulch Time Trial on Saturday, September 20th. Eric Loney, the Northwest’s top-ranked semi-pro, blazed to a 7:34.4 to claim first place. He was followed by Alex Hansen with a 7:45.3 and Bob “Fixie” Stanton with a 7:53.3. Continue reading Growlers Gulch TT Creates Huge Buzz
Bob Stanton and Dave Barnum – on a fixie and single-speed respectively – completed an out-and-back on the Golden Spike trail on July 19. Bob confirms that this ride is truly an epic. Continue reading Golden Spike Ride Report
Bob Stanton shrugged off a flat tire early in the ride and surged back to capture the top spot in Saturday’s Growlers Gulch 5,000 with a time of 3:32. Even more incredible was the fact that Stanton accomplished the feat aboard his steel-frame, fixed-gear Vulture.
Fourteen riders completed the 28-mile course, a record for the event, with three joining Stanton in posting sub-four hour times: Mike Van Hoose (3:38), Rob Larsen (3:50), and Dave LeMonds (3:57). Riders were helped by superior tread and temperatures in the 50s and 60s. Oddly, a number of riders chose to ignore the GG5K motto – “It’s a ride, not a race.” Continue reading Record Number of Riders Completes Growlers Gulch 5,000