Chris and Gwen’s West Lake bicycle race series began last night
on a clear but windy evening. TLE had a fine turnout, the “B”
field was large with Julie and Gwen in for TLE. Julie finished up
front riding her cyclocross bike.

The “A” group started fast with Andy Clarke and Craig taking off
at the gun, once caught Aussie Rob and Johnny set off, got reeled in
and the pace accelerated to 30+ for two laps. The result was a
split field by lap four. Ryan and Rudy made it just as Paul launched
a solo attack. He never returned, racing 45 minutes in strong winds
holding off numerous attacks from the 11 of us left. His two teammates
kept us from getting any closer than 10 seconds with 4 laps to go.
Ryan and Shawn Adams kept trying to get away and were the most active of our group.
We lapped the field at this point which led to a mad sprint with Ryan 6th.

A fine turnout for the first RATL. 55 Category 5 racers–has to be a record for our area.
Good fields for all the events. Russell Lee scored a 3rd in the Cat. 4.
We had a bunch of 35/45 starters, with Nate L. and Joe P. the most animated of our team.
I don’t think we got anything in the end, which was a scary field sprint.
Ian, Ryan, and myself finished the very fast Cat. 1-3. The Netherlands team just were too
much for everyone. Lots of fine fitness–I think many were riding their trainers a lot this
winter.

This is a bit delayed but some TLE members had spectacular results a week ago at the Mount Wood Challenge put on by WVMBA. Steve Twining (as usual) dominated the Men’s pro/expert field, earning a solid 1st place. Joe L. had a solid ride finishing 8th, and John Proppe finished 12th in his first race […]

Last weekend four Lake Effect riders set out to tackle the hilly Lake Hope road race. Roger Sapp and Eddy Wright raced in the cat 4 race and Ryan Comeau and Ian Broadhead race the cat 3 race. Roger and Eddie battled the large field for the whole race, eventually losing time on the final […]

I will try to keep this as brief as possible. TLE members raced in multiple locations this weekend with some great results. Many members headed up to Michigan for Barry Roubaix on Saturday. It was a muddy affair, causing speeds to be much slower than in years previous. Rudy and Julie Sroka both made the […]

Todd Bolgrin generously hosted two Ohio TLE members last weekend for the first races of the season. Ian Broadhead and Eddy Wright made the treacherous drive down south to get some good trainings and some early racing in. The team rode hard in an unquestionably unadvantageous part of the country this time of the year […]