December 2013

1-2-2014 Rider Dies at Harbins Park A 60 year old mountain biker died Wednesday of apparent injuries he sustained while riding at Harbins Park in Gwinnett County. His identity has not been released. Reports said he went down on the Rim Bender trail. AJC Story.

LeDuc Admits to Doping Just go read the article. Unbelievable! Here is the original Raleigh (NC) News-Observer Article.

1-1-2014 Happy New Year!!! Resolve to ride your bike more in 2014!

Atlanta WBL NEXT Atlanta WBL ride is this Sat, Jan 4th. Come join the Atlanta Winter Bike League this Saturday for an organized group ride, where you don’t have to worry about getting dropped. A ‘true’ winter paced ride where the emphasis is NOT about speed, but how to properly ride 2-abreast, riding a straight line and safe rotations from the front. Professional coaching provided to help anyone who lacks skill/confidence, etc. Every Ride comes with SAG support vehicle and real Ride Leaders. Come see what an organized ride really looks like. Sat, Jan 4th. 9:30am roll time 3hr 20min Ride Time

12-31-2013 Masters Racer Doping David LeDuc of Willow Springs, NC has been suspended for doping per USADA. He tested positive for a steroid, rhEPO and, an amphetamine at the Masters National Championships on Sept. 6, 2013. He has accepted a 2 year suspension.

12-29-2013 Rome Winter Cross Photos Photos from Rome Winter Cross will be up at by Monday morning.

It was a little muddy at Rome Winter Cross.

Tundra TT Yes, the Tundra TT will be back on Sat., Feb. 15, 2014. Registration is open!

WBL News  Ride # 4: 1 January: Ladies Day 1 January (Wednesday): The WBL, Inc is proud to present Round 4, The Tommy Mulkey Ladies Day Jefferson Classic, a 3 hour / 60 mile trek with a LADIES ONLY SPRINT AT THE END! Points, prizes and cash for the femmes fatales. Winner also awarded date with Tommy Mulkey whether married, single, divorced, widowed or what have you! When: Saturday / 1 January Where: SUNSHINE CYCLES – downtown Athens, Time: 10 a.m. (window open), Length: 60 miles / 3 hours, Exit Route: Prince Avenue > Whitehead Road > Roberts Road > Lavender > Tallahassee, Store Stops: Jefferson (Mile 38), Pee Break: 1 hour in (Mile 20), Sprints: no intermediate sprints, Final Attack Zone (1.2 miles): Group will come in via the Jeferson River Road. Final Attack Zone will open on J River Road just below Alligator Pond. Ladies will ride uphill 400 meters and turn right on Archer Grove Road at Alligator Pond. Final sprint line is 1 mile ahead at the Pink Church (line in road). Interactive directions

4 January (Saturday): The WBL, Inc is proud to present Round 5, The Morgan Patton-Thomas Brown Wedding Day Extravaganza, a 4 hour, 15 minutes / 85 mile trek with a NON, PRO, 1, 2 ONLY SPRINT AT THE END! Points, prizes and cash for the Non, pros. You are eligible to sprint if: (1) you are not a Pro, 1 or 2; or (2) you are 35 or older or 19 and younger.
When: Saturday / 4 January, Where: SUNSHINE CYCLES – downtown Athens, Time: 10 a.m. (window open), Length: 85 miles / 4 hours, 15 minutes,  Exit Route: Peter Street > Olympic Drive (by the Post Office), Store Stops: Mile 43, Pee Break: 1 hour in (Mile 21),  Sprints: no intermediate sprints, Final Attack Zone (7 miles): Group will come in Hwy. 334 and turn left on Seagraves Mill Road. Final Attack Zone will open once the group turns left on Seagraves Mill Road.  Ride 4 miles to stop sign and turn right on Nowhere Road. Ride 3 miles to the finish line (Jackson County sign / WBL line in road). Interactive directions

The family that races cyclocross together has fun and gets dirty! Mike, Leon, and Troy Waine at Rome Winter Cross.

12-28-2013  Bull Mountain Work Parties From SORBA: “If you ride the Bull/Jake Mountain Trail System, you know what a gem it is. Would you please donate your time to help keep them in great shape? The Chattahoochee Trail Horse Assoc. (CTHA) and Southern Off Road Bicycle Assoc. (SORBA) meet monthly to work on the trails on Jake and Bull Mountain, outside of Dahlonega, GA  Please e-mail Debbie Crowe at georgiacrowes22 at bellsouth dot net with questions or to RSVP (for a lunch count and any cancellation notice)
Below are the 2014 scheduled work days: 9:00 a.m. arrival time / 9:30 a.m. start time, January 4, February 8, March 1, April 12 , May 3, National Trails Day June 7,  July 12, August 2, September 6, October 4, and November 8. Volunteer help is the only way these trails are maintained or created. You do not have to be a CTHA or SORBA member to participate. Everyone is welcome – young or old, hiker, biker or equestrian. Work at your own pace – every little bit helps. We need your help and would appreciate your coming to just one workday a year. We’ll provide lunch to those who RSVP, water and tools. We usually stop work by 1:00 then eat lunch. Let’s get the Jake/Bull Mountain System trails into great shape and show the Forest Service that you support the trails here. You’ll have fun, make new friends and have a sense of accomplishment that you’ve done your part to keep these trails open. Together we’ll have the best place to ride in north Georgia!”

12-27-2013 My Thanks As 2013 winds down, I’d like to thank those that have helped me throughout the year.

 Sorella Cycling-I love being part of such an amazing team of women! Each of you brings something unique to the team, and each of you inspire me!

Smyrna Bicycles-Mclean and Tom have kept my cross bikes and road bikes going for several years now. They are patient with my nitpicking for my “babies.” If you are in the area, stop by the shop!

Atlanta Cycling, Outback Bikes, Free Flite Bicycles, Alpha Bikes, and KenBikeLaw for always being Southeastern Cycling’s biggest supporters. Without you, I can’t do it! Each of these shops offers several brands of bikes as well as professional repair and upgrade services! Check them out for your next bike purchase!

To everyone that reads Southeastern Cycling—YOU are the reason I love doing the website! I enjoy being able to give back to the cycling community. I love seeing everyone at races and events and hearing how much you use the site. Thank you!

12-25-2013 Athens WBL The WBL, Inc is proud to present Round 3, The Colbert Caper, a 3.5 hour / 70 mile jaunt through elfin lands and hobbit habitats.
When: Saturday / 28 December
Where: SUNSHINE CYCLES – downtown Athens
Time: 10 a.m. (window open)
Length: 70 miles / 3.5 hours
Exit Route: Pulaski > MLK > Boley Drive > Nowehere Road > Wild Blue Yonder
Store Stops: Colbert (Mile 38)
Pee Break: 1 hour in (Mile 19)
Sprints: not yet, but very soon!
Final Attack Zone / Sprint: None
Points: 4 points to all (1 point per hour) must sign in!
Interactive directions
Parking: Ride your bike down if you can, otherwise parking provided at the corner of Hancock and Pulaski and around perimeter of old Snow Tire.
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12-22-2013 Humor Me…..I occasionally like to take photos of things other than bike racing. I won tickets to the Georgia Aquarium a few months ago at work. I took half a day off from cycling stuff on Sat. and took a friend with me to go look at the fishies and other sea critters. I only brought my iPhone but got some great photos!

Jellyfish at the Georgia Aquarium

12-20-2013 National Championship Venues 2015- 2016 USA Cycling has announced the venues for the 2015-2016 National Championship. “The 2015 and 2016 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships are slated to be in Columbia County, Ga., just outside Augusta. The 2015 competition will mark the first time this stand-alone event will be held east of the Mississippi River. The great expanse of trails in Wildwood Park in Appling, Ga., will serve as the setting of one of the more grueling mountain bike national championships.

“The Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau is honored to have been selected to host the 2015 and 2016 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships,” said Randy DuTeau, the executive director of the Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The event will be based out of Wildwood Park in Appling, Georgia, and held in conjunction with the Wildwood Outdoor Festival along the shores of Clarks Hill Lake. Having hosted the IMBA World Summit in 2010, and being designated a bronze level IMBA Ride Center in 2012, our region has become a true destination for mountain biking. We are certain the national championship participants will appreciate our trails and warm southern hospitality when they visit Columbia County for the nationals.”

In 2015-16, USA Cycling returns to Greenville, S.C., for the USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championships. Greenville, which was the site of its professional road national championships from 2005-11, has a strong history of hosting professional national championships and is an extremely popular area for cyclists. “Our award winning downtown is an ideal venue for the USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championships and we are honored to be the host city for this prestigious competition,” said Greenville Mayor Knox White. “We look forward to welcoming the field of elite athletes and making the 2015-2016 championships the most exciting yet.” “Greenville, South Carolina’s emergence as a recognized and talked about cycling destination combined with proven category event experience and an incredibly passionate local cycling community makes for a standout championship for the athletes and the fans,” President of VisitGreenvilleSC Chris Stone said. “We look forward to sharing our enthusiasm for cycling and the great outdoors as we welcome and celebrate the 2015 and 2016 USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championships in Greenville, South Carolina.”

WBL #2 From the WBL Ride # 2: 21 December
21 December: The WBL, Inc is proud to present Round 2, The Winter Solstice Old Time Gospel Jubilee, a 4-hour / 80 mile affair with plenty of bells and even more whistles.
When: Saturday / 21 December
Where: SUNSHINE CYCLES – downtown Athens
Time: 10 a.m. (window open)
Length: 80 miles / 4 hours
Exit Route: Hancock > South Milledge > Whitehall > Beyond
Store Stops: Monroe (Mile 38)
Pee Break: 1 hour in (Mile 22)
Sprints: not yet
Final Attack Zone / Sprint: None
Points: 4 points to all (1 point per hour) must sign in!
Interactive directions:
Text directions: Click Here / now posted!
Parking: Ride your bike down if you can, otherwise parking provided at the corner of Hancock and Pulaski and around perimeter of old Snow Tire.

12-19-2013 SORBA Partners with Chainbuster Racing SORBA is now partnering with Chainbuster Racing. According to SORBA’s website: “SORBA will encourage its local chapters to set up a tent and sell memberships at Chain Buster Productions races held at their venues in 2014. Each racer that signs up to be a SORBA member at a Chain Buster Race receives a free voucher to enter into another Chain Buster Race of their choice for the 2014 year (a $35-110.00 value). Chain Buster Productions will also create a special coupon code for all active SORBA members to receive a 10 percent discount off our races for 2014. Chain Buster Racing will create a point system for volunteer work hours within each chapter to receive an additional 10 percent discount at races. SORBA chapters can verify a racer’s volunteer hours. This discount may be combined with the membership discount.”

Southeast Based Professional Cyclists USA Cycling  has released the list of professional teams and riders for 2014. There are quite a few riders from the Southeast represented.

5-Hour Energy: Christian Parrett (Macon, Ga.), Robert Sweeting (Asheville, N.C.)

Astellas: Andrew Baker (Greenville, S.C.), Thomas Brown (Athens, Ga.),Chris Uberti (Greenville, S.C.)

Hincapie Sportswear Development (Greenville, SC based team), Miguel Bryon (Miami, Fla.), Robin Carpenter (Philadelphia, Pa.), Oscar Clark (Athens, Ga.), Jacob Mark King (North Garden, Va.), Joseph Lewis (AUS), Ty Magner (Athens, Ga.), Alder Philip Martz (Greenville, S.C.), Alexander Peter D’Arcy Ray (NZL), Joey Rosskopf (Athens, Ga.), Joseph Schmatz (Lawrence, Kan.), Tom Skujins (LAT), Dion Smith (NZL), Thomas Wrona (Greenville, S.C.)

Specialized-lululemon: Ally Stacher (Asheville, N.C.)

UnitedHealthcare: Lauren Tamayo (Asheville, N.C.)

12-17-2013 RAMBO Work Party From RAMBO RAMBO and Forsyth County Parks and Rec we’ll be having a trail work party at Charleston Park from 9am-1pm Dec. 21. We will be blowing off the trail, moving a small bridge and fixing drainage issues throughout the whole trail. A contractor has been chosen for the Charleston Park bridge and parking lot.  They should be mobilized and building in January!!! So a grand opening of this long awaited trail system should happen this spring!!!! If you have a gas powered blower please bring it. Please dress accordingly; Closed toe sturdy shoes All tools are provided but please bring your own gloves and lunch will be provided by RAMBO afterwards.

12-15-2013 Latest DLV News From the DLV 2014 Winter Training
Winter training will be kicking off early in January, with January 8th being the first session. Session will go on wednesday evenigns from 7pm till 8:30pm. The details:
1. Sessions run each Wednesday from 7pm till 8:30pm
2. Session are open for all, and open for whatever training you’d like to partake in
3. Sessions will only happen if the temperature is above 40deg at 6pm on the velodrome thermometer: (we hope to have it working correctly by then!)
4. Everyone will need to sign a new waiver for 2014:
5. Everyone will be required to sign in, and the daily training fee will be $5 unless you have a season pass.
Donations–One item that we are definitely hoping that someone might be able to donate is a windows 7 or earlier laptop. The velodrome currently owns two laptops, one of which is somewhere between 15 and 20 years old, and another that is used for results entry that is somewhere between 10 and 15 years old. We would love to be able to upgrade our results entry computer so that we will be able to handle things faster and more reliably during our events. If you have such a machine, please let us know:
12-14-2013 WBLs Cancelled! The Athens WBL has been cancelled for Sat. The weather will be a bit too epic. Also postponed are the Atlanta WBL and the Finish Strong Upstate (SC) WBL.

12-13-2013 Chattanooga MTB Race Series From the Promoter: For 2014, Lynskey Performance Designs and SORBA Chattanooga are proud to announce the Lynskey/SORBA Chattanooga Race Series. Our race series is comprised of 4 different mountain bike races spread throughout 2014 in the greater Chattanooga vicinity. Each race is unique and presents to different challenge to the racers. Eligible classes for each race include Men’s Open, Women’s Open, and Singlespeed. Lynskey Performance Designs will be giving away a frame at each race during the season. Included races are below:

Pick Your Poison XC – March 9th Booker T Washington State Park
Night Shift (6 Hour of TNT) – April 12th Enterprise South Nature Park (Night Race)
Raccoon Mountain Endurance TT – July 13th Raccoon Mountain
Lula Lake Land Trust 5-Points 50 – October 11th Lula Lake Land Trust/5-Points

Bonus points awarded at the Raccoon Mountain Super-D on July 12th
More info available at:

Free Flite Annual Lights Ride From Free Flite: Join us for our 4th annual light the night ride on December 15th at 6:30pm This ride is also to help raise canned food for the needy during the cold season of the year with the help of Must Ministries. We will be collecting food donations now until December 15th. We will be doing a parade pace from the Free-Flite on Canton road up to the Marietta Square and back. The ride is usually about 20 miles in length with an average pace of 15 mph. All bikes are fine, however, road bikes seem to be the best and most recommended. When we get to the Square, we will stop to have pictures taken in front of the Christmas tree there, do a parade lap around the Square and continue on route back to the store. We will have awards for best dressed and most spirited riders. There will be refreshments and beverages at the store upon return. We recommend that you dress up the bike and yourself in Christmas lights and décor. Front headlights and rear tail lights are required for safety. Get in the spirit and get ready to have a great time! (Trish’s note: Please don’t forget to bring some canned goods for MUST Ministries!)

12-12-2013 Winter Bike Leagues While there is only ONE Winter Bike League (Athens, GA), several other winter rides have sprung up around the Southeast. Here are the ones that I know of

Atlanta Winter Bike League (GA): The “WBL” for recreational riders.
Upstate Women’s Only WBL (SC):
Finish Strong WBL (Greenville, SC):
Charlotte WBL (NC):
PCP Winter Training Series-Albany (GA):
Peach Peloton Macon (GA)
Birmingham Bicycle League (AL)
Spartanburg WBL (SC)

WBL Ride # 2: 14 December 14 December: The WBL, Inc is proud to present Round 2, Mayhem in Monroe, a 4-hour / 80 mile affair with plenty of bells and even more whistles.
When: Saturday / 14 December
Where: SUNSHINE CYCLES – downtown Athens
Time: 10 a.m. (window open)
Length: 80 miles / 4 hours
Exit Route: Hancock > South Milledge > Whitehall > Beyond
Store Stops: Monroe (Mile 38)
Pee Break: 1 hour in (Mile 22)
Sprints: not yet, Final Attack Zone / Sprint: None,    Points: 4 points to all (1 point per hour) must sign in!
Interactive directions:
Parking: Ride your bike down if you can, otherwise parking provided at the corner of Hancock and Pulaski and around perimeter of old Snow Tire.
More News: Team Type 1 Foundation ( puts up $500 cash to sponsor Ladies sprints throughout the winter. Salud!

WBL Overall Prize List Announced (more to come): 1st = $250 / 2nd = $150 / 3rd = $100 / 4th = $50 / 5th = $25. Sponsored by CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING COMPANY. Additional points explanation coming soon.

12-11-2013 Underwear Ride A ride in your underwear? No! Reality Bikes is sponsoring a ride for underprivleged children in Forsyth County. Bring a pack of socks or underwear and participate in a 26 or 50 mile road ride. Details are on their Facebook Page.

Holiday Hampton Ride The SBL Holiday Ride in the Hampton will be Dec. 28th in Hampton, GA. The ride was rained out this past weekend. Mileage options include 31, 51, and 73. The ride benefits Praying for Paws, an animal rescue.

12-8-2013 Elks CX Photos The Georgia Cross Series wrapped up this weekend with a double header at Elks Aidmore in Conyers. My photos from Saturday are up at Sunday’s photos will be up by Tuesday morning.

Salma Huque (Junior Flyers) celebrates her 2nd place in the Sunday Elks Aidmore Women’s 1/2/3 race.

Michael Schmid (Reality Bikes) on his way to winning the Masters 35+ Sunday at Elks Aidmore.

12-7-2013 *postponed til next week* The PTB ride has been postponed til next week because of rain. Join them next Sunday instead! Join Peachtree Bikes for a NO DROP ride from Sandy Springs to the Buckhead store and back on Sunday. Roll at 8:15 from the Sandy Springs store. Join the Peachtree Bikes family to remember the Buckhead store. Trish’s Note: All of the Buckhead store employees are now working at Sandy Springs! The owners sent out an email that they are hoping to open a temporary store front in Buckhead soon.

12-6-2013 Blanket’s Creek Work Party From SORBA Woodstock: Join the SORBA Woodstock Trail Crew Sat., Dec. 14th at 9 am.  They will be working on preparing the trail for winter and putting finishing touches on a VMT project.

12-4-2013 Peacthree Bikes It is with much sadness that I report that the Peachtree Bikes store in Buckhead has burned down. According to Fox 5 and Facebook reports, the fire started around 8:00 pm in the store on Peachtree St. From Facebook posts, no one was hurt, and the owners were notified quickly. From the photos, the shop appears to be a total loss. Please keep Mike and Elexa in your thoughts. Peachtree Bikes has been a big supporter of Southeastern Cycling over the years. I’ll post further details as I get them. 11 Alive Coverage. WSB Coverage. AJC Coverage.

12-3-2013 Mt. Tabor Work Party SORBA-West Georgia will host a work party at Mt. Tabor on Dec. 14th from 9 am to 1 pm to help get the trails ready for the 3 hour race in January. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.

Georgia Cross Finale! The Georgia Cross finale is this weekend! Join us for two great days of racing at Elks Aidmore in Covington! The forecast even calls for rain! Overall series awards will be given out after Sunday’s race! There will also be a bicycle & outdoor gear parts swap under the pavilion both days. There is no fee to sell your used gear.

Updates or lack thereof. It’s a slow time of year for bike news. I’m also pretty sick right now, so I’m spending more time in bed than on the computer.


7 December: The WBL, Inc is proud to present The Home Opener, The Maysville Classic, a 4-hour / 75 mile affair sure to please.

When: Saturday / 7 December
Where: SUNSHINE CYCLES – downtown Athens
Time: 10 a.m. (window open)
Length: 75 miles / 4 hours
Exit Route: Prince > Access Road > J River > Beyond
Store Stops: (1) Maysville (Mile 38)
Pee Break: 1 hour in (Mile 16)
Sprints: tba
Final Attack Zone / Sprint: None
Points: 4 points to all (1 point per hour) must sign in!
Interactive directions:
Text directions: [link to text/coming]
.Parking: Ride your bike down if you can, otherwise parking provided at the old Snow Tire

WBL Overall Prize List Announced (more to come): 1st = $250 / 2nd = $150 / 3rd = $100 / 4th = $50 / 5th = $25. Sponsored by CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING COMPANY. Additional points explanation coming soon.

1-25-2013 Marietta CX Photos My photos from the Jim Miller Park (Marietta) CX are up at There are plenty from all categories!

Ronnie Bratcher rings a cowbell at Marietta CX.

Marietta CX Race Report Read it also on! Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta is the longest running venue in the Georgia Cross series. Racers rejoiced as cross-appropriate temperatures finally hit the state. With a low of 27 degrees Fahrenheit and a high of 43, this was cold for Georgia Cross. Riders bundled up as they pre-rode what is the favorite course for many. They were not disappointed! With two sets of barriers, the classic run up, a long fast section, and a set of whoop de doos the course was one of the best yet.

Dave Gearhart (Litespeed-BMW) came into the Masters 35+ race fresh after having taken several weekends off from racing. Ian Prunier (Smyrna Bicycles) took the lead at the first barrier with Dave on his wheel. Dave counterattacked on the back side of the course on the second set of barriers. Dave continued to build his lead in subsequent laps. A group of 6 took up the chase; however, they could not reel him in.  Dave held on for the win. Michael Schmid (Reality Bikes) nipped Ian Prunier (Smyrna Bicycles) at the line for second place. In the Masters 45+ Timothy Gotsick got a gap early and held it to the finish. Dub Smith (Toyota Forklifts) put in a good chase but could not catch him. Lamar Mauney (Toyotoa Forklifts) was third.

Two Juniors 15-18 battled one another. Thomas Petitt (Frazier Cycling) came out on top followed by Keegan Schimmelman. The Cat. 4 Women’s fields have been consistently big this year. Jim Miller was no exception. Fifteen women were on the line. Emeline Renz (ALTX) took the holeshot into the barriers with everyone else close behind. Soon Cathi Swanson took the lead and never looked back. State Champion Rhys Mays (ATHCX) took second, and Amy Ross was third. Everyone loves watching the Juniors 10-14 race. They were not disappointed today. Leon Waine (Junior Flyers) took a commanding lead early and kept it until the end. Hunter Murray followed in second with Troy Waine (Junior Flyers) in third.

Mclean Harris (Smyrna Bicycles) put the hammer down on the first lap and took the win in the Cat. 3 Men’s race. Matthew Reeves (LNC) was second, and Michael Schmid (Reality Bikes) rounded out the podium. In the Women’s Cat. 1/2/3 race, Lisa Randall (Sorella Cycling) was back after several weeks of racing mountain bikes. She took off at the start while Kim Sawyer (Toyota Forklifts) and Elizabeth Lee (LG Factor) formed a chase group with the others far behind. Kim gapped Elizabeth a few times during the first couple of laps, but Elizabeth closed it each time. Finally, with 2 laps to go, Kim attacked hard after the first set of barriers. She got a gap that she was able to hold until the finish to take second over Elizabeth.

A large Cat 4 Men’s field lined up. After they stretched out in the field, the line seemed to go on for a mile. Alex Newton (Faster Mustache) took the holeshot with Ben Braxley and Scott Morris (Village Volkswagon) close behind. For three laps, Ben and Alex took turns out front with Scott hanging on.  On the last lap, Alex attacked on the small dirt climb. In a post race interview, he said “I knew with my MTB gearing I wouldn’t have a chance in the sprint, so my plan was to try and exit the woods with a gap. The small dirt climb before the short and steep downhill was my attack spot and rode/ran the run up as hard as I could until I was out of the woods.” Scott had time to adjust his jersey and throw his arms up in victory. Ben out sprinted Scott for second place.

In the Men’s Cat. 1/2/3, the first lap created a group of 6 including Thomas Turner (Team Jamis), Nick VanWinkle (Litespeed-BMW), Frank Trevieso (Start Stop), Tim Barrett (EPVA) and two others. The group stayed together for several laps before the first rider came off. The remaining 5 bided their time. With a lap and a half to go, Thomas stopped toying with them and took off. He put 30 seconds on Nick within the last lap of the race.  Arthr Sagat followed for second with Nick in third.

After not winning the Single Speed at Serenbe, Mclean Harris (Smyrna Bicycles) was out for revenge. As he did in the Cat. 3 race, he wasted no time leaving everyone else in his dust. Dave Marbut (Toyota Forklifts) was the first rider to give chase, but it proved fruitless. Dave fell back several places. Next up Tim Barrett tried to bring Mclean back. Mclean won with Matthew Reeves in second and Dave in third.

Atlanta Cycling Black Friday Sale  Black Friday at Atlanta Cycling – Ansley and Vinings Stores
All 2013 In-Stock Bikes – 20% off
All Garmin Products – 10% off
All Continental Tires – 20% off  …  Stock Up
Selected Summer Clothes – up to 50% 0ff
Additional Items on Sale
Friday Hours 10-7

Nate VanWinkle (Litespeed-BMW) leads the Men’s Cat. 1/2/3 through the barriers at Marietta CX.

DLV Explore Georgia has a nice article about the Dick Lane Velodrome on their website.

2014 GA State Championships From GBRA: Applications are now open for 2014 State Championships. Bids are currently being accepted for Road Race, Time Trial, Criterium and Track. Bid application forms are due to be submitted by November 30th, and discussion will take place for selection of those championships at the December 2nd GBRA Board meeting.