Stage 1 Cycling Team

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Canton Ride/Lobster Fest scheduled for tomorrow is sold out. They are no longer accepting day of registration. The lobster fest is still happening and tickets for that can be puchased on site. They had no idea they would get such an overwhelming response to this event (80 riders!) Thanh is the only S1 member who snagged a pre-reg ticket...nice job, Thanh. ...

5 days ago

Stage 1 Cycling Team

More Bike Fights to come! See you next Wednesday night -- all abilities welcome for this fun, low stress, MTB racing event. www.bikereg.com/andoverbelltown-bike-fights3

Come for the racing, stay for the pizza, ice cream, and beverages. ๐Ÿ™‚Big thanks to Exposition Wheelmen for putting on a great race last night at the Bike Fights Andover edition! The racing was fast and fun and the pizza and drinks were a great way to cap off the night! Great job!

Next Wednesday, the Bike Fights head back to East Hampton for the final event on the Stage 1 Cycling Team course at Paul's & Sandy's Too. We will use the same fast, fun flowy course as the first week -- you will not be dissapointed! Following the lead of Expo Wheelmen, we will have pizza, ice cream, and kid and adult friendly beverages for afterward.

Don't miss it!
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More Bike Fights to come!  See you next Wednesday night -- all abilities welcome for this fun, low stress, MTB racing event. https://www.bikereg.com/andoverbelltown-bike-fights3

Come for the racing, stay for the pizza, ice cream, and beverages. :)

5 days ago

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Who is in for this super fun event??The weather is looking spectacular for the FVTC ride on Saturday. Looking forward to seeing all of you that have signed up already. Remember to check in at our table to get your wristband for your meal. If you havenโ€™t signed up yet, visit our website at fchtrail.org. We will accept registration Saturday morning only by cash or check. ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ ...

Who is in for this super fun event??

Don't forget to throw your bikes on the car this morning! You'll need em' for tonight's bike fight in Andover. Don't miss it!! ...

Dont forget to throw your bikes on the car this morning! Youll need em for tonights bike fight in Andover. Dont miss it!!

Brooks Nablo wins the best retro jersey award at the Tuesday night crit! Good thing Brian passed that beauty on to Todd when he was cleaning out the shop! ...

Brooks Nablo wins the best retro jersey award at the Tuesday night crit! Good thing Brian passed that beauty on to Todd when he was cleaning out the shop!

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How did Brooks Nablo do in the race?

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More pics from today's picnic. ...

The first annual Stage 1 summer outing was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who came out. For those who couldn't make it, hope to see you next time. Special thanks to Todd for getting to the pavilion early to secure the spot and for cooking! Thanks Coach Brooks for setting up the cx course. George, thanks for transporting the ramps. To the many folks who helped set up and break down...thank you, too! ...

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Thanks Jaime Kraz! It was a lot of fun -- great work putting it all together!

It was awesome, relaxing, exhilarating... can’t wait for the next one when I can defend my long jump champion of the world title! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿคฃ

Brian Holdt if all the stage one members come in needing suspension rebuilds don’t blame me ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿš€

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Stage 1 picnic! ...

2 weeks ago

Stage 1 Cycling Team

Stage 1 representing! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ...

Stage 1 representing! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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Jaime Kraz please use this as your profile pic <3

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2 weeks ago

Stage 1 Cycling Team

In the interest of safety, due to the threat of severe thunderstorms, we are postponing this weeks race until August 21. We will see everyone next Wednesday in Andover at the regularly scheduled time. Any registrations from today's race will be applied to August 21. ...

2 weeks ago

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Great job kids! ...

Great job kids!

Impromptu retirement celebration (Stage 1 style) today at Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. for our friend, teammate, and shipmate, @Josh Pennington. Thanks to @Anthony Vecca, Jaime & Todd Kraz, and the great folks at FOC for making it a great day. ...

Impromptu retirement celebration (Stage 1 style) today at Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. for our friend, teammate, and shipmate, @Josh Pennington. Thanks to @Anthony Vecca, Jaime & Todd Kraz, and the great folks at FOC for making it a great day.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Post FOC food...YUM!!!

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Thanks Stage 1 Cycling Team, it was a great afternoon that my family and I enjoyed so much!! Wonderful memories!

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Attention Stage 1 members - do you know the club has a newly formed social committee? Do you want to be a part of it? Please contact Jaime Kraz.

One of our first orders of business is to plan monthly weekend social rides such as rides historically done on the Airline Trail to places such as Fresca and Willi Brew. We want to hear from YOU, our members about other fun ideas. For members who live in other parts of the state, please don't be shy, let us know if you have a ride and a restaurant that you'd love to share with the club.
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Props to Brooks "Soft Pedal" Nablo who stuck his toe in the road racing waters today for the very first time at the El Fuego Criterium in Plainville. (First non-trainng race anyway.) How'd he do? How do you think? The kid is a bike savant... Glad he's on our side!

#nuthinwrongwithroadracing
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Props to Brooks Soft Pedal Nablo who stuck his toe in the road racing waters today for the very first time at the El Fuego Criterium in Plainville. (First non-trainng race anyway.) Howd he do? How do you think? The kid is a bike savant... Glad hes on our side!

#nuthinwrongwithroadracing

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Congrats Brooks Nablo. Great racing out there.

Awesomeness right there!!!

Yeah! Congrats Brooks!

Thanks everyone, maayyyybeeee I’ll do it again some time ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿค™๐Ÿป

Congrats brooks !

That’s my boy ๐Ÿ™„ Way to go! So proud of you.

Nice! Congrats! Taco recovery ride this afternoon? ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿน

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4 weeks ago

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Something fun to watch... ๐Ÿ™‚

Important lesson: always check your chain tension if you're riding an SS bike, and wear a helmet with good coverage like a Giant Rail. I typically wear my road helmet in XC races and there's just not enough coverage. Had worn my Rail, I probably would have spared myself the shiner and I may have been able to get back into the action.
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4 weeks ago

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You like tacos and bikes? Of course you do!Two fun events coming up:
Wednesday night: Stage 1 Cycling Team presents the Wednesday Night Bike Fights short track mountain bike racing, 530PM start, at the Pumpkintown U.S.A. race course across from Paul's & Sandy's Too. If you've ever considered racing bikes, this is a great event to try - fun, low-stress, low-cost! Come on out and bring a friend this Wednesday evening! And yes, the weather is supposed to be great! Note that this is part of a four event series, two in EH and two in Andover sponsored by our friends at Expo Wheelmen and Manchester Cycle Shop. Details at
www.bikereg.com/andoverbelltown-bike-fights1

Second, this Sunday 7/28 we'll be making a TACO RUN to Fresca Tequila Bar & Grill in Colchester. It is a 16 mile ride each way, with about 14 miles of that being AirLine Trail miles. (There is also a 7 mile trail plus 5 mile road shorter version, but you're on your own for that.) We'll have a casual crew leaving at 200, and a faster crew leaving at 245 with an estimated arrival at Fresca at 4PM. Happy hour starts when we arrive! Details to follow... RSVP please!
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You like tacos and bikes?  Of course you do!
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