Wild Card Wedding

posted on Oct 29 2017 by Martin Gruebele

Question: When is a bachelor party a bike ride? Answer: When Wild Card Ryan Linne is getting married to Kayla Kinsey!

Ill Kanza Grand Fondo (Gravel Race)

posted on Oct 22 2017 by Melinda Higley

Wild Card's own Neil Fortner put on another  great  Ill Kanza Grand Fondo. This year it was USAC, so Karl officiated for us. More than 60 people showed up to race in perfect fall weather, and even with a stiff south wind the course rocked!. Wild Card Racers had an especially good day, check out the info and  podium pics below. We enjoyed lots of Tryptich beer after the race- I was glad I only did 46 miles and got the beer sooner. 

Cyclocross Update

posted on Oct 22 2017 by Melinda Higley

Since Patriot Cross, we’ve been sampling the HICX series and the Chicago series:

Ironman Louisville 2017

posted on Oct 17 2017 by Martin Gruebele

Martin’s report. The short: Warm-up race for the Tunnel Hill 100 ultrarun in November. 11:36 with a swim faster than in 2014, with no swim training for 2 years. Despite a 25 mph rainstorm at the end of the bike, Louisville is more pleasant in October than August!

Patriot Cross 2017

posted on Sep 21 2017 by Melinda Higley

Wild Card Cycling had a great turnout at our local Patriot Cross in Rantoul, IL. The riding was tough--it was very hot! Below are pictures of the men and womens open podiums. We are missing a pic of Neil's fat bike win, but that happened too. Thanks especially to those that came out to support and set up the course. 

Tri the Illini 2017

posted on Sep 17 2017 by Martin Gruebele

Martin’s report. The short: Nick, Scott and I represented the Wild Cards at the race. It was a 1st place age group sweep for Wild Card in M35-39, M45-49 and M50-54, although none of us had done any training for sprint triathlon this season.

IN/KY Match Sprint State Championship

posted on Aug 02 2017 by Chris Kirkham

I took the overall win in the Cat 3/4 Match Sprint State Champs for Indiana and Kentucky on July 15th at Major Taylor in Indianapolis.

Betenia’s Threshold Clinic – Part II

posted on Jul 26 2017 by Martin Gruebele

(Reported by Martin) Tuesday June 25th marked the second Seymour TT. 6 riders showed, with Jeff Decker again leading the pack at well over 26 mph, and Alexx Head Alejo coming in above 20 mph on her road bike!

2017 Ride to the Depot

posted on Jul 23 2017 by Martin Gruebele

​(Reported by Martin) This paid ride benefits the Kickapoo Rails-to-Trails conversion, a worthy cause! Mike B., Rob H., Martin, Jeff D., Alex, and Neil F. (at least) showed up. I ended up with 124 miles at 19.5 mph moving speed, not too bad in the 90 F heat.

The Seymour TT is back!

posted on Jul 18 2017 by Martin Gruebele

(Reported by Martin) After a several year hiatus, we had our first Tuesday night Seymour TT in a long time. Jeff, John B., Ron, Scott and Martin showed up at 6 PM for the 10.85 mile anaerobic race. Alex officiated, with her dog on leash as official TT mascot.

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