2013 MFG Cyclocross Season Champs
2013&2014 Fat Tire Revolution Season Champs
2013 Masters Track Omnium State Champs
Cross season rides off to a close for 2014….
The 2014 cyclocross season brought lots of wins, podiums, and season championships. Aside from the large gatherings around the orange tents the team had several season champs. Woody Cox, Lee Newkirk, Cris Smith, and Dodi Nov all won their categories in the MFG series. Chris Wood and Mitchell Thornton won their WSBA series as well!
Three more national champs!
The team captured three more national champs this season! Chris Bentley in the Downhill, Jen Everhard in Marathon Cross-Country, and Sheila Walsh in the scratch race on the track *and* (as pictured above) the road race! Congrats to these three and to the other national and world champions on Fischer Plumbing.
Wins on the dirt!
Gile wins a muddy Stottlemeyer 30
The first of the NW Epic Series Races brought more podiums to the team. Mike Gile took the win in the 40-49 group. Chris Wood took the win and Ken Harmon in 2nd right behind him in the 50+ group. Jen Everhard nabbed third in the women’s.
The BUDU XC Series had the team on the podium with wins every weekend. Mike Gile won the men’s 35-49 Cat 1 season series, Ken Harmon won the series for the 50+ Cat 1 men. Jen Everhard took second overall in the Cat 1 women. Matt Seguin won the 30-39 men’s Cat 2 series.
Ravensdale Road Race brings podiums
Another great day of racing occurred at the annual Ravensdale road race. Junior racer Mitchel Thorton took third in a strong men’s field and Chris Kaiser got himself on the podium after being one or two spots short previously. Lots of Plumbers raced and smart tactics were used to get these guys to the medal stand!
More success at Volunteer Park Crit
Rick captures the win all alone and collects his winnings at the podium
Two wins at Tour of Walla Walla!
Bryan Urakawa won both the crit and the road race after perfect teamwork and lead outs from Rick Benson and Warren McAndrews. Rick and Warren finished 5th and Rick 7th overall in the GC.
Fisch’ing for Wins at Mason Lake
Early season brought a lot of success to the Plumbers. Great teamwork and hard racing brought multiple podium spots and wins by Sabrina Hendricks, Tim Purcell, and Rick Benson. Sabrina also captured a series overall win and John Rasanen grabbed second overall.
Bentley takes Sea Otter DH
Chris Bentley won the Cat 1 men’s DH at Sea Otter this year. Sea Otter is the largest cycling event in the country bringing contestants from all over the country to compete in sunny California.
Fischer Plumbing crowned as MFG Season Team Cross Champs for 2013
Sabrina suffer-smiling on her way to winning the Lake Sammamish GP!
Deb Preller wins it all!
Deb Preller wins West Coast Big Mountain Enduro Series
Racing at Redmond Derby Days!
Warren and company getting it done at Starcrossed's finaleState Masters Track Team Omnium Champs 2014The team won the all around award at this year's Master's State Championships. It was a great all around team effort to grab the trophy this year!Team Omnium State Champs 2014Fischer Plumbing wins State Masters Omnium ChampionshipSummer racing brings success The Fischer lead out at Derby Days
State Champs and Series champs!
State champ Bryan Urakawa-cat 3 open
April and May have brought the team lots of success and good times. Bryan Urakawa won the State Road Race championships for Cat 3 men. Mike Gile won the BUDU series XC Cat 1 men’s 40-49 divison and Ken Harmon won the Cat 2 division. Other wins on road and dirt have come from Sheila Walsh, Naoko Forderer, Jeanne DaGloria, and Larry Jorgenson (pictured below at VCRR).
Fischer Plumbing Cycling Team Finishes March Strong in Road and XC!
The Fischer Plumbing road and XC teams finished the first full month of road and XC racing strong, scoring many victories! Matt Lynch and Ken Harmon won their categories at the Whidbey Island XC races, and Rick Benson won his category at the always challenging Independence Valley Road Race! 3 wins in 1 weekend! Mike Gile won the Cat 1 race at BUDU’s westside XC series two weeks earlier as well.
Congrats also go out to Jeanee DaGloria for placing 2nd in her XC race, and Mike Gile for placing 3rd, even after having a mechanical issue. Overall, the team had 14 top 10 finishes over the weekend. Congrats to all the racers for representing Fischer Plumbing Cycling and all of our sponsors well.
The team is back to its winning ways… A strong presence and team work in every race!
Jet City Velo , racing as the Fischer Plumbing Cycling Team, is based in Seattle
JCV/Fischer Plumbing Cycling Team is a team of people who like to ride together, hang out together, and generally have fun. We encourage team members to race but do not expect it. Those of us who race do so because we enjoy competing. When we are in a race we all work with and complement each other”s different abilities and fitness levels. We have developed very solid groups of Men”s and Women”s Masters. We also have a strong group of Men”s and Women”s open category racers.
Racing is not the “be all and end all” of our lives, however. Most of us have careers and/or families but enjoy riding our bikes and staying fit and healthy. We are here because we want to be and look for like-minded individuals who also understand the team concept.
By riding as a team we are achieving individual success as well. We are having a great deal of fun and satisfaction pursuing our hobby as part of a community.
What to do if you have a car/bike accident?
John Duggan, (Warren & Duggan
) one of our sponsors, has written a great article about what to do if you get in an accident with a car.
Please read it (and ride safely!)