In reverse order from the title…..I begin with the Iceman report. We loaded up about 21 riders and way too much gear and hit the road for the U.P. Hey! Last year we took a trailer but decided this year we would not pull it and I think we are all in agreement that we maybe should have brought it!
We arrived after the trip thru the UP and our greasy spoon breakfast, a trip over the mighty Mac bridge, several snow squalls…..a very adventurous trip indeed! After settling into the cabins we suited up for a pre-ride and did just that…..good times getting the last few miles reconned.
Race day we wake up to snowfall, about an inch of that white stuff was covering the ground which confirmed to us all…..it was ICEMAN time!
The race……a little longer course with decent conditions, slower times with the added miles but all in all I think we all had a blast! A few podiums with “Discount Double Check” Joel taking an age class win…..fastest 37 year in the field!
After the race we found ourselves a tasty booofay (buffet if you are french?)…..all we could eat prime rib…and we did eat!
Beers by the fire and some well earned sleep and next thing we know we are headed back to Wisco with another successful Iceman trip in the books.
Next up is JingleCross for 4 of us…..love this weekend and the cross racing in Iowa City…..good crew and a lot of fun watching the pros race the same course!
Denise Coppock had a fantastic season. She placed fifth overall for the WORS elite women, Wisconsin State Champion – Cat 1 Female 30 to 39, and another first in WEMS long course solo female! And just to add more hardware, took first at Wasuau 24 in the 24 Hour Solo Female (when do you sleep??).
See the pic and article on the WORS overall below:
Now, let’s see you finish strong at Iceman against those pro women!
We are still here and still having a blast, we have been heavy on the riding and different type of events this season….little different take on the season for the Flyers! However the team has still been at it on the series and racing all over the place, from Washingon to Wisconsin….the Flyers are still rocking the two-wheelers!
Stay tuned as the posting is about to get back on schedule and waaaaay more frequent!
Wow……way to rock the Wausau 24 Flyers!!!! From the teams to the solo, we had a great showing over the weekend……co-ed teams, clyde teams, just plain old teams……and our solo female…..way to go!
Not to take anything away from the team efforts, but mad props to Denise Coppock for taking the womens overall solo title! Great job and she even thought about riding the day after…..take a day off Denise
Again great job to ALL of you! Is is Ramble time yet? Almost!
With the crazy warm weather, the camp is open early. So we get to hit the dirt in March?Who doesn’t love Wisconsin weather…
First team dirt ride is Sunday @ 9am at the camp (3/25/12). Meet at the trailhead. Let’s fly those team colors with a nice turnout.
OK, maybe the camp doesn't have quite this elevation...
The first workdays at the camp are set for Saturday (3/31) and Sunday (4/1). Let Shawn know if you can make one of the days . The county has approved new trails, but we need to show that we will provide some team power. If you haven’t participated before, it is just a few hours of good “cross training” and fun (but don’t be around Kelly as he won’t stop talking about race tactics…). Families are welcome to help out. We all ride the trails, and they wouldn’t exist without volunteer help, so let’s show our appreciation and Flyer spirit!
Media coverage of the Flyers at Baird Creek. Go to about 15:30 into the episode and you will see the Flyers starring Cole! Great job Cole and Nick on all of the trail work at Baird!
Beginning March 10, we will begin training rides. We will meet at He Nis Ra Park at 9am and usually break into a long ride (for those roadies) and a shorter ride (usually 25-40 miles). Bring your road or CX bikes for the rides. These will both Saturday and Sunday every weekend in March and possibly into April. If the snow melts, maybe we’ll even see those Fat Bike guys jump on their skinnies for a ride!
Contact Shawn for questions.