Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Spanning 4 days, the camp consisted of some of those long rainy rides that ensure team bonding, but we also got some nice sunny days in--everyone's fitness appears to be coming along well.
We had an interesting run-in with some locals way out in the middle of nowhere who were dragging a fallen tree off of the road. The following exchange took place (note: this is an unedited, verbatim transcript):
Rand: "Hi, how are you? Do you mind stopping [dragging the tree] while we sneak past?"
Crazy Man: "Yeah. Sure. But while you're here, let me tell you something." [Redneck begins slowly stepping towards me menacingly] "You bike riders are so stupid out here. I've put more bicyclists in the hospital than you've got fingers!"
Crazy Man: "You aint gonna like it when we KILL you." [Keep in mind these guys have chainsaws].
Rand: "Nope...uh...you're right."
Crazy Man: "Let me tell you...you guys are so stupid, you got a DEGREE in STUPID!"
Rand: "Yes sir...now I am gonna go."
Somehow we avoided dismemberment, but it was quite a surreal experience. The rest of the rides were relatively uneventful and fun.
Most importantly, everyone had a great time and got to know one-another better. The team is always a very serious bunch (as you can see clearly in these photos):
Keith Williams of Williams Wheels drove his truck as a support vehicle, and we kept him busy with flats and other mechanicals. Special thanks to him!
Looking forward to an exciting season with a talented group of riders...we will update the blog weekly throughout the remainder of the season, so stay tuned!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Following a successful 2008 season, the Webcor/AltoVelo racing team is expanding its Elite Amateur Men's team for the upcoming 2009 season. The core of last year's Pro/1/2 team remains intact, and will be bolstered by additions to the roster.
For the 2009 season, the Elite Amateur Men's team will be divided into a National-level "NRC Squad" that will be focused on larger National Racing Calendar (NRC) events all around the United States. Another part of the team will be the "Regional Squad" that will focus on rider development and in-district racing.The roster for the "NRC Squad" for 2009 will consist of returning riders James Badia, Fabrice Dubost, Rob MacNeill, Rand Miller and Ryan Prsha. They will be joined by new additions Brian Bucholz (from Kelly Benefit Strategies Pro), Justin Fraga (from BPG/Montano Velo) and Ryan Parnes (from Metromint).
Roster and Photos coming soon!
In addition, we will soon be uploading all race reports to this site.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Webcor was well represented throughout the race with Rob MacNeill, Rand Miller, Ryan Prsha and Jono Coulter being involved in breakaway efforts and Graham Simpson, Chris Crawford, Bo Hebestreit and Jan Diemont also contributing.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Jono Coulter was the top finisher at San Ardo RR, scoring 18th in a fast race.
Go to www.wavelite.blogspot.com for details.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The race was won by current California Giant Strawberries rider Ken Hanson, while James and Rand finished strongly after the 100km slugfest to both finish in the main peleton in the dash to the line. Visit http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2008/aug08/USPROcrit08/?id=results/USPROcrit084 for the official race report.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
You can read Fabrice's full account of his maiden USA victory at the Webcor AV Elite blogspot: