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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.

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Eric Colquette, Racing Member, Geared

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

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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.

Yavor Gerenski, Racing Member, Geared

Posted: November 29, 2014 by greaselightnin in Profiles
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Racing Results

2014

Lone Star XC Series @ Sansom 3rd, Sport Men 0-34
 Lone Star XC Series @ Erwin 2nd, Sport Men 0-34
 Lone Star XC Series @ RCP 2nd, Sport Men 0-34
 Lone Star XC Series @ Big Cedar 1st, Sport Men 0-34
 Lone Star XC Series Overall 1st overall for the series
 Smurfboy at River Legacy  8th, 4 hour solo
 Prayer Moutain Pedal  3rd, Men 19-29
 DORBA Fall Series @ RCP  2nd, Men 19-29
 DORBA Fall Series @ JB  3rd, Men 19-29

 

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Birth Date
June 24, 1987
Birth Place
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Home Town
Coppell, TX
List and describe your bicycles Cannondale Flash29-1 2013
Orbea Onix TPX 2013
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in National Track & Field Championships Winner (Bulgaria) as a junior (2006/2007 indoors and outdoors in decathlon)
Recently:
Lone Star XC MTB Sansom CAT 3 (first race) – 3rd
Lone Star XC MTB Erwin CAT 3 – 2nd
Lone Star XC MTB RCP CAT 3 – 2nd
Lone Star XC MTB Big Ceder CAT 3 – 1st
Lone Star XC Overall CAT 3 – 1st
Smurfboy XC Endurance Race at River Legacy – 8th
Prayer Mountain XC at Big Ceder CAT 3 – 3rd
DORBA XC Fall Series at RCP CAT 2 – 2nd
DORBA XC Fall Series at Johnson Branch CAT 2- 3rd
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle?
Riding around the neighborhood with my BMX bike.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
To stay fit and to satisfy my competitive nature. To me, training is no fun unless there is a specific purpose behind it. Racing gives me that purpose.
…and, of course, because it’s fun to ride with cool people and explore new places.
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
A group of people that share the same interests as me… especially drinking a nice cold beer after a hard ride. 🙂

 

 

Chad Recer, Racing Member, Geared

Posted: November 17, 2014 by greaselightnin in Profiles
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Racing Results

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Birth Date
February 19, 1979
Birth Place Garland, TX
Home Town Frisco, TX
List and describe your bicycles Trek Superfly (Gary Fisher Collection)
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in My first ever MTB race was in July 2014.
Looking forward to reaching the podium during the 2015 season!
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle?
Building BMX ramps in the alley out of plywood and anything else we could find around the neighborhood.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
My wife bought me my first MTB in May of 2014 and I instantly fell in love with riding. Nothing beats hitting the trails first thing in the morning, and once I discovered racing, there was no turning back!
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
It means being part of an amazing team!

 

 

Tony Dinsdale, Racing Member, Geared

Posted: November 16, 2014 by greaselightnin in Profiles
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Racing Results

2014

 06/2014 Smurf Boy Summer Endurance Series
Male 40+ 6th place overall
 

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Birth Date
June 11, 1973
Birth Place
Russellville, Arkansas
Home Town
Cleburne, TX
List and describe your bicycles 2010 Gary Fisher Rig Single Speed (32×18), white
2013 Specialized S-Works Epic (Kulhavy Edition), orange
2011 Specialized Tarmac (roadie)
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
6th place overall, 2014 SmurfBoy Summer Endurance Series, Male 40+ Solo
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle?
I didn’t use any training wheels.  At 5 years old, I decided I wanted to ride a bike so I just hopped on.  My mom gave me a shove and off I went.  She was a little worried, because I just kept on going – I went all the way around the block!
Why do you ride a bicycle?
I ride first for fitness, second for socializing, and third for mental health (it’s good to get the frustrations out).
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
To me, the Bearded Women Racing Team means a chance to hang out with like-minded individuals that are all willing to help out for the common good of the team.  It’s an opportunity to leverage skills and expertise from someone who’s been through {insert situation here} before.

 

Mark Russell, Riding Member, Geared

Posted: November 11, 2014 by greaselightnin in Profiles
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Birth Date
October 11, 1984
Birth Place
Dallas, TX
Home Town
Rowlett, TX
List and describe your bicycles Santa Cruz tallboy
Trek Wahoo
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in I competed in my first mountain bike race last year. I finished 5th in the Clydesdale group, but I had a blast overall.
I have also been power lifting since high school. I hold numerous records in Texas and have received numerous invitations to national competitions.
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle?
Honestly, I remember learning the power of brakes. I was 11-years-old with no riding experience. I ended up doing an endo, busting my bike up, and walking it home. Luckily, I’ve gotten a tad better.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
I started for weight loss. At my heaviest, I weighed 464 pounds. Now, I’m hovering around 290-295 pounds. My end goal is to be in the 240s. I still ride to aid in my weight loss, but I also ride to spend time with family and friends.
What does Bearded Women mean to you? A group of individuals that share a common interest, with the goal of promoting riding and a team atmosphere while giving back to the community.

 

 

Daniel Smith, Racing Member, Geared

Posted: September 25, 2014 by turnerwinstonoc in Profiles
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Racing Results

2014

 4/6/2014 Lone Star XC Series @ Sansom Park
Men Sport, 4th place overall 
 6/21/14 Lone Star XC Series @ LBH Men Sport, 4th place overall
 8/3/14
Lone Star XC at Rowlett Creek Preserve
Men Sport, 6th place overall
 2014 Smurf Boy Endurance Series Team Open, 2nd place overall in series

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Birth Date
August 6 1984
Birth Place
Fort Worth, TX
Home Town
Fort Worth, TX
List and describe your bicycles 2013 Cannondale Scalpel 29er 3
2013 Cannondale Super Six Di2
2014 Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon Comp 29er
2012 26″ GT Performer “Goldie”
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
2nd Place Team Smurf Boy Endurance Series
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle?
Cruising the block on my Huffy and riding road bikes on off-road trails as a child with my brothers.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
I enjoy the peace of mind that come with riding.
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
Having fun and getting to hang with some of the coolest people in DFW.

 

Brittany Smith, Racing Member, Geared

Posted: September 16, 2014 by turnerwinstonoc in Profiles
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Racing Results

2014

 6/21/14 Lone Star XC Series @ LBH
Women Sport 2nd place overall 
 8/3/14 Lone Star XC Series @ RCP Women Sport 1st place overall

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Birth Date
February 16 1988
Birth Place
Fort Worth, TX
Home Town
Aledo, TX
List and describe your bicycles 2012 Trek Lush (with touches of pink, of course)
2014 Specialized Fate Comp Carbon 29er
2010 Cannondale CAAD8 (road bike)
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
Lone Star XC Series @ LBH: 2nd place overall (cat 3 women)
Lone Star XC Series @ RCP: 1st place overall (cat 3 women)
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle?
I remember wanting to be just like my brother and trying to copy his “mad” BMX skills on my purple Huffy.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
Well, the truth is my husband talked me into getting a mountain bike. I thought he was crazy and I really didn’t like it at first (mostly because my husband’s choice of trails for a first-timer). I decided to give it another chance this year and I’ve learned that I’m not all that bad. I also have met a lot of really neat people. What’s better than being decent at something you love and getting to hang out with cool cyclists?
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
A fun, supportive team of people who will, hopefully, push me to become a better rider.

 

Benjamin Leach, Riding Member, SS

Posted: September 12, 2014 by turnerwinstonoc in Profiles
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Racing Results

2014

24 Hours in the Canyon
Smurf Boy

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Birth Date
January 6 1983
Birth Place
Plano, Tx
Home Town
Lantana, Tx
List and describe your bicycles
Full Rigid Misfit Psycles Dissent SS (Donkey Kong)
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
Endurance racing is new to me this year.  The past two years I had shown up and supported the Big Pigs fundraiser six hour race in Tyler, Tx but never actually pushed myself.  It wasn’t until 24 Hours in the Canyon that I put everything I had into a race and at that point everything changed.  Next came racing 3 out of 4 of the Smurf Boy’s which still pushing myself learning more and more about actual bike setup and positioning but with all of that said the most important thing is the goals that I have for next year.
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle?
Camping with the family and taking my Huffy down hill on a jeep road and putting full trust into her. As a kid the adrenaline rush that I received at that moment has never left me.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
I ride bicycles for two reasons.  First, I have a addictive personality and with mountain biking being a healthy bad habit it keeps me out of trouble for the most part. Second, its all about the people and doing things that isn’t the norm.
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
For the past year I have watched and abserved what Bearded Women Racing  was about.  Which with a name Bearded Women who wouldn’t.  So is it a race team? Yes … Is it a bunch of dudes/dudettes racing with negativity? No … Its a group of amazing people all after the same goal which to me is to lift each other up to make everyone even those that aren’t on their team the best that they could be.  And as a young team that I see growing and going places I just knew that I had to be apart of it.

 

Mike D’Aurelio, Racing Member, Geared

Posted: September 11, 2014 by turnerwinstonoc in Profiles
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Racing Results

2014

 9/6/2014 DORBA Fall Series – Boulder Park
Cat 1,1st place, Men 60 +
 2015  Leadville Finisher

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Birth Date
June 29 1953
Birth Place
Canton, OH
Home Town
Richardson
List and describe your bicycles
Gary Fisher hi-fi pro 29er
Yeti a.s.r.
Trek single speed rd.bike
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
North Tx.XC Series 1st place over all:
Sport class age groups,50,55,60.1st place, Red River Shootout in 20091st.place, Faster-N-Hell in 2007
and made it to Leadville Co.MTB Race in 2014.
2ed place over all T.N.X.Cyclecross 2009
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle?
Delivering newspapers
Why do you ride a bicycle?
For the health of it.
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
Comradery