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  • Race Recap: Bryn Atkinson at the Trans-Cascadia

    October 19, 2016

    By Jill Kintner

    OAKRIDGE, Oregon- September 29- October 2, 2016 – In its second year, the Trans-Cascadia PNW Backcountry MTB race went down in beautiful Oregon. With 82 miles of riding including 16,000ft of climbing, 30,000ft of descending, 16 stages, and 147 minutes of racing, this grueling multi-day enduro stage race covered some massive days on the bike. Bryn used his skills and ability to react to the terrain in the blind racing format to finish 6th overall amongst an experienced enduro field! Riding by day, camping with catered food by night, the logistics of this event proved to be a good time for all… 

    Bryn Atkinson, Range, Trans-Cascadia

    Bryn dropping into day 3, full rain suit! Hardesty Mountain. Photo: Paris Gore.

    BRYN ATKINSON…

    “Wow, what a wild week in Oregon, I came into this event with an open mind, but honestly a little nervous (as to weather or not I’d make it!!). Aside from a few mechanicals, I’m pretty stoked on the outcome and thoroughly enjoyed the racing. There’s so much that happened during the 4 days that I had to sit down and go through each stage after the race to really remember what all went down! Picking apart a new trail on the spot and attacking fresh terrain is my fave, so I’ll be back for sure! Shout out to the Modus crew for putting on such a fun event, and Peter Lucas at  Shimano for keeping my bike rolling!”

    Bryn Atkinson, Range, Trans-Cascadia

    Day 2. Moon Point trail. Photo: Paris Gore.

    Bryn Atkinson, Range, Trans-Cascadia

    Day 1. Lake Timpanogas trails. Photo: Paris Gore.

    Bryn Atkinson, Range, Trans-Cascadia

    Lake Timpanogas. Photo: Paris Gore.

    Bryn Atkinson, Range, Trans-Cascadia

    Photo: Paris Gore.

    Bryn Atkinson, Range, Trans-Cascadia

    Bryn takes a nap after day 1 in his “super dialed” camping setup… Lake Timpanogas. Photo: Paris Gore.

    TRANS-CASCADIA RESULTS:

    PRO MEN

    1. Geoff Kabush- CAN 142:04.30

    2. Peter Ostroski- USA 143:04.26

    3. Chris Johnston- NZ 143:12.19

    4. Mathew Slaven- USA 145:55.28

    5. Aaron Bradford- USA 146:04.20

    6. Bryn Atkinson- AUS 147:00.11

    For more, check out the coverage on Pinkbike:

    Day 1

    Day 2

    Day 3

    Day 4

    Photo epic