Friday, October 19, 2007

Just for Fun

We welcomed Andy back to the troupe last night. He is just getting back on the bike after a few week layoff, so if you want to take a shot at him you better hurry. Sean is back into the game after a summer road riding hiatus. Matt and Bob however have been M.I.A., hoping we didn't say something to piss them off...

Guys on the sidelines (Tim, Al, Scott, others) - race training is over so we are back to riding "just for fun" (actually it's always fun, but recently also focused on conditioning and riding the race loop over and over and over and over...). Anyway this Sunday would be a good time to jump into the game - daylight ride, great weather, local venue, and lower key than recent weeks..

Last call for October birthdays. We haven't been to Chelsy's in well, a month, and need to get back to see if Dave's $20 is still behind the refrigerator. If ANYONE on this list has an October birthday please chime in so we can try to jam in a Chelsy's night ride this month. If NOBODY has an October birthday then get busy recruiting a new rider who does!

Ride this Sunday departing 10am from Lower Lyndenwood. New riders let me know if you need directions.


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Race Results

Saturday was a perfect day for a bike race. We set up camp at 8:30 am and promptly put few Lyndenwood kids on the podium for the kids race - good omen for many (but not all) of the Dads.

Between seven racers we had 3.5 mechanicals (busted derailleur, single flat, double flat, and inoperable front brakes). Turns out that it's possible to ride w/o front brakes, but riding with no air in the tires was a real problem for 2 riders - DNF.

At any rate, times were considerably better than last year (work paid off). Instead of bringing up the rear in sport class, we were mid pack and one of last year's beginners even demonstrated sport class podium potential!

Thanks to Dave Calvaresi for use of his hot tub for the post ride soak, rehydrate, and debrief.

Night rides this week:
* Tuesday 8:30 upper
* Thursday 8:30 lower

I am out of town - questionable for Tuesday.


Sunday, October 7, 2007

Training Days

Marshalton Triathalon tomorrow (recreation class, with the family), so I will miss the ride.

3 laps today - 25:10, 27:10, and 25:40 - ended with tank bone dry. Not sure how that last lap came in so fast - probably lost all sense and rolled a little fast on the downhills. Travelling Wednesday so my last ride is probably Tuesday, MAYBE jam in a quickie on Thurs just to stay loose - we'll see. Getting pretty excited now!

Sean - not too late to register for the Oct 13 Marsh Creek race, show off the road work you've been doing! Maybe Mike will show you the course and get you on board.