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2011 Shenandoah 100

The Shenandoah 100 is a 100-mile back-country mountain bike race that takes place every year on Labor Day weekend.  Over the course of 100 miles, it includes around 16,000 feet of climbing on about 5 1/2 major mountains, the first 4 of which occur within the first 50-miles. It's not a race to be taken lightly. This year, VeloWorks-Spokes, Etc. [...]

2017-03-24T16:40:30+00:00 September 8th, 2011|2011 MTB Season|

Fair Hill Classic 2011

VeloWorks-Spokes, Etc. headed up to Fair Hill, Maryland this past Sunday and took on one of the MASS Superseries races at the 2011 Fair Hill Classic. The team was represented well, with John, Chris and Kathleen racing across their respective Sport categories and Emily (yes, that's me) taking on the "Fair Hill 50" endurance race.  It was a long, hot [...]

2017-03-24T16:40:30+00:00 July 12th, 2011|2011 MTB Season|

12-Hours of Cranky Monkey 2011

Every second counts, and today we learned just how much those seconds count and just how tough the VeloWorks-Spokes, Etc. mountain bike team is. On a near picture-perfect day down at Quantico Marine Corps base in Virginia, John, Luc and myself (Emily rambling here again) took on EX2 Adventure's 12-Hours of Cranky Monkey in the 3-person co-ed division. We knew [...]

2017-03-24T16:40:30+00:00 June 27th, 2011|2011 MTB Season|

The Not-So Stoopid 50

You hear the name "Stoopid 50" and it makes you wonder just why this race is called that. Rumors have said it's due to the 50-miles of challenging and rocky single-track that make up the race, and that anyone who would take on such a challenge may be slightly stoopid. But after 50-miles of amazing single-track through the gorgeous trails [...]

2017-03-24T16:40:30+00:00 June 16th, 2011|2011 MTB Season|

Massanutten Hoo-Ha 2011

Massanutten is a challenging mountain bike course. It's hard, it's rocky, it's in legitimate mountains and it is unforgiving. It's also incredibly fun and fast, has some ripping, white-knuckle descents and is some of the best single-track on the East Coast. This year, the Kenda Cup had its one East Coast US CUP race at Massanutten June 4-5, and as [...]

2017-03-24T16:40:30+00:00 June 7th, 2011|2011 MTB Season|

Rockin’ the Gap 2011

Team VeloWorks-Spokes, Etc had a great weekend of racing at Rocky Gap State Park.  The weekend was made all the more enjoyable thanks to our two new best friends....Mother Nature and Duane.  First, props to Mother Nature.  Despite a forecast of 50-70% chance of thunderstorms and showers all weekend, campers and racers enjoyed a full day outside with only some [...]

2017-03-24T16:40:30+00:00 May 21st, 2011|2011 MTB Season|

Playing in the Dirt

On a practically perfect morning, a group of VeloWorks-Spokes, Etc. riders headed up to Gambrill State Park near Frederick, Maryland to work on some technical mountain biking and have a good time. The crew enjoyed over 3-hours of riding the rocks. Matt and Scott took some big diggers, although we think Matt did more damage to the tree than the [...]

2017-03-24T16:40:31+00:00 May 8th, 2011|2011 MTB Season|

Tour of Ephrata Race Recap

Velo Works-Spokes, Etc. team members Jason Luttrell and Matt McDonald headed up to the Tour of Ephrata April 30-May 1st. Huge Congrats to Jason for winning the overall GC and Matt for successfully completing his first major road race in over 5 years! Jason's recap of the race follows... 2011 Tour of Ephrata Matt and I headed up to Ephrata, [...]

2017-03-24T16:40:31+00:00 May 4th, 2011|2011 MTB Season|

A Few More Shots of Bakers ’11

Here are just a few more shots of the Velo Works - Spokes, Etc. Race Team out at the 2011 Leesburg Bakers Dozen race from April 9th.. John and Mike take a breather after completing a lap Lots of bikes waiting to be ridden at the Spokes, Etc. Camp Matt coming in to transition after a lap Mike takes off [...]

2017-03-24T16:40:31+00:00 April 14th, 2011|2011 MTB Season|
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