Sep 15, 2011

Thank You to East Coast Bicycles

I just wanted to say thank you to East Coast Bikes for their support over the last year.  When we were in need of a bike shop, they stepped up and really full filled our need.  They are also sponsoring the Cyclocross race we are holding in November.  Look them up the next time you need something.

Mar 18, 2011


Men's Cat 5 1 Immeker Dan Tripower
2 Guerra Elias Hilton Cycling Club
3 Vann Andrew Celerity Cycling p/b Brooks Systems
4 Tempest Nicholas TriPower
5 Kent Roland Team Kainer Cycling
6 Crandell Eric Fat Frogs Racing
7 Stockdill Hilton Cycling Club
8 Burbey Ryan
9 Northup Adam Richmond Velo Sport
10 Callam Brian College of William and Mary
11 Clarke Ryan Richmond Velo Sport
12 Baldwin Michael Tripower
13 Sumrell Kenneth Fat Frogs Racing Team
14 Reichelderfer Jeff Fat Frogs Racing
15 Murray Ben
16 Clarke Taylor Team Whole Foods
17 Kennedy Samuel Hilton Cycling Club
18 Callery Bryan Christian Cycling / Hammer Nutrition
19 Eanes Sterling Team Three Sports
20 Bream Anthony
Women Cat 4/40+ 1 nicholson Sharon tripower
2 winters leslie va asset
3 Craddock Glenda Fat Frogs Racing
4 Hill Marci Walt Racing
5 McNelis Mallory Team Nature's Path/3Sports
6 Schutz Morgan Fat Frogs Racing
7 Schaefer kristin Rostello p/b Fiorucci/Cycor
8 Leary Sharon Rostello p/b Fiorucci
9 Fink Julie Fat Frogs Racing
10 Hunter Julie VA Asset Group p/b Trek
11 Peacock Amy Red Hammer Racing
12 Wood Denise Red Hammer Racing
13 Gonzales Megan Fat Frogs Racing
Women 1/2/3 1 joyner emily va asset
2 Ingram Ali Vanderkitten Racing
3 Cook Laura Vanderkitten Racing
4 winters leslie va asset
5 Pope Jennifer Vanderkitten Racing
6 schmitz avanell va asset
7 Macdonald Brittany Vanderkitten Racing
8 Eichert Amanda Fat Frogs Racing
9 Seymour Jane Fat Frogs Racing
10 Craddock Glenda Fat Frogs Racing
Juniors 10-14 1 Clarke Taylor Team Whole Foods
2 Carey Thomas Team Portsmouth
3 Lloyd Chris Fat Frogs Racing
4 mcnelis mallory
5 Dujua Matthew Richmond Velo Sport / 3Sports
6 Brookfield Grant Richmond Velo Sport / 3 Sports
7 Craddock Dane Fat Frogs Racing
8 Fitzgerald William Hilton Cycling Club
9 schaubach Micah Walt Racing
10 Pounder alastair Raleigh Allstars
11 Warner Jacob Team Natures Path
12 Dujua Leigh Richmond Velo Sport / 3Sports
14 Horvath Judy Fat Frogs
15 Carey Christopher Team Portsmouth
Juniors 15-18 1 King Jake hot tubes development
2 Keeling Chris Miller School of Albemarle
3 Brookfield Parker Richmond Velo Sport / 3 Sports
4 Schaefer Kristin Rostello p/b Fiorucci/Cycor
5 Clarke Taylor Team Whole Foods
Men's Cat 3 1 Mull Stephen Richmond Velo Sport
2 Grosicki Gregory College of William and Mary
3 Turner terry Hefler Performance Coaching/CBC
4 Gray John Virginia Beach Wheelmen
5 Netzer Dan Celerity Cycling p/b Brooks Systems
6 Tamayo Mike Virginia Beach Wheelmen
7 Harville Lucas Triangle Velo
8 Schwartz Dan NCVC/UnitedHealthcare
9 horvath kevin Fat Frogs Racing
10 King Jake hot tubes development
11 hunt mitch Fat Frogs Racing
12 Cundiff Frank Celerity Cycling p/b Brooks Systems
13 Pope Timothy Fat Frogs Racing
14 Sheridan Christian CRC
15 McNelis Edward Richmond Velo Sport
16 Goyet Joshua Virginia Beach Wheelmen
17 yengling michael Richmond Velo Sport
18 deaton jimmy Team Tripower
19 Blend Nick Richmond Velo Sport
20 Marques Joseph Charlottesville Racing Club
21 Pope Jennifer Vanderkitten Racing
22 Glasscock Robson Carytown Bicycle Company
23 Cook Laura Vanderkitten Racing
24 Ingram Ali Vanderkitten Racing
25 Macdonald Brittany Vanderkitten Racing
Men's Cat 4 1 Hoy Bryan JRVS/American Pride Auto
2 Keeling Christofer Miller School of Albemarle p/b CBC
3 Kyle Charles Freshbikes p/b SKANSKA
4 Dujua Oliver Richmond Velo Sport / 3Sports
5 Hale Wilson JRVS/American Pride
6 Levesque Rick Richmond Velo Sport
7 Clevinger Noah JRVS/American Pride
8 Younkin Joe Southside Tri & Cycle
9 Hadley Jerry Tripower
10 Smith Brandon VCU Cycling
11 Mitchel Brian Richmond Velo Sport
12 Hendricks Steven Fat Frogs Racing
13 Magnussen David
14 Baumgartner Ed Richmond Velo Sport
15 Skinner Ron Hilton Cycling Club
16 Kunz Brian JRVS/American Pride
17 Benjamin Steve Richmond Velo Sport
18 Zarate Jorge fat frogs racing team
19 Altomare Joe Hilton Cycling Club p/b Walt Racing
20 bozarth anthony hilton cycling club
21 Iannuzzi Mark JRVS/American Pride
22 Wang Junjie Team Tripower
23 Poteat Ivan Carytown Bicycle Company
24 Marks arthur TriPower
25 nalls jeffrey BikeWorks Racing
26 Brookfield Tom Richmond Velo Sport / 3 Sports
27 Moore Andrew William and Mary Cycling Team
28 Kidd Vince JRVS/American Pride
Men Pro 1/2/3 1 king daniel CRC/Wired
2 carithers sean team whole foods
3 Scanlon Bill CRC p/b Wired Bike
4 king mark CRC
5 Fabiato Francois 3sports/RVS
6 greco marc tripower
7 Custer Pete North Tek-Aria
8 huss terry raleigh all stars
9 Clarke David Team Whole Foods
10 Kendall Steven Kelly Benefit Strategies / LSV
11 Evans William BikeWorks Racing
12 Craft Daniel Fat Frogs Racing
13 Mull Stephen Richmond Velo Sport
14 ward paul atlantic velo
15 Warner Mark CRC/Tridim
16 warren ben
17 mullins timothy team whole foods
18 Schaefer James Rostello p/b Fiorucci/Cycor
19 Hosang Michael Tripower
20 Winck Adam CRC
Master 40+/50+/60+ 1 Clarke David Team Whole Foods
2 king mark CRC
3 Warner Mark CRC/Tridim
4 king daniel CRC/Wired
5 mullins timothy Team Whole Foods
6 Fabiato Francois 3sports/RVS
7 Schaefer James Rostello p/b Fiorucci/Cycor
8 Scanlon Bill CRC p/b Wired Bike
9 ward harlan atlantic velo
10 King Wesley Richmond Velo Sport
11 Marks arthur TriPower
12 Netsch Robert TriPower
13 Fletcher Eric CRC/Wired Bike
14 McNelis Edward Richmond Velo Sport
15 Blend Nick Richmond Velo Sport
16 nalls jeffrey BikeWorks Racing
17 sheridan christian CRC
18 brown greg
19 Bond William Fat Frogs Racing
20 Fitzgerald II Thomas Hilton Cycling Club

Feb 21, 2011

Snowball Crit #1 February 20, 2011

The racing season is underway.  In Virginia the season has started with the Snowball training series for the past 14 years.  Although this is a training race, riders don't treat it like that.  Nerves are high and anticipation is great.  Sometimes it could set the tone for the season.  It is a great place to gain some confidence for the year, but it is also a place you could lose all you worked for.  A high place or an aggressive showing with validate your winter training.  A fall or crash could easily get in your head and cause unnecessary nerves for the remainder of the season.

The Virginia Beach Wheelmen had something to prove:
The Virginia Beach Wheelmen (VBW) really came together as a team this winter.  We have also considered ourselves a team and not a club, but we are still amateurs with life that tends to get in the way.  In the past we have had a few racers stay focus all year while others allow silly things like new babies, new homes, weddings, new jobs and opening new businesses to get in the way of cycling (I know crazy isn't it?)  This year it looked like it was all coming together.
  • Mike Tamayo decided cold or not, there was nothing to keep him off the bike this season.  He religiously followed a winter training program I provided to him.  
  • John Gray got very motivated early.  He took the CX season to take time off the bike.  I coached him with weekly plans, strength and cross training.  I have never seen him ride so well.  
  • Tim Shockley opened up his Shockley Sweet Shoppe store at the beginning of the year.  This actually allowed him to quit his landscaping job and concentrate solely on his business.  This change in duel concentration has allowed him to get in a good solid month of training and the promise of more miles to come.  Tim was quickly riding himself back into top form.
  • Zach Kyler has done his best to follow the training plan provided for him by me.  He, however has battled the flu throughout the winter, especially last month.  This illness has kept him from being consistent.  He is a strong and motivated racer and it will not take him long to regain his form.
  • Jon Nisbet, currently our only Cat 2 racer, has been busy with work and a new baby.  Anyone who saw him during CX season knows that it doesn't take much for him to regain form.  Jon is a natural talent and will get hungry for racing again.
  • Then there is me.  As the coach of the team I am just as concerned with everyone's form as I am with my own.  I am exactly where I wanted to be.  I put in a lot of time and feel I need to just work on race speed and I will be right there.  That is what the early races are all about.
That is the VBW racing team.  We worked hard this winter and feel like we deserve success.

CAT 3/4 Race
All of us with the exception of Jon Nisbet lined up for the 3/4 race.  We had our new, bright green helmets which received a lot of attention.  We were ready.  The plan:  Have at least two riders at all times at the front.  Make sure nothing escaped without us.  We would rotate the riders through taking turns to cover.  More importantly though, test out our legs by making some attacks of our own.  Use this as a training race and see what we could do.  If at the end it was a group sprint, we would form a leadout and try to get at least 2 racers in the top 5.

Everything went as planned except that Zach ended up getting dropped.  That was okay, he didn't quit and continued to use the race as another step to getting his fitness back.  The team was all very pleased to see him stay in.  Mike and John did the majority of the work with attacks and chases.  At all times you could see the aggressiveness of the bright green Rudy Project helmets.  Tim and I both did a fair amount of work covering attacks, making attacks and just creating an aggressive presence in the pack.  With just a few laps to go we started to get into position to create a leadout.  Coming up to the bell lap, Mike, John and myself were right near each other with Tim just behind us.  Then the crash happened.  It separated the field.  Mike barely managed to stay up and it really took him out.  John wasn't prepared at this time for a big sprint because he had just launched an attack.  Tim was a little too far back and got separated.  I kicked it, yelled to John to get on my wheel.  He said "keep it going".  In other words he couldn't get on.  I couldn't slow if I had any chance on catching the lead.  So I kept going hard and caught the group just before the second turn.  As we rounded the turn I gunned it again to pass the line and I got on the wheel of the two riders creating the leadout.  The big effort left very little in my legs for a sprint and I ended up with 4th place.  Not bad, but we had hoped for better.  The other guys finished well, at least no one went down with the crash.

CAT 1/2/3
All of the VBW racers with the exception of Zach decided to double up.  What a great way to get speed in your legs.  Jon Nisbet didn't race at all because he was battling an illness.  The race started with the idea that we were going to sit in and survive.  The problem is that we are bike racers and a lot of times finishing in a pack with a large break up the road is not surviving.  Once again we did our fair share of work with Mike and John pulling the most weight for the team.  A four man break did get up the road and there was a lot of effort to catch them for a while.  As far as us, Tim was the first to go.  He got some good speed in his legs and some great training but it was a little too much for the miles he had under his belt.  I was the next one.  This actually surprised me.  At no point during this race did I think I was going to drop.  With about 14 laps to go, just before turn number 2, my legs cramped.  It was a sudden cramp, both legs, quads, hamstrings and calves.  I actually almost lost control of my bike.  Luckily I was on the outside and was able to go outside the cones and just go straight.  I couldn't pedal and I couldn't sit down.  It took a long time to go away.  That had never happened that bad before.  Mike was next.  With fewer than 5 laps to go his legs started to cramp and he couldn't work them out.  John did very well and stayed in for the final sprint.

I am very excited about how the team did.  It makes for a very promising season.

Feb 15, 2011

2011 Sleepy Hole Smackdown

Register on Bike Reg: Click Here 

PRESENTED BY   The Virginia Beach Wheelmen   and City of Suffolk Parks and Recs           

at SLEEPY HOLE PARK IN SUFFOLK, VA on March 12, 2011
Held under USA Cycling Permit, Pending
30 minutes
Women CAT 4 / 40+
30 minutes
Women 1/2/3
40 minutes
Junior 10-14
15 minutes
Junior 15-18
30 minutes
45 minutes
Kid’s Race

1 lap
40 minutes
60 minutes
Masters 40+/50+/60+
45 minutes
Entry fee includes a $3.00 USAC Insurance fee and $1 BAR fee.  All entrants must have a current USCF license or must purchase a One-day license at registration.  Riders under 18 requires a parent’s signature to race.  All USAC rules apply.  On line registration is available on BikeReg .  BikeReg Service fee will be charged for online registration. Race day registration will be available for a $5 late fee.  (no late fee for Juniors, Women and CAT 5)..Helmets are required for all races; no aero bars.
Course Description:  Flat, fast 0.5 mile loop with two 90-degree bends and two nice left sweepers.  Bring the family, plenty of room for kids to play.
Directions:  Google Map or GPS address is 4700 Sleepy Hole Rd, Suffolk VA 23435 (Sleepy Hole Park).
Parking will be available in designated parking areas.  Please do not park on the road leading to the course.
For additional information contact: Joshua Goyet at (757) 515-5940, Email: