Stage 1 Cycling Team

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1 day ago

Stage 1 Cycling Team

Stage 1 is proud to offer Rex the Wonder Dog a fully sponsored position on the Elite Team. We were planning on offering that spot to Brooks Nablo, but the voting was unanimous in favor of the dog. πŸ˜† ...

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As much as I wish you had chosen me for that spot, I totally agree!

You gotta admit, the dog has better hair also

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4 days ago

Stage 1 Cycling Team

This video came out a while ago but there are few things I enjoy watching more than Danny MacAskill ride. Such a great video! ...

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Fun video, amazing stunts! Are all of those are real?? Backward somersaults? Over rooftops?!

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Give this a look! All kinds of good ideas and fun. πŸ™‚

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKfXQTgveLY
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2 weeks ago

Stage 1 Cycling Team

A great start to the day at Cheshire! ...

A great start to the day at Cheshire!

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Clean sweep!

That's Awesome!

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Hey team, wondering how many folks plan to be hanging and heckling all day tomorrow. The team chef πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ has no power right now so we will need to do something different for the normal chow . Super stoked as always! www.bikereg.com/44486 ...

Hey team, wondering how many folks plan to be hanging and heckling all day tomorrow. The team chef πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ has no power right now so we will need to do something different for the normal chow . Super stoked as always! https://www.bikereg.com/44486

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I have power. You can use my kitchen if I can eat!!

We should be. If you need something let us know. Be happy to help!

I have power. Chef is welcome at my house. Gives me an excuse to leave work early

Unfortunately we missed the window, pork needed to get started early this AM in order for it to be cooked, cooled, shredded...but thank you! One suggestion is to get some 30" grinders from Big Y. They are pretty good and affordable. Thoughts??

We're scratching the pulled pork and going to bring sausage and peppers πŸ™‚

Do you know if Brian Holdt will bring the warming tray and sternos?

I'll be just there for the racing. Hope everyone gets there power back soon. We are out as well. Happy to report I charged my Di2 a few days ago!

Woble’s will be there. We still have no power and ever source does not have an estimated fix time yet. We will bring something to share.

I'll be doing my best to photograph the heckling!

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Ladies and Gentlemen -- Behold! Forged by the gods, old and new, in the Forest of Fangorn in Middle-earth -- I present to you the Great & Magical Grails of the Connecticut Series of Cross! Look not too long upon them, for they carry great strength and will bend the minds of men and women alike. For those distinguished adult riders who stand upon the podium at the conclusion of the CT Series, you will earn one of these majestic drinking vessels.

Train hard, ride fast, suffer greatly and ye shall be rewarded for your efforts!

Three races remain - Cheshire Cross, KMC, and Bishop's Orchard. Don't miss your chance at immortality!

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Ladies and Gentlemen -- Behold! Forged by the gods, old and new, in the Forest of Fangorn in Middle-earth -- I present to you the Great & Magical Grails of the Connecticut Series of Cross!  Look not too long upon them, for they carry great strength and will bend the minds of men and women alike. For those distinguished adult riders who stand upon the podium at the conclusion of the CT Series, you will earn one of these majestic drinking vessels. 

Train hard, ride fast, suffer greatly and ye shall be rewarded for your efforts! 

Three races remain - Cheshire Cross, KMC, and Bishops Orchard.  Dont miss your chance at immortality!

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2 weeks ago

Stage 1 Cycling Team

A huge thanks to Brian Holdt, Kate Brown Lmt, and everyone at AirLine Cycles. They came to Brodie CX this morning and set up all the support tents for the team, and then stayed through the very last race of the day in pouring rain, mud, and cold conditions! None of this happens without them!

There are some great shops in New England, but I'm not aware of any that show up at 10 CX races throughout the season with three tents, food, heaters, mechanical support, and a cheering section that can't be beat. Brian and Kate do that for every member of our team, from junior cat 5s to Pro 1/2/3s. We have so much to be thankful for! (Mucho thanks too for all the S1 club members who also offer so much help!)

Shop AirLine and please tell everyone you know to do the same πŸ™‚#Truth
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A huge thanks to Brian Holdt, Kate Brown Lmt, and everyone at AirLine Cycles. They came to Brodie CX this morning and set up all the support tents for the team, and then stayed through the very last race of the day in pouring rain, mud, and cold conditions! None of this happens without them! 

There are some great shops in New England, but Im not aware of any that show up at 10 CX races throughout the season with three tents, food, heaters, mechanical support, and a cheering section that cant be beat. Brian and Kate do that for every member of our team, from junior cat 5s to Pro 1/2/3s. We have so much to be thankful for! (Mucho thanks too for all the S1 club members who also offer so much help!)

Shop AirLine and please tell everyone you know to do the same :-)

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Absolutely, just got some more kit.....

Who is Kate Brown Lmt???

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There were so many great photos from this past weekends #Belltown CX race. I think this is one of my favorites right here! So much going on in this picture! Thanks to Fabian Esponda for sharing. I've got to hand it to the Laurel Bicycle Club - they know how to get down and have a great time on bikes! I'm not sure who the photographer is (Peter Blake Photo?) ...

There were so many great photos from this past weekends #Belltown CX race. I think this is one of my favorites right here! So much going on in this picture!  Thanks to Fabian Esponda for sharing. Ive got to hand it to the Laurel Bicycle Club - they know how to get down and have a great time on bikes! Im not sure who the photographer is (Peter Blake Photo?)

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Wait, someone from Laurel Bicycle Club actually rode on something other than a mountain bike?!? πŸ€ͺ

If you look closely, you can see that Fabian Esponda is leaning in to the left so he can hear "Disco Inferno" by the Traamps better. A lot of guys can ride bikes fast but few can do it while focusing on the music.

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To all Belltown Racers! A huge thank you! Please check your email, as we've invited you to offer your feedback on the race.

A couple important notes:

I (Rob) made a mistake during the awards ceremony and neglected to do a stand-alone Cat 4 podium. My bad! I would like to recognize and congratulate 1st place - Adam Wesolowski, 2nd place - George Ives, and 3rd place - Mike Marques. We will get you gents your prizes and perhaps a belated podium at Brodie.

All results are available on www.crossresults.com/race/9427 and they are also posted to USAC, though for some reason USAC has our results listed under my name "Rob Stiles." Weird.

As mentioned, we partnered with Peter Blake Photography to provide free race photos for all of our attendees. Peter took approximately 3200 photos and hopefully he got a great one of you. You can see all the photos here: clients.peterblakephoto.com/belltowncx2019/

All around good guy Jeff Cote was also on scene taking pictures and he got a ton of great shots from the junior races. You can see those here: www.facebook.com/jeff.cote.7/media_set?set=a.10220503054669869&type=3

Things we're already working on for next year: (1) A clearly marked medical support area staffed throughout the race. We had medical available, but in the two instances we needed it, it took time to track down. (2) More bathrooms (we heard you loud and clear!). (3) Other food options -- it's not easy to get food trucks out there, but we're working on it. (4) We're looking to extend our race to two days next year. (5) We're also looking at incorporating a bike swap into the event. Stay tuned!

Thanks so much again on behalf of the entire STAGE 1 Cycling Crew and our fantastic sponsors: AirLine Cycles (airlinecycles.com/); DJ George D (www.dickersonmusic.com/about.html); Fat Orange Cat Brewery (fatorangecatbrewco.com/); Skratch Labs (www.skratchlabs.com); and Paul's and Sandy's Too Garden Center (paulsandsandys.com/); and Scott's Yankee Farmer (scottsyankeefarmer.net/). PLEASE, Please, please, be sure to send these folks your love and business. They make it all possible!

If you have other thoughts and comments, please feel free to contact us at STAGE1Cycling@gmail.com. You can (and should) also follow us on Facebook to see what hijinks we're up to next. We welcome all-comers at STAGE 1. Please come ride with us! No resumes necessary -- just bring a good attitude and a desire to have fun on a bike.

Have the best possible CX season and see you in spring for the ever epic Belltown Throwdown MTB race!
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To all Belltown Racers!  A huge thank you!  Please check your email, as weve invited you to offer your feedback on the race.

A couple important notes: 

I (Rob) made a mistake during the awards ceremony and neglected to do a stand-alone Cat 4 podium.  My bad!  I would like to recognize and congratulate 1st place - Adam Wesolowski, 2nd place - George Ives, and 3rd place - Mike Marques. We will get you gents your prizes and perhaps a belated podium at Brodie. 

All results are available on https://www.crossresults.com/race/9427 and they are also posted to USAC, though for some reason USAC has our results listed under my name Rob Stiles. Weird. 

As mentioned, we partnered with Peter Blake Photography to provide free race photos for all of our attendees.  Peter took approximately 3200 photos and hopefully he got a great one of you. You can see all the photos here: https://clients.peterblakephoto.com/belltowncx2019/ 

All around good guy Jeff Cote was also on scene taking pictures and he got a ton of great shots from the junior races. You can see those here: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.cote.7/media_set?set=a.10220503054669869&type=3

Things were already working on for next year: (1) A clearly marked medical support area staffed throughout the race. We had medical available, but in the two instances we needed it, it took time to track down. (2) More bathrooms (we heard you loud and clear!). (3) Other food options -- its not easy to get food trucks out there, but were working on it.  (4) Were looking to extend our race to two days next year. (5) Were also looking at incorporating a bike swap into the event.  Stay tuned!

Thanks so much again on behalf of the entire STAGE 1 Cycling Crew and our fantastic sponsors:  AirLine Cycles (https://airlinecycles.com/); DJ George D (http://www.dickersonmusic.com/about.html); Fat Orange Cat Brewery (https://fatorangecatbrewco.com/); Skratch Labs (https://www.skratchlabs.com); and Pauls and Sandys Too Garden Center (https://paulsandsandys.com/); and Scotts Yankee Farmer (https://scottsyankeefarmer.net/).  PLEASE, Please, please, be sure to send these folks your love and business. They make it all possible!

If you have other thoughts and comments, please feel free to contact us at STAGE1Cycling@gmail.com.  You can (and should) also follow us on Facebook to see what hijinks were up to next.  We welcome all-comers at STAGE 1.  Please come ride with us! No resumes necessary -- just bring a good attitude and a desire to have fun on a bike. 

Have the best possible CX season and see you in spring for the ever epic Belltown Throwdown MTB race!

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Our favorite survey comment so far: "I was good. I pooped before even showing up, so the bathroom wasn’t even an issue."

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The Muddy Mayhem juniors in action at Belltown CX! ...

Events like our cyclocross race could not happen with out the countless volunteers. Thank you to those who put in hours of work allowing others to race.πŸ™πŸ»πŸ₯° ...

Events like our cyclocross race could not happen with out the countless volunteers. Thank you to those who put in hours of work allowing others to race.πŸ™πŸ»πŸ₯°Image attachment

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Yes, the event was awesome, many thanks to all involved in making Sunday’s race a success!

Team work makes dream work

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Note the steeze at 6 seconds in to this clip from today's P123 men's race #belltowncx! Well done Brooks! ...

And the CAT 3/4’s are off! ...

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This course was super fun. Kudos to the track crew!

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3 weeks ago

Stage 1 Cycling Team

2019 Belltown "Disco Cross" is in the books! we have a lot of people to thank and we will definitely do all that as the dust settles :-). In the meantime enjoy a few pics from the day. ...

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Such an awesome day and fun course!!!!

Fantastic race!

Agreed, great race and course!! Thank you! 🀘

Amazing job. Course was great and so well organized! Thanks πŸ™

I got a few decent photos, and bunch of meh ones, of the little jump during the fat bike race. photos.app.goo.gl/VguVrJGZTRSd8KW97

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3 weeks ago

Stage 1 Cycling Team

GAME ON! Belltown CX is here! Are you ready to take on the Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. "Litter Box"?!? ...

GAME ON! Belltown CX is here! Are you ready to take on the Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. Litter Box?!?

The course is setup and ready to go! Ya'll are in for a treat! What's our course like? We shot this video around midday today and it's about 95% of what you can expect tomorrow.

Enjoy!

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Lovin' the steeze!

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