So much time and so little to do.
Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.
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National Championships d’ TrackGeezers
well, they are healthier and … since they’re so damn focused on nabbing that wheel in the sprint before their competitor that … well, they just might not be all that interested in making real war.
Yaaay for active lifestyles and peaceful warriors!
Unfortunately, I’m going to be MIA for this year’s Natz … even though it’s at my home track and i’ve been doing nothing but drink, breath, and have naughty thoughts about the event for the past year.
buggah x 1000
But, reports are trickling in that our home crowd heroes are kicking up the good stuff.
Hootch nabbed a bronze in the points race last night.
Meatcalf and F-Truck won a bunch of titles for the SpecialKids.
DonnaTheWoods nailed an amazing silver medal in the 500m … even after being all decked and tarmac’d but a short few weeks ago!!! What a stud.
DeVigus crushed the pursuit with his teammie Miller for gold/bronze Berry Action.
and PROMAN’s Jarvis went ballistic in her TT and grabbed a gold … with Nikki going huge with a PR and silver, as well.
.Right on ~ and please toss out some updates if you have any.
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Cheerwine goes flat for a year …
Cyclingnews reports that owner Anne Bolyea announced she’ll be taking next season off from running the Cheerwine professional cycling team. She’s quoted as saying it’s time for a rest year … and lawdy knows how much running a cycling team wears a body down …
and i say ~ good on ‘ya, sistah!
Cheerwine has been one of my favorite squads in the US these past few years. The team is chock-full of attacking banshees and nose-grinding hardchicks … and dammit all if these women don’t rock every race they show at.
I’ll be very, very interested to see where these riders land next year.
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VanderClinic of HotBikeAction
hello … it’s FREE??? hayle-yeah.
If you’re in the SF area on Sept 13th and would like to work on some madskilz on the bike … i’m telling you, head on over to Chrissy Field and peg your fun-meter to 11.
Bike maintenance, bike handling, pack skilz and more … these are the tricks of the trade the Vanderkitten racers and staff will be talking about. VK is also tossing a bunch of product prizes to participants on the day … which just rocks, eh.
And there’s DeLaPaz Coffee!!!!
So head on over there and hang with some down-home cool folks. And what the hell … you might grab onto some new sassy skilz and be able to wow the hawtdawgs in your hood.
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NorCal High School MTB League … FUNDRAISER, yo!
Chileno Valley Cycling Classic … a fully supported, super-schwagalicious bike ride through the heavenly rollers of Sonoma.
awww yeah … a delicious bit of pedaling through wine country in early fall.
Check it out, folks … the ride is so well supported that they have to limit the participants at 100. So, be sure to check on it today!
Fundraising minimum includes…
- Specialized optics
- A crank Brothers pump
- A commemorative event t-shirt
- Clif product and other treats at the amply stocked aid stations
- Road support throughout the course
- Post-ride massage
- A ticket to the Chileno Valley Feast
- A tune up or bike fit at The Pedaler
Post-Ride Party features . . .
- Music by the Bluebellies, a local stand out band
- Gourmet dining in a garden setting
- Beverages from Marin Brewing Co.
- Straus Creamery Organic Ice-Cream
- Awards for the top fundraisers – includes:
- Specialized bike
- Swobo bike
- Giro helmets
- Gift certificates to top notch restaurants and shops
- More to come . . .
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Last weekend I was able to get a chat in with the founder of Whole Athlete, Dario Fredrick. I’ve been a fan of Whole Athlete’s coaching system for years – but, BigD was telling me about their new Development Team … and i just about started to cry with joy.
Whole Athlete is the kind of grass-roots organization that offer tangible, concrete improvements to our sport. We’re talking about preparing our fellow competitors to be better, safer, stronger cyclists. We’re talking about forging good habits and principles in our youth. We’re talking about spreading the joy of the bike.
right on, BigD.
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and finally … take a look at Ander Lucia
this cat is maybe 15 years old … maybe. but going on a thousand in the soul, if you catch the drift.
He’s just started writing music last year and if you’ve an ear and open it … you’ll get an idea of the beauty this boy will unleash as he moves through the world.
soft, melodic, haunting … but his music pierces.
it is only his youth that limits the depths of his explorations of self and society.
can’t wait to see what develops.
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