Tuesday, December 23, 2008
are headed back saturday morning.
That's it - I'm hooked. 45 minutes on the new Boulder Velodrome has convinced me that riding the track is one awesome sport! Kevin - you are right.
Dan grabbed a picture of Mike and myself to prove that Blue Sky Velo was one of the first teams on the track.... well at least in the Infield.
I got one picture of Mike on his rockin' new ride before his seat started slipping and no more track for Mike... at least last night. You know he'll be a regular from today on though.
Not only is riding the track far superior to being outside in the 6 degree temps, but it's an incredible workout. Check out 20 minutes of my heart rate - very easy to peg it without hardly pushing. Click for TrainingPeaks file viewer.
To give you a feeling for the corners, here's a picture of my co-worker Dirk going into Corner #3 - oh yeah, you stick, but it's scary... the first time. After a couple times around you don't even notice the banking. What you do notice are the G-forces!
So get over there and try it out.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Yep, it's official: you're not cool until you get these on the ends of your getaway sticks.
The Bad-Ass Tall Sock will withstand mud and dust for your mountain/'cross adventures:
The Stay-Classy Standard Sock will show your shaven calves to best advantage on those cafe rides:
They make great stocking stuffers, too! Get on down to the shop and snag a few pairs before they're gone.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Pre-race jitters when I thought I might finish Top 30...
Bill hates man hugs, so Hollywood and I try to give him lots of 'em
Seriously... do you think she even likes racing 'cross?!?!?
Susan layin' it down in one of the THREE races she did over four days.
Steve Capstick-- don't know this guy yet...? Get to know him, he's got an awesome outlook on the whole racing scene and it's contagious.
Momma Teasdale dicing it in the barriers with Moots' Michael Robson
Bob the Builder gettin' his Hup Hup on...
'Hollywood' Harwood rockin' the Chamois Butt'r barriers in Saturday's 40-45 Master's race
Another man hug for Bill just prior to his start... what are friends for?
Steve Capstick made the drive out to KC solo... given the weather on the way home, I think that was harder than the actual racing!
Ron Dreasher workin' hard to keep Steve Tilford off his tail.
Ready for battle
Kayla sportin' a bewildered look... she's either A) cold after just finishing her race, or B) in shock after seeing how white Dan's getaway stix are up close
Labels: Cross Nationals 09
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Pics below form Thursday's action are from Red Rocks Velo rider Jimmy Heuck. To see the entire set, go here.
A special thanks needs to go out to Blue Sky Cycles hardmen Rob and TJ. These guys kept our bikes clean and dialed the entire weekend and provide PRO pit support during the races. You guys rock!
T.J. dialing in a Ridley
Rob at the start with a "B" bike -- just in case
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Rob Love overcame:
-a front fork snapping off on the highway at 70 mph
-a super fast fork swap in the hotel parking lot at 7:17 am
-driving 100+ mph to the venue to make an 8 am start in time
-a shattered carbon seatpost during the race
-male and female nudity on the course
Is it any wonder he looks a little aggro on the run-up?
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
this is what we know about nationals at this point:
1. bryan harwood is the MAN
2. susan and kayla will ROCK tomorrow.
3. Bob can't get his mind off cx-flyovers for next years blue sky velo race
4. Teasdale is sharpening his elbows for the next race.
5. Rob is making friends with the wash-truck guys and getting us pro treatment on all the bikes
6. Tim is so immersed in Redline that we may never see him again.
7. Ron is wearing the same kit tomorrow that he wore today in an attempt to ward off other racers.
8. Scott Fliegelman will live to fight another day.
9. The food at the venue sux.
10. the mud here is greeeezy.
11. dave towle is pimping blue sky velo like it's his job (because, in a way, it is)
12. the internet connection is crap at the hotel, and the lack of pictures may drive you crazy, but you are going to have to deal.
13. Rob's yellow shoes aren't so bright anymore.
14. it is 1:50 am, and is 40 degrees and raining outside.
15. goodnight you princes of maine, you kings of new england.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Day one of cyclocross nationals is in the books. Pics to come later.
7th - Susan Preito
29th - Kayla Thomason
B - Mens 30-39
35th - Rob Love
B - Mens 40+
6th - Bryan Harwood
19th - Bill Teasdale
39th - Bob Prieto
86th - Ron Dreaser
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Worlds will fall before the man with the box of sunglasses.
Good luck to everyone who is making their way to the Show Me State. (Yes, it's really NOT in Kansas this time.)
And I know you punks have something to show them. Giggity! Let's make the whole country fear the power of Blue Sky Velo.
Stay tuned here...Rob is going to blog from the road...so you may as well plan to waste valuable work time reading and talking smack in the comments. I know I will.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Blue Sky Velo racers not only showed up best-dressed at yesterday's State Cross Championships, there were best-of-show-brats, best-placed easy-up and some damn good competition from the women and men in red, white, black and blue. Check 'em out:
Labels: Cyclocross Races
The dirtiest 'stache.
Chad is hupping it up.
Farrell rocking his phantom carbon wheels.
Jim is really rocking the cowbell, er, or something.
The Magician in the sand.
Dan and Chad through the gauntlet.
Harwood with his svelte Nijs-like dismount.
I think Rob's shoes burnt out my camera lens.