The Dirty Dozen and Frozen OCNP

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The first time in our young team’s history we were able to field solid groups of racers for two coinciding endurance races on the same day in different parts of the state!  Mind you, we’ve been going to the Dirty Dozen Endurance Mountain Bike Race for years as individuals, but this time around it was even more meaningful to those that participated.  You see, it was our unofficial one year anniversary as a team.  It’s inception came from a late night of good times around a campfire, and the dream to start a club team we all hoped would draw people to racing for fun and competition.

Last year, we placed 4th overall in the 12 hr, 4 man open category, so we were looking to improve on our very first placing and payout.  This year we fielded 2 four man teams for the 12 hr race, and 1 two man team for the 6 hr race, all male.  We’ll get our first women racer soon!  The day was perfect, as the temperatures were comfortable, it was overcast, and there was an ever so slight, on and off rain fall throughout the day which made for a very compact and fast course!  The top group entered of Jesse Bernal, Brad Wendling, Nathan Delahoussaye, and Marcus Gillespie hung around the 2nd and 3rd place spot the entire day, and finished in 3rd place on the podium, the highest placing our team as ever done at this event!  A mechanical caused an issue on one lap, but each guy was putting in consistent lap times to keep them in contention.  The next 4 man group consisting of Jonathan Braddick, Moreece Griffin, Logan Davis, and James Henson were keeping pace.  Moreece and Logan were participating in their first 12 hour endurance race, and both exceeded their own expectations!  The 6 hr, 2 man group consisted of our first father and son racers, Michael and Austin Ham.  Both live in Brian/College Station, and were entering their first ever endurance race!

In the end all groups did an amazing job, but furthermore the weekend tightened and strengthened our resolve to field an even bigger group for next year’s race!

Here are the overall results from the Dirty Dozen Endurance race in Warda, TX:

Back up in the DFW area, another important race was happening in Oak Cliff at the Oak Cliff Nature Preserve.  DORBA’s Frozen Endurance series had endured two cancellations from mother nature in the form of winter and fire, leaving the series without a completed race.

The team fielded 6 racers, new Cat 1 racing member Mike D’ Aurelio and last year’s Best Endurance Race Placing winner Randy Davis in the 6 hr open, new Cat 3 racing member Corey Fawcett and new Cat 3 racing member Armando Zermeno in the 4 hr open, and Shane Walden and Wes Salas as a team in the 6 hr relay.

Overall, BWR had a total of 16 racers on a dirt single track, grinding away and putting all of their heart and legs into it this past weekend.  Congratulations gentlemen!

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Here are the overall results from the DORBA Frozen Series race at OCNP:

DORBA Fall Series – Cedar Hill Reschedule

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What a spectacular inaugural season we’ve had!  The last race in what became a make up race ended our 2013 season with a bang.  We brought 10 racers and all did a great job finishing this fast course.

A couple of highlights include Braden Barnett ending his season with his first 1st place showing!


Brandon Schrader finished his year with 2 5th place, 2 4th place, and 2 3rd place finishes and the lead in the team overall points competition.  In addition, Nathan Delahoussaye and Wes Salas both finished in the top ten of the normally packed and competitive Cat 3 30 -39 category

With the majority of our racing members agreeing to comeback for the 2014 season, and the team looking to expand it’s racing roster, we can hope to see more successes in the future!  If you’re interested in applying for 2014 racing membership, we will open up the application process on November 11th.  For more information on team membership, read here!  *We have a limited number of spots available

Here are the overall results from the race:

Giving Back to Boulder Park!

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*Photos by Brandon Schrader, Bearded Women Racing member

One of our team principles is giving our time back to the mountain bike community, and other worthy endeavors.  This past Sunday, our members gave a hefty about of muscle and sweat to preparing Boulder Park for the upcoming DORBA Fall Series race on October 19th.

24 volunteers and 120 man hours later, a new super-berm was erected, miles of trail were trimmed, plant beds were managed and one bad ass mower man cut up hundreds of yards of grass!  BWR team members turned out in force along side many other DORBA and local volunteers to make the effort a memorable one!  Trail Steward Cash Lopper and game day coordinator Todd Brashear led the effort along side sponsors Bearded Women Racing and B & B Bicycles.


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