Reports 2008
Portland USGP Report (Novel) PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Curry   
Friday, 12 December 2008 17:49
 
The 2009 racing season has offically come to a close for the GAS/Intrinsik team.  For the grand finale, a contingent of Montana racers (including GAS racers Lisa Curry, Brian Frykman, and myself) made the trek to Portland, Oregon for the final round of the U.S. Grand Prix of Cyclocross.  Portland is the epicenter of west-coast American cyclocross and is home to the 'Cross Crusade Series, which is the most attended 'cross series in the world!  Aside from thousands of 'cross racers, Portland is home to nasty weather that often turns races into battles with mother nature.  Rain, snow, mud, wind, and ice are typical, sometimes all during the same race.
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Racing season coming to a (strong) close PDF Print E-mail
Written by GAS Team   
Monday, 24 November 2008 14:46

Brad Morgan and a few more may be attending cyclocross nationals but for most of us the season is definitely winding down.  It will be nice to move on to other things for a while.  But…  It’s nice to finish strong.  Here’s an update on recent results.

 

On November 23 several GAS/Intrinsik team members attended the Montana Cyclocross State Championship in Missoula.  Kevin Bradford-Parish drove from Washington to spoil the Montana party with a seemingly easy win.  Mike Gartner from Idaho battled it out with John Curry from GAS until the finish line and to eek out a 2nd place spot.  In 3rd place, Curry was Montana State Champion.  A well-deserved honor after taking the 2008 series in a dominating fashion.  Brad Morgan, Alex Lussier, and Tomas Dumbrovsky took 8th, 9th, and 11th place, making an important impact in the results as they have for the entire season.  At the end of the season, the GAS boys made a strong showing in the Montana series by taking 1st, 4th, 5th, and 9th place.

 

On the women’s side, John’s sweetheart Lisa Curry also had to contend with an out of state wringer with the visit of Jennifer Gartner.  Yet, she continued her one man (woman) show by taking the State Champion Title, and of course the MT series.  She would have to wait a few weeks at the US Cyclocross Grand Prix in Portland to show how strong she really is.  Indeed a huge training schedule prepared her well and she swept both women B races in Portland.  More details to come.

 

In the men’s cat 4 races it was Jason Delmue from GAS who would continue his strong impact on the Montana Series by winning the State Championship and taking the series title as well.

 

Amy Frykman of Bozeman won the cat. 4 State Championship and the Montana Series, followed closely by Tracy Thomas from GAS who has made an impressive return to bike racing this fall after taking the summer off.

 

On December 6th and 7th several GAS riders made the long drive to Portland to participate in the US Cyclocross Grand Prix.  Detailed race reports are forthcoming but the low down is that John Curry finished 2nd and 3rd in the highly competitive single speed events.  Lisa Curry swept the women’s B races with decisive victories on both days.  Brian Frykman battled the very un-Montana-like muddy conditions to take 25th in a stacked field.  Also note the strong results by fellow Bozemanites Amy Frykman and Patricia Dowd who took 5th, 9th, 10th, and 11th over the two days.  You can read more hype on montanacyclocross.com.

 
GAS riders rock Missoula! PDF Print E-mail
Written by GAS Team   
Monday, 10 November 2008 18:38

Jason goes for the hole shot 

Last Sunday's race in Missoula brought some great results for the GAS/Intrinsik team.  Four racers, three wins, and everyone on the podium!

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3 Wins for GAS in Helena! PDF Print E-mail
Written by GAS Team   
Monday, 03 November 2008 10:43
This past weekend saw Montana 'cross racers converge on Ryan's Field in Helena, a new 'cross venue.  The race was put on by Great Divide, who set up an outstanding course.  The course was long and mostly flat and featured lots of energy sucking grass that forced racers to keep the power on with little recovery.  There were also lots of fun 180 turns, two short run-ups, some tricky sand, and a super fast double barrier section.

The first race of the day was the Men's Cat 4, Master B, and Women.  Representing GAS/Intrinsik were Jason Delmue (Cat 4), Jim Nallick (Masters B), and Lisa Curry (Women's Cat 3).  Cory Hardy of team Muleterro took the hole shot and led the first part of lap 1.  Jason Delmue pulled to the front near the end of the lap and quickly took control.  
 
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Herron Park Cyclocross PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Curry   
Monday, 27 October 2008 12:02
 
 
Alex, Lisa, and I were well-rested and pancake-fueled Sunday morning after our stay with Aaron Johnson and his wife Jess in Big Fork.  Thanks again guys!  Day two of the Flathead cyclocross weekend took place at Herron Park just outside of Kalispell.  The course was centered on a scenic meadow surrounded by rolling hills complete with Tamaracks in golden fall colors.  It was a clear and frosty morning and most racers seemed a bit sluggish to gear up and get moving.  While Lisa and Alex checked out the course, I consumed some important pre-race caffeine.  The course was the longest loop so far this season.  It criss-crossed the meadow and featured a short paved climb, short run-up, some fast grassy corners, double barrier section, a bit of forest singletrack, lots of bumpy sections, and a short loose climb that was challenging to ride.  Overall it was a fast course that would likely reward power over technical abilities.
 
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Woodland Park Cyclocross, Kalispell, MT PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexandre Lussier   
Sunday, 26 October 2008 13:28

John and Alex go 1-2! 

 

 

Photos by Natasha Westphal 

We were all happy to see a good turnout for the Woodland ‘Cross in Kalispell this past Saturday.  The men-123 and master-A field was over 20 deep and the weather was perfect.  A section of tight slalom turns through the trees kept the pace reasonable for at least the first half of lap 1, which was led by Frank Gonzalez (MT Velo).  I was greatful for Frank’s humane pace but it didn’t take long for John Curry to grow impatient, crank it up a notch, and take control of the race.  Bob Presta (montanacyclocross.com), Geoff Proctor (MT Velo), and I did our best to stay with him but he quickly established a gap and rode away.

After a few exhausting laps with Bob and Geoff on my tail they finally came around me and I was glad to sit in their draft while they chased my teammate down.  At some point, Geoff had a small bobble in the trees and dropped back 5 or 10 seconds, riding with Frank, who eventually had a flat tire which took him out of contention.  Geoff clawed his way back up to Bob and I.  We were once again in a three way battle for second place.

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Rolling Thunder Video! PDF Print E-mail
Written by GAS Team   
Wednesday, 22 October 2008 21:38

 

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