Sunday, February 28, 2010

Raw Revolution's "Top Dogs" decided and other news

Today was the conclusion of the "Top Dog" Winter Time Trial Competition sponsored by Raw Revolution. Over 50 riders participated in different categories from January 1st - February 28th. The competition was held on the 10k CompuTrainer Indoor Time Trial Course.

In a hotly contested Men's Time Category, Lucas M. of Snapple Triathlon Team saved his best for last, shaving 20" off of his previous performance, and 2" off his personal best to unseat Matt D. of NCVC as "Top Dog" for the Winter Season with a time of 14:41.17. This is the new Speed Shop record.
In the Men's w/kg category strong man, Jim J., of ABRT had an impressive 4.623 w/kg grip on the top spot until Lucas managed to raise his game not only with time, but also with power, to finish with a 4.830 w/kg! Jim J. did secure his "Top Dog" position in the 40+ Men's Category with a time of 15:28.5 but not without a hard charge from Kevin C. only 10" behind. The Men's 50+ Category was HOT! Only 7" separated the top 3 riders. Terry H. made the one hour trek to the Speed Shop to give it go. He finished in 16:19.6 just missing 2nd place by 1" to Don F. of AVC . Our very own, John "Lumpy" O. also representing AVC, showed us there is a time trial in those legs after all, and topped the others with a 16:12.4. Nicely done.
Not only can he time trial, Lumpy can duct tape Don's running shoes to his pedals for the workout! Do not try this at home!!
On the ladies side, Super fast Michele T. of the Frederick Triathlon Club, remained "Top Dog" in the Women's Time Category AND added the Women's 40+ Category to her list of top podium finishes with a very impressive time of 17:09.04. A new face on top of the Women's w/kg category was Paula R. She raised her game in a big way this winter and landed a 3.514 w/kg. Strong and steady Vicki B. placed "Top Dog" in the Women's 50+ category with a hard charged 19:22.8. Way to go ladies!
This was a fantasic warm up for the upcoming:
"Kelley Acres" Speed Shop was invited to participate in this event with three other CompuTrainer Centers in the region. All the info you need is on the website. If you know anyone that may want to try out their early season fitness, pass on the link.

In other news, the Speed Shop is a proud sponsor of the Frederick Triathlon Club.

Jason S. and Dave M. Club Prez showing off the new digs.

And there we are! Great looking kit!

Thanks to all the riders that have made it out for our fall and winter seasons. We hope we were able to help a few people maintain their sanity during the extreme winter weather conditions. We are working on getting our class schedules automated with Sign ups are live for our 4 week Spring sessions on Tues. 6:30 a.m. or Weds. at 10 a.m. starting 3/2. We will be running a modified spring schedule based on the weather and daylight savings. Check out the web for updates. Or as always, call, email or text.

Pedal on....

Friday, February 26, 2010

Kari goes to Haiti

One of the most satisfying things about the Speed Shop are the cool people I've been meeting. Kari (on the right) contacted me about CT classes after seeing an article in the local paper. She and her friend Suzy signed up for some classes. This week was Kari's last class for a while. She is going to Haiti to participate in the earthquake diaster relief efforts with Hands on Disaster Response (HODR). Kari started this blog to journal her experience.
I wanted to share this great deed and wish Kari safe travels.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Shop TT Update and more...

We are heading into the last week of the "Top Dog" Winter Time Trial Competition sponsored by Raw Revolution . Lots of yummy prizes are on the table for the "Top Dog" !
Going into the final week, Joos is still holding down first place in the Men's Time Category. Jim J. just laid out a new personal best today! He extended his lead in the Men's w/kg AND took over the top spot in the 40+ Men's categories, knocking 12" off his previous time. He said "Bring it!" Not really, Jim would never say that. He lets his pedaling do the talking.
John O. aka Lumpy has taken over the top spot in the Men's 50+ category with Don F. and Terry H. not far behind. On the women's side, Christine M. is leading the Women's and Master's 40+, and w/kg Categories. Vicki B. is still holding on to the top spot in the Women's Master's 50+ Category.
Stay tuned for more updates this week. There are lots of TT's running this week at the Speed Shop.
Also of note... GamJams, has invited the Speed Shop to participate in a regional Time Trial Competition with at least 3 other CompuTrainer Centers. Riders at all centers will ride the same TT course for time. Lots categories and cool prizes. Hope everyone had a great weekend! Pedal on...