Smurf Boy Summer Endurance Series

From delicious grilled cheeses to great comradery to some awesome trails, the Smurf Bo10492070_791885180842596_3787598022228802670_ny Summer Endurance Series was a blast. Smurf Boy is a 4 hour endurance series. The goal is to see how many laps you can complete in the allotted time. Smurf Boy took place at Rowlett Creek Preserve, Johnson Branch, River Legacy, and Cedar Hill State Park.

10458439_821366367894477_4425186254558270487_nMany of our members committed to each race in the series and made the podium for overall standings. Dan Smith and Braden Barnett made an exciting finish to take 2nd overall in the team category. Dan Smith states, “We will be coming for first place next year.” Other members who made the podium for the overall series include Melissa Dalton, Dana Cobb, Jonathan Braddick, and Marcus Gillespie.





Here are the full team results and photos from the Smurf Boy Summer Endurance Series:

Female 40 and Over

  • Melissa Dalton, 2nd
  • Dana Cobb, 3rd

Male 39 and Under

  • Randy Davis, 4th

Male SS

  • Logan Davis, 4th

Team Open

  • Braden Barnett and Daniel Smith, 2nd
  • Jonathan Braddick and Marcus Gillespie, 3rd


Smurf Boy – Cedar Hill State Park, July 27, 2013

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What a showing the team put up at the final race of this endurance series!  A 1st Place spot in the Team Open category was awarded to Minh Nguyen (KOM of the 8 mile loop, btw) and Keith McDonald.  This is our first 1st place award for our new racing team!  Also, Randy Davis improved 4 places in just his second solo endurance event to date, finishing just out of the top ten in 11th Place in the solo under 39 category.  Brad Wendling completed his first solo endurance race after coming back from an injury during a crash.

We entered 10 total racers for this event to continue a strong showing, and are gaining traction in the area.  Up next, we switch back to sprint racing for the DORBA Fall Series, which looks to be fast and tough!  See the full DORBA Fall race series schedule here.  Look for us at LB Houston on August 18th for the first race of the series.

Here are the results from the race:

Smurf Boy – River Legacy Park, July 13, 2013

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Dusty and hot, River Legacy Park proved to be another fast and nimble course for our largest racing turnout to date!  We entered 4 pairings for the Team Open category and our first Solo entries.  We definitely upped the anti in the Team cat, and turned it out with an awesome performance from our Solo entries.  Martin House Brewing, Co. and Beard Head provided samples for everyone to enjoy!  It was a great day for the Bearded Women Racing team.  The next and last race of the series will be July 27th at Cedar Hill State Park in Cedar Hill, TX.  Please stop by our tent and ask about our sponsor samples.  *Limited supplies available.

Here are the results from the race:

  • Solo
    • Marcus Gillespie, 15th Place out of 40, 5 laps, 4:24:40
    • Randy Davis, 16th Place out of 40, 5 laps, 4:32:04
    • Braden Barnett, 39th out of 40, 2 laps, DNF due to a mechanical
  • Team Open
    • Jonathan Braddick and Keith McDonald, 2nd Place out of 8 teams, 6 laps, 4:37:28
    • Brandon Schrader and Will Jiron, 4th Place out of 8 teams, 6 laps, 4:39:08
    • Kyle Adam and Jason Toombs, 5th Place out of 8 teams, 5 laps, 4:22:16
    • James Henson and Ryan McCoy, 8th Place out of 8 teams, 4 laps, 3:51:47

Smurf Boy – Rowlett Creek Preserve, June 29, 2013

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The first race of what was supposed to be a 4 race endurance series, but after a rain out Rowlett Creek Preserve proved to be a fast and nimble course.  We secured a prime spot next to the transition and area, and mingled early on with the other teams.  Lights are needed with these races, which is always a bit of extra fun added! The team registered 3 pairings in the Team Open category.  All successfully completed the race, without much incident.  A mechanical slowdown Kyle and Randy, but overall it was a good training race for the final two left in the series.  The next race will be July 13th at River Legacy Park in Arlington, TX.

Here are the results from the race:

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