Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Result's for Time Trial #1

The Weather Gods played some tricks on all of us yesterday evening. I prayed to the deity Dyeus to not bestow thunder, lightning and hail upon us.  Instead He made sure we knew who's boss and brought in 20mph winds and plummeting temps.  As I packed for the race, my gear did not include ear muffs and mittens.   As a result, our times were a little sluggish but overall I was impressed with the early season fitness of our 25 riders.
Men's 40+ has always been a fast category to race and last night 's times proved no exception. John Stonebarger (New Pi) rode an impressive 23:17.  Of course Mark Sorenson (ICCC) and Henning Gerke (ICCC) 23:32 & 23:53 respectively, not lagging far behind.
In the Mens 1/2/3, Paul Deninger (Velo Sport) had the best time for the evening with 22:53. Joe Nichols (Velo Sport) slammed second overall with a speedy 23:06!  Dennis Grelk, traveled quickly with his recumbent, equipped with a big ring that could of dragged on the ground. ;)

Lets take a look at everyones times:

Men 1/2/3/
Paul Deninger (VeloSport) 22:53
Dennis Grelk (Bike Iowa) 24:46
Rob McKillip (New Pi) 24:57

Men 4/5
Joe Nichols (Velo Sport)23:06
Tobin Jacks 26:35
Todd Brown (HBA) 32:50

Men 40+
John Stonebarger (New Pi) 23:17
Mark Sorenson (ICCC) 23:32
Henning Gerke (ICCC) 23:53
Matt Hartman(New Pi) 26:56
Todd Papke 27:05
Landon Beachy (Twisted Spoke) 30:22

Men Breakaway
Eric Taylor (ICCC) 27:04
Jaron Sullivan 27:12
Mark Beatty (Twisted Spoke) 27:17
Andrew Lidal 29:27
Wes Hepker (Iowa Heat) 29:48
Jeff Cozad (Velo Sport) 33:45
James Mulherin 35:05

Women 4
Sarah Barber (HBA) 27:56
Samantha Rathje (Velo Sport) 29:48

Tara Cody (New Pi) 30:16

Women Breakaway
Christina Anthony 38:04

Chris & Monika Martin (ICCC) 25:48

Alijah Beatty (ICCC) 35:12

Overall results:
1. Paul Deninger 22:53
2. Joe Nichols 23:06
3. John Stonebarger 23:17
4. Mark Sorenson 23:32
5. Henning Gerke 23:53
6. Dennis Grelk 24:46
7. Rob McKillip 24:57
8. Chris & Monika Martin 25:48
9. Tobin Jacks 26:35
10. Matt Hartman 26:56

11. Eric Taylor 27:04
12. Todd Papke 27:05
13. Jaron Sullivan 27:12
14. Mark Beatty 27:17
15. Sarah Barber 27:56
16. Andrew Lidral 29:27
17. Samantha Rathje 29:48*
17. Wes Hepker 29:48*
18. Tara Coady 30:16
19. Landon Beachy 30:22
20. Todd Brown 32:50
21. Jeff Cozad 33:45
22. James Mulherin 35:05
23. Alijah Beatty 35:12
24. Christina Anthony 38:04

Great job ALL ! 

Next race is May 14, two days after Mother's day!
Until then, be good to your Mum.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Depends on who you talk to.....


Here are two different scenarios of what might occur weather wise from 5 to 7ish.  We have dodged the proverbial bullet in the past.  I will postpone the race due to lightning and downpours/heavy wind etc.  The race will go on as planned for rain, be it wet and miserable.

If the weather is not inclement during registration we will proceed.  I kept waking up all night worried about what will occur.  But the voice of reason told me, to keep good faith and make an informed decision as the situation unfolds.

please keep posted, however unless it is storming a lot when we leave for course set up, I imagineyou will see us at Dougherty Park.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

First Race of the Series is THIS Tuesday, April 9!

2012, Tara getting ready for take-off!
Welcome to a new season of racing!
 I guess there is no real excuse to take this long to blog.  I have been put off by the lack of spring and the continuation of winter so I have been doing the bulk of my training indoors.  The calendar says April but I say February.  Some of you may know that alpine skiing is my favorite sport and even though there is no snow (except in my front yard; no joke) I still think about powder.

But here is the reality.  IT IS OFFICALLY ROAD SEASON.  It has been a cold start to the 2013 Road Season and some races have been cancelled due to the unseasonable conditions in the Midwest.  My race series begins this Tuesday, April 9, which is less than a week away.  It will probably be unseasonal, so bundle up.  I promise Summer will eventually come!  Please keep posted to Bike Iowa and this blog for up to date details concerning cancellations, race results and other information. 

Here, once again,  is a synopsis of race details:

Races are held on the second Tuesday of each month,  from April through August.
Race dates:  April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13.
Registration is at Dougherty Park in Lone Tree Iowa and begins at 5:30pm and closes at 6:15pm.
Preregistration is available at
First rider is off at 6:30 pm.  Course is 10 miles in length; five miles to the turnaround and five to the finish.  Helmets required.  you can race a non-time trial rig and register in the breakaway category.

Entry fee is still $10.00 and checks are welcome.  Please note, an additional $10.00 will be charged for a one day race licence through USA Cycling. 

Categories for this series are:  Womens 1/2/3, Womens 4, Womens 40+ and Womens Breakaway
                                                  Mens 1/2/3, Mens 4/5, Mens 40+ and Mens Breakaway, Tandem
Prizes will be awarded post race to the winner of each category and include food, beverage and merchandise.  Sponsors include: Geoff's Bike & Ski,   Bluebird Cafe & Diner,  NewPioneer Coop,  Cafe del Sol Roasting.

Any questions, concerns or complaints?  please contact me, Monika Martin at
Other timely information will also be here:  Bike Iowa,  and also IBRA,

Chris & and I hope to see you once again for a great season of racing!