Update from Nepal

04 May, by Don Bowie in Blog

The USA and countries from around the world are pouring out their support to help the people of Nepal. Sometimes, the most difficult part is just getting to Nepal. Don Bowie and his team of Ben Erdmann, Jess Roskelley, and Alex Barber are already on…



Badwater-Mt. Whitney 2014 record falls to 14:09:01

18 Nov, by Don Bowie in Blog

[flagallery gid=18] On Sunday Nov 9th, I took another shot at the Badwater-Mt Whitney summit bike/run record and beat my fastest time by more than 3 hours, lowering the fastest known time to 14:09:01. I spent much of the past year training to increase my…



Armchair training: Coming to you LIVE

15 Sep, by Don Bowie in Blog, Training, Ultra Hurt

I admit that as I write this I could be suffering from a sugar-high after ingesting nearly half a bag of peppermint Lifesavers, but before my overtaxed innards can produce enough insulin to counteract my unbalanced hyperglycemic mental state, I announce a new feature to…



First Ride: Sampson Time Trial bike

01 Sep, by Don Bowie in Blog

I’ve implemented a new strategy for my upcoming ultra events, using multiple bikes deployed strategically at times where each setup will excel on different terrain.  The three rigs I have built are all based on Sampson carbon frames and feature Shimano Dura-Ace groupsets, with Garmin…



Don’s Upcoming Ultra events

30 Jul, by Don Bowie in Blog, Ultra Hurt

Upcoming Schedule July-Dec 2014: Mt. Shasta-  Bike 189 miles (304km), run 3 miles (5km) total elevation gain 29,129 ft (8878m) Mt Hood-  Bike 149 miles (239km), run 3 miles (5km) total elevation gain 19,350 ft (5897m) Mt. Whitney- Bike 135 miles (217km), run 7 miles…



Don & Ueli Steck Annapurna + Video

15 Oct, by Don Bowie in 2013 Annapurna, Blog

[vsw id=”76978752″ source=”vimeo” width=”700″ height=”500″ autoplay=”no”] The view from my seat… Earlier this year Ueli Steck and I exchanged a number of emails hatching plans to attempt a bold line directly up the south face of Annapurna I. Both of us had attempted Annapurna by…