I finally put it together and came up with the W. Vernon Hills had a relatively small field with really only Rhythm and South Chicago Wheelmen represented. This meant we needed to be aggressive from the gun or risk getting stuck chasing moves. Sure enough, Eric got in a three person move early on that [...]
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Back in August Rhythm Racing’s John Wolters took “The Win” at the Cherry Roubaix in Traverse City, MI. Check out John’s visual race report!
Road Race: A guy from Lindenwood got off the front in the first couple minutes. I was pretty active early on, and then I realized we had 80 miles and thought to myself: “WTF am I doing?” My first few attempts were unsuccessful. But after we hit the feed zone for the first time, another [...]
The Glencoe Grand Prix has it all. It is truly a national level event in our own backyard. This year the promoters even made a bunch of trading cards for the local kids to collect, which was a nice touch. A special thanks to Nikki Cyp who headed the trading card efforts and helped inflate [...]
I got a ride from team Social Czar Gajewski out to Elgin for day one of The Fox River Omnium. As we were co-promoting this race along with our sponsor Psimet, I wanted to make sure we were represented on the podium. The drive took a bit longer than normal due to some wheels being [...]
Thursday night: flying to/from Utah means I had to box my bike up, unfortunately. I hadn’t done this in about 2 years and I was definitely rusty. I took everything apart in the wrong order, and eventually ended up with only the pedals left to take off (which is the exact opposite of what you [...]
Saturday In the 4/5′s Ed, Weston and I took to the 4 corner course and raced strong. Weston took 7th, I took 10th and Ed took 11th and a couple primes. We raced a great race, but we need to figure how to organize on the last lap. I think we should have it figured [...]
Hillsboro is a race I have a lot of respect for. The rough farm roads, lack of yellow line and graveled corners require constant alertness. My past experiences have shown that there is a high likelihood that the pack will stay together through the 1st and most of the 2nd loops and positioning in the [...]
This past weekend I again raced both days: a trip to Wisconsin Saturday with teammate Ed Bagley, and Sunday a trip to Cobb Park in Kankakee with a ninja teammate (I can’t say who it is or then it’s not a ninja teammate). Team Wisconsin Spring Classic in Whitnall Park It was a dark, damp [...]
We rolled up to this race 5 deep. Big J Wolters, EJDS, Owen v. Hawk, and Ulvestad. We pulled up in the parking lot next to a car with a KS Energy rider and his Mom who was chatting us up about her cross word etc. It was a rolly ~7 mile course and we [...]
Ed Bagley, Weston Martin, and Andrew Zens Lap 1 – Rhythm sits comfortably as Hemme and Mumford push the pace on the gravel. Lap 2 – Hemme flats, Zens rolls off the front for a solo break, Weston and Ed block. Cuttin Crew dude bridges to Zens, asks: “your dudes gonna block?” Zens replies: “sure [...]
Eric Blankinship The day was pretty cold and we had 30mph winds. I could feel my legs from Leland but was feeling good on my ride that morning to the grocery store. Had a big lunch and rode over to the race course (I love being able to ride to a race!) I was sitting [...]