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Dear BMR sponsors,

We have had a hectic transition into Summer for the team, mostly due to the shock of Janel's cancer diagnosis. Janel is weathering the most important challenge of her life with the kind of character and determination she applies to her bike racing. You may stay abreast of Janel's condition here, while she soldiers into the second half of her chemo treatments. We are looking forward to later in the cross season, when Janel will be making her re-entry into racing for BMR.
This Summer we saw Bruce take a convincing victory in the 35th Annual Firefighter Summer Olympics. With very little time on the race course for preriding, and enduring extreme temps., Bruce survived a talented field and a small crash to seal the deal in his second attempt at this event. I was also able to book-end the Summer campaign with a nice win at the Howell Mountain Challenge, on the Angwin (Napa) race course, with the fastest expert time of the day (in any age group).
This time of the season is very hectic for us in preparation of our cyclocross campaign. We have several new sponsors to the team, and most have faithfully returned for another season of the "hardest hour of your life." Our season opener is Sept. 24th, with the boys at CCCX, but you can always check our race schedule to see where we'll be racing next.
Until then.....

Thank you all for your continued support of Blackmarket Racing.

Mark "Howie" Howland
Team Director
Blackmarket Racing

Summer 2006 race results:

Elite Masters 35+:

Mark Howland 13 August Howell Mountain Challenge 1st
Bruce Lodge 22 July Firefighter Summer Olympics 1st
Mark 02 July CCCX MTB Final (pro) 2nd
Pat Schott 13 August Howell Mountain Challenge (SS) 2nd
Mark 04 June CCCX MTB #5 (pro) 3rd
Mark 02 July CCCX MTB series overall (pro) 3rd
Pat 18 June CCCX MTB #6 (SS) 3rd
Mark 18 June CCCX MTB #6 (pro) 4th
Pat 04 June CCCX MTB #5 (SS) 4th
Bruce 02 July CCCX MTB Final (Sport 45+) 4th
Pat 02 July CCCX MTB Final (SS) 4th
Pat 02 July CCCX MTB series overall (SS) 5th
Bruce 18 June CCCX MTB #6 (Sport 45+) 6th
Bruce 04 June CCCX MTB #5 (Sport 45+) 8th
Mark 05 August Fort Ord RR 11th
Bruce 02 July CCCX MTB series overall (Sport 45+) 14th
Mark 19 August Dunnigan Hills RR 14th
Mark 20 August Suisun Harbor Criterium 16th

Elite Masters Women:

Katrina Baumsteiger 26 August San Ardo RR 2nd
Janel Lodge 02 July CCCX MTB series overall 3rd
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