Ilya

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Details

Name: Ilya C.
mtbnj.com screen name: kush (profile)
Hometown: Moscow
Occupation: Financial something
Class: Cat 1 MTB, Cat 4 Road, Cat 3 CX
On the Team Since: 2009
Years Riding: Since April 2008
Current Bikes: '10 GF Superfly, '10 GF Rig, '11 Cdale SuperSix Hi-Mod, '11 Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie, '09 Giant TCX
Tire Choice:
Favorite Park in NJ:

Bio

Most Epic Ride:
29ers are: All I got
Backpack or Bottles?:Depends on ride
When I'm not riding a bike, I'm:Playing hockey
50 closing words that may or may not mean anything:
Other Interests:

Training

Keep a training log? Yes
Electronics? Garmin 705, Garmin 800
Nutrition on the bike: Heed, snickers and vodka
Nutrition after the ride: Recoverite
Any special pre-race breakfast? Oatmeal
Road bikes are for: Me

Team History

2009

Joined team

Pics

Videos

Results

2008

Bought first bike in April

MTB Cat 3

  • Ringwood, Blue on podium
  • Jungle, 7th

CX

  • Mercer GP of CX - somewhere in the back

2009

MTB Cat 2

  • Wawayanda: 2nd
  • Tymor: 3rd
  • Stewart: 3rd
  • Singlespeed-a-palooza: 7th

MCL knee tear on July 4th Barbeque Volleyball Massacre

  • Blue: 11th
  • Jungle: 5th
  • Ringwood: 6th

Cyclocross

  • Nittany, Cat 4 22/80
  • Westwood, B Masters 35+, 33/67
  • Granogue, 35+ Open 21/25 Oops, I'm not ready for Foco and Maurice.
  • Cat and Kitten, B Masters 35+, 18/55
  • USGP Mercer Day 1, Cat 4, 36/106
  • USGP Mercer Day 2, Cat 4, 26/81

2010

Goals

Depends on offseason. Ideally, upgrade to Cat 1 at some point.

Races

  • Tour of the Battenkill, Cat 5, #5/50.
  • Single-speed-a-palooza, Cat 2, WIN! NJ and NY.
  • Granogue MASS, Cat 2, #2/45
  • Tour of High Bridge RR, Cat 4/5, #23/40.
  • NJ State RR Championship, Cat 5, #3/50
  • Lewis Morris XC, Cat 2, #3/52

Lots of cyclocross. 2nd overall in MAC Cat 4

2011

Races

  • March-April; Branchbrook series, 35+ and 4/5: 32, 13, 32, 10, 15
  • March; Thompson Park series, 35+ and 4/5: 5th, 8th
  • April; Tour of the Battenkill, Cat 4, 19th of 125
  • May; French Creek 50 Open Endurance, 8th out of 30
  • May; Oxford Road Race, Cat 3/4, 53 hilly miles. 33rd/58 starters
  • June; Watermelon Crit in Pway, Cat 4: Crashed into people who crashed in front of me, DNF. Raced 35+ after that, back of pack finish.
  • June; Hills of Hunterdon; 35+
  • June; Riverton Crit; Cat 4; Crashed, DNF
  • July; Fair Hill Classic; Endurance Men; 50 miles, mechanical DNF
  • July 17th: KVSP, Cat 1 40-49. 13/25