Thursday, March 22, 2007

In the News: Eleanor Hamre named "GeezerJock" - Camera 12_22_07

Quotes from Chris Shelton's 12/22/07 Camera article about Blue Sky Velo's newest.... and oldest member:

In the December issue of GeezerJock magazine, Hamre was named the GeezerJock of the year for women 70-79.

Hamre, 70, this year earned silver medals in four events at the national senior games in Pittsburgh. She also set national time trial records in four different categories: 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 and tandem time trials.

"We became aware of her from nationals, and breaking records doesn't hurt," said GeezerJock editor Sean Callahan, based in Chicago. "She's the best rider over 55 in Colorado. That made her really stand out."

At nationals, Hamre took second place in the 5K and 10K time trials, and second place in the 20K and 40K road races. Her time trial record among 70-74 year olds stands at 34 minutes, 11 seconds for a 20K event.

She recently joined Blue Sky Velo in Longmont, which provides clubs so people can train together and promotes cycling and safety. Hamre can often be found heading out of Longmont on Colorado 66 to Lyons and either up the South St. Vrain, or on U.S. 36 and up to Ward and the Peak to Peak Highway.

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