DORBA Frozen Endurance Series – Frisco

Posted: January 7, 2017 by iamchris81 in Community, Events, Races, Sponsors

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We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the DORBA Frozen Endurance Series.   As a sponsor for the series, we will be providing breakfast at the Frisco race for volunteers only. At the Northshore and Boulder races breakfast will be provided for all.   So please come out and support DORBA by volunteering or racing, we guarantee a good time will be had by all!

 

Register for the DORBA Frozen series today!

https://www.bikereg.com/dorbafrozenfrisco

Rudolph’s Revenge

Posted: December 22, 2016 by iamchris81 in Uncategorized

This past Saturday we had several team members participate in LoneStar XC’s Rudolphs Revenge.  Congratulations to Mark Thompson, Marcus Mendoza, David Deery, Kate Castro, and Nick Castro with your strong performances.  Way to make us proud!

 

Click here to read Kate Castro’s experiences! Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome, Insurance for Texans as our 2017 Title Sponsor!

Posted: December 16, 2016 by iamchris81 in Sponsors
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 We are excited to announce Insurance for Texans as our 2017 title sponsor! Insurance for Texans offer over 50 carriers who provide property and casualty, life and commercial insurance. Please like their Facebook page and consider allowing them to provide you a quote. Referrals are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

www.facebook.com/Insurance4Texans

 

Help Us Fix Bridge #31 on the NETT!

Posted: December 12, 2016 by turnerwinstonoc in Community
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traillogoBearded Women Racing has a great interest in seeing the Northeast Texas Trail become an official state park, and a model rails-to-trail project like the Katy Trail in Missouri has become.  The NETT Coaltion is a non-profit organization with the goal of making this happen, and we want to help.

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One of the over 100 form rail spans needing repair

In 2013, several Beards participated in the first Ride the NETT event. We discovered it’s beauty, wildness and serenity that draw so many people to it’s 130 contiguous miles.  Our team continued to explore and help clear segments of over growth, and were the first to discover the downfall of the great Sulpher River bridge featured in this post.

We’ve taken on the challenge of adopting one of over a hundred former rail bridges now falling into disrepair that must be saved.  Bridge #31, just north of the town of Celeste, TX is over 140 ft long and in immediate need.  Our goal is to raise $11,186.1 to cover the costs of new approaches and decking material.  Labor will be done by team members and other volunteers, and directed by the Infrastructure Committee for the NETT Coalition.  Stop by our team tent to learn more and donate!  Your direct donations to the NETT Coalition are tax-deductible.  Donate via Paypal or check and add #31BWRBridge as a memo to your donation. Learn more about our fundraising campaign here!

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Dirty Dozen at Warda

Posted: March 15, 2016 by greaselightnin in Races, Uncategorized

Terra Firma Racing puts on an amazing race and this is one you need to consider for next year. The Dirty Dozen is a 12-Hr or 6-Hr mountain bike race for solo riders and relay teams on a 7ish mile single track course (Bluff Creek Ranch in Warda, TX). The vibe, the company of great people, and the Fireball makes this one totally worth it!

Warda is about 3 1/2 hours away from DFW, so most of our members showed up Friday, Feb. 5th. It was a chilly evening spent around the fire, drinking beverages, and chowing down on some of Mr. Castro’s finest foods. After a good night’s rest, we were charged up and ready to throw down on Saturday morning. With 30+, that’s right – THIRTY PLUS, members in attendance, we were prepared to dominate. Everywhere you looked, there was a red jersey in sight.

Everyone gathered for the pre-race meeting and then the race quickly started with a Le Mans start. Racers dashed into the woods twisting through the pines and over the roots. Team members as well as other racers cheered and supported one another as the day continued. One of the best parts of this race was approaching the BWR heckle corner where teammates cheered on racers (er – something like that), handed up shots of Fireball, and jammed out to some sweet tunes.

Just as we had hoped, many of our BWR members finished strong. James Beas placed 4th in the 12-Hr Solo Open Male category. Marcus Gillespie placed 4th and Brad Wendling placed 7th in the 12-Hr Single Speed Male category. Marcus Mendoza placed 4th, Randy Davis placed 6th, David Deery placed 8th, Nathan Delahoussaye placed 10th, and Greg Campbell placed 13th in the 12-Hr Solo Sport Male category. James Henson placed 2nd in the 12-Hr Solo Grand Poobah category. The Richard Gears, Mark Thompson and Braden Barnett, placed 5th and the Dirt Dudes, Wes Salas and Mike D’Aurelio, placed 7th in the 12-Hr 2 Person Male category. In the 12-Hr 4 Person Male category, Jonathan Braddick, Mando Zermeno, Logan Davis, and Dennis Vollmer placed 5th. Moreece placed 6th with his team in the same category. Bearded Women Racing Rockstars – Melissa Dalton, Brittany Smith, Reba Becker, and Lauren Lay – placed 1st in the 12-Hr 4 Person Female category. Kelly Hart, Judge Rucker, and Kate Castro placed 2nd in the 12-Hr 4 Person Coed category. Sadly, Dylan Garrigan didn’t get to race with them as he injured his finger right before the race began. In the 12-Hr 4 Person Masters category, Minh Nguyen, Daniel Johnson, Eric Swarvar, and Blake york took home 3rd place. Nick Castro, Mike Carroll, Shane Woodhall, Riley Moore, and Clint Fenske earned 2nd placed in the 12-Hr 5 Person Grande category. Last but not least, Brad McDaniel placed 18th in the 6-Hr Solo Sport Male category.

Exciting Announcement!

Posted: March 7, 2016 by greaselightnin in Uncategorized

Our club is now active with USA Cycling!

What does this mean?

Members may now race TMBRA, XC, CX, and road and select BWR as their team when registering for a race. Members will be able to collect points for each race to qualify for the opportunity to CAT up and become very competitive. Some of our members have requested this to further their cycling careers. In addition, our team will be able to host events and/or races and be covered by USAC insurance. This is a long term team goal that we are looking forward to achieving.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

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Texas Chainring Massacre

Posted: February 21, 2016 by greaselightnin in Races, Uncategorized

“Giddy up, y’all!” was the feeling at Texas Chainring Massacre. The brisk 30 degree temps didn’t keep the Bearded Women away. We had a showing of over 7 members getting out and riding the gravel. Spinistry put on the best route and had a huge turnout of people.

Big shout out to Raul, Brad McDaniel, and Brad Wendling. New member, Russell Scott went out to accomplish 50 miles on his MTB. At mile 20, Russell’s derailleur blew up and was found stranded. Teammates, Raul and Brad, stopped and fixed him up as a single speed. Russell pushed on and completed the whole route with the badass support of Brad who reserved his ride to help out a fellow teammate.

Riders, Judge Rucker and Mando Mex, took on the feat with one gear! They took on climbs and distance and battled the grueling temperatures to take 2nd and 3rd place in the category. What a great day for Bearded Women Racing!12509845_10153324198600267_1949530791311619813_n

 

 

Overdose @ OCNP

Posted: February 15, 2016 by greaselightnin in Races, Uncategorized

Several beards took advantage of the beautiful weather on January 31st and raced at the Overdose @ OCNP endurance event put on by Lonestar XC. What made this day extra special was that it was the first race for Nicolas Gauring, James Beas and Marcus Mendoza as BWR members.

overdoseOverdose offered several racing options 1 lap dash, 2 lap sprint, 4 lap marathon, and the ultimate test of an 8 lap ultra-marathon. Blake York put in an amazing performance and took 2nd place in the ultra-marathon finishing in 5:35:34. James Beas battled severe cramping by the 4th lap, but he persevered and finished strong, finishing 8th. Randy Davis was feeling great throughout the race and took 13th.

The competition for the 4 lap marathon was intense as 4 riders fought for the top spot, one of which was our very own Nicolas Gaurin. The leader attempted to lose him throughout the race and Nicolas would reel him in every time, getting within 1 second on the 2nd and 3rd lap. Nicolas ultimately took 2nd with a time of 2:26:13. Marcus Mendoza took advantage of his day off from being a bike cop by riding his bike 32 miles and placing 53rd. David Deery put in a stellar performance and finished 90th overall and 7th for the mature gentleman division of 50+.

Our very own team captain, Nick Castro, competed in the 2 lap sprint and came in 107th overall and as the only Clydesdale he dominated that category, taking home a 3rd place flask for the sub-categories. He reported receiving several slaps to his bottom from teammates and may be permanently scarred.

A special thank you goes out to Minh Nguyen and his family. They showed up to offer moral support and the use of their cooler.overdose2

Marcus Mendoza, Racing Member, Geared

Posted: January 23, 2016 by greaselightnin in Profiles, Uncategorized

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Birth Date
July 10, 1980
Birth Place
Hopewell, VA
Home Town
Anchorage, AK
List and describe your bicycles 2012 BMC Te29
2012 Spec Crux
1980 Raleghi fixie
2012 Scott Scale 960 (work bike)
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in Raced MTB.
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle?
Down a hill too fast and ending up under a car at age 10 (still have the scar).
Why do you ride a bicycle?
Just because…
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
Rogaine to the face, attempting to grow a beard.

Eric Colquette, Racing Member, Geared

Posted: January 23, 2016 by greaselightnin in Profiles, Uncategorized

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Profile

Birth Date
July 11, 1969
Birth Place
Austin, TX
Home Town
Grand Prairie, TX
List and describe your bicycles 2012 Cannondale SuperX Carbon Ultegra (CX)
2015 Devinci Atlas Carbon SL (F/S)
Hope to add a cheap SS to this list and later a Tri/TT bike
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in Competed in several sprint, olympic, and 1/2 Ironmans; IMAZ 2010 finisher (12:33:21); 2nd place for my AG at Palo Dura 12 hour race; participated in 2015 Leadville Trail MTB 100 by qualifying in 2015 Austin Rattler (due to cramps only got to 73 miles)
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle?
About 3 years old when I learned to ride my bike and I wanted the training wheels on. While I wasn’t paying attention (at that age, imagine that), she took them off and I rode all day with a big grin on my face.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
I like the feeling it gives me when I get on my bike and just put all my daily problems on the back burner for several hours. Also, I have met some really great friends through cycling and triathlons. This sport has brought my dad and little brother closer than ever before.
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
Camaraderie and friendly people. Every BWR I have met is nice as can be. They just want to ride and have fun and obviously be first to cross the finish line. They have been a very welcoming group and I am honored to now be a part of this team.