Nine times out of ten you will find Bender Bros training together around Salt Lake City. If you see us please stop and say hello. Fortunately for Jeff, his job at Gear Rush as the shipping manager allows for him to get all of his training in during his lunch break. Tom owns and runs a small company called Flint Design Studios which allows him to also do all of his training during his lunch hours. We are unsure how we got so fortunate but we sure enjoy having this break together during the day.
Towards the end of May we took a quick trip back home to Northern IL to visit with friends and family. During this trip we were able to bring our bikes back with us and keep the training going full speed ahead. Only a little time was spent in IL before we headed up to one of our favorite areas in the Midwest called Hayward, Wisconsin. For those of you who aren't familiar this is in an area called the Chequamegon National Forest. This is also where one of our favorite races of the year is held called the Chequamegon Fat Tire Race. This area is a mountain bikers paradise, there is an endless amount of tacky single track that you can get lost in all day long.