Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Indoor TT Results 11/28/07

Another fantastic night of racing on the thrilling 10-kilometer time trial course!

Results are up here!

Season standings have also been updated, and are available here.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Indoor TT Results 11/21/07

Another barn burner! Please click the image below for full results or click here. Highlights from the night included Ian McKissick smashing his record from last year by four seconds in his first race of the year, and Dan Harm trying to keep up on his fixed gear.

Season points standings are posted here.

Thanks for racing, see you next week!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cycle U Coach Gets Sponsorship for Ironman South Africa


Alex Gardner
Modus Sport Group
Ph 206-719-6779
Modus Sport Group

Modus Sport Group Announces Sponsorship of Local Amateur Triathlete

Seattle, WA, November 15, 2007 – Modus Sport Group, representing Quintana Roo, Profile Design, and Shimano America among others, announces sponsorship of local amateur triathlete Tammy Metzger. “Modus Sport Group and the clients we represent have a strong belief in supporting the local athletic community. When I shared the personal story of this athlete with them, they were happy to be onboard”, says Alex Gardner, Owner of Modus Sport Group.

Tammy Metzger, a local age-grouper triathlete, multi-sport coach for Cycle U, and a recent graduate of Bastyr University’s Exercise Science & Wellness program, has taken on the challenge of going the distance at Ironman South Africa on April 13, 2008; 2.4-mile ocean swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2 mile run. When asked how she was feeling about this challenge, Tammy said, “This event will be the culmination of a lot of life changes for me. With the support of the Modus Group and their clients, as well as that of my fellow Jet City Triathlon Club teammates, I know I will be ready for it!” For more of this athlete’s story, read her interview on the Bastyr University website.

Tammy Metzger will be riding the Quintana Roo Lucero at Ironman South Africa, outfitted with full Shimano Dura Ace components, Shimano race wheels, and Profile Design bars. Bike build, fitting, and all service work will be performed by the triathlon experts at Triumph Multisport in the Leschi neighborhood of Seattle, WA.

ABOUT MODUS SPORT GROUP –The Modus Sport Group is an agency of professional liaisons to distributors and dealers, representing the cycling industry’s best manufacturers via sales, negotiations and good will and defines it’s Modern Sport Method with consistent communication and strategic business planning to maximize the success of the company’s they represent and customers they support. For more information visit the Modus Sport Group homepage.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

TT Series Results for 11/07/07 & 11/14/07

After a record-breaking season last year, the Cycle University Indoor Time Trial Series is back and better than ever for this fall and winter. Last year's series saw intense weekly competition culminate in a down-to-the-wire race for the overall Women's title and outright domination in the Men's race, won by Sile Kiernan and John Nidecker, respectively. Who will take home the coveted Maillot Orange of race leader this year? It could be you!

Now in it's third year, the Indoor Time Trial Series is an ideal way to stay sharp through the winter with weekly efforts at race intensity. Open to riders of all levels and abilities, the Indoor Time Trial Series allows you to race against your personal best or your training buddies on a consistent course week after week. Conducted on the eight-rider CompuTrainer Multirider setup at the Cycle University Training Center in Magnuson Park, each night consists of four heats of racing over a challenging 10-kilometer CompuTrainer course. The results from each heat will count towards a season-long series, with lots of sweet prizes and untold glory. Whether you come for a hardcore double-heat workout or just one heat of all-out competition, the Time Trial Series is your ticket out of the doldrums of the great Seattle dark.

By popular demand, Time Trial night has moved to Wednesday with heats at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00PM starting on November 7th and continuing through March of 2008. In addition to the new day and times, we've changed the registration process, which will now be conducted exclusively online for easier and faster registration. A revamped points system based on racer input, including a Junior Category, will also make this year's Series the best yet.

2007 Champions and Records
Women - Sile Kiernan
Men - John Nidecker
Fastest Time - Junior - Max O'Neal (19:10)
Fastest Time - Men - Ian McKissick (13:55)
Fastest Time - Women - Lea Stalka (16:52)
Most Improvement - Men - Max O'Neal (11.8%)
Most Improvement - Women - Deb Preller (14।1%)

Here are the results from the first two races of the 2007-2008 season: (click picture to enlarge)

Register for the Cycle U Time Trial series Click Here.

cost: $12 (billed to credit card provided on site)

Only 8 slots per heat, so once they fill up, that heat is sold-out.

Heats run at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm

No refunds! Sell your slot to a friend if you can't make it.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Kurt Nelson....

.....YOU are an IRONMAN!!!!

I'd like to send out a huge congratulations to my client Kurt Nelson who finished his first Ironman this past Saturday at Ironman Florida with a sub-12 hour finish! Way. To. Go!

TOTAL SWIM 2.4 mi. (1:19:50) 2:06/100m
FIRST BIKE SEGMENT 73 mi. (3:30:29) 20.81 mph
FINAL BIKE SEGMENT 39 mi. (1:54:07) 20.51 mph
TOTAL BIKE 112 mi. (5:24:36) 20.70 mph
T2: BIKE-TO-RUN 3:21
FIRST RUN SEGMENT 13.1 mi. (2:23:43) 10:58/mile
FINAL RUN SEGMENT 13.1 mi. (2:39:03) 12:08/mile
TOTAL RUN 26.2 mi. (5:02:46) 11:33/mile

Favorite quote from the post-race debriefing, "I don't care who are you... running a marathon after riding your bike for 112 miles really sucks". That statement was quickly followed with, "I know I can do it faster next time!", and I know he can.

Ironman.... Anything is Possible TM

Coach Tammy