Team Rambuski Law – Meet the Team:
Edwin was born in upstate NY in 1958. Edwin began cycling in 1985 after a few years of triathlons. His cyclocross career began in earnest in 1999. Edwin finished 19th at his first cyclocross National Championship in 1999. Edwin has traveled to Belgium the last 4 years, competing in local cross races and the last 4 masters World Championships, finishing as high as 22nd at Worlds.
Karen grew up in Champaign-Urbana, IL doing gymnastics. She attended the University of Illinois on a gymnastics scholarship. After college, she moved to CA and started cycling – first recreationally, then amateur triathlons, and eventually got hooked on road racing and raced professionally for 9 years. Accomplishments included winning the Time Trial at the Elite World Championships in 1994 and representing the US at the Sydney Olympics in the road race and time trial.
After retiring from international racing and going back to work as a Software Engineer, she was eventually drawn back into the racing scene as Manager and DS for the Webcor Builders Professional women’s team. The team had a good 7 year run, including qualifying 5 riders on 2 Olympic teams.
In 2008, Karen took up CycloCross as a “retirement sport”. In 2012 and 2013 she won the Masters 50-54 World Championships. In 2013, she won US Nationals 50-54 title in the local Elite Women’s category, she won 10 races in 2011-2012 and 9 in 2012-2013 as well as the BASP overall series in 2009, the CCCX series in 2009, 2010, and 2012 and the Surf City CX Series in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Keith was born and raised in Northern California. Has been racing bicycles for 6 years. He is now winning races in the many disciplines of the sport such as Road, Mountain, Track, and Cyclocross. Recently racing for Marc Pro – Strava and has won the Santa Rosa CX Cup, Hellyer Velodrome Challenge Win and Out, 2nd (expert) at the Downieville Classic 2012 and was the Best All-Round Rider for CX in the NCNCA. Look for him watching the races and scouting the lines hours before the main event.
Before racing 5 seasons of cyclocross, Karl had raced a combination road and mountain bike racing. He is currently a masters 45+ cat 3 on the road and expert category in the dirt. His best results came while racing in the 45+B’s where he won 2 local race series (Surf City and CCCX) and unofficial best all around racer (BAR) for the season.
45 A’s is a very tough competitive group, especially in Northern California. Karl’s race results last year were mid-pack, but the training process, endorphin rush, team camaraderie and overall fitness benefits made it all worthwhile…at least for one more season.
Carolina Gomez Villafañe
Carolina was born and raised in Argentina-Patagonia. She started cycling in high school, racing XC, and in 2012 started racing cyclo-cross. Her main discipline is cyclo-cross, but also adventures into Enduro/DH racing. In 2012 she won the overall cyclo-cross BASP and CCCX Women B Category, and 3rd Overall Elite Women in the Surf City Series. In 2013, she earned 7th Place Sea Otter Cat 1 Women DH. Being 21 years of age, she also enjoys spending time surrounded by nature, traveling to new places, meeting new people and good food. Her goal for the next few years is to become a Pro Cyclist, and one day wear the UCI colors.