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Lincoln-Salem Tri

posted on Jun 20 2015 by Martin Gruebele

The short reported by Martin: Sean and I headed out to Petersburg near Springfield. I did the Stovepipe Sprint Tri, he did the Railbreaker Olympic Tri. Sean got 2nd in age group, I came in for the overall bronze trophy. Good day at the office.

Brevet Week = 756 miles

posted on Jun 05 2015 by Martin Gruebele

Jay, Martin and Ryan had to complete a 200k, 400k, and 600k brevet to qualify for Paris Brest Paris. We rode the 756 miles in 55 hours (with a break on Wednesday between the 400 and 600), about 10 hours ahead of the pack. Photo: the leaders after the 200k.

May Madness Sprint Triathlon

posted on May 11 2015 by Nick Paulson

The May Madness sprint tri is held each spring at Lake Sara beach near Effingham, IL.  Four Wild Cards – Martin, Ryan, Suzanne, and Nick - headed down for the race this year for a painful hour+ brick as an early season fitness check. The 400m swim is a single loop in Lake Sara, followed by 13 mile bike and 5k run courses which are both flat and fast out-and-backs.  All four of us took AG podiums, and Suzanne was first overall female.

Urbana Demolition Derby

posted on May 07 2015 by Chris Kirkham

 

In the 4/5’s, I crashed in turn 2 of the 2nd lap.  The field was beginning to split and I tried to bomb the turn at 28mph while another XXX rider decided to take the turn at about 17mph and then run his line wide all the way into the curb. 

UGP 4/5: Crash
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_7ROrdU_3A

2015 Urbana Grand Prix - Cat 4/5 and 3/4 - Ryan Harden

posted on May 05 2015 by Ryan Harden

My race report(s) are kind of boring.

Calvin's 12 hour race

posted on May 03 2015 by Martin Gruebele

Reported by Martin. Jay Yost, Ryan Linne and I headed to Springfield (OH) to race Calvin's 12 hour race during the Urbana Grand Prix. We napped at a Super 8 and headed to the race start to set up coolers at 5:30 AM (4:30 AM CDT, yikes!). The race started promptly at 7, and a huge peloton initially kept a 24+ mph pace, made possible thanks to the mild weather (50-75 F, 5-10 mph wind). A PR day for sure.

The Le Claire 300k brevet

posted on Apr 28 2015 by Martin Gruebele

Reported by Martin. The short: Ryan Linne and I headed up to Le Claire, Iowa, to ‘race’ a 187 mile brevet. Starting conditions in Le Claire: 38 F, 25 mph icy-cold rainstorm. Only 4 insane riders showed up, the rest bailed.

2015 Hillsboro Roubaix - Cat 4 - Ryan Harden

posted on Apr 19 2015 by Ryan Harden

Overall my race was okay. A botched clip-in at the start forced me to spend too much time in the second half of the pack the first lap. Did a lot of yoyoing/wasting energy before I decided to move up. I sat in the top 10 of the pack for the last third of the first lap. I was feeling pretty good at this point. 

Tyler attacked on the climb and I hung until about half way when I started to drift back. I maintained contact until about halfway through the bricks and drifted back 25M or so.

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