Ballard Crit!!!

11 06 2008


It’s not really called the “Ballard Crit”. It’s actually called the “Second Ascent Twilight Crit”, but it has been known as simply the Ballard Crit for as long as I’ve known it.

The crew made their way over to the race and threw down in the Cat 4 Race as well as the Cat 3 race. Recycled Cycles Racing was well represented, and I must say, we looked mighty good out there flying the flag in one of only 2 “Local” races.

Here are some fun pics of the boys at work!!!


RCR Rider of the Month…April AND May!!!

9 06 2008

Jeez, Louise! (I doubt I spelled that right)

The time FLIES by! I’m going to go ahead and DOuble-Dip here, and let everyone know that We have not One, but TWO Riders of the Month!!

First up, April.

Congratulations to Big, Bad CARL HULIT!!!!!

Carl came to the team this winter by wandering doe-eyed into the RCR cyclocross camp. From this frightening begining, the guy has dove in head-first with the team.

He has attended nearly every camp, raced almost every week, and before his unfortunate run-in with the pavement at th Senior Road Race Championships, he was racking up more top Tens then some guys have racked up STARTS!


 But Wait, There’s MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!

The May Rider of the Month is our “Lone Wolf” rider, flying the RCR flag in the Far-off land of Spokane, WA.

That’s right, it’s the Man, the Myth, the Legend, KEVIN “Der Spiegel” SPIEGEL!!!. Kevin has been with the team a while now, and has been finishing up school over in Spokane, but he STILL finds the time and passion to drive to Seattle and race Track for us.

He also is always a gracious host any time his team show up at his door for a race on the far side of the state. His support for the 24 hour race these last 2 years has been immeasurable! check out his adventures here at WWW.GOFASTTURNLEFT.WORDPRESS.COM

Congrats Kevin!!!!! and Congrats Carl!!!!!!


8 06 2008

The RCR crew made their way to do battle last weekend in Enumclaw.

The racers were Tim Ellis (Masters A/B), Jeff Nettles, Drew Carlson, Kevin Spiegel, Nick Brown (Cat 3), and Josh Simpson, Adam Kaufman, and Justin Moe (Cat 4). They came away with a little bit of everything, proving once again that you don’t have to have 200+ members to be a competitive team! 😉

The Race was separated into three stages. A Road Race, a Crit and a Time Trial.

On Saturday, the Time Trial sorted the pack in all Catagories and left our racers all over the map. Our best placed racer was Josh Simpson in 9th (Cat 4) with Adam “Junior” Kaufman nipping at his heels in 11th (Cat 4).

The Criterium was later that day, and offered up it’s own challenges. Our best placed rider (Simpson) crashed in the final laps and therefore was not able to get a “Pit” lap (AAARGGH!!!).

Not all was lost, though. Jeff Nettles continued to impress by fighting tooth and nail to get a 5th place in the Cat 3 sprint.

The Road Race had more than it’s fair share of casualties, but when the dust settled, the RCR boys can away with not one, but two Top-Ten Overall finishes.

Congrats to Tim Ellis(Masters A/B), and Adam “Junior” Kaufman for their top Ten finishes, and all the RCR crew for racing hard as always!