It was a great weekend for camping and racing in the Texas hill country. We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!! But first we had to be cool and sneak in to Flat Rock Ranch without them realizing who we were and get position a little ways up the hill to set up camp. Well the first part worked out but before you know it Ole boy came up on us while we were setting up. First of all, we had apparently set up our canopy in his little 4-wheeler trail then he asked…“y’all with OMW racing?”. Continue reading →
Race #2 of the 2015 TMBRA Spring Championship Series was The Mellow Johnnys Classic held the weekend of 02/28/15-03/01/15 at Flat Creek Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas. The weather was supposed to be in the mid 40’s on Saturday and warm up to the mid 60’s by Sunday afternoon. Well, we all know that didnt happen. I dont think the temps ever got to the 40’s and it rained enough to really slick down the trail for the early racers and make it good and clumpy for the later racers. An epic day for racing all around. I rolled out in the early morning to get to the ranch in time to establish position and set up the team canopy. Continue reading →
Well here we go again! Its time to go racing our bikes all over the great state of Texas! Race # 1 of the TMBRA Championship Series got underway at The Rocky Hill Roundup in Smithville Tx this past weekend. It was good to get back on the road with the gang for some good old MTB fun. Its always a good time at Rocky Hill Ranch with Paul Uhl running the show. As usual we set up the OMW team canopy one the end of the start straightaway to get a front row seat on all the racing action. We had a good turnout of team friends and family and we had 5 racers on the line. The sun broke thru about noon and it turned out to be a great afternoon for racing. Continue reading →
Gerad Dambrosia and Don Schwieters pull the rare double victory at the 787 Racing 6 Hour Race, January 25th, 2015
The 787 Racing 6 Hour Mountain Bike Race at Reimers Ranch Park was held January 25th, 2015 under blue skies and sunshine. Unfortunately the race venue got 3+ inches of rain a couple days prior to the race and the course had to be rerouted through the horse trails. Besides the hosts Canopy tent and loudspeakers, the OMW team canopy was the most festive set up around. We set up shop right on the start/finish line area which was perfect for race watching and rider support. Both Gerad and Don did a great job pacing themselves and staying fed and hydrated. Beer handups were available and taken of course. Continue reading →
The TMBRA Texas Fall Cup race series started August 31st 2014 at the Camp Eagle Classic in Rocksprings Tx. and ended October 12th 2014 at the Dave Boyd Huntsville Classic in Huntsville Tx. There are 5 races in the series. OMW racer Don Schwieters took on the series and the Cat 2 men 50+ all by himself. Don raced all 5 races and finished no worse than 6th place in any one race. Don got 4th place at Camp Eagle, 5th place at the Cameron Park Blowout in Waco, Tx., 3rd place at the Tyler Speedwaves race in Tyler, Tx., 6th place at the 21st Annual Piney Hills Classic in Ruston, La., and finally 4th place at the Dave Boyd Classic. As a result of his determination and perseverance Don nailed down 2nd place overall for the Fall Cup Series. Congratulations Don and great job representing OMW racing all over the great state of Texas and Louisiana!!! Guess you will be racing Cat 1 in the Spring, Don!
2014 TMBRA State Championship Series in the bag. A series to remember taken to a whole nutha level!!
The 2014 TMBRA Texas State Championship has wrapped. The season finale was in Warda Texas at the good Doctors Bluff Creek Ranch on May 17th-18th. It was quite a season traveling the open roads of Texas and racing great MTB venues. But before we get to the final results I gotta tell you about some of the great fun we had in the secod half of the season on races. Continue reading →
This is what we have been waiting for. Spring time in Texas means beautiful weather and bike racing weekends OMW style!! Unlike the miserable weather we got at the Dripping Springs Mellow Johnnys race, Race #3 and #4 were held under clear blue Texas skies. Race #3 of the TMBRA Texas State Championship Series was at the Pace Bend Race Festival at Pace Bend Park on Lake Travis just outside of Austin, Texas. This course is one of my favorites of the series. The course is on the hillside overlooking the Lake. It has a great combination of technical sections, rock gardens, and fast singletrack. It also has a nice Expo area where we establish the Team area to enjoy all the festivities. Everyone knows we are there with the OMW banner, bike stable, and jammin cooler cranked to 11!! Continue reading →