CashCall Cycling Team Spring Training Camp

New video created by Flick of the CashCall Cycling Team at their spring training camp.
Who said it never rains in Southern California.

Cascade Cycling Classic 2012

For the 2nd year in a row, the CashCall Mortgage Cycling Team headed up to Bend, OR for the 6 day Cascade Cycling Classic. One of the most difficult stage races of the season, Cascade takes the racers up long mountain climbs, through lava fields, and past ice cold glacial lakes.

The event begins with a fast and short Prologue. Not even 3 miles, a time trial-like event, the prologue sets the GC (General Classification) of the racers heading into stage 1. The organizers changed the prologue from 2011 to a less technical course around the Tetherow Gold Course. CashCall rider Devan Dunn had an amazing ride of 5:08 placing him in 8th place only 6 seconds behind the winner, out of 190 riders.

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Boise Twilight Criterium 3rd place finish!

Boise Twilight Podium, NCC
1st Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare)
2nd Carlos Alzate (Exergy)
3rd Michael Weicht (CashCall Mortgage Cycling Team)

We learned last year that Boise is one of the greatest cities to race in! The fans line the barriers 5-deep around the 4 turn course. Patrons from the eateries and pubs that line the course pour out onto the sidewalk for the Pro mens race which finishes as the sun sets.

This year proved to be just as exciting as the event began mid-day with a kids race and category events. The women’s pro field raced just before the mens event and as the national anthem was sung, the rain began to fall. This rain would continue off and on through the mens event, creating and nervous tension in the air. Boise had not received rain in weeks and the warm drops made the pavement and multiple man hole covers slicker than soap. Crashes quickly started happening on the backside of the course, sending over half the field to the pits for wheels and bikes. It looked like an odd game of “Sharks and Minnows” as 30 plus racers would re-enter the race as the peloton came whizzing by. Continue reading “Boise Twilight Criterium 3rd place finish!”