Sunday, September 09, 2007


Amanda Pilling won again at the Snowshoe Mountain Downhill race this weekend sweeping all three series races there and winning the overall title as Snowshoe Champion!!! She also won her dual slalom race telling me how her and the girl she battled in the finals were throwing elbows in the air and pushing to try and get the win! Sweeeeeeeeeet!

Also Adam Raphael took 2nd in the pro DH which gave him the series win. So for the second year in a row Adam is the Snowshoe Champion!!!!

Kona Midwest by far has the best men’s and women’s downhillers from the state of Michigan going to the big races along the east coast and dominating! Ride Snowshoe Link!

Thursday, September 06, 2007


Wep page looks:

Cool electronic catalog



Randy had a couple of great results in his first college race. He one a short track race and came in 2nd in the XC race. Read about it here. To bad he seems to have turned into a roadie! :) Read it, you will see.


Both Adam and Amanda are heading to Snowshoe Mt West Virginia this weekend for the final race in the Snowshoe DH series. Both have a great chance of winning their races this weekend and winning the whole series! Good luck guys, I wish I was going to cheer you on!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Great job Brent!!!!!!!

What he had to say about the race:

What a day for racing. Sunny skies, comfortable temps, and no rain. After a week of constant showers, the trail at PLRA turned out great. The corners were fast and tacky and there were no real slick spots to wipe out in.

First lap was riding with the main group, then I was caught up behind some riders. Kuhn, Lummis, and Mike Bartlett got away, so once I was able to pass I was on full gas to make up a 30 second split. About 2/3 of the way through the trail I had closed the gap and brought back two other KLM guys(Buccaletto/Goddard). Lap 2 saw the group together until Lummis attacked and it was him and Mike alone. I was stuck behind a rider and didn't even notice what happened immediately. Just before the end of the lap I had bridged back to the group again solo, so it was the three of us until Buccalleto(sp?) caught up after the start/finish. Mike lead out the lap and then 3-4 miles in before the campground I went by him and gapped the group on a climb. I kept the hammer down for the most part, caught myself sliding the front tire out, and was able to roll in for 3rd.


After a bad race at Big M, I got some decent training in and some needed recovery to get the job done. It was a fun race with the group breaking up, changing and battling for third the whole time. I had a good race and enjoyed it. That's what racing is all about. It was nice to see a large group of Elite racers out today to put up some stiff competition.

Saturday, August 25, 2007


The day after a very stormy night with buckets of rain and a tornado or two Amanda fought through the rain and mud to win her first XC race of the season and get a little cash. She has been focused on downhill but still has some XC legs left in her. Great job girl!!!

Monday, August 06, 2007

It gets Better

It is getting better and better for the KMR downhill crew! Adam stunned the Snowshoe crowd with a ripping race run in a light rain to take over the hot seat and hold it for his first proffesional win. Amanda again showed that Michigan may be a hot bed for downhill talent. She convincingly took the downhill win and with her new improved jumping ability secured first in the Dual!!

Congratulations KMR>


Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Awesome KMR Weekend

KMR had a great weekend.

Adam Rapheal took 2nd in the Dual Salom & 4th in the Downhill at the Sugar Mountain National race

Amanda Pilling & Mike Filipiak took a 2nd & 4th respectively at the Stoney Creek TT.

Bryan Mitchell & Chris Filipiak both completed the WAM 300 mile bike ride. The event raised 1.3 million for Make A Wish charity. See pictures below.

Next event is the Big M race & the Snowshoe DH.


Friday, July 27, 2007


Bryan, Scott, Crispy and Karen are all riding in the Make-A-Wish Foundation's Wish-A-Mile 300 mile bike tour this weekend. Here are a few photos from Fridays ride. Much cooler this year but real humid. Bryan is also photographing the event as he rides.