Monthly Archives: April 2016

Flat Creek trail work day – return of the ‘Cave Loop’!

Jointly organized by Vanessa from The Peddler race team, and Rick Gambino from Child Inc, an enthusiastic trail crew gathered at Flat Creek Crossing Ranch on Saturday morning to get in a few hours of trail work. We attacked the old creek trail which used to run down to the swimming hole and then up through the ‘Cave’. The trail had become overgrown and was filled with flood debris. With many strong backs and a chain saw, we were able to completely re-open it! It’s our hope that with a little more work, it can be brought back into the race loop.
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Paydirt At Flat Creek Crossing – April 16th

Team IPA home trail Flat Creek Crossing Ranch is hosting a Paydirt day on April 16th! Start at 9am, work for 3 hours, ride for 3 hours. This is a great way to get some Paydirt in and ride one of the best trails in Texas!

For more information about the Paydirt program, check out TMBRA’s post:

Online waiver can be found here:

Print it, sign it, bring it!

TMBRA XC Pace Bend 2016

While a few Team IPA’ers were slogging it out at the Austin Rattler, others made their way to Pace Bend for the latest race in the TMBRA XC series. The weather was perfect, the competition fierce, and Team IPA came away with even more podiums! Thanks as usual to Tobin and George for all their work putting these races on.


Cooper on the podium!


Lucie and Kristi on the podium!


Lucie looking fierce


Will on the podium


Ryan Gambino, representing Team IPA’s junior division, with a strong finish in the 12 and under!

2016 Austin Rattler!

Not surprisingly, only the brave and the foolhardy showed up for this one – the notorious Leadville qualifier. Coming in quickest was our HR (Hugs and Races) Director, Kyle Poole, with an impressive time of 4:43. Lisa Lennon pulled in a fast time of 5:10, and not too far behind, Gary Liardon came in on the singlespeed at 5:47. Ben Adair managed 6:26.

60-odd miles of dirt road and single track in Central Texas is no joke – well done, Team!

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Hammer Time at the 2016 Castell Grind!

A very large turnout by the team this past weekend in beautiful Castell, Texas, to celebrate our second anniversary by riding gravel. Some great results – Padre Mora took the 100km singlespeed hammer, Paulette Williamson Moczygemba took 5th place in the women’s 75km, and John Fruehe must be commended for a valiant attempt to re-take the 75 km singlespeed hammer.




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