Kirt

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Kirt contemplates his ride
Doing cross

Details

Name: Kirt Mills
mtbnj.com screen name: Kirt (profile)
Hometown: Green Brook, NJ
Occupation: Dad
Class: Mountain biking - Men cat 1, 40-49/Cyclocross - cat 3
On the Team Since: 2008
Years Riding: Since cavemen invented the wheel or 1998
Current Race Bike: Mtn:2011 Cannondale Scalpel 29er/Cross:Redline Conquest Pro
Tire Choice: Racing Ralph's at the moment for mountain/Clement PDX for Cross. Of course both setup tubeless with Stan's.
Favorite Park in NJ: Ringwood, Allamuchy or Sourlands

Bio

Most Epic Ride: Longest Day Road ride June of 2008. 210.36 miles/12hrs 46min of riding time.
Backpack or Bottles?: Camelbak for me, even on race day.
When I'm not riding a bike, I'm: hanging with the family, drinking beer and thinking about riding
50 closing words that may or may not mean anything: 50 words is a lot for me so I'm thinking about it.
Other Interests: Riding bikes

Training

Training Coach? Ben Tufford @ Cognition Endurance Sports Coaching
Keep a training log? Yes via Training Peaks
Electronics? Garmin 800 for training/Garmin 500 for racing
Nutrition on the bike: Scratch & or Osmo in the bottle & something solid to eat
Nutrition after the ride: A protein shake & what ever else tasty I can find
Any special pre-race breakfast? Coffee/cereal/oatmeal/smoothie
Road bikes are for: Training mostly

Team History

2008

It was Kirt's first year on the team and he kicked ass.

Pics

Videos

Results

2008

  • Wawayanda Spring Cleaning - 2nd place cat 2
  • Lewis Morris Challenge - 3rd place cat 2
  • Bulldog Rump - 6th place cat 2
  • Rumble in the Jungle - 2nd place cat 2

2009

  • Bulldog Rump - 4th place cat 2
  • Chain Stretcher - 4th place cat 2
  • Rumble in the Jungle - 3rd place cat 2
  • The Leaf Blower - 2nd place cat 2

2010

Cat 2 New Jersey State champ & overall H2H series winner in 40-44 age group

H2H series results:

  • The Leaf Blower - 10/3/2010 – 5th place
  • Rumble in the Jungle - 9/19/2010 - 1st place
  • Chain Stretcher - 9/12/2010 - 2nd place
  • Taconic 909 Challenge - 8/15/2010 - 5th place
  • Bulldog Rump - 7/11/2010 - 1st place
  • Lewis Morris Challenge - 6/27/2010 - 12th place
  • Tymor Park Challenge - 5/23/2010 - 2nd place
  • Wawayanda Spring Cleaning 5/2/2010 - 4th place

Other races results:

  • Williams Lake, NY 6/20 2010 - 1st place
  • Dark Horse 40 NY 8th place
  • Bear Creek Mountain Bike Race 8/29/2010 - 1st place
  • Fair Hills 10th place (Cat 1)

2011

  • Bearscat 50- Waywayanda 17th out of 81 finishers in Men's Open
  • Lewis Morris Challenge 14th Cat 1 40-49
  • Fair Hills Classic 12th Cat 1 40-49
  • Rumble in the Jungle 7th Cat 1 40-49
  • The Chain Stretcher 7th Cat 1 40-49

Cyclocross Results

  • Cyclocross at Central Park of Morris County Masters 40+ Cat 4 7th of 26
  • Horseshoe Scramble Men 4 40+ 4th of 23

2012

  • Wawayanda Spring Cleaning Cat 1 Master 40-49 8th
  • Rumble in the Jungle Cat 1 Master 40-49 9th

Cyclocross Results

  • Westwood Cross Race Men Master 40-49 15th of 24
  • Marty Cross (North Cross) Day 1 Master Men 40-49 12th of 32
  • Marty Cross (North Cross) Day 2 Master Men 40-49 10th of 20
  • Highland Park Cyclocross Cat 1/2/3/4 Masters Men 45+ 22th of 57
  • Bubble Cross at Bubbling Springs Men Master 40+ 13th of 29
  • Horseshoe Scramble Men Master 40-49 6th of 20

2013

  • MTBNJ Short track races/open class/Race#1-7th,Race#2-4th
  • Hop Brook Mtn Bike Race Master 40-49 4/7/2013 10th
  • The Chain Stretcher Master CAT 1 4/21/2013 5th
  • 10th Annual Wawayanda Spring Master 40-49 5/5/2013 5th
  • Lewis Morris Challenge Master 40-49 6/23/2013 10th
  • Mountain Creek Summer Scramble Master 40-49 8/18/2013 4th

Cyclocross Results

  • Westwood Cross Race Men Master 40-49 10th of 26
  • Cooper River Cross Men Master 40-49 11th of 41
  • Marty Cross Men Master 40-49 10th of 32
  • Marty Cross Day 2 Men Master 40-49 10th of 28
  • Bubblecross Masters 40+ 12th of 38
  • Caffeinated Cross Men Master 40-49 9th of 22
  • HPCX Men Masters 45+ 9th of 48
  • SCCX-Sussex County Cyclocross Masters 40 plus Open 4th of 15
  • SCCX-Sussex County Cyclocross #2 Masters 40 plus Open 5th of 20
  • Horseshoe Scramble Men Masters Masters 40 plus Open 8 of 27

Plans for 2014

Goals

Still deciding on my goals for 2014. But I will focus on XC mountain bike racing early then jump into cyclocross in Sept.

Races

See above. ;-)

But I'll race only fun ones!