It’s been a long winter but it’s finally time. GFE is THIS Sunday and they start coming at you pretty fast after that. A couple of us got out for a pre-ride a few weeks ago. It was basically our first time on the course since last year. Everything looked pretty good. No snow, not really even any mud to speak of. It was about as nice a day as you could ask for, blue skies and a nice breeze pushing us home from Palisades. Looking forward to seeing everyone this Sunday, weather is shaping up to be decent. Better than last year anyway!
There are only so many rides I can handle in the dark/cold/grey month of January before I go a bit crazy. And by crazy I don’t mean an armed take over of a federal building, Continue reading “Jan Gloom”
For the past couple years 500 kilometers from Dec 24 – Dec 31 has been a cake walk. Okay, it’s never easy, but I always say that for December it could be much worse. Well it finally happened, the much worse part. Continue reading “Festive 500”
I can’t speak for the group, a few guys may have been on the bike a bit, but I have for the most part spent the month of November eating/drinking like a pig, and at best getting on my bike for the occasional Weds Nite to which I immediately cancel out any benefit with the mandatory Weds Nite post ride beverage -or six. Continue reading “The Season of Adventure”
After a 3 month hiatus the Vicious Cycle Gran Fondo series resumed on Sept 26th for the respect-demanding Winthrop finale in the beautiful North Cascades. I was wondering if some of the legitimate series contenders had lost focus in those 12 weeks and perhaps had even gotten a little soft and blowsy in anticipation of the impending Holiday Season so a pretender might be able to sneak himself into the mix. And because my training regimen is 95% comprised of a daily 35 mile commute my conditioning doesn’t really have any peaks or tapers over the course of the entire year. Maybe, just maybe some of us minnows could ambush the big guns on an off day. Continue reading “Inside GFW w/ Brig Seidl”
A few weeks back I had the opportunity to get out with a couple buddies and ride the gravel portion of GFEburg. Continue reading “Eburg Preview”
The Bavarian Bike and Brew Festival has always been one of my favorite events. Since my first time in 07 I think I have only missed one. It tends to suit my style, a long grind to the top, then a long bomber downhill… that finishes in a beer garden, told you it fit my style. Continue reading “On The Otherside of The Megaphone at B&B”
Guest Blogger Brig Seidl
Event: Leavenworth Gran Fondo
Team: Ridge Cycle Sport
Rider: Brig Seidl
Mechanic: No so much
Outcome: No jumping ahead! Read the report. Continue reading “Laughing and Crying with Brig at GFL”
Last Wednesday we rallied our local weds night group ride for a road trip to check out the new trail at Freund Canyon and for a little Bike and Brews preview. It was sooo good, hope you can make it to the race on June 6!
This was the first year of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Fondo by Emde Sports and I’d kind of had it on my radar for awhile, but I couldn’t bring myself to commit until Thursday. Continue reading “Nitty Gritty Dirt Fondo”