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Team Belgianwerkx Race Report- LaCrosse Omnium

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Belgianwerkx Updates, Race Report, Road Racing | 0 comments

Team Belgianwerkx Race Report- LaCrosse Omnium

The LaCrosse Omnium consists of a 2.4 mile uphill time trial on Friday, a road race on Saturday with lung burning climbs a few miles across the Mississippi River in Minnesota, and a criterium in downtown LaCrosse on Sunday to wrap up the weekend.  Congrats to Team members Ross and Robert who both started the weekend with podium finishes after the first stage of racing. Ross F. Category 4 men After taking last year off of road racing, I was extremely excited to head to La Crosse for a weekend of racing (just Friday and Saturday, I skipped...

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Every Day is a Great Day for Cyclocross! Another Dam Cross Race Report

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Cyclocross, Race Report, Team Belgianwerkx | 0 comments

Every Day is a Great Day for Cyclocross! Another Dam Cross Race Report

Team Belgianwerkx loves cyclocross so it’s no surprise that a few members of the team made the trek down to Rockford, IL on Sunday, May 7 for the third in a trio of spring cyclocross races put on by Rock River Multisport.  The weather was fabulously non-crossy but made for a great early season test of fitness for the diehards that toed the line.  Congrats to Jason, Arlen, and Joe for on their early start to cyclocross season. Check out Joe’s race report from the second race in the series, Return to the Hill.   Jason...

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Team Belgianwerkx Race Report- WORS #1 Englewood Opener

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Belgianwerkx Updates, Race Report | 0 comments

Team Belgianwerkx Race Report- WORS #1 Englewood Opener

Nicki L. Open Women The WORS Englewood opener race goes down as one of my favorite WORS courses – it wasn’t too punishing (like other courses at ski hills) and had lots of flow and a bunch of technical rocky bits. It was on private property at a grass-fed beef farm and before pre-riding on Friday night I wondered how good the trail was going to be, so I was pleasantly surprised with what I found – thoughtful trail design with lots of fun features. My fitness was as to be expected for an early season race. I was coming off an...

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PTCD- Post-Traumatic Cheesehead Disorder

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Gravel Grinders, Race Report, Team Belgianwerkx | 2 comments

PTCD- Post-Traumatic Cheesehead Disorder

The 2017 Cheesehead Roubaix was all about braving the elements.  Noah Rickun has been a long time Team Belgianwerkx member and was one of only a handful that started the ride to finish the entire route. Thankfully, he survived the harsh conditions to tell his story.  It’s taken me four days to sit down to write this little recap of the 2017 Cheesehead Roubaix. Partially because I just regained feeling in my fingertips, but mostly because I’ve been suffering from PTCD (Post-Traumatic Cheesehead Disorder). Grieving is a process, after...

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Cheesehead Roubaix 2017 – Braving the Elements

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Gravel Grinders, Race Report | 0 comments

Cheesehead Roubaix 2017 – Braving the Elements

With a high temperature of 41 degrees, chilly 10-20pmh winds from the northeast, and light rain falling most of the day, the 2017 Cheesehead Roubaix had the worst weather in it’s 8 year history.  The last few years, roughly 300 people have shown up to ride; this year only about 40 started and about 10 finished the entire route.  It’s been a rough roubaix season needless to say. Huge props to Dave Hanrahan for putting the event together year after year. Even with low attendance, the ride raised $300 for the Newburg Fire...

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Crit season is here! Team Belgianwerkx cat 5 road squad is off to a strong start

Posted by on April 17, 2017 in Race Report, Road Racing, Team Belgianwerkx | 0 comments

Crit season is here! Team Belgianwerkx cat 5 road squad is off to a strong start

The Team Belgianwerkx category 5 road squad is looking to be a force this year! On Saturday April 8, team newbie and category 2 road racer Chris Hill lead an informal racing clinic for a few of the teammates who have are new to criterium racing.  Teammates Noah, Elias, and Andy practiced skills to improve their confidence riding and racing in a pack.     Ten members of the team toed the line for the category 4/5 and 5 races at the first Milwaukee-area Wisconsin Cycling Association race in Menomonee Falls, WI on April 15.  Watch...

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Who Says Cross Season has to be in the fall? Spring Cyclocross Race Report

Posted by on April 14, 2017 in Cyclocross, Race Report, Team Belgianwerkx | 0 comments

Who Says Cross Season has to be in the fall? Spring Cyclocross Race Report

Joe Viel, one of our Rockford-area team members, started racing mountain bikes in the 90’s. He got into road and triathlon shortly after and has completed an Ironman and an Xterra, in addition to time trials and road races. Return to the Hill is the second race as part of a 3-race Spring cyclocross series in Rockford, IL. Thanks for the write up, Joe! This is my third year at cyclocross and it’s my new love. I like that there seems to be an endless learning curve. I think that I learn about three new things at every cross race....

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Dirty Kanza Training Camp Report

Posted by on April 8, 2017 in Gravel Grinders, Race Report, Team Belgianwerkx | 0 comments

Dirty Kanza Training Camp Report

Dirty Kanza 200 is a solo, self-supported, non-stop, 200-mile-long bicycling endurance challenge on the gravel and dirt roads of the Flint Hills region in east-central Kansas. Team Belgianwerkx member Kevin Tubbs committed to the 2017 event and in preparation, attended the training camp March 30th – April 2nd, 2017. I have been an avid cyclist for most of my life, and 2016 was a huge cycling year for me. I finished my first gravel race, Barry Roubaix, and also finished the longest single-day ride I have ever done: the 2nd annual 180mi Ride...

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Team Belgianwerkx Race Report- Barry Roubaix 2017

Posted by on March 31, 2017 in Gravel Grinders, Race Report, Team Belgianwerkx | 0 comments

Team Belgianwerkx Race Report- Barry Roubaix 2017

Jon S. Was this your first Barry Roubaix? This was my first attempt at the famous Barry-Roubaix. Since cross is usually my focus I never really seem to have a great deal of miles in this time of year. I’ve considered it many times but whenever it came close I would think there’s no way with as little training I have in so far. This year I was determined to get it done. Mostly because I have some similar races planned for a littler later in the year. My main goal for this year is the “Crushar” in Utah if everything goes...

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Di2 Shift Modes for Cyclocross

Posted by on February 4, 2017 in Cyclocross, Reviews and Tests | 2 comments

Di2 Shift Modes for Cyclocross

Versatility is of the best things about Shimano’s Di2. In this video, we explore 3 popular shift modes for cyclocross.

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