Q: what do Lance Armstrong's Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop and South Routt Velosport have in common?
a) they are both owned by bike racers who wear black socks, whose advancing age and declining speed have collided head-on, but are still hell-bent on making a glorious comeback from a 3 year retirement... no matter how undignified the outcome may actually be.
b) they are both bike shops.
c) they both feature furniture crafted by Andy Gregg of Bikefurniture Design.
d) all of the above
read onward for the answer if you don't already know it.*
that is not to say that i will be having Shepard Fairey do any custom paint jobs on my bike, or that it will have a big, fat "1274" emblazoned on the seat tube. the Velosport team hasn't been invited to do any of the grand tours yet this year, either.
no, it merely means that the South Routt Velosport racing team will be kicking off the season opener at the Wednesday night world championships at Marabou Ranch, up there in Middle Routt.
race time for me is at 6:01 p.m., right behind the Pro/open and expert 19 to 29 categories. i'm going to be in the singlespeed category, (hopefully) chasing down and passing a lot of backmarkers who have started in front of me. it's all good to have rabbits to chase, i just hope that i still remember how to get past 'em on the singletrack.
starting at 6:25 p.m., Jen will be defending the shop's honor by representing in her debut as a bike racer, looking to mercilessly crush many opponents in the women's novice division.
stay tuned for full results, report and photos tomorrow night.
until then, take time to check out the genius of Andy Gregg over to the bike furniture design studios.
i will be posting a lot more about my good pal Andy in the near future, but it is a long story that goes way back to... well, let's just say it goes back a long time and leave it at that for now.
*and the answer to tonight's quiz is: d
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