Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Chequemegon 100 Jamestown Epic New Bridge

Brothers Matt and Mark Engen ready to take on the tight and twisty in Chequemegon State Forest during the Chequemegon 100.

A busy weekend of racing. Race reports from Matt, Steve Wenzel who was in Jamestown with Jake, and Corey Coogan Cisek (along with Eric Oftedahl) racing at the WORS Firecracker, found in the Midwest MTB Recap on skinnyski.

The past few weeks we have been working on new singletrack to enter and exit the Twin Lakes loop without crisscrossing on the driveway. To avoid the crisscross, we built a bridge/flyover on the west side of the driveway. The singletrack and bridge are both completed and open for riding. The new additions are riding very nice and should be a fun addition to the whole loop. A few photos here and full bike trail report on the Maplelag website.

 Have a safe Fourth of July and keep the wheels moving!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Red Wing and Rollag

Couple of riders hitting race #3 in the Minnesotat Series in Red Wing. Greg Ames racing Comp and Eric and Sam Oftedahl racing in Elite. Conditions got challenging during the second part of the race with rain making for a greasy course. Greg posted a third place in the age group and Eric and Sam had to dnf due to the conditions.

This past Wednesday Jake and I hooked up with a group from Fargo including team riders Matt Engen and Steve Wenzel for a fast paced road ride with 6 sprints in the mix. A great ride, beautiful terrain and always seems to be great weather. This ride has been happening for at least 15 years and always a good workout. If you are ever in the area on Wednesday nights, check with us about riding here.

 Rolling through Rollag. Famous during Labor day weekend for the steam threshers reunion. There are some great rolling hills as the road traverses the lake shore of the old lake Agassiz.

The best place to watch storms roll across the countryside is the prairie!
Tony Schmitz and Ian Fritz were logging some big road miles on a trip out east last week. Nice job to those two riders logging their first hundred miler!

Lot of events on tap for the weekend. Good luck to everyone and keep the wheels moving!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Race To Sunset

Two Maplelag Teams were at the Race to Sunset  Race at Sleepy Hollow near Bismarck over the weekend, posting solid results and breaking in the new kits! Read Steve Wenzel's report on the Midwest MTB Recap on skinnyski.

Tom Heilman, Matte Engen and Matt Wenzel ready for the day. Waving the new kits nicely!

 Matt Engen railing the corner.

Ben Wenzel rolling the flats with one of the earlier kits.

Matt working the course.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bluff Riders Charge

Series racing resumed in Minnesota and team riders hit the slopes of Mt Kato. Check out the report from Ian Fritz (racing in Citizen above) with more photos and results in the Midwest MTB Recap on
Devon Horner racing in Citizen. Brother Wyatt posting nice top five result in Kids Comp.
 Jack Harris waving the flag in Citizen
 Matt Horner racing Comp.

 Dan DeRoma racing Comp. Alye DeRoma racing Sport to a 7th place overall.

 Expert rider Sam Oftedahl taking the corner.
 Eric Oftedahl working the field in the Expert race.

Jake Richards racing Expert.

Other placings include Thad Schulz in Sport posting a age group placing of 4th and 16th overall.

Nice job to everyone ....Keep the wheels moving!