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This weekend marked the beginning of the 2011 season in North America with the first stop of the PRO GRT series in Port Angeles, WA.

The Transition Racing crew arrived on thursday for track walk and setup. The forcast was calling for a mixed bag over the weekend, and everyone kept waiting for the weather to roll in. We would eb kept on the edge of our seats so to speak until finals time on Sunday however. Until then we were shined upon by the sun for the first time in what seemed like all winter. The track benefited from the warmth and rays by gettin faster and tackier every day. The Transition squad were enjoying themselves in practice and having a good time catching up with everyone from the from the off season.

The course was getting raved about and before we new it it was quali time. All three riders made it down safe with Jill in the lead, Bryn in 4th, and Lars in 9th.

Sunday morning brought cloudy skies and the ever looming threat of rain was the buzz all day. After a single practice run it was time to wait for the amateur categories to finish their racing. With over 400 racers at 1 minute intervals it takes quite a while till race time for the Pro's.By the time it was time for the team to race the rain had started drastically changing the conditions of the track. Jill was the first team member to come down, and took a hard earned victory over a solid field of ladies.

Lars was the next down and after a few off the pedal squirrelouts settled into 14th place overall. Last down was Bryn who had a close encounter with a tree in his run but still managed to make the podium in 5th place. All in all it was a solid start to the season, with some challenging race conditions.

The team is now off to the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, Ca. See you there!

1. Danny Hart
2. Andrew Neethling
3. Duncan Riffle
4. Rich Rude
5. Bryn Atkinson
6. Mikey Sylvestri
7. Dean Tennant
8. Cody Warren
9. Tyler Immer
10. Mitch Ropelato
11. Curtis Keene
12. Luke Strobel
13. Chris Heath
14. Lars Sternberg

1. Jill Kintner
2. Miranda Miller
3. Katherine Short
4. Darian Harvey
5. Jaime Rees
6. Dawn Fidler
7. Gabriela Williams
8. Mary Moncorge
9. Jennifer Wolf
10. Ana Rodriguez
DNF Cierra Smith
DNF Kristen Smart

Transition Racing is supported by FOX Racing Shox, Crankbrothers, KORE, Maxxis, JETT, Shimano, TLD, ODI, 5.10, e.13, Jetlites, Jagwire, Cane Creek, Kinetic, Feedback Sports, Contour HD, and Stans no tubes.

Transition Bikes is a bicycle company located in Ferndale Washington and is focused on creating trail and gravity oriented mountain bikes. Our philosophy is simple, Rider Owned for Life since 2001. It is not a slick marketing slogan but something that defines who we are as a company. Connecting with our dealers and customers from a rider standpoint is our number one concern. Through outstanding and responsive customer service, and unique niche product design, we create and build relationships with our customers that are important to everyday riders and forgotten by larger companies. When you buy a Transition product you can be assured it has been tested in real world conditions by the same people that design them. We don't believe in using Catalog designs; everything is designed in house by us. Our goal is not to become a huge corporate brand but rather a company the average rider can believe in. Our customers are our family and we get immense joy from seeing them progress their riding to new levels right beside us.
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