Eric Swarvar, Racing Member, SS

Racing Results

2014

Ray Porter Memorial 6hr Solo Male, 6th place out of 50, 7 laps, 5:59:53
Frozen IDB 4hr Solo SS, 2nd place out of 7, 4 laps, 3:50:16
Red River Riot Medium Route, 26 of 90, 4:36:23

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Birth Date April 25, 1978
Birth Place
Found under a rock
Home Town
FloMo
List and describe your bicycles Salsa El Mar stock
Niner EMD XT everything.
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
Cedar Hill 2013 cat 2 – 3 ss Win
Mellow Johnny’s raced 3 years running
Sansom 66 relay (better looking half) win.
River Legacy smurf boy SS 2nd place
Cedar Hill smurf boy ss 3rd
Big Cedar Chilly Willy 3rd.
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? My Dad purchasing a girls bike because I was so short and convincing me it was a boys bike….to all the neighborhood kids don’t forget I beat you when I was riding a girls bike.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
Why not?
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
Bearded Women means I have probably had a little to much to drink and am now seeing women with beards.Seriously I look forward to a lot of fun.

Jesse Bernal, Racing Member, SS

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Racing Results

2014

Sansom 66 25th place out of 28, 5:10:50
Rudolph’s Revenge 2nd out of 4, 2:29:26, avg spd: 12.03 mph
Dirty Dozen 12 hr, 3-4 man team, 3rd place out of 8 teams, 18 laps, 11:36:13.52
Ray Porter Memorial 6 hr SS, solo, 7th out of 8th, 3 laps, 4:20:48
Frozen IDB 4 hr SS, solo, 4th out of 7, 3 laps, 3:11:05

 

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Birth Date July 28 1983
Birth Place
Dallas, TX
Home Town
Denton, TX
List and describe your bicycles Niner SIR 9 Single Speed(Blaze Yellow)
Salsa Warbird Gravel Grinder (Orange)
Salsa Spearfish II Endurance Machine (Orange)
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
Most favorite accomplishment is having completed the Ouachita Challenge 3 years in a row, including a 6:09 finish in 2010. My next goal is to complete it on my single speed. Also, 2nd place overall in Cat 3 XC 2012.
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? I don’t remember my first bike, I don’t even remember learning to ride a bike. What I do remember however is when my bike was stolen from my backyard when I was a child. That was the first time I remember ever feeling heartache.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
I ride bikes to break free from reality. Its my outlet, and without it I would probably go nuts. Riding bikes also lets me enjoy tacos and beer without feeling too much guilt.
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
It means I have friends!

Joshua Merkel, Racing Member

Racing Results

2013

Solovaca Cat Claw Cat 3 30 – 39, 20th place, 0:51:54
DORBA Fall SeriesRowlett Creek Preserve DNF due to helping a fallen teammate

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Birth Date June 1979
Birth Place
Fairfax, Va
Home Town
Dallas,TX
List and describe your bicycles 2011 Orbea Alma 29″. Sun Ringle black flag pro wheels, Ikon tires and mainly sram xo components
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
I never raced any one on a wrestling mat and as a running back I raced past a number of offensive lineman before being destroyed by a defensive lineman
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle?
my dad letting go of my bike and me falling down
Why do you ride a bicycle?
There is a moment during every ride where I feel completely free, its all about a search for complete freedom and being present in the moment
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
camaraderie

Keith McDonald, Racing Member, Geared

Racing Results

2013

Big Cedar Cat 3 40 -49, 15th place, 0:51:24
Smurf Boy SeriesRiver Legacy Team Open, 2nd out of 8th place, 6 laps, 4:37:28
Cedar Hill Team Open, 1st out of 8th place, 6 laps, 4:14:59
DORBA Fall SeriesLB Houston Cat 40 -49, 40th out of 43rd place, 0:45:28 (mechanical)
Rowlett Creek Preserve Cat 40 -49, 3rd out of 49th place, 0:50:40

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Birth Date January 1971
Birth Place
Arlington,TX
Home Town
Arlington,TX
List and describe your bicycles Niner Jet9 RDO
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
I raced motocross from 6-14 years old. Made it up to 125cc Expert, then got interested in other things. Have been racing Mtn Bikes off and on for several years.
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? It was exciting and scary at the same time. It felt like pure freedom and flying! Oh,, the bike was a huffy with a cool sparkly colored seat.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
I ride to keep from getting overweight (I like to eat) and for the challenge. I find when I’m riding the stresses of everyday life seem to melt away, it clears my head.
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
Making new friends, Riding and Racing. A quote from Aristotle comes to mind…
” The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”

Wes Salas, Racing Member, Geared

Racing Results

2013

Cedar Hill Team Open, 5th out of 8th place, 6 laps, 4:40:22
DORBA Fall SeriesLB Houston Cat 30 -39, 15th out of 41st place, 0:39:06
Rowlett Creek Preserve Cat 30 -39, 20th out of 40th place, 0:55:22

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Birth Date April 1977
Birth Place
Arkansas
Home Town
Denton, Texas
List and describe your bicycles Orbea Occam 29’er – Full Suspension
Specialized Allez Road bike
GT Avalanche Hard Tail
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
Dorba Fall XC – LBH 15th place
Smurfboy CHSP team 4th place
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? Complete freedom… and always racing my friends… and the above still holds true today…
Why do you ride a bicycle?
Why not ride a bike??? It is a stress relief and dang it I look good doing it.. haha
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
“A group of dedicated athletes who celebrate life by riding our bikes for fun and competition.”
The website says it all…. and these friends are just a blast to hang with …

Logan Davis, Racing Member, Geared

Logan Davis, Racing Member
Logan Davis, Racing Member

Racing Results

2014

Dirty Dozen 12 hr, 3-4 man, 7th out of 8 teams, 11:25:44
 Smurf Boy – RCP  Solo SS, 11th out of 11th
 Smurf Boy – JB  Solo SS,
 Smurf Boy – RL  Solo SS,
 Smurf Boy – CH  Solo SS,

2013

Smurf Boy Endurance Series
Rowlett Creek Preserve
Solo, 33rd out of 41st place, 4 laps, 4:18:38
River Legacy Solo, 29th out of 40th place, 4 laps, 4:34:10
Cedar Hill Solo, 31st out of 38th place, 4 laps, 4:59:59
DORBA Fall SeriesLB Houston Cat 3 19 -29, 24th out of 25th place, 0:45:29
Rowlett Creek Preserve Clyde, 9th out of 9th place, 1:04:35

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Birth Date March 1987
Birth Place
Murray, Utah
Home Town
Arlington, Texas
List and describe your bicycles Fuji Tahoe 29er 1.0 Hardtail
Van Dessel Country Road Bob Cross Bike
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
2012 – Smurf-boy summer endurance race at River Legacy (first race)
2013 – Smurf-boy summer endurance complete series (27th over-all series)
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? My earliest bike related memory is thinking it would be a good idea to “play” Road Rash (the violent sega racing game) with our bikes. Needless to say, I ended up bloody in a gutter.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
I don’t ride for fitness, competition, or transportation. I ride for pure enjoyment!
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
I’ve got the Beard. I’ve got the boobs. It’s time to ride!

Jason Toombs, Racing Member, Geared

Racing Results

2014

2013

Smurf Boy Endurance Series
River Legacy
Team Open, 5th Place out of 8 teams, 5 laps, 4:22:16
Cedar Hill Team Open, 8th Place out of 8 teams, 3 laps, 3:54:35

Awards

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Birth Date January 1971
Birth Place
Warner Robins, Georgia
Home Town
Mansfield, Texas
List and describe your bicycles Specialized Stumpy 29er, that’s all I need.
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
Completed the SPARTAN RACE Trifecta in 2013.
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? My first memory of riding a bike was when I was about 5yrs old and went down a big hill by myself. I returned to that spot years later to find out the big hill was barely a bump.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
I ride for fun, for exercise and because it is the biggest stress reliever.
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
Friends, fun and competition.

Brandon Schrader, Racing Member, SS

Racing Results

2013

Solovaca Cat Claw Classic Cat 2 SS, 5th Place, 1:28:24
DORBA Prayer Mountain Pedal Cat 2 SS, 5th Place, 1:37:05
Smurf Boy Endurance Series
River Legacy
Team Open, 4th Place out of 8 teams, 6 laps, 4:39:08
DORBA Fall Series
LB Houston
Cat 2 SS, 4th Place out of 16, 1:13:16
Rowlett Creek Preserve Cat 2 SS, 3rd Place out of 14, 1:48:25

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Birth Date June 1982
Birth Place
Saginaw, MI
Home Town Freeland, MI
List and describe your bicycles Mercier Kilo WT Fixed Gear that I use for commuting. It actually a pretty fun bike, I just needed something cheap since DART likes to beat my bikes up pretty good. Santa Cruz Highball SS Mtb which is my baby. Built it from the frame up so now I can’t complain the bike is holding me back.
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in I got 4th place in the LBH Dorba Fall Race #1 2013. This is the best I’ve done so far and it was a blast!!
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? I grew up riding atv’s and dirtbikes on a farm. When I was a teenager we moved into a subdivision which had a rad bmx pump trail through it. I used to have a blast launching off the jumps in the woods with all my friends from the neighborhood.
Why do you ride a bicycle? After riding dirtbikes I found mtb’s even more challenging. Not only does it take skill to handle the bike through tight single tracks you also have to be in great physical shape to keep the pedals turning.
What does Bearded Women mean to you? A great group of guys helping each other out, keeping everyone training hard and keeping the party going after the finish.

Shane Walden, Racing Member, Geared

Racing Results

2013

Smurf Boy Endurance Series
Cedar Hill
Team Open, 5th Place out of 8, 4:40:22
DORBA Fall Series
LB Houston
Cat 3 30 – 39, 14th Place out of 41, 0:38:53
DORBA Fall SeriesRowlett Creek Preserve Cat 3 30 – 39, 12th Place out of 40, 0:53:10

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Birth Date June 1975
Birth Place Garland, TX
Home Town Plano, TX
List and describe your bicycles 2009 Yeti ASR – My weekend rider and now race bike.
2004 Specialized EPIC
2012 Fuji Crossbike 2.0 – My during the week training bike.
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in “If you ain’t first you’re last.” Reese Bobby
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? I remember riding on the handle bars of my sister’s bike. I hated it but at 4 years old I don’t think I had much choice.
Why do you ride a bicycle? I had back surgery in the Marines in ’99. My weight and less severe back pain was a problem after that. Mountain biking has enable me to have fun, find something that is as challenging as I want to make it and help keep the weight off.
What does Bearded Women mean to you? A group that likes to race and have some fun.

Dana Cobb, Racing Member, Geared

Dana Cobb, Racing Member, Geared
Dana Cobb, Racing Member, Geared

 

Racing Results

2014

6/14/14 Smurf Boy Rowlett Creek Preserve 6th out of 7th, 40 + Solo
6/28/14 Smurf Boy Johnson Branch 9th out of 10th, 40 + Solo
7/12/14 Smurf Boy River Legacy 7th out of 8th, 40 + Solo
7/26/14 Smurf Boy Cedar Hill 8th out of 8th, 40 + Solo

2013

Smurf Boy Endurance Series
Rowlett Creek Preserve
 Solo, 1st place out of 7, 4 laps, 4:06:09
River Legacy  Solo, 5th place out of 8, 4 laps, 4:18:56
Cedar Hill  Solo, 2nd place out of 3, 3 laps, 3:36:22

Awards

2014 Overall Smurf Boy Series, 3rd place Women 40+
2013 Overall Smurf Boy Series, 1st place Women 40+

Profile

Birth Date
August 1969
Birth Place Livonia, MI
Home Town
Allen, TX
List and describe your bicycles 2013 Look 566
2011/12 Giant Anthem X 29er
2011 Specialized Hardrock Disc 26 (retired)
GOAL: Pivot Mach429
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in 1st place Women 40+ 2013 Smurfboy series
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? Very first memory: My uncle Skip teaching me to ride without training wheels. Most vivid memory: building and jumping ramps with the boys in my neighborhood. One bad landing, locking up the coaster brakes, and tearing up my brand new blue satin track suit (and me… didn’t care about me).
Why do you ride a bicycle? Biking saved my life… literally. I was very overweight and on my way to Diabetes. Since buying my bike in July 2011, I’ve lost over 100 pounds and feel GREAT! Biking also allows me to let go of the stress of my job/life. I always say for me it’s 51% mental and 49% physical.
What does Bearded Women mean to you? Camaraderie. People to ride and hang out with, people to push me when I need a nudge (or kick in the a**), someone will always have a bike pump, or banana, or beer, or cheer when needed.

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