Posts Tagged ‘riding member’

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.

 

 

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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)
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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.

 

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.

 

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)

 

 

David Foster, Riding Member

Posted: February 19, 2014 by turnerwinstonoc in Profiles
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Birth Date January 28 1971
Birth Place
Oceanside,CA
Home Town
Wylie
List and describe your bicycles
2011 Access Prowler 2.0
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
placed 5th out of 9 for my first mountain bike race at PCR. Also completed 50 miles of the NETT ride.
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? My grandfather bribing me to take the training wheels off as a child
Why do you ride a bicycle?
It’s a great stress reliever with the added benefits of being healthier.
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
camaraderie

 

Brigitte Metcalf, Riding Member

Posted: November 12, 2013 by turnerwinstonoc in Profiles
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Birth Date
July 1967
Birth Place
Miami, FL
Home Town
Plano, TX
List and describe your bicycles 2011 Specialized Hardrock Sport 29er, no frills, all factory…I call him Bruce, and I am not clipped in (yet).
2013 Felt Z85 road bike (the she-beast) purchased specifically for the 2013 HHH.
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
I don’t race (yet) but I DID ride the HHH 50 miles (2013). I am very proud that in both my age group and the overall standings I ranked solidly in the middle.
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle?
I don’t remember my first bike but I have great memories of my little brother’s banana yellow “Swing Bike”; we beat the crap out of it! The other odd bike was from college. I wanted a 10-speed to get around campus but Dad bought me a Honda “People” bike. I was mortified and refused to ride it.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
It clears my head and makes me feel free. Plus I like the challenge, and the feeling of accomplishment when I have pushed myself.
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
This team is very encouraging. I feel like I am part of a family and I have a bunch of brothers (and a very pushy sister, haha) looking out for me.

Jonathan Marut, Riding Member

Posted: July 30, 2013 by turnerwinstonoc in Profiles
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Birth Date
November 28 1973
Birth Place Washington DC
Home Town
Fort Worth
List and describe your bicycles Cervelo S3 (road bike)
Fuji Roubaix (former road bike will be turned into town bike)
Mongoose Mountain Bike (for when the road bike won’t do)
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in 2012 HHH 100km ride 11th place (this can only be due to people not using their timing chips)
2010 HHH 100 mile 4:58
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? I had a sweet red and yellow bike with a banana seat. It had a sweet speedometer.
Why do you ride a bicycle? Fun! Exercise! Occasionally for transport.
What does Bearded Women mean to you? Funny name of my BILs team.