Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Senior Track Champs 2015

Ben Waters took silver in the cat 4 Match Sprints

Senior Track Championships come at what feels like the middle of the season. Rain only released it's hold on the steep concrete banks a couple of months ago. But now it is time to demonstrate who has the best Team Pursuit Team in Oregon - and SW Washington?

Well it's a mirage of course. People are racing all over the place on mountain bikes, in road races, crits and time trials. Some very able teams don't partake in this OBRA thing called "Championship Track."

Best 3 out of 5 Teams.
Luckily though, despite not having run a true 4k once this year, the kind of training Cyclisme Racing programs offers, worked. It was so similar, so relevant, we went a little bit fast with 5:46 and beat some people.

All in all, we demonstrated boys could compete with men, lose barely, and be the most popular act in the house.

Crowd favorite Oly Sprinters Jaden, Willy, and Joshua.
The crowd became raucous when Joshua led out his Junior team's Olympic Sprint, almost dropping his elder teammate.
Joshua thrilled and entertained the sun baked bystanders.
It was the loudest the audience had been all day.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Race the 3/4's

Jaden holds of the pack!
"What event should I race? Jaden's voice blared out on the speaker phone. "Should I race the Juniors, the 3/4's, or both?"

Brad heard from outside the car window and yelled:
"Race the 3/4's!"
 "Thanks a lot Brad," the post pubescent voice rang back."

Race the 3/4s Jaden! says Brad.
"Does our our strategy change, now that I'm a 4?" Jaden asked meekly.
"Stop it," I ordered. "Everything is the same."

Launching a bazooka and holding it for long enough to lap the field, or at least make a selection is a tall challenge.

Lsst lap. He has been away 11.
But last Thursday Night, after having been "Catted Up" by Candi Murray from the 5s into the Track Cat 4s, Jaden Salama attacked at the whistle and held off the pack for an entire 12 lap Temp (point a lap) Race.
Iron Man is in hot Pursuit!

When the race was over, Jaden came off quick in total exhaustion.
I ran over to him and exclaimed, "did you ever imagine you could do something like that?"
"I get it," he coughed out.
Field is shattered
No one has a wheel.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Cyclisme Style

Four generations, one Team!

Team Style! Tony 42, Brad 34, Jaden 16, Cliff 57
At the 2015 EDDY (division) Championship in Eugene, our Team Time Trial team was made up of four generations .

Something always sets Cyclisme apart. Often, not speed.

It's the style.

Para-Olympic - Style!
Since the early nineties, Cyclisme represented benevolence, good form, simplicity and team, and it always developed it's own style.

Aero - STYLE!
LORE Style! Nils, Trevor and Kent.

When in doubt, always returning to these simple fundamentals, Cyclisme keeps finding ways to create a feeling of victory.

The victory was sometime heralded on the podium, and sometimes only in the heart.

This year, the "Saturday Practice" boys are leading three age divisions of the  Oregon ITT Cup. Their support of each other is their strength.

Simple STYLE! Cliff and Joshua.
Notably,  this month, the OBRA web page used a photo of an Elite Cat 1/2 field racing at the Velodrome. In the picture three historically famous stars of the Cyclisme Racing Program were featured. Nils Tilstrom in 2nd, Trevor Sparr in 5th, and Kent Ross in 8th.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Early Season Podiums

Alex gets Silver in the Juniors Omnium
Bergmann protected Jaden in the 4/5s at every turn.
Alpenrose Velodrome is a lively venue often featuring National Champion Zak Kavolchik, and Saturday's Track Daze Omnium was no exception.
Alex raced against Cat 3, Peter Newlands.

Alex White, 
Pete and Tim look on the Junior race as Beardsley crosses.
Jaden Salama,
Confidence and reflection on a big day.
as well as "the old man of the road,"
Tim Bergmann raced in two categories of the three race Omniums.

Alex finished 2nd in the Juniors while Jaden sprinted his way into 3rd in the 4/5s. Also in the 4/5's Bergmann managed a nice scoring 6th while working for Jaden.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Put your money where your mouth is!

They Set out to do, what they set out to do, and THEY DID IT! Brad took the Monday Night April Series Gold, and Jaden took the Silver while leading Brad out.
BRAD AND JADEN finish after the CYCLISME Lead Out!
Rehearsing lead-outs with stalwart Captains of Cyclisme in the winter months of Rocky Rabbit and after dark at Swan Island, the new bloods of Cyclisme went out and applied their lessons to the real Show.
Cyclisme controls the front while Jaden marks the wheel that would win.

Knowing that OBRA points are only collected after a Monthly Series is finished, these green horns selected the only really short month, two events,i.e. April. Two events to try running some old school bike racing strategies for some long speed.
April Novice                          
1    5333    Davidson    Brad    Word-RCB by Cyclisme    15    18    33
2    5561    Salama    Jaden    Word-RCB by Cyclisme    18    10    28
3    5233    Cooney    Joseph    Multnomah Athletic Club    25        25
4    5078    Samelson    Michael            25    25
5    5640                    15    15
7    98    Barrett    David        12        12
8    5644    Petermeier    David    Team Planet X USA        12    12
9    5646    Pfaendler    Joshua        10        10
10    97    Tran    Tri        8        8
11    5805    Rayburn    Kevin            8    8
12    5801    Carpenter    Joe    Team 10 Barrel    6        6
13    4182    Escobar    Tony    Word-RCB by Cyclisme        6    6

Cliff Theisen is not listed because he sacrificed himself first in the Lead Out every time! As did Tony. Points are only applied if a top 15 is scored. After taking over for Cliff, before Jaden, Tony and Cliff were waxed. Tony finished 7th and a 16th which is scored as a 6 and a 0.
Truth and bravery.

According to the Urban Dictionary:

Go And Spend Yourself Acheiving Fruitless Pursuits, And Worthless Gain.

You can tell someone to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is as a rude derogatorygesture indicating that their speech is Nonsense or you can Invite and Inspire healthy competition for someone to proove and/or Instill their self-worth.

It stems from the idea that most people are Hypocrites.

Hypocrites are self-conceited people that have self-inflated views of themselves. They brag and boast about their Ideals but have 'No Idea on how to AchieveResults. They talk about things and say things that are contraditory to reality, and things that may contravene The Laws Of HumanityScienceMaths And Religion

Monday, April 20, 2015

Thrilling team spirit!

Tony E, Cliff T, Brad D, and Jaden S.
Lead-outs make the race.

Jaden and Brad all but won off of Cliff and Tony's pack obliterating Lead-Out.

The Monday Night Cat 5 Novice race featured a big field.
Always strong.
Always near the front.
Finishing 2nd and 3rd, and all but catching a solo break that was 15 seconds off the front at the beginning of the last straight, our team was brilliant!

Cyclisme saved their energy in the pack. Equally, they were ready to jump out of their skin. Each of them, even a flu-sick Tony Escobar, had no trouble at all staying with the group.
At the head of a big field, J. Salama blew by the winner after the line.

Finish at the line.

When the sprint came, Jaden carried Brad up the last straight to the finish so fast, it looked like the lone break away artist off the front was going backwards.

Jaden's mom was tickled pink by her boy's success.

To his credit, at the line he was still in first. That's a 1.9 mile+ solo break.

Hat's off to that guy.

The Raven Flies

Tim, Del and Fergus are fast.
My second Time Trial 
Alex and Willy are friends.
by Joshua Morris
was my first time trial with a big hill in it.
It was called the Raven Flies Time Trial.  It was in McMinnville, Oregon.

McMinnville is supposed to be close to Portland
but Mr. Benenate got lossed, 
and stopped at a lot of 
Yoga is good for you.
coffee drive-throughs, 
Fergus and Jaden are very athletic.
and made it seem like a long way.

 Professor Bergmann forgets what he is saying sometimes.

We sat in the sun and ate sna
we did arrive, and all my friends on the team were there.

Mr. White helped me get my bike out, and I started to ride around.

I started the race, and rode as fast as I could,  but when I came to the hills, I shifted into my easiest gear.
Maya is supportive.

It was way out in farm country. I was glad when the other kids on my team came by.
I am Joshua Morris.