Monday, July 28, 2014

1st Annual Pirates Ride

We've stomped around Lillooet quite a bit the last few years.  Somewhere in those whiskey fueled evenings we've thrown around the idea of doing something stupid - well, more stupid than we usually do.  So we threw out a challenge to see how quickly we could do the 'loop'.  The loop being some 570ish km's with ~6000m of elevation gain.  

So, after 18.5 hours of riding, 10 flats, 2 wrecked tires, all of Lillooet's pizza and gallons of chamois creme and sunscreen we think this was a great idea and want to do it again.  In at least a year's time.

5 of us completed the loop.  Check out the Strava's for all the deets.

Approaching the dreaded Duffy Lake climb

Rolling into Lillooet after a hard day 1.  
This is the best stretch of highway ever.  Basse told me so.

Day 2 begins.

A lovely view.

Sidic joined us for motor pacing duties.  

 Rock bites made for lots of 'rest' breaks.

 Tunnels on the Fraser Canyon Hwy.  Motto here is 'go faster'.

Back to the bad drivers and haze of the city. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

BC Premier Series Final Standings

The White Rock Crit was the BC Premier Series Finale and Trek came out with all guns blazing and attacked Sara relentlessly in a hard fight for the jersey.  In the end, Sara finished up second overall after a strong and consistent first season of racing.  Full standings HERE.

At the front defending the leader's jersey, surrounded by pros.  Excellent photos courtesy of Scott Robarts Photography.

Trek applied the pressure and made Sara (racing in her composite team kit - ATAC Sportswear) work at the front all race and finally sprung one of their riders away.

On the men's side of things, Dylan Davies had a huge lead and finished up W.Rock strong to cap a great season with his new squad.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Week of Stupor 2014

BC Superweek  has it all.

Teammates on podiums.

And teammates smiling before serious bizness racing while incurring beer fines for very questionable attire.  Polka dots?  Really?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Baker City Madness

Neither thunder, lightning, gale force winds, melting heat, 3500m of climbing or 2 strong teams could stop Sara from running rampant in Oregon and walking away with the GC win at the Baker City Cycling Classic.

Final GC Podium.  With beer.

She was third in the first RR, won the TT (43kph!), second in the crit and tamed the 25k climb to the finish in the last RR with a second place to wrap up the overall win.  Full results here.

Bring on Stuporweek and Cascades...