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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.


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,


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

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, and Jay and Ryan came in together in 68 hours, 12 minutes.

Stoneman and Route 66

posted on Jul 27 2015 by Martin Gruebele

​Martin’s short version: Sean did a half iron in Springfield and I did a sprint (my excuse: my right foot still hurts). Sean set a new PR at 5:08, and I came in 1st in age group, 8/157 overall. A funny thing happened on the way to the forum, though…


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