Saturday, May 30, 2009

CT Stage Race-Day 1

I'm going by memory here:

Paul had a solid TT and finished 14th about 1:02 behind the leader. He finished in the field in the circuit race and maintained his position. He's in a great position for a top ten finish.

Me, on the other hand, not so much. I finished 30th out of 40 in the TT, almost 4:00 minutes behind JB ( Johny Bold not James Brown). I probably shouldn't feel too, too bad... the guy in second finished almost a minute down. As I was afraid of, I got dropped in the circuit race, but didn't get lapped, at least. Somehow I managed to move up to 29th. Go figure.

Tomorrow is going to be tough. Paul's chances look good for a top ten. I'm hoping to hang on as long as possible and not lose any places.

Jim Thompson and all the USAC officials and vounteers are doing a great job putting on the race. Maggie will be in the Official's car for the Cat 4s in the RR tomorrow. 91 miles coming at us!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009 Cycling Concepts Time Trial Series Results

Thanks to everyone who came out in the drizzle last night. We'd like to extend enthusiastic congratulations to Bill Hurley for the most improved time from last week. Bill shaved 1:07.2 from last week's time. Go Bill! You win the Garmin Slipstream CamelBack Water Bottle!

Congrats to Pete Murphy who set the course record for category MR7! Matt says Pete is a "smokin' rider!" We agree.

Kudos to other riders who improved over last week go to:
  1. Cliff Kenyon
  2. Jim Dunphy
  3. Jon Tarbox
Here are this week's results. Matt will be sending an email over the weekend as well. 

Place

Name

Category

Time

Speed

1

Cliff Kenyon

MR3

15:29.6

24.00

2

Paul Novotasky

MR3

15:33.0

23.92

3

Joseph Nucera

MR4

15:37.0

23.82

4

Jon Tarbox

MR4

15:48.1

23.54

4

Paul Armstrong

MR4

15:59.4

23.27

6

Katherine Papillon-Rodrigio

FR2

16:30.9

22.52

7

Karl Schacter

MR5

16:46.4

22.19

8

Pete Murphy

MR7

17:33.5

21.18

9

Jim Dunphy

MR6

17:34.9

21.16

10

Austin Vincent

MR1

18:13.1

20.42

11

Dean Montgomery

MR4

18:17.4

20.35

12

Laura Mullally

FR4

18:51.8

19.72

13

Steven Yau

MR3

19:02.6

19.53

14

Bill Hurley

MR4

19:03.3

19.53

15

Karl Webb

MR3

22:36.2

16.46

 

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Coyote Hill Classic 5-24-09


What?! You don't like mud?!


It's a long drive to West Fairlee, VT. Luckily the Coyote Hill course is good enough to make it worth while. I love the north country, whether it's Maine, the Adirondacks, New Hampshire or Vermont. I love the smell of the woods, the mountains, the dirt roads and the lifestyle. The Coyote Hill facilities, if you can call them that, are rustic, but cool. At the end of the road, it's all there. The trails are really good. They're tough, but rideable, not super gnarly, just steady hardness.

It rained just before the start and for most of the race, so things got pretty slippery. I can't say I really minded it. The temperature was good and the mud seems to be suiting me well. The first lap went fast, the second lap I just held on and hoped to not get passed. I ended up third. Starting the second lap I closed the gap to Matt Snow at the top of the road climb, but by then my mind was detaching from my body and the lines just weren't working. Matt was gone. He got four minutes on me in one lap and finished second.


Jonathan finished 7th out of 15. Rob rode in with his usual smile. He said he had a good time. Can't ask for more than that.


Maggie spent the day stalking Jeremy Powers, I mean officiating at the Hartford crit. It was her first assignment. Sounds like she did OK.


Friday, May 22, 2009

5-21-09 Cycling Concepts Time Trial Results

above: After the TT, Dunphy contemplates his time

May 21, 2009--This year's second Cycling Concepts Time Trial Series went well. There was a strong headwind, but at least it wasn't raining :) We had 18 riders. A couple of first timers and an awesome junior racer who did a great job!

Next week we'll be giving away a couple of prizes; a Delta Surveying Tee, and a Garmin Slipstream Camelback Water Bottle. The Tee will go to Best Time and the awesome water bottle will go to most improved time from this week. We're also looking into some gift certificates for the remainder of the season. The most improved award we'll give the following week so you don't have to hang around while we calculate.

Great Job Everyone! See you next week!

Maggie



Above: Matt "the man" calculates scores

PLACE

NAME

CATEGORY

TIME

SPEED

1

Dave Hildebrand

MR3

15:00.2

24.80

2

Paul Novotasky

MR3

15:09.6

24.53

3

Stan Lezon

MR3

15:12.1

24.47

4

Joseph Nucera

MR4

15:21.7

24.21

5

Jon Tarbox

MR4

16:00.7

23.23

6

Sebastian Dunn

MR4

16:04.7

23.13

7

Cliff Kenyon

MR3

16:16.7

22.85

8

Kimberly Edwards

FR3

16.41.8

22.28

9

David Jacobski

MR4

17.33.0

21.20

10

Jim Dunphy

MR6

17:40.6

21.04

11

Jonathan Sawn

MR2

17:49.1

20.88

12

Izzy Lowell

FR2

18:24.7

20.20

13

Carmen Carlton

FR4

18:31.2

20.09

14

Steven Yau

MR3

18:36.0

20.00

15

Bill Hurley

MR4

20:10.5

18.43

16

Donna Davis

FR4

20:30.2

18.15

17

Taylor Hildebrand

MR1

21:55.5

16.96

18

Karen Memmott

FR6

23:09.4

16.07

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Winsted Woods 5-17-09



All right, I'm a little behind with this report, but here you go. I thought it was a good race, tough yes, but good. Definitely the hardest course so far this year. The mud had pretty much dried up on most of the course with the exception of the obvious mud pits. What I thought was cool was that the mud in most of the single track corners had been pushed up into little berms that actually made the corners pretty fast. That wasn't the case every where, there were still plenty of slimy roots and rocks to keep you on your toes. There was a lot of grumbling before the race about how cold it was. As far as I'm concerned, that was nearly the perfect temperature. "Back in my day" we only rode our mountain bikes in the fall when the weather was cool and we rode the road during the summer, but that was then, this is now.

Jonathan looked like he'd been kicked when I passed him on the last lap, he ended up getting 6th. (he says he was sick all week)
Frank had a solid ride, all those crits are helping, he finished 15th.
Rob was riding happy as ever as you can see in the video. He really likes to ride his mountain bike, you can tell. Too bad he ended up flatting on the last lap and went out with a DNF.
I made the podium for the first time this year in third. I was really happy with that since I really didn't think I would do that well.

Thanks Karensa for the bottles, everybody really appreciates the help.

Check out this video that Maggie put together. She has a bunch more from cross season on youtube. Just search under "tillytarbox"





Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cycling Concepts Time Trial Series 5-14-09

We had a good turn out despite the wind and rain. Same time, same place next week. Thanks to Diane for help with the finish timing.


We will be trying a start list next week with newcomers going first, then slowest to fastest rider from previous week.


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Results: 5-14-09 6:30 PM Start

PlaceNameCategoryTimeSpeedPointsGC
1Paul LynchMR115:35.723.8518
2Paul NovotaskyMR315:55.423.3727
3Joeseph NuceraMR416:11.222.9946
4Sebastian DunnMR416:35.122.4335
5Cliff KenyonMR316:50.922.0814
6Jon TarboxMR416:54.921.9923
7Katherine Papillon-RodrigioFR217:27.921.3014
8Bill KenneyMR418:29.820.1112
9Jim DunphyMR618:45.919.8211
10Carmen CarltonFR419:47.818.7923
11Donna DavisFR420:14.618.3712
12Karen MemmottFR624:11.815.3711

The First TT

IT'S ON!!! The weather looks like it's going to hold. See you at the race.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Orchard Assault UMass 5-9-09



Jonathan and I went up to Amherst today to do the Orchard Assault mountain bike race. We both did the race last year and knew it was going to be a good time. This course reminds me of being a kid of about 12 when BMX bikes were first coming out. We had trails everywhere around town, through peoples back yards, connecting the different wooded areas, along the train tracks and the creek, we had a blast. The course basically consists of tight switch back single track down a hill, then back up, then back down and up again then........around a field, repeat. With the rain last night and into this morning the trails were slick. This was definitely a technical course. Not real fast, but you had to really pay attention with all the switch backs.


They started all the cat.2 riders together. I guess there were around 28 racers. I got a pretty good start and moved up more during the first lap. Jonathan was a little farther back, but by the end of the fourth lap he rode into 7th place. I ended up getting 6th. Kerensa, Jonathan's girlfriend came with us and was great, taking pictures and helping us with bottles.

This is a really fun, low key race that I think will continue to grow in the coming years.








Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bunny Hop Brook Dam 4-11-09



The team’s debut had some great results! The conditions were tough if 43 degrees and rain isn't to your liking. After the experts and pros churned up the course it was nice and juicy which made for some great mountain bike racing.
RESULTS:
Jon got 4th in Cat 2 Men 40-49 in a field of 33
Rob Lockhart had a rough day. He’ll step it up in the near future.
Jonathan Sawn got 8th in Cat 2 Men 19-29
Thanks to Scott Frison for the photos



Fat Tire Classic, Winding Trails, 4/26/09



First of all, it was EXTREMELY hot considering it was 43 degrees at Hop Brook. Not only that, but Maggie tells me the black flies were Bru-Tal. It was a fast, dry, and relentless course. Not very technical- just HOT, FAST and PAINFUL! Ouch

RESULTS:
Jonathan Sawn 4th Cat 2 19-29
Jon Tarbox 10th Cat 2 40-49
Kerensa Galloway raced in the 1st timers race. Go Kerensa!

Jiminy Peak 5-2-09

Maggie with world famous cyclist J-Pow (Jeremy Powers
for those of you not in the know) at the Jiminy Peak
Road Race on May 2, 2009. Maggie was Jeremy’s
saunier for the day, handing him bottles in the pro race.


The first road race of the season went pretty well. Paul and Jon rode smart at the front of the pack, but not on the front. When the field split the first time over the climb they were in the front group of about 20. Three guys got away on the first lap so DSS Cycling and the rest of the guys in the front group were racing for fourth. The second time over the climb to the finish, the guys found themselves near the back of the front group. Paul finished somewhere around 15th with Jon around 20th. All in all not a bad day.





Coming soon!