Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WORS #2 Keeps it Coming

Chris Schmidt, father of the boy named Andy, shows us exactly how he is trying to get Andy ready for the big races coming up this year. Chris took his Gary Fisher to a 1st in age and 1st overall. Chris and Andy both can be considered relatively new to the sport, and show quite a drive and focus of what you would normally see in seasoned mountain bikers.

How fitting that Andy be caught on pic with a Bonty banner behind. As you may have read about Andy's misfortune in a previous post, Andy was in need of some new hoops. What to do? Then, all of a sudden, I get this magic email from a man named Matt Gehling. He made sure there was some Xlite wheels with proper Rhinelander rubber waiting for the Schmidts upon their Saturday arrival. Andy managed a 4th in age to sneak onto the box to make it two trips to the podium in a row. Thanks again Matt!

Caleb Lenss rocked it for WORS #2. Off the front with Nate on his wheel. And after Nate's performance at Iola, one would be worried to have Nate on your backside. Combine Caleb's form and Nate's loose skewer... Caleb was gone! He was gone with a 5th overall COMP time.

John G is rocking out the WORS season this year. Two in a row and is getting closer and closer to crossing the line ahead of some old man trying to manage his rusty tool shed. John took 7th in his COMP age class and 59th overall. 7min off the old man's time.

Ahh! Yes you are seeing it here and now! The Shull family has jumped on the EXPO crew. Emily will rock out her Clif kit until we can rush her some women's specific from our friends at Endura. She will represent in the Sport class at 15. I tell you what, 2nd age and 18th overall... If her sister Liz can be any indication of Emily's potential... Look out.

Liz Shull is EXPO's first Junior Elite woman. She is faaast! To finish inside the top ten of the women's elite field at only 16, is scary. She did it at Iola. Just days after her top ten, she throws on an EXPO kit. To boot, she runs Ergon. Team Editions are on their way!
New faces leaves more room for face time. Liz and Emily will be getting plenty of it. Talks have already begun to have these two come out to CO with us to compete at the national level... Ha, as if WORS isn't that already!

What a pic. The entire podium (4 of 5 EXPO) has times fast enough to make the top 10 overall in the COMP field. Sick, right? Just look how WORS cash hungry err, jealous the boys are of Caleb's winnings.

Could this be the EXPO squad for Moab? What a question... How crazy is it going to be to watch that develop over the summer?

Not pic'd: Who could forget Brandon getting on the box riding his new Trek? Jay shoots him a pre-race strategy talk, wala. Improve something like 80 spots his sport overall result from Iola to Rhinelander and take 3rd in his age... Can't wait to see him at WORS #3. Can't wait to see you all!
***All Pics from the lovely peoples at Flicker and the WORS photoContest.

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