Dex Tooke


Every once in a while you run into someone that everyone seems to be drawn to. It could be the personality, the enthusiasm or maybe just that something you can’t quite put your finger on. It could even be distinctive orange framed glasses. Such is the case with Texan Dex Tooke, the ex -Triathlete and ex-Ultra runner and now Ultra Cycling Hall of Famer. If you’ve been to RAAM the past few years where he’s been a fixture as a racer or crew, or to any of the Texas Ultra Cup races, chances are you’ve had a conversation with Dex. [...]

Dex Tooke2023-04-03T19:35:27-07:00

Larry Schwartz


"I was fascinated with how far I could go under my own power." Ride, ride, and ride some more. After retiring as an Engineering Senior Manager for Worldcom, in 1999 at the age of 38 that’s what Larry Schwartz did. "The stock market’s ‘irrational exuberance’ was good to me." Larry was a Texas rider through and through. Although he lives just outside of Dallas in Wylie, he loved to ride the roads of the Texas hill country near Fredricksburg. In 2002, Larry logged 22,980 miles in the WUCA Mileage Challenge. He was leading the 2003 UMC when he was stuck [...]

Larry Schwartz2023-04-03T19:35:27-07:00

Pete Penseyres


“When I finished in 1986 I knew I had ridden my best solo attempt and could never duplicate that ride again.” Pete Penseyres setting the 1986 RAAM speed record of 15.40 mph. Records are made to be broken, but try as they might, no one has been able to cross the country on a bicycle faster than Pete Penseyres did almost 20 years ago. Penseyres set the solo transcontinental speed record of 15.40 mph in the 1986 Race Across AMerica. He’s also held a share of the transcontinental tandem record for 18 years – a time of 7 days, 14 [...]

Pete Penseyres2023-04-03T19:35:28-07:00
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