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May 3 : Cyclist Hit By Hit and Run Driver : REWARD OFFERED

Jim Dunham was hit Tuesday evening by a hit-and-run driver in a dark pick-up truck on Shore Dr. near 83rd Street. If you have any information on the ID of the driver call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (562-5887). More information in the Virginia Pilot article Bicyclist struck and injured on Shore Drive. Liz has also written about Jim and the crime against him in her blog. WVEC has an interview with Jim and his daughter.

The REWARD being offered by Tripower Cycling Club for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the hit and run driver has increased to $2000. Details of the reward in this PDF file.

Broad Creek Bike Fair Donations - Thank You

Thanks to everyone who donated bike gear and clothing to the Broad Creek bike fair. It was a HUGE success and that was due very much to your donations! If you don't want to read this long email, pictures tell the whole story.

  1. Wes built 2 bikes with bike parts and frames donated, and we had one whole bike donated. Money from 95.7 R&B bought a bike to raffle. Jeff Brown coordinated the sponsorship. 4 total bikes given away.
  2. You guys donated 12 helmets and thanks to 95.7 R&B we were able to purchase 50 more helmets. 62 helmets total given away!
  3. Nearly every bike in the neighborhood needed maintenance, and thanks to your donations and Wes Cheney and Rich Hutsko turning the wrench for 2 straight hours, every child rode away rather than walked away! Estimated 60 bikes serviced.
  4. The HIT of the day: cycling jerseys, socks, gloves, jackets, spandex shorts! We have nothing left over! The Fat Frogs gear and Tripower flame gear were the most sought after. Estimated 75 articles of cycling clothing given away!
  5. Katrina Hutsko, Bethany Cahill, Dan Innaker, Keith Johnson, Nick Tempest, Bill Woodhouse all worked to fit kids to clothes, fit helmets and work on bikes! The YMCA staff was stunned by our teamwork and number of donations.
  6. The biggest HIT of the day: Bike parade, led by Mike Park. What a riot.
  7. Just so you know, we still have some bike equipment! Wes is keeping most gear with the plan to use it for the indigent/ working class commuters he continues to help. I am keeping the pedals, saddles and aerobars to use for beginning female riders. I will give you more details about those plans if you would like!

Don't throw anything away! I realized the power of pieces this weekend, and we will do the same thing next year. I will collect items from you anytime.

Thank you so much,
Liz Schleeper

Bike Tech Links : Team Bike

Links: Cannondale Tech Documents; carbon seatpost installation; SuperSix owners manual.
SRAM's complete bike shop 2010 SRAM technical manual; General Index for SRAM.
Index to Shimano Tech Docs; Dura-Ace tech docs.

From looking at the SuperSix manual you can see that when adjusting your stem and headset you only need to mess with the 6mm top cap, not the 5mm expander bolt. That crap is carbon so use a torque wrench! (Trek Madone failures)

UCI TT Bike Measurement Regulations for Nationals

Not an issue for local USA cycling events, but here are the UCI bike fit standards applied at Nationals. Basically the nose of your saddle must be behind your BB. If it is within 5cm then your knee must be checked to be behind your pedal spindle (sit back and lower your heal for the measurement to pass if necessary even if you would normally ride with toes down and sit on the nose). Also the pivot of your shifters must be within 75cm horizontally of the BB center. If it's within 75-80cm your elbow must make an angle of less than 120 degrees. 

It's easy to check this in your house by leaning your bike against a wall with the center of the BB aligned to the edge of a door opening. Measure the bar extensions from the shifter pivot back horizontally to the door opening. The seat should be behind the door trim (my door molding is almost exactly 5cm). If it falls somewhere on the molding get on a trainer and have someone drop a plum bob (i.e. a string with some weighty piece of junk tied to it) from your knee and make sure it falls behind the center of the pedal spindle. If the saddle sticks out into the opening then you've got to move it back or get a stubby Adamo or a setback seatpost.

Amphib Assault Criterium Course at the beach (by JB, BJ & Bob)2011 Amphib Assault Criterim
Amphibious Assault Criterium
June 4, 2011

Reward Offered in Hit and Run Case - $2000
Jim Dunham was put in the hospital by a hit and run driver on May 3rd. A reward is being offered by Tripower. Details in this PDF. The initial reward of $1000 has increased to $2000 as of May 21, 2011.

Tripower Team Kit 2009 Tripower jersey 2011 Giant TP Team Frame

Contact Mike McMahon to purchase items left from previous orders. The Spring 2011 coming soon.
Contact Mike Hosang about the team deal at Conte's on a Giant Men's TCR SL or Womens TCR W bike.

Brenna Hosang, Women's 1,2,3 podium RFH, Dade City, FL
Race For Humanity, Dade City, FL 02/12/2011.
1st Jacquelyn Crowell, 2nd Brenna Hosang, 3rd Jacqueline Kurth

Tripower's Latest Cat 2

Congrats to Brenna Hosang for becoming Tripower's newest Cat 2 racer! Strong results placing 2nd in the Race For Humanity in Dade City, Florida, and two wins in one day in the Women's 3/4 and Women's 1,2,3 in the 2010 Blacksburg Cycling Classic gave her plenty of points for the upgrade. Other Tripower Cat 2 racers are Carol Ennser, Marc Greco, Michael Hosang, Sally McMahon and Frank Palmieri.

Nick Tempest bikevoice 2010 Person of the Year
Bikevoice chooses Nick Tempest as Person of the Year.

TPCX at TrashmoreVa State CX : Trashmore Cross
Tripower Cross Registration, Flyer PDF & Word
Sunday, November 28, 2010 Goin' back to Mt. Trashmore 
Results: PDF, XLS

Virginia Pilot : When the going gets tough, it must be cyclocross time
Blogged on Bikevoice : Mike Hosang, race director
Photos : BJ Samuel 
Photos on FB: Bernstein at Cole 1 & 2, Netsch, Horvath

Past Results:
November 29, 2009 "DoubleX Course" Results & Recap 
November 30, 2008 "Mudfest @ Trashmore" CX Recap
January 17-18, 2009 VA WEC "The Tundra" CX Results & Recap

CrossVegas 2010 SloMo
Ham captured on video by Competitive Cyclist and blogged by VELOGOGO

Bike Trash? Don't throw it on the Mt. Donate It
Contact Liz about donations
Here are photos from this year's Broadcreek on Bikes:
charity ride


Archived News...


The Commonwealth Recognizes Tripower

Crazy Mike Hosang Honored with the 2008 Peter Teeuwen Award!


1) See Article in the Virginian Pilot

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2) Link to Press Release by USACYCLING include teammates' blogs


Tripower is proudly sponsored by our title sponsor:

www.cannondale.comConte's Bikes on Laskin


and by:


First Command Financial Services: Dream Boldly. Plan Confidently.
Coaching those who serve in their pursuit of financial security.

First Command financial services

Bill Woodhouse can get you in touch with the right person for your financial needs. 



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Personal Injury Handled Personally.

JM Flora Law Group - personal injury



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