Junior Heading to Camp

Life Cycle Junior Team Member Gus Elder has been selected to attend the 2012 USA Cycling Junior Development camp in Moraga, CA. This amazing accomplishment was made possible with a scholarship from the Ed Burke Foundation that Gus earned. Please take time to visit the site of the foundation. http://www.usacdf.org/

Gus Elder attends South Eugene High School and is involved with the International High School program. He races in the Junior Category for the Life Cycle Team, and started cycling at age twelve. In the last couple of years, Gus’s dedication and passion to the sport of cycling has grown exponentially. In his own words, “It is something that I love to do, and I want to pursue it in my future in any way possible.” Gus has become well known in the Junior Category traveling with fellow teammates to races across the state of Oregon. Not only does Gus enjoy the high paced thrill that come with competition, he us also aware of the great life lessons it has to offer, “cycling has also taught me a lot about discipline and camaraderie.”

Gus has received a scholarship from the Ed Burke Foundation making it possible for him to attend the 2012 USA Cycling Junior Development Camp in Moraga, CA. He attended a very similar camp last year in Forest Grove, OR. Gus would like to thank the Life Cycle Team and sponsors for all their support and the Ed Burke Foundation for helping him continue his journey with cycling.

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On Into Summer!!!!

Team LC has been busy this Spring. Team members have traveled around the state to represent the Argyle.

March brought the first mountain bike race of the season with the team traveling to Echo, OR to compete in some of the worst winds that any team member has ever faced. Unfortunately, our team tent did not survive the weather, but the Argyle enjoyed the post race festivities that the welcoming town of Echo had provided.

March also brought the annual Banana Belt Series to Hagg Lake. Life Cycle Posted results in this series with Kevin Wythe, Kim Frank, August Frank, Henrick Morseth, Gus Elder, Josh Wells, and Rob Bingham. It was great exposure for the Argyle in the Portland Area.

April brought some great racing to the Willamette Valley with Piece of Cake, Kings Valley, and of course our local Eugene Roubaix where Life Cycle had a huge day. Results are posted here. Geoff Huber represented the Argyle well with a huge second place finish in the muddiest Mudslinger CX.

May was the start of local weekly racing, which goes on until September!!! The Coburg Time Trial Series had many Life Cycle Team Members participating in a flat 15 mile course which is notorius for brutal cross winds. May also brought a super fun time in Central Oregon for both the dirt riders and the roadies with the Sisters’ Stampede, Bend Don’t Break, and the Summit Crit packed into one weekend.

June started the Twilight Criterium Series. The Argyle has been showing off its comradery and team work in both the novice and advanced classes. Please join us every Tuesday night at 6:30 on Ed Cone Blvd and watch the local teams compete against each other.

Life Cycle Team Members on top of McKenzie Pass.

Maikey Lopera 2nd place medal at the OBRA Road Championship.

 

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Race Season is Here

The 2012 Race Season has arrived and The Argyle had a strong presence at a strong season opener outside of Corvallis, OR. The Cherry Pie Road Race on February 19th provided riders, new and experienced, a chance to gauged where their skills are at.

The Life Cycle Team had 15 riders made the drive to compete. In the Junior 13-15 Category, 3 new riders to Life Cycle mixed it up with Gus and Ben Elder taking 5th and 8th respectively, and Henrick Morseth taking home a 2nd place finish. Stephan Kocher and James Jorgensen battled with a strong Cat 3 field with Jorgensen taking a top 10 spot. Mark Lipchick represented the team well in the Master’s 4/5 Category placing 13th. In the Cat 5A field, The Argyle was well seen by crowds along the course with 7 riders. Kevin Wythe placed 25th, Josh Wells took 16th, and August Frank captured an 11th place finish on the torturous climb to the finish line. Albert Edwards, Jeremy Cantrell, Tyler Stewart, and Luis Palacios rounded out the second half of the field. Mike Sims was having a great showing in the Cat 5B field until a mechanical failure forced him into his small chain ring for the second half of the race.  The ladies of Life Cycle were represented by Kim Frank taking 11th, and Nataly Arevalo, a dual member with the UO Cycling Team, taking 19th in the Woman’s 4/5.

The day ended with many team members meeting up at Block 15 Brewery for a meal and a pint. We also left our mark on the chalk board tables.

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Race Information Available

Both websites are up for the 2012 Road and Mt. Bike season openers. The Cherry Pie taking place on February 19th in Corvallis for all the roadies, and the Red to Red taking place on March 3rd for all the mt. bikers. Links to both pages are below.

http://www.willamettevalleycycling.com/cherry_pie/cherry_pie.html

http://echored2red.com/2012_Echo_Red_2_Red_XC_MTB_Race/Home.html

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Got to Love Facebook

Here is a little gem. That’s your team mate Jeremy Cantrell

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Cherry Pie Road Race

Information is now available for the 2012 Cherry Pie Road Race. Please follow the link below. You may register from he OBRA website.

http://www.willamettevalleycycling.com/cherry_pie/cherry_pie.html

 

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Disciples of Dirt All Comer’s Meet

For all you mountain bikers (myself included), the Disciples of Dirt will be hosting the All Comer’s Meet on Sunday January 15th at 9:45 am at Whypass. This is a great social event and a great way to learn the trail system. See everone out there.

http://disciplesofdirt.org/content/all-comers-meet

 

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Hydration is Important

Team,

Its hard to keep hydrated during these winter month unless you are actively thinking about it. I found this link that will calculate the minimum amount of water you need. Check it out and happy training.

LP

http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm

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Training Room

Here is the new Life Cycle Racing Team Training Facility. aka my sun room. I believe we can fit 6-8 bikes in here. Looking forward to riding with everyone.

~LP

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2012 OBRA Licenses Available

Team,

The 2012 OBRA Licenses are available. Please follow the link if you are a new racer (we have many). If you just need to renew, just log into your OBRA account and renew from the website. Email me with any questions.

http://www.obra.org/pdfs/membership_app.pdf

~LP

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