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Dear BMR sponsors,

OK, OK, so maybe we are in drought right now. No sooner had I sent out the last round of results, claiming wet trails and deep mud, did the arid conditions come to stay. Dry, dusty trails in warm weather have greeted us through most of the last couple months worth of racing.

Bruce really tackled the lions share of the racing this Spring. He did both the mid-week Prairie City events, as well as most of the Central Coast CX MTB events, earning a difficult top 5 overall in each of those series.

My whole single speed experiment was more than less, a success. But success, like many things, can have it's own drawbacks as well. I was able to put back-to-back wins together in the middle of the CCCX series, but became overconfident in my gear selection at the final two races. A man needs to know his limits. Those limits carry a big stick. The final race came down to a do-or-die scenario for me to win the series. If I won the final, I would win the overall title. What happened next can only be described as nothing short of a catastrophic meltdown. Well, second overall is still good for an experiment, no?...

Pat held on for 5th overall in the CCCX MTB series, and he and I did our share to secure Family Cycling Center's defense of the 24 hrs. of Adrenaline title we earned last year, at the infamous Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey. The team rode the event in dominant fashion, securing the lead in the first of 26 laps, and never relinquished it throughout the event. We finished the event with about a lap and a half over our next corporate division competitors.

Thank you all for your continued support of Blackmarket Racing.

Mark "Howie" Howland
Team Director
Blackmarket Racing

Spring/Summer '07 race results:

Elite Masters 35+:

Mark Howland 19 May Central Coast MTB #6 (SS) 1st
Mark 02 June Central Coast MTB #7 (SS) 1st
Pat Schott 09 June 24hrs. of Adrenaline 1st
Mark 09 June 24hrs. of Adrenaline 1st
Mark 23 June Central Coast MTB #8 (SS) 2nd
Pat 20 May Skyline Ranch MTB 2nd
Mark 30 June Central Coast MTB Final overall (SS) 2nd
Mark 30 June Central Coast MTB Final (SS) 3rd
Pat 30 June Central Coast MTB Final overall (SS) 5th

Elite Masters 45+:

Bruce Lodge 45+B 02 June Central Coast MTB #7 2nd
Bruce 30 June Central Coast MTB Final overall 4th
Bruce 19 May Central Coast MTB #6 5th
Bruce 30 May Prairie City MTB series #7 5th
Bruce 13 June Prairie City MTB series #9 5th
Bruce 27 June Prarie City MTB Final overall 5th
Bruce 06 June Prairie City series #8 6th
Bruce 20 June Prairie City series #10 6th
Bruce 30 June Central Coast MTB #9 6th
Bruce 02 May Prarie City MTB #5 7th
Bruce 09 May Prarie City MTB #6 11th
Bruce 23 June Central Coast MTB #8 11th

Elite Masters Women:

XXX XXX BMR women at high altitude training camp... XXX

brute'
single pain
sunset bruce


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