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Dear BMR sponsors,

Another season is officially upon us, and Spring has sprung in earnest. They say that California is starting another drought, but you wouldn't know it if you were riding around in the forest above UCSC; plenty of mud and tack to go around.

BMR team riders are tackling different projects with the start of the new season. I am dabbling in single speed racing at the Central Coast MTB series, Bruce is attacking the Prairie City mid-week series with a vengence, and Trina and Edwin are getting ready for an adventure race down south. All in all, the team is making it's mark throughout NorCal.

Most recently, I won the Napa Valley Dirt Classic, with the fastest Expert time of the day- across all age-groups, and both Trina and I made the podium at the Firestone Walker XC event in the Santa Ynes Valley under hot, dusty conditions.

Pat and I are looking forward to repeating our dominance of the 24 hrs. of Adrenaline event at Laguna Seca, Monterey, as part of the corporate team from Family Cycling Center. The event will be held the weekend of June 9th, a full month later than last year.

Thank you all for your continued support of Blackmarket Racing.

Mark "Howie" Howland
Team Director
Blackmarket Racing

Spring '07 race results:

Elite Masters 35+:

Mark Howland 22 April Napa Valley Dirt Classic 1st
Mark 03 March Central Coast MTB #3 (SS) 2nd
Mark 28 April Firestone Walker XC 2nd
Mark 31 March Central Coast MTB #5 (SS) 3rd
Mark 10 March Central Coast MTB #4 (SS) 4th
Pat Schott 03 March Central Coast MTB #3 (SS) 4th
Pat 11 February Central Coast MTB #1 (SS) 5th
Pat 10 March Central Coast MTB #4 (SS) 5th
Pat 31 March Central Coast MTB #5 (SS) 7th
Pat 22 April Napa Valley Dirt Classic (SS) 8th
Mark 15 April Santa Cruz Criterium 21st
Mark 07 April Copperopolis RR 35+1,2 28th

Elite Masters 45+:

Edwin Rambuski 28 April Firestone Walker XC 15th
Bruce Lodge 45+B 11 April Prairie City series 2nd
Bruce 31 March Central Coast MTB #5 5th
Bruce 10 March Central Coast MTB #4 6th
Bruce 03 March Central Coast MTB #3 7th
Bruce 18 April Prairie City series 8th
Bruce 04 April Prairie City series 16th
Bruce 11 February Central Coast MTB #1 16th
Bruce 07 April Copperopolis RR-45+5 24th

Elite Masters Women:

Trina Baumstieger 28 April Firestone Walker XC 4th

pat@ Toro
bruce @ Prairie
howie@ Toro


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