Big O Hawaii Division comes up with a great result at the Castle to Hanauma TT! Great job Jason!
G$ Bridges to the break then destroys for the V!!
The new 2013 Big Orange kits have arrived! If you missed out you can still purchase one direct from the Team!
Big Orange brought it big time at the UCLR Road Race on the Devil’s Punchbowl course!
Cat 4 – 3rd – Julian Bowling
Cat 3 – 3rd – Dan Cobley
Masters 45+ – 1st – Jeff Konsmo
Pro/1/2 – 7th – Stathis Sakellariadis
GO BIG O!!!
MUCH has changed at Big Orange for 2013!! We have new sponsorship!! Dr. Derek Dee Orthopedics has teamed up with Big Orange!!! Also Ted’s Manhattan Cycles is our new shop sponsor, proudly partnering us with Giant Bikes and Giro accessories! We also take on RF10, MLD and Shark’s Cove.
We have a Pro/1/2 Squad! Damn straight! Big Orange is going to represent with the Big Boys with a stellar cast of riders including Eric Sammuli, Brian Kappas, Stathis Sakedalliaris, Jon Baskin and Mack Champlin.
BIG ORANGE IS GROWING FAST!! We DOUBLED our membership last year and are adding 3-4 new riders EVERY WEEK! Apparently we are on to something with the whole “not being dicks” thing! Keep up the good work and be proud to be Orange!!
Welcome John Hall back to Big Orange!! Fabulous Cat 2 climber who will join the 45+ squad next year!!
Also, BREWMASTER Joel Elliott joins us as an upcoming Cat 5. He is hungry for V’s. Cat 4 team take care of him, he’ll be joining you in no time. Oh yeah and he is the President of Strand Brewing Co. out on Telo St. Nice!
Outstanding day for Big Orange out at Bakersfield.
Tinkerbell WINS the Women’s Cat 3 race… by minutes!!
Jason Tso WINS the Men’s Cat 3 race… great teamwork by a brand new squad!
Jeff Konzmo 2nd in the Master’s 45+ race!
Proud of everyone who showed up to race this beast in the heat!!! Well done everyone!!
Here is his race report:
Early bird road race; easy rolling hills with beautiful pastured hills and free roaming cattle littering the landscape. The weather was surprisingly sunny and the wind I had expected was much more gentle then I assumed it would be. What little wind there was was blowing in our faces on the way out. The course is an out and back with a 1-1/2 mile steep pitch to the turn around. There were some spirited attacks by some very strong looking nor-cal guys but I judged the wind and decided that it would be too much work to have to power through considering that there is the steep climb and then the ride back to the finish. Coming up to the base of the climb I moved to the front of the field and slowly picked up the pace. My thoughts were that the run back into the finish is a fast 22 mile tailwind that will definitely favor a big field and by creeping the pace up on the climb and keeping it manageable enough for most guys people will start to POP off the back one at a time and rather then having one big group chasing there will be ten really small and less effective ones. By the time I reached the top of the hill I was accompanied by three other guys and the pace had reached well into the red zone. I half expected someone to attack up to the turn around and when nobody went I did. I made the turn around and gave one really good kick to send myself plummeting down the hill solo. At two miles past the turn around I peaked over my shoulder and spied two guys chasing at around 1/4mile back. I came around a turn and picked the pace up almost enough to call it an attack but keeping in mind that 20miles alone is a long way so I made sure to stay in my limits. When my legs hurt I spun a little, when I ran out out of breath I pushed a bigger gear and when my legs hurt and I was breathing really heavy I just remember what Chris walker says “just keep peddling” so I hunkered in and just kept peddling. I’m guessing I was going around 28-32mph most of the last solo 20miles. At 5k to go there is a short easy climb with a really good vantage point at the top, when I got to the top I looked down and saw the field coming around the bend at least a mile back! A minute later I saw the 1k sign, looked back-nobody.200meters- not a person in sight. By the time I hit 100meters I was cruising along at about 5mph and crossed the finish line getting the easiest win I’ve ever had. It was a nearly 3minute wait before the field showed up sprinting for second place!!!
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About Big Orange
- November 13, 2011 – Latigo Ride
7:00 am, General
- November 13, 2011 – TEAM NIGHT AT CYNERGY! THURSDAY NOV. 17th
2:42 pm, General
- December 3, 2011 – TEAM MEETING AT G3's
7:00 pm, General