Northern Rockies Cycling

Northern Rockies Cycling
Jacobson-Schutte Racing is a USAC bike racing team based in Missoula that competes in Montana, Northwest region and National races. The team's name comes from it's title sponsor: Dr Justin Jacobson and Dr. Mike Schutte. Both of Northern Rockies Orthopedic. Currently there are 30 riders on the team ranging from Pro Cat 1 men to entry level Cat 5's. JS Racing is committed to racing at a competitve level as well as promoting USAC races, events, training races, team training rides, and development clinics.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Climbing fun...

We had a great day of climbing...laughing...climbing...spinning....climbing...socializing....did I say climbing!!! Some hammered and some tootled. Whatever the pace - it was a ton of fun and perfect weather to top it off. See you next time.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Get Your Climb On!

Are you ready for this? The first D.E.A.T.H. ride of the year will be an option for Saturdays ride.

If you are not ready for this much us anyway... I'm sure there will be another option.

Remember - you don't have to climb these hard. It's a great way to get some hills under your legs. WE WILL RE-GROUP AT THE TOP OF EVERY CLIMB!!

See you all at 11am Le Petit. Contact Seth for questions:

D.E.A.T.H Ride 2009

March 14th - Le Petit - 11am

Sawmill 8,6,4,3,2,1
Elk Ridge 8,6,4,3,2,1
Lincoln Hills 8,6,4,3,2,1
Pattee 12,10,8,6,5,4,
Whitaker 10,8,6,5,4,3
Hillview 12,10,8,6,5,4
Linda Vista 10,8,6,5,4,3

- Top overall male and female finishers win gift certificates for Big Dipper Ice Cream

- Re-grouping and point tallying will take place at the top of every climb

- Soft pedaling between climbs with strict adherence to traffic laws since we will be in town most of the time

- NO PRESSURE to ride fast (really), just a good chance to get some hills under your legs.



Monday, March 9, 2009

Race Report from Jen L...So Cool!!

Wow! The race this weekend was so fun. My first good omen for the weekend was my race number, 406! Friday was the TT...3 miles and very painful. I felt like I had smoked a pack of cigs by the end. Luckily, though, I did well and gave myself a 20 second cushion for the weekend. I didn't realize how important that was until Sunday.

Saturday was an early one for a 40 mile rr in 2 laps. The first lap was brutally slow. I just kept laughing at how slow it was, especially when we got rocked by a group of juniors. Finally, with 15 miles left, 5 of us made a break and worked together to the finish. I never thought this would happen but all 5 of us were still together in the last stretch and I beat the other girls out in a sprint, getting the W by only a half a wheel's length! I was stoked to say the least.

Sunday was another early, cold one for a 5 lap 28 mile circuit race. A few of us were feeling good so we started strong to get warmed up. Lap 3 was a sprint bonus for the first 2 and I got the 2nd one...yay! I was still feeling strong by the end and finished 2nd in the circuit race. I was very happy with my first race of the year. I ended up with the GC win by a 15 second cushion thanks to my TT! Now I am a few bucks, 3 yellow jerseys, and one ugly t-shirt richer.

Can't wait to race in MT! Happy training...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Jen Luebke Wins Tucson Stage Race!!

New NRO rider, Jen Luebke, takes 1st out of 13 cat 4 racers at the Tucson Bicycle Classic that concluded today.

I don't know all the details...but I do know that she rocked the TT taking 1st. Dominated the RR taking first. Powered to a second place in the circuit race and took an amayzing first place overall. Look out....NRO trouble is coming home from the Tucson Cycling House!!

I hope to have more details and pictures to share soon.

Don't forget: Hell Ride - Tuesday @ 5:30 - Open Road (everyone welcome) This is a fast paced ride!!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday Morning Get Together...

Had a great group show up for the 11AM ride today from Le Petit. The plan was to roll up 200 to Lubrecht and then ride the Garnet Ghost Town road, that quickly changed as we got past Bonner and the roads were uncooperative. We decided to head to Clinton instead and on the way back into town check out Marshall Mountain Road, a nice test of the early season fitness. The Green Machine is looking strong this spring...don't forget to turn your clocks one hour forward tonight...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Longmire....Rockin' in AZ!!

Just got a report from Mike Longmire. Raced this past weekend in Yuma, AZ.
- 1st in 55+ Crit
- 1st in the 55+ Road Race
- 3rd in the 45+ Crit

"Lots of crashes....broken scapula, pelvis, and hip...two other guys ended up with broken collar bones"

Way to go, Mike! But not really a surprise that you are still killing it.

Ride Notes:

Tuesday - Hell Ride. Short ride tonight and a full loop next Tuesday after DST kicks in.
5:30 @ Open Road.

Last Wed Trainer Session - 6:30 at Tamara's Garage (3/4/09)

Weekend - 11am Le Petit. We have had great turnout...everyone welcome! Distances range
from 45 - 75 miles. Usually breaks up into a couple different groups.