Friday, November 2, 2012

22nd Annual Cycle-Smart International Cyclo-Cross

The Cycle-Smart International Cyclo-Cross - Northampton, MA

Hey Gang!  Wanted to spread the word that at Look Park this weekend Cycle-Smart will be hosting the 22nd Annual Cycle-Smart International Cyclo-Cross Rounds 5 and 6.  Competitive Edge Cycling cyclocross team will be out there both days, so please come visit and cheer us on!  Our home base will be located next to the Shimano Tent.  To find out more information about the event you can visit  Cycle-Smart Solutions or view their page on Facebook.  You won't be disappointed if you come out!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Last Ladies Ride of the Season

Hi Ladies!

I can't believe it, I don't want it to be true but tonight will be our last ride for the season.    From thunderstorms to new territory to first time hill climbers to new faces to new bikes (yay, Deb!), it has been a great season of riding with you all.

I do have a route planned for tonight which you can view HERE.  We can chat when we're together about the possibility of riding for frozen yogurt or even dinner after.  It will probably be the chilliest evening we've had, so bring an extra layer in case.  Also make sure to have a blinky, as we might cut it close on the daylight.

Can't wait to see you all!

Again, thank you all for making it such an incredible season of riding bikes!

xo

Jen

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Last CEC group ride of the season! BE THERE!!!

Hi everyone!  I know that it's been a while, but we're back!  Unfortunately, this is going to be our last ride of the season.  We're battling a loosing battle with the daylight.

Here's the deal...we are going to ride as one group.  Mellow pace, with about an 18mph average.  Here's the route:

We'll be leaving the shop promptly at 5:30.  Hope to see everyone there!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

No Ladies Ride Tonight

Hi Ladies,

I apologize for the short notice, but unfortunately we'll be cancelling the ride tonight.  I have come down with a nasty cold and am hoping to kick it before this weekend's Blandford Beer Cross.  Please feel free to still meet up here if you want to ride out of the shop.

Have a wonderful day!

Jen

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Monday's Rides...

Hi everyone,

Unfortunately, we will not be leading rides out tomorrow night.  The summer sale is going to be wrapping up today and the shop will be closed tomorrow.  We will be heading up to Blandford during the day on Monday to wrap things up for the the cross race coming up on Saturday.  Feel free to reach out to each other and set something up.  You are all more than welcome to park at the shop and head out.  Thanks for understanding and we'll see you all next week!

-Scott & the CEC crew.

p.s.  who wants to help out at the race?  email us!

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!!!

Hi everyone,

Our very first CEC promoted race is right around the corner and we need all your help to make it go off without a hitch.  It's on Saturday, September 15th at Blandford Ski Area in Balndford, MA.  Here's the flyer for those of you that missed it.



That being said, we're looking to our faithful CEC club members to help out.  If you are interested, please email us at compedgecycling@gmail.com.  The races start at 10AM, but we would be looking for help from early morning until the races finish.  Please include your full name & phone number.  Once we get an idea of how many people are helping out, we'll get in touch with you with all of the details.

Thanks in advance for all of your help!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ladies Ride

Hi Ladies!

Those storm clouds have passed and it looks like it will be a great night for riding.  Unfortunately I won't be able to join you because I'll be working our TENT SALE.  Bring your wallets because we are having some great deals on everything in the store.  Now is the time to jump on incredible pricing on bikes and apparel. 

But have no fear, the ride is still happening!  Allison will take you out, so please still come ready to ride for 5:30PM.  If you can park in the parking lot next to Pride it would be much appreciated because we are limited on parking due to the large tent in the parking lot.

I look forward to seeing all your smiling faces tonight.  Maybe I'll have to sneak away...don't tell.

-Jen

Sunday, September 2, 2012

MONDAY'S RIDES - LABOR DAY

Hi everyone!  Hope you are all having a great holiday weekend.  We just want to let you all know that we will NOT be riding as a group this Monday.

Steve Wallbridge has offered to lead a group out if anyone wants to ride, so hit him up on Facebook if you want to put something together.

Have a great holiday and we'll see you all soon!

GET PSYCHED!!!!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ladies Ride!

Happy Wednesday!

What a beautiful morning here in western ma.  It's almost fall like which is both refreshing and sad.  I can't believe school has started and we are approaching a new season.  We will probably have just about 2-3 more rides left for the season, and we'll keep you posted as we wind things down.  If you have blinky lights, please be sure to bring them along.

TONIGHT'S ROUTE!!!  Back by request is a loop we did a couple weeks ago over in Monson.  You can view the route HERE.

I look forward to seeing you all tonight!

-Jen

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

CEC Women - Wednesday Ride

Hi Ladies!

What a beautiful week of weather!  If only we could all call out and go for a ride.  Thankfully we'll have tomorrow.  You'll start to see the mileage wind down as we loose day light.  Tomorrow we have 26 miles on tap which includes Stafford Road.  Yes, we are doing the WHOLE thing.  Suzie, you better be there.  Here is the ROUTE.

Let's try to roll at 5:30 PM sharp tomorrow night.  Thankfully no thunderstorms in sight.

-Jen

Monday, August 20, 2012

SUPPORT YOUR CEC RACERS!

Hi everyone!  Just wanted to let you all know that the cyclocross season officially starts this weekend.  The team will be heading to Monson on Saturday and Blunt park on Sunday.  We'd love to have everyone come out and support the team.  It'll be a blast!  Check out BikeReg.com for all the details.  Hope to see everyone out there!

MONDAY'S RIDES!

Hi everyone!  As the days get shorter and shorter, so do our rides.  Please make sure to bring lights/blinkeys as we will most likely be chasing the sun on the way back to the shop.

Here's the routes for tonight's rides:



Hope to see you all tonight!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

BLANDFORD BEER CROSS!


Forget about plan A, and go with plan B, Blandford Beer Cross!  Please join us as we host the first ever Blandford Beer Cross at Blandford Ski Area in scenic Blandford, MA.  We are starting our first year off right with a beer tasting event hosted by Blandford Ski Area and an equipment and apparel sale by Competitive Edge Ski and Bike.  You can keep up to date on the course, giveaways, and race day info by visitingwww.compedgecycling.blogspot.com.
PLEASE PREREGISTER! Additional $10 day of race registration late fee (late fees may be added to prize list).  2nd race $10. Day of registration will be available from 9:00am until hour before scheduled start time for all fields.  Field limits are 20 min - 100 max for all categories.  USA Cycling license required.  One day license can be purchased day of for $10.  Promoter reserves right to combine or cancel fields and/or reduce prize list if minimum field is not reached. If pre-registration for your category hits 50, your field’s prize list will be doubled and pay 2 places deeper. 
All National and New England Regional Cyclocross Champions - Free entry: Limited to the field that you are the champion of, and you must wear your championship jersey in that race. Second race at the reduced second race rate.  Prereg here and you will receive a comp at race registration.
All USA Cycling rules apply.  Mountain bikes without bar-ends areacceptable.  Helmets are required at all times.  Jerseys must havesleeves (no tank-tops or vests). 
READ THIS!!!  PREREGISTERATION RAFFLE!!!
If you preregister for BBC by Thursday, September 13th 11:45pm you will be entered in a raffle.  Prizes – think cool bike stuff, nutrition, ski passes, Comp Edge gift certificates, beer tickets – oooohhh, aaaahhh.  The number of prizes given will be determined by number of racers preregistered – SO PREREG!!!  Prizes will be issued on race day.
THERE’S EVEN MORE!!!
In the spirit and love for Western Massachusetts cyclocross, we are pairing up with the totally awesome Cyclonaut Racers, and offering another raffle to those that preregister for Monson Cyclocross RaceBlunt Park Cyclocross Race and Blandford Beer Cross.  There will be 3 winners announced at Blandford Beer Cross.
COURSEImagine grass and a bit more grass, with some awesome switchbacks, rolling hills, chicanes, a heart busting run up and manmade barriers.  All the best of New England cross coming to ya at Blandford Beer Cross. Sneak peeks at www.compedgecycling.blogspot.com.
ADDRESS
Blandford Ski Area
41 Nye Brook Road Blandford, MA 01008



Tuesday, August 14, 2012

CEC Women

Hi Ladies!

What a great ride we had last week, even with the two flats.  It's good to have those experiences in a safe environment to get us use to what it is like changing flats on the road.  If anyone ever has questions about changing flats or wants some practice, stop by the shop and we'll gladly show you how.  Or better yet, hang out for a little bit and we might just have a customer visit us for a flat repair.  The roads around this area can be tough with the amount of glass and debris.

So what's on tap for tomorrow - another awesome ride!  You can view the route HeRe.  Looks like we have a 60% chance of thunderstorms tomorrow evening.  We'll all keep an eye on the weather and if need be, cancel the ride by 4:30 PM.  Call the shop or check facebook for updates.

See you tomorrow!

-Jen

Monday, August 13, 2012

MONDAY'S RIDES & IMPORTANT PARKING NOTICE!!!

Hi everyone!  We hope you are all as psyched as us to get out and pedal our faces off tonight!  

Before we get into the routes for the tonight's rides, we wanted to let everyone know about the parking situation that we have for tonight...

Fat Trax is having a HUGE demo/event tonight in the Comp Edge/Fat Trax parking lot. That means that there will be ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING! If you plan on riding with us tonight, we ask that you park in the Pride far parking lot across the street from the shop. DO NOT park on the street, please.  Keep your eyes peeled for the CEC ambassadors to help direct everything and find out where we are meeting prior to the ride.

Now it's time for the routes!



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

CEC Women - New Territory

Hi Ladies!

What an awesome ride we had last week!  You killed it on those hills!  Might have to keep adding them to the rides - wink, wink.

I'm excited that we'll get to enjoy another beautiful evening riding our bikes.  I've decided to add a couple roads that we haven't ridden yet.  I'll try not to get us lost.  If you want to check out the route, click HERE.

See you tomorrow!!!

-Jen

Monday, August 6, 2012

Tonight's Rides!

Hi everyone!  Hope you all had a great weekend.  Here are the routes for tonight's rides.  Hope to see you all at the shop!




Thursday, August 2, 2012

THURSDAY IN THE WOODS!!

What's up people?!?!?  Ready for a rockin fast mountain bike ride? We're heading to Robinson State Park to see how fast we can push the pace! We are rolling into the woods at 6pm sharp. Be there or be square!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CEC Ladies - Time for some HILLS!

Hi Ladies,

So, I have to say, this has been an awesome season of riding with all of you.  It's been so great seeing new faces and most of your faces EVERY WEEK!  I'm totally impressed with how you've all grown, and there is thankfully, more days of riding.

For our evening ride we'll be facing some pretty fun hills.  Yes, I said fun.  It's going to be great exploring some new territory for our Wednesday night ride.  We are taking the mileage down to just over 25 so we can ease into some of the climbs.  Check the ride here.

We unfortunately might see some rain in the afternoon, so stay tuned to CEC facebook page or call the shop by 4:30pm.

See you all soon!

-Jen

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hi ladies!!!

What an absolutely beautiful day!  I cannot wait to ride with you all tonight!  We will ride the loop planned for last week which you can view HERE.

See you all tonight!!!


-Jen

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Monday & Tuesday's Rides!

Hi everyone!  Here's the plans for Monday and Tuesday:

First up, here's the route for the B Group:  This is our recreational paced ride.  Averaging about 16mph with a NO-DROP policy.



Up next is the A & B groups.  This week we are going to change it up a bit.  We'll be combining the groups and heading across the Connecticut River.  In order to make the entire ride before the sun goes down, we'll be looking to average about 20mph.  Although we will be keeping the NO-DROP policy, we ask that you all make sure that you know the route ahead of time.



And finally, ROYCE'S RIDE!  Here's the route...

As usual if FULL of hills!  Be prepared to climb!  We'll be looking to average about 20mph on this ride, so there's a good chance that we're going to endure a little suffering.




Hope to see you all out there!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CEC Women's Ride

Hello Ladies!

We had a GREAT ride last week!  I'm so impressed with how much you've all grown from the first ride of the season.  The pace is becoming more consistent, and I'm seeing the confidence grow.  It's so awesome!  Keep up the hard work!

For tomorrow we have another great ride planned.  If you would like to view it ahead of time, click HeRe.  As of right now there's a chance of thunderstorms developing in the afternoon/evening.  Argh, a CHANCE!  We will keep a close eye on the radar and if need be, call the ride by 4-4:30pm (depending on how if-y it is).  Check to CEC Facebook page or call the EL shop (413.737.7495).  If it looks cloudy we will probably still meet around 5:15pm and make a final call around 5:30pm.

Hope to see you all tomorrow!

-Jen

Thursday, July 12, 2012

WOODS RIDE!

Hello Gang!

Sorry for the short notice, but we will return to Robinson tonight.  Meet at the church parking lot at 5:30pm to roll into the woods around 6pm.  Call the EL shop with any questions 413.737.7495.

Next week we'll head to Earl's for something new.  We'll touch base next week with more details.

Hope to see you all tonight!

-CEC Crew

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ladies, I've missed you!!!

Wow!  I can't believe it has been 3 weeks since I've seen you all.  A HUGE thanks again and again to Allison and Christin for keeping the riding happening, and to all of you for coming for the ride!  I'm really excited for tomorrow to see you all again and put a little over 30 miles under our Wednesday night belt.  With what looks like to be a warm and sunny evening, I think there will be no trouble tackling this route.  If you would like to check it out ahead of time, click HeRe!

Remember lots of water, sunblock and a snack or two.  Restful evening to you all, and I'll see you tomorrow!

-Jen

Sunday, July 8, 2012

MONDAY'S RIDES! 07/09/2012

Hi all our cycling friends!  Hope your weekend was filled with plenty of miles and hours of watching the Tour.  Here are the plans...





Hope to see you all tomorrow!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Root 66 Series Race #8: Windham

Comp Edge raced a world class course this past weekend, at the 8th Root 66 race in Windham, NY.  The day before, the Pros took on the same course during the 8th UCI World Cup. 

"It was different than Pats Peak because it was more consistent... climbs were gradual fire road climbs with a couple single track short climbs.  You could really just get in a rhythm climbing. The descents were wicked fast and fun...can't wait to do it again next year. The fan turnout was awesome! We also hung out and watched the men's WC DH final Sunday afternoon... they are so FAST!"      -Tina, 1st place Cat 1 women

Photos from the World Cup
Video of the XC Pro Men and Pro Women (check out the course preview at minute 5!)

 
Windham





Name Gender Category Laps Time Place Points
Nathan Orie M Cat 2 Singlespeed Open 3 1:20:41 4 46
Tina Severson F Cat 2 19-34 3 1:20:48 1 60
Jen Audia F Cat 2 19-34 3 1:35:28 7 39
Brett Severson M Cat 2 30-39 3 1:11:26 7 39
Will Raymond M Cat 2 40-49 3 1:12:27 4 46
Sammy Neves  M Cat 2 40-49 3 1:50:06 36
David Powell M Cat 2 50+ 3 1:20:45 5 43
Paul Lussier M Cat 2 50+ 3 1:23:30 6 41
John Weferling M Cat 2 50+ 3 1:29:11 11
Tri Vinh  M Cat 2 50+ 3 1:32:31 13



Monday, July 2, 2012

Root 66 Series Race #7: Grafton Ponds

With a different venue and unchristened course, Putney transformed into something entirely new this year - the 1st Ever West Hill Shop/Grafton Ponds MTB Race.  'Woof' became 'Wow'.  A bluebird day in Vermont with dry air, green mountainous scenery, and a killer course made Grafton Ponds one to remember.   The course was dry, rideable, and extremely fun. 

Thom (CyclingDirt) says Hello (video)

Comp Edge again brought the heat, with fourteen entries and nine top five finishes. Go, team!
Tina, tearing it up for a 1st place finish

Nathan, focused and determined.
Pam takes third!  against stiff competition on a hot day


Grafton Ponds





Name Gender Category Laps Time Place Points
Royce Yeomans M Cat 1 Singlespeed Open 4 2:05:55 3 50
Christin Christoph F Cat 1 12-34 4 2:34:31 2 55
Nathan Orie M Cat 2 Singlespeed Open 3 1:47:20 3 50
Brett Severson M Cat 2 30-39 3 1:40:50 4 46
Jeffrey Landry M Cat 2 40-49 3 1:42:48 5 43
Will Raymond M Cat 2 40-49 3 1:45:43 8 37
Sammy Neves  M Cat 2 40-49 3 2:27:24 17
David Powell M Cat 2 50+ 3 1:51:55 4 46
Tri Vinh  M Cat 2 50+ 3 2:01:50 7 39
John Weferling M Cat 2 50+ 3 2:03:33 8 37
Tina Severson F Cat 2 19-34 3 1:48:36 1 60
Jen Audia F Cat 2 19-34 3 1:59:51 5 43
Pamela Fielding F Cat 2 35+ 3 2:07:18 3 50
Jared Yeomans M Cat 3 12-18 2 1:45:00 7 39


"For a course that was noted as "easy," I think it snuck up on you because everything was so rideable – making you push that much harder.  Nice push, Team!"  -Pam



Monday's Rides & the plans for the week

Hi Everyone!  Hope you all had a great weekend and didn't let the heat get you down.

Since we had to cancel last week's ride due to rain, we'll be using the routes that we posted last week.

A GROUP:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/38127388

B PLUS GROUP:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/34445710

B GROUP:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/91955797

As for the rest of the week, we'll be taking off Tuesday and Wednesday due the 4th of July holiday.  We will be back in the swing of things on Thursday with a mountain bike ride over at Robinson State Park.

Hope to see you all out there!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thursday @ Robinson!

Hey there all my woods riding friends. We're going to be heading into Robinsonn for our Thursday night ride. We'll meet at the church parking lot ( 106 high st. Agawam) at 5:30 and roll into the woods at 6. Hope to see you all there!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ladies Ride!

Hello Ladies!

It looks like tomorrow should be a much cooler evening for riding.  Allison will be leading out the ladies again for another super awesome ride.  If you want to check out the route ahead of time click HERE.

If the weather takes a turn for the worse check into the EL shop by 4pm or our facebook page for cancellation.  Remember to show up by 5:15pm and ready to roll by 5:30pm.

Have a wonderful ride!



Sunday, June 24, 2012

MONDAY'S RIDES!!!

Hi everyone. We hope you all had a great weekend and manage to get a few miles in on your bikes. Th weather for Monday is looking like it could be hit or miss... Hopefully the rain will pass and well be able to get the rides in. Either way, we'll cancel the rides at the normal time of 3:30. But, as long as the rain holds off, here are the routes for the rides; B GROUP: Recreational pace. No drop. 15-16mph http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/91955797 B PLUS GROUP: No drop. 18-19mph http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/34445710 A GROUP: Fast. This IS a drop ride. KNOW THE ROUTE! http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/38127388 And don't forget to stay tuned to our Facebook page for all the latest and greatest: http://www.facebook.com/CompEdgeCycling Hope to see you all tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ladies Ride - Tonight!

Hi Ladies!

The UV index is UP but we are going to be riding!  Allison Belanger guest-leads tonight, you can view the route HERE. We'll be meeting at the shop around 5 and getting on the bikes promptly at 5:30.  It is a hot one, please remember to bring PLENTY OF WATER and slather on that sunscreen!  The shop has plenty of electrolyte options if you need them.  Being able to absorb water well in this heat is a must.  Hope to see you soon! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

IT'S BEAUTIFUL OUT!!! LET'S RIDE!

It's going to be a beautiful night for some riding, so we hope you are all rested up and ready to rip!  Here are the routes for tonight's rides.  Hope to see everyone tonight!




Wednesday, June 13, 2012

THURSDAY'S MOUNTAIN RIDE - PEAKED MTN

ATTENTION!!! Tomorrow's mountain bike plans!! Ok, here's a new one for our group...PEAKED MTN! We will be meeting near 174 Crow Hill Rd. Stafford Springs, CT 06076. Drive to the top of the hill and park on the road side. Keep your eyes peeled for Jeff, as he'll be waiting to help show people where to park. We'll be there at 5:30 and roll into the woods no later than 6PM. Hope to see you all there!

Root 66 Series Race #6: Pat's Peak



This past weekend was Root 66 Race #6: Pat's Peak in Henniker, NH.  A beautiful bluebird day, the mountain was covered with bikes.

It's probably safe to say that Pat's Peak was the most challenging course in the Root 66 series so far - for both its technical and aerobic difficulty.  Depending on who you ask, it's either really hard, or really rad.  We're pretty sure it's both.

On the way up, racers traversed a ski hill - 870' of glorious elevation gain per lap.  There were some rocks, there were some rolls, there were some new singletrack switchback sections that even the pros were off and pushing on.  A couple of work road grunts rounded it out.  On the way down, riders were rewarded with a fair amount of awesome gnar.  Fun switchbacks and the occasional rock wall kept things interesting, with one notorious rock drop midway down.  A full on braappp* section at the end made all the climbing worthwhile. 

*if you have the strong urge to make dirt bike noises on the way down, you know it's good.



CEC rode well, taking twelve top five spots at Pat's Peak.  Congrats to all on racing and finishing a tough course.  David and Ricky kept each other company on the Cat 1 Singlespeed Open podium, Dave Powell and Paul shared the podium in Cat 2 50+, and Jen and Tina shared the stage in Cat 2 19-34.  We like to hang out together.  Nathan Orie crushed Cat 2 singlespeed for a 2nd place finish.  Brett had the gears covered, taking 2nd in Cat 2 30-39, with Dan Walker close behind in 4th. 





Pat's Peak





Name Gender Category Laps Time Place Points
David Richardson M Cat 1 Singlespeed Open 3 2:14:30 2 55
Ricky Hartman M Cat 1 Singlespeed Open 3 2:21:17 3 50
Christin Christoph F Cat 1 12-34 3 2:35:26 2 55
Nathan Orie M Cat 2 Singlespeed Open 2 1:36:07 2 55
Brett Severson M Cat 2 30-39 2 1:26:50 2 55
Daniel Walker M Cat 2 30-39 2 1:30:22 4 46
Will Raymond M Cat 2 40-49 2 1:27:57 6 41
Sammy Neves  M Cat 2 40-49 2 2:01:44 19
David Powell M Cat 2 50+ 2 1:38:09 2 55
Paul Lussier M Cat 2 50+ 2 1:38:45 3 50
John Weferling M Cat 2 50+ 2 1:46:10 5 43
Tri Vinh  M Cat 2 50+ 2 1:59:53 10 35
Jen Audia F Cat 2 19-34 2 1:53:11 2 55
Tina Severson F Cat 2 19-34 2 1:53:12 3 50
Pamela Fielding F Cat 2 35+ 2 1:59:11 4 46



"The best memory I have was on the first lap downhill section when I got off my bike to look at a drop. I stood there and threw a rock down it to see the general fall line. After much inspection I decided to walk down"  -Phil Wong, 3rd place Pro/1 (Riverside)

"The course was definitely rad!  It made you earn all of the fun.  Thanking the MTB gods it was dry... but that made it HOT.  At one point I actually stopped riding to sit still & drink a cup of water at the hilltop station" -Dan Walker

"Epic chase -I battled it out for 2nd in the last mile with a pass on the downhill and sprint to the finish, to beat my pursuer by 2 seconds..."  -Brett Severson, 2nd place Cat 2

"My hat's off to all the-single speeders; those guys are sportin' the total package, or the full Monty if you know what I mean"  -Will Raymond



See you at Putney!  err...  Grafton.

Women's Ride

Hello Ladies!

Well, as we all know, it's raining.  According to weather.com it's suppose to stop at 11am and remain partly cloudy for the rest of the day.  I'm planning on this being true so that we can ride tonight.  If they are wrong and it continues to rain, then check to the blog at 4pm or call the shop to find out if we cancelled the ride.

The plan is to ride the route planned for last week.  You can refer back to that post to check it out.

Hope to see you all tonight!

-Jen

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

ROYCE'S RIDE!!!

Hi Everyone!  Here's the route for tonight's ride:



Keep an eye on the weather and fingers crossed the rain holds out.  If we decide to cancel, we'll do it at the regular time.  Hope to see you all tonight!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

KING OF THE MOUNTAINS! (or Monday's rides)

We hope you all had a great weekend and got a chance to enjoy the amazing weather. Since we got rained out last week, we're going to use the same routes that were posted for last week's rides. The weather for tomorrow looks amazing by the way (it's about time). Bring that sunblock!! See you all tomorrow night!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Root 66 Series Race #5: Domnarski Farm


Ricky, finishing with a smile
This past Sunday was the fifth race in the Root 66 series - Domnarski Farm.  There were new faces, more podiums, and some expansive mud puddles to play in. 

Domnarski is a mix of technical climbing, fast rocky double track, some fun twisty singletrack, and a couple of interesting wet spots*.  It's a well-run race, and the Domnarskis are more than welcoming, with a bike wash and pond to swim in afterward open to all.  It's also one of the only races to reward racers with straight-up cash.  Despite three flats, one superman, and some impromptu tree encounters, the CEC team ended the day with twelve top-five finishes. 

*'Floating skinnies, short rock bridges, and puddles you couldn't necessarily see the bottom of this time around post-rain.  Spicy!
Royce, tearing it up
Sean Rudzinsky laid down the power in his first mountain bike race, and won the men's Cat 2 30-39 race with a sub-hour lap.

New team members Tina and Brett Severson brought big smiles and killer legs.  Tina took 1st in the women's Cat 2 19-34 category, and Brett was 5th of 43 men in Cat 2 30-39.  Welcome, guys!  



Jen was poised for a 3rd place finish in Cat 2 ladies when she got rad airing out around the Tree of Death, and flatted.  Never a quitter, she fixed it up, and finished just one spot behind in 4th. Badass.


Jen and Pam, looking good crossing the line




Domnarski Farm





Name Gender Category Laps Time Place Points
Royce Yeomans M Cat 1 Singlespeed Open 2 1:59:54 2 55
Ricky Hartman M Cat 1 Singlespeed Open 2 2:05:14 3 50
David Richardson M Cat 1 Singlespeed Open 2 2:06:48 5 43
Christin Christoph F Cat 1 12-34 2
1 60
Nathan Orie M Cat 2 Singlespeed Open 1 1:11:20 4 46
Sean Rudzinsky M Cat 2 30-39 1  0:58:29  1 60
Brett Severson M Cat 2 30-39 1 1:03:36 5 43
Daniel Walker M Cat 2 30-39 1 1:09:05 14
Will Raymond M Cat 2 40-49 1 1:03:36 3 50
Jeffrey Landry M Cat 2 40-49 1 1:05:58 7 39
Sammy Neves  M Cat 2 40-49 1 1:17:05 16
Paul Lussier M Cat 2 50+ 1 1:07:49 3 50
David Powell M Cat 2 50+ 1 1:08:05 4 46
John Weferling M Cat 2 50+ 1 1:15:18 7 39
Tri Vinh  M Cat 2 50+ 1 1:15:48 9 36
Tina Severson F Cat 2 19-34 1 1:11:20 1 60
Jen Audia F Cat 2 19-34 1 1:23:25 4 46
Pamela Fielding F Cat 2 35+ 1 1:21:26 6 41
Jared Yeomans M Cat 3 12-18
1:05:50 10 35

Paul and David, after duking it out for 3rd
Christin, already daydreaming about guacamole
Ricky, 1st Cat 1 race, 3rd place
Tina, 1st CEC race, 1st place Cat 2



















































































































































































Wednesday, June 6, 2012

CEC Women's Ride

Hello Ladies!

So far no rain today, and if it continues we'll get out for another great ride.  You can view the route here for tonight.  Don't be afraid of Stafford Road.  It is a bit of a hill, but we're ready for it.  There will be a great down hill on Mountain Road to enjoy once we beat that climb.

Looking at the hourly forecast for this evening there is a 45% chance of rain at 5pm.  We'll keep an eye on the radar, and if we need to cancel we'll make the call by 4pm.  Check Competitive Edge Cycling on facebook or call the EL shop for updates. 

Hope to see you all tonight!

-Jen

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

ROYCE'S RIDE!!!

Here's the route!  Hope to see you all there.


Sunday, June 3, 2012

MONDAY...another rainy Monday.

well, as I am sure the rest of you will agree, this rain is getting ridiculous!  We're supposed to be looking at yet another rainy week.


But either way, we'll keep our fingers crossed that the rain holds off.  If and when we decide to cancel the ride, we'll do so at the regular time of 3:30PM on the day of the ride.  Now on to Monday's rides...







Stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook for all the latest and greatest!  Hope to see everyone this week!

- Scott & the CEC Crew

Friday, June 1, 2012

CEC Team Update

The Comp Edge Team has taken the Root 66 series by storm!   Hop Brook, Winding Trails, Massasoit, Coyote Hill - the Team was there, and they were ON.  In the first four races, Comp Edge has garnered 1724 points collectively, with twenty-five top five finishes.  Go, team!   The courses have been fun and varied - from the fast flow of Winding Trails to Coyote Hill's true-blue New England rough cut. Next up is Domnarski Farm in Ware, MA this Sunday.  Plenty of climbing, and put on by one of the nicest guys around. See you there!






Winding Trails





Name Gender Category Laps Time Place Points
Royce Yeomans  M Cat 1 Singlespeed Open 4 1:58:21 5 43
Christin Christoph F Cat 1 12-34 4 2:15:52 3 50
Ricky Hartman M Cat 2 Singlespeed Open 3 1:23:00 2 55
Nathan Orie M Cat 2 Singlespeed Open 3 1:23:33 4 46
Daniel Walker M Cat 2 30-39 3 1:24:36 9 36
Will Raymond M Cat 2 40-49 3 1:25:53 9 36
Sammy Neves  M Cat 2 40-49 3 1:35:45 2 30
David Powell M Cat 2 50+ 3 1:29:05 4 46
John Weferling M Cat 2 50+ 3 1:32:59 9 36
Paul Lussier M Cat 2 50+ 3 1:33:10 11
Tri Vinh  M Cat 2 50+ 3 1:35:16 17
Jen Audia F Cat 2 19-34 3 1:38:14 3 50
Pamela Fielding F Cat 2 35+ 3 1:46:22 8 37







Massasoit





Name Gender Category Laps Time Place Points
Michael Bartlett M Pro/Cat 1 Open 3 1:50:29 23
Royce Yeomans M Cat 1 Singlespeed Open 3 1:55:28 3 50
Nathan Orie M Cat 2 Singlespeed Open 2 1:17:30 4 46
Ricky Hartman M Cat 2 Singlespeed Open 2 1:17:38 5 43
Daniel Walker M Cat 2 30-39 2 1:18:03 21
Will Raymond M Cat 2 40-49 2 1:15:45 3 50
Jeffrey Landry M Cat 2 40-49 2 1:16:56  7 39
David Powell M Cat 2 50+ 2 1:22:27 10 35
Paul Lussier M Cat 2 50+ 2 1:22:32 11
John Weferling M Cat 2 50+ 2 1:27:03 21
Tri Vinh  M Cat 2 50+ 2 1:29:17 24
Jen Audia F Cat 2 19-34 2 1:30:08 4 46
Pamela Fielding F Cat 2 35+ 2 1:36:46 7 39







Coyote Hill





Name Gender Category Laps Time Place Points
Royce Yeomans M Cat 1 Singlespeed Open 3 1:59:41 1 60
David Richards M Cat 1 Singlespeed Open 3 2:02:08 3 50
Christin Christoph F Cat 1 12-34 3 2:17:18 3 50
Ricky Hartman M Cat 2 Singlespeed Open 2 1:18:36 2 55
Nathan Orie M Cat 2 Singlespeed Open 2 1:23:02 3 50
Jake Quigley M Cat 2 40-49 2 1:30:48 4 46
Jen Audia F Cat 2 19-34 2 1:41:44 4 46
Pamela Fielding F Cat 2 35+ 2 1:43:31 4 46
Jared Yeomans M Cat 3 12-18 1  1:05:50 10 35