Reports 2010
Tax Season Racing PDF Print E-mail
Written by GAS Team   
Tuesday, 20 April 2010 20:19

There is a several week break in the Montana road racing calendar, but that hasn't stopped GAS/Intrinsik racers from getting out and scoring some results.

Brian "Freight Train" Frykman went down to Pocatello for the grueling Tax Day Circuit race.  The race, held over a short hilly circuit, featured 6500' of climbing over 60 miles.  Brian scored an excellent 8th place in a Pro/1/2 group that contained numerous fast dudes from the Salt Lake area.

Closer to home was the Lewis and Clark Caverns/MSU training race, held in conjunction with the Bobcat Classic Collegiate race.  The race was held on the outstanding "Caverns Loop" and finished on the infamous 5k caverns climb.  The A group did 2 laps plus the climb for 70 miles while the B group did a single lap and climb for 37 miles.  In the B group, the GAS men put on a show, with Jesse Vernon taking the win out of a two person breakaway.  "Iron" Mike Curtain, who shattered his femur just months ago and can barely walk, left the remainder of the main field in the dust on the final climb to finish 2nd.

In the A group, the race was fairly chill on the first lap.  It seemed the group was content to ride fast tempo and save some matches for the 2nd lap and finish climb.  John Curry and Brad Morgan lit it up on the start of the 2nd lap going up the steady Harrsion Grade climb.  Only Frank G (MT Velo) and Jason from Great Northern could follow.  The foursome worked together and caught Bozeman Tuesday night hard man Ryan Hamilton, who had been off the front for over a lap.  Jason dropped off the pace and then Curry attacked in a severe cross wind section, which unhitched Ryan and Frank.  Brad and John traded pulls to the base of the climb, where John took the win followed by Brad.

Rocky Mountain Roubaix 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 April 2010 11:23

Sunday brought light to a windy morning with the threat of snow and rain showers in scenic Frenchtown, MT.  A crowd favorite and rite of passage for any Montana cyclist; the Rocky Mountain Roubaix was upon us.  Over the winter, the GAS/Intrinsik team was kind enough to allow me to join the ranks.  Today was time to prove I was worth my salt.  Typical first race of the season: nerves, cold, forgotten gear, food and drink on the bike, etc, etc.  I was pumped as we had a good crew for the Men’s 1,2,3 race, Men’s 4,5 race and Women’s race.  Our team meeting was brief and to the point, everyone knew what was on the agenda.



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