Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A solid representation by the team this past weekend, hitting the Minnesota series race at Hillside Park in Elk River and USA Cycling National Championships at Sol Vista ski area Colorado. Check out the recaps, results and photos on
Great job to all riders who raced.

Jonell and Jake made the trip out west to Nationals, hooking up with Sam and Eric Oftedahl, Lars Ellefson as well as Trek-Co Op rider Jack Hinkens. New team member Corey Coogan Cisek was also in Colorado, stepping up on the podium in the Cat 1 30-34 for third place.

Jake in the Super D, rolling to a 14th place finish. Jake also raced cross country recording a 23rd place and 11th place in short track, Cat 1 Jr 17-18.
Lars in the Super D en route to a second place finish and trip to the podium. Lars also scored podium time in the cross country taking third in Cat 1 19-24.
Matt Wenzel racing Sport at Hillside. Matt had chain issues but got repaired and rolling again. (photos taken by Bruce of skinnyski at Hillside)
Denny Barry racing in Sport class.
Andrea Horner
Jeff Beck.
Jordan Horner.
Steve Wenzel.
Tony Schmitz.
Jeremy Dirk.
Matt Horner.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Relatively quiet weekend for the team. Newest rider to the team, Corey Coogan, raced in the Chippewa Valley Firecracker recording a solid 14th place finish among a field of 30 riders. Ben Popp of Endurance Athlete hit the dirt after 15 years recording a 65th place finish in the Comp class.

Comments from Corey

 It was a fun time and a great course. They have added even more
single track since last year (as always, nothing very technical, but
it's a lot of fun to ride fast). Everyone I talked to really had a
lot of fun out on the course. I did well enough. I felt decidedly
like I had a gear missing (Eau Claire's kind of a sprint), but
having done 2 weeks with lots of Lv 3 time and avoiding all level 4
per Piotr in preparation for climbing and altitude, that's to be
expected. As far as mud, it only sprinkled during the sport race
and the sun (and the dust) came out for ours. It was a surprise to
drive into pouring rain on the way home."

Racing action this weekend will see riders at the Singletrack attack in Elk River as part of the MN MTB Series and handful of team members will be racing at the US MTB National Championships in Sol Vista, CO. Good luck to all team members this weekend.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wheelhouse Classic

Team riders hit up the Wheelhouse Classic in Memorial Park this past weekend, race #5 in the MN MTB Series. After the Horner family and Denny Barry diced it up in the Kids Comp, and Sport races on a tackish course, it was another mudder for the Comp and Expert racers.

Jordan Horner in the Sport race in route to a 6th place finish, one spot and one second after mom!!

Denny Barry in the Sport race, en route to a 2nd place finish in the age group.

Other nice placings at Memorial Classic include top 10 finishes in Comp by Matt Horner (9th) and Jeremy Dirk (10th)

Elite races had two riders in the top five with Sam Oftedahl in 2nd and Eric Thompson in 4th.

Great job team riders!!

After race #5 in the series, the team sits fifth overall among all teams, all classes combined and only four points out of fourth place! Keep up the great racin'