Gran Prix of Gloucester Race Report

It's a Monday morning in October which means much of Team Health Warrior is sporting a serious cyclocross hangover, this time from a Sunday afternoon in New Jersey at Marty Cross (followed by an obligatory trip for cider donuts). Before we dig into Marty CX however, we have part two of our Gran Prix of Gloucester recap, featuring a race report from Chris Burati, race footage from Matthew Vandivort and images by Daghan Perker.
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Silk City CX Race Report

Video and pictures from a terrific day of racing outside Hartford, CT at the Silk City CX Race.
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Team Health Warrior Review: Garneau Gennix A1 Aero Frameset

Team Health Warrior's Roger Parmelee reviews Garneau's new aero road frame: the Gennix A1. Featuring a short video from Greg Addo.
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Weekend Roll: Labor Day Singletrack

Every Labor Day Weekend the climbing oriented members of Team Health Warrior head north to Green Mountain Stage Race while the crit squad has spent the past few years at the Gateway Cup in Saint Louis, Missouri. Schedule conflicts ruled out another #LaborDayintheLou so instead those of us skipping GMSR headed to the woods for some singletrack fun in anticipation of cyclocross season. With several long days on the trail, evenings on the beach around the fire and quite a few (injury free) spills it was the perfect conclusion to the summer.
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Weekend Roll: Avoiding the Heat Wave on the Trails

With the 'real feel' temperature reaching levels best described as brutal, we couldn't fathom a summer Sunday pounding the pavement on road bikes. Instead we headed for the shade of the trails for a bit of #crossiscoming singletrack action. There were a few spills along the way and the temps still wavered at uncomfortable levels, but with a mid-ride swim it was pretty much the perfect escape from NYC.
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Race Recap: CRCA Points Race

While the 2016 road season may be approaching it's conclusion (#crossiscoming) the Central Park race calendar is surprisingly busy in August, including this past weekend's CRCA Power Points race. This meant yet another early morning for the squad with a breakfast fueled by Health Warrior before heading to Central Park. From that point things went a bit haywire when a significant number of marshals no-showed, delaying the start of the race and downgrading the format from Power Points to a plain old points race. Of course that's still more than a half dozen sprints, so it was going to be a tough day of racing regardless.
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Lou Maltese Memorial Race Report

Racing while sick is always a bad idea. I have been around for long enough to have learned this lesson many times over. But apparently I needed a reminder because despite feeling under the weather I was on the start line in Central Park at 5:30AM this past weekend for the Lou Maltese Memorial.
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New Feature: Six Mile Run

A perfect summer Saturday on the trails.
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Dave Jordan Central Park Classic

Thanks to the CRCA there is a full schedule of races in Central Park, with the Dave Jordan Central Park Classic as the pinnacle of all of those events. From the community getting together to remember Dave, to the post race coffee and bagels to the thousands of dollars raised for the Century Road Club Development Foundation, it's a very special day on the bike.
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Weekend Roll: A Central Park Podium and #ParktoPoolFondo

Summer has arrived. If a hot Thursday night of racing at the Rockleigh Crit didn't prove it Sunday's CRCA Club Race certainly did - for the first time the skies were bright for the early morning ride to Central Park, though if anything the city was more deserted than usual thanks to the long holiday weekend.
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Rockleigh Crit 2016 Series Opener

With the 2016 Rockleigh Crit Series serving as a fundraiser in memory of Zach Koop we weren't going to miss it. It was a poignant start to the race as a large field completed two memorial laps followed by Zach's loved ones retiring his #1 race number. But as strange as it felt there was also a bike race to be held - and so before long we were riding in circles at approximately twenty seven miles per hour.
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Sprinting, sprinting some more and then sprinting again

If you're going to complete a century before noon in New York City a CRCA Race in Central Park isn't a bad way to start. Fair warning though: when that race happens to be an 8.7 lap points race it's unlikely to be the easiest way to start your day. When the lap times for that race look something like this it's probably actually going to hurt quite a bit.

Orchard Beach Criterium: One Day and Two Victories

The CRCA Orchard Beach Criterium has always been friendly to Team Health Warrior. Back in 2013 it was THW’s Corey Morenz winning with a solo late race move. Then in the 2014 edition Colin Tanner took a similar win with a solo move. Last year it was Donovan Clarke’s turn with a hard fought field sprint victory that was also the site of Greg Addo’s famous “give it to me baby” video. However this year’s Orchard Beach Criterium topped all of these results as the squad took home not one, but two wins in a single day.

Weekend (Video) Roll: Flat tires, Horse Sh*t Alley and Prospect Park

A quick recap of the past weekend's race action, featuring too many flat tires, too much horse manure and video footage from Sunday's Lucarelli & Castaldi Series race in Prospect Park.
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Video: What it's Like to Race Cyclocross

While our roots at Team Health Warrior are focused on road racing we look forward to spending each fall traversing the East Coast in search of the tight corners, mud and party-like atmosphere that is cyclocross (#crossiscoming?). And while the 2015 CX season had plenty of highlights, from spending Wednesday night with the National Champion in New York City to the deep and painful mud of Supercross Cup our favorite weekend of the year took place a bit further North at the the NBX GP of Cross.
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Weekend Roll: The Central Park / Prospect Park Double

Sleep. It's one of the few things missing from the New York City racing scene. Schedule permitting in NYC it's possible to race five days per week for significant portions of the season. However with Saturday and Sunday races generally ENDING before 8AM, it's tough to catch up on the ZZZZ's on weekends, especially on weekends with the Central Park / Prospect Park double.
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Weekend Roll: Week 3 THW VLOG from the Branchbrook Spring Series

Just another Saturday morning racing bikes and dodging crashes in Newark, New Jersey.

Grant's Tomb Criterium 2016

The Grant’s Tomb Criterium (#grantstombcrit) is something special. The fast course that can favor both breakaways and field sprinters depending on the conditions, the atmosphere with the entire NYC cycling community coming together for the first major race of the year with guest appearances from out of towners like our friends at Green Line Velo, the fact that CRCA volunteers and staff work from before dawn until after dark so they can run 13 fields (including four women’s only fields) — it all adds up to a very memorable day of racing.
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The Season Opener

It’s official. The 2016 season has arrived. And with it the first round of painfully early alarms. Races that start at first light may be one of those unique elements of racing in NYC but the combination of early morning races and March weather is rarely comfortable – today’s Century Road Club Association season opener was certainly on the brisk side.
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Winnie Cam at NoHoCX

It was a great weekend at NoHoCX with unseasonably warm weather and a terrific course. We already posted Day 1 and Day 2 recaps, but in honor of our original Dogs of Cyclocross video, a quick look at Winnie the Bulldog's weekend at NoHoCX. Don't…
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Bikepacking from Vermont to Maine: the Photo Rhetoric Video

Earlier this year we shared a collection of images from our own Matthew Vandivort (aka Photo Rhetoric) as he documented the journey of five women from the Mountains of Vermont to the sea in Maine. Following up on that very special gallery, a…
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A Year with Lightweight Wheels: Video and Review

In November 2014, Team Health Warrior p/b RK&O proudly announced its product sponsorship with Lightweight Wheels of Germany (“Lightweight”).
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Tour of the Litchfield Hills B-Roll

Over the last 4 years, Team Health Warrior has shared stories and photos from our official team charity ride the Tour of the Litchfield Hills. This year, we were fortunate to have racer Greg Addo film the day from a follow car. As a result,…
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Louis Garneau Gennix R1 Review

Louis Garneau has been Team Sixcycle-RK&O’s official kit partner for the past three seasons.  We have previously written about our love for their 2014 Custom Kit Selection and the aero but not ugly Course Helmet, as well as reviewing…
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Chris Thater Memorial in Binghamton, New York

With the 2015 road season winding down a few weeks ago the squad headed upstate for a weekend of racing at the Chris Thater Memorial in Binghamton New York as part of the New York State Criterium Championships. As one of the largest races in…
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Tour de Millersburg: One Weekend in One Minute

It's been a busy few weeks as the team has crisscrossed the Northeast from the Tour of the Litchfield Hills in Connecticut, to the Tour de Millersburg in Pennsylvania, upstate at the Chris Thater Memorial and a few mornings spent racing on…
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Chris Thater Memorial Short Film

After opening the weekend with another CRCA Club Race in Central Park, part of the team headed north to Binghamton for the annual Chris Thater Memorial Criterium, one of the biggest races on the east coast and part of the National Criterium…
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Tour de Millersburg from Above

The Tour De Millersburg has long been one of our favorite weekends of the entire year, with amazing community support and a terrific small town backdrop for bike racing that is best seen in photographs. This year in addition to bringing a huge…

Lightweight Video Teaser

We've been putting our Lightweight wheels to use all year - from California to to Maine - and now we're going into the studio to capture the unmistakable Lightweight style.  A quick teaser of our latest video project. Coming soon...…
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Orchard Beach Crit Finish Footage

The squad enjoyed a highly successful day at the 2015 CRCA Orchard Beach Crit with Donnie taking home the win while Greg sprinted to 2nd place in his race following a big lead-out from Charlie. The final stretch of the race, as seen from Greg's…
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New Feature: That Special New Bike Feeling

Greg Addo checks in with a video capturing that new bike feeling, featuring the 2015 Louis Garneau Gennix R1, custom painted in the LG Dream Factory in the Team Health Warrior p/b RK&O paint scheme.Check out the video:
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Riding into the Light

With winter rapidly approaching, there are increasingly few days left to rise in darkness, long before the sun has cracked the horizon, and venture onto the streets of New York City. However with reasonable weather and perhaps a touch of irrational…

Providence & the Dogs of Cyclocross

Providence is one of our favorite race weekends. Last year Photo Rhetoric put together a short film at the races. This year we handed the camera off to our official team mascot - Winnie the Bulldog. This is the result. Expect more #bullycam…

Offseason Relaxation

With the leaves just beginning to turn and some of the team racing cyclocross in distant locales, it was the perfect time of year for those of us still in NYC to forget about mileage and heart rate and watts and partake in a little team cruise…

Gateway Cup Race Report

It's always special going home. But going home for four days of crit racing is tough to beat. After last year's success at Gateway Cup, Labor Day in the Lou was always circled as the end of my 2014 road season. With work obligations and crashes reducing…