Happy Trails is there for the short track (8/12 hour) and the endurance (24 hour) athlete. Having crewed for eleven 24 hour races and six 8 and 12 hour races I have what it takes to keep you racing and on the podium.
Supporting multiple racers per event is not a problem. ALL of the racers I have supported have stood on the podium. One exception, a single 'DNF' due to a medical, not a mechanical. You must be ready to race as I will push you to your limits.
Happy Trails doesn't intend to replace your local bike shop, but to supplement their services on site. I'm there for the triage, the things you forgot to do pre-event, or didn't have time to do. I'm there for you.
I have supported XC Mountain Bike races, Cyclocross races, Crit races, Centuries, and Charity rides. Whatever, and wherever a cyclist needs I have also occasionally helped the random roadside cyclist in need on the roadway. I can't see a cyclist in need without offering to help.
I'm Pete Tipshus. I started cycling in 1979. Road at first, then I purchased my first mountain bike in 1983 and never looked back to skinny tires. I've been a mountain biker ever since. I have completed numerous centuries, quite a few cross country mountain bike races, a few tours, and a whole bunch of long days in the saddle.
I started working in the cycling industry part time in 2005 and went full time in 2006. I have completed numerous tech classes from Specialized, Trek, Cannondale, Shimano, and SRAM. It is an ever evolving industry to say the least.
I love to fix bikes, lately more than ride them. It's very rewarding to keep the racers and cyclists in their respective events. When someone comes up to me at the end of a race to thank me for helping them finish and ultimately help them complete a series on top, it really doesn't get any better for me. At the end of the day, I'm not real sure who's winning - the rider or me. I've met the best of people and made the best of friends.