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Trail Builder TT Series Nashville!

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Trail Builder TT Series Nashville!

 
Mountain Bike Nashville
 

We pulled up to a small park and no one was there except a huge family that were all dressed to the 9's and drove Benz's. Also this is like 7:45am. Weird stuff. So we called Jason Campbell, the sexiest cyclist in Nashville (who ran this series) and he guided us to the other side of the park. SO... we'll have to give it a 4/10 on directions which is a definite need for improvement.. 

Then we got there and the directions issue was soon behind us with immediate beers in our hands and positive vibes all around. Jason is a hard worker and already had the whole course set up (leaving us utterly worthless for race setup) so we simply got the party rolling! 

Now if you didn't go, it was a super rad course of both fun flow and rocky knar knar. The 11 mile TT had people ripping through sections and carrying their bike through others. Jason also made us a spot to heckle! Therefore, in very Handup fashion, we took our Donger MFG bell, beer, and best insults out to the race course to "give'em hell". All riders went through with smiles across their face which leads us to believe the race was indeed very VERY fun. 

Finally, all of the riders came in to what seemed to be one metric ton of free BBQ!!!!! Don't miss free BBQ.... It was Free.... Free.

Anyway, it was an 8/10 event. We just have to give a 1 point deduction for the Nashville folks that did not show up to an absolutely AMAZING event. People even came from Huntsville, AL for it...  And another point for the lack of Handups actually taken during a race. 

Thanks Nashvegas!! You guys do racing right, let's just party harder together next year!

Example of Handup oppurtunity that was not taken!

Example of Handup oppurtunity that was not taken!

Trail Builder TT Series Custom gloves complete with 80's hair band wig 

Trail Builder TT Series Custom gloves complete with 80's hair band wig 

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Some of our latest happenings...

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Some of our latest happenings...

More so than offering simple gloves at a good price, we wanted to start Handup Gloves to embody the "fun" of the sport. Hence the reason for choosing the name "Handup", which comes from the act of a spectator/friend/mechanic handing something to the rider in the Feed Zone during a cycling event.

In Cyclocross though, the Handup is more glorified as an event in itself with spectators lining a difficult section of the course to watch riders as they are tempted to take the Handup of dollar bills, bacon, whiskey, beer, rubber chickens (we once grabbed one), and any thing else spectators can get their muddy hands on.

Although deemed illegal by the UCI, we think this is why Cyclocross is so special and creates a community for one weekend at a time between total strangers. It is the one common denominator that brings us all together and keeps us motivated to race through those cold winter months. (Yes we do train hard to race as well. You can do both.)

As a company we try to bring this culture and community aspect to any races/rides we attend. We even have began embarking on events of our own that are non-traditional, centered around bicycles, but by no means do you need to be a "Pro" to participate, have fun, or even win.

Below are some pictures of recent events we've had the opportunity to put on and be involved in, hopefully creating a fun environment for everyone around us. Hope you can join us in the future. Check our events page to find out where we'll be next, we update it frequently when we get crazy ideas for new events.

Ride on!

Snap shot of Handup Hill Climb action.

Snap shot of Handup Hill Climb action.

Handup Heckle Hill - Keepin' it Classy

Handup Heckle Hill - Keepin' it Classy

Handup Heckle Hill - during an "unnamed" XC Mountain Bike Race earlier this year. (SSSHHHHH UCI would frown on this.)

Handup Heckle Hill - during an "unnamed" XC Mountain Bike Race earlier this year. (SSSHHHHH UCI would frown on this.)

Giving out Doughnut Handups at the US Pro Cycling Championships in Chattanooga, TN. (Careful you might get accused for Doughnut doping.)

Giving out Doughnut Handups at the US Pro Cycling Championships in Chattanooga, TN. (Careful you might get accused for Doughnut doping.)

Hosting the Handup Hill Climb. 1/10th Mile 8% grade - any and all bikes welcome.

Hosting the Handup Hill Climb. 1/10th Mile 8% grade - any and all bikes welcome.

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