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1st Tandem to Earn the Colorado Triple Crown!

November 8, 2013

Congratulations to Andy & Kami White for becoming the first tandem to earn the Colorado Triple Crown! This accolade required qualifying for and completing three of the four RMCC sanctioned double century series, in one season, within aggressive time cutoffs. These double centuries include some of the very hardest courses in the country, at high altitude, including daunting ascents.
 
“After aligning ourselves with Paketa a few years ago, we discovered the goals we formulated had to be a step above anything we had thought possible. The performance of the tandem was inspiring and brought the impossible within reach.”

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After setting a tandem course record on the 225 mile Death Ride with 16,000 feet of climbing, the next in the series was the Cripple Creek Crippler. The Crippler is arguably the hardest double century in the country, and the least tandem friendly course with nearly 20,000 feet of climbing, very tight time cut offs often at the tops of climbs, and this year finished with 4 hours of rain. Andy and Kami had an amazing day finishing in 18:15 in spite of both the rain and mechanic problems during the final 90 miles. It is likely they will be the only tandem couple to complete this event for a very, very long time!
 
“The team at Paketa deserves credit as an inexhaustible reservoir of technical experience and support. They helped us upgrading, tweaking and customizing the tandem for the extraordinary technical challenge and brutal conditions of this accomplishment.”

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Andy and Kami completed the final course, the Grand Loop, topping over 12,000 feet Trail Ridge Road, in 16:04, the fastest known time of any mixed tandem couple to complete this challenging ride! By completing the Grand Loop, they become the first couple to ever complete the Colorado Triple Crown on a tandem, and set tandem course records on all three courses they completed! This is truly an amazing feat as an unfortunate DNF in the final 15 miles of the easiest event, Denver-to-Aspen, meant they had to complete the series by riding the three most difficult events of the series: Congratulations to both of you!!!
 
“After riding tandem for 20 years, we spent the last three years training for this level of riding. Developing fitness and mental toughness was such a rich experience. The mental skills we’ve built thru years, often rising before dawn for training, working thru hardships on these events, 2am race starts, weather and fatigue; taught us a lot about each other and serves us as a couple every day. The accomplishment means most to us as a representation of our successful relationship.”

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Pinnaclife Racing gets 4 Golds at Masters Nationals on Paketa Tandems

September 13, 2013
Pinnaclife Racing Team scores again with 4 National Championship Gold medalist (Ian, Jason, Dotsie and Fritz), 2 Silver Medalist, 6 Bronze medalists and 4 4th place medalist at Masters Nationals this last week in Bend Oregon.  We are so proud to represent Paketa with such a strong showing again this year!  Thanks again for your support in 2013.  We share this with you!
Below are the 2013 National Champions.  All this on PEKETA Tandems!!!  Amazing!Image
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Terry and Dave win Silver medal at Nationals on a Paketa V2r Tandem

September 13, 2013

We are proud of all of our Team Riders after some incredible performances at the Masters Nationals road and TT race this year. Overall Paketa riders brought in more medals than we can count. Well, almost. Congratulations to Dave Walker and Terry Malouf who won the Silver Medal in the mixed tandem 110+ category. That is quite an accomplishment. You guys are awesome, and we are proud to have you as part of the team.

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Team Radsport on Paketa Tandems at Masters Nationals

September 13, 2013
Team Radsport cleans up nationals with lot's of medals on Paketa Tandems

Team Radsport cleans up nationals with lot’s of medals on Paketa Tandems

Congratulations to team Radsport of Pinnaclife Racing Team. They scored again with 4 National Championship Gold medals, 2 Silver Medals, 6 Bronze medals and 4 4th place medals at Masters Nationals this year. All of these medals were won on Paketa V2 and V2r Magnesium Tandems.

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The Paketa V2 “Green Machine”…

July 12, 2013

Our friend and photographer, Matt Lasala, took some nice photos of us while we were racing our Paketa V2 in Bend, Oregon recently. This is our first year of riding and racing on our green machine and we love, love, love this tandem. Thanks to the folks at Paketa and Spinergy for the custom wheels with matching green spokes and decals. Hadn’t realized just how cool they look until we started seeing photos of the bike in action… ~Henry & Amy

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Henry Abel & Amy Mitchell of Bend, Oregon – Photo by LasalaImages.com

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Henry Abel & Amy Mitchell of Bend, Oregon – Photo by LasalaImages.com

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Pinnaclife wins three times at California State Championships

May 25, 2013

Pinnaclife Racing wins Gold, and Silver in the California State TT Championships racing Paketa Tandems

Pinnaclife Racing wins Gold, Silver and Bronze in the California State TT Championships. Dave and Gary take Gold in the 90+ Mens Tandem category with the third fastest time of the day 46:54 on the 40K coarse. Chris and Colleen take the Gold in the 90+ mixed tandem category and Bruce and Sue take Gold in the mixed open Tandem TT with a great time. Dog and Ian power through the coarse taking Silver in a hard 70+ Mens Tandem category.

Champions TT 5-18.

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Pinnaclife Racing Wins State Mens Masters 90+ TT on Paketa Tandem

May 25, 2013

Gary and Dave from Pinnaclife Racing win the gold at the California State Time Trial Championships by setting a 40K time of 46:54, and the third fastest time of the day.State TT champions

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