Oct 31, 2010
Team Scholars Inn Bakehouse supported by Team Tortuga will hit the roads of the Midwest in 2011 with the aim of excellence in performance and community involvement. Owner of the Scholars Inn properties, Lyle Feigenbaum, has pledged to support the new team, which will be administered by the well-established organization skills of Team Tortuga. Team Scholars Inn Bakehouse will have the goal of not only being competitive in all disciplines of cycling but importantly placing themselves in a central position in the vibrant local cycling community. Feigenbaum states that ‘we aim to place this team at the center of the Bloomington cycling community, using it as a vehicle to bring businesses, charities and individuals to support all the fantastic benefits that cycling can bring’. Team Scholars Inn Bakehouse has already began to develope a relationship with the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington that will lead to squad members supporting different BGC events.
The centerpiece of the road cycling season in Bloomington will be the re-titled ‘Scholars Inn Bakehouse Cycling Festival’ that will occur in high summer on Kirkwood Avenue, combining top quality criteriums, kids events and a race expo.
Details of the composition of Team Scholars Inn Bakehouse are still to be determined but they expect to support an invited small team of Elite Category 2 racers as well as a slightly larger invited squad of Intermediate Category 3 riders. In addition we will develop a Women’s Squad (primarily supported by the Oliver Winery) as well as encouraging applications from Category 4 and 5 riders who wish to represent the team in a professional manner as they aim to rise up through the categories by working together to achieve TEAM success.
Look out for an announcement of a ‘Press-Release-Party’ to introduce ‘Team Scholars Inn Bakehouse’ to the community. Riders and supporters of interest will receive invitations but the event will be open to everyone who has a serious ambition to race for the team. It’ll be a great time!
Oct 29, 2010
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No surprise on the ladies side with Teter, DG and Wing-it looking good. The DG-Kelseys inparticular showed some good balliness after Kelsey P broke a chain and crashed to the track hard. Kelsey K raced to Wilcox, picked up a new bike and got back in the game! Good work!
That's all I have....
Oct 21, 2010
All the strongest ladies teams are repping (even Kappa) and I'd wager my money on Balchan, Dickman and (of course) CvK competing for the Ws. No Cutters, PDTs or FIJIs on the Mens side of the docket but GGC, BKB, DTD and Sigchiwoegler have strong representation out there. Coudright and Dewart will battle it out for the Sprints, Morrow and Half for the Climb TT and the Cyclocross- Half and Kiel for GGC will win. As ever I enjoy getting it all wrong.
Oct 20, 2010
The Course on the river in Lville
Oct 19, 2010
Street Sprints - Friday, October 22, N Jordan Ave 3-6pm
To determine the fastest male and female Little 500 rider on campus, students will drag race 200 meters down Jordan Ave. The Street Sprints are set up in a tournament style bracket format with the fastest riders moving on until only one remains the champion.
Climb Trial - Sunday, October 24, Bill Armstrong Stadium 9am-1pm
Riders Council has designed a new event for the Fall Cycling Series that combines an uphill time trial with a 2 lap time trial on the track - all to be ridden on a Little 500 bike.
Cyclocross - Sunday, October 24, Bill Armstrong Stadium 3:30 W/4:30 M
What is commonly referred to as an obstacle course on bikes, cyclocross is made even more interesting with a Little 500 spin. Hay bales, stairs, and obstacles are combined with this two person relay event on and around the Little 500 track.
Oct 16, 2010
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Oct 14, 2010
He will have all these items at the Bloomingcross race this Sunday if anyone is interested in purchasing:
Castelli Bacardi jerseys, all size S, mix of new and used, $20 - $30 each
Castelli Bacardi skinsuits, all size M, mix of new and used, $25 - $40 each
Castelli Bacardi armwarmers, M and L, all new, $10 each
Champion NUVO-Cultural Trail jerseys, all M, all new, $30 each
Champion NUVO-Cultural Trail skinsuits, all M, all new, $40 each
Champion NUVO-Cultural Trail tech polo, all M, all new, $15 each
You can contact him at email@example.com
Picture of Sweet Sonne riding the NUVO-Bacardi kit in question
Oct 13, 2010
Photos below from the HT- thanks to Tom Schwoegler for sending them.
Personal experience says that if you hit a car make sure that it never gets driven again.
Bike shop challenge- who can fix it?
Oct 12, 2010
Saturday sees a clinic from Barry Wicks starting at 4pm after which there will be a bonfire (place unknown). For more details call Revolution Bike and Bean at 812-336-0241
Article on Podium Insight about Bloomingcross
Barry Wicks at UCI3- photo from Podium Insight
Oct 11, 2010
Unfortunately I can't attach the registration form to this post so please email Pam to get one ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
From Riders Council-
Not an IU student, but want to participate in all the excitement that is the Little 500? Here's your chance! Sunday, Oct. 24 the Indiana University Student Foundation will be hosting a 'Day at the Track', as a part of the Little 500 Fall Series. There will be a community race event, which all community members are all invited to participate in. It should be a lot of fun, both for Little 5 alumni, who would be excited about being back on the track, and for those of you who have never taken a lap on cinders. It's a FREE event and a Little 5 bike will be provided. A training session will start at 1 p.m. and then heats of a 5-lap scratch race will begin at 2 p.m. Please, try to register by the end of this week if possible. Contact Race Director Pam Loebig at email@example.com with any questions.
Pam Loebig was a two-time podium finisher with a pair of third places in the Cat3/4 womens race. Admitedly not riding as much as in previous years, Pam's good finishes highlight her residual fitness and bike handling abilities! Elizabeth Cobb finished 4th on Saturday after battling with Pam but was struck with bad luck after puncturing at the very start of Sundays race, had to run a LONG way UPHILL to the pit before recomposing herself to finish 7th.
In the Elite Mens races, the weekend was highlighted by Ryan Knapp's 8th place on Friday and Mike Sherers 10th place in the big C1 race on Sunday. Remember that these races are the best in the US and aside from maybe 5 other riders, the cream of the US cyclocross talent was in Cincinnatti.
Knapp gutting it out on Friday- photo by Podium Insight
These results might not seem as gaudy as recent results on the road but in national terms they are real quality. In sunday's race the sandpit section was like a beach where temperatures soared into 90s but Sherer gritted it out solo for most of the race to take his best result of the cross season and on his birthday as well!
Check out Podium Insight for photos.
Oct 7, 2010
In the tradition of the five start ranking of L'Equipe these are the contenders for the weekend-
*****- Jpow, Cannondale/Cyclocross World
*****- Ryan Trebon, Kona
****- Troy Wells, Clif Bar
****- Joachim Parbo, CCV Leopard
****- Barry Wicks, Kona
****- Tristan Schouten, Cyclocrossracing.com
***- Ryan Knapp, Bikereg.com
***- Chris Jones, Rapha-Focus
***- Geoff Kabush, Team Maxxis
***- Brian Matter, Geargrinder
**- Mike Sherer, Pony Shop
**- Andrew Wulfkuhle, C3- Athletes Serving Athletes
**- Jake Wells, Hudz/ Sudaru
**- Weston Schempf, C3- Athletes Serving Athletes
**- Zach McDonald, Rapha-Focus
*- Mitchell Kersting, Bobs Red Mill
*- Stephen Cummings, Haymarket Bikes
*****- Katie Compton, Planet Bike
****- Laura Van Gilder, C3- Athletes Serving Athletes
***- Sue Butler, Hudz/Subaru
***- Barbara Howe, Ibis and Danger Twins
***- Ashley James, Kenda
**- Arley Kemmerer, C3- Athletes Serving Athletes
**- Linda Sone, Planet Bike
**- Kaitie Antonneau, Cannondale/ Cyclocrossworld.com
**- Deb Whitmore, Performance Bicycle
**- Deidre Winfield, C3- Athletes Serving Athletes
**- Nikki Dallaire, Alderfer Bergen
*- Christy Blakely, Cycle-Smart
*- Megan Korol- Bobs Red Mill
*- Nicole Borem, DRT Racing
*- Amanda Virostko, Biowheels Racing
But what do I know? See you on the mic!
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Amazingly the Hilly Hundred is next weekend! It's kinda early this year so those L5 teams who use it as a testing ground might be in trouble dragging their rookies around the hills for a LOOOONG time!
There is a new route on saturday this year, presumably to avoid some of the crappier roads and the long portion of SR43 that featured in the past few years. There is no route available but there is the hill break down! 24% in the first few miles might break people mentally from the gun!