Sunday, February 28, 2010

Snelling RR - Hurt so Good

Enormous mud puddles and well organized teams marked this year's edition of the Snelling RR. Team Tibco brought an impressive roster of 10 riders, most with international experience. Along with a few of the NorCal standard powerhouse riders like Olivia Dillon - Touchstone Climbing, Metromint, and Webcor all showed up in numbers for a field total of around 45.

Things started fast with attacks from Tibco, and they didn't stop. Emily, Cody, and Susannah each found themselves in potential breaks during the first 3 laps. The team also did an excellent job of contributing to the chase when there wasn't a Wells Fargo rider in the potential break. Heading into lap 4, a crash ended Cody's race and Susannah stopped to make sure all was ok with CCG. Jennie also decided to turn around and escorted Cody back to the car. Shortly after the crash, Emily flatted and with the follow cars back at the crash, she was left waiting for a wheel - leaving only Annie to finish the race.
Here is Annie riding next to National Road Champ Meredith Miller and surrounded by other Tibco riders. At the beginning of the last lap, a 4-women chase group formed after a few counter attacks and broke away. Annie missed this group as she had already covered numerous attacks. In the final sprint, Annie chose the side with better pavement but soon found herself in a massive headwind and finished 18th.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

bring it on

Bring on rain, wind, and big professional teams. We are ready for anything. Just look at Annie this past weekend, getting her training in while on the East Coast. Getting it done with a great smile is what we are all about this season. See you at Snelling.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Berkeley Hills TTT - P1/2

Susannah + Mara - 2nd

This event came a bit earlier in the racing calender, making it all the more painful and cold this year. Mara and Susannah opted to ride their TT bikes for the aero-advantage on the flats. Despite having the 2nd fastest time in the Women's P1/2 category, the two felt their TTT performance could be summed up in this song. When it was all over the two agreed they had a fabulous time together on the course and had some good laughs about some of the male teams that were not happy about being passed by two women.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Berkeley Hills TTT - Master's Edition

Our master's women cleaned up at this year's Berkeley Hills Team Time Trial. Both teams raced in the 80+ open category this year and showed why they will be tough competition in the Northern California Women's Racing Series. Jennie and Tracy partnered for 1st place and Vanessa and Catherine H. came in 3rd. Congrats ladies on an excellent start to the season.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Vancouver Rocks!

Thank you Vancouver - for hosting such an excellent Olympic Winter Games. We are really enjoying watching all the events and the beautiful scenery. So much fun to see all the athletes in their elements and all the fans cheering - we love the spirit of competition.

Vancouver is also the birthplace of our newest partner - lululemon athletica. We are all very excited about working with this amazing company and representing them while wearing their clothing. They are more than just a clothing company - they are dedicated to supporting people that work, play and share the vision of creating healthier, happier and more fun lives. Please visit their website for more information and store locations -

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Paskenta, Cherry Pie, + Red Trolley

Cody was the first woman across the line @ Paskenta - a 100 mile ride/race with numerous gravel sections. Check out the sweet trophy she won!

Susannah made her season debut @ Cherry Pie on Sunday in Napa, Ca. Although Team Tibco was obviously setting up Brooke Miller for the sprint, SBB and the usual NorCal suspects kept up with the Tibco train through the race and into the final lap. Brooke got a true leadout from her teammates and won for the 3rd time in 4 yrs. SBB finished 8th, happy to have the first race out of the way, and vowed to be back again at Cherry Pie in 2011.

Catherine Robertson-Goodkin kicked off her season in San Diego, Ca. at the Red Trolley Classic Criterium on Sunday. CRG felt good and was also happy to have the first race out of the way.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Age of Aquarius?

We have 2 riders with birthdays coming up in the next few those Aquarius personalities. We also love any excuse to eat cake - especially red velvet. Happy Birthday ladies - hope you enjoy a wonderful day and have some cake too.
There is always lots to say about Cherry Pie this time of year - the race, the prize, etc, etc. Cherry Pie isn't exactly red velvet, but I suppose it's the pie equivalent in color at least.....