Sunday, July 27, 2014

VeloRosa Domninates Cat 3 at Sunderbruch

It was a pink domination at the slick single track in Davenport.  The rain that fell the day before left the trails and the multitude of tree roots quite slick.  Nary a gal came out mud free.  Not one pink gal in the Cat 3 race showed a sign of fear.   They took off in a pack and held off all but one competitor to finish first, third and fourth (Zoe, Kari, Amy).  This two-lap course had plenty of climbing and tricky descents further enhanced by the slick conditions.

In the Cat 2 race, Lee took on her first set of black-rated trails full of mud, rock and wood features and hung on to finish third.

Your Roving Race Reporter,  Luann

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Winners at Seven Oaks: Lee Cat 2; Kari Cat 3; Zoe Juniors

The VeloRosa gals cleaned up at Seven Oaks mountain bike race in May. Lee took the first IMBCS Cat 2 race of year by a large margin. She did not let the hills and slick conditions deter her effort. Kari and Amy took first and second, respectively, in the Cat 3 race. This course was challenging for the season opener on Iowa trails but both ladies blew off the dust in fine fashion. Joann and Kim raced the Cat 1 race and finished second and fourth, respectively. The repeated gruelling climbs took its toll on both ladies. Katherine raced the Comp category but the conditions were not favorable to her bike. There was a great showing of fans out to cheer on the ladies as they raced. It is always great to see friends and fans when the racers speed by during a race. Your Roving Race Reporter, Luann

Pink Gals Make Successful Run in Nebraska's Psycowpath Mountain Bike Series

The Psycowpath mountain bike series took place at four venues in Nebraska this year. Our pink gals traveled over the state line and looked quite impressive. Kari in her first year racing in Cat 3 blew away the competition to win the series. She had two first place finishes out of the four races to tally the most points over all. It was impressive to watch Kari gain confidence with each race as she knocked out the competition. In the same series, Lee moved up to Cat 2 and had a great year. The transition from Cat 3 up to Cat 2 proved to be quite challenging. The first race was a lesson in how the next level races as far as course difficulty and length. Lee persevered to garner enough points to place second overall in Cat 2. Joann chose to do the four-hour, Marathon category races. Out of the two races she raced she garnered a first and a second place. This was enough points to finish 5th overall. Katherine and Zoe also traveled over for the first race in the series. Zoe won the junior division and finished second overall. Katherine took third in her Cat 2 race. This is a great showing for the VeloRosa mountain bikers! Your Roving Race Reporter, Luann