Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
John Curry is the Montana Cyclocross State Champion. Frank Gonzalez had shown good form on Saturday taking the win from Bob Presta at Mulecross. On a twisty State Champs course Curry jumped out in front with Toby Meierbachtol and Bob Presta in tow. The Missoulians liked the course that favored punchier riders. Meierbachtol busted a derailleur and Presta had a mechanical taking both men out of contention. Gonzalez's consistent riding brought him into second but Curry was gone. Presta fought back through the field and finished 3rd. In his best ever MT weekend the MBW rider had a 2nd and 3rd. However the story of the day is once again the Curry/Frank 1-2 at the state. These guys have dominated cross in MT for the last 4 years.
On the ladies side, Lisa Curry and Lindsy Campbell had great starts and controlled the first part of the race. Anna Dingman rode consistently and within her range to slowly bring back Campbell. Great ladies field with Ingrid Lovitt, Megan Lawson, Amy Frykman, and a Fitzgerald's rider all contesting. Lisa Curry is the State Champ for 2011.
Congrats to other state champs; Erik Horn and Chance Cooke
Pascal Beauvais Montana State Champs Pictures
Posted by Shaun Radley at 9:20 AM
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Sam Schultz and Jesse Doll once again battled for the top spot of the podium Schultz won with Doll close behind. Dave Hartman set up a fun, long course, that actually had some taxing technical features. Perhaps the hardest section of the course was riding up the long hill and then running up the same hill. In between technical sections there was 45 seconds of hard packed straightaway. It made for a tactical battle in all categories.
Ingrid Lovitt wrapped up her series title in stylish fashion.
Ian Foster and John Bardsley continued their season long battle in the men's B.
Blair Fisher won the Master's B overall and John Fiore won the Master's A overall.
Mulecross and State Champs this weekend in Bozeman.
Posted by Shaun Radley at 8:08 AM
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Last year's costume winners.
E-Mule showing off his skillz
Photos by Frigid Light Photography
The last weekend of Montana Cyclocross is upon us. Perhaps the best weekend of racing is here. It all comes down to this.
Saturday is Mulecross. A fun, festive atmosphere with a great course. Check out the Muleterro Blog for all the hype.
Sunday, the state championship heads to the fairgrounds for an all out battle between Montana's finest. Overall titles are still up for grasp. Check out the State Champs Blog.
Posted by Shaun Radley at 8:53 AM
Monday, October 24, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Online registration and apparel sales close 6pm MST today.
Posted by Shaun Radley at 6:27 AM
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
photos by Tomrobertsonphoto.com
The axe will go to another rider this year. However, Sam Schultz can still win when he wants. At Wednesday #5 he showed the field who was the top dog. He was in a big pack until riders started disappearing. Some were saving their legs for the big show and others had mechanicals. In the end Jessie Doll was the only man left. He took a strong 2nd on the evening.
Posted by Shaun Radley at 8:54 PM
Have some tomrobertsonphoto.com pics. Also, official Thunder shirts and hats are available online. There is limited supply, so reserve yours now.
Last year the UM drum line came out.
Always an interesting array of fans. Matt Shryock shown here uses his vocal cords for the National Anthem and holding down his #1 fan crown.
Kevin Bradford-Parrish receiving the Thunder treatment after his 2nd place last year. KBP will be attendance for 2011.
Flathead Russ of Team Great Northern Cycles rips the sketchy descent. Great Northern Cycles has been a supporter of Rolling Thunder for 4 years.
Race Registration is always a spot to people watch.
Posted by Shaun Radley at 10:36 AM
Monday, October 17, 2011
I never forget the Rolling Thunder Champions and neither should you:
Lisa Curry - 2007, 2009, 2010
Sam Schultz - 2009, 2010
Clint Muhlfeld - 2006, 2007
Chance Cooke - 2007, 2009
Mariah Morgan - 2009, 2010
Bridger Fiore - 2009, 2010
Mike Beltz - 2006
Frank Gonzalez - 2006
Nylene Wicks - 2006
Chris Connelly - 2007
Walt Chauner - 2008
John Weyhrich - 2008
Lucca Scariano - 2008
Tyler Hurst - 2008
Amy Frykman - 2008
Sam Krieg - 2008
Robert Sayler - 2009
Joey Lenaburg - 2009
Zach Guy - 2009
Bruce Johnson - 2010
Mark Knockey - 2010
Anna Dingman - 2010
Justin Cloute - 2010
Travis Monroe - 2010
Chance Cooke 2009 - One of the best two man battles we've seen with Frank and Chance locking horns.
Mike Beltz 2006 - Hopping barriers to victory, Mike was on fire that day and fought from behind to take the win
Lucca Scariano 2008 - The best junior race we've ever had. Scariano and Daniel Sullivan went back and forth all race long.
Amy Frykman 2008 - Epic battle with Krumpleman and Curry. First year we gave away a bike to the ladies. Amy still rides it.
Travis Monroe 2010 - Came out of nowhere to win the category 3 race and was taking lines that the 1,2 men couldn't find.
Besides the Rolling Thunder Champions there's has to be something said for consistency at one of the most un-predictable races in Montana. Toby Meierbachtol and John Curry have the most top tens with 4. Curry was 12th in 2006 and Toby was 15th in 2009.
24 champions, only 6 champions in the elite fields (Curry, Wicks, Frykman, Krieg, Muhlfeld, Schultz)
Add your name to the list.
Posted by Shaun Radley at 3:45 PM
I'll post any photos from the weekend. Send them my way.
Posted by Shaun Radley at 8:16 AM
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Cool report on Cyclocross and the Wednesday Night Races by Jen Bardsley
Posted by Shaun Radley at 7:01 AM
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Moose Cross is this weekend in Victor, ID. It is one of the best cross weekends we have in our region. The promoters do it up right and you won't be disappointed.
Missoula Wednesday Night Cross #4, #5, and #6 will be held at a different location. I will get you the location as soon as I hear.
Posted by Shaun Radley at 4:22 PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Photos by tomrobertsonphoto.com
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