KEYESVILLE CLASSIC As the saying goes “time fly’s when you’re having fun”. That’s been the case with the winter training season. I feel gracious for all the beautiful weather we’ve had in northern California this year that has eased some long training days. Most of the winter I’ve been riding that high only cyclists’ know. [...]
Cycle Ravena / Marin Bikes riders Orlando Alves and Mariana Carcute took the top spots in the elite male and female categories two weekends in a row. Over 300 competitors raced in 17 categories on Sunday, September 23rd at the second edition of the Challenge Louveira marathon. Orlando took an early lead, completing the 48.5km [...]
The days leading Whiskey 50 in Arizona were hectic swapping parts and changing equipment for the race after the Sea Otter carnage. I was up late triple checking all my stuff to make sure I had everything I needed for the weekend. I usually check over my stuff a few times then don’t second guess [...]
The good, the bad, and the ugly. That sums up the Sea Otter Classic for me; although the later two were involved I’d like to emphasize the first. When events don’t go in your favor I guess you just have to appreciate that it is a part of life and there’s much to learn. I [...]
Every year racing is a new adventure with a hand full of new ideas meeting the tried and true methods of the past. Each year brings a new set of experiences and humbles me toward the future. Each year I bring myself to new ways of thinking and I grow to meet my goals.
At the fourth and final stage of the Copa Sao Paulo in Brazil, Team Ciclo Ravenna / Marin Bikes on October 9th took home three of the top spots. Crossing the finish line almost 5 minutes ahead of the 2nd place finisher at 2:08:22, Orlando Alves Silva added a first place win on our CXR [...]
As with all the events Bike Monkey promotes, Sonomas was lacking nothing; great course, good food, beer, and people that love riding bikes. The Sonomas course is one of those events dubbed as a “real mountain bike course,” you know the long ones like they used to be that everyone loves to reminisce about. With [...]