Whoa, fall into a drunken stupor for 2 weeks, and look what happens?!?! No one told me there’d be racing and grabass and whatnot…time for me to catch up. We’ve been busy. The sun must have been shining, as we’ve been making hay.
Dirty Circles race series wrapped up, and we did alright for ourselves. We went 1 – 2 in the ladies 4, snared 2nd in the ladies 1/2/3 (Anna Grace), and managed 3rd overall in the men’s 3/4 (Dave Dezellum). All kinds of good. Special kudos to Lara Kessler for her winning the last race of the series, as well as the overall in the 4′s, with help from our ever impressive Cat 4 ladies squad of Lara, Brenna Wyre-Simpson, Vivian Loar, and Alexandria Schultz. We must also welcome our new Cat 4 ladies, Suzy Nelson and Rachel Bagley, both of whom will prove rock stars in their own right.
Lara jets out of the gloom to nab 1st place
Then, we went over to the inaugural Gorge Roubaix race and brought home some good results from that one, too. Anna “The Ace” Christiansen took the ladies to battle and came away with a fine 2nd place, and a full tank of gas after the race. Bodes well for the upcoming IVRR NVGP qualifier, eh? Also of note was Brenna Wyre Simpson winning the cat 4 ladies contest, while scoring 10th overall, beating a lot of higher category riders. Watch this one. Newly minted Ironclad rider Rachel Bagley made the podium in 3rd as well, doing her part and still having enough to finish well for herself. All the ladies pulled hard to make these results happen. We had Joe Martin and Kevin Driscoll (both 1st year Ironclad riders) in the guy’s affair along with Mark Koller who snared some points with a hard fought top 15.
Walter just sat in the parking lot on his fat ass and napped.
Brenna races by my old house (photo: Castelli Cycling)