Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Snelling RR Results

Men Cat 3
Ryan Eastman: 8th

Women Cat 4 B
Lindsay Myers: 6th

Junior 13-14
Joey Nygaard: 3rd
Stanley Goto: 11th
Christian Villasana: 18th

Way to go, Swifties!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Scott Nydam

More Swifties in Videos

Check out this video about the Women's Crit at the ToC.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

BMC Rocks!

Ryan and I chased Scott Nydam up Trinity road with this poster during Stage 2 of the Tour of California. He had broken away from the field and had about a 5 minute gap when we got to run with him up the climb.

Congratulations to BMC on a great ride at the Tour of California. Alexandre Moos finished 10th overall and our guy Scott Nydam took the King of the Mountain jersey. Scott rode an incredible race, especially considering all of the obstacles that he had to overcome to get his mind and body on track for it. He went down hard a few weeks ago at the Tour of Qatar and then his dad was diagnosed with cancer. Here is an interview with him from the BMC racing blog :

He also mentioned Team Swift in this interview:

Swift is very lucky to have connections with a great professional team.

Merco Cycling Classic, March 1 and 2

Who's going to Merco? If you are leaving from Santa Rosa are you looking for a spot in the van? We leave Friday afternoon at 4PM and return on Sunday after the races.
Coach Laura

Team Swift at TOC

Young Swiftie Casey Bauer was interviewed for the CBS report on Stage 1.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Team Swift Tour of California Updates:

*Remember to wear your Team Swift T-shirt or Team Polo Shirt. If you don’t have one they will be available at the race.

*Kid’s Race Volunteers need to have signed releases to give to Dane Grant (Ryan’s Dad) and wear a Team Swift Jersey or jacket/vest over their T-Shirt.

*At 9AM we will begin assembly of our tent. Meet at the women’s registration location (details below).

*I don’t think you will be able to do much riding that day so it might be better not to bring your bike to the town center.

*Wear comfortable shoes, bring a camera and get ready for lots of fun.

See you Monday!
Coach Laura

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Snelling Road Race

The Snelling Road Race is Feb. 23. Since it's about 25 miles east of Merced, and the Junior 13-14 and 15-16 races start at 8:20 (17-18 isn't until 12:30), going up the night before is often recommended. Joey Nygaard and his mom will be staying at the Vagabond Inn Merced. Anyone else going up the night before?

Monday, February 11, 2008

Tour of California Stage 1

FEBRUARY 18, 2008

Stage 1: Sausalito to Santa Rosa
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Miles: 96.8, KM: 156
Finish ETA: 2:43-3:20 PM

Tour of California: Team Swift Raffle
Team Swift has a full day of activities starting at 9AM in downtown Santa Rosa. We will be selling raffle tickets for a Specialized Bicycle and Team High Road jersey, participating in the Kid’s Parade, assisting in the inaugural Women’s Amgen Tour of California Criterium and watching the Pro Men come racing into the finish line.

Note: The raffle winners will be announced on February 19 prior to the start of Stage 2.

9AM—meet at Women’s Race Day Registration, 640 Third Street (rear of the building on the D Street side.)
--Set up Team Swift tent & banners
--Distribute Team Swift waterbottles to Kid’s Parade Organizer
--Distribute Specialized Bike & Team High Road Jersey Raffle Tickets
10AM Volunteers for Kid’s Parade Assemble for instructions
11:00 AM Kid’s Parade
--10 Team Swift Rider Volunteers (riders who competed at the Cherry Pie Criterium) will Mentor the under-10-year-old parade—each volunteer will receive a TOC t-shirt
12:00-1:00PM Women’s Amgen Tour of California Criterium
--Volunteer to help in Pit #2—Eric & Tyler Brandt
--Ticket sales at VIP Tent, NorCal Tent and Specialized Tent
2:30PM Pro Men Stage 1 Finish
--Dissemble Team Swift Tent and Banners
--Drop off Banners to Stage 2 start location.
--Collect all Raffle Tickets

Stage 2, February 19th—Raffle Winner’s Announced prior to stage 2 start
Team Swift members that do not have school help announce prizes—Tyler Brandt

All Day: Junior members, parents and friends of the Team Swift Junior Cycling Development Team participate in and watch the Tour of California.
Raffle Prizes: Buy a book of Raffle Tickets 5 for $20 and sign up for great prizes including a complete Specialized bicycle
Parking: Is available on surface streets and at the fairgrounds. If you park near City Hall you might not be able to get out until after the Stage 1 finish. Streets generally open up right away and bike parking is being provided by the SRCC near City Hall.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Junior Points Series

2008 NCNCA Junior Point Series Race Schedule

02/10 Cherry Pie Criterium
02/23 Snelling Road Race
03/22 Copperopolis Road Race
04/05 Martinez Bay Front Criterium (no 13-14 race)
04/26 Wente Vineyards Road Race (no 13-14 race)
05/03 Cat's Hill Criterium
05/26 Sugar CRM Memorial Day Criterium
06/22 Mt Diablo Hill Climb

Tour of California Prologue--Any Swifties Going?

The Tour of California starts Feb. 17 with a prologue in Palo Alto at 1 pm. There's also a crit in Santa Rosa that day, but the junior races are early enough that people could probably do both if they want. Josef is. Anyone else? Who wants to meet up at the prologue?

Cherry Pie

Racing starts in Northern California for real this Sunday with the Cherry Pie Criterium in Napa, the first race in the Junior Points Series. Team Swift will have a good group there, hoping to win a pie or two. See you in Napa.