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Monday, July 27, 2009

More McKinney Tri News!!

File under the heading "Joan Stepler is a stud!"

This comes courtesy of MVC's Super Dave Millwee, a Tri Stud in his own right: Congrats to Joan Stepler who finished 4th in her age group at Ironman Lake Placid and got a very hard-to-come-by slot to the Ironman World Championship in Kona Hawaii!! We'll see you on TV! IN FREAKING CREDIBLE!

MVC Tri Team Dominance

Cooper Summer Sprint Triathlon

MVC's Tri Team played in our backyard Saturday. Did someone predict "carnage?" Someone was right!!

Tyler Baker 3rd overall 1st m30-34 age group
Dave Millwee 5th 1st m40-44
Todd Murphy 12th 2nd m35-39
Ray Eckenrode 14th 4th m30-34
Clay Christopher 16th 3rd m40-44
Mike Kesterson 17th 3rd m35-39
Dan Brooks 44th 6th m45-49
Jon Sparling 90th 8th m20-24

Mina's Tri Assault

Disco Tri- Mina Pizzini-Pond 1st overall women

Waco Tri- Mina Pizzini-Pond 1st overall women

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jens Voight for Honorary Team Captain

On behalf of myself, I'd like to nominate Jens Voight for honorary MVC Team Captain. His credentials, as first reported by The Street Kings from the upper West side of Old Town Scottsdale, as as follows:

Jens Voigt doesn’t read books. He simply attacks until the books relent and tell him everything he wants to know.

Waldo can’t be found because Jens dropped him on a hill training ride… on K2.

Jens doesn’t spin or mash the pedals… he kicks them into submission.

Jens Voigt puts the “laughter” in “Manslaughter.”

Jens Voigt climbs so well for a big guy because he doesn’t actually climb hills; the hills slink into the earth in fear as they see him approach.

If you are a UCI ProTour rider and you Google “Jens Voigt,” the only result you get is “it’s not to late to take up Football, Fred.”

Jens was a math prodigy in elementary school, putting “Attack!” in every blank space on all his tests. It would be the wrong answer for everybody else, but Jens is able to solve any problem by attacking.

Jens’ testicles are bald because hair does not grow on a mixture of titanium, brass, steel, and cold, hard granite.

Eddy Merckx was actually a neo-pro at the same time as Jens, but Jens dropped him so hard that he shot backwards in time to the 1960’s, where he became a great champion.

Jens once had a heart attack on the Tourmalet. Jens counterattacked repeatedly until he kicked its ass.

Jack was nimble, Jack was quick… and Jens still drove him to quit racing bikes and become an ice dancing commentator on Lifetime.

If Jens Voigt was a country, his principle exports would be Pain, Suffering, and Agony.

If Jens Voigt was a planet, he’d be the World of Hurt.

Jens Voigt doesn’t know where you live, but he knows exactly where you will die.

Jens Voigt doesn’t have a shadow because he dropped it repeatedly until it retired, climbing into the CSC team car and claiming a stomach ailment.

Jens Voigt once challenged Lance Armstrong to a “who has more testicles” contest. Jens won… by five.

When you open a can of whoop-ass, Jens Voigt jumps out and attacks.

You are what you eat. Jens Voigt eats spring steel for breakfast, fire for lunch, and a mixture of titanium and carbon fiber for dinner. For between-meal snacks he eats men’s souls, and downs it with a tall cool glass of The Milk of Human Suffering.

Jens Voigt believes it’s not butter.

Jens Voigt can eat just one.

The first time man split the atom was when the atom tried to hold Jens Voigt’s wheel, but cracked.

Jens Voigt doesn’t complain about what suffering does to him… but suffering constantly complains about getting picked on by Jens Voigt.

Jens Voigt can start a fire by rubbing two mud puddles together.

Guns kill a couple dozen people every day. Jens Voigt kills 150.

Jens’s tears are so tough they could be the world heavyweight mixed-martial arts champion. Too bad Jens never cries.

Jens Voigt rides so fast during attacks, that he could circle the globe, hold his own wheel, and ride in his own draft. At least as long as he didn’t try to drop himself.

Jens Voigt nullified the periodic table because he doesn’t believe in any element, other than the element of surprise.

The grass is always greener on the other side. Unless Jens Voigt has been riding on the other side in which case it’s white with the salty, dried tears of all the riders whose souls he has crushed.

DO I HEAR A 2ND?

Monday, July 20, 2009

MVC @ the Cooper Crits July 11

IC3 and one of MVC's key sponsors, RBM, in conjunction with a very gracious host, the Cooper Fitness center, put on a first time race in our backyard (an undeveloped subdivision in Craig Ranch) on a very hot Saturday, July 11. Two other MVC sponsors also had a big presence. Aruba Sport had its display there and contributed to the primes, while SmartWater and Vitamin Water saved many of us from heat exhaustion. The course's challenging blend of technical corners and elevation changes, when combined with the heat, made for some aggressive racing. And MVC was thick in the middle of it. By my count, 20 MVC-ites toed the line at least once, and a handful of hearty (or in my case, probably foolish) souls raced more than once. Highlights were the near textbook racing tactics employed by Weber, (Bling) Burke and Price in the 40+ and Jr. Germann and Haga in the 3s, and the fine showing by Nagel and King in the 50+ race.

Chris Powers initiated an early split in the 40+ that Price and Weber quickly joined. After a 2 lap chase, Burke also bridged to what was then a 9 man lead group (the 3 from MVC, Powers, OKC's Peter Erdoes, Kurt Bickel and his teammate, Phil Wilson, Matrix's Jeff Bauer and Jorge Merle.) Soon thereafter, Patrick attacked and went solo for 2-3 laps. After he was caught, Brad countered. All the while, Steve was marking Powers, so when Powers countered Brad's move, Steve was immediately on him. With Patrick and Brad following wheels, the other 5 gave a hard chase for several laps but Powers and Steve held their 20-40 second gap until the chase gave up. From their Powers and Steve lapped the main field before Powers took the win at the line. Patrick just nipped Brad for 4th behind Erdoes giving MVC 3 in the top 5.

In the 3s, after the field had been under pressure from several racers chasing primes, notably Jeff Bauer, Luke and 2 others got a gap, and with Shane riding perfectly behind -- soft peddling through corners when he was on the front and being perfectly positioned to disrupt any chasing the rest of the time -- he was rarely more then 2 or 3 riders from the front -- the break stuck. Luke then powered up the inside to take 1st in the 3 man sprint, while Shane easily bested the main field to take 4th overall.

50+

1 262 STEVE MINNERLY PACC
2 261 BILL NAGEL MCKINNEY VELO CLUB
3 259 MICHAEL WOERNER GS TENZING
4 253 DAVE PARKS MIRAGE
5 264 MARK STECK CORINTH CYCLING CLUB POWERED BY
6 256 BARRY KLUNDER TEAM BICYCLES, INC.
7 258 Ginny King McKinney Velo
8 255 CHARLES WOOLCOCK MATRIX / RBM
9 257 STEPHEN MARINO METRO VW/FCS
10 260 STEVE THOMPSON TEAM BICYCLES, INC


40+


1 615 CHRIS POWERS TEAM AT&T-BRAIN & SPINE CYCLING
2 607 STEPHEN WEBER MCKINNEY VELO
3 602 Peter Erdoes OKC Velo
4 606 PATRICK BURKE MCKINNEY VELO
5 604 BRAD PRICE MCKINNEY VELO

6 609 JEFFREY BAUER MATRIX/RBM
7 608 KURT BICKEL JOE'S PRO BIKES
8 605 PHILLIP WILSON JOES PRO BIKES
9 619 JORGE MERLE PARK PLACE DEALERSHIPS/DALLAS M
10 601 ROBB BUSH COLAVITA/COOKING LIGHT/TEXAS
11 600 MIKE READE MORITZ CHEVROLET CYCLING
12 618 JEFFERY SCHERER
13 613 JUDGE DOBRIENT UNATTACHED
14 603 JONATHAN GARRETT COLAVITA/COOKING LIGHT/TEXAS
15 612 MARCO CORSI MCKINNEY VELO
16 614 RICH MILLER MCKINNEY VELO

17 616 Kevin Shea Dallas Bike Works
18 617 CHRISTOPHER PEASLEE TEAM BEAVER
19 611 WALTER MEGURA McKinney Velo
20 621 Carl Hentschel GS TENZING

Cat 3

1 329 LUKE GERMANN MCKINNEY VELO
2 303 Bonds Paul OKC Velo
3 314 KYLE SIGL BROKEN FILMS RACING
4 320 SHANE HAGA MCKINNEY HIGH SCHOOL/VELO
5 313 JERRY ROUSH PLANO ATHLETIC CYCLING CLUB (PA
6 333 DARWIN DARR MIRAGE
7 312 SHAWN DAURELIO MIRAGE
8 331 MARC MONTEMAYOR COLAVITA/COOKING LIGHT/TEXAS
9 322 Jason McCombs Lonestar Racing Club
10 330 Todd Farrell Metro VW
11 325 CRAIG FULK COLAVITA/COOKING LIGHT/TEXAS
12 305 JEFFREY BAUER MATRIX/RBM
13 321 STEPHEN BORSKI MCKINNEY VELO
14 315 MARK RAWLINGS GS TENZING
15 332 JARED REYNOSO MATRIX/RBM
16 316 DANIEL FONTENOT PACC
17 319 TREVOR RIGBY MCKINNEY VELO
18 335 DAVID MCGAFFIN ROCKWALL CYCLING
19 311 KEN MACLEAN GS TENZING
20 317 MARK ASHTON MIRAGE

MVC @ the 'drome 7/10

Check out these MVC results from track racing in Frisco on July 10... congratulations to those MVC trackies who performed so well!

Cat 3 103 Kelsey Oliver McKinney Velo 159
Cat 3 105 Craig Erickson Matrix / RBM 106
Cat 3 108 Rhyne Rundell McKinney Velo 92
Cat 3 104 Royce Strange GS Tenzing 74
Cat 3 106 Tyler Chausse B and B 68

35+/C4 204 Jamey Munroe McKinney Velo 160
35+/C4 203 Craig De Cleary Infinity Cycling Club 157
35+/C4 205 Joel Hawks Plano Athletic Cycling Club 153
35+/C4 224 Kent McQuade Frisco Cycling Club 143
35+/C4 215 Lauren Dunn unattached 94

M30-39 103 Kelsey Oliver McKinney Velo 146
M30-39 108 Rhyne Rundell McKinney Velo 90
M30-39 21 Christopher Kutach Matrix / RBM 43
M30-39 37 Leo Frayre Ten Speed Drive 23
M30-39 30 Tony Digivolano 0 23