Thursday, January 15, 2009


2009 is here and we are working on lining up sponsorship and designing team kits for the year. After a GREAT 2008 season that ran well into the fall, we look forward to an even better upcoming season. Whether you're skiing, riding, or hibernating, we can't wait to have you join us outside in the spring! All 2008 results are posted on the website at Let us know if you can help with finalizing sponsors or other organizational duties...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Eldora Race This Weekend

Good luck to everyone going up to the Eldora Escape races this weekend!
Short Track on Saturday and XC on Sunday.
Go Team F.I.Taos!!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Recent Race Results (Mountain and Road)

Some really great racing is happening! Remember to email your results to me so I can include your finishes. A lot of rides and races coming up throughout the rest of August and September so it’s not to late to get out there and give it a try…

Team F.I.Taos TSV Short Track XC Fun Race - Wednesday August 13, 2008

Mini Race
1st Nalia Kast (6)
2nd Berkeley Kast (3)

B Race
1st Stacey McClurg (39)
2nd Sparrow Skywalker (3)
1st Caleb Kast (13)
2nd Rio Graab (11)
3rd Forest Rach (8)
4th Ezra Tredwin (8)

A Race
1st Victoria Henry (19)
2nd Haley Rach (11)
1st Doug Kast (32)
2nd Brendan Curran (37)
3rd Caleb Maher (14)
4th Bailey Corry (13)
5th Boden Franklin (10)
6th Leroy Martinez (45)
7th Bob Franklin (62)
8th Greg Rach (36)

Pajarito Punishment Mountain Bike Race - August 9, 2008 Los Alamos, NM

Junior Beginner Women 18 and under
1st Carolina McGarity
2nd Sparrow Skywalker

Junior Beginner Men 18 and under
4th Bailey Corry
5th Caleb Kast

Beginner Men 40-49
1st Carlos McGarity

Sport Men 30-39
13th Tim Gallegos
14th Brendan Curran

Single Speed Men (Expert)
5th Doug Kast

Leadville 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race - August 9
Bob Crouch (raced Lance Armstrong and finished!)

Prison Loop Road Race - Santa Fe, NM - August 27
2nd Scott Warren

Gateway Colorado Road Races - August 9-10
1st Scott Warren (Saturday race)
2nd Scott Warren (Sunday race)

Frazer Mountain Madness Results

25 people raced from our team this weekend! Great courses, lots of truly stellar performances!

Hill Climb Saturday July 26, 2008
Macky Franklin 3rd Pro Men
Susie Fiore 2nd Pro Women
Lewis Gaffney 1st Junior Expert Men 18 and under (6th place OVERALL!)
Scott Warren 1st Expert 19-29
Sean Cassily 3rd Expert Men 30-39
Michael Wagener 4th Expert 19-29
Greg Rach 2nd Sport 30-39
Rich Meredick 3rd Sport 30-39
Jacob Gonzales 5th Sport 30-39
Brendan Curran 6th Sport 30-39

Participants in the Kid’s Race Saturday July 26, 2008
Haley Rach
Sparrow Skywalker
Forest Rach
Trempealeau Morninglight
Nalia Kast
Berkeley Kast

Cross Country Sunday July 27, 2008
Cat LeGere 1st Beginner Women19-29

Haley Rach 1s Junior Beginner Women 14 and under
Michaela Fiore 2nd Junior Beginner Women 14 and under

Robbie de Burlo 1st Junior Beginner Men 15-18

Caleb Maher 1st Junior Beginner Men 14 and under
Bailey Corry 3rd Junior Beginner Men 14 and under
Caleb Kast 4th Junior Beginner Men 14 and under
Bridger Fiore 5th Junior Beginner Men 14 and under

Tim Gallegos 1st Beginner Men 30-39

Doug Kast 1st place Single Speed Men

Rich Meredick 3rd Sport Men 30-39
Jake Gonzales 4th Sport Men 30-39

Lewis Gaffney 1st Junior Expert Men

Sean Cassily 4th Expert Men 30-39
Michael Wagener Expert Men 30-39

Macky Franklin 2nd Pro Men

Team F.I.Taos Results:
Allison Dunlap Junior Olympic Event
Haley Rach 1st Beginner 10 and under women
Michaela Fiore 1st Beginner 13-14 women
Bridger Fiore 2nd Beginner 11-12 men
Caleb Maher 1st Beginner 13-14 men
Bailey Corry 2nd Beginner 13-14
Robbie de Burlo 1st Beginner 15-16 men
Lewis Gaffney 1st Expert 15-16 men

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Frazer Mountain Madness is coming up fast! This coming weekend July 25 and 26 in TSV. Let's have a BIG Team F.I.Taos turnout and show 'em what it's all about. This is a big race in our backyard. The Hill Climb is on Saturday and the XC is on Sunday. Both events are part of the NM Off Road Series. The Junior classes are also part of the Allison Dunlap Junior Olympic Series. If you don't want to race, call Roger and Kerrie and volunteer to help. We can always use more support out on the course. See you all there! Go Team F.I.Taos!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

TSV Time Trial Hill Climb Results!

July 16 was a perfect day for a hill climb...unless you were counting on a huge tailwind like we had for the last event! We were missing some riders (lots of folks out of town and maybe a few enjoying some couch time) but still had 20 come out and try their hardest. The pizza afterwards at Pizano's was mmmmmmmm good.

Men Road Bike
Juniors 14 and under
1st place: Caleb Kast 1:02:27
Juniors 15-18
1st place: Lewis Gaffney 36:48
2nd place: Isaiah Tyree 43:18
1st place: Greg Rach 36:30 (single speed)
2nd place: Doug Kast 37:06
3rd place: Sean Cassily 40:31
1st place: Dave Mount 37:20
2nd place: Shawn Howard 37:50
3rd place: Eric Graab 43:40
4th place: Anthony Marlar 46:02
1st place: Alan Mahrenholz 47:16
2nd place: Ted Schupbach 1:08:15

Men Mountain Bike
Junior 14 and under
1st place: Boden Franklin 1:03:01
1st place: Tony 1:12:35
1st place: Brendan Curran 45:53
1st place: Bob Franklin 54:05
2nd place: Tom Mastor 1:01:51

Women Road Bike
1st place: Beth Krieger Fritsch 45:34
1st place: Taz Schurman 40:40

Women Mountain Bike
1st place: Victoria Henry 1:01:37

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sandia Peak Challenge and Snowmass

The mountain bikers of Team F.I.Taos were out in full force on July 12th, competing in both Sandia, NM and Snowmass, CO. The Sandia Peak Challenge course was basically 8 miles of climbing followed by 8 miles of gradual descending. Beginners and Sports did one lap while Experts and Pros did two.

Haley Rach was the youngest finisher out there and won the Beginner Women's 18 and under division with her usual gutsy riding style. Cat Legere had a great race to take 1st in the Beginner Women's 19+ group. Though she really had no competition, she rode hard and had fun anyway. Bob Franklin won his race for about 30 seconds until he discovered that there were two other "old guys" (his words, not mine) in front of him at the finish! He took 3rd place and is riding stronger and faster every race. Caleb Maher, Bailey Corry, and Boden Franklin were all in the Beginner Junior Men's 18 and under group. Boden had bad luck with a flat tire he was not able to change (I think he now has a quick release skewer). Caleb punched it and took the win with Bailey finishing strong in 2nd place. Next time, I think Caleb will double check the air pressure in his front tire and not race with 70+ psi in there. Tim Gallegos, a new team member from Albuquerque, showed us his best and took 1st in the Beginner Men's 30-39 division! Greg Rach and Jacob Gonzales both raced the Sport 30-39 race and finished in 5th and 6th place, respectively. Sean Cassily finished 10th in the Expert 30-39 field. The Team loved the course but there could have been more organization (like finish times). Susie's ankle provided some colorful entertainment for the whole team during the BBQ (and is healing quite well, thank you).

While most of us were in NM, young up-n-comer, Scott Warren needed more competition and raced a Mountain States Cup event in Snowmass, CO. It sounded like it was ridiculously hot and dusty for Blast the Mass. Scott pulled off a 7th place finish in the Expert 19-29 race, in spite of running out of water early in his last lap (ooops).