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Dear BMR sponsors,

While we had a bit of respite locally on the first weekend of October, Trina and Edwin were busy racking up some time on the wood in upstate New York. Other parts of the country are really developing their cross programs, and upstate New York is a cross scene that is definitely heating up, as T & E found out. They were able to fly the BMR colors in style to double wins for each of them, while checking in on the form of the local talent on the Northern border.

A small lapse in my own form, although discouraging, has allowed the full depth of the 35+ team to be realized in the form of Tim Thompson. Renowned mountain bike racer and handler extraordinaire, Timmy has really hit his stride this season. Tim NAILED a pair super results against a stacked field at the BASP opener, and the Velo Bella Halloween extravaganza. We are both looking forward to the upcoming races where we can really ride a "team" race, taking turns attacking the group to better the team's chances for the win.

Janel has found that the bulk of her masters womens' competition has opted to race the Pro-Am races to better their form. In an effort to race in kind, Janel will now be racing the CCCX series in the Pro-Am class. Today actually marks the two year anniversary of Janel's last chemo treatment, and she has just recently realized that she finally feels 100% again. I would expect that she will continue to grow stronger as the season progresses, reinforcing what courage and determination can reveal, in the human spirit in each of us.

Bruce and Mark continue to make strides in form as we enter the real meat of the season. Bruce even had his strongest ride at CCCX #3 so far this season. Look for more, and even better results from the both of them.

 

Thank you all for your continued support of Blackmarket Racing.

Mark "Howie" Howland
Team Director
Blackmarket Racing

October '08 CX race results:

Elite Masters 35+:

Mark Howland 11 Oct. LARPD CX #3 1st
Tim Thompson 26 Oct. Surf City-Velo Bella Halloween CX 3rd
Tim 19 Oct. Bay Area Super Prestige CX #1 5th
Tim 12 Oct. CCCX #3 9th
Mark 19 Oct. BASP CX #1, McLaren Park, San Francisco 9th
Mark 26 Oct. Surf City-Velo Bella Halloween CX (Pro-Am event) 10th
Mark 12 Oct. CCCX #3 12th

Elite Masters 45+:

Edwin Rambuski 04 Oct. Hillbilly Hustle CX, Canada 1st
Edwin 05 Oct. Romp in the Swamp CX, Buffalo, NY 1st
Mark Abele 19 Oct. BASP #1, McLaren Park 4th
Edwin 19 Oct. BASP #1, McLaren Park 12th
Edwin 26 Oct. Surf City-Velo Bella Halloween CX 13th
Bruce Lodge (45+B) 12 Oct. CCCX #3 4th
Bruce 26 Oct. Surf City-Velo Bella Halloween CX 8th

Elite Masters Women:

Trina Baumsteiger 04 Oct. HillBilly Hustle CX, Canada (Pro-Am) 1st
Trina 05 Oct. Romp in the Swamp CX, Buffalo, NY (Pro-Am) 1st
Janel Lodge 19 Oct. BASP #1, McLaren Park 1st
Janel 11 Oct. LARPD CX #3 1st
Trina 19 Oct. BASP #1, McLaren Park (Pro-Am) 7th
Janel 12 Oct. CCCX #3 (Pro-Am) 10th
Janel 26 Oct. Surf City-Velo Bella Halloween CX (Pro-Am) 16th
Trina 26 Oct. Surf City-Velo Bella Halloween CX (Men's B race) 19th

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