Calaveras Time Trial, CA

May 23, 2009

CalaverasTime Trial, CA

12th, Sarah Clatterbuck, Women 4
3rd, Elizabeth Benishin, Women 35+
10th, Marsha Kirschbaum, Women 35+
1st, Soni Andreini Poulsen and Jeff Poulsen, Tandem

Folsom Criterium, CA

May 23, 2009

Folsom Criterium, CA

2nd, Katie Norton, Women 3
8th, Julie Porter, Women 3

Syracuse Race Weekend – May 16-17

May 22, 2009

 

Day one: Crit:

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women 4s – LiLynn Graves 9th, Kristen Mullally 13th, Jenn Barber 14th

women 1/2/3 – Kate Stewart 16th

Kap’ Kate feeling outclassed by hoards of Canadian Toughies

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Cold, WINDY, then rainy.  Scarier than Schei├če when the road became slightly greasily wet.  Then poured buckets.  In the Cat 1/2/3s I hung in there, surprisingly, until the end and finished with the pack unceremoniously.  I was very happy with that, considering several had been dropped and I don’t feel particularly fit this year.  

Women 4s:

Kristin, Jenn, LiLynn

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A** Shot of our Grrls

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From LiLynn:

It was a torrential downpour as we pulled into Syracuse and the wind velocity was bending the 100 year old trees and throwing branches into the streets as we approached the park for the early morning criterium.
We had 45 minutes to get ready, “warm up”, or bail right then. It did stop raining but the wind stayed nice and gusty. Not enough to dry off the course so as I warmed up, my shorts became more and more of a soggy mess. Kinda squishy. 
24 women lined up with Jen, Kristen, and two soon to be signed up NY Bellas, Ace and Lisa. Standing there looking at all the spiffy kits and strong legs I suddenly noticed how many sprinter butts there were in the front line. I was hosed in this one. My training in this past year has been a new strategy and I was hoping it would pay off. Lots of rest… A knee injury all last summer and foot surgery which put me out all winter. I had so much bound up energy I was ready for some action. My wonderful, supportive friends who I ride with kept reminding me that I had no base and I was a doofus to enter. My longest ride this year has been 45 miles so far. I was here to have some fun with my girls!
The crit started and after a few laps I noticed the pack was getting rather smaller and I was feeling quite spunky and having way too much fun. I had absolutely no strategy and no intention of placing so I did a lot of pulls and surges. I was there to see what I had. Three women got away and I wanted to chase but the pack was all sitting in for the final lap. I couldn’t believe it so my friend from another team took the pull and deliberately slowed the pack down so we wouldn’t catch her teammate.
Then with one lap to go I just wanted to shake things up so I took off from the pack and no one followed but about 300 yards before the finish, in my anearobic state of breathing, I noticed some sprinter butts flying by and I made a whimpy attemt to catch on as they flew by, managed to pull off an anaerobic induced sprint and catch two of them to place 9th. It wasn’t a pretty finish but it was the most fun last lap I’ve ever done! 

 

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The rest of the Omnium I really didn’t care about but placed 8th in the TT. The road race was really fun because when the pack took off I didn’t care, I just wasn’t into the pain anymore and backed off to get a group together for pacelining since the winds were 20 mph that day. It was Jenn and the new future NY Bellas and a couple other gals. We just stuck together and worked until the bottom of Song Mnt. I put my head down and road as hard as I could and never heard anyone behind me again. I ended up 9th overall and Jen ended up 13th overall. Kristen and the new future bella’s Ace and Lisa did amazing for their first race!
I was the oldest in our field!!!!!

TT results:

Women 4s – LiLynn Graves 8th, Jenn Barber 17th, Kristen Mullally 22nd

RR: 

Women 4s:  LiLynn Graves 13th, Jenn Barber 19th

Friday Night Racing–Hellyer Velodrome, CA

May 22, 2009

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Friday Night Racing–Hellyer Velodrome, CA

3rd, Katie Norton, Women 1/2/3

Kern County Women’s Stage Race, CA

May 17, 2009

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Kern County Women’s Stage Race, CA

Bena Time Trial12th, Ryan Hostetter, Women 1/2

3rd, Marian Jamison, Women 3
12th, Denise Ramirez, Women 4
28th, Sarah Clatterbuck, Women 4
2nd, Monica Neilson, Women 35+
4th, Sue Lovecchio, Women 35+
5th, Stella Carey, Women 35+
8th, Laura Sanchez, Women 35+
9th, Andrea Atkins, Women 35+
10th, Sabine Dukes, Women 35+
11th, Linda Locke, Women 35+
1st, Liz Benishin, Women 45+
8th, Andi Mackie, Women 45+
3rd, Marsha Kirschbaum, Women 55+

Walker Basin Road Race

11th, Ryan Hostetter, Women 1/2
9th, Marian Jamison, Women 3
15th, Denise Ramirez, Women 4
30th, Sarah Clatterbuck, Women 4
2nd, Monica Neilson, Women 35+
5th, Sue Lovecchio, Women 35+
7th, Andrea Atkins, Women 35+
8th, Stella Carey, Women 35+
9th, Laura Sanchez, Women 35+
10th, Sabine Dukes, Women 35+
11th, Linda Locke, Women 35+
2nd, Andi Mackie, Women 45+
3rd, Liz Benishin, Women 45+
3rd, Marsha Kirschbaum, Women 55+

Havilah Hill Climb

16th, Ryan Hostetter, Women 1/2
11th, Marian Jamison, Women 3
15th, Denise Ramirez, Women 4
29th, Sarah Clatterbuck, Women 4
1st, Monica Neilson, Women 35+
2nd, Sue Lovecchio, Women 35+
7th, Stella Carey, Women 35+
8th, Laura Sanchez, Women 35+
9th, Sabine Dukes, Women 35+
10th, Andrea Atkins, Women 35+
11th, Linda Locke, Women 35+
1st, Liz Benishin, Women 45+
5th, Andi Mackie, Women 45+
3rd, Marsha Kirschbaum, Women 55+

Iron Mountain Road Race

13th, Ryan Hostetter, Women 1/2
12th, Marian Jamison, Women 3
15th, Denise Ramirez, Women 4
30th, Sarah Clatterbuck, Women 4
1st, Monica Neilson, Women 35+
5th, Stella Carey, Women 35+
6th, Sue Lovecchio, Women 35+
8th, Andrea Atkins, Women 35+
9th, Sabine Dukes, Women 35+
10th, Laura Sanchez, Women 35+
11th, Linda Locke, Women 35+
3rd, Andi Mackie, Women 45+
4th, Liz Benishin, Women 45+
3rd, Marsha Kirschbaum, Women 55+

General Classification

13th, Ryan Hostetter, Women 1/2
12th, Marian Jamison, Women 3
15th, Denise Ramirez, Women 4
29th, Sarah Clatterbuck, Women 4
1st, Monica Neilson, Women 35+
3rd, Sue Lovecchio, Women 35+
6th, Stella Carey, Women 35+
8th, Andrea Atkins, Women 35+
9th, Laura Sanchez, Women 35+
10th, Sabine Dukes, Women 35+
11th, Linda Locke, Women 35+
1st, Liz Benishin, Women 45+
5th, Andi Mackie, Women 45+
3rd, Marsha Kirschbaum, Women 55+

Get Ready for Summer Omnium #3–Hellyer Velodrome, CA

May 17, 2009

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Get Ready for Summer Omnium #3–Hellyer Velodrome, CA

2nd, Katie Norton, Women 3/4

Lake Sunapee Bike Race, NH

May 16, 2009

Lake Sunapee Bike Race, NH

11th, Ivy Luhrs, Women Pro/1/2/3

Ventura Stage Race, CA

May 16, 2009

Ventura Stage Race, CA

Criterium
12th, Brittany Thibault, Women 3/4
13th, Brittany Growdon, Women 3/4
14th, Emily Kurze, Women 3/4

Circuit Race
11th, Brittany Thibault, Women 3/4
13th, Brittany Growdon, Women 3/4

General Classification
12th, Brittany Thibault, Women 3/4
13th, Brittany Growdon, Women 3/4

Tour de Syracuse, NY

May 16, 2009



 

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Criterium
16th, Kate Stewart, Women Pro/1/2/3
9th, Lilynn Graves, Women 4
13th, Kristin Mullally, Women 4
14th, Jennifer Barber, Women 4

Road Race
13th, Lilynn Graves, Women 4
19th, Jennifer Barber, Women 4

Time Trial
8th, Lilynn Graves, Women 4
17th, Jennifer Barber, Women 4
22nd, Kristin Mullally, Women 4

Overall Omnium
25th, Kate Stewart, Women Pro1/2/3
9th, Lilynn Graves, Women 4
13th, Jennifer Barber, Women 4
23rd, Kristin Mullally, Women 4

Hollenbeck’s (Cookie Race) in Virgil, NY May 3, 2009

May 11, 2009

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From Jenn:

Michelle was a champion cheerleader at the race yesterday! What a blast – I love Hollenbecks. Everything but that last hill that is ;-).
 

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Holly and I raced the Cat 4 race. Holly rode like a champ and got into the lead breakaway on the first hill. I was excited to be in the MIDDLE OF THE PACK!!! The lead break was 6 women and then there were 3 of us in the middle playing leap frog with each other after the first climb. They caught me on the rollers and then slingshot off me when we were “working together”. I then TTed for a while to hop back on, then they would slingshot again. I was mildly aggravated since I knew there was a straggler off the break ahead of us that we could catch if we worked together. It felt pretty awesome to be aggravated though – I never had any reason to be before, I was never actually in sight of anyone for previous races :-). I ended up catching them on the last corner when they slowed to make the turn! Speedskaters can always make up time in the corners :-D. Unfortunately I was riding with a 25 in back and just couldn’t mash it up the finish hill fast enough. Still I hung on for 10th out of 16 women and was right there with places 7-9. I was only about 8 minutes off the leaders – I was feeling pretty heroic after the ride!
 
LiLynn was also out with Carol Bayles wife. They were hammering up the finish hill ahead of me in their sexy jerseys :-). Linnie Wieselquist was also riding a triple with a MIni-Bella in the middle seat :-). I got a chance to meet Cynthia Schnedeker who was volunteering with a wheel van. It was wonderful seeing everyone on a perfect cycling day with the fantastic post-race cookies

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From LiLynn:
 am so proud of Holly and Jenn! They really put out some watts yesterday showing off their bella flair as they challenged the field of cat 4 women. Holly was able to stay with the front pack all the way to the finish and bring home a 4th overall in a tough field battling all the way up the wall to the the line. Jenn hung on with the front pack up Parker road, the road that will make anyone puke. That was enough to keep her smiling and motivated to ride strong and finish not too far behind and pulling off a 10th overall finish!! What a comeback kid she is this year.
I captained a tandem with Carol Bayles and we ended up 5th overall and were the only womens tandem team. We got to ride with the triplet men most of the race. That bike can fly on the downhills and just hug the road through turns. 
There was allot of Bella support out there cheering us on. Kira, Laura, Cynthia and Madonna of course taking photos. Thank you girls, it’s really nice to have that. Be sure to congratulate Holly and Jenn on a great race!

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