Monday, August 31, 2009

Students Teach - Day 1

Day One Tomorrow.

Let it begin, ready or not.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Crazy Casey @ Blue Mound

Hildebrandt Family

Lets start off with....that course is rough...real rough. It was a nice start. Didn't want to run as fast as I could because Carlos and Glenn were there and are way faster than me. Didn't wanna slow them up and got into 5th or so. Carlos didn't get told which way to go and hopped on the 6 and 12 hour course. Caught me half way through that lap and got away in singletrack. Caught him on the long flats before the end of the lap. Got in front of him before the lap and he caught me back halfway through that lap again. Never saw him again (he is nuts... I swear this guy has no fear. he is jumping rocks and popping his back tire up over stuff like nothing, not to mention he is carving through this stuff like butter) Was running third then at the start of the 3rd lap and got a gel from Sandi. Was eating it and couldn't finish it before the wicked downhill so it was in my mouth. Tried eating it with one hand on the bar and wiped out on a sharp rock. Now it looks like I have a egg coming out of my leg and my arm and hip are sore as well. Matt Gissibl caught me after an early flat for him. We rode together for a little bit and I let him by. Then on the flats again I caught him again. Right on his wheel as now we could see dad. Then less than a minute later....flatted. Ran about 50 yards to the open and changed it. It was about 8 minutes or so before the next 3 hour guy came through. Went as hard as I could with the energy I had left. Felt like a pretty fast lap. Caught fellow EXPO teammate John on the last hill and past him about 1/4 mile before the finish.. Finished strong. Another good race...hopefully this keeps going. A solid 5th. Dad had a 16 minute lead in the 6 hour race...and went out to do another lap. Only guy with 6 laps in the 6 hour. Pretty sick trophy for him. Bad luck for Myles in his race (this kid was only 3 minutes back of him and had one of the top lap times in the 6 hour). Thanks to the Steve and company for support.
-Casey Hildebrandt
Category: JrX
age: 15
Wheel Size: 29er

Myles and Casey - Props on tackling Blue Mounds. That course is known by all to be as tough as you just realized.

Today is UWM day with brother Alex. Set up a Gmail for him to forward his UWM emails to. Get to know the computer system UWM forces, and start to look up required texts. Best part of all, he is letting me ride his Trek Multitrack 720 for the day!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

bike-run-eat-repeat @ Blue Mound

Myles Beach has entered the blog-o-sphere. He currently resides in the customization/photo phase, so bare with him. Take a looksie at his race report from his fist 6hr Solo attempt in the 12 Hours of Blue Mound this past Saturday. Click the pic to venture to his neck of the woods.

"Yesterday, I tried my first 6 hour solo race. I probably could have picked a better..."

-Myles Beach
Category: JrX
age: 15
Wheel Size: 29er

Kettle Ride Report

Please notice the "Skidmark" sighting on the left sidebar. Click-it and you will see a little write-up tossed in with a couple pics of our ride at John Muir/Connector/Emma yesterday (Not to mention much press coverage of "The Boy" ^above^ - Nate.). Good times. Two flats in my group had us thinking safety > Bail on the connector and get closer to the pit. Which worked out for the better. I managed to finish the ride and have a clean hamstring day. If every day can give me good news, then I'm sure to get back in the mix soon.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

We ride at 2pm

John Muir.

Look for some fun.

We grill after.

Today, so get a move on.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Casey Casey - On the Box - Trek Border Battle

I had a good start as I went up the hill and got into the jam in the singletrack. Dad was 4 or 5 bikes infront of me. Nate was behind him, then me with mitch right behind, and caleb and myles 5 or so behind us. We were talking in the singletrack. After it cleared out a little i was just chasing nate. We caught him on the 2nd field part and passed him. Me, Mitch, then Nate with eachother and they were looking strong. We rode that group till the end of the first lap. On the hill they dropped off i think. A little into the 2nd lap Jenna Reinhart was in the back of our group of a few expert guys. I let her pass me right before the last part of singletrack for that lap and followed her lines closely. Was right on her wheel up the hill and into the singletrack she got away. After both laps when I got to the top of the hill I could hear Don saying "here come Caleb Lenss and Myles Beach coming through." I started thinking of where I was during the last lap and just keep riding faster. I was pumped coming out of the woods and sprinted all the way through the finish. First podium ever. Must of been the ergon socks. Went for cool down with Caleb and then dad after he was done. It was a much more enjoyable ride home than normal.

-Casey Hildebrandt
Category: JrX
age: 15
Wheel Size: 29er

Friday, August 14, 2009

Pre WORS Border Battle

Trixie and I will be leaving Marshfield, WI with the Watkins Boys and their Momsie at about 11am tomorrow for the land of the WORS Border Battle.  Jdubs and I will be hitting up two laps of the Citizen course for the pre-ride.  Can't wait to see the peeps for I have been MIA in the WORS world since before Nationals.  Updates via twitter...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Atomically Old Skool Oakley

EXPO rider Kyle Warras just got himself a sweet pair of Atomic Orange Jawbones. Close to half of EXPO is sporting the Oakley Jaws. Get some!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Clif Quench

EXPO Rider Jeff Frings aka BikeSafer, decided to leave me with two whitey tighty boxes after his stellar finish at the WORS Alterra Coffee Bean Classic. I have to admit that they sat uncovered in our kitchen until just a few days ago... Wierd eh? Once I opened the beauties my eyes lit up. Clif Gatorade?!?!?! YES! These beauties of "Non-Adhesive Labels" are 100% recyclable. After drinking of course. I am quite excited to possibly kick Gatorade off of its throne and out of my water bottles.

Taste test is sure to come once I gather up all of its competitors (including Kwik-Ade). YouTube in the nearest of futuristic days...