April 2015

The Le Claire 300k brevet

posted on Apr 28 2015 by Martin Gruebele

Reported by Martin. The short: Ryan Linne and I headed up to Le Claire, Iowa, to ‘race’ a 187 mile brevet. Starting conditions in Le Claire: 38 F, 25 mph icy-cold rainstorm. Only 4 insane riders showed up, the rest bailed.

2015 Hillsboro Roubaix - Cat 4 - Ryan Harden

posted on Apr 19 2015 by Ryan Harden

Overall my race was okay. A botched clip-in at the start forced me to spend too much time in the second half of the pack the first lap. Did a lot of yoyoing/wasting energy before I decided to move up. I sat in the top 10 of the pack for the last third of the first lap. I was feeling pretty good at this point. 

Tyler attacked on the climb and I hung until about half way when I started to drift back. I maintained contact until about halfway through the bricks and drifted back 25M or so.

2015 Tri Season starts: Sullivan

posted on Apr 12 2015 by Martin Gruebele

The short - reported by Martin: Ron Hoyne and I drove to Sullivan IL for the Sullivan Civic Center Tri. Things went well, with Martin and Ron 1st + 2nd in AG, and 9th+24th/140 overall. The top-3 medals feature adorable Pandas (see photo).