entry from Eric Welp; City Bikes Mountainbike Team Member
VeloNews: MTB News and Notes:
By: VeloNews Staff
City Bikes Teammates Welp and Kemler Announce Partnership for 2004 12 Hours of Lodi Farm:
Washington, DC – In an revelation that is sure to shock the domestic mountain bike community, seasoned City Bikes rider Brain Kemler has announced his partnership with unruly young upstart Eric Welp, also of City Bikes, for the 2004 running of the 12 Hours of Lodi Farm.
“I didn’t think I made much sense at first,” said Kemler. “But the guy [Welp] could really use some guidance.”
Guidance indeed. Welp had trouble finding his form this spring after a messy off-season that included a very public break up with Hilton Hotel heir and Super Model Paris Hilton and a drug-related arrest in an Italian Night Club.
His season was also off to a rocky start when Welp was falsely tied to a boycott of the AMBS Mountain Bike Series.
“All I wanted to do was race, but my first two dates of the year where cancelled which made me wait until May to race,” said Welp. ”Then it got even harder when I got caught up in that boycott nonsense. People really need to watch what they say.” But it all has worked out so far the young star.
Welp is coming off the best race off his career, a fifth place finish at the Virginia State Championships #2 Douthat Park. “I think I can learn a lot from Brian and am looking forward to teaming up with him.”
“I think those two are the team to watch,” said Bob Roll, cycling annalist for the Outdoor Life Network. ”If I were a betting man, my money would be on them.” Roll added. “When you have a seasoned endro vet like Kemler, and we all know what he is capable of, matched with a wild card like Welp anything can happen.” It’s going to be a great thing to see.”
The 2004 12 Hours of Lodi Farm will run from midnight until noon Sunday, May 16.
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