For Sale: Pinarello FP3 $2900 – proceeds to Globalbike
Here is your chance to purchase a great bike at a fantastic price AND help your favorite charity! This bike is owned by the Globalbike team and was used for a couple months last winter by one of its riders before the team issue Boyd Bikes came in. Globalbike supporter Bike Worx supplied the bike at their cost to the team. Now, the team needs to sell it and all the profit from the sale goes directly to the globalbike organization to purchase bicycle in developing countries in Africa and South America.
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Pinarello FP3 For Sale - Raise Money for Globalbike
Elite Men's Time Trial Podium
Globalbike’s Bobby Sweeting rode an impressive time to secure 3rd place in Time Trial at the Elite National Championships in Bend Oregon. Sweeting’s time was 15secs faster than the fastest time last year. “I knew it was a good time when I came across the line,” said Sweeting. “It was much faster than I had gone in 2009. I just had to wait it out to see how other people did. USADA kept me in the holding pen after I crossed the line waiting to see if I was one of the mandatory top 2 to be tested. After Olheiser and Harm crossed the line, they released me to go.” Sweeting’s time aboard his Boyd Bow and Aero TT bike was 45:38, 23secs slower than second place Daniel Harm and 53sec slower than the winner Micheal Olheiser.
Sweeting lines up in the Criterium today and will also compete in the road race on Sunday. WAY TO GO BOBBY!
new pulley wheels from Hawk Racing
Globalbike sponsor, Hawk Racing has a few new products to add to their super low-friction bearing category. Now available: Derailleur pulley wheels for Shimano and SRAM, as well as, bearings for your BB30 crank.
%10 off coupon code: GLOBALBIKE2010
Click here and follow the link to the Hawk online store. Enter the code, and save %10.
Still available are the low-friction bottom brackets that the team have been riding all season. The team can attest that these BBs are amazing and you can FEEL the difference.
Quick test: Move your chain off of the chainrings on your bike and give the crank a good spin. How long does it take to come to a stop? If your answer is that it only makes a couple turns before stopping, you need a Hawk BB. The Hawk models spin and spin for a long time. Now try this with the pulley wheels on your rear derailleur. Again, the Hawk version spins and spins.
Hawk Racing Low Friction BB30 bearings
Help the Globalbike Organization, buy Socks!
Now you can have your very own pair of Globalbike socks! These high top gems from DeFeet have been getting a lot of admiration on the feet of the team. DeFeet is now selling the socks on their DeFeet for a Cause webpage to help raise money for the Globalbike Organization. Join the Globalbike family by wearing Green on your next ride!
Only $10 pair, order yours at DeFeet
Team Globalbike continued its rise as one of the best amateur teams in the US last week at the Nature Valley Grand Prix in Minnesota. The race was comprised of 6 stages over 5 days, combining the disciplines of Time Trial, Criterium, and Road Race to make a challenging event for the the 22 teams entered in the men’s Pro/1 category. Globalbike brought 8 racers to the event, occupying one of the few spots reserved for amateur teams. The team’s performance earlier in the year made an impression on the race organizers who invited the team.
Bobby Sweeting takes 7th in the "Non-Aero" Time Trial
Globalbike’s General Classification hopeful Bobby Sweeting started the race well with an impressive 7th place finish in the Time Trial. This year, the race organizers opted to make the TT “Non-Aero”, prohibiting the use of TT bikes, disc wheels, or aero helmets.
Sweeting slipped back a couple notches in GC over the next few days as other riders gained intermediate time bonuses. Not perturbed, Sweeting waited for the final day to make his own bid to move up. In the final criterum that included the infamous Chilkoot hill in Stillwater MN, Sweeting took 13th on the stage and propelled himself up to 6th place in the final overall classification.
This was an impressive result for the team, placing Sweeting as the best amateur in the race (Sweeting was not awarded the best amateur jersey due to a new rule that excluded riders who had pro contracts in the previous 3 years from being eligible).
Only 4 professional teams had riders ahead of Bobby in the final GC. That means Globalbike finished better than any rider from Trek-Livestrong, Fly-V Australia, Bissell Pro Cycling, Team Type 1, and Kenda-Gear grinder.
Be sure to check out full reports with photos from each stage at Carolina Cycling News
Watch the video of the last stage.
Alder on the attack
The NC residents of Team Globalbike (Alder Martz, Ben Miller, David Forkner, and Josh Whitmore) toed the line on Friday night at the NC State Criterium Championships. Held in downtown Salisbury NC, the race drew a strong field of fresh young talent and veterans alike. The racing was aggressive with attack after attack trying their luck off the front, but nothing seemed to stick. Globalbike was attentive at the front of the race covering moves and trying several of their own. One solo move from Alder Martz looked good for several laps near the end, but that too was brought back.
All together with about 5 laps to go, the team enacted the group finish sprint plan – control the group and provide leadout to sprinter David Forkner. The plan went went smoothly as the team amassed at the front and provided the perfect 4 lap leadout for David. Ben Miller started the train at the front and lasted several laps setting a tempo that was just fast enough to discourage attacks. Alder Martz took over next, drilling it up the start/finish hill with one to go and keeping us lined out around the first 3 turns of the course. Josh Whitmore took over with 2 turns to go, upping the pace to apply pressure on anyone trying to move up. After the last turn, Forkner turned on the afterburners and crossed the line first.
David Forkner, NC state champion
Will you accept the challenge?
This weekend marks the 2nd annual Ceasars Head Challenge, a Grand Fondo Style event to benefit the Globalbike Organization. Join the team on your choice of 33, 62, or 102 mile options with the longer routes including an ascent of the famed Ceasars Head climb to the airy heights of the NC Mountains. After the event, you will enjoy some of the finest local BBQ. Info on the event can be found at the event website. Also, check out a great article on the event at Carolina Cycling News
We’ll see you there!