2017 Founders Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race – A Wet, Wild, Cold, and Muddy Time!

Dwight, Dave and DaveKnown as the world’s largest gravel bicycle road race, the Founders Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race attracts several thousand racers for an early start on the 2017 racing season. If you’re not familiar with the event, Wikipedia even has a page on the event (yeah, we had no idea either). Anyway, as you’ll see from the event updates from a few of our WSI Cycling crew, they were all pretty happy to be done when they came across the finish line! Great job everyone… Continue reading “2017 Founders Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race – A Wet, Wild, Cold, and Muddy Time!”

The Battle of Waterloo… the 50k Version

While several WSI Cycling team members were getting ready to the west side of the state for the Melting Man, first-year team member Laura Stuchell got an early start on on the weekend of racing and headed east for some gravel road fun. This was the second year for the Waterloo Grit and Gravel 50k road race, staging and starting from the Waterloo State Park near Jackson. It’s a 50k and 100k race on about 90% gravel. The first 12 miles are very hilly with rollers thereafter. It’s very well run (Epic Races) and the number of participants increased from its inception last year. Continue reading “The Battle of Waterloo… the 50k Version”

Swapping the Cycling Shoes for Running Shoes

WinterBlast 2017Winterblast Half Marathon (Portage, Michigan) 2/26/17 The 5th annual Winterblast half marathon started off warmer than many of the previous races had. The sun helped tame the 18 degree feel-like temperatures a bit. Approximately 800 runners participated in the 5k, 10k and half marathon races this year. This was my 5th year running the half marathon. It’s a great event because it’s close to home and you see many familiar and friendly faces throughout the day. Continue reading “Swapping the Cycling Shoes for Running Shoes”

Eric’s 2017 Fat Fest Race Report

Held at the Binder Park Golf Course in Battle Creek, MI, the 2017 Fat Fest Relays was the first race for me of the season. While I’d been on the fat bike several times over the winter enjoying an entirely new type of riding, this would be the maiden “race voyage” for me. I was excited that teammates Dwight Denisiuk and Katie Bridges also decided to get out and race, so WSI Cycling had a good showing for the day. Continue reading “Eric’s 2017 Fat Fest Race Report”