• Biking
  • 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 […]

  • Biking
  • 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 […]

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  • Finally pics of the new car!


    As some (most) of you guys know, I bought an S2000 a few weeks ago. Between the dog and the mountain bikes, I’ve been driving the truck a LOT, so it made no sense to have a Mazda3 as a “weekend car”. I wanted a coupe, rather then a convertible, but after driving an S2000, […]

  • Biking
  • Warrior Creek 6hr race report

    Last weekend I headed up to NC to Warrior Creek campground for the Warrior Creek 6 hour race. I had a few friends doing the race, and heard the race as well as the trails were top notch and I wasn’t disappointed. Cathy and I headed up on Thursday night to Charlotte NC, and on […]