• Biking
  • Colorado Trail Race Part 2 of 3

    Cataract Lakes

    I started out my 3rd day by climbing up a gravel road to Stony Pass and getting back on singletrack. This section of the trail is shared with the Continental Divide trail and we spend around 30 miles above treeline and are pretty exposed the whole time. I don’t have the right words to describe […]

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  • 2015 Huracan 300 Race Report


    As we are moving to Denver in May/June of this year, I had some plans to “blow out” some of the big SE races this spring, since this would be my last chance at them. This included the 12 hours of Santos, the Huracan 300, PMBAR, and the Pisgah 111k/55k in May. The 12 hours of Santos […]

  • General
  • Blogging is so 2012?


    Wow, I was just thinking of “where do I post up my newest bike racing report” and I realized, “hey, I still have tomhoppe.com that I forgot about”. I guess I haven’t updated this in a few years. Between FB, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and also posting a few race reports and biking articles to Bike198.com, this […]

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  • Holy Pisgah!


    This past weekend, Joe and I headed up to Brevard, NC for a “dudes weekend” of riding mountain bikes and drinking beer. The weather was pretty incredible and combined with the leaf season and the riding, I can actually describe it as “epic”. On Saturday we did Long Branch, Butter Gap, Farlow, Daniel, Cove Creek […]

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  • Long time!


    Holy hell, LONG time no see! I’ve had crazy, awesome, things happen in my life over the past 1.5 years, and as much as I always said “hey, I’ll post this on the blog”, I end up just putting it up on twitter/fb and never making it to here. Guess I’ve gotten really good at […]