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Brambleton Grand Prix - Jason Berry
15th Jul 2015 Posted in: Blog, Community, Events, Featured, Race Reports Comments Off on Brambleton Grand Prix – Jason Berry

The whistle blew and I took off like it was a mountain bike race. After two years off from racing and fairly recent back surgery I was just happy to be racing again, so off I went! This course favored a bike handler, someone who loved to corner with speed. The morning started early, setting […]

We Are RACING!
14th Jul 2015 Posted in: Blog, Community, Events, Featured, Race Reports Comments Off on We Are RACING!

After a quiet start to the season we are now in full swing! This past weekend we saw Claudette once again take the podium and this time it was the TOP STEP! Huge congrats to this “newbie” to Duathlon (but no stranger to Time Trials). This was the Olympic Maryland Duathlon and she won her […]

Camaraderie, Sportsmanship and Sisterhood - Claudette Archambault
24th Jun 2015 Posted in: Blog, Featured, Race Reports, Uncategorized Comments Off on Camaraderie, Sportsmanship and Sisterhood – Claudette Archambault

Last year, I got a bee in my bonnet to try duathlon.  I’ve always loved the freedom of running, and cycling is a passion.  Seemed like a good idea to combine the two sports in one focused race.  I was intimidated to try, but signed up for the Maryland Women’s Sprint  Duathlon which I’d heard […]

So It Begins
16th Dec 2014 Posted in: Blog, Community, Events, Fun, Race Reports, Training Comments Off on So It Begins

For racers looking to peak mid-season, there’s no real need to be following a training plan in early December but for those looking to do well in early season races, now is the time to ramp up the miles. I’ve chosen Tour of the Battenkill as an “A” race so I will be hyper-focused on […]

2014 DCCX Cyclocross Race - Rob Russell
4th Nov 2014 Posted in: Blog, Events, Race Reports, Uncategorized Comments Off on 2014 DCCX Cyclocross Race – Rob Russell

It was a glorious day at DCCX with cool temps, bright sunshine, a great crowd, and cold beer waiting at the finish.  I was really looking forward to this race because I rolled a tubeless tire on an off-camber rooted turn last year.  I wasn’t going to make the same mistake twice so I got […]

Moco Epic 2014
22nd Oct 2014 Posted in: Blog, Community, Events, Race Reports Comments Off on Moco Epic 2014

On a crisp, October morning not long ago 5 guys from Gripped Racing rose early and made their way to Schaeffer Farm in Maryland. It was an early start but well worth the effort. Assembled were Tim Abbott, Jason Harris, Alex Manente, myself and doing a shorter loop with later start time Erik Thomas. After […]

Matt Lee tackles the Shenandoah 100, or did it tackle him?
1st Oct 2014 Posted in: Blog, Events, Race Reports, Uncategorized Comments Off on Matt Lee tackles the Shenandoah 100, or did it tackle him?

I’ve done a couple 100 mile mountain bike races before (Fool’s Gold 100 in GA). I’ve done races with over 10,000 feet of climbing several times (once already this season) and after a solid summer of racing I was feeling pretty good about my chances at Shenandoah so I set a goal time of under […]

Summer 2014 - That's A Wrap!
10th Sep 2014 Posted in: Blog, Fun, Race Reports, Uncategorized Comments Off on Summer 2014 – That’s A Wrap!

After a particularly harsh Winter the Summer of 2014 seems to have gone even faster than normal. Here’s a quick recap of our FAT summer. Amidst the hoopla JB was at the People for Bikes booth helping get e-mails for the cycling cause. If you want your voice included when People for Bikes talk to […]

2014 Off Road Assualt on Mount Mitchell - Matt Lee
7th Sep 2014 Posted in: Blog, Events, Race Reports Comments Off on 2014 Off Road Assualt on Mount Mitchell – Matt Lee

The Off-Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell (or ORAMM for short) in Old Fort, NC has been my A race all season, the one I had circled on my calender since February, the one I spent all those cold winter days training for. Mile for mile one of the toughest races I’ve ever done, it is […]

Bike To The Beach 2014
3rd Aug 2014 Posted in: Blog, Race Reports Comments Off on Bike To The Beach 2014

We didn’t have to stage until 4:00 am, but, when I woke up at 2:00 am, I knew I should just get up. When you’re excited for an event, sleep is kind of a waste of time. Best to just get the coffee flowing. By 3:45 am when Jay Westcott pulled in from his 3-hour […]

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