Shannock Valley HEAT Festival

Mike Maher & Rich Allen competed in the Shannock Valley Festival.  Mike did the 5K run, then joined Richy for the Mtn Bike Race.

Mike Maher
9th Place Overall
3rd Place 40-44 yrs

Rich Allen
27th Place Overall
3rd Place 50-59 yrs

Mike Maher
44th Place Overall
4th Place 40-44 yrs

In Mike's Words:
The Running race was first and it was brutally hot. Finished 9th overall and 3rd in my age group despite faltering at the end.  The MTB race was later that morning starting at 11AM. Just to make sure it had warmed up enough. I completely imploded after mile two. I could hardly turn the pedals on the flats.  But here’s the interesting part…

Average pace for the run 7:20/mile
Average pace for the bike 7:43/mile

Now that’s embarrassing!!! 
Another point of interest: They carted a guy out with heat stroke. Pretty bad.

In Richy's Words:
Did the MB race in the 89 F temp but tried not to let it bother me since Randy and I train in the heat.

Past the guy, Pat, leading my age group point series about 2 miles into the race and actually stayed with some of the experts for the first halve of the race but then wilted on the hills.

Past a check point and asked the guy how much further and he said about 4.5 miles to go. I'm like how far?? I didn't believe him but I didn't know so stayed on the same pace. Then a couple minutes later I hear someone yell my name out from behind me, it was Pat, and I just missed a turn! Not sure how because the course was pretty well marked. By the time I got turned around and heading down the right trail he was gone. As it turned out where I missed the turn was just on the edge of town 2 blocks from the finish.

Pat finished a few seconds ahead of me for second and I brought up the rear in 3rd. "A guy" from WV won the age group, he's really fast.

I think I'm second in points w/ 2 races left.

The New Kit

Ag3r's 2010 Kit, taking over ...(and over taking!) ...our 2008 Kit   : )


PMVC Friday TT

The most recent PMVC Friday Night Time Trial was contested at the 20 mile distance.

3rd Place - Steve Marlette
6th Place - Kirk Morrison
11th Place - Ray Sielski
16th Place - Hannah Brewer

In a seperate effort, Steve Brewer attempted to re-set the newly broken 12.5 mile track record...falling a bit short of the mark.

This was also the first (in-person) public sighting of our new KIT  :)

Stay Tuned for Pictures!

Sorted and Stacked

Smurf THIS   : )
248 Total Pieces ...for starters!



Mike Maher had a rough time in the XTERRA ONE mtb triathlon.

Despite his 3-strikes of bad luck, Mike still finished 30th Overall.

Read Mike's story below:
Funny story about having to ride the MTB course on my SS in running shoes. Well at least it’s funny now.

Pulled a major “Henry” and packed my road shoes, set them in the transition, and didn’t realize I had the wrong shoes till after the swim.

Of course the swim was another potential disaster. As I pulled into the race venue, I hear a loudspeaker announcement that wetsuits are not going to be allowed for the race. NOT good for me. Never swam that far in open water “unassisted” by the buoyancy of a wetsuit. Freaky!

Then forced to ride a marginally technical course in running shoes and wrapped it all up by yes….wait for it… crashing during the run. Hard enough to scrape my armpits.



End of an Era?

...or maybe just the end of our "Christmas Kit"...?

Click HERE for a taste of what is about to emerge on the scene!


PMVC Friday Night Time Trial

Ag3r had a HUGE showing at the 15 mile PMVC Friday Night Time Trial. As a result, attendance at this event (probably) set a new record for PMVC...causing the need for two flights of the race to be necessary!

Topping the night was Brian Hopkins setting a NEW TRACK RECORD...besting the previous record set in 2007 by 40 seconds! WOW.

1st - Brian Hopkins (New Track Record)
6th - Steve Marlette (Personal Record)
7th - Steve Brewer
15th - Mark Briercheck
16th - Henry Dimmick (Personal Record)
19th - Dan Schar
21st - Kirk Morrison
29th - Ray Sielski (Personal Record)
30th - T. Lyle Ferderber
32nd - Rich Allen
36th - Hannah Brewer

Below are a few pictures...from the event, with more pics to be found on Brian Hopkin's Site HERE.