7/25/2015 – Two Race Team Members Climb Haleakala (Maui, Hawaii)
Race Team members Patricia Vo and Brian (Patricia’s son) climbed Haleakala on July 25, 2015. Haleakala, or “House of the Sun”, is a shield volcano that climbs 10,023 feet (3,055 m) high. At the summit, a massive depression can be viewed that spans 2 miles wide and 800 m deep. An annual race, “Cycle to the Sun”, occurs on Haleakala. Team members West Kurihara and Phill Mai participated in the 2015 Cycle to the Sun, inspiring members Patricia and Brian to climb the massive Haleakala crater. Patricia reflects on her ride below.
After consulting with West Kurihara, a teammate who recently raced “Cycle to the Sun”, I decided to climb Haleakala while on my Maui trip. West advised to start early, take time to climb, and prepare for the high altitude and he also added “Yes you can do it”. I told Brian, my son, to be strong physically and mentally. I also told him that if anyone asks if he has accomplished anything, this would be it. Climbing Haleakala at 15 with Mom! If we had better waterproof clothes from head to toe, the climb would be much easier. I was cold at 7000 feet while the thick clouds rained which gave poor visibility. As I started my descent, I saw the most incredible view of Haleakala’s crater. Anyone can accomplish this if you come prepared.
2/14/2015 – This Week in Racing
This week has been a gold pot for Team Fremont! Chris Gaitos took 1st place in the Men’s Elite Category 3 race of the Folsom Winter Criterium and in the Copper Town Circuit Race. Other results for the Folsom Winter Criterium include Elizabeth May-Gaitos in 7th (Women’s Pro 1/2/3) and 8th (Women’s Elite Cat. 3), Luisa Sempere in 5th (Women’s Elite Cat. 4), Helen Kim in 9th (Women’s Elite Cat. 4), and Catie Melnarik in 10th (Women’s Elite Cat. 4)!
Other Results for the Copper Town Circuit Race include Rey Surla in 2nd and Phill Mai in 6th (Men’s M35 Cat. 3), Dillon Chang in 2nd (Men’s Elite Cat. 4), Cynthia Wang in 3rd and Elizabeth May-Gaitos in 4th (Women’s Elite Cat. 3), Luisa Sempere in 2nd, Catie Melnarik in 4th, and Helen Kim in 5th (Women’s Elite Cat. 4), Jacob Salassi in 2nd (Men’s Elite Cat. 5), and finally Prashant Singh in 10th (Men’s M45 Cat. 4)! What a week for Team Fremont!
1/25/2015 – Early Bird Criterium #4
Some of our riders enjoying some Hammer Nutrition post-race!
1/11/2015 – Early Bird Criterium #2
11/30/2014 – Schwalbe Tires Partnership
11/29/2014 – Smith Optics Partnership
10/4/2014 – Franco Bicycles Demo Day
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