Family Bike Shop

The official Family Bike Shop blog that I try to keep up to date with current events, bike shop ride info, and Team Family Bike Shop/DCMTB race results.

Monday, June 25, 2007

12 Hours of Cranky Monkey

Trevor, Tom and I raced the 12 Hours of Cranky Monkey at Quantico Marine base yesterday. It was lots of fun and very tiring. We won the SS class and took 7th overall. Our best results to date!

We were camped with teams from City Bikes mountain bike team, and Gripped Films. Every team in our compound made it to the podium. That's a successful weekend! Results should be here soon.

The folks at EX2 Adventures put on fantastic events. Everything was run smoothly and the volunteers on the course were amazing. Thanks guys and gals. We will be back next year.

Now I have to go to work and then get some rest. When I have some pictures I will post them up.

Keeping the rubber side down.


Thursday, June 21, 2007

"Wednesdays at Wakefield"

WOW! That's all I can say. For the last 3 years or so I have done this Summer series Wakefield race promoted by the Potomac Velo Club with mixed results. I have finished in the past anywhere from 10th to 19th place. Well, last night I put it all together and pulled out a second place finish! I still can't believe it. It was a great race.

The race is like a sprint. My class (single speed) does 3 laps of a 3.5 mile loop that takes anywhere from 16-20min. per lap. In last night's race there were 24 competitors lined up at the start just before 6pm. My time was 52:15. Comparing to last years racing, I have shaved off 7min. in my total racing time. It's nice to know that hard work really does pay off! Check out more pictures taken at the race by Gary Ryan.
This weekend I'm racing again at the 12 Hours of Cranky Monkey at Quantico Marine Corps Base. The Family Bike Shop team racing in the 3-Person Single Speed Class consists of myself, Trevor, and Tom (an employee and first time racer!). We're looking forward to another great race. Look for a post on the results next week.
Keeping the rubber side down,