Race Type: Criterium
Conditions: Sunny, 45 degrees, and slightly breezy
Riders Representing: Beth Bonilla, Victoria Hanks, Andrea Wagner, Dana Hanchin, Jen Rhodes, Kimberly Zubris, Patty Buerkle, and Sophia Lee
The Philadelphia Naval Yard Criterium course was a flat, 6-corner, and 0.9 mile lap. The Women’s 1/2/3 field completed 22 laps in the 20 mile race. There was a small break in the beginning of the race, but Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom helped to bring the pack back together. A few counter-attacks were attempted until one break of six riders stuck. Kimberly Zubris of Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom worked in the pace line of this winning break and finished 5th. In the field, the Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom riders helped to keep the pace fairly fast. Victoria Hanks of Peanut Butter & Co. Human zoom was then able to position herself behind the lead-out train of the Fearless Femme Powered by Pure Energy team and finished 4th in the field sprint (10th overall).
Kimberly Zubris: 5th
Victoria Hanks: 10th
Patty Buerkle: 12th
Beth Bonilla: 15th
Andrea Wagner: 18th
Jen Rhodes: DNF
Dana Hanchin: DNF
Sophia Lee: DNF
Race Type: Criterium
Race Type: Road Race
Conditions: Sunny and 35 degrees
Riders Representing: Kimberly Zubris, Jennifer Rhodes
On Saturday, March 30th, Peanut Butter & Co Human Zoom were representing at the Salisbury Road Race. The course rolled through a 6.3-mile circuit in beautiful Lancaster County, PA. The finishing section boasted a long straightaway that led into a wall of a climb, followed immediately by the finish line. Given the strength of the field, teammates Kim Z. and Jen R. thought it likely that either the race would be decided on the wall during the final sprint or a small group would break away. With this in mind, Kim and Jen were vigilant to maintain good positions throughout the race and not expend too much energy, even while setting the pace. Going into the finishing section the group was intact, but became obstructed by a gigantic tractor chugging along towards the wall as well as an oncoming car. Kim and Jen managed to safely maneuver through the traffic, and Kim rocketed up the climb to finish 3rd and Jen placed 14th on the day.
Saturday, March 30 granted us beautiful sunny skies and affable temperatures for a lovely, hellishly long group ride through the beautiful roads of Hunterdon, NJ. Right in the first wave of riders were Kristine Church, Dana Hanchin, Beth Bonilla, Victoria Hanks, Sarah Grogan, Maria Dziembowska, Erin Mascelli, Lauren Festa, Julia Lonchar, Bayly Dipiloto, Stacie Freymann, Laura Hellenthal, Sophia Lee, as well as various friends and family all pumped for the great day of riding to come. :D
Jen and Kim still smiling after 22 chilly, wet miles!Race Type: Road Race
Conditions: Snow flurries, sleet and rain, mid-30’s
Riders Representing: Jennifer Rhodes, Kimberly Zubris
On Saturday, March 16th, Peanut Butter & Co Human Zoom teammates Jennifer Rhodes and Kimberly Zubris lined up for the Women 3/4 race at the Strasburg Road Race. Strasburg is located in Lancaster County, PA and the course featured rolling hills on picturesque country roads in the style of a European kemesse.
Victoria, Andrea, Julia and Dana at the start line for the TTTRace type: Team Time Trial and Circuit
Course: 6.5 mile circuit with 2 climbs
Conditions: 30-40 deg with rain, sleet, and snow
Riders: Beth Bonilla, Patty Buerkle, Bayly DiPilato, Sarah Grogan, Dana Hanchin, Victoria Hanks, Sophia Lee, Julia Lonchar, Brenea Mitchell, Caitlin Thompson, Andrea Wagner
Peanut Butter and Co./Human Zoom entered two teams into the team time trial. Team A included Dana, Victoria, Julia and Andrea. Team B included Bayly, Sarah, Sophia and Caitlin. Competing primarily against men, the teams finished 6th and 8th.
In the Women's Intro, Bayly won the sprint for the team's first victory of the year. Brenea was 5th after a quick stop to fix her dropped chain.