I just wanted to make a shout out and acknowledge Jason Land, Carrie Eller, the Fischer Plumbing Team, the Junior teams and all who came and rode in memory of Larry Kemp and your continued donations in support of the WSBA Junior Development Fund and the Larry Kemp Junior Mtn Bike Camp. .
And a special Thank You! to Larry's Mom, Connie who flies up from California every year to attend the ride. Thank you Thank you so very much for your support. .
Larry Kemp Camp Organizer
The BARR totals for the senior riders have been updated after IVRR and can be found here
. Information about the BARR competition can be found here.
A few reminders:
1) You have to be a WSBA member to earn points for BARR
2) There are no retroactive points, meaning you can't purchase a WSBA membership after a race and earn points for a previous race
3) Category 5 only races do not earn BARR points but cat 5 riders can earn points in cat 4/5 races
The next BARR event for senior riders is this weekend in Eastern Washington. It's the Ronde von Palouse
The BARR competition for the Masters riders starts with the Tour de Bloom
the first weekend of May.
If you have questions, concerns, or notice any errors, please let me know (email@example.com
SATURDAY, MARCH 16, Tour de Dung #1 Beginner Women's Race is On !
Thanks to the many women who preregistered for this weekend's event, Tour de Dung #1 will feature both a cat 4 women's race (4A) and a beginner women's race (4B). The beginner women's field is self-selected and will feature elite women racers riding in the field for on-the-bike mentoring as well as a post-race clinic for insightful analysis about the race and tips for next week. And don't forget to preregister for Tour de Dung #2 on Saturday, March 23!
Online registration: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2013-752
Race flyer here: http://racing.garagebilliards.com/
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, Mason Lake 2
:Post-race clinic for cat 4 women
Michelle Kautzmann and Jennifer Burtner from the Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Cycling Team will observe the entire race and then offer post-race feedback on the elements of the race, including team tactics, bike handling, and other components that make up the race. Michelle and Jennifer will make an announcement on the start line about the exact time and location of the clinic.
Preregister for the race at: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2013-543
Race flyer here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/USACFlyers/FL_2013-543.pdf
The CycleU/Apex Racing team invites all cat 5 men to a post-race clinic after the Mason Lake road race this Sunday, March 3. Cat 1-2 members of the team will observe the race from the lead and follow cars. Then they'll discuss how they saw the race play out, which moves were critical, and what chances were missed. They'll offer their suggestions on how to race smarter, how to be a factor in the race, how to work and communicate with teammates, and how to know how to be in the right place at the right time. This is a learning opportunity to hear what experienced racers saw in the race and how they would have responded.
The clinic will start at 11:45 and last for 20-25 minutes. It will be held in the community hall just up the road from the start line. The clinic is free to all racers, but please support the community and buy some soup or cookies to enjoy during the clinic if you can.
The racing season has started and everyone should have their WSBA number. To help streamline the registration process and shorten the lines we the WSBA has been working with USA Cycling to import your WSBA bib number to their online registration database. We completed this effort today. Most of you will see your WSBA number in the Account Information section on your USA Cycling Account Information page. I estimate about 90% of the numbers imported correctly. The other 10% failed due to data issues between USA Cycling and the WSBA.
Riders, after you log into the USA Cycling website you can you can check your WSBA by clicking the “ account” link. Your WSBA number
should be listed under the Chip Number towards the bottom of the page. If the number isn't there click the edit button, select WSBA and add your number.
Organizers, you can start using this feature on all of your existing events or new ones. To update an existing event click on the Event
Permit, click Edit Online Registration Information and WSBA from the Chip Timing Type drop down menu, and click save. You’ll do the same for new events. When you creating your start list you can add the WSBA Chip number to your file exports.
Cyclists across the Pacific Northwest were deeply saddened by the death of Jeremy Storie of Vancouver, BC, on February 18. Jeremy has been a fixture at races in this region for decades—as a competitor, coach, director sportif, race director, and announcer. He worked with the 800.com
and Giant women’s teams, he took junior and women’s development teams to stage races across the Northwest, and he has been a vital part of the Burnaby velodrome. Perhaps his greatest legacy is as an ambassador for the sport and mentor to so many in it. We extend sincere condolences to Jeremy’s family and wide circle of friends.
A Celebration of Life for Jeremy will take place on Saturday, March 2, 12-2pm, at the Kwomais Lodge, 1367 – 128th Street, Surrey, BC. Refreshments will be provided, and a $5 donation to cover the costs is suggested.
Jeremy was the founding coach of Team Escape Velocity's dEVo Youth Cycling Program and his family has requested that donations in his memory be directed to the dEVo cycling program support fund
Time trial tips from the pros!! Two opportunities for cat 4 women: Sunday, February 17, 4:00 pm @ The Polka Dot Jersey bike shop in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood
In this 60-minute "classroom" session, Rhae Shaw will offer an introduction to the basics of time trialing. This session will help the racer prepare for her first time trial, know what to expect on race day, and perform her best. Rhae will cover topics such as TT overview, equipment & position, nutrition, warm up, race start, race pacing, turnarounds, and Q&A. Be sure to bring paper and pencil for taking notes! Space is reserved and limited. Cat 4 women only, please. Send your RSVP to gkavesh at gmail.com Saturday, February 23, 75 minutes after the last cat 4 start time @ the Frostbite Time Trial
Jennifer Wheeler will follow up with racers immediately after the first time trial of the 2013 season. She’ll start with a review of Rhae’s key points and move on to her own tips and advice. There will be opportunity to review how your race went and what to remember for the next one. This clinic will get underway immediately after the prize presentation for cat 4 women. It will be held outdoors, under cover, so bring a warm jacket and something to sit on (to rest your race-weary legs). Preregistration is required for this time trial (but not for the clinic).
After these two clinics, you’ll be talking smack as you get ready for Saturday, March 2 @ the Ice Breaker Time Trial
James Abbott and Tom Gentry were both recognized today by USA Cycling for their contributions to bicycle racing as officials. The honored officials were chosen by the USA Cycling Technical Commission based on their demonstrated excellence in technical skills, management and teamwork, and service to their respective local associations and promoters. Congratulations to James for being awarded Motoref of the Year and to Tom for being named WSBA Official of the Year.