Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Beat the Freak

Riley Spahn, long time friend of the team, and our newest team member will be splitting his season between his collegiate team, The Auburn Flyers and Team CCR.

Riley's first race with the team was a dandy. He traveled up to Fayetteville, TN to race in the Beat the Freak Cyclocross series. Riley doubled up and the first race was the P/1/2 race. After a morning full of rain, Riley set out and bested the field bunny hopping the final set of barriers and winning the uphill sprint to take the P/1/2 race.

After a brief rest to clean the mud off his bike Riley went out and won the Singlespeed race. Riley had the race in hand, but had to deal with a late race crash before winning it by a wheel.

Congrats on the wins, and welcome to the team.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Young Gun get his first victory.....

Team CCR's Junior rider Payne Griffin headed down to race in the Columbus Road Race and netted his first victory of the year. The Junior class that Payne was registered to race in ended up being combined with the Men's 4/5 field making it quite deep. The lessons that Payne has learned through the course of his first season racing with Team CCR paid off in full as he rode in the top 10 of the mixed field the entire race. In the abnormally sweltering 96 degree September heat Payne bested his closest Junior competitor by over 15 minutes winning the Junior's race. As an added bonus Payne also netted a top 15 in the combined field. Congrats on the first win and to a great effort!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Bump and Grind's Sweet 16.......

On an unseasonably hot and humid day, six CC Racers participated in the sixteenth annual Bump n Grind mountain bike race at Oak Mountain State Park. Bump n Grind is presented by the active local club, Birmingham Urban Mountain Bike Pedalers and is the 4th Southeast qualifier for the Kenda Cup. The world-class quality of the trails and popularity of the race bring several hundred racers to the venue from all over the United States. Thus, the fields for Bump n Grind are very competitive. We had six team members participate in this year's Bump n Grind, and all of them netted top ten finishes.

Larry Stanley achieved one of his long-standing dreams to place first in his category, Men's Sport 45-49, at his hometown race.

Josh Powell placed 2nd in Men's Sport 25-29 - a very strong finish.

Hardwick Gregg grabbed a podium spot in third place in the Men's Expert 50+ race.

Mike Herring also took the honor of a 3rd place podium in the Men's Sport 50-59 race.
Mitch Moses took 6th in the Men's Sport 45-49 category and Justin Poland placed 8th in the Men's Sport 25-29 class.

Congratulations to all of our guys in green at the Bump n Grind 2010! Strong work on the dirt!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Turn-N-Burn 360

On June 5th Beth won the inaugural Turn-N-Burn 360 race that is now part of the Bump N'Grind race weekend. The short course race covered about a mile, featuring 1 steep little climb, and was 30 minutes long. Beth said that it was kind of a like a cyclocross race. Nice job brining home the win Beth!

LAMBRA-Natchez, MS

Alan was in Natchez, MS the weekend of June 5-6 racing in the Mississippi Road Race Championships. On Saturday Alan battled sweltering heat and humidity to bring home a 9th place finish in the Masters 35+ race. On Sunday he raced the Cat 4 race and brought home a hard fought top 15 with a 14th place finish. Solid effort!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

12 Hours of Tsali

Beth and Stacey raced the 12 Hours of Tsali this last weekend and flat MASHED their competition. The kicker is that they were a 2 woman team racing against 4 woman teams. They did twice the work and still won!!! This was the first time they raced together, and if I was a betting man, I would stake the farm that you would see them together again. Awesome job!

Attack on Swayback

We sent 6 riders down to the Attack on Swayback, and came home with 5 medals. It should have been 6 except for an ill-timed flat for Mike Herring who was destroying the competition in his race. The team swept the Sport Men 20-29 podium with Josh in 1st, Justin 2nd, and Zach 3rd. Hardwick placed 2nd in the Expert Men 40+ race. Larry rounded it out with a 2nd in the Sport Men 40-49 race. They needed a trailer to haul all of their swag home. Crazy good effort!