O'Fallon Grand Prix - Cat 4 - Ryan Harden

posted on Jun 16 2014 by Ryan Harden

The race started neutral as expected. There was a minor attack from the gun that I think was more likely two guys from a team riding and talking and just rode off the front. So it was less an attack, more of a slowly riding away from the group. A couple guys yelled because they had a team member sitting on the front of the pack slow pedaling, but the rest of us didn't bother since we still had 57 miles to go. The first lap was almost completely uneventful. There were a handful of sections where the group strung out pretty good, accelerated to 30ish, then slowed and contracted.

Iron Season 5/10: IM marathon PR, but not at a ‘hot’ race

posted on Jun 10 2014 by Martin Gruebele

The short: 10:48 total, 3:45 new Ironman marathon PR, 11th in 50-54 age group: Best rank yet, clawing my way to the top 10 where rolldown qualification for Kona becomes plausible…  Still no ‘hot’ sub-4 IM-marathon: a tropical storm came through, it rained all day, and the temperature dropped to 70 F.

Greater Terre Haute Weekend

posted on Jun 09 2014 by Scott Dahman

A large Wild Card contingent traveled to the Terre Haute area for the Marshall Madness Road Race and the Terre Haute Criterium and brought back multiple podiums.

Toughman Indiana Half-Iron Triathlon

posted on Jun 04 2014 by Scott Dahman

I have been racing tri for nearly 7 years now and thought I had learned just about everything about race preparation, tactics, and fueling. My results over the last two seasons have been very satisfying, with USAT rankings steadily trending upward. However, sometimes success breeds complacency and lessons forgotten must be relearned. I had a good race at the 1st Toughman Indiana in favorable conditions a year ago.

Fox River Omnium - Masters 30+ 4/5

posted on May 18 2014 by Rick Riley

Elgin Crit:

Perfect weather, not hot or cold and a mild wild to keep things interesting.  It was an interesting course; started flat through the first two turns then a small rise, similar to UGP, another flat turn then a left into a small downhill and an off camber chicane up a hill to the straighaway through the finish.

Monsters of the Midway 2014

posted on May 13 2014 by Chris Kirkham

Bike racers were once again spoiled with beautiful weather for Monsters of the Midway this past weekend.  The race takes place on the Midway Plaisance at the University of Chicago.  I don’t know what a plaisance is, but this is a course that any Nascar fan would love.  Go fast, turn left, repeat 4 times, that’s a lap.

Urbana Grand Prix, Women's 3/4

posted on May 05 2014 by Kelley Wegeng

This was my third criterium, the first two having been a month ago at the Spring Super in South Beloit. The course was beautiful and I had fun.

Urbana Grand Prix - Cat 4/5 Report - Ryan H.

posted on May 05 2014 by Ryan Harden

Well, my report isn't going to be as interesting as the others. My training going into the race has been almost non-existant so I didn't have very high hopes to do anything.

I planned to sit in the pack to conserve enough energy to make an attack if the team needed it later in the race. Unfortunately I never got the chance.



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