Sunday
Oct192014

HPCX - Jamesburg, NJ

Dennis Smith captured a great shot
of Lisa ripping it up around a turn.
Race Type: Cyclocross

Conditions: 50s - perfect cross weather

Riders Representing: Kristine Church, Lisa Most and Emma Freymann

This past Saturday and Sunday, Peanut Butter & Co Human Zoom had three riders represent at the HPCX in 3 different categories. HPCX is part of the MAC series and was also a UCI event. With such a high status it attracts some of the top riders from all over the country racing for points for nationals. The course had a great mix a climbs, run ups, and twist and turns. It was the perfect weekend to race cross if you don’t like mud. We had a total of 3 podium finishes this weekend. Our team’s junior rider Emma Freymann tore it up again and made it on the podium on Saturday with a big win. Lisa had a strong ride with two second place finishes. And Kristine was up against some very fast girls and was just happy to just finish with some of the top riders in country. Overall it was another awesome weekend of cross racing for the Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom team.

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Sunday
Oct192014

West Chester Cross Classic - West Chester, PA

Race Type: Cyclocross

Conditions: Sunny, Windy, and High in the low 50s

Riders Representing: Emma Freymann, Lindsey Hinmon, Jennifer Rhodes

On Sunday, three teammates lined up together for the third annual West Chester Cross Classic. The start went straight into a brutal headwind that would challenge these ladies in various spots throughout the race. Overall, the course had it’s fair share of twists and turns with a few fun barrier obstacles, one with a mandatory steep run-up near the start of each lap. Each lady raced hard and finished four full laps. Lindsey was happy with a 2nd place finish. Emma definitely proved her place in the pack of women with a top ten finish coming in 7th. Jennifer also finished well with a 16th place. Another great race for the Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom ladies.

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Sunday
Oct122014

Cooper River Cyclocross - Cherry Hill, NJ

Race Type: Cyclocross

Conditions:Beautiful, cool early fall day

Riders Representing: Caitlin Thompson and Emma Freymann

Caitlin and Emma both enjoyed the third annual Cooper River Cyclocross. One of their own teammates, Lara Marek, is one of the lead promoters for this Philly classic. Caitlin rode over 10 miles from Philadelphia and enjoyed the sun rising over the Delaware River as she cycled over the Ben Franklin Bridge. Caitlin raced against a strong field and was excited to challenge herself for the third year in a row on the twisty banks of Cooper River. Emma enjoyed a later start and raced in the sun of an early fall day with the Category 4 women. Emma was in a heated battle and wound up 5th, a strong showing among the adults. Everyone enjoyed the tasty food truck treats afterwards.

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Saturday
Oct112014

Whirlybird Cross – Bensalem, PA 

Muddy BFFs / teammates post-race. Race Type: Cyclocross

Conditions: Chilly, damp, and muddy

Riders Representing: Dana (McAllister) Ordons, Emma Freymann, Jennifer Rhodes, Lauren Festa, Leslie Conrad, Lindsey Hinmon and Lisa Most

Before racers even arrived at Bensalem High School on Saturday morning for the Whirlybird Cross Race, the buzz on social media was excitement for “perfect cyclocross conditions”. Everyone who had raced the earlier MAC Series races was ready for some cool temperatures (this year’s races had been on the very warm end of the spectrum), and if it meant cooler weather, most were willing to take some wet course conditions.

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Saturday
Sep062014

Nittany Lion Cross (UCI, MAC Series Race #1 and #2) - Trexlertown, PA

Dana Ordons taking one of the many sharp,
but smooth turns of the Nittany course.

Race Type: Cyclocross

Conditions:First day - hot and humid; Second day - sunny 70s

Riders Representing: Lauren Festa, Dana Ordons, Kristine Church

The first MAC series race, Nittany Lion Cross, started out with a bang in Trexlertown, PA, near the “Home of the Velodrome,” Valley Preferred Cycling Center. The first day was incredibly hot and humid, but luckily we avoided the warning of impending thunderstorms.

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