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Pain Caves

Posted by on November 17, 2017 in Bike Profiles, Reviews and Tests, Team Belgianwerkx | 0 comments

Pain Caves

We asked a few Team Belgianwerkx members to let us into their training lairs. Some are very simple/humble and some are infotainment/training that rival an Olympic training center. Tubbs Intergalactic Training Center “Knowing I was going to spend a ton of time downstairs prepping for DK, I bought an AV cart to mount a 32″ TCL TV w/Roku with a shelf to hold a Blu-Ray player with my mini-PC on top. I use a CycleOps Magnus won in a silent auction at last year’s BikeFed Saris Gala. I use that in combination with PC-based...

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JingleCross 2017 Updates

Posted by on September 24, 2017 in Belgianwerkx Updates, Cyclocross, Race Report, Team Belgianwerkx | 0 comments

JingleCross 2017 Updates

Quick #jinglecross update: It's HOT. And our team has been plagued with some injuries. Jason pulled something a couple… Posted by Team Belgianwerkx on Friday, September 15, 2017 Jinglecross update: Everyone sat around and ate pizza all day.Not really, though the food here is great! Robert kicked… Posted by Team Belgianwerkx on Saturday, September 16, 2017

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Riverwest 24 – Team Beer Muscles Report

Posted by on August 7, 2017 in Race Report, Team Belgianwerkx | 0 comments

Riverwest 24 – Team Beer Muscles Report

I was very excited for the 2017 Riverwest 24 for a couple of reasons. First, I got to enjoy the race as a spectator for the first time by riding on a team instead of going solo. Second, with our house being located directly on the route, my wife and I got to host the Belgianwerkx trailer right out in front of our house along with my cycling team and some other friends. For those that aren’t familiar with the Riverwest 24, it is a 24 hour bike race with 5 categories: “A team”, “B team”, solo men, solo women, and tandem. “A team”...

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Race Report- Tour of Little Switzerland Road Race Masters 3/4 35+

Posted by on August 4, 2017 in Race Report, Road Racing, Team Belgianwerkx | 0 comments

Race Report- Tour of Little Switzerland Road Race Masters 3/4 35+

After a two-month break from racing, I was excited to finish up the road season in New Glarus at the Tour of Little Switzerland presented by the Brazen Dropouts. Looking at the course profile, 42 miles, about 2700 feet of climbing and an uphill finish, I felt like this was a race I could do well in. After an uphill neutral roll-out, the breakaway attempts started and this kept the group moving at a fairly fast pace. When we reached the climb at the end of lap two, we caught the Masters 50+ field which had started ahead of us. I quickly moved...

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Experience the World’s Premier Gravel Grinder -DK200 Ride Report

Posted by on June 30, 2017 in Gravel Grinders, Race Report, Team Belgianwerkx | 1 comment

Experience the World’s Premier Gravel Grinder -DK200 Ride Report

An unenviable task: writing a reasonably short blog post about my Dirty Kanza 200 (DK200) experience. Notice that I did not say “ride” – preparing for and doing this event was indeed an experience that changed my body, my mind, and my soul. An event that bills itself as the “World’s Premier Gravel Grinder” with a motto “Find Your Limit” should deliver nothing less than that! I contributed an earlier blog post about the late-March Dirty Kanza training camp, where I got to experience the terrifying, “baby-head” sized...

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Team Belgianwerkx Tour of America’s Dairyland Pro/1/2 Wrap Up

Posted by on June 26, 2017 in Race Report, Road Racing, Team Belgianwerkx | 0 comments

Team Belgianwerkx Tour of America’s Dairyland Pro/1/2 Wrap Up

This was my third year racing the entire series. I’ve previously done the Master’s 3 / 4 and Open 2 / 3. I decided months ago that I wanted to give the P/1/2 (also known as the “Pro Race”) a try as I’m not getting younger and the other categories will always be there in the future. I’m glad I made that decision, because it was quite an experience. I won’t go into excruciating detail, but there were certainly highlights.     Kenosha, Day 1. My First ToAD Pro Race. I had no idea what to expect, and was unsure how I’d...

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A New Training Partner

Posted by on June 13, 2017 in Belgianwerkx Updates, Race Report | 0 comments

A New Training Partner

It’s been nearly 4 years since I have done an organized endurance event. Two months ago, I got back on my bike. In the basement. At 11 pm. After washing bottles, folding laundry and cleaning up tiny pieces of mango stuck to the kitchen floor. Life has certainly changed in four years. My new training partner is about 25 pounds and yells out orders such as, “Nana! Mama! Nana!!” She can be pretty demanding and doesn’t accept my excuses. She’s nineteen months old and definitely has a tenacious side to her. Because my schedule no longer...

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Team Belgianwerkx Throwback – Tour of America’s Dairyland 2016

Posted by on June 12, 2017 in Belgianwerkx Updates | 0 comments

Team Belgianwerkx Throwback – Tour of America’s Dairyland 2016

The 2017 Tour of America’s Dairyland starts on Thursday, June 15.  Here are some of the highlights from Team Belgianwerkx at ToAD 2016. 2016 was a big year for the team- 5 teammates took the overall competitions in their categories.       And a special throw back to 2013 when Jadon won Category 4/5 overall with the help of Belgianwerkx teammates. Now racing for Intelligentsia-Allied, he’s got a national title to his name! For the 2017 series, teammates Robert and Ted Pyzyk will be competing in the entire series in the...

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Vittoria Corsa G+ Tire Review

Posted by on June 2, 2017 in New products, Reviews and Tests | 0 comments

Vittoria Corsa G+ Tire Review

After spending a year riding the comfortable but not-particularly-fast Challenge Almanzo’s, I was in need of a new set of tires for my Cannondale SuperX which I use for both cyclocross and road riding. I wanted something a little more practical for mostly-road riding, versus the gravel riding I was doing when I first got the Almanzo’s. Having spent many years riding skinny 700x23s and 25s, I was looking for something faster than the Almanzo’s but definitely more comfortable than the skinnier tires. Since I do not hesitate to take my...

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Team Belgianwerkx Race Report- WEMS #3 9 Hours of Alpine Valley

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Mountain Biking, Race Report, Team Belgianwerkx | 0 comments

Team Belgianwerkx Race Report- WEMS #3 9 Hours of Alpine Valley

The Wisconsin Endurance Mountain Bike Series, or WEMS, is the off-road alternative to WORS, with races lasting from 3 hours to 12 hours for teams and individuals.  The intermediate to advanced trails at Alpine Valley are relatively new; 2017 is only the fourth year WEMS has held a race at the venue since the current trail system has been developed.  Race organizers opened a new section of trail special to the event this year. Thanks Adam for your report! Let me start by saying that this was my first MTB race so I wasn’t expecting much. My...

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