SSAP as maiden voyage = SWL.Source: ridemetal
Battenkill Day 1
Colin - Men 3B - 48
John - Men 3B - 81
Sean - Men 4D - 5
Doug - Men 4D - 14
Kurt - Men 4D - 49
Jacob* - Men 4D - 51
Battenkill Day 2
Colin - Men 3 Final - 14
Milica - Women’s 4 - 10
Julia - Women’s 4 - 22
Chris R. - Master’s Cat 5 35+ - 22
Doug - Men’s 4 - 9
Eric B. - Men’s 4 - 12
Awesome racing from everyone — special props to Kurt for crashing hard at Battenkill, being run over by another rider, and still finishing the race like a boss.
*celebrity guest appearance
Known as “America’s Toughest Race” it lived up to its name as expected. It rained in Cambridge, New York continuously for the four days leading up to the race. However, race day may have been cloudy but not too cold with a high of 55 and some sun (but not too much).
Both John K. and Colin (our Cat3s) had a rough day. Flats on Flats on Flats for the two of them. Then mustered up the power to go at it again and finished 48th (Colin) and 81st (John). Tough field, tough race, tough go at it. Still good work on the two of them to stay in it.
Colin raced in the criterium on Sunday. A very fast field that every finisher was within 1 second of the winner. Whoa.
Our 4s were all over the place in their field. True Stampede dominance. Sean, Doug, Kurt, and guest appearance by Jacob all took on the 4 field. Again, the team was snake-bitten. Sean’s helmet strap broke in the first dirt section and had to be tied off mid-race to actually work like a helmet. Kurt slipped and went down at the covered bridge and had to catch back on for the rest of the day.
Sean lead the attack up Juniper Swamp road and got himself into the breakaway that lasted for nearly 50 miles. But the group of 6 shattered at the last climb and Sean was able to muster a 5th place finish. Doug held in strong and had a field sprint at the end for a 14th place finish. Kurt rolled in 48th and Jacob in 51st. No worries though, this 4 field was faster that the cat3 field. Our dudes are FAST.
With that, we close the door on Tour of the Battenkill. Time to break out the Orontas and clean the mud off these bikes!
In the next few weeks we’ll be rolling out an actual website, a new & improved logo, and there will be KITBOMBDROP day. Stay tuned!
For now, follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/team_stampede
We’re also all over that Vine steez (team_stampede)
And look for Stampede crushing it at Battenkill & Myles Standish this weekend.
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Plus some wonderful pics from @jaredgruber to stoke the fires of your pre Flanders ride
Sorry for the lack of updates lately. We’ve been wicked busy designing new kits, and soon we’ll have a forrealz website to unveil.
anyway, you might’ve heard we have a pretty bitchin’ new sponsor this year: J.P. Licks! Seriously the best ice cream & froyo around. Plus their coffee & tea selection kicks ass. Needless to say, we’re stoked. And you can definitely expect team rides to either start or end at one of their locations.
Speaking of locations, they just opened a new one at 1106 Boylston Street (corner of Mass Ave, by Berklee), and they’re having a grand opening party today.
Grab an ice cream, play mini golf, win some prizes. what’s not to love?
Reps from the team will be there in the evening, so come say hi!
My Italian girlfriend, ready for a year of centuries.
When Chris decides to take on a new project…he REALLY takes it on. In this case, it was a “dream frame” of his so I knew he was gonna do it right. He has a certain patience and attention to detail that very few possess, and it pays off in spades with builds like this. Can’t wait to see this thing on the road!
(via ridemetal)Source: velotopia
Apparently this is the type of stuff written in the Oregonian #cycling #newspaper #article #youknowyoureacyclistwhen
what kind of maniacal biker crashes his bike into the top of the garage becuase he forgot he had it on the roof mount????
Guilty! Accept I’ve not driven into my garage with my bike on the roof.
This list could go on…
(via bisikleta)Source: nwxsw
Don’t try this at home: Peter Sagan (Cannondale) shows off his skills. Photo: © Bettini (via Don’t try this at home: Peter Sagan (Cannondale) shows off his skills. Photos | Cyclingnews.com)
Season of Sagan.Source: cyclingnews.com
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