Friday, June 17, 2011

EXPO Racing - Nationals Fundraiser



EXPO Racing 2011 T is being sold as a fundraiser for our trip to the MTB National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho.


Trixie and I will be taking as many as 12 Juniors on this year's trip. Every dollar counts, so get your orders in. We need to sell these babies fast. Last year's T's were 90% sold off by the end of Subaru Cup's Saturday.


If you are not going to be at Subaru Cup and want yours, you need to comment on this exact POST! I will only hold shirts to people who make direct arrangements with me in the comment section below.


Otherwise, it is first come, first serve. at the 2011 Subaru Cup


A select number of women's and men's tanks, youth sizes and Flat Bill caps will also be available.


Sales will start officially Saturday morning in the expo area of the Subaru Cup. If you can catch me in person at Mt. Morris Thursday or Friday, I might be able to hook you up.


Keep Press'n On



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Dog, In



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

WORS #2 Up Nort Der Eh, A lot of "Firsts"

Huge thunder claps Saturday night gave some of the early racers a slightly muddy course... Let us be thank full for the great Wisconsin trails that drain as good as they do. The second the Cat 2 racers were off, most of the course was blazing. Yup, EXPO was talking hard core about the team trip to MTB Nationals... News and updates to follow steady and frequent on that front. Yeah... Excited.


WORS #2 Up Nort Der Eh. A lot of "firsts"

Emily Shull shows up to the WORS #2 Crystal Lake Classic in Rhinelander looking all business in her new Oakley Split Jackets. Was it her Oakleys or was it a matter of time? Regardless, she killed it. Did I say killed it?... Let me say it again, She killed it! 1st Overall in the Cat 2 Women's class. 1st Overall. Rhinelander's course layout had the Cat 2 riders doing 2 longer laps opposed to the traditional 3. Emily came through after lap one in 1st only 15seconds ahead of 2nd overall... Mad props to you Emily. She held off the entire Cat 2 women's field on lap 2 to take the overall victory by 26 seconds.



Riley Kopesky shows to race with come custom Ergon Tube Socks and the new GS2 Leichtbau grips to earn his best WI race result to date - 3rd Overall in Cat 2 (Sport). He was on it hard from the start. I saw him fly through the start/finish tucked in... He looked fast! Little did I know a big fat "3" was in his Overall column. He is really off to a great start this season - 3 wins in 3 races (WORS #1, WEMS 6hr Duo and WORS #2).



Liz Shull was 10 seconds away from providing EXPO with THE come back. 3 lap race. Lapping through for the last time I yelled 2:30 back! She looked solid... But most know a 2 minute gap in any WORS race is tough. Liz proved that idea wrong real quick. She ended the day in 2nd of the Cat 1 Juniors only 10.6seconds back from 1st. EXPO motto - Keep Press'n On. What a come back!!!



Mitchell Bogardus - 6th - Cat 1 Junior



Jordan Watkins - 3rd - 15-16 Cat 2



Jan Warren - 3rd - 17-18 Cat 2



Brett Poulton - 9th - Cat 1 Junior



Andy Schmidt - 3rd Overall - Cat 3

Look out.



What is New? Well if you remember the Iola post:


Fast forward to 2011, his sis rides his gold Homegrown and he attaches a three digit number plate. In his first Cat 1 Junior race he looked smooth and finished with a strong 7th. His winter efforts showed at Iola.
"his sis" = Anna Poulton = EXPO Racing's newest member = Yeah, she took 1st Overall in Cat 3 women at Iola = We are so stoked to have her on board!!!!!!!!!! She missed WORS #2 because she qualified for the Illinois state track championship in the 4x100 relay team. Legit.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

EXPO Sighting

GUN Show. The type of ride that most mortals can't hang on to. Kyle Warras represents at one of Wisconsin's premiere mid-week hammer fest.

Monday, May 2, 2011

EXPO does IOLA

Brandon




Ryan



ian and Mitchell



Emily


Yo yo. What an absolutely amazing time it was catching up with the WORS faithful. There is something about Wisconsin mountain bikers that I have yet to see anywhere else in the country. The camaraderie and vibe you get from a WORS race is unmatched and by far the one constant I can hold on to over the summer. I guess I could even say, at this point, I don't care how high these darn gas prices get...

And how about those EXPO Juniors?!?! 12 to be exact made the trip to Iola, and a staggering 8 of those 12 got on the BOX!!!!! Yes that is true, 8! Two wins, 2 seconds, 3 thirds, and a 4th. I would have to say, one of, if not the best starts EXPO Racing has ever had.

Andy Schmidt - Junior - Citizen - 1st age, 2nd Overall

Jordan Watkins - Cat 2 - 3rd age

Emily Shull - Cat 2 - 1st age - 3rd Overall

Riley Kopesky - Cat 2 - 2nd age

Jan Warren - Cat 2 - 3rd age

Brandon Watkins - Cat 2 - 5th age

Mitch Bogardus - Cat 1 - 2nd

Ian Haupt - Cat 1 - 4th

Brett Poulton - Cat 1 - 7th

Caleb Lenss - Cat 1 - 9th

Ryan O'Connell - Cat 1 - twisted derailleur

Liz Shull - Cat 1 - 3rd



Caleb



Yes, I know, a few names are a bit new to the list... We could not be happier with the addition of both Jan Warren and Brett Poulton to EXPO Racing. These two kids have been putting some crazy training sessions. Jan has completed only his 3rd Cat 2 race with his 3rd place at Iola since he started racing WORS at the beginning of last year. He has simply bolted his way up the ranks and is really looking forward to some of EXPO's July events...



Riley and Jan



Brett Poulton comes EXPO Racing with loads of racing experience. Yes, he is a junior and I did just say that. I have been watching this kid since he was a little twerp on his(my dreamy) Gold Schwinn Homegrown. He would tear up the Citizen Youth Series like no one's business. Fast forward to 2011, his sis rides his gold Homegrown and he attaches a three digit number plate. In his first Cat 1 Junior race he looked smooth and finished with a strong 7th. His winter efforts showed at Iola.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

EXPO reboots for WORS #1

Still hungover from Halloween CX are we?

To say the least it has been a crazy winter for yours truly. Job, life, and riding has all seemed twisted beyond belief.

Regardless, we push. We press. Keep Press'n On.

What is new, you ask? Two new Juniors to the mix - Jan and Brett. I absolutely love these kids' motivation and I am sure it will transfer to the trail as it always does. Pics and write-ups to follow after Iola.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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