Results & Photos for the ABD Indoor TT#3 Are Posted!

Thanks to the 231 Riders who signed up to take a crack at the 10k Flat TT course, and props to the ABD Volunteers who kept the show running smoothly and even ahead of schedule at times!

Thanks to KC from Trek, Al from S.O.S. and David from Sidi for their support as well!

Profile Design Raffle Winner: Ed Hoffmann
Sigma Sport Raffle Winner: Krystian Pac

Round #4 on March 4th is just 12 days Away - head on over to Active.com to sign up today!

Congratulations to our 3 Fastest Men's & Women's Times of the day, and KBS/Medifast rider Reid Mumford on a new fastest time of 2007!

10k Times:
1. Reid Mumford Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast 13:47.67
2. Brian Dobes The Bike Shop 14:21.91
3. Dan Verner Team Mack 14:24.99
*Ryan Baumann, ABD & Reid Mumford, Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast were the next fastest men.

1. Susan Peithman ABD 15:55.25
2. Jessica Prinner ABD 16:50.52
3. Jennifer Scharf VisionQuest 16:53.67

Junior 5k Times:
1. Aaron Harrison XXX Racing-Athletico 8:55.00 Fastest AM-15-5k ever!
2. Graham Clark ABD 9:49.48
2. Konrad Witt ABD 9:54.00

1. Kristina Crane ICCC 12:53.00
2. Larkin Dickson Multisport Madness Kids 13:26.00
CycleOps Fluids For Sale!

Prairie Path Cycles is selling 10, 2007 model CycleOps Fluid Trainers used for indoor TT's 2, 3 & 4 with a Mat & front wheel block for $249 each - that's a retail value of $399!

E-mail ebert@abdcycling.com to reserve yours and take it home after TT #4!


Registration is open for the remaining events in the series, go to www.ABDcycling.com for more details.

The 2007 Indoor Time Trial Series features over $3,000 in overall and daily cash and prizes, including the return of the Fastest Men and Women Challenge - $50, $30, and $20 to the three fastest men and women of the day. Plus, all participants are eligible for the Profile equipment raffle at each event.

Best Flat Time + Best Rolling Time + Outdoor TT Time qualify for overall prizes.
Best flat AND rolling time of the indoor events goes towards MATTS and ROTY points.

Normal entry fees are $22 a race for adults, $12 for Juniors.
Second race of the day is $17 for seniors, $10 for Juniors.

The remaining 2007 ABD Cycle Club Time Trial Series Dates are:

TT #4 - SUN, Mar. 4th - ROLLING 10k @ WMS featuring LeMond Bikes
SERIES FINALE - SUN, April 1st: John Fraser Memorial Outdoor TT in Maple Park(map)


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Sarah Tillotson checks in from ID via NZ & CA


Greetings from...where am I these days, New Zealand, California, no- Boise, Idaho. After a lovely three months living the good life in New Zealand this past November to January I shuttled back over the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco for a couple days of acclimation before heading up to St. Helena in Napa Valley to celebrate, I mean train, with this year's Colavita/Sutter Homes presented by Cooking Light men's and women's team. After ten days of living it up in Napa, getting spoiled by the generous folks at Sutter Homes, I have moved to Boise for at least the duration of the 2007 season. For the first time this winter I am now seeing snow and feeling cold, I of course cannot complain as I did manage to avoid the bulk of the winter season and will head back to California by the beginning of March to race the first circuit of NRC races with what promises to be an incredibly strong Colavita/Sutter Homes women's team.

New Zealand was a really positive experience and provided an ideal setting to put in more winter training then I have in previous years. For the most part I spent long days doing nothing but getting lost in the rural settings outside the small town of Cambridge. For a visual watch this little known indie flick called Lord of the Rings. Much of the Shire shots were from the area that I spent most of of my time exploring. A friend came over from the States in December and we ventured down to the South Island where the scenery is much more dramatic with the intention of touring the island by bike. He unfortunately was harboring chronic fatigue syndrome and my bullying him onto his bicycle didn't help his condition much. In the end we went with the more sensible solution and rented a vehicle, threw the bikes in the back and drove the route, riding when we stopped. It was quite memorable, great for training, and a trip I would highly recommend to anyone who has the slightest interest. The rest of my time was spent working at a cafe, helping in the garden, collecting the daily eggs from our chickens, enjoying Kiwi bbq's on the finer evenings, riding around town on my little scooter trying to stay on the left hand side of the road and being as useful as possible to my host family. Though not at my own home, it was still great down time in between race seasons.

As you may have seen announced on Cyclingnews a while back, this year's Colavita/Sutter Homes team is registered as a UCI team. This means we will be ranked internationally, not just nationally. What that also means is that our team will start to incorporate a broader scope and higher level of races into our calendar including World Cup events and the women's Tour of Italy. It's an amazing opportunity to be on this team at this stage in its development. My teammates include two National Champions and some of the finest climbers I have ever seen. After riding alongside and sometimes behind these women I am anxious to see how the season pans out. We definitely have the talent to dominate North American racing and with the support of the management company, Team Sports, a professional staff of soigneurs and mechanics and generous, enthusiastic sponsors we have the infrastructure to support our efforts.

For the record, the men's team is looking pretty flash(New Zealand term) too. So for those of you who keep an eye on results, I think you should see us near the top on an regular basis. For those of you who are more like me and tend not to keep up with the sport on a daily basis, I will drop a line to let you know what's going on out there. Four members of the women's team will be in Australia in a couple of weeks and the rest of us will start up in California the first weekend of March. Until then, I wish you happy and successful indoor time trialing.


Bryce Mead slated to race the Tour of California!

> Friends, and Family.
> Greetings, many of you by now know that I have sign a Pro
> contract with Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team.
> www.jellybellycycling.com
> Two weeks ago I left for our first training camp, and during
> that time I was selected for the biggest race in U.S. Tour of
> California, which starts this coming Sunday Feb 18-25.
> www.tourofcalifornia.com
> This race will be on T.V. The Versus channel (once called
> OLN) will be airing the coverage at night Feb 18-25 check your
> local listings. You can also follow the race live online @
> www.cyclingnews.com.

This race will have teams like Discovery
> Channel and CSC there, along with Jelly Belly.
> I do have free samples of Jelly Belly's at the shop so come in
> and get a taste. I also will have the new Sport Bean's in the
> shop for when you need a little extra boost during your workouts.
> Thanks for your continued support.
> Bryce Mead


Sigma Sport Sponsors ABD for 2007

Sigma Sport will be the official cycling computer and heart rate monitor of the ABD Cycle Club in 2007! Sigma will provide ABD's Elite Team with the 1606L DTS wireless computer w/cadence and PC-15 heart rate monitors, and is proud to offer all ABD'ers special pricing on the entire line of Sigma products.

In addition, Sigma Sport USA representative Jason Wagner will be on hand at the final ABD Indoor TT at Winfield Middle School on March 4th for product demonstrations, a discussion on the benefits of training with heart rate, and offering special event pricing to all participants that day!


Prairie Path Cycles to Open New Store in Batavia!

Congratulations to Prairie Path Cycles, both the figurative and literal home of the ABD Cycling Club! Prairie Path Cycles has just announced the addition of another location right on the Fox River Trail in Batavia, Illinois! Follow their progress at www.PrairiePathCycles.com !


ABD'ers Rock the Indoor TT's!

I just wanted to give a shout out to all the ABD'ers who are flying out of the gates this year with great results at the indoor TT:

Susan Peithman & Jessi Prinner were the two fastest women this past weekend, following on the heels of Susan & Maya Tubic's great times in TT#1!

- Actually, all of the ABD women are off to a great start with Katie Chaddock, Joy Houser, Gina Kenny, Donna Maday, Allison Moe, Jenny Cerwin, Vicki Heck and Irene Pang all riding to top 5 results.

- The future looks bright with young riders Graham Clark, Konrad Witt, MJ Redlich and Joseph Glinka all taking podium spots in a quickly growing AM15-5k class. 

- ABD Juniors Alex Bowden, Alex Billingsley and Theo Quednau look very strong, with just one second separating Billingsley and Quednau in the current overall standings!

- The "fast" gene must run in the families, as Ken Glinka and Ted Quedna, Sr. have both posted top 5's in the CM40-49 category!

- It's good to have Big Tom Pedrick back and his 4th place finish in the CM50+ at the first TT.

- Speaking of Tom's, check out Tom Egan's smokin' time to take the AM60+ category at TT1, followed by Bill Kallas - who's taken 2nd at both of the TT's.

Pat Murphy has won his category at both of the TT's, and we'd expect no less!

Rob Jungels is riding strong in both the 30+ and AM1/2 categories with top 3 finishes in both.

- New Elite Team rider Ryan Baumann did us proud this last Sunday with a 14:34 - the only rider to come within 10 seconds of one of the "Druber monster's" times.

Jim Flechsig uncorked a great ride this past Sunday to actually beat his flat 10k time by one second and place 4th in the AM4 category.

It's going to be fun to see who steps up at TT#3 and TT#4, which are only separated by two weeks!

2007 LeMond Bikes Program for ABD Juniors!

ABD, Prairie Path CyclesLeMond Bikes are proud to announce a special Program open to ABD Junior riders in 2007!

Qualifying ABD Juniors will receive a LeMond Tourmalet Frame & Bontrager Carbon Fork* (complete bike pictured here) at the manufacturers cost.

In order to qualify, riders must be a current ABD member in good standing and submit a brief essay of their cycling goals for 2007 and beyond.  Essays must be submitted to ebert@abdcycling.com by next Friday, February 9th @ 9AM.