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St Louis Fall 2013 Marathon Crash Race

October 15, 2013 in Marathon Crash Race, News, Race Events, St. Louis by Tbrokus

Credit: Chris Green

Credit: Chris Green

That’s right everybody, St Louis is having the “Rock N Roll Marathon” which means Wolfpack is gonna crash the course at 4a.m.!!!! Most people will be all warm and comfy in their beds still sleeping and you have the opportunity to blast through the nearly empty streets of our beautiful city while racing 30+ (so far) of your closest friends. Bring your fixie, geared road bike, full carbon TT bike, or even a penny farthing if that’s your thing. But most importantly: BRING YOUR HUSTLE!!!!

There will be prizes and cash for the winners of each category, fixed, geared, female. $5 to race. 3:30 registration, 4:00 race start. Meet @14th and Market and we will have turnsheets. Any more info can be found on the Facebook event page link below. See you there!!!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1374265066145820/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

#WOLFPACKCRIT Instagram Virtual Product toss (whuuuut.)

May 24, 2013 in Civic Center Crit, Crash Race Sponsors, CRAY SHIT, News, Race Events, The Hustle Ride by Roadblock

Y’all getting teams together for the #WOLFPACKCRIT?

Here we go again with the Instagram “virtual product toss™®©.”
This was pretty fun last time. You know the drill you pick up the SWAG at the June 23rd Criterium at City Hall!

Tag your photos:

#WOLFPACKCRIT
#FINDYOURCREW
#WOLFPACKHUSTLE

CRIT RACES take raw speed and power, but also a good part strategy and coordination between people.
When you train for this, try training with a group or joining a group ride to get a feel for this.

Show us your team or ride groups and post them on INSTAGRAM.
We will reward the best photos with swaggie. SWAGGIE!

We don’t care who you are we dont care what you are wearing (if anything) we just want to see you out there riding!

Best team names, furthest spots, best views, funniest names, biggest teams, lone wolves…. put together a group ride
and practice working together. Show us your drills your training all that good shit and we will pick out the best and
the ones that get like and comments. Make it fun.

Wait what? you need suggestions for team names? hmmm ok you could be the Roidinspandexroadies or how
about Hurrinhipsters…. ? Ok ok ok… we will leave it up to you to be creative… Hannelenanemalzz?

This weeks SWAG prize comes from Chrome Industries
The Welded Post Bag check it out: http://www.chromeindustries.com/bags/welded-postbag

We will check the feed for NEW photos as of 5/24/2013
We will throw out the Chrome bag next Friday…

Competitor Spotlight: Jo Celso

May 23, 2013 in Civic Center Crit, News, Race Events, Rider Spotlight, Wolfpack A by Sara Bond

Cancer survivor, Jo Celso, took first in ladies geared for the 2nd time in a row at this year’s Marathon Crash Race and came in and astounding 14 seconds after 1st overall winner, Evan Stade. She is gonna be back for more at Wolfpack’s CVC CTR CRIT as she plans to race both the ladies geared AND fixed categories.

“I’m a total bike junkie at this point in my life. It doesn’t help that So Cal is one of the most beautiful places in the country for cycling.”

Buy her first road bike in 2010, “an old townie with a lot of character,” she tackled her first races the following year on an old steel Bianchi. “I’ve been hooked ever since!”

She races both road and track locally in San Diego, but has been more involved in unsanctioned races since having a blast at the 2012 Marathon Crash Race.

“Having a great season after overcoming cancer in 2011 – 2012 and subsequently, encouraging others undergoing hardships, to get back up and on a bike. This has been the most rewarding part of riding and racing so far for me.”

 

One on One with Jo Celso:

What influence you to pursue racing? Why?

I have no idea how my then-boyfriend encouraged me to try my first couple races, but something about it kept me coming back for more. I think it’s a mixture of the speed and the strategy; it’s physically and mentally challenging.

What have been your race result this year in “sanctioned” and “unsanctioned” races?

I’ve had a pretty good season racing with my teammates on Skyflash Revolution/Zoca in sanctioned races, and am blessed to have seen the podium at almost every race I’ve done, with a win at one of my favorite road races, San Luis Rey. Unsanctioned races have been equally good– I took a win at the crash race this year and accomplished my goal of staying with the lead pack until the end. I’m excited for what the rest of the season holds.

What do you think about when you train for races?

Not getting dropped and how good food is going to taste when I get home.

What interests do you have outside of cycling?

I like making things out of recycled materials– everything from knitting to origami to bookbinding to dream catchers. I made an awesome wall decoration out of toilet paper rolls once, which sounds a lot weirder than it is. I also like being out in nature, camping, hiking, swimming and just exploring.

What is your all-time favorite racing moment to this day?

In one of my first races, they rang the bell for the first prime. I sprinted but was too far back and missed it, but something in my brain just turned on and said “keep pushing,” so I did. I heard someone shout behind me “she’s still going!”; I looked back and the field was way back. I spent the remaining 7 laps alone, off the front and picked up the remaining primes and the win.

What are you looking forward to this year whether in “Sanctioned” races or “unsanctioned” races?

Red Hook at Brooklyn Navy Yard while wearing a fly Wolfpack Hustle kit. My dad’s never seen me race before and he’s traveling up from North Carolina with my little sister to watch.

Wolfpack Hustle: From LA to the Red Hook Crit presented by Aventon Bikes

May 3, 2013 in News, Race Events, video, Wolfpack A by Roadblock

Back at the end of March Wolfpack Hustle Team A traveled to NYC to experience the Red Hook Crit.
We would like to thank Aventón Bikes and Red Bull for making this possible. What a race and what a good time hanging with
friends riding through out Brooklyn and Manhattan. Thanks to Lucas Brunelle for capturing a good chunk of the fun with his
iconic helmet cam – we appreciate the use of his footage.

 

 

Competitor Spotlight: Asia Morris

April 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, Marathon Crash Race, News, Race Events, Race Results, Rider Spotlight by Sara Bond

At 22 and with only one race under her belt, Asia Morris took third overall in the geared ladies category at the 2013 Marathon Crash Race. Born and raised in Long Beach, a college roommate inspired her to trade in her beach cruiser for “a little less clunky” bike. It was then that she started riding avidly on Tuesday nights with a group called the Juggernauts in 2008. Asia was busy acquiring her BA from Scripps College in Claremont when she won a sprint race in Riverside in 2010, and only a week ago she competed in her third race in South Korea at King Track placing 2nd. Natural talent is strong with this one.

“So, I guess you could say you’re catching me at the beginning
of what might be a promising career or just a really fruitful hobby.”

 

One on One with Asia Morris:

1. What influenced you to pursue racing? Why?

I race because I like to surprise myself. I think the scary part about racing is putting yourself out there, believing that you’re fast, that maybe, just maybe, you’ve put in enough time and training to put yourself above the other competitors. I remember the first time I raced, I hadn’t planned on it at all. I’d been riding for a couple years but not with the hopes of winning any races. I’d always enjoyed the friendly competition with the guys I rode with weekly, but I’d never thought about having any potential to win. I remember I’d tagged along with my boyfriend at the time to watch the Victoria St. Drag Race in Riverside. There were about forty male competitors, some looked pretty serious, others not so serious, and then I noticed there were only five female competitors. I thought, wow, I’ve been riding a lot, maybe I could do well. Just the thought of entering the race gave me butterflies, made me almost sick to my stomach, but that could’ve been the Little Caesars I had just eaten. It was silly, but I won and blew my fears out of the water.

I didn’t race again until Wolfpack this year where a whole new set of fears waited for me, I didn’t exactly blow past them, I mostly crashed into them, twisting my cleat out of place and messing up my knee. I remember falling over before the race even started because I couldn’t get my shoe out in time (I’m kind of new to clip less pedals) I got up and bowed to a round of awkward applause. Then my chain fell off. I’m kind of a klutz so it’s absolutely amazing that I even placed. I expected top sixteen, but 3rd?! That’s crazy. So yea, I race because every time I do well it’s a surprise. Even in Korea, I chose not to expect to do well, but just to do my absolute best. I wanted to go on the trip because it seemed like a crazy thing to do, but I figured if I’m not doing things that seem crazy I’m not really living.

2. What have been your results this year in “sanctioned” and “unsanctioned” races?

This year I placed 3rd in the Wolfpack Crash Race and 2nd in the Women’s Keirin for King of Track in Korea.

3. What do you think about when you train for races?

I usually think about how I’m not training hard enough or how Bud’s rear wheel is getting farther and farther and farther away from me… We’ve been training together for a couple months now and I figure, as long as I can keep up with his chill pace that means I’m pushing myself hard enough. But now I think it’s time to push myself a little bit harder.

 

4. What interests do you have outside of cycling?

Outside of cycling I’m a creative writer, a visual artist, and sometimes a singer when I’m not paralyzed by shyness. Since graduation, I’ve showed my work three or four times, in a couple galleries and someone’s house, while I just finished up an internship at the Orange County Museum of Art. I’m currently looking for a job in the visual arts and paying the bills as a receptionist.

5. What is your all-time favorite racing moment to this day?

Probably when I lost at King of Track. The other cyclist, MJ, kicked my butt by like half a wheel. I wouldn’t have wanted the finish to be any different. It was so exciting, and I learned what I need to do differently for my next track race. That’s the beautiful thing about racing, you can always lose, but then you just learn, train a little harder, and then go back for more.

6. What are you looking forward to this year whether in “sanctioned” races or “unsanctioned”?

I’m looking forward to meeting other female cyclists, hopefully some that I can train with.

 

West Side Invite Los Angeles

November 5, 2012 in HANNEL ET, Los Angeles, News, Race Events by Fabian Vazquez

Starting this thurs and rolling on through till Monday (veterans day) the L.A.B.MA. will be hosting the West Side Invite. Wolfpack Hustle is excited to have locals/out of towners race and enjoy our city! Check out this weeks itinerary!

Clenched Teeth: Budinoff takes First place and GC at Fortune 700 Series

October 9, 2012 in Los Angeles, Race Events, Race Results by Roadblock

Megawolf Jon Budinoff took first place over all at the Fortune 700 Series!! At first glance Jon seemed to be in deep concentration, the fire in his eye.. clenched teeth…. but with all that ass whoopin it’s easy to forget that Jon was in a serious crash not 3 weeks ago that took him out of the East Coast Messenger Stage Race. With a borken jaw wired shut, Budinoff still kills it. CONGRATS JON!

photo by Nicholas Rodriguez

CHECK OUT MORE PHOTOS HERE
We also want to give a shout out to ALL the racers and winners from the final stage:

Results from Chris Cono

PODIUM RACE RESULTS STAGE #4
Women Fixed:
1st. Mei Meow
2nd. Jacklyn T.
3rd. Krista Nicole Carlson

Men Fixed:
1st. N.Y. (Steve)
2nd. Tony Z
3rd. Edgar Willow
Women Road:
1st. Helin Hernandez
2nd Gabby Peters
Men Road:
1st. Jon Budinoff
2nd. Ryan Price
3rd. Dilla Clap

CicLAvia this Sunday! Lot’s to do…

October 5, 2012 in CRAY SHIT, HANNEL ET, Los Angeles, News, Race Events by Roadblock

This Sunday CicLAvia rolls out once again… Miles of LA streets closed off to motor vehicle traffic so that people can walk and ride bicycles and basically reclaim the public space from the machines. The beauty of it all is that people are organizing big events not necessarily on the course, but adjacent to it and after the streets re-open. CicLAvia only lasts from 10am to 3pm but inevitably the mass of cyclists caught up in the euphoria often decide to keep riding and exploring well past the re-opening of the streets.

This year I’m heading to ride CicLAvia, have a cup of joe with friends, chillllll in the park and then head on over to the SoCalCross race at the Spring St. Historic park. After that is the Treats and Beats semi annual CicLAvia after party at Señor Fish… Lastly the Fortune 700 Chinatown crit and final race in the series takes place. Megawolf Jon Budinoff is favored for the win, clenched teeth and all.

Here’s the schedule:

9AM Breakfast, roll outta bed, shhhhower, shhhhhave, shhhhouldnt take too long.
10AM MacArthur Park Roll out…

Ride around… wave… more riding…. grab an ice cream cone… Then ride over to Los Angeles Sate Historic Park!

Watch racers blast around the park. Drink a few cold ones… watch more racing… THEN
Treats and Beats CicLAvia after party just down the street at Señor Fish!

Have a few more cold ones… dance and shake that boooo tay. Dance. Shake…. THEN

Chris Cono’s FORTUNE 700 Finale!
Oct. 7th : Chinatown Criterium 45 min each cat.
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/128608163
Event registration starts at 4pm.
Race start set to begin at 6pm.

 

 

 

King (and Queen) of Vegas Prize winnings: $1000

September 13, 2012 in CRAY SHIT, Race Events by Roadblock

Last year Wolfpack veteran JETFORCE won the King of Vegas race which means he’s in charge of bringing it this year… $1000 in prize money? Yes please. Men and Women category split the prize pot.
The winners of the race (men/women) will split the jackpot which is now at the $1000 mark. C.R.E.A.M.
MORE INFO HERE
We are stoked to be one of the headline sponsors.

City Grounds
#FIXIEFAMOUS
Pure Fix Cycles
So Cal Cross
State Bicycle
Wolfpack Hustle

Fortune 700 starts this weekend!

September 13, 2012 in CRAY SHIT, Los Angeles, Race Events by Roadblock

Here comes the Pasadena legend Chris Cono with the annual Fortune 700 Series. This year is looking SHARP. Check out the Jerseys up for grabs!
FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

It’s that time of the year when your exiting the end of summer and your peeked and ready to show it!This is SERIES of 4 Sunday events with each event being unique in it’s own right. The all around rider(s) who do well in all events will be able to walk away with an option of 3 best of event jerseys! Do you have what it takes to capture “sprinter” jersey? Or a “climbers” jersey? Not to mention an overall stage class jersey?!

ROAD / FIXED / CROSS

Sept. 16th: Pasadena – Time Trial (Rose bowl) 10 miles
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/128604329Sept.23rd : Rose Bowl – Red Box 19 miles
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/128588715

Sept. 30th: Pasadena – Long Beach – Pasadena 65.69 miles
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/128158117

Oct. 7th : Chinatown Criterium 45 min each cat.
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/128608163

Event registration day of starts at 9am.

Race starts are set to begin at 10am

ATTENTION CX RACERS! Sept. 30th event is a rest day for you. Only the CycloCross catagory will be skipping this day in order to compete in the SoCal Cross series event same day. We will see you for the final day back on the 7th of Oct.