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- There's no castlewood race this year?
- I am selling my 2012 Santa Cruz Highball (Aluminum). Frame is a Small.
I bought this in late December of 2012 and only have about 4 or 5 rides on the trails.
- Deore Shifters
- SLX rear derailleur
- Deore front derailleur
- Deore cranks
- SLX brakes (upgrade, these are sweet brakes!)
- Rockshox Reba Dual Air Thru Axle (upgrade)
- WTB i23 Team Rims (upgrade, tubeless ready - but currently has tubes)
- Kenda Slant6 front tire; Maxxis Ignitor rear tire
- Thudbuster suspension seat post (works great, but if not your thing, will swap for original seatpost)
- Hey folks,
My wife and I are driving to CO with my parents in June and are looking to take a roof top carrier with us. Unfortunately my parent's Honda Pilot does not have the crossbars but it does have the roof rails. I found some on eBay for $85-$150 but worry about the quality as they are not OEM. Honestly this will be the first and last time in 8 years of ownership that we will ever need to use a set so it would be great to just borrow some. I can offer a free case of beer
Please text or call me.
- I have a 2006 Trek Madone 5.2SL for sale with following components:
Shimano Ultegra 6700 shift/brake levers, front & rear derailure
Shimano 7701wheelset(brand new)
3T bars and stem
Specialized Tires(brand new)
Specialized Roamain seat(brand new)
New SRAM rear cassette
Alligator I-link cables
Bontrager carbon seat post
Cateye bike computer.
New Fizik bar wrap
New Bontrager Blue bar wrap(in box)
World champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing) will pedal his rainbow bands around California next week in his American debut, but isn’t yet sure what to make of a tricky Amgen Tour of California parcours.
Gilbert will likely ride in support of American Tejay van Garderen, who has finished on the podium in California twice before, but is looking to notch his first major stage-race win. He’ll face stiff competition in the way of Lieuwe Westra and Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Matthew Busche (RadioShack-Leopard).
“We went for training Wednesday. We only have four guys here now: Thor (Hushovd), Marco (Pinotti), Mathias (Frank), and me. We will try to recover first from the jet lag and then the race will come pretty fast,” said Gilbert, who’s coming off a classics campaign that never saw him find his 2011 form, which saw him to a sweep of the Ardennes classics. Things will look clearer for Gilbert and BMC Racing’s other riders by Friday.
“I have not had a chance to see the technical guide,” he said. “So I don’t know the parcours precisely yet. But once [BMC Racing director] John Lelangue arrives on Friday, we will go over the plan for the entire race.”
The race begins on Sunday in Escondido and heads north, ending Sunday, May 19 in Santa Rosa.
Brown third in USOC Athlete of the Month voting
Nathan Brown (Bontrager) was third in the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Athlete of the Month voting for April. Brown was second at the espoirs Liège–Bastogne–Liège on April 13.
Gymnast Paul Ruggeri earned top honors in the men’s voting, ahead of paralympic swimmer Ian Silverman. Ruggeri won two gold medals at the International Gymnastics Federation World Cup, held April 27-28 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Powers, Mancebo lead National Racing Calendar
Alison Powers (NOW-Novartis for MS) and Francisco Mancebo (5-hour Energy-Kenda), both stage winners at the Silver City’s Tour of the Gila last week, led the National Racing Calendar standings announced this week by USA Cycling. The NRC continues June 2 with the one-day Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic in Philadelphia and wraps up at the Thompson Bucks County Classic on September 7 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Men’s Individual Standings
1. Francisco Mancebo, 5-Hour Energy-Kenda), 594 points
2. Chad Haga, Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies, 420
3. Matt Cooke, Champion System-Stan’s NoTubes, 286
4. Thomas Zirbel, Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies, 272
5. Philip Deignan, UnitedHealthcare, 270
Women’s Individual Standings
1. Alison Powers, NOW-Novartis for MS, 710 points
2. Claudia Haeusler, Tibco-To the Top, 504
3. Mara Abbott, Exergy Twenty16, 390
4. Joelle Numainville, Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies, 378
5. Shelley Olds, Tibco-To the Top, 244
Men’s Team Standings
1. 5-Hour Energy- Kenda, 888 points
2. Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies, 786
3. Jamis-Hagens Berman, 664
4. Bissell, 526
5. UnitedHealthcare, 428
Women’s Team Standings
1. NOW-Novartis for MS, 1,050 points
2. Tibco-To the Top, 1,002
3. Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies, 776
4. Exergy Twenty16, 666
5. FCS Cycling-Zngine, 282
Organizers preview Firebird 40 and Firebird La Femme course
Organizers of the Eagle Outside Festival and Firebird 40 mountain bike race released a POV preview video for the event on Thursday.
The Firebird 40 takes place in Eagle, Colorado, on Saturday, May 11. The Firebird La Femme takes place on Sunday, May 12.
Kline, Valente win at Dana Point Grand Prix
Shane Kline (Smartstop-Mountain Khakis) and Jennifer Valente (Exergy Twenty16) took victories at the Dana Point Grand Prix on Sunday in southern California. Kline topped Justin Williams (Cashcall Mortgage) and U.S. criterium champion Ken Hanson (Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies) in the National Criterium Calendar contest. In the women’s race, Valente edged Shelby Reynolds, whose Helens teammate and former professional Suzanne Sonye was third.
Tibco sends four riders to Chongming Island races
Women’s squad Tibo-To the Top has sent four riders, including defending champion Shelley Olds, to the Tour of Chongming Island World Cup and stage race in China. The stage race opened Wednesday. The three-day event wraps on Friday and the World Cup race takes place on Sunday.
Olds used the World Cup event in 2012 to finalize her case for selection to the U.S. National Team for the London Olympics.
Tibco-To the Top for Tour of Chongming Island:
Chantal Blaak (NED)
Claudia Hausler (GER)
Shelley Olds (USA)
Melanie Spath (IRL)
- Last minute plans I didn't account for came about. Spot for sale
Organizers of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah on Thursday announced the first 10 teams to take part in the six-stage race in August.
BMC Racing will return to the event having won the overall with Johann Tschopp, who departed for IAM Cycling, in 2012. Joining the U.S.-registered squad will be UCI ProTeams Garmin-Sharp, RadioShack-Leopard, Cannondale, and Orica-GreenEdge.
Milano-Sanremo winner Gerald Ciolek’s UCI Pro Continental team, MTN-Qhubeka, will be at the start of the race on August 6 in Brian Head, Utah. China-registered Champion System will take part as well.
Organizers also announced the inclusion of three UCI Continental teams: America Tour-leading Funvic Brasilinvest-São José dos Campos and U.S. squads Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies and Bissell.
Organizers said they plan to announce the race’s complete lineup later this month.
“It’s very impressive to have such a strong, world-class field of professional cycling teams making Utah part of their race schedule each year,” Miller Sports Properties COO Steve Miller said in a press release. “Cycling fans should be excited to see a solid group of top-rated pro teams from around the globe, including tremendous new teams from Brazil, South Africa, and Australia. We expect to complete the invitation process in the coming weeks with some of the top domestic teams, so the competition this year should be the best yet.”
The 2013 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah takes place August 6-11, with the overall finish in Park City.