Tuesday, June 24, 2014

July 2014 Chapel CRIT Series

The races are on! July 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st!

Come down to the beautiful Chapel campus in Green for the Thursday night crit series. We are adding a 4th race this year and the series is under USAC sanction. So, come down and get those upgrade points.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

May Race Results

The early spring results are encouraging, indicating a promising 2014 racing season for Stark Velo members. Team work made the difference with several wins and high places. Individual effort was the deciding factor in several events.

Two team members are competing in the National Ultra Endurance Mountain Bike Series sponsored by Kenda. Dave Jolin ventured to Utah to race the series opener on March 15, the True Grit 100. Dave placed 8th in the Masters category. Scott Morman travelled to Tennessee for the second race of the series, the Cohutta100. Scott placed 20th in a field of 105 in the Masters Category. The next race on the schedule is the Mohican 100 in Loudonville, Ohio on May 31. Results will be posted upon completion.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

March and April Race Results

Finally, spring, and the start of a new racing season. A lot of roller and trainer miles over the winter replaced needed road miles, and the time has come to put them to use.
A few races have taken place, and a few Stark Velo members have saddled up and stretched their legs. So far, early results are encouraging.
Three members travelled to that state up north (Michigan) to race Barry-Roubaix, a 36 mile gravel road race. Racing on March 22nd over some slushy and difficult roads, with large entry categories, each one placed in the money. Pay outs went to the first five in each category. Scott Morman and Dave Jolin raced the single speed race, with Scott taking 2nd and Dave 5th.  Bill Fletcher entered the 61+ race, finishing 5th, barely losing a bunch sprint for 3rd and 4th.

Monday, February 24, 2014

One Moment in Time

NOTE: This article was posted on behalf of Rich Grella by Mike Minard

The phone rang during the evening of January 29, 2002. Robert Vogt Jr. was calling. While it’s always a pleasure to talk to Robert, this call was different. Robert was calling to deliver the chilling news about our friend, Donnie Vignon, and his sudden passing from a massive stroke. After a brief conversation regarding Donnie and his final arrangements, I hung up the phone to tell my family the sad news. With admiration and reverence, I told my young sons about this fine young man. Then I went to my downstairs office and cried.

It’s always a shock when a young person passes away, but this was different. This was Donnie, and he was only 28.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Stark Velo 2014 Sponsors Announced

With the long winter slowly grinding to a finish, Stark Velo team members are preparing for the 2014 racing season. Recently, a team meeting was held at Gateway Conference and Event Center in Green, Ohio. ( Subway Headquarters ) This year’s race schedule and changes were discussed, and old friendships were renewed. New team mates and new sponsors were introduced. The new team kit design was previewed with much enthusiasm. Sizing and order placement is forthcoming.

Stark Velo appreciates all our sponsors and their desire to support local, grassroots bicycle racing. Several loyal sponsors return, while others join our team for the first time. We look forward to representing all theirs brands throughout the year.

Monday, September 9, 2013

NEOCX #1 Results for Stark Velo

The Stark Velo Team had a good showing for the NEOCX #1, Blue Sky or Not, Race.

Keegan Minard finished in first place in the Junior 10 - 12 field. Overall Keegan finished in second place with Alley Bercaw taking the overall win in the Junior field for WAS Labs Cycling.

Marshall Lininger finished on the podium with a third place finish and a strong race in the Masters 55+ field. Also in the Masters 55+ race from Stark Velo was Dale Seeds.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

USA Pro Challenge Race Experience - Days 4 - 7

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Well I've been back home now for two days.

I had the luxury of staying in the Denver and Colorado Springs area for a few days after finishing up the USA Pro Challenge Race Experience. During that time I was able to spend some time with my wife who came out to join me for a few days, get some work done, and do a little more riding.

Stages 4 through 7 of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge were awesome!

Stage 4 was the ride from Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek. It was 103 miles of some fun ups-and-downs that included Bachelor Gulch. Unfortunately for me, I started the day with an upset stomach. I think I had a little too much Sriracha Sauce on my rice at breakfast and my stomach was not happy. This made for a tough day on the bike as I really couldn't eat at all during the ride or drink too much water. I was really happy for the day to be over and I was really hoping that I wasn't getting sick!