Thanks to everyone who came out for Pink Rhino Racing’s Intro to Track Racing Clinic yesterday. It was a gorgeous day and everyone looked awesome on the track. Thanks to our sponsor Bike Ahead for the awesome giveaways. Hope to see everyone racing on the track soon!
If you missed this one, we’ll be opening registration soon for our next clinic on May 4. Follow Pink Rhino Racing on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr for updates!
Pink Rhino Billy just got his custom frame back from the paint shop and it looks GORGEOUS. His frame is a collaboration between himself, Coarse Fabrication and Frank The Welder. Both frame builders happen to be on the Pink Rhino Team. Lucky us to have them both!
Can’t wait to see this baby on the track later this month.
I had a great result at the Tour of the Battenkill this year, which feels good because, you know, it is a road race with dirt and mud and bridges and hills and skinny guys and all that wonderful stuff, and I am a track racer. Somehow, I took 3rd in my qualified Category 4 field (40+, so don’t get too excited), and I guess this race report is a bit of a reflection on how it happened.
The Rhinos hit the dirt and mud this weekend at the 10th annual Tour of the Battenkill where muddy doesn’t even begin to describe the conditions. It was heard on site from many that it was worse than CX races!
Brean came in 3rd in his M40+ Cat 4 field
Jeff came in 4th in his M Cat 5 field
Hannah came in 9th in the W Cat 4 field
Congrats to Billy on his 2nd place finish in the Cat 5s at the Lucarelli & Castaldi Cup this weekend! Shout out to Lucas for giving Billy a solid lead out. Go Rhinos, go!
Huge shout out to the women of Pink Rhino for killing it at Red Hook Crit last weekend. Hannah Todd came in 4th place in the women’s field!
Photos from itchy-themovement.com
The girls even made the New York Times.
I was at Melbourne Airport getting ready to fly to Brisbane for a business trip. It was way too early in the morning and we’re all just trying to navigate security, gates and the hunt for coffee. While waiting in line for food I run into Simon Gerrans! The dude was glowing with fitness and vibrant energy. I felt healthier just standing next to him. He was with his wife, mother and kids. Simon was probably as frazzled and stressed as anyone traveling with kids, but he took the time to have a chat and shoot a photo with me. I wanted to give him some Pink Rhino Racing schwag except all I had were the pink and blue socks I was wearing. Everybody in Australia calls him Gerro because everyone down under has a nickname even your grandmother. Here’s to Gerro - a real pro and super nice guy.
While we’re winding down our track season in the northern hemisphere, the southern part of the world is in full on race-mode. Our “Rhink Down Under” Gil has been racing at DISC and getting great results. Here’s how he did Tuesday night…
I pulled off the front with 4 laps to go. Buddy Kirk attacked and broke the group in two which allowed me to slot right in 3 back from leader. I thought I would be able to come around my friend Niall the same way I did in the 40-lap motorpace event 5 weeks ago, but he held on and beat me by a couple inches at the line.
The Rhinos had an AMAZING day at NYS Track Championships. Our 2013 state champs are Shane Ferro for the Cat 1-2-3 Women, Billy Maynard for the Cat 4 Men and Roz Patterson for the Cat 4 Women.
The women, including Jen Nordhem and Iliana Rabun-Wood, made a clean sweep of the gold and silver medals every event!
Lucas Koehler held it down for the Cat 1-2-3 Men and won the gold for the team sprint and grabbed a bronze in the scratch race.
Last but not least, a huge shout out to Brean Shea for being the best soigneur/mechanic/coach we could ask for. What a great ending to a great track season.
Congrats to Brean & Iliana on placing first male & first female (and 10th overall) at the Friday The 13th Alleycat last night.