Sense 2009, Trail Genius has been a proud provider of mapping solutions for the Copper Harbor Trails Club. Paper maps are available at businesses through out Copper Harbor, or enjoy our Interactive Map full of video, GPS, and 360 Panos.
Here at Trail Genius we don't stop mapping just because there is a foot of white stuff on the ground, we bust out the skis and fat bikes and just keep on keepin' on. Here are some choice shots from last year while collecting data for our Mont Ripley ski hill map, should get you in the mood to earn some early turns.
Trail Genius sponsored athlete Sam had a hugely successful year of racing, capping it off by taking home:
1st Overall for WORS 9-10yr olds
State Champ - 9-10yr olds!
We could not be more proud of Sam and all the hard work he has put in, and love seeing those Trail Genus colors up on the podium! Learn more about Sam and his winning 2013 season on his Team Page. Sam has big plans for 2014, we look forward to supporting him for another great year.
It was a action packed weekend at Xterra Marquette! There were boats, drones, paddle boards and all manner of filming and mapping devices strapped to any number of Trail Genius racers and crew members. The morning started off warm, which is never a good sign race day, but the water in Tourist Park Basin just outside of downtown Marquette, MI was cold so wetsuits were good to go.
Trail Genius is the official mapping provider for the Copper Harbor Trails Club, and we are darn proud of it! The have a great event call Trail Fest that is coming up this Labor Day weekend, and Trail Genius will be there with our GPS and cameras on. We just finished updating the course maps for this years race, there a few changes from past years so make sure you study up before the big race.
Pee Oui is older. Alpe d' Huez is older. Even Steven? Not. Alpe d' Huez wins. Pee Oui at 68 is slower. Alpe d' Huez is no easier. Pee Oui had fine tuned his S&S coupling Schwinn Paramount to a fair-thee-well. His bod was as good as it would get.
Pee Oui had struggled against the steep pitches on Mt Ventoux for over an hour in 2003. As he ground around another hair pin corner a curse barked from his dry throat, "You bastard, you killed Tommy Simpson, but you won't kill me."
There have been many hairy descents in Tour de France over its 100 episodes as this vintage photo by Henri Lartigue shows. One descent in the Pyrenees took the life of Lance Armstrong's teammate, Olympic Champion, Fabio Casartelli in 1995. He crashed and went head first into a concrete barrier block someone thought was good road furniture to keep vehicles from going over a cliff.
In his unending effort to answer all cycling questions, Pee Oui headed for the California coast to investigate the controversial resurfacing of Highway 1 by Caltrans, their version of the DOT. In the meantime, he managed to sip, eat, hot tub and soak up lots of sun.