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Melissa Dalton, Riding Member, Geared

Posted: September 9, 2014 by turnerwinstonoc in Profiles
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Racing Results

2014

 9/6/2014 DORBA Fall Series – Boulder Park
1st place, Women 40 +

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Birth Date
January 25 1974
Birth Place
San Angelo TX
Home Town
Columbia, MO
List and describe your bicycles
I have a specialized 29er
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
I participated in the smurf boy summer series. I ranked 2nd overall for the series in my age category.
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle?
Riding with my brother Matthew, around the age of 10 or so. We use to ride every wooded area in Columbia, Missouri. I can remember jumping over creek beds on our bikes. The smell of honeysuckle always takes me there.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
The freedom. The smell. The sun. The wind. The heat. The trails. I enjoy the comradery with other riders as well as being comfortable with myself to ride alone. The memories of riding as a kid are with me every time I ride.  Overall, I ride because I feel completely free on a bike.
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
Honestly, I don’t really know yet. I do know that Bearded Women is a group of riders with a shared interest in riding and racing. They also have awesome looking riding attire! I look forward to knowing what it means to be a part of the Bearded Women in the near future.

 

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Ken McClure, Riding Member, Geared

Posted: August 28, 2014 by turnerwinstonoc in Profiles
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Birth Date September 26 1958
Birth Place
St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town
Garland
List and describe your bicycles I have one bicycle today, that being a Giant Talon, 29’er……..  Love riding the wheels off this thing.  My other bike is a Harley, and don’t think it qualifies……
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
This was my first year, on a mountain bike, thusly, have been getting my feet wet, arms scraped, knees and legs, banged up, but steadily improving my skill set.
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? My first bicycle, was a gift as a 6 or 7 year old.  Only thing I remember, was being the wrench that I was at the time, took my front wheel off, played with the bearings, and reassembled.  Took it down a long hill, one street over, did a wheelie, and then realized I had not tightened the axle nuts.  I was then catapulted over the handlebars, as the forks stabbed the pavement, landing on my chin.  I then ran screaming down the street, bleeding profusely, from said chin.  A neighbor heard me, tossed me in his car, and drove me to my grandparents house, and grandpa proceeded to take my to the hospital.  7 stitches later, my first ER visit, stitches, massive bandage, kinda shocked my parents, as they came to get me, that night…..Then it began….
Why do you ride a bicycle?
I decided to start riding a bike again, because I wanted to get back in shape, play outside, and stay out of traffic.  I know, ROUND IS a shape, but I wanted a ‘different’ shape, again.
It has awoken the kid in this old guy, and am having a blast doing it.
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
I know I’ve only been around you folks, once or twice.  My connection to you, is James Henson.  We used to do Boy Scout stuff, a long time ago.
I did help out at the last RCP Race, and hung with you guys, and you seem to have a blast, ride, and welcome others.  James asked if I’d be interested, and at that time, with my skills/ competence, was uncertain of my abilities to contribute to the team.  BUT, would like to support your efforts, hang out, ride, play, and maybe I can be a contribution to the team, down the trail.
Thanks for the opportunity……
BigKen (aka Santa)

 

 

Chris Torrez, Racing Member, Geared

Posted: August 28, 2014 by turnerwinstonoc in Profiles
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Racing Results

2014

8/3/14 LoneStar XC – RCP 14th out of 19th
8/26/14 DFW Series – Boulder Park 13th out of 14th

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Birth Date
May 8 1981
Birth Place
Dallas
Home Town
Fort Worth
List and describe your bicycles On-One 456 carbon 650b conversion.
It’s a 26″ frame with 650b Stan Flow EX’s wheels on 2.3 Neo Moto’s tires.  XT Hydraulic brakes, 2×9 X7 drive train.  150MM Fox Float Fork.
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
Being able to finish races, each time getting better times.
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? My first real memory was at River Legacy about 20 years ago on the old trails before they got closed down.  The old trail head was a long the road where the EKG/AEG is now.There was this downhill with a kicker at the bottom with a sharp left turn a few feet past it.  After a couple of times, I decided to take the kicker and landed too far before I could take the turn and ended up in a “pond” chasing my glasses before they could sink in the water.  Walked out stinking like funk with my dad and brother laughing at me.Probably one of the last few times I was on a bike till about 3-4 yrs ago, where once again I busted my butt at River Legacy but this time I keep on riding.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
For friends, for family, and a lot for the thrill.  Nothing like ripping down a hill at 25 mph, riding down some rock gardens holding on tight bouncing all over the place.
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
A group of individuals who love to ride and compete.  But most importantly the camaraderie and fun that goes a long with it.

 

 

Corey Fawcett, Racing Member, Geared

Posted: August 26, 2014 by turnerwinstonoc in Profiles
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Corey Fawcett, Racing Member, Geared

Corey Fawcett, Racing Member, Geared

Racing Results

2014

 1/18/2014 Northshore Frozen Series Endurance DNF due to fire
 2/1/2014 OCNP Frozen Endurance 27th out of 60th, 4 hour open
 6/3/2014 DFW Summer Series Boulder 4th out of 15th, Sport
 6/7/2014 Terra Firma Dallas Rocks Adventure 2nd out of 25th, Solo Male
 6/14/2014 Smurf Boy RCP 7th place out of 35th, Solo Male
 6/21/2014 Lonestar XC LBH 5th out of 33rd, Sport
 7/12/2014 Smurfboy River Legacy 6th place, Men 39 and under

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Birth Date April 20 1976
Birth Place
Dallas
Home Town
Garland
List and describe your bicycles Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29er
My XC racer, well the only mountain bike I got.
Schwinn Fastback Sport, with some upgrades, Roadie and training bike, for when I like to go fast.
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
Finished 24th (DNF Crashed) Smurfboy RCP
Finished 10th overall Vocation 5k 22:08
Finished 16th Cat 3 30-39 LBH DORBA Race
Finished 16th Cat 3 30-39 RCP DORBA Race
Finished 8th Cat 3 30-39 CHSP DORBA Race
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? Riding home from elementary school on my BMX Huffy, doing everything I could to beat the cars in the school zone.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
Fitness, Fun, escape, I happen to be decent at it.
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
I’m hoping it means expanding my skills, meeting new people, becoming a better cyclist/human.

 

Greg Campbell, Racing Member, Geared

Posted: July 25, 2014 by turnerwinstonoc in Profiles
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Greg Campbell, Racing Member, Geared

Greg Campbell, Racing Member, Geared

Racing Results

2014

Tx Chain Ring Massacre
Red River Riot
Dirty Kanza 200  110 miles completed, DNF mechanical/injury
The Hell of North Texas

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Birth Date January 26 1970
Birth Place
Chicago
Home Town
Richardson
List and describe your bicycles Jamis 29er
Cannondale CAAD 8
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
Mountain bike – I have ridden in the Ouachita Challenge as well as a some DORBA races.
For the road I have ridden HHH the past 2 years
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? Flying down the hill in my neighborhood and slamming on the coaster breaks to see how big of a skid mark I could leave.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
I ride to keep my mind and body free. I always feel great when I’m out in the woods with no cares in the world for that time.
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
A chance to meet a new great group of riders and to challenge myself on the racing level.

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Katie Shaw, Racing Member

Posted: April 24, 2014 by j3sseb in Profiles
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Birth Date January 9, 1991
Birth Place California
Home Town Keller, TX
List and describe your bicycles 2013 Cannondale Tango SL3 29er, Giant Avail 3 Road Bike, Origin-8 steel frame fixie (it’s quite colorful).
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in 2nd place overall women’s cat 3 in the DORBA Fall XC series
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? I had a sparkly magenta huffy with streamers on the handlebars. It was legit and had studded tires to tackle the Nebraska winters.
Why do you ride a bicycle? I like having awesomely strong and toned legs. Duh.
What does Bearded Women mean to you? It means that I get to be part of a team who shares my passion. Doesn’t get much better than that.

 

Armando “MandoMex” Zermeno, Racing Member

Posted: April 23, 2014 by j3sseb in Profiles
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Racing Results

2014

DORBA Frozen Endurance OCNP  34 of 60, 5 laps, 4:12:31

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Birth Date August 24 1977
Birth Place Dallas, TX
Home Town Dallas, TX
List and describe your bicycles 1. Niner Air 9 Scandium
2. Edwin custom cyclocross (Campy)
3. GT S5 road (Campy)
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in Raced a few cross races last year for fun.
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? When I first learned to ride at about 10 years old! Freedom to roam the neighborhood!
Why do you ride a bicycle? I ride to stay in shape, fun, an occasional race. It’s also cheaper for me to ride to work.
What does Bearded Women mean to you? It gives me a chance to get to ride with some new people, make new friends on and off the bike. And to represent in the local North Texas cycling community as a group effort.

 

Moreece Griffin, Racing Member

Posted: April 22, 2014 by j3sseb in Profiles
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Racing Results

2014

Lone Star XC Northshore  6 of 30, 1:08:26
Lone Star XC Sansom 4 of 22, 1:16:11
Warda Dirty Dozen  7 of 8 teams, 15 laps, 11:25:44

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Birth Date January 17 1978
Birth Place Fort Worth, TX
Home Town Fort Worth, TX
List and describe your bicycles Trek Marlin 29er
Specialized Epic 29er
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in 2013 DORBA Fall Series was my first competitive riding. I
finished all the races I entered, that was my biggest
accomplishment.
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? Riding my 10 speed back and forth from the gyms in N. Fort Worth to get my basketball fix.
Why do you ride a bicycle? Serenity now!
What does Bearded Women mean to you? A good group of cyclist that support more than just racing
but the communities they are part of and we’re not some
side show circus.

 

Dan Johnson, Racing Member, SS

Posted: April 22, 2014 by j3sseb in Profiles

Racing Results

2014

Rudolph’s Revenge  14 of 27, 2:29:08, avg spd: 12.07 mph
Lone Star XC Sansom 1 of 4, 1:43:41, avg spd: 9.83 mph

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Birth Date September 24, 1982
Birth Place Dallas, TX
Home Town Flower Mound, TX
List and describe your bicycles Niner Air 9 Scandium – Shimano XT, FOX F29
’89 Raleigh Technium Pro
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in Top 10 finish in all 2013 season races, moved to CAT 2 mid season.
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? When I was 4 I remember breaking into my dads toolbox and taking off my training wheels. I ended up getting in trouble because I left the tools out in the front yard and one of the socket wrenches got lost.
Why do you ride a bicycle? Adventure, exploring and Strava KOM’s
What does Bearded Women mean to you? Sharing similar interest with a group of people looking to better their communities and the lives of those around them.

 

Katie is one of the newest members of Bearded Women Racing and a recent University of North Texas graduate. She has a passion for riding bikes and helping people. This summer, Katie will have the opportunity to combine both her passions and take on an epic adventure when she journeys across the United States with the Bike & Build program. 

Katie Shaw, Racing Member

Katie Shaw, Racing Member

Tell us who you are, where you come from, and why you’re here.

Greetings! My name is Katie Shaw and I hail from Denton, TX. I’m a recent college grad of the University of North Texas with a degree in English Literature, and I’m here to chat a little bit about my upcoming summer, which I’m super stoked about.

In your own words, can you tell us about the Bike & Build program?

Bike & Build is a non-profit organization that focuses on raising awareness and funds for affordable housing projects in America through cross-country cycling trips. The organization also aims to instill service and leadership in its participants. Beginning in June, I’ll be cycling across the country with 34 other young adults from Portsmouth, NH to Vancouver, Canada. Along the way we’ll be stopping to build homes with Habitat for Humanity and other similar non-profits. Some days we’ll bike and other days we’ll build. Each rider participating is required to raise $4,500 for the trip, which goes to food, fuel for the support van, and to non-profits that are dedicated to ending the affordable housing crisis in America.

 What made you decide to take on this grand adventure?

A few of my friends did this trip last summer, and I was so inspired after hearing the stories of their life-changing summer, so I knew right away that I had to cycle across the US and build houses. They told me stories of all the neat people they met and the connections they made—(WARNING: sappy sentence approaching) the kind of stories that make you tear up because your body is so full of those feel good emotions.

How have you been preparing or training for the long days in the saddle?

I’ve been getting in as many miles as I can on the road. I just got my brand spankin’ new Giant Avail road bike shipped to me about two weeks ago from Bike & Build, so I’ve been familiarizing myself with my steed that will take me across the US this summer. And yoga. Yoga is part of my training to keep me limber.

What can we (readers) do to help this worthy cause?

As I stated earlier in the interview, each participant is responsible for raising $4,500 for the trip. This is where you, the readers, and anyone interested in the affordable housing cause come in. Donations to make this trip possible would be greatly (I mean GREATLY) appreciated and are also 100% tax-deductible. If you’d like to read a little bit more about me or donate to the cause, follow this link: http://bikeandbuild.org/rider/7240. To read more about Bike & Build, check out www.bikeandbuild.org or visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BikeAndBuild.

-JESSE B