Saturday, August 28, 2010

Jonathan Page on CX Magazine


CXM: That means you’re going to skip Nationals? How come?

JP: Basically, it’s like this: I won Nationals, at one point, three years in a row. It did nothing – financially or otherwise – for me, other than that I had a cool-looking jersey and bragging rights.

Interesting the rest HERE!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010


I don't know why I find THIS so funny on Cyclocross Magazine, but I do.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Since there were only a handful of these even made, these rarely come up for sale.  Mine is in need of a paint job, but the one for sale looks to be in amazing condition.  Need a great dirt road bike with a 57 top tube?  Price is right, in my opinion.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Grattan Pics

A few from 8/18
Great weather tonight but I almost missed the start of the 17-lap ride.

Mike put in a dig early but then took a last minute flyer that *almost* stuck.  Timing is everything.

Attempting a break.  The Argles are officially marked men.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Rode to Unionville on Saturday morning.  Day started off warm and steamy but cleared up a bit by the time I got to Gordonville.  Met up with Paul Rytlewski in Essexville and he joined me on the way up to Unionville.  Traffic on the roads we were on wasn't bad, but M-25 was packed with traffic going to Caseville.  81.5 miles when it was all said and done, but it was a good day and I had good company.

Pine River road on the way to Midland was steamy

Crossing the Tittabawassee near where the old Tri City Cyclists Tuesday ride started


Paul Rytlewski adjusting the optics

Yellow anti-schlep vests are the new black

Kona even got in the Cheeseburger mood

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

MMCC Sweat Shaker

Last Saturday's Sweat Shaker at MMCC didn't go quite as planned for me.  Despite a great day for a race on a great trail, my hopes were dashed when I burped my front tire and subsequently crashed.  Despite only five of us lining up in the "Open" category the pace was moderate through most of the first lap.

We took it out at a reasonable pace on the 4-mile start loop leading back into campus.  I dove into the singletrack behind Jeff, the race promoter, but he had a slight mishap about 2 miles into the lap.  I took the lead for a while before being passed by a rider, who also had a slight mishap.  Once again in the lead we rolled around at a reasonable pace.  MMCC's course can come out and bite you if you're not careful, and apparently I took it a little too hot into a turn on one of the downhill to uphill transitions.  Of course the burped tire and crash is a little like the chicken and the egg question - which came first?  The burp or the crash?

It doesn't really matter, but my tire wasn't 100% deflated so I jumped back on my bike and chased back up to the lead group of three.  It wasn't long before my tire was rapidly losing air, so controlling the bike was next to impossible through the singletrack.  After completely deflating the tire Andy Klumb, fresh off of ACL surgery, tossed me a CO2 which I couldn't get to function.  I decided it would be best to just start running.

Two miles later I was at the car stuffing a tube into my front wheel.  Kristie and I had a nice chat and I decided to go back and finish the race, thinking I was all but finished.  The next 12-ish miles went smoothly - I didn't drill it but I rode at a nice pace.  Apparently after a 30-minute delay that was good enough to still hang on for fourth place, but I was disappointed I couldn't fight it out for third at least.

Big props to both Wayne and Mike, taking top honors in their races too!  The Argyle Army is looking prepped for a strong 'cross season...

Monday, August 09, 2010

Tri-City Cyclocross

Check out two new races for the fall!

10/9 Midland 'Cross

10/24 SVSU 'Cross

Friday, August 06, 2010

USGP Registration

Online registration for this year's USGP events opens TONIGHT at 12:01...don't be late and get a bad starting spot!