Experience of a Lifetime

The Silk Road Mountain Race It has taken over a week but I’m finally beginning to feel “normal,” not recovered, from traveling to Kyrgyzstan and winning the Silk Road Mountain Race. What an experience. I haven’t pushed myself that hard in a very long time, and I’m happy with my performance. As for Kyrgyzstan, I …

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Diggin Heart

I’ve drawn a tangle of lines on the back of my mapconnecting the prairies, deserts, basins, and ranges we’ve all traveled fromto pursue the spines and washes at the edge of this island wilderness,of Jay P’s backyard You could say we are all here as strangerson famous land with snow like a pile of sun-bleached …

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DKXL 2018 on a Tandem

The Dirty Kanza XL 350 Mile Race on a Salsa Powderkeg tandem with Tracey was hard, challenging, demanding but all so beautiful at the same time. Traveling the roads of Kansas together. Photo: Myke Hermsmeyer / @mykehphoto / myke.hermsmeyer@gmail.com The 4 p.m. start was absolutely amazing with a big crowd despite the fact that it …

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Blown Away Salsa Blackborow

Riding the Salsa Blackborow on the Iditarod Trail I want to explain why the Blackborow and my set-up worked so well. I think my discoveries of the Blackborow could/should change the way people look at what bike to use for the Iditarod Trail Invitational moving forward, especially the trip to Nome (1000 miles). It could even …

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10th Iditarod – Shaktoolik

JayP called in Sunday afternoon with an Iditarod Trail Invitational update from Shaktoolik. He has since completed his crossing of the sea ice to Koyuk, but read on for a bit more insight into more of what goes into the ride to Nome. Follow JayP’s journey, and all the other athletes, live via Trackleaders. -Kid …

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10th Iditarod – Anvik

Salsa sponsored rider Jay Petervary called in with an update from Anvik, on the Iditarod Trail, this afternoon. Here’s what JayP had to say about the his ride toward Nome aboard Blackborow thus far… The overland trail is what we’re all scared about before leaving McGrath, but I felt it was just time to leave. …

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10th Iditarod – McGrath

Jay Petervary reached McGrath thus finishing the first leg of his 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational fat bike race to Nome. Things have been going well, but windstorms have left him with a non-existent trail to continue his northward journey. He took a moment to give us a call and check in. Here’s what he had …

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Alaska Calling

Three Perspectives On The Iditarod Trail Invitational Another running of the Iditarod Trail Invitational is set to begin February 25th. The world’s longest winter ultra-marathon is not for everyone, and the racers who line up have goals that are little different than most people’s. The physical and mental skills required not only to compete but …

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The Pursuit

Lessons In Winter Fat Bike Wisdom & Personal Growth We’re pleased to introduce, “The Pursuit: Lessons in Winter Fat Bike Wisdom and Personal Growth.”   Jay Petervary’s Backyard Fat Pursuit is a 200km or 200-mile winter bike ultra in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. There’s more climbing than most winter ultras, enough snow to swallow you whole …

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Gratitude Jay Petervary

We continue our series expressing gratitude for moments in 2016, with Salsa sponsored athlete Jay Petervary. -Kid In a year when I raced in Alaska and Italy, directed races in Idaho, spent time touring the Pacific Coast with my favorite riding partner, T-Race, and attended fun and fulfilling Salsa events and camps, I’m not sure …

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Fat Pursuit Short

Each of the past two winters, fatbike riders from across the country have traveled to the winter-rich lands of the greater Yellowstone area to take part Jay Petervary’s Fat Pursuit, a challenging, but incredibly beautiful winter fatbike race. We’re pleased to share filmmaker Aaron Johnson’s vision of the race from this past January 2016. We …

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The Ultimate Teacher

There are a couple of things that are guaranteed when you sign up for the Iditarod Trail Invitational: You can count on the trail conditions to be absolutely nothing like you expected, no matter how much you know about the trail and have watched the weather on the lead up, and if you have done …

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Salsa Ride Camp

Early bird registration is now open for Salsa RideCamp—Wisconsin Northwoods 2016, which takes place Sept. 9–11. Register here. We’re excited to announce Salsa RideCamp 2016! We'll return to the beautiful Wisconsin Northwoods near Seeley, Wisconsin, just off the world-class CAMBA trail system. We have a lot of new and exciting adventures this year that we're …

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Tandem Gravel at DK200

As we launch into yet another gravel season, I'd like to reflect upon one of the most memorable moments of last year, for me: the finish line of the Dirty Kanza 200 in Emporia, Kansas. It wasn’t because we had a stellar ride or even won (we placed second). It was because we shared a …

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Arrowhead 135

Fat Bike Ultra-racing Q&A with Jay and Tracey Petervary Editor's note: This year’s Arrowhead 135 winners took a moment to recap their race and shed some light on what it takes to triumph over Northern Minnesota’s fickle winter demeanor. Arrowhead 135 Checkpoint 3 — photo by Scott Haraldson … 125 miles into the 2016's Arrowhead …

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Salsa Ride Camp

2015: Celebration, Education & Inspiration Earlier this month Salsa put on its first ever RideCamp event, up in the northwoods of Wisconsin. It was an event we’d dreamt of for three years. We thought we’d share some of the thoughts from the Salsa Crew and some of our sponsored riders that were in attendance, along …

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A Toast To The Cycling Life

One of the most beautiful things about cyclists is that they share the same experiences and passion, regardless of where they live in the world. We shot this short in June of 2014 in the city of Verona, Italy and the beautiful countryside surrounding it. Strangers riding together, sharing food, drink and miles in the …

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Why Tour Divide?

The easy answer to the “Why?” question is “Why not?”, but that is kind of lame, no? I know you want more insight. I have found expressing the reasons why, out loud or on paper, not only provides a real, respectful answer, but it also helps me understand my own motivations. So if you are …

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Destination Nome

Gear Check with Jay Petervary Before the start, JayP took some time to share his Mukluk Ti and gear setup for the ride, sharing some of his tips and tricks from his many years of winter ultra experience. We hope there is some knowledge here that will benefit you as you pursue your own adventures, …

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