Huge Congrats to UPMC / ProBike+Run Team rider Dahn Pahrs who recently got 2nd place in the Breck Epic race!!

“The Breck Epic is a roller coaster of a stage race. Over the 6 days you
climb and descend countless mountains, you have good days and bad days.

Stage 1


You have good moments and very dark moments. In the end it’s all about
minimizing the bad. During the first 4 stages I did a good job minimizing
the bad (9 stitches in my knee) and was sitting in 2nd place and held a 15
minute lead over 3rd going into Stage 5 (Wheeler Pass).

Stage 2


During stage 5 I fell apart trying to hike as fast as the 3rd place racer up Wheeler. At the
end of the stage I lost over 14 minutes to him that day. My lead going into
the final stage was down to 28 seconds.

Stage 3

I needed to bounce back. The last stage was a staggered start. Waves of 10 racers went off every minute. 3rd
place SS went off 2 minutes before me. I knew I had to chase him down,
catch him, then follow him to the finish line.

Stage 4


I worked my way though geared and SS racers until I caught up to my target 20 miles into the race.
Mission accomplished, I followed him and a couple other SS’ers who started
ahead of me into the finish line and got the stage win and solidified 2nd
place in the GC.

Stage 5

To race your bike for 22 hours, 46 minutes and 50 seconds
over 6 days takes a toll on you both mentally and physically. I’m glad it’s
over, but stoked I did so well.” Dahn Pahrs

Stage 6

 

Mike Cottle

Mike is the manager of PRO BIKE+ South Hills. More about Mike ›