Monthly Archives: June 2014
2014 Gripped Racing Team Photo
22nd Jun 2014 Posted in: Blog , Community , Team Gallery Comments Off on 2014 Gripped Racing Team Photo

Early this summer we assembled at Lindsay Volkswagen in Sterling VA for our new team photoshoot. Thank you to Jay Westcott for another fantastic team portrait. Not shown are: Devon Halley, Tim Walker, Alex Rapavi, Claudia Gonzalez Martinez, Aron Kansal and Anthony Douglass.

Bon Voyage Ryan Johnson
22nd Jun 2014 Posted in: Blog Comments Off on Bon Voyage Ryan Johnson

This past year my world was turned upside down..in the most perfect way, when my first daughter was born, Aubrey Louise Johnson. We’ve all heard it many times, “when he/she was born, nothing else mattered!”… Anyone who says that is either lying or they never really loved it as much as they thought. The key, […]

2014 Wednesday At Wakefield, Race 1 of 4
19th Jun 2014 Posted in: Blog , Race Reports Comments Off on 2014 Wednesday At Wakefield, Race 1 of 4

Man, what a day. Hot, muggy and nasty however I was still excited!  “This heat is gonna hurt the rest of the guys more than me” I thought.  I kept hydrated all day and got a nice warmup lap (during the kids race) oops!  I wish I wasn’t wearing the kit for this part because […]

Maryland State Mountain Bike Championships, Greenbrier
12th Jun 2014 Posted in: Blog , Race Reports Comments Off on Maryland State Mountain Bike Championships, Greenbrier

MD State Championships, Greenbrier: Gripped started the day early with Kevin Carter leading the Endurance Open class – 4 solid hours of relentless rocks. In usual Kevin fashion an additional challenge lay in having forgotten his shoes. He borrowed a pair of commuter shoes with floppy soles but they fit so off he went. By […]

Full Steam Ahead
12th Jun 2014 Posted in: Blog , Race Reports Comments Off on Full Steam Ahead

Matt Lee jumps into the Turkey Hill Classic, just outside Gettysburg Pennsylvania This was a hard race. I was up to visit Gettysburg with my girlfriend, found a race close by with a cheap entry fee, and thought, “this looks fun”… Deceived into thinking a course with a 20% climb would be “fun” Even after […]

Early Season Races
12th Jun 2014 Posted in: Blog , Race Reports , Uncategorized Comments Off on Early Season Races

Racing season is in full swing and Gripped has been turning in laps and finding the podium at the end. Few weeks back a bunch of us showed up for the Melford Crit in Maryland, a fast, office park crit with gradual turns but enough pinches in the curb-lined roads to keep it sketchy. Matt […]

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