And with the passing of the last of the Cat-n-Mouse races at PIR this past Tuesday, the 2010 Road Racing season is officially done and dusted. For us, it was a banner year, our best yet. On and off the bike we showed our program proper respect and dueled through a hard year against the typical stiff OBRA competition out there. Thanks to all the riders and teams that kicked our asses all year long.
We’ll gather for our yearly Road Season party and awards ceremony soon, where we’ll drink all your beer you gave us at the Rapha Gentlemen’s Ride for posting the best team time of the day. Thanks again for that, we enjoyed winning it, and we’ll enjoy drinking it even more.
Luckily we were able to post some results of our own. Our men’s teams advanced riders into higher categories than ever before in our program’s history, and our women’s team moved up to form arguably the toughest team to beat in the Cat 3′s. We look forward to completely screwing off during CX season (most of us could care less) and coming out swinging next year on the road. A brief recap. Many thanks to all our fine sponsors, who you’ll see listed to the right in the Blogroll!
1. We saw our first Cat 2 men riders this year in Trevor Spahr and
2. Our website and Flickr page hit over HALF A MILLION page views this
3. Our list of wins was the best ever, in some of the most prestigious
events in OBRA:
Elkhorn Classic Stage Race; 1st place women’s 3, 1st place women’s 4,
4th place men’s 3
Twilight Criterium – Cat 3 men, 1st place
High Desert Omnium – Cat 4 women, 1st place
Banana Belt – Cat 3 men, 1st place
Cherry Pie Road Race – Cat 4 women, 1st place
Sublime Sublimity Circuit Race – Cat 4 women, 1st place
Swan Island Criterium – Cat 3 man, 1st place
Piece of Cake Road Race – Cat 3 men, 1st place
Willamette U Criterium – Cat 3 men, 1st place
Mt. Tabor Series – Cat 4 women, 1st place
Gresham Criterium – Cat 4 women, 1st place
Team Beer Track Race – Cat 3 men, 1st place
State Champion Road Race – Cat 3 women, 1st place
State Champion TT – Men’s 30+ – 1st place
State Champion Hillclimb – Cat 3 women, 1st place
Cherry Blossom Stage Race – 3 stage wins, two 2nd place GC finishes
Portland Street Sprints – 1st place, women’s fixed gear, 1st place,
Franz Bakery Crit – Open Women – 1st place
13 other assorted 1st place finishes on weekly races
30+ podium finishes
For a squad of about 20 active racers, that’s pretty damn good if you asked me. Which you didn’t so signing off!