Stanís NoTubes Elite Womenís Team Update
Summer solstice is upon us, and racing has been heated for a
while! Since my last writing the Stanís NoTubes Elite Womenís Team has been
hard at work for our sponsors, busy having fun and going fast in events across
After success as a team at Sea Otter, Whiskey 50 and the NUE
opener Cohutta we had a little calm before the storm which began with the
Stanís NoTubes sponsored MTB Stage Race Transylvania Epic http://www.tsepic.com/ . For seven days our
own Sue Haywood battled it out with Cheryl Sornsen from Team CF for the top
step. Stanís Elite Women Sue, Jenny and Sarah finished on the podium- 3 out of
5 ainít bad! And a million thanks to Rich (wiggle wiggle) OíNeil, Rich (your
bike is Straub clean) Straub, Kenny (I have a tool for that) Wehn, and Mike (we
make rims every day) Bush for burning the midnight oil to keep all of the
Stanís NoTubes sponsored racers happy and content.
The very next weekend Stanís NoTubes Beti Bash http://www.betibikebash.com/ went off
in Denver with Jenny Smith in the money and Richie Rich attending the womenís
only race all the way from the east coast. Lots of estrogen for Rich! Some nice
cash for Jenny, and thank you Stanís and Yeti Beti for the countryís only all
women MTB race!
This past weekend saw the return of Vicki Barclay to the
podium in Pennsylvania in her local 50 miler, on her way to recovering from a
nasty clock to the noggin she sustained in a training crash before TSE. Talk
about fortitude, when your (almost) whole team shows up on your doorstep and
you canít ride (or kick their butts in your home race, donít they know it) it
takes the special kind of person Vicki is to show up and support with feeds and
cheers like she did. Brava Vicki, and we all support you through your recovery.
You embody the spirit of your team.
Simultaneously at the ProXCT Ute Valley in Colorado Springs,
Nina Baum rode her Cannondale Scalpel to 3rd in the pro womenís
Eliminator Race! After getting passed on the downhill while spun out, she asked
for a bigger chain ring. Way to go Nina!! Saturdayís UCI XC was turned upside
down by a rainstorm, which turned the course to almost unrideable mud a couple
laps in. Sarah pulled out suffering with a spider bite, Kaila and Nina got the
full exfoliation mud experience, and Jimmy Deaton brought the Sprinter back
very muddy. We now have a system for mopping the inside of our lovely and
cavernous team vehicle.
Also on Saturdayís podiums, Jenny Smith battled through epic
rainstorm conditions in the Bailey Hundo to finish 2nd and put some
coins in the bank of her Leadville preparation. Hopefully the "epicnessĒ
translate "miserablenessĒ fortifies her character. What doesnít crack you makes
you stronger right?
Next up? Crested Butte Wildflower Rush, World Cup Mt. Ste.
Anne, Stanís NoTubes sponsored Windham World Cup, USA National Championships,
and ProXCT Montana. Please follow our adventures on www.notubesracing.com, thank you for
reading, and thanks to all our wonderful sponsors http://notubesracing.com/womenselite/index.php/2012-sponsors/!