Sunday, June 6, 2010
Last Monday, Memorial Day, Patrick McCarty of MV's sister team Matrix/RBM, finished 3rd in the P 1 Texas State Crit Championships in Fort Worth. Pat did so even though crits are not really Pat's preferred terrain. Immediately after that race, Pat headed off to Oregon for a race that's more suited to his abilities, the 6 day Mt. Hood Cycling Classic stage race. And on the queen stage 4 to the top of Mt Hood Ski Resort yesterday, Pat made his trip a success with a solo win from a 3 man break (pictured here). Stage 4 was 93 miles long featuring almost 10,000 feet of elevation gain. The Mt Hood race organizers described the stage as "epic, brutal, amazing...." The key test was the final ascent, "a 35 mile grind up 4500 feet of elevation to the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort" with an average gradient of 10% and 12% sections in the final 2 miles -- perfect conditions for Pat to display his climbing strength. And display he did.
Read the full story here: http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/06/news/mccarty-wins-stage-as-de-maar-solidifies-lead-at-mt-hood_119950.
MV salutes a great Texas racer and good guy on a brilliant result!! And we look forward to seeing Pat race in McKinney next Friday June 11 at the 1st annual Bike the Bricks Criterium.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Next Friday, June 11, 2010 beginning at 5:00 - 1st race (6:30 for the 1st band - John Christopher Davis) the 1st Annual Bike the Bricks in Historic Downtown McKinney will be awn!! Lots of excitement from businesses on the square... a number have decorated Richardson Bike Mart provided cruiser bikes and put them on display in anticipation of BtB. Bands, beer and bikes... a beautiful trifecta; come see for yourself.
Mv had a big, strong contingent in the combined 40-44 and 45-49 State Championship Crits at the Driveway in ATX today. And our boyz came oh so close to another State Jersey with two on the 40-44 podium... CP 2nd and Bling 3rd; but no jersey this year. Congrats to Will Ross for the 40-44 V, and to friends of MV Chris Carlson (Matrix/RBM), winner of the 45-49 title (MV's Johnny 'White Shoes' Moore finished a solid 8th), and Kurt Bickel (Joe's Pro Bikes), winner of the 50-54 title.
Friday, June 4, 2010
For those who aren't racing this weekend, we are bumping our ride time changes up a week. Beginning tomorrow June 5, 2010, (instead of the 2nd weekend in June as our calendar has been indicating), both Saturday and Sunday rides will roll at 7:30 a.m. Spread the word... enjoy the fun.