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RAAM report – Race Across America

posted on Aug 06 2016 by Martin Gruebele

The racer’s report

The Honey Badger, with crew members Harry, Roy, Julie, Lana, Greg and Ed set out on the 3089 mi. road race across the US on June 14 in Oceanside, and crossed the finish line as the Masters Champion on June 25 in Annapolis. Photo: Parade finish in Annapolis.

Track season update & keirin state champs report

posted on Aug 05 2016 by Chris Kirkham

I think I’ve had a very successful first year on the track.  I got 2nd in a points race on my very first race day in the 5s, and on my first day in cat 4, I won a race, beating out a very strong guy who is a cat 3 on the road (with the points to be a 2) who has won over half his races on the track.  I told myself that this season was about getting experience and seeing which events I like, and which I’m good at.  I hoped that I would be better at the endurance events (scratch, points, elimination, etc.) as that wouldn’t require me to make many changes to my training routine.  Ho

#2 300k brevet report

posted on May 24 2016 by Martin Gruebele

Reported by Martin: A second 189-mile brevet organized in Eldridge, Iowa by Michael Fox. I came in first, this time riding 9:59 + control stops with 11,000 feet of climbing , 10 minutes faster than in April. Consistency. Photo: Matt on left, Martin on right.

Brevet report from Iowa

posted on Apr 26 2016 by Martin Gruebele

(Reported by Martin) On Thursday I assembled my new superbike, on Friday I rode it with Jay for 80 miles to make sure it would not fall apart, and on Saturday was its first real test: a 300k (189 mile) brevet organized by Mike Fox in Eldridge, Iowa.

CICA's 2016 Dirty Mudd'r

posted on Apr 25 2016 by Kelley Wegeng

CICA's 5th Annual Dirty Mudd'r was my second attempt at a non-local gravel race (the first attempt having been the 2015 Gravel Grovel, which was wet, muddy, and miserable). I've been training a lot and I was gunning to win. 

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. 

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