Speedwagon Classic - Seeley, Tack and Pipo made up the lead group. Pipo flatted, leaving Tack and Seeley to battle it out. Seeley dropped Tack on the last climb and won. Polson Mike rode strong in third and AG was 4th, the Dave Hartman special tubulars took me to 5th.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Tomorrow and Sunday are the first races of the year for me.
I'm excited to race some dirt and see where my fitness is at.
So much has been going on in our little athletic community that sometimes I forget about my own races. It's been great. Everything from the UM Team holding 5th in the conference to Matty's first couple races. I'm getting so much enjoyment rooting for these top up and comers. Don't forget about Scott Lipp repping in the A group for MSU. He's been having an excellent collegiate season.
This weekend is a big weekend around the region. Most hardcore roadies and mtb'ers will be at the Speedwagon Classic in Polson. The UM and MSU Cycling Teams will be pushing hard in Bellingham and Seattle. Jessie Agner races in the A's for the first time. While Lindsy tries to improve upon her 2nd place in the conference. On the triathlon side of things; Brendan, Adam, Matt, Hoffman, and Jen are all down in Cali for the 70.3. Overall a big weekend for Montana endurance athletes.
Best of luck to everyone, I will try to keep on top of updates this weekend.
Posted by Shaun Radley at 12:22 PM
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The TTTT pre-hype reached new levels yesterday. Before the start we had an anonymous donor give $50 to anyone who broke a course record. The guys field had several candidates. Brian had un-officially broken the record last week (wrong turn), our series leader Johnny MT has dipped below 12, and Mr. Tack and Zellmer were in attendance. On the ladies side there were three top riders who had a shot. Lindsy was close to the record last year and is very much capable, series leader Kellie had put up 13:43 last week, and Tam made an appearance.
Posted by Shaun Radley at 9:10 AM
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Photo by Cathrine L. Walters.
The start of the Spring Classics begins this weekend. Two years ago around this time I wrote a blog post about combining regional forces and offering lots of spring "classics" type races.
The time is now. Northern Rockies Classic Season begins this weekend.
SATURDAY: Matt Seeley's Speedwagon Classic is this Saturday. 55 miles of hilly riding. A mix of pavement and dirt. Click here for more information. Don't ever miss a Matt Seeley event. It always includes food, and extremely difficult riding. If you want to see what your made of then come to the Speedwagon. The mass start race (Grand Fondo) idea is killing it in the states right now. Seeley has got it nailed once again. The Speedwagon is a can't miss Montana Event.
SUNDAY: Our friends to the west, Vertical Earth are putting on a new Roubaix called the Muddy Huetter Roubaix. Click here for more information. Relatively flat, roubaix style course with mixed conditions. Gaertners' and company know how to race, and put on races. Expect nothing but top notch, riding in the gutter, mud on the face racing.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY - April 3/4: Frozen Flatlands in Spokane, WA is a staple on the calendar. Great racing, including a time trial. Just because this is a stage race doesn't mean it doesn't have early spring conditions. Almost every year it seems like one of the days stays below freezing.
SUNDAY - April 11th: Rocky Mountain Roubaix. The pinnacle of spring racing in our area. You win you take home the rock. Drama, elbow to elbow racing and non stop action.
Four events make up the early season "Spring Classics" this year. Expect full on competition. Who is the hardest of the hard-men and women?
Posted by Shaun Radley at 11:55 AM
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Posted by Shaun Radley at 8:46 AM