September Racing

Lobster Pumpkin Collage2What a great weekend for racing!!  We had the dynamic duo of Lobsterman / Pumkinman in Maine and a few more exotic locations like Presque Isle and Martha’s Vineyard. Photo collage attached!

Lobsterman Freeport, ME- perfect warm weather, great food and awesome WWMS turn-out for this race, lots of podiums!
Alfredo (Newbie) Schmutzer in his triathlon debut took 2nd pace in Div! with a 2:29 finish!
Marina (Lost my Shoe!) Freytsis – 2nd Place in Div
Alyson (Directionally Challenged) Fletcher – 2nd Place in Div
Jane (Birthday Girl) Carbone – 2nd Place in Div
 Sharman (Best Volunteer Recruiter) Lappin – 3rd Place in Div
Dave (Riding Bonnie’s Bike) Crelling – 5th in Div (despite a brief foray into a ditch)
Mariel (I Survived the Swim) Wilner – 10th in Div
Kristof (More Chicken!) Redei – 14th in Div
Bob (Those Hills Weren’t Bad) Zager – 15th in Div
Eric (I Live in Houston Now) Beilke – 20th in Div
Supporting the swimmers on race course was yours truly and Sharman’s best guy, Ron!  14 teammates also had a great team BBQ and celebrated Jane’s birthday on Sat. night!

I’m all out of nick names…
Pumpkinman South Berwick, ME – it was rainy, it was muddy, there were more pot holes than people on the bike course and, of course, there was the HILL challenge!
Malia Koppin – finished 6th in Div with a new PR 5:24!
Jennifer Shih – 10th in Div
Matthew Funston – 18th in Div
Lily D’Agnese – 19th in Div (1st Half Iron Race!!)
Sunny Schettler – 21st in Div
Anne Traer – 19th in Div
Jillian Leonard – impromptu partial-aquabike – she is considering a dry half marathon to round out the season!
Hyannis Sprint Cape Cod – Pat Ryan is just amazing with a 1st place in Div 1:28 at Hyannis II Sprint Tri!

Erie Marathon at Presque Isle
– Kristin Pitocco finished in a blazing 3:28 – 11 min PR and 11+ minutes under Boston Qualifying time!

Vineyard 70.3 - Jon Chesto – partial-70.3 – the vineyard roads were just too much for Jon’s tires and he was stopped at mile 30 when the sidewall of a tire completely shredded – with some quick thinking, he hitched a ride back to transition where he laced up and finished the 13.1 with sub-7 min miles.  Officially a DNF, but we are still impressed with Jon’s ingenuity and determination to finish!

Hale Reservation Off Road Sprint Tri - results aren’t posted yet, but rumor has it that Sergey Andreev won his Div and Daniel Leonard also raced!


trinitePlease join us on April 26th at 6:30pm for Tri-Night, Wheeworks Multisport’s annual season kick-off celebration event.  Tri-Night will be held at Belmont Wheelworks (480 Trapelo Road Belmont, MA) at 6:30pm and current members, potential members and anyone interested in the sport of triathlon (or multisport) is welcome to join us.  We will also be honoring and raising funds for our Charity Partner, Cycle Kids.

Road ID Coupon is active


roadidTeammates – now that the snow is FINALLY off the roads, make sure you are taking ID with you on your long rides.  Road ID has partnered with Wheelworks Multisport to offer a discount, check your email for the coupon code and make sure not to leave home without your RoadID!

New Member Social March 4th!

WWMS Old OrchardCalling all teammates (both old and new) and those who are interested in potentially joining Wheelworks Multisport in 2015…  please join us for a meet & greet social event at Belmont Wheelworks (480 Trapelo Road) at 6:30pm on Wednesday the 4th of March.  We will have light refreshments and a sizing kit for folks to try on tri-tops and shorts to see what size you want to order for this year’s team uniform.

Fun Run for Current and Potential Members!

Please join us at Au Bon Pain at 238 Main St in Cambridge (Kendall Square) on February 7th at 9am for a fun run. We’ll meet, run approximately 3 miles, then join back up for coffee, snacks, and socializing. Current members please come along and bring any friends who might be interested in joining! Potential members whether you know someone or would like to get to know us, we’d love to have you!

No Sleep ’till P-town 2014

Ptown 2014
We set new records for the “No Sleep ‘Til P’town” ride yesterday, both in terms of participants (17, if you count people who came in and out at various times) and arrival time (we rode 135 miles in under 8 hours, not including breaks). This was the 14th year of the ride, which I started as a way to persuade some of my triathlete friends to visit me in Boston. It has evolved into an annual tradition with a revolving cast of characters. (We had a good mix of newbies and veterans this year.) Many friendships have been made along the way, and there’s been at least one marriage. For most of us, it’s the longest ride of the year. For some of us, it’s the longest ride of our lives.
Every year some stranger asks me, somewhere along the course, why we’re riding. This time, my answer was, “Just for the heck of it.”
Of course, the real answer is much more complex. Cycling past many different landscapes in one day: inner-city Boston, the farmlands of Plympton, the historic homes of Route 6A, the desolate scrub-topped hills of Truro. Reuniting with old buddies and making new ones. Regularly pushing past 30 miles per hour as we soar along the Service Road roller coaster, unhindered by car traffic. Raising a well-deserved pint of beer on the state’s only bar built on top of a sand dune, overlooking the Atlantic. Burning enough calories to eat an endless stream of junk food at the vendors in Provincetown’s Lopes Square. Riding to the edge of the earth and living to tell stories about it.
- Author & P-town ride leader, Jon Chesto