Team Campmor

Team Campmor

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

NJCX State Championships



Congratulations to Laura Winberry for winning the Elite Women's New Jersey State Cyclocross Championship! Sunday was a perfect day in Phillipsburg NJ, just across the river from Easton, Pa. Snow was falling, making for a technical, slippery course as the day went on. There was much excitement in the air, as what might be expected when you mix, snow, waffles and cyclocross racers together at the end of the season. Also racing from Team Campmor were Art White, Ellen White and Tara Walhart.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Whitmore's Super Cross Cup

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Art took some video clips of women's 3/4 and 45+ race with hills and real single track. It was a very cool course. Team on the podium both days!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Campmor H2H Series Awards Dinner





Team Results:

Art White - 2nd Pro
Laura Winberry - 4th Pro
Joe Azze - 10th Pro
Ed Ceccolini - 12th Pro

Marianne Santangelo - 2nd Cat 1 40+
Zach Koop - 3rd Cat 1 19-29
Ellen White - 3rd Cat 1 40+
Tom Stanowski - 4th Cat 1 50+
James Wilbur - 5th Cat 1 40-49
Darlene Phillips - 5th Cat 1 40+
Jeff Coneys - 11th Cat 1 40-49
Joe Barros - 14th Cat 1 40-49
Jeremy Swift - 16th Cat 1 30-39

Tara Walhart - 9th Cat 2 19-39
Tyler Conlon - 14th Cat 2 19-29

Monday, November 16, 2009

U.S Grand Prix of Cyclocross - Mercer



7:30 a.m.: Art and I pull up to Mercer County Park in a light misting rain. It had been raining there already for two days. Cars were lining up in the field.... over a thousand registered racers. This was the big foshizzle come to New Jersey. Racing from Campmor were: Laura, Tara and Art only in his 5th cross race. Destiny or my my better judgement had me at this race to support, and I do love to give back to my dear friends and teammates at the races at least one day a year. This was it.... slicker, rubber booties and umbrella. I had a blast!

Mud, lots of excitement, mud with grass, cowbells, mud, screaming, and more mud. What a day. I was exhausted just spectating. The Campmorians rocked out there with 3 podium finishes and no pitt bikes. Just hard working legs and spirits! -Ellen


Art finishing 3rd behind Richard Sachs


Laura 1st and 2nd place for both days


ah yes, and the clean up.....

Monday, October 26, 2009

Westwood Velo Cross



New Jersey cyclocross racing made a stop a few miles from the Campmor store last Sunday. This was probably the closest race to my house that I have ever attended. I considered riding there, but bailed because of logistics. Good thing, because my efforts would have seemed non existent after finding out that Rob Lichtenwalner had ridden 80 miles each way from Philadelphia to race. The fall foliage was about perfect, and I was reminded that I live in a beautiful place.

It was a welcoming sight to arrive at a cross race and see so many familiar mountain bike faces, many of them new to racing cross. The Campmorians rocked out there as usual, with Laura winning the A women and Gavi from the store winning the A men. Good times racing and spectating!
- Ellen

Team Results:
Laura Winberry - 1st A women
Ellen White - 2nd B women
Art White - 2nd 55+ men

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Campmor H2H Leaf Blower


photo by coog: http://coog.smugmug.com/Sports

Team Results:
Marianne Santangelo - 2nd Cat 1 40+
Ellen White - 3rd Cat 1 40+
Darlene Phillips - 4th Cat 1 40+
Zach Koop - 6th Cat 1 19-29
Joe Barros - 8th Cat 1 40-49
James Wilbur - 10th Cat 1 40-49
Jeremy Swift - 12th Cat 1 30-39

Ellen's race report: http://pixyandabike.blogspot.com/2009/10/ringwood-race.html

Laura's race report: http://humblecoalition.blogspot.com/2009/10/dee-enn-eff.html

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Campmor H2H Rumble in the Jungle

and the rain curse continues .....





....there is a Titus under there somewhere.

Team Results:
Laura Winberry - 1st Pro/open
Joe Azze - 5th Pro
Art White - 7th Pro
Darlene Phillips - 2nd Cat 1 40+
Ellen White - 3rd Cat 1 40+
Zach Koop - 4th Cat 1 19-29
Tom Stanowski - 4th Cat 1 50+
James Wilbur - 5th Cat 1 40-49
Marianne Santangelo - 5th Cat 1 40+
Jeff Coneys - 9th Cat 1 40-49

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Campmor H2H Chainstretcher

Team Campmor Results:

Ed Ceccolini - 1st Pro
Joe Azze - 5th Pro
Art White - 9th Pro
Marianne Santangelo - 2nd Cat 1 40+
Zach Koop - 3rd Cat 1 19-29
Darlene Phillips - 3rd Cat 1 40+
Ellen White - 4th Cat 1 40+
Tom Stanowski - 6th Cat 1 50+
James Wilbur - 9th Cat 1 40-49
Joe Barros - 13th Cat 1 40-49
Tara Walhart - 6th Cat 2

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Windham Kenda Cup East







Windham Team results:

Ellen White - 1st XC Cat 1 50+
James Wilbur - 3rd XC Cat 1 45-49
Laura Winberry - 4th XC Cat 1 25-29
Art White - 7th XC Single Speed open

Art White - 10th Super-D Pro
Laura Winberry - 1st Super D 19-39
Ellen White - 1st Super-D 40+
James Wilbur - 3rd Super-D 40-49

Complete results here: http://www.windhammountainbike.com

More pictures on Laura's blog. Race report on Ellen's blog.


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Mount Snow Team Results:

Art White - 62nd Pro XC
Marianne Santangelo - 1st XC Cat 1 45-49
Ellen White - 2nd XC Cat 1 50-54
Tom Stanowski - 2nd XC Cat 1 60-64
Laura Winberry - 4th XC Cat 1 25-29
James Wilbur - 4th XC Caat 1 45-49

Laura Winberry - 3rd Super-d open
Marianne Santangelo - 4th Super-d open
Ellen White - 5th Super-d open
James Wilbur - super-d 40+
Art White - super-d pro

Friday, July 17, 2009

Dirty Thursdays at Ringwood



Art has been coordinating an evening weekday trail building project up at Ringwood called "Dirty Thursdays". He along with Team members, Willy, Ellen, Tom, Marianne and Laura have been pitching in when they can to complete this re-route. A big thanks to all the other volunteers as well, especially Carlos. Yesterday major headway was made with the relocation of a monster rock placed in the switchback turn. The project is nearing completion. Next work days: Thursday July 23 and Sunday July 26.





Thursday, July 16, 2009

Campmor H2H Bulldog Rump


photo by gtluke: http://gtluke.smugmug.com/biking/831996

Team Results:
Laura Winberry -3rd Pro/open
Art White - 7th Pro/open
Marianne Santangelo - 1st Cat 1 (40+)
Ellen White - 3rd Cat 1 (40+)
Zach Koop - 4th Cat 1 (19-29)
James Wilbur - 6th Cat 1 (40-49)
Jeff Coneys - 8th Cat 1 (40-49)
Tyler Conlon - 12th Cat 2 (19-29)

Ellen's race report:

The Bulldog Rump race which takes place in small but beautiful Kittatinny Valley State Park is always a fun event. The course varies from year to year, and this year it was similar to the 2005 Running of the Dogs race course. I have very fond memories of that course as it was my first single-speed race, and actually my first single-speed ride. Feeling good about the course, I was so relaxed going into the race, that I forgot my bottle of Heed. Thanks to Art, as he gave me one of his.

As part of my warm up, I set out to find a hill long enough to elevate my heart rate. The Cat 2’s were still on course, so I found one hill off the field that was not in the race. It was last year’s finish, and resembled a ravine with large towering rocks on both sides. After my interval, the climb dead ended, so I turned around to ride back down for another interval. I was taken back by the sight of a family of small bears looking down at me from the rocks above. As cute as they were, they looked a bit confused, as would be expected with hundreds of racers in their home. They were too close for comfort and I did not see any momma, so I got out of there and looked for a new warm up spot. At that time it dawned on me, how cool it is to race mountain bikes, when you get to see bears.

Off the start of the race, I decided to settle in behind Serruto. As we entered the singletrack there was much cheering. If there was one thing about this race that stood out, I would say it was all the cheering around the field. A big thanks to Zach’s family, who have been at nearly every race cheering us on. The cheering on Sunday was a huge help.

The course was slick in spots from showers the night before. I was trying to hold onto Serruto, and Marianne was on my wheel as well. I had a close call when I nearly shot off the course like a ping-pong ball on greased rocks. From there on I had a better idea of were my boundaries should be, and where I needed to push. Within a mile, my stomach cramped and I needed to back off a tad. I let Marianne by and could see she was right on Serruto’s wheel.

My stomach settled down after about 5 or 10 minutes, and just as I was bringing myself back up to race speed, I caught a glimpse of riders ahead of me and across the back field. Now I had a carrot in front of me, and the games began. One by one, I chased carrots. The more I ate, the better I could see. I seemed to get faster as the course became familiar. I dug the three sisters climbs on the back third. That third little stinker hurt all four times, but I tried not to give in to the pain. I envisioned all the cheering people back in the field, which made that moment of pain seem just so brief and worthwhile, and it was over in seconds.

I rolled into the finish feeling strong. I was very surprised to find out I was only 43 seconds behind Serruto. I was also thrilled to find out that Marianne had taken the win. It feels great to have a strong race, but even better when your friend and team mate has that special day as well.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Campmor H2H Lewis Morris Challenge


Marianne

Team Results:
Laura Winberry - 3rd Pro/open
Joe Azze - 9th Pro/open
Art White - 11th pro/open
Marianne Santangelo - 3rd Cat 1 40+
Ellen White - 4th Cat 1 40=
Zach Koop - 5th Cat 1 19-29
Tom Stanowski - 5th Cat 1 50+
James Wilbur - 11th Cat 1 40-49


Joe


Willy


Art


Zach


Laura


Tom


Joe B
( photos by gtluke: http://gtluke.smugmug.com/biking/826367)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Campmor H2H Series Dark Horse Gallop


Art enjoying a splash. - photo by gtluke. Check out more pictures here: http://gtluke.smugmug.com/biking/816378

There have been jokes circulating that the H2H Series should be named the H2O Series, and The Dark Horse Gallop fit right in with that rumor. It was a wet race to say the least. All of team Campmor that started the race, finished the race, and in those conditions that was quite an accomplishment. We are all hoping for sunny days ahead.


Team Results:
Laura Winberry - 2nd Pro/open
Art White - 9th Pro/open
Ellen White - 2nd Cat 1 40+
Zach Koop - 4th Cat 1 19-29
James Wilbur - 6th Cat 1 40-49
Tom Stanowski - 7th Cat 1 50+
Jeremy Swift - 17th Cat 1 30-39
Tara Walhart - 4th Cat 2 19-39
Tyler Conlon - 16th Cat 2 19-29

Monday, May 25, 2009

Campmor H2H Tymor 5/17



Team Results:
Laura Winberry - 2nd Pro/open
Art White - 15th pro/open
Marianne Santangelo - 2nd Cat 1
Ellen White - 4th Cat 1
Zach Koop - 5th Cat 1
Tom Stanowski - 6th Cat 1
Jeremy Swift - 7th Cat 1
Jeff Coneys - 14th Cat 1
Tyler Conlon - 3rd Cat 2
Tara Walhart - 9th Cat 2

More pictures here:
http://coog.smugmug.com/Sports/720578

Monday, May 4, 2009

Campmor H2H Series Spring Cleaning 5/3


a good day for rubber shoes

Date: May 3, 2009
Location: Wawayanda State Park

Close to 400 racers showed up for the season opener of the Campmor H2H Series Spring Cleaning race. I think I saw some of the largest Cat 3 fields and women's fields that I have seen in quite some time. There was a lot of excitement in the air as the racers got under way. The weather was a bit dismal with some on and off drizzle, but it didn't seem to effect the early racers. As the day went on, the drizzle became more steady, and racers began to wear mud and big grins. It seemed like the more it rained, the louder the cheering sections became during the Cat 2 race. It was great to be at a race and be part of the whole racing community scene once again. People were making the best of the weather and having a good time. Once the Pro race was under way, the rain seemed more steady. The racers seemed to come through the feed zone half down to business and half sombre, as the conditions deteriorated. With a long race, finishing was an effort for many, but Laura, Jeff and Joe came through with a smile every time! - Ellen

Team Results:

Ed Ceccolini - 3rd Pro/open
Laura Winberry - 4th Pro/open
Joe Azze - 10th - Pro/open
Art White - 12th Pro/open

Marianne Santangelo - 2nd Cat 1 40+
Darlene Phillips - 3rd Cat 1 40+
Jeff Coneys - 14th Cat 1 40-49
Jeremy Swift - 20th Cat 1 30-39

Tara Walhart - 7th Cat 2
Tyler Conlon - 8th Cat 2 19-29




More pictures here: http://coog.smugmug.com/gallery/8113648_jmgEj#529142855_UAneu

Monday, April 27, 2009

Team Campmor All Girl Pre-Ride





On April 25 Team Campmor led an All Girl Pre-Ride of the Campmor H2H Series Race course at Wawayanda. The race will take place the following weekend on May 3rd. An amazing 20 women showed up to check out the challenging 9 mile course. Campmor racers Darlene Phillips, Ellen White and Marianne Santangelo, along with Jessica Hoevermann from Team Bulldog organized and led the ride and picnic. It was a fun day of sharing, learning and networking for all. Expect to see some new women coming out to race this year!

Next All Girl Ride and skills practice on May 9th 1:00 at Kittatinny Valley State Park. Open to all levels.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tucson Spring Training



Marianne, Art and I spent one week mountain biking in the Catalina Mountains just north of Tucson in Arizona. The weather was amazing! Warm sunshine put smiles on our faces every day. Not as many rocks as Ringwood, but cactus thorns and rattlesnakes kept us on our toes. What a nice way to avoid mud season and jump start into spring. - Ellen

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Laura In Ecuador





Laura is in Ecuador brushing up her spanish, getting in some spring training and maybe a few early races. Check her blog for pictures and stories: http://humblecoalition.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Laura in New Jersey Monthly



Laura's article on commuting to work on bike has been published in New Jersey Monthly:

http://njmonthly.com/articles/lifestyle/health_and_wellness/cycling-through-the-seasons.html