9am from casa de Ronsta!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Ramble Ride, Memorial Day
Get your gravel on!
A few updates from last years,
-Ride will start from my place, 9am. If you don't know, find someone who does.
-We're reversing the route from last year. So if you planned to ride in from MKE, you won't be able to hook up with us. Either leave early and bail near the end or plan for a good day of bonus miles.
-Mountain stage/ DFL bonus- The only substantial climb of the route is on the LC trail at Pewaukee Lake. Upon cresting the climb, everyone will have to dismount and heckle those coming up behind them. The last one up gets a big push and continues down the backside of the hill. This'll keep the group from stringing out.
-If we run across a Parade we'll stop and enjoy it.
-Being Memorial Day, we'll exercise a 'Ride of Silence' along the 1 mile stretch of New Berlin trail between Sunnyslope & Moorland as it passes Veterans Park.
-Post ride- Brats, Blatz and Bocce ball at my place. Everyone's welcome to bring a dish to pass as well!
Plan for an all day event. Bring a 'cross, touring or lightly treaded MTB. We'll be riding all kinds of terrain- gravel, singletrack and even Milwaukee county roads, so a fancy road bike won't cut it. The pace won't be fast but may be steady at times, dress comfortably for a long day. Email me with questions.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The weather had us on the fence, but since Brandon and Nathan came to town, we couldn't let them down(sorry Rick). Brandon made the shortened route a work out for Nate and I while Maciej and Andrew hung back with Kate & Carlos. Casa del Rio with some of the W&S crew rounded out the night. Hopefully better weather next week..
Monday, May 10, 2010
Friday, May 07, 2010
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
The warmer the weather the bigger the guns! Snap, krackle, POP! I dangled off the driving break half way through the ride while Joe, Brandon & Maciej drove the pace into oblivion. Waited on Mill for the chase group with Greg and rolled in spent. As always, Blatz was enjoyed and the pizza was well earned. What doesn't kill you, makes you faster. That's how we roll.
Monday, May 03, 2010
After one of the sweetest sunset rides I can remember, my frame was silently pronounced deceased Saturday after the discovery of a fatal chainstay crack during late night race prep. Maybe I jinxed myself. I will say I learned so much and accomplished more than I ever dreamed possible through the experiences with this bike. Even the failure itself is part of the learning process. I'm at a bit of a cross roads now. Or maybe its just the push I need. One things for certain though..