Tuesday, December 27, 2011

LATE DECEMBER?

Take what you can get.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

NEW YEARS HEADS UP

Adams got a plan..
We are putting together the 2nd Annual New Years Eve Townie Bar Tour of Waukesha.

Some minor details--This year NYE is on a Saturday, So way may start up as early as 6pm.

The meet-up will be at The Cooler off of Main street on Martin Avenue behind El Palmar, there is a public parking lot nearby between the Ace Hardware on Main Street and Barstow.

These bars will not have a cover or require a dress code. Bring folding money 99% of these places don't even know credit cards exist.

Many of these bars are used to shady characters so we should all fit in.
Ronsta and I have started to recon some new candidates for the ride, but we will include some favorites from last year.

The weather will determine the radius of the NYETBT.

No Minors/Not a Club Event.

Bring a cheap lock, your nicest whip, and a light.
See ya then!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

WEDNESDAY REDUX

Time again. Sounds like Jack's cooking things up and the bands getting back together again. The Pegasus kids are in town and the weather looks good for riding indoors (actual riding, none of that hamster wheel sh!t). Wednesday nights are coming alive again so why not be there?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

WEDNESDAYS AT LAPHAM..

Starting tomorrow!
Social lap at 6p with hot laps to follow. Bring your own eat & drink for after.

Monday, August 29, 2011

FINAL SHEBANG

One last time, tomorrow @6!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

BLAZEN SADDLES

Only 3 left, tonight @6!

Monday, August 15, 2011

PALOS


While most headed North, South was closer for me. New faces, different scene, didn't know what to expect. Started 2nd row and just barely got through a start line pile up. Hammer up to top ten in the prologue loop, followed a tricky wheel into the first single track and the gaps were set. The course was part road race, part super D, and all fun. The 2:1 was maxed on both ends. Rode with Kevin Klug and John Gatto the second half before pulling away for 7th. Great time in IL and hope to be back!

Monday, August 08, 2011

24


This race never gets easier, it just makes you better. I came in with the best legs I've had in awhile and a top notch team ready to go. MuddyPaws put together a super fun course that the weather would wreak havoc on throughout the weekend. We started off not too hot with a few early mechanicals keeping me from redlining off the bat. After Adam got things dialed in I started to put down some time. 5 laps in and a thunderstorm stopped the race. Chris Strout was the only other one to finish his 5th lap 9 minutes behind me. I've raced Chris back when he was a midwesterener and knew I could never count him out.

2 hours later we restart headfirst into a mudfest. Opting for black shorts and a thick chamois, I find Chris' wheel for the first few miles before going to work again. Rode hard throughout the day as the course slowly improved. Night laps went alright as a decline slowly crept in from the days effort. Chris started plugging some good laps and chipped away at the 27min lead I had built, coming to within a couple minutes. He was on the attack. 3:30AM: Needing to snap out of my lull, I handed my bike off to my team for a freshening while I took a shower and and downed some spaghetti. I gambled Chris was near the end of his second wind and it was time to counter. Cleanded up, I was able to put some solid laps into the dawn. The sunrise lap is always a sweet part of the race but the downside is once the morning sets in you just want the race to be over. The efforts we put in paid off and extended my lead, but after you blow through a late race effort the last couple laps drag on. To add to the misery a brief downpour came through a little after 8am, remuddying the course and adding additional irritation to already irritable places.

No one wants to do their last lap. You know you have to, but you don't want to. I came in at 9:20. Chris headed out at quarter-to. If he was on, he could make it in for another. I had to finish after 10:00, so it was off for a final lap. I rode with the sixth place guy for half a lap before riding away. This is alway the hardest part of the race. You just want the thing to be over, you know the best way is to make it as quick as possible but your just to beat to ride any faster than you need to. About 10:30 I finally crossed the finish line. While it was my third solo win, it was my first time winning the Open class, so it was more meaningful, especially against a tough competitor like Chris. I have to thank everyone who came to support at the race this year, my parents for pitting and bringing the RV, Adam for wrenching, Tbone for his help, Derek(who rode to 3rd in Solo SS!) and his GF Shannon for keeping my legs tuned and everyone else who cheered on, it was a great time and it all helped! Also thanks to the guys at Hayes/Answer/Manitou for their great products, event sponsor Salsa for making race winning bikes and Muddy Paws for another great event! See ya'll there next year!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

NUTS&BOLTS

photoNiki Frazier
If I can keep 'em tight, I might actually get somewhere.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

SUBARU CUP PRO XCT

photo:Jared Brodjeski/WORS
32:19 + Superfans = 38th place FINISH among North America's best. Too many to thank on this effort- Contador for the handups, Wheel & Sprocket, Team Polska, Colin at Hayes/Manitou, Kelli for keeping me inline, Don for bringing a world class event to our state and everyone who cheered me on through the race- it definitely helped keep the cranks turning.

A great weekend all around, thanks everyone!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

PRONESS

'cuz we take training seriously.

Monday, June 13, 2011

LIKE I WARNED DEREK..

photo:Senkerik's
I went all the way to Wauasau and all I got was a flat tire.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

TAINTBANGER TUESDAY

Never have my hands gotten sore from pulling on the drops for so long.

RAMBLAMA

Summer has begun and the Ramble was a hot one. A good crew of a dozen or so along with a small rotating cast of Jim R, OTB Dave, Vicki, and Sug who tracked us down in Sussex. The Parade was short the ride was long and the tan lines are burned in for the year. Shannon rode a FS, Tim rode flat pedals, Jonsie rode fixed, Dave rode moustache bars, Carlos pulled Carlitos and Bubba didn't walk until the end. I ruined the ride with the only flat. Afterwards, the Blatz lasted til sunset and my deck survived another holiday. Thanks to everyone who came out and especially Sonia for the grilled steak and pasta salad and Adam for the brats and grillin.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

MEMORIAL DAY RAMBLE IS COMING UP!

For the third year in a row the Memorial Day Ramble is set for this Monday, 9AM from my place. This is an all day 70+mile adventure tour of Waukesha and western Milwaukee counties. The route will be opposite of last years, heading east to Milwaukee first, then north and west on a variety of terrain. There will be singletrack, gravel, parkways, city streets, country roads and a parade, so come prepared. A cross or mountain bike is recommended and the pace will be leisurely. Blatz & Dogs at my house after. See ya then!

Monday, May 23, 2011

BALLBUSTER

Sun, rain, sand, FLAT. Attrition & persistence pay off- 12th on the day!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

PRE AMBLE

The creme de la creme of the adventure. 9am, Memorial Day.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 09, 2011

REVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

As much as I'd like to kill it, this spot just won't die. Despite the extended February, the pedals kept turning. Cold commutes paid off as butterburgers are a good motivator. Tuesdays are getting real, but WORS is good training. After visiting George's Saturday, I think I know where we're eating tomorrow. Better wipe off the dirt and finish my coffee.