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Over the shoulder 10/10/2016

posted Oct 12, 2016, 9:56 AM by Chris Wiswell   [ updated Oct 12, 2016, 10:00 AM ]

As the weather cools off, the BRF Race efforts are heating up. 


On Saturday, Andy, Brian H, new guy Brian Sprague and I represented the BRF at Donkey Cross near St. Croix Falls. New guy Brian spent the day racing, drinking Barley John's, (handing me Barley John's during the race) taking videos and heckling us all. Brian lined up about 51th in the 3/4 race and shredded the field, finishing in 10th place in the 3/4 race and 21st overall. Way to go Brian! (I'll get his intro out soon, he's been riding with us on Tuesday nights and is going to be a great addition to our racing efforts)


On Sunday, Thomas, Troy and Chris Stindt took a shot at the Filthy 50 gravel race. Thomas was the class of the field, finishing 15th overall (out of 800) and 1ST PLACE FAT BIKE. Thomas rode 50 miles, on a fat bike, at ~19mph. Way to go Thomas!


There are a lot more great pictures from the weekend on the BRF Club Facebook page as well as the BRF Off-Road page, if you're not a member, you should be. Yes, that's Thomas leading a 2x2 paceline, on the gravel, on a fat bike. 


In addition to our members running the TC 10 mile and TC marathon, BRF Club members Brad Hallett, Tina Olson, Lori Belz, Dave O and Cheryl Barker were out racing for their respective teams this weekend and also had some solid results.


Congrats to everyone that got out and competed this weekend.


Chris Stindt made a last minute decision to race the Filthy 50 and his Race Report is below. Thanks for the story Chris and for getting out and representing! (Did I mention we had free beer from Barley John's this weekend at both races?)