Dec 28, 2009
Team Tortuga, Bloomington's longest running cycling team is taking applications for the 2010 season! All riders are welcome in the team that mainly caters to road racers but has included mountain bikers and triathletes in past years. 2009 saw another successful racing season from many riders with a excellent efforts particularly in both masters and womens racing.
In 2010 we will again be strong in both those areas but are also encouraging riders to join out Cat 3/4/5 squads. We have a number of experienced riders that are willing and able to give guidance and advice to newer riders notably Tom Saccone who has extenstive experience riding at Belgium in the 80s and Gary Palmer who is one of the top Master road racers in the US. We hope to develope 'squad' based racing where riders of similar category and encouraged to attend the same events and hope to provide financial incentive for this sort of collaboration.
Membership forms can be downloaded from Teamtortuga.org and can be submitted in the next couple of weeks. Membership benefits include-
- 2010 short sleeve Louis Garneau jersey
- Discounted other 2010 clothing (very good quality gear!)
- Paid entry fees for selected events for regular racers
- Free/ cheap entry into the Team Tortuga organized Downtown Bloomington Criterium which is again applying to host the Indiana State Crit Champs.
- Opportunities for product deals for tires and other consumables through sponsoring bike shop, Bikesmiths.
- Opportunities to join quality group rides throughout the year
If you have any questions then please email me at email@example.com. Get that application form in asap and see you out on the road!
Dec 23, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
Local Spring Highlights include-
3/13- Long Run RR- Louisville
3/21- Brown County RR
3/27- Little 500 Quals
3/31- Little 500 ITTs
4/3- Marian College Crit
4/10- Little 500 Miss N' Out
4/17- Little 500 Team Pursuit
4/17- Ceraland Joanna Daly Memorial Circuit Race
4/18- Mooresville Bob Jordan Circuit Race
4/23- Womens Little 500
4/24- Mens Little 500
4/24- McCormicks Creek Road Race (YouTube preview from 2008)
4/25- Eagle Creek Fast Crit
5/1 and 5/2- Fat and Skinny Tire Fest
5/8- Eagle Creek race (USAC)
5/9- Eagle Creek Traditional Crit (IRS)
Very Tentative date for the Bloomington Crit is 07/10/10.
Dec 11, 2009
Details from Brett Stewart- Marian University is hosting its FIRST Indoor Time
Trial Series December 19th! Each participant will compete against the clock
on their own road or TT bikes attached to our electronic trainers
(Computrainers). 8 riders will ride at a time on the Computrainer
multi-rider system! Test your winter fitness and take a gander at the latest in
Zipp high speed weaponry at Marian University's first indoor cycling event!
Warm up on the most realistic feeling roller set on the market with
TruTrainer or if you prefer, feel free to use CycleOp's "400 Pro Indoor"
spin bike. Take a look at the flyer and sign up at TrueSport.com.
Send this on to your riding buddies?.this is a great way to get cycling
enthusiasts into competition. Spread the word and come have some fun! See
attached flyer for more details!
Dec 8, 2009
As expected Fred Rose won the 35+ masters title and his better half Elizabeth Cobb maintained her 3rd overall in the W3/4. A great season of racing by many Bton and IN-based riders! The DRT-consulting team based out of the RevB+B saw Nicole Borem take the Womens Overall title whilst Messer, Knapp, Hamilton and Sherer showed that Bton is becoming THE place to be for Midwest Cx race talent! I'm excited for BloomingCross already!!
Dec 5, 2009
Fred Rose has an unassailable lead in the Master 35+ competition whilst Elizabeth Cobb and Zach Edwards are assured of top 3 and top 5 finishes in their respective divisions (womens 3/4 and elite). With a good ride Adam Rodkey could move into 2nd position in the Cat3 series even if the overall win is out of reach. OVCX wins for Mike Sherer, Ryan Knapp, Pam Loebig, Ryan Shanahan, Don Galligher, Rose and Rodkey together with the inaugural Bloomingcross has made it a great year of OVCX racing for Bloomingtonites. Look out for the famed Underground CX series to start soon to keep the competitive juices flowing until road season (watch this space!).
Dec 1, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
Elsewhere Ryan Knapp was also back in action down in NC (together with The Mexler) where he added to his haul of UCI points!
The Brookside Park venue is awesome for CX and check out some photos from the stairs during the Eite Race (+ Ryan S and his unusual carrying style!)
Nov 20, 2009
Nov 18, 2009
There will be a Little 500 race tape viewing tonight at 7:30 pm in Psychology 100 and
101 for anyone who is interested; current riders, prospective riders, past riders. We
will be showing the 2009 men's and women's races, and there will be pizza! Bring your
team, bring your friends and let's watch the race!
This should be fun! Laugh when the announcers fail to mention Pi Phi when they cross the line in first place! Cry when the Cutters claw their way back from a half-lap deficit! Puzzle over your teams 2010 tactics to win the race!
Nov 17, 2009
Nov 16, 2009
Rose in action earlier in the year
Nov 14, 2009
1. Riding outside is more beneficial than being stuck indoors
2. December fitness will be higher throughout all teams
3. Winter will arrive but maybe shorter than usual
4. Bike fitness in general declines throughout the winter
5. Shorter winter means fitness declines will be less
6. Only the Cutters ride in the winter, allowed better maintenance of fitness
7. Other teams arrive in spring fitter than usual
Unseasonally good weather= DISADVANTAGE CUTTERS!
LITTLE 500 2010- IT'S A RACE AGAIN!!!!
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
Results here along with a bunch of very pictures that can't be stolen off of the website!
Nov 6, 2009
Sunday, November 8th
Bill Armstrong Stadium
They will be working on exchanges but also for those that have attended the previous rookie clinic we will also work on pack riding and pacelines. After the rookie clinic there is a rider social for anyone and everyone. Pizza, outdoor games, music, playing around on the track, etc. From 4:30-whenever.
The question is whether you have to be a current L5 rider to get the free pizza and ride on the track? I can see many sad alumni coming to Bloomington to have a chance at throwing out a few hot laps for old times sake!
Nov 4, 2009
The #2 race of The Indiana Cyclocross Series is this Saturday ! Located at
The Major Taylor Velodrome, the action will start at 10:30am, with the
1/2/3 race going off at 2pm. Race details are on Truesport ( to pre-register ) and on the race blog http://www.hoosiercrossatmtv.wordpress.com/ .
This is an excellent venue to race and watch racing. Bring your cowbell,
trombone, whistle, and beverages of choice and hang out. Its going to
be a great time...ride your bike over/drive the family over/parachute in,
whatever works for you! Its going to be nice out this weekend.
A big thanks in advance to our sponsors and the crew of volunteers who
make this race possible: Zipp, Cannondale, Hammer Nutrition, Kona, Nuvo
Magazine, DG bicycles, Nebo Ridge, Fox, Indie Bike, Trek and Luna Music.
Nov 3, 2009
Tuesday- Womens Group Ride @ 3pm, Wilcox House
Wednesday (tentative)- Fast paced ride @ 4pm, Samples Gates (this ride is in limbo at the moment as nominal leader Matt Neib;er has some injury). That doesn't stop other riders jumping into the void to lead the group out of town if they wish- comment here if you're willing to do that.
Thursday- Revolution B+B shop ride @ 4pm. Moderate pace. Approx 30miles contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more detail.
Friday- IUCC no drop social group ride @ 3.30pm ,Sample Gates
Sunday- IUCC moderately paced group ride @ Noon, Sample Gates
Check out www.twitter.com/bloomingtonride for more detail in 140 characters!
Oct 29, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
USGP- A small group of Bloomington riders made the trip away from the Hilly to the big CX races saturday and sunday in Louisville. Andy Messer and Fred Rose put up strong showings in the Masters race, Scott Catanzaro and Ryan Preske continued to improve in the cat 4s whilst the Kiel brothers continue to find their form for Collegiate CX in the Cat2/3 races. The biggest surprise that Erik Hamilton only won ONE race at the weekend! I can only imagine a mechanical issue stopped Erik following up his saturday Cat 2/3win in the sunday race!
Oct 27, 2009
There is a new Bloomington Ride Twitter! This is a resource for people to
find rides to go on, hopefully every day of the week. It's BloomingtonRide (link is
http://twitter.com/BloomingtonRide) and we'll be using it to post ride info. Furthermore Riders Council finalized a fall riding schedule with Rookie Rides leaving Mon/Wed at 12:15pm,
Tuesday at 12:00pm (noon) and Thursday at 12:30pm all leaving from the Wilcox House. Matt Neibler has agreed to lead a Wednesday ride (IUCC) that will be a fast paced group ride (similar to Wed. Worlds) leaving from Sample Gates at 4:00pm. There is also an IUCC Social Ride Fridays at 3:30pm from Sample Gates and a Sunday group ride at 12:00pm (noon) from Sample Gates.
Oct 23, 2009
A- Pay Attention in the Feed Zone. The course to this point is pretty vanilla so there will be a big group together. This is a real danger zone with recumbulators stopping in the middle of the road and newly beclipped riders falling over. The ride can't be won here but it can be lost, pay attention of errant riders and surprise attacks.
B- Solisberry Hill, stay left. The first major rendezvous and the winning break often will slip away here (as it did last year with Rose, Palmer and others). Beware of Joe Slows tipping over so stay left for safety!
C- The 5 bitches. The hardest portion of the ride with relentless climbing. Sit in the wheels and save energy.
D- Lunch. Usually a lull in the action but some riders might make like Lance-at-Leadville move and cruise through the stop so be vigilant.
E- Cemetery Hill. After a long portion of rollers the tight turn into a steepish uphill can cause havoc to tired riders. The constant false flats following the initial ramp can sting!
F- Watertower hill- the launch pad. Just 2 miles from the finish this is the classic attack point. Go hard at the base to get away solo or attack over the top to prise a small group away to contest the finish
G- Finishing drag. A fast drop off the water tower turns into a long grind up toward the school. Don't jump too early and leave your effort on the road.
Gilbert giving his impression on your author on the Watertower...maybe!
Oct 21, 2009
Last year a huge group rolled out from Bloomington both mornings and it'd be great to do that again. Therefore after a few consultations the plan appears to be to meet at Soma at 9am on both mornings before riding out to intercept the route after which people can find their own pace! The weather will be a little chill but as ever it'll be a fun time!
Oct 20, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
Just wanted to let you know that I'll be teaching an eight-week CycleFit class called Little 500 Power Training. It begins tomorrow and goes ever Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm.
The spin bikes at the SRSC have cadence, power, and heart rate, all great tools for getting the best workout possible. This class would be beneficial to students training for Little5 and for anyone who takes riding seriously.
Here is the schedule and more information... http://www.iurecsports.org/cycle_fit_fall . If you’re interested, stop by the Member Services Desk at the SRSC to sign up. Please email me at email@example.com or call Member Services at 855-7772 if you have any questions
Truesport Race report
BVN race report-
The inaugural BloomingCross cyclo-cross race was held in near perfect autumnal conditions at the Twin Lakes Sports Complex in Bloomington on Sunday 18th October. The race also marked the first event in the fall-long Indiana Cyclo-cross series. Racing continued from mid-morning to late-afternoon with a series of categorized races in which Cat 4 racers represent beginners while Cat 1 racers are experienced national caliber performers. The early races were dominated by the Louisville-based junior Red Zone team with Andrew Dillman, Luke Haley and John Francisco winning the Category 3, Cat 4 and Junior races respectively. Later in the morning Pam Loebig, local resident and Little 500 race director, prevailed in the Womens Category 3/4 race. Adam Rodkey continued his recent strong performances with a solid 3rd place in the Cat3 race. Ryan Shanahan took off the TT-helmet and rolled almost bare-chested to a victory in the Cat 4 masters race!
Pam on the way to victory
The morning dew had burnt off as the Elite riders took to the course with first blood in these highly competitive races going to Bloomington resident Fred Rose who was the Elite Masters champion. One of the title sponsors for BloomingCross is the Direct Result Training (DRT) coaching service and so it was appropriate that one of the DRT sponsored riders, Nicole Borem was the victor in the Elite Womens race. She got the better of Cincinnati based Amanda Mackey who was one of the many racers who traveled to Bloomington from across state lines.
The final event of the day was elite men’s race that played out as a battle between two riders with differing cyclo-cross pedigrees. Experienced Mitchell Kersting (Bob Red Mill) took an early lead and although never headed was pushed throughout the race by cyclo-cross neophyte Erik Hamilton. Erik, who rides for the NUVO-Cultural Trail Team, is a growing talent for whom a big win is surely just around the corner! Local DRT racers Andy Messer and Zach Edwards both finished within the top ten.
Zach Edwards sprinting at the start of the Cat1/2 race.
Andy Messer rolled in 7th
Hamilton tearing it up for 2nd!
Oct 13, 2009
Sunday is the Ohio Valley Cyclocross race in Bloomington. This is a BIG event with likely 300+ riders coming into town to race CX. Please come out to race or spectate or even better to help out with the event. If you can help out with set-up or marshaling I'm sure organizers Andy Messer and Ryan Knapp will be pleased to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration ends on friday evening at 10pm and will save you $10. Race Flyer here.
Oct 12, 2009
It's a shame that Scott Catanzaro is a grad student because he would be the man to lift Delta-Chi back to relevance! If anyone has any insight then please comment below.
Oct 8, 2009
Street Sprint Results are published here.
Oct 6, 2009
Results to follow when they get published!
of the ride is at 9:00am. We will be using this route to make our way back down
to Bloomington: http://www.mapmyride.com/view_route?r=550125242069063427.
The cost for participation will be $30, which includes lunch.
Fred Rose giving it the full gas (photo- Tom Moran)
Elsewhere, in Dekalb IL Mike Sherer took his third win of the year whilst Pam Loebig snared another top 5 position in the Womens 1/2/3 race. Things are bubbling up nicely for a big showdown in the BloomingCross OVCX race on Oct 18th!
Oct 2, 2009
After a steady warm up pace-line lap the speed picked up to leave about 15 riders in contention for the ‘win’. Apologies for missing anyone but riders Mercer, O’ Hara, Neibler, Naegeli, Quay, Bortz, Templeman, Golas, and mighty Team Phi Delt (Burnworth, West, Kain, Sovinski, Blackwell) kept the pace pretty high with no breaks able to squeeze away from the group. On the final lap over the top of the ‘rise’ a promising duo of Templeman and Golas snuck away. The rest of the group was waiting and watching allowing Naegeli to jump across to make a trio up front with a few seconds lead going into the top corner. The impetus of the break was compromised when Templeman decided he’d had enough and turned for home! Naegeli tried to go it along but was run down with a few turns to go. There was some confusion before Team PDT took the reins with Burnworth tapping the hip taking Kain and West toward the front. Finally it was a drag race between Mercer and West with the Phi Psi Mercer taking the win. Look for West to get some revenge on Monday at the street sprints! It was a satisfying end to the year’s efforts so we’ll see you all next year the week or so after daylight saving starts!
Oct 1, 2009
1. I am selling my TT bike that is in excellent condition and am unloading for $1,250. I also have a TT helmet that I will include for an extra $100. Specialized Transition Comp Tie trial bike with Vision TT Bars, Specialized TT seat, Thompson seat post, Shimano Ultegra breaks, Shimano Ultegra front detailer, Shimano Dura-ace (DA) shifters, DA 11-23 cassette, DA rear detailer and DA TT crank with 54/42 chain rings-175 length for more power and speed. The wheels are Mavic Cosmic Elite (high profile rim), continental tires. Frame size is a 56 so is a good fit for a rider 5'9--6'1". This bike could be pieced out for a profit. It would also be a great deal for someone interested in picking up some time.
2. I am also selling my 2007 Zipp 404s for $1,500 with tires, wheel bag, Dura-ace cassette (11-25) and an extra tubular tire. Great Deal.
Sep 30, 2009
Photo from pezcyclingnews.com
Oct 5th- 4-6pm Street Sprint on Upper Jordan Ave.
Third year for this popular event when riders battle it out over a 200 meter course in bracket style action that funnels down to an exciting final heat! Defending champs- Ali Camara and Jackie Moeller
Oct 11th- A day at the Armstrong Stadium.
11am- Cyclocross on Little 5 bikes around the track, over haybales and up and down stairs. The first lap of the Mens event is one of the funniest things you'll ever see as riders approach the first haybale and realize they don't know how to get off the bike! Crunch!!
3-6pm- Individual Time Trials. None of your 4 lap wimpy spring ITTs here. There'll be 4 riders on the track for an epic 10 laps (2.5miles) that could see people lapped and lapped some more!
Download the registration form here
Road Worlds- 5.30pm Sample Gates. Approx 6pm at 446 circuit. 6 laps including the first 'paceline practice' lap. Final 'official' worlds of the year and there will be a $10 Bikesmiths gift certificate for the most aggressive (but safe) rider!
Sep 28, 2009
I would be very appreciative if you would be willing to post about my stolen bike. It is a white 2007 little 5 bike with no decals on it but a thin, black "Bloomington Indiana" decal on the rear chainstay. The bike has a Mongoose crank, grey and red San Marco saddle, black bar tape with red tape on the end, and easton handlebar caps. It was stolen from east campus this weekend. I love this bike and really want/need it back. Any info about its whereabouts would be greatly appreciated!
Please contact James: email@example.com
Sep 27, 2009
Sep 26, 2009
There was a clear sense of nervousness as Beanblossom hill approached and rightly so as the group shattered on the big hill. DaveRR lead to the base of the climb before Kaleb Naegeli took over the pace on the steep early ramp. However the true hammer came from Adam Mercer and Matt Neibler who cruised away from the rest of the group. They didn’t persist with their attack which enabled a heavy-breathing quintet including DaveRR, Naegeli, Chris Hill and Greg Vortz to bridge up and keep the pace high to prevent any of the chasing riders joining back up.
Hindustan was to make a further selection and so it was that Mercer, Neibler and DRR moved ahead, working well together and staying out front in the lead up to the final sprint. DRR lead it out but it was Neibler for the second week in a row who took the win!
Next week is the final ‘official’ Wednesday worlds of the year out at the 446 circuit. To mark such a special occasion there will be a $10 BikeSmiths gift certificate to the most aggressive rider as judged completely subjectively by BVN! Lets all pull through, keep it safe and have a great ride!
Sep 25, 2009
No racing so GO RIDE!! It's gonna be cold soon! If you want a long steady ride meet up with the BBC at 9am at Bryan Park Pool parking lot. They're riding the 80+miles Bloomfield Covered Bridge ride- it's a good 'un!
Sep 22, 2009
Cross Worlds- 5.30pm at the Gates. A message from Erik Hamilton- 'We are moving tomorrow's worlds to the Twin Lakes sports complex. This is where the Oct 18th OVCX race will be and we want to try and break in the course. We will still meet at the gates at 5:30 and will try and wait to start the racing so that everyone has a chance to get out there. See everyone tomorrow!! Let me know if you need directions or anything'
Sep 21, 2009
Ryan Knapp headed East to pick up some all important UCI points and came away from PA and Baltimore with 18 of those beauties! These become important once the first world rankings are published on Oct 5th. Points won in the US are just the same as those won in the CX hot bed of Belgium (on Sunday Ryan won the same number of points as Radomir Simunek!) and they determine the starting grid at UCI races which can be very very important!
USA Cycling Track champs are next weekend in Trexlertown PA and there was a final warmup event at Mayor Taylor Velodrome this past weekend. It was basically a Marian University benefit event but Eric Young tried to hold back the tide and did pretty good! He's off to PA next week to try and win a medal or two! My question? Where are the rest of the IU riders?
Sep 18, 2009
Friday we will do the weekly social ride at 3:30PM. However, this Friday we
will be meeting at Sample Gates instead of Revolution. This is a more
central and well known location. The ride will be slower paced, we will be
regrouping after climbs, and the route will have a split so that you can go
on a shorter or a longer distance.
In addition to the Friday afternoon social ride, IUCC will also be hosting a
longer distance and slightly faster pace Sunday ride. The ride will leave
from Sample Gates at noon. I know it is football season so the club officers
where trying to find a time that worked well around those schedules.
Hopefully we can all still sleep in on Sunday Morning and make it back in
time for the days games.
Sep 17, 2009
Sept 19th-20th- Huntington Challenge. Two day race/ ride over many gravel roads in Northern Indiana. Register online before 9pm this evening.
October 17th- The True Hilly Hundred. 100mile ride organized by Jake Rytlewski that takes in many gravel roads in Morgan, Monroe and Brown counties. Free!
November 27th- The Gravel Grovel. 100km race mostly on gravel roads through Hoosier National Forest starting in Nashville IN. The day after Thanksgiving- Register here.
Sep 16, 2009
I’m trying to plan a big group century for this Saturday. I have a bit of a group together so far but more riders are always welcome! We’re going to meet at Sample Gates at 10:00am and the plan is to do the Nashville 90 (before road construction starts). The weather is supposed to be excellent. We’re gonna run a moderate pace and just have some fun. .
Thanks to Carl Field for bringing out this camera.
Results are in a previous post.
Ryan Shanahan, Fastest Overall and Best Over-30.
Randi Cox, Best Female
Matt Neibler, Best Frat
suck it up!
Road Worlds- 5.30pm Gates, 6pm 446 Circuit. 5/6laps. I was thinking we could take the first lap as a pace-line riding training exercise as after the last couple of weeks of WW it's clear to me that many people are unfamiliar with proper pace-line technique. This would be the ideal opportunity to teach riders to 'correct' way to go about this important aspect of group riding.
Sep 15, 2009
Remarkably the course record was beaten by three riders each of which rocked a TT rig with skinsuit! Clearly the downhill and false flat portions of the course are not to be forgotten! So it was Adam Rodkey in 3rd with 5m23s, defending champ Ren-jay Shei in 2nd with 5m16s and Ryan Shanahan who roared to victory with a remarkable 5m14s! Could the 5minute mark really be under threat next year??
Ryan also won the Over 30 division whilst Matt Neibler won the Frat division and was 5th overall with a rapid 5m31 (that would have won the inaugural event in 2007). Randi Cox was able to successfully defend the Womens title!
- Ryan Shanahan- 5m14s
- Ren-Jay Shei- 5m16s
- Adam Rodkey- 5m23
- Randi Cox- 6m54s
- Pam Loebig- 7m08s
- Kathleen Grigg- 7m11s
- Matt Neibler- 5m31s
- Pat O'Hara- 5m42s
- Will McDermott- 5m47s
- Ryan Shanahan- 5m14s
- Adam Rodkey- 5m23s
- Andy Messer- 5m40s
- Ryan Shanahan- 5m14
- Ren-jay Shei- 5m16
- Adam Rodkey- 5m23
- Mike Sherer- 5m29
- Matt Neibler- 5m31
- Jonathan Atwell- 5m34
- Andy Messer- 5m40
- Pat O'Hara- 5m42
- Will McDermott- 5m47
- Jordan Bailey- 5m50
- Tomasz Golas- 5m53
- Ryan Meneghin- 5m54
- RJ Stuart- 5m54
- Chris Beck- 5m57
- Stephen Quay- 5m59
- Tom Cox- 6m03
- Brant Powell- 6m05
- Trey Richardson- 6m09
- Kaleb Naegeli- 6m10
- Ryan Preske- 6m12
- Brent Nowinski- 6m14
- Mike Waymire- 6m18
- Chris West- 6m19
- Jan Byers-Gamber- 6m22
- Chris Arvin- 6m28
- Greg Vortz- 6m30
- Nichel Navkal- 6m33
- Chris Bonham- 6m37
- Jake Rowland- 6m39
- Randi Cox- 6m54
- Tim Mickleborough- 6m54
- Pam Loebig- 7m08
- Kathleen Grigg- 7m11
- Joel Mickleborough- 7m17
The Trophies are in and the event is this evening. Sign in at the top of the Pinegrove climb (see location in previous post) anytime between 6- 6.30pm. First rider will start from the bottom of the hill at approx 6.30pm. Riders will start every 30s or minute depending on number of participants. Course Record is 5m25s (RJ Shei) and trophies for 1st Male, 1st Female, 1st Over 30 and 1st current Frat-boy! Come on out it'll be a (painful) blast
Sep 14, 2009
The bonus this year is that there is a Bloomington OVCX race in '09. Ryan Knapp and Andy Messer (sorry if I missed anyone) are organizing an event on October 18th at the Twin Lakes complex out of West 2nd street. Look out for much more to come on this event as we get closer! It should be a blast!
Sep 11, 2009
1st Over 30
Sep 10, 2009
> 'Ind. 135 is set to get needed maintenance starting Monday. The stretch of highway in Jackson County from U.S. 50 to the Brown County line will get chip seal and fog seal treatments, stated an Indiana Department of Transportation news release.
> The 13-mile project will result in lane restrictions. The work is
expected to take a couple of weeks, and will be done on weekdays during
daylight hours. Flaggers will control traffic during the process'
Of course when I say Little 500 'Teams' putting in the big miles I just mean the Cutters because no-one else rides in the winter right?
Sep 8, 2009
Cross Worlds- Tailgate fields- 'race' starts at around 6.15p
Road Worlds- Buskirk-Paragon Loop. Due to shitty state of Bottom Road we'll loop over to Paragon Road via Old 37- Chambers- across SR37- Dittemore- Buskirk- regular Paragon loop. We rode it earlier in the year and the big hill on Buskirk didn't split things up more than the hill into the forest usually does. It's a good route but please don't race across Sr37!!
Sep 4, 2009
Hey everyone, this Friday there will be a social road ride leaving from
Revolution bike shop at 3:30PM. It will probably be about 30 miles. We will
stay together/regroup when necessary. If you are new need directions the
address is on Revolutions website,
http://www.revolutionbikeandbean.com/contact.htm. However, it is just on
east 10th st. and you should not have much of a problem.
Sep 3, 2009
Mens Little 500- April 24th 2010
Cutters 5/1. Meticulous planners with the best rider on the track, they ARE the team to beat. Feldman’s sneakers will be difficult to fill but they always find a way!
Black Key Bulls 6/1. Rumored acquisition of ex-Sammie Quay will mean a reloading and not a rebuild. If Shei and Bailey can focus on L5 they have the talent to blow the race apart.
Gray Goat 7/1. The Keilers are coming back for a final crack at it and with Trogdon a year stronger they are definite contenders. A lack of Little 500 focus could be their undoing.
FIJI 8/1. Anonymous over the summer but Ellis has huge potential if he isn’t diverted by frat life. A powerful program that is desperate for success.
Phi Delt 8/1. The third year with the same six riders who need to avoid wrecks and ride smarter. The strongest training squad in the race need to push each other harder to gain success.
DU 12/1. DRR is back and will want another crack at Eric Young when it really matters. A team that continues to slowly build and this could be their year.
DTD 15/1. Neibler and Maves are huge losses but the program has picked up some new speed and will benefit from a second year under the Bishop Umbrella
Phi Psi-15/1. Mercer and Brown will be an impression 1-2 punch and with a little back up could spring a surprise.
Sigma Chi 15/1. Impressive ride to stay with the leaders in 2009 even after being in the ‘Cutters wreck’. This team should be building a decent program.
Sigma Pi 20/1. Lead lap in 2009 so have some momentum. BVN knows absolutely nothing about them!
DSP 20/1. Continue to build their program and after being on the lead lap last year they could find the top ten this year
Acacia 20/1. Always around the top 10 but really need to kick their program in the ass and move on up.
Collins BG 28/1. Not sure who’s coming back but if it’s 3 riders then they could make some noise this year with another year of experience.
The Field 30/1. A down year for ATO and TMT and strong individual riders unsupported on other teams means no one else will be in contention to win.
Womens Little 500, April 23rd 2010
Teter 6/1. Van Kooten is looking to be the BWOC and they will have no weak links. Moeller is a big loss but her important leadership is still in town.
Theta 6/1. Axley has been racing strongly through the summer and the program has a new coach in Erik Hamilton. A Cutters mentality could be the difference between placing and winning.
Kappa Delta 6/1. The third year of the Balbach-Cerone tandem. If they can keep interested doing most of their riding indoors then they will be a fearsome team. Some subtlety in their riding style would greatly help.
Delta Gamma 8/1. Two of the top 10 ITTers are back a year stronger with Haft having some success racing on the road over the summer. The key might be if Rutherford can step up to be a good number 3.
Pi Phi 12/1. Aligning themselves with the Cutters is a smart move and coach Land could be significant addition. However there’ll be no lying in the weeds in 2010 and Caroline will need a team like 2008 and not 2009 to win.
KKG 12/1. Will show up to quals with a quality team after being anonymous through the winter. Never count out Kappa.
Army 15/.- Almost a complete mystery but their program has been building over the past few years.
DSP 15/1. A bonafide contending program but do they have a race winner on the squad?
AGD 15/1. Always have a strong group of girls who push each other to race day success but victory might be a step too far.
Gamma Phi 15/1. Continuing Arnesen improvement will surely motivate her team-mates and a rise to the top five is possible.
Wing-It 20/1. The loss of Hewitt is incalculable but Schwoegler and Fredrickson’s support of this young team will mean they will be more than the sum of their parts.
Zeta 23/1. An expert coach has brought them to the cusp of the top ten and could spring a surprise if last years 3rd and 4th riders can step it up.
The Field 25/1. There’s always a surprise team but no-one to truly challenge
The likelihood is that this is all a bunch of crap so please leave your comments below!
Further afield the Gateway Cup takes places in St Louis with four days of racing across labor day weekend. This is a fantastic race series with big crowds and big fields. This year the monday morning races act as a prelude to the first stage of the Tour of Missouri which will be a great spectacle.
The Long Street Tour takes place in Columbus OH on Saturday and features the largest Cat3/4 prize purse in recent memory. $2500 on the line for these riders and I suspect the racing will get a little crazy in the last few laps!
Sep 2, 2009
Mike Sherer won the inaugural event at 2007 whilst RJ smashed the course record in 2008.
Sep 1, 2009
- Ryan Shanahan, 21.15
- Greg Strock, 21.30
- Russell Reed, 22.29
- Ren-jay Shei, 22.39
- Tomas Golas, 23.13
- Jason Romain, 23.30
- Adam Fryska, 23.33
- Adam Rodkey, 23.39
- Scott Catanzaro, 23.48
- Jonathan Atwell, 24.02
- Brandon Money, 24.40
- Kaleb Naegeli, 25.00
- James McKenzie, 25.05
- Sarah Sanders, 25.19
- RJ Stuart, 25.42
- Geraint Parry, 25.48
- Kirk Weesner, 26.59
- Joel Mickleborough, 27.12
- Dave Tanner, 27.33
- PJ Wilkinson, 28.06
- Kristen Holmes, 28.48
- Angela Breeden, 28.56
- Cross Worlds. A good turnout last week of maybe 15 riders and a quality bit of training.
- Road Worlds. Last weeks small group had a great workout as a more even ability level meant that everyone contributed to the pace-line throughout. Expect more of the same on the September Cat3/4 worlds! This week Forest-North Shore- South Shore. Start at the top of the cow farm hill on old37, finish on Robinson road.
Aug 31, 2009
A group will ride out to the course at 6pm from the rear of BGI. Anyone planning on riding home should bring at least a rear light as it might be getting a little dark as we pull back into town.
Aug 28, 2009
Aug 26, 2009
Cross Worlds- 5.30pm Samples Gates, 6.15p Tailgate fields.
Aug 24, 2009
From Don Galligher- Tuesday at 5:00pm Revolution Bike and Bean parking lot
Ride to Venue, warm-up with some easy riding, skills work, and then complete some technique driven laps on a designated course (should have barriers to practice on) pace will vary from very difficult to easy. Duration may be
2.0-2.5 hours (as daylight allows)
From Erik Hamilton and Fred Rose- ?pm at the Sample Gates
We are going to start a cross practice session each Wednesday. It will have a preset course but we want to offer a venue to practice skills and maybe get a little intensity in at the same time.
From Don Galligher- Thursday at 2:00pm Revolution Bike and Bean Parking lot
Ride and explore parks, trails, and roads, may include anything you may find on a CX course. Pace will be steady with some skills, dismounts, and CX specific running. Duration may be 1.5-2.0 hours
Of course for those people who want to ride hard on the road 'official' Wednesday Worlds will be continuing through the end of September. 5.30pm at the Sample Gates-
8/26- 446 Circuit
9/2- Forest/ NS/ SS
9/9- Buskirk- Paragon Loop
9/16- 446 Circuit
9/23- Forest Loop
9/30- 446 Circuit