Monday, August 27, 2007

It's a garden party

Yes, folks. Its going to be a feast in the flowers. Potluck will start at 4:oo p.m. or whenever people show up. We will attempt to shoot some sort of team photo so I can put our faces on the web for all the world to see, point at,make fun of, fear or all the above. Team clothing will supposedly arrive two days before so we will be able to sport the threads for the picture.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

nice pins there, son.

Seeing as how I can't ride I'll have to write about our injuries. Looks like some folks will have a later start to the season,namely Michael Hernandez and myself. There has been words of fear that the team has a jinx of sorts on it this year but I feel those fears are rubbish. Crashes are bound to happen and with thirty one riders on the team it is unlikely that we will all be healthy at the same time. This team has such depth that it will still be a dominant presence with a less than full roster. With luck , Nov.-Dec. will find us all back to strength and ready for the biggest races. Meanwhile I'll be working to secure the remaining bits to complete the new bike buildups. Ryan is well on the way to recovery and will be anxious to use his wrenching skills. Fear not.....

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Team ride #2

Another small group met at the shop for a tour of the bluffs and a short loop through Wilder Ranch. Sarah Kerlin made her team debut-maybe next time we will have the right kit for her. The blurry photos were an indicator of my camera having an ilness of undetermined origin...maybe fatigue.

Death of a cyclist

Saturday, August 04, 2007

It has started

The first team 'cross ride of 2007 was attended by Stella, Aaron, Jeff Patton, Jeff Traugott and Myself-Swiggness. Since the underbrush has grown alarmingly on last year's route an alternate way up to the enchanted loop had to be found. A new climb was tackled-easier but not easy when one is attempting to keep the wheel of Stella. Jeff Patton did this admirably, showing some better fitness than last year. The ride will continue to meet on Fridays at 5 p.m. in front of the shop for the next 6 weeks. I will not be here on Aug. 24th but I'm sure someone else will be happy to lead the ride. I can think of no jollier way to prepare for the season of racing that is nearly upon us.