Forget this Silliness

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If you want to remove yourself from all this negativity concerning bike racing for a little while, here’s a video of one of the reasons I ride. Maybe you’ve already seen it. It’s from a helmet cam I was wearing last year at Chequamegon Fat Tire. 2500 riders, mass start, point to point from Hayward, WI to Cable, WI. Even this event hasn’t been immune from doping, but this is about as close as you can get to pure bike riding enjoyment. I’ve won the race 3 times, and even though I flatted here, it was a great day on a bike.

Chequamegon Fat Tire 2010 from Steve Tilford on Vimeo.

6 thoughts on “Forget this Silliness

  1. john

    It is hard to beat Chequamegon – it is like Leadville where we get to race on a highway in the woods AND we get to line up with the likes of Lemond, Tiford, Lance and Levi. And Wells and Horner at Jingle Cross. Great fun.

  2. Calvin Jones

    1. Enjoyed the dual motorpaced pelotons in the beginning. MTB’s on the road, looked like a Euro Marathon event.
    2. Might be interesting to have had a camera pointing backwards toward the rest of the group.
    3. Saw the hard tail Eriksen. Wonder if a full suspension would have smoothed the view?

  3. tilford97 Post author


    1. Yeh, the start of Chequamegon is not for the faint hearted.

    2. More cameras the better. I haven’t really messed with this like I should. I saw a cross race that had the camera mounted backwards on the stay. It was a pretty cool view. Really smooth.

    3. Probably. Plus, I only had 2 hours of video on the SD card. Need to get it a little longer.

  4. Ab Normal

    Would love to see the camera mounted backward (as you’re always at the front, or pretty dang close) in the next criterium you do, watching everyone up close, jumping out of the corners, and winding it up for the final would be awesome.

  5. Calvin Jones

    The TOC had some cameras mounted, but where’s the results? I would love to see a good lead out train from say the back of #2. Or perhaps that tumble in the Rock Island crash sequence.


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