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Race Results for 2/21/15 - 2/22/15

Wow each week gets even cooler to see all our athletes dominating their respective races and fields. 


Fork Shoals Road Race:


Pro 1/2:

Thad Dulin 1st
Matt Moosa 2nd
Tim McCullom 12th

Cat 3:

John Croom 6th

Masters 40+:

Tommy Jones 9th
Matt Botting 15th

Women Pro/1/2/3/4

Sarah Matchett 8th


Donaldson Center Road Race:

Pro 1/2:

Matt Moosa 6th
Thad Dulin 12th
Christy Keely 15th 
Tim McCullom 18th

Valley of the Sun Pro/1:

TT:

Jake Arnold 22nd 

RR:

Jake Arnold 55th

Crit:

Jake Arnold 57th

TEAM GC:

Jake Arnold's team 1st

Winter Short Track Series:

Beginner Women:

Christy Kunkle 2nd

Expert Women:

Ann Groninger 1st
Rebecca Bubp 5th 

Beginner Men 40+:

Phillip Craver 3rd
Jonathan Meek 6th

Clydesdale:

Ryan Kelley 1st 
Jon Naylor 4th

Sport men 34 and under:

Brenden Forbis 2nd
Mike Tam 4th
Brian Bradley 5th

Masters 50+:

Dave Williams 4th
Patrick Mcfeely 5th

Expert Men:

Chris Wieczorek 9th

Super Sport Men:

Terry Slifer 3rd
Mike Byrd 6th

This was the last of the Winter Short Track Series with Terry Slifer sealing 1st of the over-all for Super Sport Men, Ryan Kelley sealing 1st for Clydesdale as well as our Total Cyclist MTB Team p/b Jimmie Johnson Foundation Sealing the over all best team. 


Please Review our TotalCyclist Mountain Bike Teams results of 6 hours of Santos  by clicking here!


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Heading South to Santos Race report

6 Hours of Santos: Race Report – Bonnie Kleffman

This weekend several of my TotalCyclist MTB teammates and I trekked down to the Santos trail system in Ocala, FL for the 6 Hours of Santos. I had been there two years ago for the SERC opener in 2013, so I knew that the course was demanding, punchy and fast. Laura and I drove down on Friday and met the guys for a preride. Shafer already had his RV set up trailside next to Niner Mike and the BikeSource/Faster Moustache crew, so the combined pit world was already full of friendly faces. I was surprised to learn that the course was to run in the opposite direction from the last time I was there. Kevin, Shafer and Jim were ready to ride, so Laura and I got on our bikes quickly and followed them into the trail. I was glad to zoom along behind them and watch their lines. The beginning of the course featured two elevated bridges and plenty of punchy, twisty rock sections. The middle was all flow and power. It was flat and sandy with just enough dirt in the corners to create tiny berms. This rolled on for a few miles until a sharp left took us into the other side of the Vortex, where punchy rock sections and bermed wooden structures rounded out the 8 mile loop.  I remember thinking to myself that this course would require my full attention. Plenty of opportunity for carnage to bike and body.

Race morning brought warm temps with the promise of Florida sunshine, and we all told ourselves through our race jitters that it would be a fun day no matter what happened. (Always a comforting sentiment to hide the butterflies.) It is tradition for this race to begin with a LeMans start, and this year was no exception. Since running in bike shoes and a backpack is awkward at best, I adjusted my expectations and tried to stay calm at the start. I entered the singletrack somewhere in the middle of a long train of riders, most of whom were well behaved as we struggled to sort out the pecking order. By the end of the first lap I was feeling great, and was pushing darn close to my xc pace. Lap two brought more of the same. I was glad to have brought the Air9 as the predictability of the hardtail made me comfortable navigating jagged rocks on narrow trail. The hammer came down every time I hit the flat middle, time trialing it PainCave style with constant circles and pressure on the legs.

I heard someone say that the winning women from the previous year got 6 laps in, so I was loosely shooting for that, knowing that as an endurance newbie, I might have to adjust my expectations mid race. I caught up to my friend and competitor Kym Flynn on lap three, but lost her again when I had to get more fluids in the pit. After lap 4, my mind was going to the darker, tired place where brains go when the race is about 60% over. I remembered that (best pit crew ever) Niner Mike said he had some Dr. Pepper in the pit. He was ON IT and hooked me up! A few minutes later, what I thought was a calorie deficiency subsided and I was feeling human again. As I was approaching one of the ‘wall ride’ wooden structures toward the end of that lap, I came upon my friend Jana, who was riding strong as ever. She confirmed that in order for our final lap to count, we had to cross the finish line before the 6 hour clock ran out. I did some quick calculation and figured that if I hurried, I could finish my current (6th) lap and get another in if I pushed. Talk about adjusting expectations! I was now on a MISSION! With no time to stop for additional Dr. Pepper, I hammered through the pits at the end of lap six and heard Jordan shouting, “Get one more good one in!” After the mandatory dismount through the start/finish, I figured I had 48 minutes to get it done. I had this. One man passed me like his wheels were on fire, and I knew he was going for the same thing. Dang. Was my timing correct? I could not hold his pace, so I held my own, and kept pushing. Somewhere I found the energy in the fifth hour to spin through the final rocks, but in the end I managed with 4 minutes to spare. I buried myself on that last lap, and it was my third fastest of the day. This earned me third place, just a few minutes behind Kym Flynn with Amy Horstmeyer finishing first. I was proud to share the podium with these fast ladies, and was glad that my last lap was among my best. Endurance racing is as much about will and mental strength as it is about riding. This is confirmed for me at every race, and I have been surprised at what my legs can sustain when my mind wills it to be.

It was a great weekend for the TotalCyclist team overall, with plenty of podium finishes and strong riding by all who entered. Kelly and Kevin were 1 and 2 on the SS podium, Shafer was 2nd on the box in the 45+, with Jim not far behind in 10th. They had an enormous field of strong men! Last but certainly not least, my awesome coach Laura was 4th of the 17 women in our field. Sweet!!

I would like to thank my friend (Niner) Mike Stanley for helping me, the TC Team and all of the Charlotte crew in the pit. We couldn’t have done it without you!  Also, to my teammate Shafer for cooking dinner for the team on Friday night. Dude, you can cook! A fun weekend with friends and teammates is the best, and, well, so is Florida in February. We will be back next year!

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Weekend Results 2/14 - 2/15

Congrats to all our racers this weekend! Way to prove this training works!

Wolf-Pack Classic (RR)

Masters 50+:

James Barker 1st

Masters 40+:

Gordon Stiel 1st

PRO 1/2/3:

Michael Gearren 6th
Tim McCullom 35th

Winter Short Track:

Super Sport Men:

Mike Byrd  1st
Terry Slifer 3rd

Expert Men:

Chris Wieczorek 1st

Sport Men 19-39:


Mike Tam 4th
Brian Bradley 7th
 
Sport Men 40+:


Kevin Brown 2nd
Brian Hester 9th
Jim Heckmen 12th

Clydesdale: 

Ryan Kelley 2nd

Masters 50+:

Patrick Mcfeeley 2nd
Dave Williams 3rd
Dean Forbis 8th

Beginnger Men 40+:

Phillip Craver 3rd
Johnathan Meek 6th

Beginner Women:

Christy Kunkle 3rd

Single Speed:

Kevin Brown 4th


Again congrats to all our athletes! 





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Weekend Race Results!

What a gorgeous weekend it was for some good Mountain bike and Road Racing!

WINTER SHORT TRACK SERIES RESULTS:

Expert Men:

Chris Wieczorek 3rd


Super Sport Men:

Terry Slifer  1st

Kelly Hudson 2nd
Mike Byrd 4th
John Cates  6th

Sport Men 19-39:

Mike Tam  5th
Brian Bradley 9th
Breden Forbis  17th

Sport Men 40+:

Scott Amidon 2nd

Jimmie Johnson  6th
Julius Ulandey  12th
Brian Hester  15th
Kemp Wall 23rd 

Clydesdale:

Ryan Kelley 2nd

Masters 50+:

Dave Williams 3rd

Patrick Mcfeeley 4th

Beginner Men 40+:

Phillip Craver  4th



Expert/Sport Women:

Bonnie Kleffman  2nd

Samantha Bendt  4th
Ann Groninger  5th

Single Speed:

Kevin Brown 4th

This weekend was also the start of Road Racing in Greenville, SC at the Hincapie Training Series.


DAY 1 AT DONALDSON RESULTS:



Women Pro 1/2/3

Samantha Bendt 12th

Men Pro 1/2:

Matt Moosa 8th

Thad Dulin 12th
Michael Gearren 24th
Tim McCollum 36th



DAY 2 AT DONALDSON RESULTS:



Masters 50+:

James Barker 1st

Mark Hill 18th


Cat 3 men:

John Croom 5th


Pro 1/2 men:

Matt Moosa 2nd
Michael Gearren 18th



CONGRATS TO ALL OUR ATHLETES AND THEIR STRONG PERFORMANCES! 


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Athlete of the week: Terry Slifer


Terry is a Cat 3 road race/crit rider as well as Cat 1 Mountain Bike racer. Terry currently is a paincave staff member at the Midtown location but is also being coached by coach Chad Andrews here at TotalCyclist. Terry is an accomplished runner, skier and surfer; he has through hiked the Appalachian Trail (North Bound), and was a three-year letterman in lacrosse at Hobart College. Terry ran competitively for many years and transitioned into triathlon until shoulder injuries and surgery turned his focus to the bike. Terry began road racing in 2011 and has seen numerous podiums and wins since. Terry draws from all of these experiences to help provide a holistic approach to training, nutrition, total fitness and life. Terry has began to focus more on the mountain bike and is mopping up the field in the mud in the Super Sport category at the Winter Short Track Series here in Charlotte!



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(Terry winning the super sport race just this past weekend)

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TotalCyclist Athletes Dominate The Winter Short Track Series


TotalCyclist athletes have been really tearing up fields in all age groups and category’s at the Winter Short Track Series here in Charlotte NC. There have only been two races so far and our athletes have landed several podiums, top 5 and 10 finishes!




Week 1 Results



Expert Men:

Chris Wieczorek 1st Place

Super Sport Men:

Kelly Hudson 3rd Place
Terry Slifer 4th Place
Mike Byrd 8th Place
John Cates 9th Place

Sport Men 19-39

Brenden Forbis 1st Place
Mike Tam 6th Place
Brian Bradley 11th Place
Benjamin Cooley 12th Place

Sport Men 40+

Brian Hester 10th Place
Jim Heckmen 12th Place
Kemp Wall 18th Place
Julius Ulandy 21st Place

Clydesdale

Ryan Kelley 1st Place
Ricky Priory 3rd Place

Masters Men 50+

Dave Williams 2nd Place
Patrick Mcfeeley 3rd Place
Dean Forbis 9th Place

Beginner Men:

Mike Gearren 1st Place

Beginner Men 40+

Jim Payne 11th Place

Beginner Women

Christy Kunkle 8th Place

Expert/Sport Women

Bonnie Kleffman 1st Place
Ann Gronninger 5th Place
Rebecca Bubp 10th Place

Single Speed

Kevin Brown 6th Place
Colin Rhode 11th Place
Benjamin Cooley 15 Place

Week 2 Results:

Expert Men:

Chris Wieczorek 1st Place

Super Sport Men:

Terry Slifer 1st Place
Kelly Hudson 3rd Place
Mike Byrd 4th Place
John Cates 7th Place

Sport Men 19-39

Brenden Forbis 1st Place
Mike Gearren 3rd Place
Mike Tam 5th Place
Brian Bradley 14th Place
Kemp Wall 23rd Place
Julius Ulandey 25th Place

Sport Men 40+

Scott Amidon 4th Place
Chad Andrews 5th Place
Jimmie Johnson 10th Place
Brian Hester 15th Place

Clydesdale

Ryan Kelley 1st Place
Ricky Priory 3rd Place

Masters Men 50+

Dave Williams 2nd Place
Patrick Mcfeeley 5th Place
Dean Forbis 7th Place

Beginner Men 40+

Jon Meek 12th Place
Jim Payne 18th Place

Beginner Women

Christy Kunkle 6th Place

Expert/Sport Women

Ann Gronninger 3rd Place
Sam Bendt 4th Place
Rebecca Bubp 9th Place

Single Speed

Kevin Brown 3rd Place
Luke Sagur 10th place
Colin Rohde 11th Place


Congrats to all our athletes and their well deserved results!