Thank you again to our sponsors for your help this year!!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Thank you again to our sponsors for your help this year!!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
It's winter time. Short days. Cool rides. Bust most importantly, it's the time of the year for us to work on our mountain biking skills.
It should be easy enough, but it's not. Riding a mountain bike, at any speed, takes some talent. We all want to make sure that we're prepared as our rides go longer, and faster. Our first race is in March, and we're going to be ready!
Here are some videos from our last ride on Wednesday.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Today's ride focused on a lot of basic mountain biking skills that will help get us to our first race in March. We have students from all four grades in our club, and everyone got along great. The best news of all...no crashes! OK...we did have a couple of tip-overs, but some of us are still getting used to the clipless pedals.
Coach Bird and Coach Nick talking about gears
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Not only did we enthusiastically help setup the course, Steve and Eddy also raced! It was early, but we all had a great time. Thanks to Eddy for getting us our team sweatshirts, and to Mr. Kronfli for bringing the hot chocalate, coffee, and donuts!
The gang, in the dark.
Matt, Lance, and Matt.
Eddy and Steve made over 40 sand bags.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
OK, now for those important dates. Please bring your bike to the school for the mandatory bike inspection on October 31st from 8:00am to 11:00am. We will be meeting in front of the performing arts center and will also have equipment on display for those riders that still need to get all of their gear.
Club dues are due to me by November 1st. Clothing orders will be submitted soon after that, so please don't delay.
See everyone again soon!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Please keep checking back often for updates and news. Next meeting is on September 29th at lunch, Room 102. See you then!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Lance showing good form.
3. Burining appx 500 calories per hour = 338,000 calories = 697 Big Macs!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Tim and Garret on the starting line of the JV race
Here are the Frosh/Soph riders getting ready. If you look closely you can see Joseph, Lance, Steven, Andrew, Matt, Eddy, Cameron, and Russell.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Upon arrival we were greeted with very cool temperatures, but things warmed up nicely by 10:00am for our race. As has become common practice, the parents had our pit area setup quickly and brought lots of food...fantastic food!
By 9:00am the team headed out for a pre-ride of the course. The altitude affected a couple of us on our pre-ride, but the fast, rolling course was a blast to ride! Thanks to the team from Rim of the World High School and the SoCal League for working so hard to get the course setup for us.
Race time started and our first rider off was Tim in the JV category. Tim's been playing a lot of volleyball but still gets out to join the team and have fun racing his mountain bike. In the Frosh/Soph group, we had great results with Eddy getting a 5th place and our second podium of the year. Also in the top 10 of the Frosh/Soph race were Russell, Matt, and Lance...all finishing within 15 seconds of each other. Also putting in a strong race were Steve, Cameron, Joseph, and Steven.
The day ended with the team palling around with riders from other teams and the awards ceremony, where we were able to cheer on Eddy.
Great job guys! Next race, May 3rd in Los Olivos!
Coach Donovan and Coach Bird
Waiting for the call up.
Tim looking strong up one of the tough climbs.
Matt (L) and Lance (R) spent most of the day battling it out for position.
Russell showing good form in one of the tough technical sections.
Eddy still had enough energy to cheer on Lance at the finish.
Talking post-race with the guys from Orange County.
Eddy Kronfli - 5th Place
Monday, April 6, 2009
The guys all toughed it out and we eneded up having a lot of fun. Even the parents made the most of standing in the rain. What else could we do? In the race, Eddy just missed the podium with a 6th place. Russell suffered through a head-cold, and Joseph had a fall into a cactus. The best part of the day was that for the second race in a row, all 12 of our riders finished. Nice job!
On the way home, a few of us stopped at the nearby St. Francis church. We thought that was only appropriate. Turns out that the church was built in 1830. That's old! It was a beautiful church and a nice end to a great day. Two races down, two to go.
Monday, March 9, 2009
For Lance and I, the day started at 5:00am. By 5:30 am we were on the road headed to Temecula. Arriving at Vail Lake, we were greeted with 30 degree weather. Ouch! By 7:30am, most of the families had arrived and in short order our pit area was setup. Team prayer, and then we were off for our pre-ride.
The racing came soon enough. The riders all had the pre-race jitters, but everyone made it off the starting line safely. The JV riders were off first, and headed out for 3 laps. 5 minutes later, the Frosh/Soph riders were off for 2 laps. Our podium award came from Russell Mays who finished 5th in the Frosh/Soph race.
All of the riders waited around the Finish line to cheer on their teammates. We all waited until the last rider was in. After everyone was off the course we gathered back at the team pit for more food! All of the families out-did themselves with the food and drink. What a sampling. It was also Joseph's birthday, so we were all treated to cupcakes!
At the awards ceremony, our team took pride in knowing that they all tried their hardest. It was fun to watch all of the riders receive their awards. Our greatest accomplishment was that our first race was now done, and we have 12 excited mountain bike racers. Our next race at Warner Springs is just two short weeks away. Look out competition!