Thursday, March 24, 2011

Island Lake Demo Day 2011

Stop by the Island Lake Recreation Area on Saturday, May 7th for your chance to Test the Best 2011 Specialized mountain and road bikes.  The men's and women's demo fleets will be on hand.  See you there!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Last Sunday was the XCHQ relay race.  I tried to get on a team but was unsuccessful.  That was probably a good thing since it was the first time I've skated all winter.  The weather was great and it was good to be on snow again.  Kristie stayed in the lodge - not quite sure if XC skiing is too good for the bub, and it's not too long before he or she shows up!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Start of the race calendar

Wow, well for those of you that tried registering for the Iceman this past Tuesday I'm sure most of you experienced the same frustration as I did.  However after about two hours of frantic clicking it all seemed to work out.  I guess that's the price you have to pay when signing up for one of coolest mtb races in the U.S. That being said, I do wish the registration process could have gone a bit smoother.  Especially since I agreed to help get chunky registered as well.  However this year if I didn't get in it wouldn't have been a huge loss, as the UCI3 in Ohio are on the same weekend and are a good time as well.

This year I'll be skipping BRX in favor of being around for the bub, who will, at that time, probably be deciding whether or not he or she wants to celebrate a birthday.  I'm not sure I'm going to miss it much, since last year I was absolutely smoked after riding around with one gear for the day.  That means my race season will most likely start with the 2nd annual MMCC Rust Shaker.  If you missed the event last year I'd recommend racing this year!  Regardless of what they choose for the start loop the course is fantastic.  Last year the weather was pretty chilly at the start but warmed up nicely towards the end of the 2-lap expert race.  It should be a fun one.

Other news is the arrival of a new road bike, which is in the process of being built in the basement.  I'll post up pics when it's all together.  XC skiing has been a great way to keep me off of the roads for a while.  Deerfield Park was in pretty good condition but now is most likely trashed with all of the rain.  Oh well, just in time for the new bike I guess.