Will Race for Gas Money: A Pink Rhino Story
Today’s Strasbourg, Pennsylvania road race described itself as a “circuit in the style of a European kermesse.” Between the rain/snow/sleet, the farms, the narrow roads, and the overwhelming essence of cow dung, I really could have mistaken it for a morning in rural Belgium, save the Amish buggies along the road. Here’s the thing: I love to race in terrible weather. The...
Now that the cyclocross season is coming to an end I figured I ought to find time to post an update. While most of the team has been hitting the gym and racking up base miles for next season a few of us have been traveling the northeast every weekend to race our bikes in the sand and mud. I spent my last few weeks as a Cat 4 bouncing around the top 5 and rounding out my final cat 4 race with a...
West Coast CX
I’m in California for the next couple of months, taking advantage of the weather and racing as much cyclocross as possible. It’s a little different here on the west coast, as California gets about 5 days of rain a year, and it’s generally between January and April, so there’s not much mud around. Instead of mud, race organizers around here add technical BMX-style sections...
It’s that time of the year again! The days are getting shorter, the air is getting colder, leaves are changing and cross season is well underway! This past weekend was Marty Cross in Chester, NJ. Keith took 5th on Saturday and 3rd place on Sunday! Fellow Pink Rhino teammate Heather Muller (who rides for King Kog’s cyclocross team) got 3rd place in the women’s Cat 4 NY State...
Nittany Lion Cross
Photo by Phil Garafolo
'til next season, tuesday night lights!
Steve doing his thing. Photo by Jen. The final track night at T-town has come and gone for this season. Andy, Keith, Jen, Mark and Steve all were able to sneak out of their regular duties in order to represent the Rhino on the boards one more time. In the Pro/Stagiares combined field, Mark and Keith got 2nd and 4th in the 10 lap scratch, while Andy and Steve got 6th and 7th in the 10km...
Photo by the Lehigh University Cycling Club. See more photos here. This past Sunday, Steve and Mark braved an early morning commute to attend the inaugural edition of Lehigh University’s Lehigh Laps track meet. Despite a light turnout of non-collegiate racers, the two of them still had a great time competing against the collegiate A/B field, as well as a handful of other Open category...
East Coast Messenger Stage Race
Heather raced in Austin Horse’s 2nd annual East Coast Messenger stage race last week. The race took a group of 20+ riders from Washington DC to Boston over the course of 6 days. She rode it with two NYC locals, Krista Ciminera and Rachel Rubino (who both got to rock Pink Rhino kits for a day!) Head on over to Heather’s blog (http://heatherbikes.com/) to check out her daily recaps from...
Pink Rhino Racing | DISC Velodrome | Melbourne
I made it out to DISC Velodrome again for some fun on the boards. Brunswick Cycling Club hosts on Tuesday nights and they always bring a good friendly crowd. In my first two visits to DISC, I raced in Class E (Cat 5 in America) with a 49-15 gear. This week I got the nod to move up to Class D (Cat 4). I also decided to try a bigger gear. I felt pretty good spinning a 47-14t during warmup. While...
48th Annual Labor Day Track Meet
Photo by Harry Z. This past monday was the 48th Annual Labor Day Track Meet at Kissena, put on by Delroy “Mr. Merckx” Walters. The Pink Rhinos had another excellent showing with nine riders in total. The cat 1/2/3 field saw Mark win the Omnium, with Aaron coming in third. The star rider of the day, however, was Brean. After having just come back from an elbow injury, he was...
New York State Track Championships
Well New York State Track Championships have come and gone, so lets take a look at what the Rhinos brought home: In the Cat 4’s, Brean ranked 8th overall with one bronze medal. For the Womens’ Open division, Heather and Jen ranked 6th and 2nd overall respectively, receiving 1 Gold, 3 Silver, and 1 Bronze medal among them. Finally, Andy, Keith, and Mark ranked 10th, 3rd, and 2nd...
Photo by Anthony Skorochod of CyclingCaptured View More Tandemonium Photos Here! Mark and Steve raced Tandemonium at The Valley Preferred Cycling Center this past Friday night at the World Series of Bicycling. They were up against a stacked field of riders including the Dutch team of Nils Hoenderdaal and Hylke Greakan. Unfortunately due to a planning mishap, they missed the tandem sprint...
Masters & Rookies 7/21
Another good showing at T-Town this past saturday with Pink Rhino Racing sweeping the podium in the category 4/5 omnium! Lucas came in first overall, Aaron in second and Keith in third. Here’s two videos that Keith filmed on a seat mounted GoPro camera. He only got the Scratch Race and the Elimination race, and missed out on filming the tempo race. Our friend Jen Nordhem, riding for the...
Here’s a video of the 4k scratch race courtesy of Darren from QCW Cycling out of Philly.
Pink Rhino Racing Presents:
Sunday April 29th, 2012 will be our first Pink Rhino Racing hosted event! It will be an introductory track racing clinic for all of you that have wanted to try track racing but for one reason or another haven’t started yet. Come out out and we’ll show you the in’s and out’s. The hardest part about starting track racing is just showing up. Seriously, that’s what I...