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2015 Mid American Time Trial Series

posted on Nov 19 2015 by Jim Pirzyk

The 2015 Time Trial season started off in January with a series of indoor TTs. Being my first full year participating in the series, one of my goals was to complete the requisite 10 races to be considered in the standings. I was able to compete in all 4 indoor TTs (including the storm hampered Super Bowl Sunday race) but my results were less than stellar. I seem to get slower than the previous race. This would turn into less of an issue for me as they only count your best 2 indoor races in the season standings.

Border Wars!

posted on Oct 06 2015 by Scott Dahman

Short version: Suzanne kicks ass. Scott is really good at race logistics, like loading bikes onto cars and finding the best post-race junk food.

PodiumCombined

Podiums Baby! Women's Elite and Aquabike

Hopkins Park Cross

posted on Oct 05 2015 by Kelley Wegeng

On Sunday, October 4 a few of us Wild Cards went up to DeKalb, Illinois, for the second race in the Chicago Cross Cup series, Hopkins Park CX. I went into it not expecting or hoping for much, despite Kyle's guarantee that in a bigger field there would be more women with whom I had a chance at competing. Last year I won the Heart of Illinois Women's Category 4 Series just for showing up to all six races - I was last in every single race and was fully expecting to be last again. 

Ironman Chattanooga

posted on Oct 01 2015 by Martin Gruebele

The short: Crash! (Photo: A confident smile on the bike at mile 70 was replaced 5 minutes later with multiple fractures and a collapsed lung, necessitating hospitalization.)

Wild(west)Card Weekend CX Report - TRP Ogden CX

posted on Sep 23 2015 by Aaron Lael

Greetings from the land of Mormons and mountains,

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Tri the Illini 2015

posted on Sep 23 2015 by Scott Dahman



Meg and Rikki staying loose before the race

The racing season is winding down, save for CX and a few long-distance triathlons, and the crispness of fall is in the air. It must be time for Tri the Illini, a race noted for its proximity and accessibility to beginner and elite triathletes alike.

Litchfield Tri

posted on Sep 13 2015 by Martin Gruebele

​Martin’s short report: Ron Hoyne and I headed out to Litchfield S of Springfield to race a sprint tri: 400 m swim, 13 mi. bike, 5k run. The weather was perfect, and I finished 3d overall, and Ron 1st in age group. Photo: hanging out at the finish.

2015 Michigan Titanium: cursed!

posted on Aug 24 2015 by Scott Dahman

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Suzanne and Scott at Versluis Lake Swim Course

Suzanne and Scott headed to suburban Grand Rapids for the Michigan Titanium full aquabike race. Aquabike = triathlon - run = swim, bike, done! Full means 2.4 mile swim and 112 mile bike: Ironman without the pesky marathon at the end.

Paris-Brest-Paris, a 765 mile randonnée

posted on Aug 21 2015 by Martin Gruebele

Reported by Martin and Ryan: Jay, Ryan and Martin flew to Paris to ride PBP, the world’s oldest still ongoing bike race, which is now a randonnée for amateurs. Martin finished in 57 hours 50 minutes (7th/451 Americans), and Jay and Ryan came in together in 68 hours, 12 minutes.

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