The VeloPro Blog
Jon Seaman our VeloPro CMO reflects on his experience at the Swift Summit 200/100. In our winner take all, no time for losers' society, is there room for failure? Does context matter? Can we learn anything from careful introspection and a detailed examination of our mistakes, or are we just making excuses?
The Swift Summit 200/100 is a unique ride. It has a ton of soul. Trevor Spangle, the event director, is a genius at building a supportive cycling community. One of the many touches that makes the event special is the anonymous letter program. Each participant sends in an anonymous letter of encouragement. This letter is then distributed blindly to another rider. Trust me, the encouragement is needed. The Swift Summit is a very demanding event. This is the letter that Jon Seaman our VeloPro CMO sent into the loving ether. His identity now revealed, he hope it inspired a great ride. Most importantly, he hopes it will inspire you for next event.
Huge congratulations to our VeloPro Brand Ambassadors for incredible performances at the extremely challenging Swift Summit 200/100 in beautiful Lebanon Oregon on August 10th. From impossible climbs, to covered bridges, to stretches of gravel, the Swift Summit had it all!
My First Century Veteran and VeloPro Brand Ambassador Adam Fast gives us the inside scoop behind his preparations for the very challenging 2019 Swift Summit NW 200/100. The Swift Summit is a gran fondo style race, mostly self-supported with only a couple of aid stations/control points along the route. The 100-mile event has 5,800 ft of climbing. The 200-mile event has 11,000 ft of climbing. This is no easy day in the saddle for any racer.