The Hartford Riverfront CX race was held on Saturday September 9th. It was another beautiful Southern New England day at the former Nation CX Championship venue. Although the course was on the same venue as the Nats it was a very different setup. The Hoffman heartbreak hill was still there but in a different location. The hill was steep, long run-up and provide the best place to max out your heart rate. I had a max heart rate of 180bpm and I am sure that’s where it happened.
Sunday, August 27th was a beautiful summer’s day with temps in the upper 70s, no humidity and clear skies. Expo had a good contingent roll up to the starting line in the “old man’s” race. Joe Candeias was able to sneak into the row 1 (good move Joe!). I was in the second row right behind Joe. Off to my left in the 3rd row was Matt Holcomb. It was a nice surprise to see former Expo rider Keith Honda line up with us. BTW – Keith is soon to be a grandfather, congrats to the Hond
CROSS IS HERE: The local 2017 cyclocross season kicked off this Sunday at Blunt Park in Springfield, MA. The CompEdge team always put together an enjoyable event with a fun and technical course to get things underway. Expo was represented in a number of categories. For the Men's 3/4 race, newcomers Erik C. and Will L., along with yours truly, were flying the Expo colors in a competitive field of 35 or so starters. On a narrow, twisty course, a good start is always critic
The annual Jam Fund Grand Fundo is a fundraiser put on by Jeremy Powers, to fund young up and coming Cyclocross riders. All the proceeds from the event go to the Jam Fund program, devoted to helping young, enthusiastic cyclists become professional athletes. Expo represented, with over a dozen riders lining up for the “Grand Fundo” which is 68 miles of tough climbing, dirt roads, and beautiful scenery. The morning started with “cowboy coffee and pancakes”. How great is that? K
After a hiatus from Fall last week with temps in the 80s, Sunday’s weather was more in keeping with Autumn as temps were in the low 40s with a stiff breeze for our 9:00am start. Keene had received enough rain on Saturday to render the course with some greasy turns, some squishy sections and a section of standing water near the finish line. There were 2 sand sections at the beach, one had a packed down track with no turns that was pretty straight forward if you stayed in the t
Night Weasels Cometh is one of those events that is pretty unique. The venue is a ski slope and it has evolved over time for the better. The first year it was introduced, they thought it would be ok to leave the grass uncut. That resulted in countless derailleur casualties. Personally, I like a good challenge but that is just not right. I skipped the following year. I went back the next year and they had done a much better job from a ground maintenance perspective. It
Race Report by Mark Sondeen Mill Creek CX – Sept 20, 2015 Willingboro NJ Cat 4, Masters 40+ A weekend trip to visit my Father in NJ was combined racing the Mill Creek CX event conveniently located in a park the next town over. This event offered an elusive Cat 4 only Masters race. Having grown up in South Jersey, and knowing a little about the cycling scene there, it was my theory that the CX talent pool would not be particularly deep. Feeling pretty fit after five early s
Bike racing is tough. And three races in three days leaves behind a lot of tired racers, sore legs and broken bikes. The Longsjo Classic bike race is three critermium style races (short course, multiple laps) in Leominster, Worcester and Fitchburg Massachusetts. Each technical downtown race presented it’s own set of challenges combining narrow roads and fast tight corners. Adding to this were the poor road conditions and a touch of rain on the last day all leading to high sta
Click the link below for an extensive race report on the April 12th Circuit Walnut Hill, part of the Aetna Spring Series, from one of our very own in-house race promoter (Carpe Diem Racing) and CAT 3 race team member Akira "Aki" Sato. http://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.com/2015/04/racing-2015-circuit-walnut-hill-aetna.html #club #Cat3Team
Spring is finally starting to warm up but the Aetna-Expo Category 3 team has been on fire. The team started racing in early March and the results have been rolling in. With great positioning by the team and active racing tactics the Aetna Expo team raced to the following results:
March 15 - Aetna Nutmeg Spring Series - 4th Place
At the Bethel Connecticut race course the Aetna-Expo team began attacking the main field with Dave Well's long distance attempt in the first lap.