Saturday, September 1, 2007
Karl R. just got back from masters nationals and had quite a time. In his own words:
"Back from Master Nats. Went all right, I learned a lot, and competed
ok. I guess it can be said that I beat some strong competition and
lost to some as well.
Kilo...as mentioned 4th.
Mechanical default on Points. Was in 3rd when I tore my crank of my
Sprints 4th. Greatest moment was a standing ovation for beating
McClain on cane creek clinchers. People loved it as I tried to tear
off my handle bars in a sprint with a photo finish to win 2 straight
from behind in the 1/4 finals to place.
Team Sprints 3rd. (Lacorte and I had a fun, tore it up on our second
effort and our third team member held it together for the second
In conclusion, there was some podium action for DC Racing. (Matt, I
have to share a quick story, while getting set for the kilo, I had
to listen to the officials give me shit for my sexy skin suit,
busting my ass while I'm trying to focus, whistling at me like I was
a piece of ass in a mini skirt, assholes I tell you. Literally cat
Anyways, thanks for all of your support. I entered as a nobody and
everyone on the team took a chance on a bulky red head on a black
conversion fixed gear on a winter team ride...I hope I made you
guys proud this year. Its been great!
Tyler & Mike, thanks for making this year come together. You served
as coaches and mentors answering a thousand questions a week on
gearing, repairs, and such.
Sam, thanks for your efforts to keep my bike together, week by week
dealing with my inquiries and requests.
And Tom...you were a great inspiration with all of your support. You
really gave me confidence as I grew as a rider, and your
personal words of wisdom meant very much. Your an outstanding
individual and it was a pleasure to have you there to support me.
My season is done boys. I don't think I have the necessary skill for
elite nationals this year, but Im getting there week by week.
I'm beat. A weekend of rest, and I hope to see everyone on Monday,
though I'm not sure I will race, nats was hard on the body.
Everyone have a great weekend.
I'm out for a cold one....ahhhhhh!"
Well Done Karl! Well Done!
IN OTHER NEWS...
Will Upgraded to 3 on the track in a very hard fought finale at the Kissena Wed. night series. Not only did he upgrade but he also won the b series for the year!
Jesse G. Has been riding like an animal and got his upgrade to cat 3 on the road, good luck Jesse!
Todd also got his cat 3 upgrade on track. Boy, not too many cat 4's left. i better do something about that!
Tyler has had some great results at the track and some crits. He is in Nicaragua for the Vuelta currently.
Eugene D. has been TEARING UP the local tri scene and has been putting the local "pro" tri guys to shame with class that is beyond compare! Good job guys!!!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
well, this has been a fast summer so far! About half the team has upgraded to cat 3 in road and a handful of guys are now 3's on the track too! Congrats to all the freshly upgraded riders!
NY State Track championships were last weekend and just about everyone who raced got a medal! in my case, all i had to do was show up to the team sprint and take the silver! DC Racing co-hosted the event and it was a great success. Everyone got plenty of water and pasta salad on one of the hottest weekends of the year. Hopefully we can do many more of these next season.
Since State champs was also the nationals qualifier this means that a few of our riders are set to race at nationals. DC Racers to compete at the nations highest level? GOOD LUCK GUYS!!!
So only a few more races left this season, then we may all participate in some form of a social life again. Most of our Cat 3 guys are signed up for the Mengoni Grand Prix so hopefully there will be results even though it seems to be 'that part of the season'. I am sure most of the team will be excited to take a break but for me, with the shop slowing down a bit i will try my hand at cross racing. I cannot wait!!
So hopefully i will have time to update more often but who knows. I will probably be too busy training for The Bear Mtn. fall classic.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Just wanted to keep everyone hip. The team has been doing great at both Kissena and T-town with many wins and placements from Matt and Will and Jordan.
Karl has been busy winning every track race he enters as well as taking 1st in the Hartford Crit last month! THATS A BIG DEAL!!! Also he secured a spot among NYC's finest (no, not the police!) in the Empire State Games Qualifier..
Eugene D. Has decided that Shotput is more fun than cycling and can be seen throwing expensive equipment around FDR Park... He has also expressed interest in Ultimate Fighting Championships. Hopefully he will have time to continue his Tri and now track Dominance(yeah that has a capital D)!!!
Matt and Jordan have both Upgraded to Cat 3 on the road (Tyler too??) Things are going great! Todd, despite turning his knee into hamburger, has been doing great at Prospect Park...(sniffsniff) Do i smell another series victory??
New Member: Alex Graybeal. The Kid races for Columbia Colligiate (you bet i spelled that wrong!) And is a super nice guy. Hopefully he can get us some more placements in the Cat 4's now that we've had upgrades.
I will try to keep updates consistant but i am overwhelmed by work. Sorry to all the people and obligations i have neglected..
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Now that the 'new season smell' has faded and been replaced by pollen, we get down to the nitty gritty... Regional Races!
At Jiminy Peak Jordan got 6th at the top of the final climb. Bear Mtn. went well with Jordan getting 7th, Matt missing top 10 by one placing and Sam getting a (ahem) respectable 49th place..
At the track Karl haas been winning about every race he enters and Most of the other guys are doing very well! Matt, Will and Tyler are placing concistantly and Eugene placed in both his first and second track races ever!
Floyd Bennet Field has been a bit of a bust. DC Racing has been super active in the feild there but yet to see some results. This should change shorlty as Karl has just made his 4 upgrade. Sam has put in an upgrade to be a cat 3 crasher, he has the point and experience to fall with the best of themnow that he has lost ounces of flesh on the cheese grater we call Floyd...
Tyler is planning our event for the track this year which should take place around the first week of aug. Look for more info on that soon.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
It has been a busy few weeks for the guys here. Especially the trackies!
Last week Will got top placing at both T-Town ad Kissena!
Matt and Karl achieved total domination at T-town this sat. winning every race that they entered and by quite a margin from what i hear.
On sunday Todd M. won the spring series in the 3/4 cat. Later that day Will got 2nd and Matt third at Opening Weekend at Kissena Velodrome!
Great Work to all of you! Looking good in those new kits, by the way. With Jiminy Peak next week and Bear Mtn. the following, there will be no lack of races to attend...
I got my picture in the NY Times this, check out the article at this link:
click on the interactive window, go to Track scene.
Friday, April 27, 2007
With the weather getting really nice, 2 things have been happening.
a) Lots of training in preparation of upcoming events (bear, jimminy, Wed. night track series). Updates with results will come.
b) Lots of WORK! Less time to update team blogs. so here is a quick heads up on team results:
Battenkill-Roubaix: Todd 15th, Matt 15th.
Bethel: We lost the series due to bad weather and bad legs. Jordan got 2nd overall, Great Job!
NYC Spring Series: Todd is still in the lead.
Track: Will Got a 4th at T-town on the 14th of april and i think a 5th at Kissena the next weekend for the early spring races. Rad!
BTW, Are kits are here!!!