Sunday, April 27, 2008

Old Capital - Kristin, Kim and Brianna Fly the Pink Flag!

The 31st edition of the Old Capital Criterium saw a field of 15-20 in the Cat 4 Women's race - and included Kristin Reece and Kim Hopkins. A fast pace and early solo break caused the field to splinter down and down - Kristin ended up in a group of 4 or 5 with Kim just behind - Kristin went of the front of her group at the top of the hill on the last lap with one other girl - and came around her at the line to finish 2nd for the day - and Kim motored her way to 7th, while Brianna rolled in around 12th! Way to go ladies - thanks for flying the pink flag!

Kristin's additional 7 points will mean she keeps the Iowa Cup lead into the next weekend of racing - Memorial Weekend. Snake Alley Criterium and Melon City Bike Race are the next two races in the Iowa Cup - followed by the Clear Lake races on July 8 and 9th, which will wrap up the series. It would be sweet to see pink take home the first ever Women's Cat 4 Iowa Cup victory!

Kristin Rinderknecht ran the Drake 1/2 marathon on Saturday in a strong 1:49, finishing 60th overall - Congratulations Kristin! Kristin has really started her Ironman training in earnest as she prepares for her first ever Ironman Triathlon at Ironman Florida in November.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Proud To Be Pink!

In a textbook move, Kristin Reece and Joann Schmidt jump from the field of 38 early in the Iowa City Road Race on Saturday, April 26th. Along with them came a collegiate rider - the 3 of them worked hard and worked well to stay away from the pack.

Kim Hopkins, Jenny Weber, Dalena Feller and Dee Mable controled the pace in the pack - letting the 3 stay out front. In the final lap PRC moved to the front in an effort to pull the break in. The extra speed split the field, leaving a group of 5 to chase - including 2 from PRC, Dee Mable from All9Yards, Kat Porter from Bike Tech. and Sandy Kessler (Team Skin). Kris from PRC made a final move, which was followed by Dee and Sandy - in an attempt to catch the break in the final mile - and was unsuccessful.

Kristin Reece ended up with the victory with Joann Schmidt in 2nd, college girl (no name at this point) in 3rd, Kris (PRC)4th and Dee in 5th. Kim Hopkins held on to finish in the top 10 while Jenny Weber and Dalena Feller finished in the top 15.

Impressive ride by all!!!

In the Iowa Cup standings - this should move Kristin Reece into first with 21 points and Dee Mable into 2nd with 19 points - but we'll need to verify once results become official.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Brianna Takes Finchford!

Brainna Hantelmann braved the cold and the wind and took the win in her race at Finchford Roubaix on Sunday. Congratulations Brianna - way to keep the All9Yards win streak alive!

We also had a great time at Girls Night Out on Friday - 8 new ladies signed up for the team - We'd like to thank Forrest and everyone at Bike World for their generosity in hosting the event! Chris Maharry was kind enough to join us with his camera and we'll be posting them as soon as we get em!

This was also a big weekend for Kristin Rinderknecht, who spent the weekend in Arizona cheering for her husband, Reed as he competed in the Arizona Ironman. Her cheering and support must have worked because he finished in 9:58:50 for 7th place in his age and 53rd overall - and we're waiting to see if he qualified for the big one in Kona!

Next up on the event schedule is the Iowa City Road Race and Criterium on April 26 and 27 and the next weekend Dee heads to California for the Wildflower 1/2 Ironman.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A Great Weekend of Racing!

Altoona Road Race: 3rd, Dee Mable; 4th, Kristin Reece; 5th Joann Schmidt; 6th Kristin Rinderknecht; 9th, Kim Hopkins; 12th, Dalena Feller - WOW! What a start!

So - how do you follow that? How about Big Creek Road Race: 1st, Dee Mable; 2nd, Kristin Reece; 4th, Kim Hopkins; 9th, Dalena Feller - What a great weekend - and how long we have all come! The team currently holds 1st, 2nd, 6th and 7th in the Iowa Cup standings as well - Way to go!

To get Kristin Reeces point of view - check out her family blog

For more pictures click on Fryguy Images

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Altoona and Big Creek Road Races this weekend!

Altoona Road Race - Saturday starting at 10am
Big Creek Road Race - Sunday, races at 10am and 1pm.
Click on the race name for a map of the course.
Info can be found at

Join us for a Girls Night Out on April 11th!