Monday, April 24, 2006

Race Reports Rollin IN

Catch up on your bella racing news..its only Monday and we already have 4 race reports ready to go from this past weekend's action.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Numero Uno

And this just in from the IronDad in Texas...

So far this year Kiersten Inserni has won every event she has entered, and along with being crowned, for her age group, the Texas Cyclocross State Champion, the Texas Mountain Bike State Champion and (again) achieving a #1 national ranking by NORBA, she can now add the impressive achievement of being the #1 ranked Duathlete (run/bike/run) in the South Midwest Region by USA Triathlon to her impressive palmares! Even more impressive is that according to USA Triathlon she is also the #1 ranked duathlete in the nation, but since the national rankings won’t be released until July 1st it’s unofficial until then.

Keep on rockin' it Kiersten!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Surf City CX Series, yeah mon!

Surf City will be back in 2006!
Here are a couple of prelim dates to tease you with:
October 15th, 2006 - Soquel High (tentative)
October 29, 2006 - Watsonville Fairgrounds
November, 12, 2006 - tba
We're still scouting out locations, so more on that when we know.
In the meantime, dream about cross, it will be here before you know it.

Our popular cyclocross clinics will be held at course locations on the Saturday before the first two events.

October 14th, 2006 - Soquel High (tentative)
October 28th, 2006 - Watsonville Fairgrounds

Surf City Cyclcross is a fundraiser for the Velo Bella Elite Cyclocross team. Thank you for your support of our team. In addition to cyclocross team funding, this year we are also donating $2/entry at each race to local charities and groups. Donees for each race are as follows:

October 15th, 2006 - Janel Lodge Medical Fund
October 29th, 2006 - Shared Adventures
November 12th, 2006 - Second Harvest Food Bank

Monday, April 17, 2006

Velo Bellas little future

Katya Baty - Velo Bellas newest Jr. rider (age 7 cat)
2nd place Redlands Crit

This year while the road ladies were racing Redlands Classic we were lucky to meet the Baty family, Jonathan, Michelle, and Katya. Kristin Danielson and myself stayed in their home and found that their 7 year old daughter is a cycling phenom!

Katya rides to school with her mom and dad most every day of the week. The Baty's are avid cyclists and supporters of bikes as year round commuter vehicles.

This year she raced her first time at the Redlands classic crit as a new Velo Bella on a single speed and took 2nd place narrowly losing to another local racer on a geared bike. Katya plans on training all year in prep for next year where she can race in the 8 year old category and take the win this time.

Welcome to the team Katya and good luck!

VB-Kona Road Team Manager

Friday, April 14, 2006

Otter Mischief it rained a little at the otter this year.

As if that was going to stop us any

Congrats to all who raced (regardless of whether you are listed in the results or not)
and bella kisses to all who helped out

Photos of the otter here

Soni's report
Monica's report
Wendy's report

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Kristin in ProCycling

Introducing the Texas State Champion

Kiersten Inserni has clinched the Texas State Mountain Bike Championship for Women 11-12 by winning every race she's entered so far this season. More importantly, both she and her brother have been spotted wearing great flair...helmet flair, arm flair and look closely - she is rocking the Big Cheese bar grips. Suh-weet.

Congratulations Kiersten!

A big shout-out to her brother as well who has been spotted wearing rockin' helmet flair on their dad's blog. That's cool! He's also an amazing mountain bike racer. Check it out:

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Saddle Up

Selle San Marco ad appearing in Cycle Sport, Triathlete, and The Ride.