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Twice this year I have ridden under the Pink banner. First it was with Jim at the Dick Lane Madison Pro Series and more recently this Saturday at the YSC Tour de Pink. With team mates Michelle and Angela, we raised $1,470.
The Tour de Pink was really something. I have done my fair share of group riding, but never have I seen so much laughter and cheer on such a cool early morning. I look forward to doing this ride again next year hopefully raising even more for the charity... $5K. Cake, right?!
The 2010 season of track racing at Dick Lane Velodrome has come to an end, and FM:Race did a pretty awesome job this year!
With his first year on the team, Justin Barber charged from an uncertain C racer up to a competitive A racer, holding his own against people whose only job is to win bike races. He ended up in overall 2nd place for the year with 318.6 season points , a mere 0.4 points behind Dan Holt who does things like winning elite national track championships.
The 4 most frequent track racers (Justin, Chris Kelly, Jason Atwood, and Jim Hodgson) all participated in the majority of Madison events this year, and were the only B racers to do so. Yes, we frequently/always came in last, but as the season progressed, we slowly closed the gap to the various national/international champions that were winning the races. Justin even finished one (a few?) Madisons on the lead lap!
Jim and Justin doing a Madison exchange. Photo by Chris Kelly
Jason and Chris spent the season in the Bs, starting to figure out team tactics which worked out fantastically at least a few times. Jim quickly moved up from the Cs this year to the Bs, Greggory Rothmeier lended a hand a few times in B races (snagging a few points for himself in the process), Paul Bennett occasionally showed up in the Cs but consistently won every time he was around, and Charles Earl raced a few C races but suffered a nasty hand injury at the first pro race event.
Team tactics in play at a pro race event! Justin and I off the front got 1st and 2nd in this 10lap B race at a pro event while Jason and Greggory controlled the field. Photo by unknown.
All that effort grabbed FM:Race 1st place team at the Dick Lane Velodrome for 2010, beating out 24 other teams including some stiff competition from teams with super fast riders. Here is a terrible photo of us receiving our trophy.
In the individual standings (out of 200+ people):
2nd: Justin Barber
10th: Chris Kelly
14th: Jim Hodgson
15th: Jason Atwood
45th: Paul Bennett
And to top of the season, out of a field of 20+ track racers, Justin grabbed 2nd place and Chris took 3rd in Goldsprints at the DLV End of Season party. (Goldsprints hurt! Proof: Justin, Chris, Jason)
See you at the track in 2011!
Congratulations is in order for FM:Race's outstanding track team! http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/content/2010/09/riderteam-year-winners....
The season is over at the Dick Lane Velodrome, and the results are in. FM's Justin Barber took 2nd by less than a point for individual riders. The team as a whole overtook the GA State team for 1st in overall team points!
Great job guys
A few FM:Race team members met up early in the morning last Saturday to ride the MACC One Love Century south of atlanta. Bob finished his first century and longest road ride by a bit, and FM.Race Junior Development Rider Griffin McCauley, age 10, was the youngest rider to do 63 mile option. Good times were had by all! Photos courtesy of Dan McCauley:
Why do you ride?
For immediate members of the Huxtable family, Snowshoe is more fun than ever. AS always, plenty of rocky gnar, plus newer groomed, bermed, jump trails. What more can you ask for? Maybe a Fellini's at the top...
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Some of the FM:Race mountain bike crew met up at Chicopee for a few hours on the trails:
The camera rotated between Jason, Ed, and X.
Heres the route (minus 2.7 miles I didn't record at the beginning): http://connect.garmin.com/activity/40944018
Music: Metric - Gold Guns Girls
Back for 2010 is Dick Lane Velodrome's Pro Race Series. These events will continue to put a new spin on our previous Festival's of Speed, bringing to the fore-front the best of the best riders that the US has to offer. They'll be pushing the envelope of speed and danger in both hard charging sprint events and grueling endurance races.
This weekend, FM:Race tears up the C and B categories to try and grab enough points to move into first place team overall for the season.