Michael Long
Mountain Bike
Michael Long
Age: 35
Taft, TN
Currently in College with a 3.4 GPA
I am a creature of the Midwest transplanted to the South via 10 years in the US Army. I'm ... more
Rank: Expert
Competition: About Twice Per Month: Since 2010 | Mostly Regional
Recent Class(es): Cat 2 Men 30-39, Men Singlespeed Cross Country, Single Speed, Men, Men's Singlespeed 34 Mile
Mountain Biking: Since 2010 - Just About Every Day

Background

I got my start into mountain biking through a friend that was a recreational rider. This was early 2009 and I was looking for something to keep myself in shape since I was no longer in the Army. It all started out fairly simple with a ride every week and slowly progressed into 1-2 times a week thing. The following year I bought my first full suspension bike and started traveling to other locations to ride trails. For most of that second year I was stuck in a purgatory where I was too fast for recreational riders and too slow for for the guys who rode regularly. I entered three race that year, one of which I was completely unprepared for, but I was hooked on racing. At the end of 2010 I decided that I was going to concentrate on racing for 2011. In 2011 joined the Harpeth Bicycles race team and lined up for 16 races. I finished 6th overall in Cat 2 30-39 in TN.

I exceed at riding technical singletrack and super endurance races. The rougher the trail or longer the race, the better I do.

My current race bike is a custom steel Cysco Cycle 29er. My backup bike in my Haro Mary SS 29er.

Highlights

2010 Season

Dirt, Sweat, and Gears- 21st Solo Amateur Male 2 laps*
Black Bear Rampage- 12th Men’s Beginner (34 and under) 5:11:07
Lock 4 6 Hour Challenge-3rd Mixed Open 3 person team, 2 laps

2011 Season

Snake Creek Gap TT #1- 17 mile Men’s 30 under 40, 3:26:22*
Snake Creek Gap TT #2-17 mile Men’s 30 under 40, 2:50:53
Snake Creek Gap TT #3-17 mile Men’s 30 under 40, 2:36:48
Booker T Washington XC #1-Cat 3 30-39, 3rd, 1:34:45
Upgraded to Cat 2 30-39
Chickasaw Trace Classic-14th, 2:01:08
Crude XC-1st, 1:57:07
SERC #5 Tanasi-15th, 1:56:xx
White Lightning XC-5th, 2:18:51*
SERC #7 Raccoon-13th, 2:13:44
Cycso Cycles 6 Hour(Booker T)-5th, Solo Male, 6 laps in 5:29:38*
50 Miles of Hamilton Creek-13th, 2 laps*
Old Hickory Classic TT-10th, 10:51
Old Hickory Classic ST-9th
Old Hickory Classic XC-12th, 1:30:27
Mousetail Challenge TT-7th, 12:47
Mousetail Challenge XC-6th, 1:50:51
Booker T Washington TT-1st, 21:12
Booker T Washington ST-3rd
Booker T Washington XC-4th, 1:2x.xx
Legend of Stanky Creek TT-4th, 12:31
Legend of Stanky Creek XC-4th, 1:44:41*
Black Bear Rampage 2011-10th Single Speed Class, 3:49:23
Lock 4 Challenge TT-4th 10:37
Lock 4 Challenge XC-10th 1:29:59
Race to the Canal-5th 2:15:33*

2012 Season

Snake Creek Gap #1-18th 4:18:20
Snake Creek Gap #2-17th 4:14:58
Snake Creek Gap #3-18th 4:06:01

*Denotes injury, mechanical, or wreck.

Goals

My goals for next year are to win the overall series jersey for TN in Cat 2 30-39, win the state championship race, and ride the Black Bear Rampage in the SS class under 3 hours 30 minutes; a 20 minute improvement.

Media Exposure / Publicity

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Events & Results

Past Events & Results
03/25/12 Chickasaw Trace Classic Cat 2 Men 30-39 9th
03/11/12 Booker T Washington XC Cat 2 Men 30-39 7th
03/10/12 Booker T Washington Time Trial and Short Track Cat 2 Men 30-39 2nd
03/03/12 Snake Creek Gap Time Trial #3 Singlespeed Men 34 miles 18th
02/04/12 Snake Creek Gap #2 Men's Singlespeed 34 Mile 17th
01/07/12 Snake Creek Gap #1 Men's Singlespeed 34 Mile 18th
06/01/13 Bump 'N Grind PRO XCT Men Singlespeed Cross Country 7th
04/07/12 6 Hours of Warrior Creek Solo Male Open 46th
03/10/12 Booker T Washington Time Trial and Short Track Cat 2 Men 30-39 2nd
Upcoming Events
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Stats / Fun Facts

Sessioned 5 Spots in 3 States, 2 Countries and 1 Sport.
Been to 22 Events at 14 Spots, in 3 States and 2 Countries
Posted 28 Results in 8 Classes, with a 4th place average
Sports: Mountain Bike
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