The Dog Days of Summer may be here …

… but not for Team IPA! It’s furnace time in Central Texas, and the team has been out and about, across the US and beyond.

Hoss and Paulette kicked the summer off with a mighty 6,000 mile round trip to Oregon, joined by Karen when they were up there.

 

Meanwhile Angela and Amy rode 49 miles from Bentonville to Fayetteville AR on the Razorback Greenway, and then caught a bus back to Bentonville.

 

STB took off and rode the St. Joseph Gran Gravel 500 in East Texas, finishing in 2 days, 23.5 hours.

 

Earlier in the summer, The Sheilas had headed for Canada to participate in the year’s Tour Divide, making it well into the US before being forced to retire due to illness. A great experience, nonetheless!

 

Young Carrie headed for Iowa and rode this year’s Ragbrai!

 

Here’s a video Ed Rivas posted from Keystone … enduro, brah!

 

Meanwhile, the San Angelo chapter hopped on their gravel bikes and rode the Cactus & Crude MS150, from Midland to Lamesa to Lubbock.

Molly and Don raced the Telluride 100, and Brian was there to course marshal.

 

Good times — and it’s only the beginning of August! Stay tuned for pictures from Monarch Crest!

2017 Hill Country Bicycle Works ‘Gears and Guns’ Event!

A strong turnout by the Austin and San Angelo chapters of Team IPA Racing for a great weekend of riding, revelry, and range firing at this increasingly popular annual event. Two podium finishes – congrats to Don Smith (competed in both riding and running events) and to Kyle Poole, and also to Marlon Miller for a really strong effort.

2017 Castell Grind!

A strong turnout from the team for this classic Central Texas gravel event, with good placings in the 50 km, 75 km, and 100 km categories – including third place in the 50 km and a first place in the 100 km women’s singlespeed categories.

Team IPA at Desert Fest 2017

Many members of the team, including the San Angelo contingent, made their way out to Lajitas, Texas for the Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest. This yearly event is a 3 day mountain bike fest in gorgeous West Texas and benefits the Big Bend State and National Parks. The drive may be grueling, but it’s well worth it for the views!

787 6 Hour Race at Reimers Ranch

Three of us braved the 40-50 mph gusts to enjoy the 6 Hr event at Reimer’s Ranch, put on by our good friends at 787 Racing, the event benefiting 787’s junior racing development community. The good news – all three of us won a 3rd Place podium position in our respective categories!

Men’s 50+ 3rd Place: Don Smith
Women’s Open 3rd Place: Carrie Arnold
Men’s Single Speed 3rd Place: Tony Fryer

Hill Country Marathon

Despite appalling weather, the team and friends pulled off a solid TMBRA event on December 3. 47 racers showed up to ride in the wet, muddy conditions … and most claimed that they had a good time doing so!

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Six Hours of the Dinosaur!

Three of us traveled to the Flatlands of the West this weekend, to hang out with the TIPAR San Angelo Division, meet new people, and get some miles in at the annual 6 hour event. The trail network is fun, with flowing singletrack and some decent climbing considering how flat it is. Two of us retired early due to hear, but young Carrie slogged it out until the end, finishing off in the dark. She took First Place in the Solo Female category!

TIPAR at the Dino