Race news from 2015

For 2015, Burnside Forge Racing Division was delighted to welcome Wayne Lewis to our team. He also helped us to expand our team presence into the world of cyclocross.  We have represented from New England to Virgina and North Carolina, and have collectively had a race in all 12 months of the year.

I would like to thank our generous team sponsors… People’s Bicycle, Rushing Duck Brewing, American Icon Screenprinting, and Vince Vennitti… Your support is greatly appreciated!

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Wayne had a solid season on his 2 new bikes, first in XC where he stood on the podium 3 times in 7 races (including a 100-miler and a win at cathedral pines in coed teams) and finding his stride in cat1. He continued straight into CX season, working hard over 19 races to earn up to cat3, and finished with a trip to nationals in Asheville to close out the season.

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Cima came out swinging last February with a 5th place finish at Marty’s Fat 50, then followed with a win in the fatbike category at SSAP, and then 6th at the Bearscat 50 in Singlespeed. His season was going great, but by mid summer he was sidelined with a case of Lyme’s. But you can’t keep him down, Cima has recovered and will be back in 2016 with a vengeance.

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Personally, I felt 2015 was a great race season. A total of 33 races, 16 podiums, and 8 wins, and the NYS mtb series cat1/open Singlespeed title….  Ironically, looking back, my most memorable and exciting races were all 2nd place finishes… at the Stewart 45 in coed teams, Windham World Cup, and the ss race at CheshireCX. Banging shoulders, hitting the wall, and then going over it. It’s about the fight, the fun, and the spirit. Can’t wait to see what 2016 holds!

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