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All Spoked Up/Vision Iola race recap

And the Wisconsin Mountain Bike racing season has begun! Yesterday was the WORS opener in Iola and Team All Spoked Up/Vision brought a contingent of 9 racers to the event. The weather was nothing short of amazing if not a bit dry. It was an amazing event for camping. The moon was bright during the first hours of the evening you didn’t even need a flashlight; just gorgeous.
Speaking of gorgeous, a few team members showed up with new bikes, some fresh out of the box. Nate Knowles had his new Kona King Kahuna while Matt Knowles and Jim Gust brought their new Santa Cruz Tallboys; all beautiful race machines.

As for the race, we all enjoyed seeing the WORS family after the long winter layoff and we had some success while doing it.

Nate Knowles: 1st in his age group and 12th overall in Sport

Nate Knowles: 1st in his age group and 12th overall in Sport

Matt Knowles: 7th in Sport Clydesdale

Matt Knowles: 7th in Sport Clydesdale

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Colin Knowles: 1st in age and 16th overall in Junior

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Will Knowles 2nd in age and 18th overall in Junior

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Brett May: 3rd in age and 33rd overall in Elite

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Griffin May: 13th in age and 77th overall in Citizen

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Reed May: 9th in age and 84th overall in Citizen

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Jim Gust: 5th in age and 47th overall in Citizen

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Marty Tank: 2nd in age and 12th overall in Comp

A big thanks to Jim Gust for doing water hand ups.

This week’s team ride will take place at Alpine Valley just outside East Troy, WI on Wednesday.

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Some of us will be meeting earlier to get more riding in, but official roll time will be 5pm. AV has two loops, a short and a long with the long being about 8 miles with 1000’ of climbing per loop. So be ready to climb as we should be able to do 3 laps before the food is ready. There generally isn’t water available onsite so make sure you bring enough. Be advised that there is also a trail pass required and they only accept cash.