2012 Cannondale SuperX Carbon Ultegra (CX)
2015 Devinci Atlas Carbon SL (F/S)
Hope to add a cheap SS to this list and later a Tri/TT bike
List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in
Competed in several sprint, olympic, and 1/2 Ironmans; IMAZ 2010 finisher (12:33:21); 2nd place for my AG at Palo Dura 12 hour race; participated in 2015 Leadville Trail MTB 100 by qualifying in 2015 Austin Rattler (due to cramps only got to 73 miles)
What is your first memory of riding a bicycle?
About 3 years old when I learned to ride my bike and I wanted the training wheels on. While I wasn’t paying attention (at that age, imagine that), she took them off and I rode all day with a big grin on my face.
Why do you ride a bicycle?
I like the feeling it gives me when I get on my bike and just put all my daily problems on the back burner for several hours. Also, I have met some really great friends through cycling and triathlons. This sport has brought my dad and little brother closer than ever before.
What does Bearded Women mean to you?
Camaraderie and friendly people. Every BWR I have met is nice as can be. They just want to ride and have fun and obviously be first to cross the finish line. They have been a very welcoming group and I am honored to now be a part of this team.
Ya, this iz Hans from ze Motha’ land ya! I’ve journe’d all ze vay from my home of Hamburg to invite you to ze Bearded Vemon Vacing’s Zecond Annual Biktoberfest ya! I had zuch a great time last year I dezided to return in zearch of zis mountainz you zpeak of. It’z a Nagelschlagen guaranteed to be ze best time you’ll have on a mountain bike!
What iz zis mountain bike, ya? Ve have real mountainz back in Duetschland! Ver are ze mountains in Texas, ya? No matter! Vear your most favorite Duetsch costume to vin a prize, or try to beat me at ze arm wrestling or bike throwing contests, and other bike games, ya!
I’ll also be opening my personal Beirgarten with mama’s traditional bratz and ze cold root beer, free for everyone to enjoy.
*First come, first zerve. Limited supply. Donations accepted.
Also, to check out my swag bag full of excellent Bearded Vemon Vacing merch, and listen to ze excellent sounds of ze Polka and Deutsch rock and roll! Can’t wait to meet all of you there!
HERE ARE ZE DETAILS: XC Mountain Bike Race
DORBA – 2015 North Texas XC Series will take place on September 26th, 2015 from 8:30 am – 4:30:00 pm at Boulder Park in Dallas, TX. Register to race
Root – Biergarten – Our sponsors provided great prizes!
It’s not a race without more competition, and this won’t be USAC regulated! Hans loves’ to win so try to beat him at the caber bike toss, arm wrestling, pogo competition, Dance off and more! Festivities get underway once Cat 1 racers have finished the race.
One of our many wonderful sponsors, OakFit, is having it’s grand opening celebration all this week. On Saturday, April 11th, at 8:00 AM, Bearded Women Racing and Dallas Bike Works Oak Cliff will be co-hosting a paced ride along the Trinity levees.
All are welcome to join us for the no-drop, intermediate pace, training ride, starting and ending at OakFit’s West Dallas location at 2318 Beatrice Street, Dallas, TX 75208. After the ride OakFit will be open to check out!
OakFit provides our team with monthly team strength and conditioning workouts fit for specifically for athletic cyclists.
Here’s a look at their Grand Opening week schedule:
The Frozen Series is an endurance series with the option of 6 hours (solo or relay team) or 4 hours (solo only). The series kicked off at a chilling 28 degrees at Erwin Park in McKinney, Texas. We started off the morning with a small group of high performance, dedicated endurance athletes. First things first, cheers to the 2015 season! To start things off on the right foot, we slammed a few shots of spiced Jägermeister (super gross) and stood around for half an hour for a delayed race start. Luckily, we had some team members hook it up with the propane heaters and 2 gallons of smoking hot apple cider. It was helpful, but still very cold. The race start was your typical endurance Le Mans dash with your typical group of dude-bro racers sprinting to their bikes and the “Too Cool for School” crowd casually jogging behind. I’m not so sure the Le Mans start was very helpful in spacing out the crowd, because many of us got stuck behind the parade on the first lap with a major bottleneck at every turn. It’s all good though. This is endurance racing, you’ve got all day to catch up. I saw some more Jägermeister shots going down and cheeseburgers being eaten between laps. Nothing sets the tone for endurance mountain bike racing like a party in the pit! It was a good time!
The good times continued at the second race at Northshore with a not-so-frozen day! The temperatures could not have been better. Hey, 70 degrees in the middle of winter? No complaining here. As we waited for the start, there were more shots being taken and blueberry pancakes were being devoured as BWR got ready to take on the day. After the usual racer’s meeting, everyone sat their bikes down and found their spot on the rail for the usual Le Mans start. The signal was given and the racers were off. The first part of the course was a lot of fun with some fast, flowing sections followed by a few switchbacks here and there. As we got to the second part of the course, let’s just say the more “technically-savvy” excelled as there were multiple rock gardens, some rocky climbs, and one tough cliff face climb. All in all, it was a great day for racing and we walked away with only one small injury (Sorry, Michael). 🙂
The third and final race was at Rowlett Creek Preserve. Rowlett Creek Preserve is a trail that most of us have ridden numerous times. It’s where a lot of events, races, and group rides take place due to its reputation for being more of a beginner trail. This is the mindset that many had going into this portion of the Frozen Series. Then, it was announced that the course was to be ran backwards! BWR still had several members that were up for the challenge.The course was much more challenging and interesting than expected. Since it was backwards, even those very familiar with the course got disoriented. The beginning was full of good drops, steep climbs, and some fun dips while the middle had a couple of longer climbs that kept the heart rate going, while the end had some interesting obstacles to keep things exciting. A wonderful course combined with perfect weather made for a great day!
All in all, we would like to thank DORBA for organizing the Frozen Series. We know this would not be possible without your hard work and dedication. We are looking forward to next year!
Back to where it all began, the team amassed the largest showing at this annual Terra Firma event to date. Two 3-4 person co-ed teams, one 2-man 12 hour team, one 4 man team, one 6 hour solo, and two 12 hour SS solo made for the largest team at the event. Period.
The forecast the entire week was well, rain. Fortunately, the rain held off until the afternoon, and the pit tent was active with the best support a team can have! Hot soup, snacks, and food and water throughout the day made our racers feel invincible.
The two man team of Jonathan Braddick and Marcus Gillespie already won their category the second the race started, because know one else signed up for that category. That didn’t change anything, as they end up with 11 laps due to weather.
The two co-ed teams battled for the top spot all day together, along with another team. One was a three person team, Brad Wendling, Melissa Dalton, and Mike D’Aurelio end up in third behind Judge Rucker, Kate Castro, Micheal Shannon, and Corey Fawcett who ended up in second place.
The solo troopers were the big highlight of this 12 hour endurance race! Jesse Bernal (12 hr SS, Nick Castro (12 hr SS) and Brad McDaniel (6 hr) all did an amazing job. Nick completed 5 laps on a broken bicycle and is first solo 12 hour, Brad also completed his first solo endurance race, and Jesse was the superman on the team for the weekend. He completed 10 solo single speed laps, and finished in 2nd place overall!
Here are the final results and pictures from the fun!
12 hr Solo SS
Jesse Bernal, 2nd place
Nick Castro, 5th place
6 hr Solo
Brad McDaniel, 16th place
12 hr Co-ed team
Judge Rucker, Micheal Shannon, Kate Castro, Corey Fawcett, 2nd place
Brad Wendling, Melissa Dalton, Mike D’Aurelio, 3rd place
12 hr Four Man
Minh Nguyen, Evan McGinely, Nathan Delahoussaye, Moreece Griffin, 6th place
Our family members are important to our team, especially since they support us so much during long training hours, full weekend race trips, and endless talk about our bicycles!
This shows even more when small businesses like Robinson Roofing and Construction, Co. support the team as sponsors. Another is Framing Pics, a custom picture framing business in Oak Cliff. The owner, Tom Braddick, is the Uncle to one of our founding members, Jonathan Braddick. Tom has 30 years experience in framing photography art, archival/conservation, mirrors, memorabilia, and more. He uses only the finest picture-frame moldings and products, will deliver city wide, and offers the most prompt service.
Check out the latest jersey he framed for the team! He’s framed sponsor jersey’s since the team began.
For an appointment, call 214.601.3784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any roofing needs, residential or commercial, Robinson Roofing is the place to call. Robinson Roofing is a family-owned business located in Fort Worth, The company started in 1959 by racing members’, Braden and Brittany, grandfather. Then, their father, Bret Barnett, took over in 1997. They have a long history of great customer service and satisfaction! Please do not hesitate to call for your free estimate.
Ever wonder how our Bearded Women members get so fresh and clean? The answer is Grandpa Brand’s, creator of Grandpa’s famous “Wonder” Pine Tar Soap!
“In the early 1870’s, Jess Hoffman made the very first bar of Grandpa’s Pine Tar Soap from his own recipe on his family farm, located in Tippecanoe, Ohio. During an era of innovation, this family recipe was proclaimed for its restorative and cleansing benefits. As Grandpa’s Pine Tar Soap continued to earn praise and popularity, Grandpa went back into the kitchen and created more specialty soaps for different purposes. Today, you can find a whole line of soaps that have been thoughtfully crafted. We are confident that you will enjoy his products as generations have since the first batch was sold in 1878.”
We know you are curious now, so head on over to their website and check it out: Grandpa Brands
BWR is very excited to have Cadence Cyclery on board this year! This shop not only helps meet the needs of our team members, but they are also there to help you, too. They believe in bringing “back old school customer service and helping spread the magic of riding a bicycle.” Cadence can do anything from helping you find the perfect ride to wheel building to fitting and so much more. Go check them out at either of their locations, they would be happy to help!