Tuesday, August 14, 2007 5:14 PM
I know it's been awhile since I did an update for the team's results but things were kinda slow and not many results were trickling in until last weekend. I'll start first with some long overdue kudos and then finish with results from the last two weekends. If I miss results for anyone please add yours in the comments section. AND in case you haven't read my reply to Rick's latest blog and lies, you must do so! :-)
Let's start with Superman Dave Harris:
Rim Ride in Moab; approx 95 miles; 2nd
Grand Loop Race; 360 miles, 2 days 19 hours and 47 minutes; 1st place and new course record by like 7 or 8 hours!!
Kaibab Monstor Cross, 132 miles; 1st place with new course record of 12 hours and 17 minutes!
BC Bike Race; most of you probably already read Dave and Lynda's blogs but I'll give a short recap. They were dominating the 6 day stage race and were up like 75 minutes or so on the second place team going into the last day which was like a short 25k or mile stage and Dave crashed and shattered his ankle and was knocked unconscious from the crash. They were unable to finish do to his injuries. Please click on Dave or Lynda's pictures and check out July's archives for a full story. Very good reading. Dave is recovering nicely and is now living in St. George, Utah (Lynda lives there also).
2nd in Nathrop semi pro
5th at Teva Moutain Games (you've all seen the picture of him putting the hurt on Floyd Landis right?!! He kicked his ass!
Teal Stetson Lee:
5th at Crested Butte Wildflower Rush race in Expert Women
6th Teva Mountain Games (Teal fights fires in the summer but still has time to race hard and have fantastic results!!)
Sabina "The Bean" Kraushaar
I know Sabina has raced a lot but she normally reports her results on her blog. Great, fun, entertaining writing there so please visit her blog at:
Ok, so the Durango 100 (the road century) was not necessarily a race but Team HealthFX looked like a regular Tour De France team out there. All six of us that showed up for the ride made the lead group which included: Zach Shriver, Greg Lewis, Brent Winebarger, Ralph Winebarger, Andrew Ferguson and Me (Ken Armstrong). I think it ended up being Zach then Brent, then Greg then Ralph then Andrew and finally me! I had a bit of bother at about mile 80 and limped home from there. I have to say though I was really, really proud of our team and how many showed up. Where were YOU RICK!?
Finally, the last two weeks of racing were HUGE!
The Durango 100 Mountain bike race at Purgatory (18, 500 feet of elevation gain)!
Greg Lewis: 1st place in 10 hours and 30 minutes!
Miles Venzara: 2nd place in 11 hours and 3 minutes!
WOW, two HealthFX riders dominating THE hardest 100 mile mountain bike race in the country!! Plus 2 front page photos of these two in the Durango Herald Sports Section!!
The Hermosa Offroad Classic (36 mile race up Hermosa Creek, up Hotel Draw and down Correl Draw and back up to the Hermosa Creek Trail Head):
Sabina Kraushaar: 3rd Place Pro Women
Zach Shriver: 1st Place Semi- pro men
Alex Howard: 4th Place Semi-pro men
Andrew Ferguson: 1st Place Expert Men 39 years +
Ben Kraushaar: 2nd Place Junior Expert Men (20 Mile course)
Escalante Days Dolores Race:
Zach Shriver: 2nd Place Overall
Greg Lewis: 3rd Place Overall
Miles Venzara: 4th Place Overall
Rick Callies: 1st Place Men's 45+
Where was your Cap'n for all of this? On a boundry waters canoe trip in Canada. Good times but I sure did miss out on some fun around here. Oh well, next year!
Congrats to all of you and I hope all of our sponsors are as proud of this team as I am!!