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6th Annual Kit-up n’ Chat Ride 2013

It’s back!!  The 6th Annual Kit-up n’ Chat ride for all area women racers and enthusiasts on October 12 at 9:00 am! Hosted by  Project 5 Racing and Chicago Winter Bike Swap.  Start of the ride is from Twin Lakes Park (150 W. 59th St) on 59th Street just west of Cass Ave in Westmont. [...]

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Join us for the Ladies Kit Up and Chat Ride on Oct 20, 2012

Project 5 Racing and Chicago Winter Bike Swap will host their 5th Annual Kit-up n’ Chat ride for all area women’s racers and enthusiasts on October 20 At 9:00 am! Start of the ride is from Twin Lakes Park (150 W. 59th St) on 59th Street just west of Cass Ave in Westmont. We will [...]

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Tour of Galena – June 8-11, 2012

XXX put on a fantastic week-end of interesting racing out in the hills of Galena. Put this omnium into your race calendar for next year. It will challenge you – and isn’t that one of the reasons we race? Friday, Circuit Race: 6 laps of a 7mi course. Those of us on the line knew [...]

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Lake Bluff NCC Crit – June 1, 2012

My first NCC racing experience. Yes, I am totally intimidated. Names I only read about, faces I only see in magazines are rolling around the Lake Bluff neighborhood. My belly is flopping. Once the course is opened for the women, I quickly take my perch at the staging area to improve my start position. The [...]

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Memorial Day Iowa Race Week-end – May 26-28, 2012

Three cool venues, three very different courses… Snake Alley – scaling the street once hailed as the crookedest street in America (yes, beating out that one in San Francisco!), Melon City – a wide, smooth course around a beautiful park with its signature speed bump at the bottom of the loop, and Quad Cities – [...]

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Fox River Omnium, May 19-20, 2012

What a fabulous race week-end in Chicago! Psi-Met partnered with Rythym Racing to put together two races – the flattish Elgin course on Saturday with the always exciting Fox River Grove Norge Ski Jump hilly course on Sunday. Rolling up to the line for the Elgin race, the familiar butterflies were jumping around in my [...]

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

ABR Single Bong TT – May 6, 2012

American Bike Racing (ABR) puts on some nice events – it’s like a picnic with friends. Well, at least when the weather cooperates. Sunday wasn’t quite picnic weather – not even close. Pascale and I arrived at the race site, shivering as we shuttled to/from the registration building. We hopped on the trainers positioning ourselves [...]

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Matt @ NATs

  Best of luck Matt.  

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Joe Martin Stage Race, April 28 and 29, 2012

(Pictured here: Beth Christiansen, Elise Kikis, Sandra Samman, Leah Sanda, Francine Haas, Cathy Frampton, Sue Semaszczuk and Kelli Richter) A gentle breeze… that might be the best description of the impact I had on the 35th Joe Martin Stage Race (JM) this year. 7 other women racers from the Chicago area took the 10hr+ drive to Fayetteville, Arkansas, more [...]

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

P5 Tripple Threat @ the 2012 Easter Ride

JD, Tim Sullivan and “Monster” Mike Byrnes hooked up on April 29th to take part in the annual Easter Ride. Good weather, smooth roads and a group of 5 other strong riders made for a perfect day on the bike. The ride was capped off with a post ride meal of egg salad sandwiches and [...]

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012