2016 Pisgah Monster Cross Report – Rebuked by an Ass: by K-Dogg

So I Googled “Pisgah” thinking it might be an interesting local Native American word. It is actually a Hebrew word referring to the mountainous area from whence Moses was allowed to view but not enter the promised land after wandering aimlessly in the desert for years. Balaam, a local diviner, refused an order to hang […]

2016 Pisgah Monster Cross Race Report: by JOM

Pisgah Monster Cross, a 70 mile gravel race starting and ending near Brevard, North Carolina, has been a tradition among the Gravel Cyclist crew since JOM appeared at the 2012 edition. This race has it all – gravel, gorgeous scenery, tough climbing, tricky descending and a 20+ mile section of pavement along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Depending […]

Pisgah Monster Cross 2015 Race Report – “Tales of Eldorado”: by K-Dogg

Tales of Eldorado If you read any of our recent blogs you know I (K-Dogg) descend like a plucked chicken with vertigo. I admit it freely and so do my unkind teammates. They try to help with advice like: “Never touch your brakes – it only slows you down.” “Your bike steers toward what you […]

Pisgah Monster Cross 2015 Race VIDEO

On Saturday, September 12th 2015, Rusty (aka the Headmaster), K-Dogg and JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew attended the Pisgah Monster Cross race in the Pisgah Forest of North Carolina. Rusty and JOM were playing cameramen, while K-Dogg was up the road doing his thing. Thank you to Eric Wever of Pisgah Promotions for his […]

Pisgah Monster Cross 2015 Race Report: by JOM

About the Race Pisgah Monster Cross 2015 (09/12/2015) – a tough event hosted by Pisgah Productions that begins and ends close to Brevard, North Carolina, in the depths of the Pisgah National Forest. Depending on the year – odd vs even years – clockwise or anti-clockwise – the course features 8,000 feet or 11,000 feet […]

VIDEO: Pisgah Monster Cross 2014 Race

Viewers, the Pisgah Monster Cross 2014 race video is now LIVE – WATCH IT IN HD! Thank you to K-Dogg, our roving racer and reporter.  He filmed this race, with JOM providing the video production.  For those not in the know, K-Dogg is a 59yo athlete from Gainesville, Florida.  He ain’t no #oldguy! JOM was […]

Bikes of Pisgah Monster Cross 2014

Andrew Pooser raced at Pisgah Monster Cross 2014, and took time to photograph some of the machines at the event’s finish.  Mouse over the gallery images below to see a full size version. Andrew, thank you for sharing.  Enjoy! [alpine-phototile-for-flickr src=”set” uid=”126879102@N04″ sid=”72157647804058798″ imgl=”flickr” style=”gallery” row=”4″ grwidth=”800″ grheight=”600″ size=”240″ num=”12″ shadow=”1″ align=”center” max=”100″]

K-Dogg’s Pisgah Monster Cross Challenge Report – 2014

I love climbing. You suffer a lot but it’s peaceful. You can hear birds chirping and the deep, labored breathing of fellow sufferers around you.  Everything is in slow motion and downright peaceful. You have plenty of time to pick your line. Nobody flats or crashes going uphill. I would much rather be in agony […]