Rolling Thunder Cyclocross Race November 3rd

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Cycling House Beer Tent

The tradition continues.  The Cycling House Beer Tent and Crow's Nest V2.  Big shout out to Big Sky Brewery for supporting Thunder once again.

All money raised goes to the men's and women's elite prize purse.

Also, new one off TCH Truck Hats.

The Crow's Nest was a top place to watch in 2011.  Pictured center, Matt Shryock will once again be the "voice" of Thunder.

Wednesday Cross #4 - The Thunder Fine Tuning Begins

Big thanks again to the MBW crew for putting on another Wednesday.  Pat, Alex, Steve, Tim, it doesn't happen without those guys.

After a high altitude training block in the Bitterroot and Flathead (aka riding around on his 5 and 5 bike with a huge grin) Sam took his 2nd win of the series and despite what he says will be considered a favorite for Rolling Thunder.  The leaders established themselves early with Toby, Landen, and Schultz not looking back.  The youngster was too much for the Glacial Master and took 2nd.  

The battle for 4th was worth noting.  Perhaps a preview of top ten Thunder.  Stinky, Hartman, Horan, Orion, Pip (#thundermadness), and Lenaburg going back and forth.  Top racing action from that group.  Horan made a nice move to take 4th, and Orion chased hard for 5th.  

Rutherford took the men's B in a large field.  I'm not sure who won the ladies race, but Thunder Veteran  LCurry was for sure in attendance.  Will get that info shortly.

Moose Cross this weekend, next Wednesday will be on the Rolling Thunder Course.

Photos by Pat Scharfe

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Moose Cross

Our mountain friends are doing it once again....MOOSE CROSS.  Brew, top notch cx, and local vibe!

Moose Cross and Rolling Thunder are cut from the same cloth, and this year it can't be laid out any better.  Back to back weekends of Rocky Mountain Cross Action!
Photo by Lisa Curry

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

One Lap Race/Ride

New for this year the Kent Brothers Hot Lap Race.  The idea behind the race/ride is to get folks out and experience cyclocross.  You can ride your commuter or whatever you got.

One lap around the course
-7:45 start
-no registration
-no fee
-no previous experience required
-any bike welcome
-ride or race
-helmet required

Thunder 2008, SS debut, Pip on, Sam Krieg, Proc front row

Monday, October 8, 2012

Thunder Sponsors

The folks who've kept the brew flowing for 7 years now!  

The Cycling House - training destination, HED Wheels
Hammer Nutrition - #training, Perpetum Solids!
Big Sky Bikes - Missoula Bike Shop
Missoula Bicycle Works - Missoula Bike Shop
Hellgate Cyclery - Missoula Bike Shop
Schaffer Hardscapes - Best hardscapes in town. 406-370-0324
Kent Brother Automotive - Subaru auto repair and maintenance
Zillastate - Real Estate for cyclists.
Cafe' Dolce - Coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Sapphire Physical Therapy - John and company will take care of you
Wild Rockies Landscaping - Been repping since the original!
Le Petite Outre - Pastries, coffee, great service
Northern Rockies Race Team - The best race volunteers in the region.
Black Coffee - Top coffee, top apparel
Momentum - Learn to train for your sport.
Big Sky Brewery - Helping us from getting thirsty. -
I love Cowbell - Apparel to raise money for up and coming cross racers.
Mercantile Deli - Food at the race venue!

New for 2012!!!

Mountain Khakis

Have you been practicing Gangnam Style?

Photo by John Sieber,