In case you’re unfamiliar with the Crusher in the Tushar, it’s a long road/gravel bike race with a “fair” amount of climbing (read: TONS).
It’s definitely one of those things to add to your roadie bucket list if you enjoy pain, high temperatures, and a party in the mountains. The race is held every year outside of Beaver, Utah.
Instead of racing the Crusher, a friend and I decided to pitch a tent at the top of the KOM climb and provide support in the form of beer hand-ups and photos. It turns out that after climbing almost 10k vertical feet on a gravel bike, you actually DON’T want to drink beer, though. Good thing Brian brought pickles too, because those were far more popular. Here’s a little promo video for the race, too.