i am pleased to report a very strong season's debut for the South Routt Velosport racing team:
racing for her first time ever (first time ever at a bike race, for that matter) in the women's novice division, Jen weighed in taking gold and the top step of the podium. she dominated the circuit handily, blasting in more than 3 minutes in front of the next rider in a shattered field. she also brought home some plunder from the post-race prize drawing. you go, girl.
i suspect it may have just a little to do with that new, 650b Eriksen she's rolling on now... in addition to a high strength-to-weight ratio combined with a good measure of old fashioned aggression.
: - )
yours truly, racing in the men's singlespeed division also hauled in with the bling, taking a win as well. i didn't win crap in the post-race prize drawing, however.
it feels really good to come out with a win. i can still remember my very first win, back in the day, racing on the bmx bike. this one is nearly as sweet, maybe more so. kind of difficult to remember way back through the ever shifting fog of time, though... heh heh.
if those youngsters want a shot at the title, they're welcome to it. taking it won't come easy for 'em.
i'll post up a link from the local fishwrapper tomorrow, if they do a story on the race.
We love bicycling as a lifestyle, culture, and sport. We love to ride, build, restore, oggle and sometimes race bicycles. We also love to talk on at great length about our ideas, opinions and exploits involving all of the above. Welcome to our BLOG!
Abandon Your Car is not a slogan or ideology so much as a reminder to all of us to get away from our petro-mobiles as often as we possibly can and embark on life as an adventure by bicycle.
We'll keep you current on the important road and trail beta from our home bases in Palisade and South Routt, Colorado and shower you with our .02 cents about the ongoings of bicycle tribes the world over.
Be sure to tune in for Danny, AKA: the Young Apprenctice, providing the ever important perspectives of a highschool bike geek and all around brainiac in his NORCAL Updates.
We're glad you're here- look around, drop the Bike Master a line and then get out and ride for awhile- you'll be glad you did!
go to our most recent posting here.