Driftless Dirt – Episode 6

Episode 6 – Mark Frise

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Josh sits down with Mark Frise who is a pioneer in U.S. pro road cycling and mountain biking. Mark was a multi-time participant is U.S. Nationals and World Championships in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Markwas also one of the first U.S. mountain bike professionals. In 1989, Mark was also one of four who made the first journey by bike to Nome Alaska by bike on the Iditarod Trail across Alaska.

RELATED SHOW LINKS

Brotherhood of Pain – the First Iditabike: http://sonic.net/~ckelly/Seekay/iditabike.htm
History of Winter Biking and Races in Alaska: http://www.alaskaultrasport.com/race%20history.html
Chequamegon History – Check out the 1985 battle between Mark Frise and Joe Murray: https://www.cheqmtb.com/event-info/festival-history/
Mark & Kathy Frise Adventure Racing: https://lacrossetribune.com/stories/sports/mark-and-kathy-frise-take-adventure-racing-to-new-heights/article_e26e27eb-b81d-592d-896c-4aeb355851b3.html
Bone Ride: http://archive.jsonline.com/blogs/lifestyle/31892529.html

ABOUT DRIFTLESS DIRT

Driftless Dirt is based out of La Crosse, WI which is nearly centered in the Driftless Area. The Driftless Area is a region of the Upper Midwest comprised of SW Wisconsin, NE Iowa, NW Illinois and SE Minnesota. Known for its steep jagged blufftops, massive rock outcroppings, rivers, and spring-fed streams, this area provides excellent topography for nearly all things outdoors. Spared from the glaciers of the last Ice Age, the steep peaks and valleys were formed.

While mostly unknown, the Driftless Region has a rich history in Mountain Biking spanning back to the mid 80’s. Paired with seemingly endless miles of paved and gravel roads, this area is a cyclists dream.

While cycling may be a large part of this show, we will also bring you the various aspects that make this area great.

ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, and doer of stuff – paired with Advocate, Builder of Trails and Community. Originally from La Crosse WI, Josh has been enjoying the outdoors, trails, and mountain bikes since a young age. Always curious and learning about better ways to improve trail users’ experiences. Josh is employed by WisDOT, and is the owner / operator of Evolution Trail Services.

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