Monday, August 4, 2014

July 2014 Race Results

As I have written previously, the road race schedule has been thin, with few and far between. Stark Velo members have not hung up their bikes, and packed it up for the summer. Many have found other forms of bicycle racing to keep their competitive juices flowing.

Jim Yankush and Rich Grella competed in the June 15 Eastern Time Trial Series in Deerfield, Ohio. Jim placed third in the Men’s 50-59 group, and Rich was fifth in the Men’s Standard group.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

June 2014 Race Results

Racing has been limited because of extremely wet spring weather, races being cancelled due to lack of sponsorship and surprise up charges for course protection. Local racing has been very limited, making distant travel necessary if you planned to race. Several Stark Velo members raced different events, with mixed results.

Bob Brnilovich made the trip to Lexington, Ohio to race on the Mid Ohio Sports Car course the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Nice job by Bob, as he was able to take 2nd in the Men 45-54 division.


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.