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Monday, March 31, 2008

SENDING OUT SKI SEASON, WORMS, WRECKS AND POW POW.

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and after hanging around Jono, you have a tendency to pick up on his highly entertaining and funny as hell Florida gangsta rap...hence the term "Texas Jackup" which can be seen below on I-70 on the way to ski pow this morning.

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texas jackup #2..same drive

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and then on to better things...

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ONSIGHT MEDIA CULT CROSS GRAN FINAL SLIDE SHOW


Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

MANY THANKS TO BRIAN PATRICK

Sunday, March 30, 2008

AND A FEW PICS FROM THE GRAN FINAL CULT CROSS COURSE.

TRUTH OR DARE 1, NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART


TRUTH OR DARE 2, YOU ARE ROLLIN NOW

NOT A WHOLE BUNCH OF "SCARE" OUT THERE YESTERDAY, BUT PLENTY OF BIG AIR

TRUTH OR DARE 3, DOES IT GET ANY BETTER?


MY DEEPEST APOLOGIES FOR NOT HAVING ONE BIT OF VIDEO OR PICTURES FROM YESTERDAY'S CULT CROSS FINAL, I WAS TOO BUSY WORKING IT AND RACING TO GET THE MEDIA SIDE COVERED. HOWEVER, BRIAN PATRICK FROM ONSIGHT MEDIA WILL HAVE AN ABSOLUTE BOMB OF A CULT CROSS SHOW COMING UP ON RSN IN APRIL, TAPE IT, TIVO IT, WHATEVER YOU HAVE TO DO.


YESTERDAY WAS A GREAT DAY FOR CULT CROSS AND CYCLOCROSS IN GENERAL. THE RANTS AND RAVES ABOUT THE COURSE INSPIRED THIS POST AND I SAW IT FIT THAT FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO PARTCIPATED, YOU CAN COME HERE, RIGHT TO THIS BLOG POST, TO CHECK OUT THE PICS OF SOME OF THE COURSE HIGHLIGHTS. THE CULT CROSS GRAN FINAL WAS ALL ABOUT THE DIRT, ROCKS AND GRASS YOU RACED ON. THESE PICTURES CAN NEVER CAPTURE THE SOUL AND HARD FAUGHT EFFORTS YOU ALL LEFT OUT THERE AT THE EAGLE FAIRGROUNDS YESTERDAY, BUT, IF YOU WERE THERE, THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A PIECE OF YOU OUT THERE ON THAT GRASS FIELD. ENJOY THESE PICTURES, TALK ABOUT THEM AND REMEMBER THE PEOPLE AND THE PARTY. WHEN YOU TRY TO EXPLAIN TO YOUR CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN SOME DAY ABOUT THE "TRUTH OR DARE" BRIDGE OR THE "AIR OR SCARE" BARRIER...ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CLICK TO THIS POST, FOR ETERNITY, AND THESE PICS WILL BE HERE TO TALK AND LAUGH ABOUT. CHEERS TO THE SOULS OF CYCLOCROSS, CHEERS TO THE FANS AND RACERS WHO SUPPORTED THE CAUSE...I POP A "TEN FIDY" FOR YOU!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

IM JUST TOO EXHAUSTED TO BLOG TONIGHT....

BUT IF YOU MISSED THE GRAN FINAL CULT CROSS RACE TODAY, YOU MISSED AN AMAZING DAY, WITH AMAZING PEOPLE, ON AN AMAZING COURSE AND AN AMAZING AFTER PARTY. THERE IS NO WAY FOR ME TO THANK ALL OF YOU ENOUGH SO I WILL NOT EVEN ATTEMPT IT. CULT CROSS 2009 WILL BE EVEN BIGGER AND BETTER.
CYCLOCROSS IS NOTHING MORE THAN GREAT PEOPLE ENJOYING A GREAT FORM OF COMPETITION, YOU ALL SHOWED ME ALOT OF SOUL TODAY, HOW CAN WE NOT DO THIS AGAIN NEXT YEAR.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

TEXAS PRE-RIDE..GAME ON CULT CROSS RACE THREE.

THURSDAY @ NOON, THE FINAL COURSE IS NOW COMPLETE AND SET...IT'S A FREEKIN RIPPER!

A couple of tweeks to the course today, and it's ready for rippin

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

CULT CROSS GRAN FINAL COURSE IS COMPLETE

THE COURSE IS FLAGGED, TAPED AND READY FOR RACING. MYSELF AND CHARLIE BROWN WILL BE PRE-RIDING TONIGHT AT 6...THE FIRST WEDNESDAY NIGHT SHOP RIDE. ALL ARE WELCOME. THE SNOW IS ALL BUT GONE AND IT'S GONNA BE SAWEEEET.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

I NEVER WANT TO HEAR ANY OF YOUR BULLSHIT STORIES ABOUT "FACE SHOTS" AGAIN. THIS DOG WINS

IF YOU ARENT SMILING AFTER THIS...YOU ARE PROBABLY DEAD.

more vij coverage from the Vail Daily

thanks to Iann Cropp from the Daily....

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UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO OFFERS NEW CLASS TO CURRICULUM

THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO/BOULDER HAS COME UP WITH A NEW CLASS FOR IT'S ELITE STUDENTS. MIRROR TOSSING 101 WAS JUST RECENTLY A WONDERFUL ADDITION AND THIS DOUCHE BAG SCORED THE FIRST A+ IN CLASS WHEN HE CHUCKED A LARGE MIRROR OFF HIS 12TH STORY BALCONY (AT 2:30 AM, CAN YOU SAY METH HEAD?) WHICH HIT TWO PEOPLE BELOW ALMOST KILLING ONE OF THEM. ROLF WAS SUCH A "NICE" BOY GROWING UP...WE JUST NEVER EXPECTED HIM TO EXCEL SO QUICKLY IN THIS NEW CLASS.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

PRAISE THE LORD, WE HIT 40 DEGREES TODAY FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS.

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THE BEUATY OF RIDING INTO HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ON THE WAY OUT ON A ROAD RIDE TYPICALLY MEANS YOU GET TO RIDE THE HURRICANE TAIL WIND HOME..MYSELF AND NATE PICKLO, OWNER OF YETI'S GRIND HAD THE PLEASURE OF THAT TAILWIND TODAY.

HAPPY BUNNY DAY TO THOSE WHO CELEBRATE IT

ONE OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT CLAIMING TO BE PART OF THE JEWISH BROTHERHOOD IS THAT I DO NOT FEEL OBLIGATED TO STUFF MY FACE WITH THESE DISGUSTING THINGS ALL DAY TODAY. I MEAN JEEEEZ, YOU'D HAVE TO RIDE A CENTURY TO WORK OFF ONE OF THESE BASTARDS.

Cancellara wins the spring classic/99th Milan-San Remo

CANCELLERA..IS THERE ANYONE WITH A BETTER CYCLING MAKE UP THAN THIS FREEK TO WIN EVERY SPRING CLASSIC? I MEAN REALLY CYCLING FANS, A TWICE OVER TIME TRIALING WORLD CHAMP WHO CAN CLIMB...JUST SIT IN WITH YOUR TEAM UNTIL CRUSH TIME AND BLOW THE SOCKS OFF THE PELETON WITH YOUR IMPECABLE TT MODE WITH 3K TO GO...DOES NOT SUCK TO BE THIS GUY.
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Saturday, March 22, 2008

THIS WEDNESDAY I WILL BE SETTING COURSE FOR THE CULT CROSS FINAL

If you are interested in helping let me know, I'm gonna make a day of it at the Eagle Fairgrounds and have a great course planned. the snow continues to melt VERY fast and should be completely gone by race day.

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ONSIGHT MEDIA'S BRIAN PATRICK PUT THIS TOGETHER AT RACE NUMBER ONE OF THE CULT CROSS SERIES. HE WILL BE AT RACE NUMBER THREE THIS COMING SATURDAY!

A HUGE THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US WHO CULT CROSSED! COME OUT AND GET IN ON THE ACTION NEXT SATURDAY THE 29TH AT THE CULT CROSS GRAN FINAL.

ELGEE'S CULT CROSS REVIEW HAS BEEN POSTED ON THE CYCLOCROSS MAG WEBSITE.

Sponsored by: Cyclocross Magazine
WWW.CXMAGAZINE.COM

Friday, March 21, 2008

NOT MY IDEA OF A BLOW UP DOLL....

IT WONT BE LONG NOW BEFORE I CAN GET BACK TO "NORMAL" BLOG MODE....

AWESOME MEDIA COVERAGE OF CULT CROSS CONTINUES...

CULT CROSS STANDINGS AND PICS POSTED @
THE VAIL DAILY PUBLISHED AN OUTSTANDING ARTICLE TODAY ABOUT THE CULT CROSS SERIES...GOTTA GIVE THEM KUDOS AND THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT OF OUR SPORT. THE LINK


PHOTOS BY KRISTIN ANDERSON/VAIL DAILY


JAKE WELLS AND BRIAN HUTCHISON DO BATTLE IN GYPSUM

Monday, March 17, 2008

BRIAN FROM ONSIGHT MEDIA HAS HOOKED UP YOU RACER DUDE TYPES WITH THESE TWO SLIDE SHOWS, VID COMING SOON. ENJOY!



CULT CROSS MAKES COVER SHOT OF VAIL DAILY

JAKE WELLS (MAFIA RACING) AND BRIAN HUTCHISON (VITAMIN COTTAGE) BATTLED IT OUT UNTIL THE FINAL PAVEMENT SECTION. JDUB TOOK IT AT THE LINE FOR HIS SECOND WIN IN TWO DAYS.

CULT CROSS WILL BE AIRING ON RSN...THIS FROM THE OSKAR BLUES BREWERY BLOG SITE

Cult Cross to air on RSN
OnSight Media will have a production crew recording the 2008 Cult Cross races for an RSN Television release in April 2008. A 30-minute program including elite women and men's race highlights will be shown on the RSN Television Network a minimum of 8 times, available throughout Colorado. A DVD will also be produced and made available for sale and an online video series highlighting the races will be created for online viewing.

CULT CROSS RACE #3 POST RACE PARTY AND AWARDS CEREMONY AT YETI'S GRIND IN EAGLE

NATE AND TARA PICKLO, OWNER'S OF YETI'S GRIND IN EAGLE, WILL BE HOSTING OUR POST SERIES PARTY AT 3:30 PM AT YETI'S GRIND ON MARCH 29TH IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING CULT CROSS RACE #3 AT THE EAGLE FAIRGROUNDS.

THERE WILL BE BEER AND THEY ARE GOING TO FIRE UP THE FROZEN MARGARITAS FOR THE FIESTA!




BELOW, LOREN HETTINGER, 67 YEARS YOUNG, INSPIRED THE CROWD AS HE RODE STEADY BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AND IS A LOCK IN THE 65+ CATEGORY.


CAN CHARLIE BROWN'S FLAWLESS TECHNIQUE PRODUCE A THREE RACE SWEEP OF THE LEGENDARY ROADIE PETER DAVIS AT CULT CROSS #3? MARCH 29TH WILL BE THE DAY WE FIND OUT.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

DAY ONE IN THE BOOKS...

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DAY TWO COMING UP..WITH AN UNREAL COURSE IN GYPSUM.
SORRY I RAN OUT OF T-SHIRTS GANG..THEY SOLD OUT SUPER FAST. I'LL HAVE TO BE SURE TO ORDER MORE FOR NEXT YEAR'S SERIES!

Friday, March 14, 2008

YOUR FINAL CULT CROSS UPDATE.....

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THE COURSE IS IN PERFECT CONDITION IN EAGLE FOR TOMORROW'S RACE. WE ONLY GOT 3 INCHES OF SNOW LAST NIGHT WHICH MELTED TODAY AND WE ARE EXPERIENCING BLUE SKIES THIS EVE. RACING IS GOING TO BE OFF THE CHARTS FUN.

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CULT CROSS WEATHER UPDATE

THE SNOW STORM THAT BLANKETED THE HIGH COUNTRY LAST NIGHT AND THIS MORNING HAS ONLY LEFT 2-3 INCHES OF SNOW IN EAGLE, ROADS HERE ARE WET AND WILL DRY AS THE DAY GOES ON. TRAVEL FROM THE FRONT RANGE WILL BE CLEAR THIS EVE.
IN THE WORDS OF THE GREAT DAVE TOWLE
"IT'S ON, LIKE DONKEY KONG"

Thursday, March 13, 2008

THE CULT CROSS ONSLAUGHT CONTINUES...

THE GYPSUM REC CENTER COURSE GETS A FACE..


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WITH THE SNOWSTORM IN THE FORECAST..

SNOW FORECAST TONIGHT AND TOMORROW, ENDING FRIDAY

REMEMBER THIS? THE LAST CROSS RACE IN EAGLE THIS PAST FALL..WE HAD EIGHT INCHES OF FRESH SNOW...AND WE HAD A BLAST! IT'S GAME ON.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

MAXXIS STEPS UP TO THE PLATE AND GOES DEEP...

I'M NOT GOING TO PREACH TO YOU WHO YOU SHOULD SUPPORT IN THIS INDUSTRY, BUT WHEN COMPANIES STEP UP AND SUPPORT THE SPORT YOU LOVE...TRY AND SHOW THEM SOME LOVE BACK. MAXXIS SENT A SMALL PILE OF CULT CROSS LOVE TODAY...

CULT CROSS PODIUM GIRLS SELECTION DOWN TO FINAL FOUR

THE PODIUM GIRLS WILL BE STRATEGICALLY PLACED AROUND THE COURSE THIS WEEKEND TO HELP CHEER YOU ON, I WILL NEED A FRONT END LOADER TO GET THEM IN PLACE....I NEED A FRONT END LOADER.

IS THERE ENOUGH COWBELL OUT THERE NOW?

DRIVE TOO FAST, LOSE PASS...FORM PARIS-NICE

TYLER FARRAR EATS IT, SLIPSTREAM SEEMS TO BE KEEPING TOM HOPPER PRETTY DAMN BUSY THIS SEASON.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

SPOT BRAND SNAFU...

UNFORTUNATE NEWS FROM SPOT...DEMOS WILL NOT BE AT THIS WEEKENDS RACES...WE WILL TRY AND GET THEM FOR THE RACE ON MARCH 29TH.

CULT CROSS IS FOR REAL.....

ARCTIC CRAFSTMAN BUILDING THE "TRUTH OR DARE" CULT CROSS BRIDGE...

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FIRST CULT CROSS PRE-RIDE...COURTNEY WAWAWAWAZUP GREGORY NAILING THE "TRUTH OR DARE" BRIDGE, ALONG WITH BOSCO THE CROSS DOG.

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A THREE HOUR TOUR....A THREEEEEE HOUR TOUR.

MARY ANN BUSTED FOR MARY JANE....

NO WONDER THEY COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW THE HELL TO GET OFF GILLIGAN'S ISLAND! IT WAS THE KILLER WEED!

CULT CROSS UPDATE 3/10/2008

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PARIS-NICE...Gert Steegmans wins stage one...

Steegmans, of Belgium, wins the shortened stage one of Paris-Nice. Thor remains in yellow.

Monday, March 10, 2008

SPITZER FOR PRESIDENT!


Ah...dont feel bad my boy, everybody is doin it, you just got caught. At least your wife looks pretty psyched to be in the spotlight. Bravo! I mean look at her, she is just budding with happiness. I hope you kept that hooker's phone number because momma aint gonna be given you none. I mean look at this way Spitz, do think Laura Bush is rolling over in bed every night to tell George how HOT he is that he needs to show her his oil rig, and show it now...I DOUBT IT. To be perfectly honest, the staff at "Addicted to Bicycles" admires your wild side..and, we are nominating your for president.

ANOTHER SICKENING CYCLIST/VEHICLE CONFRONTATION, THIS ONE WITH A POLICE OFFICER'S VEHICLE

And why is it OK for law enforcement to have computers, radios and cell phones all up and running while on duty in their patrol vehicles?
CLICK THIS LINK FOR THIS SICKENING STORY

Sunday, March 9, 2008

SKI HIGHLANDS BOWL BEFORE I DIE...CHECK!

I've lived in Colorado for 25 years now, and NEVER skied Aspen Highlands or Highlands Bowl, this classifies me as a moron.I can't believe I have never made the short drive over to the Highlands to ski, simply stated, it is one of the BEST steep ski mountains I have ever skied. Today was world class, with world class company Katie Braz. KB put me in my place absolutely crushing me on the hike to the top of Highlands Bowl an then RIPPING the steeps on her Tele's. It was STELLAR.



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KB RIPPIN THE "BOWL"
amazing conditions for my first trip to Aspen Highlands. Bluebird, with 3-6 new in Highlands Bowl. Heaven!

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DROPPING HIGHLANDS ROUND 2

new penis lengthening secret exposed....


As the technology market continues to advance in the cell phone world, another use for their product has emerged. I believe they call this the "schlong elongator" and it is the latest release from Verizon....put this baby on "vibrate only" and have the time off your life. Remember ankle weights? This is an entire new level. I believe there is an "unlimited minutes" package available with a two year commitment.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

JUST A WEEK OUT..BRING MORE COWBELL TO CULT CROSS



COWBELLS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE RACE!

WE GOT A LINE, CULT CROSS UPDATE

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THE SNOW CONTINUES TO MELT, AND I CONTINUE TO SHOVEL. THE COURSE CONTINUES TO "MORPH". IT'S GONNA BE THE REAL DEAL LADIES AND GENTS, SEE YOU SATURDAY AT THE EAGLE FAIRGROUNDS FOR CULT CROSS RACE #1. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PURCHASE A ONE DAY ACA LICENSE FOR $10/DAY, OR YOU MAY PURCHASE A SEASON LICENSE FOR $45 AT RACE DAY REGISTRATION. CHECKS PAYABLE TO
LARRY GROSSMAN/CULTCROSS

ENTRY FEES ARE $25/DAY OR $40 FOR BOTH RACES THIS COMING WEEKEND. YOU MUST HAVE A VALID 2008 ACA LICENSE TO RACE OR PURCHASE ONE PRIOR TO RACING.



Thursday, March 6, 2008

THE EAGLE CULT CROSS COURSE HAS BEEN FLAGGED

PLEASE GO CHECK IT OUT, WALK IT, RUN IT, SKI IT, TRY AND RIDE IT, AND GET THE COURSE LINE PACKED OUT...EVERYONE IS WELCOME AS I NEED YOUR HELP. SEE YA OUT THERE SOON!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

PRELIMINARY PLAN FOR A TIME TRIAL SERIES IN EAGLE


Here is the scoop for a proposed TT series which will be in Eagle.

It will be run as a "club" event and will be a free "fun" event

There will be no race categories or prizes.

This event will be used as a training device for those of you who wish to participate. The goal will be to improve your own personal time from week to week racing against the clock.

The course will start at the new stop sign where Brush Creek Road meets the new Eagle Ranch cutoff road and will end either at the Sylvan Lake State Park parking area or the top of the hill inside Adams Rib Golf course property if we can get permission from them.

The lead rider will start at a specific time (most likely me), probably 6:30, and following riders will leave at one minute intervals. The lead rider will be responsible for marking finishing times for ALL riders at which time we can determine finish times by knowing when they started.

Once everyone has finished, we all ride back to Eagle and drink beer.

We will do these rides every other Monday evening starting in April, we will alternate weeks so this takes place on the off weeks from the Vail Rec series mtb races. Please post comments to let me know what you think.
EVERY RIDER WILL BE EXPECTED TO RIDE RESPONSIBLY AND MUST BE AN AMBASSADOR TO OUR SPORT, WHICH MEANS NO FLIPPING OFF BUTT HEAD MOTORISTS AND RIDING AS CLOSE TO THE SHOULDER AS IS COMFORTABLE, THAT GOES FOR ME AS WELL.
WE WILL POST A SANDWHICH BOARD AT THE START AREA WHICH LETS MOTORISTS KNOW THERE IS A "RACE" GOING ON AHEAD OF THEM.
It would be great to see EVERYONE participate, throw away your shop affiliations for an eve of riding "against the clock" and against your own best time because....
IT'S THE RACE OF TRUTH WITH NO WHERE TO HIDE.

CULT CROSS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

I WILL BE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH RACE REGISTRATION FOR ALL THREE RACE DAYS OF THE CULT CROSS SERIES, MARCH 15,16 & 29. RACE REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 8AM EACH DAY. REGISTERERS WILL BE COLLECTING ENTRY FEES AND CHECKING ACA LICENSES. ONLY TWO VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED FOR EACH RACE AND I MAY HAVE ONE ALREADY SECURED. PLEASE CALL ME IF YOU CAN HELP OUT.
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AVERAGE TEMPS HAVE REMAINED 10-20 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMP THIS TIME OF YEAR IS 51 DEGREES IN EAGLE, TODAY, IT WON'T HIT 30. PERFECT CROSS WEATHER.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

CULT CROSS COURSE HELP....

october cross in eagle

All hands on deck to help get the Eagle Fairgrounds Cult Cross course ready for race day. Hi all, early next week I am going to get the Eagle Course flagged. As most of you know we have had a record snow year here and there is still quite a bit of snow out there. I have been out there EVERYDAY doing course maintenance for the past couple of weeks. I've got a pretty good bead cut out there and once it is flagged if you could all pay a visit on your cross or mountain bikes and do a lap or two it would be extremely helpful. Right now the plan is to get through this next snow event which should be over on Thursday, I'll then re-establish the course line and we should be in great cross shape by next week. The Gypsum course has minimal snow on it and is going to be a classic. Thanks for any of you who help...it's gonna be world class cross racing.


October pic from the Western Slope Cross series

A FRIEND WITH A NEED....SHAVE YOUR HEAD 3/15/2008


This blog has turned into alot of things for many different people in a very short time. It has been flattering that so many of you enjoy what my sick mind brings to these pages in cyberland, the beauty of it all is that it will remain floating around for anyone to visit until the end of time. Many of you call me with great ideas, cool pictures (see the previous post) and stories to post so you can share it with my mostly uncaptive audience. It's just a bunch of senseless rambling but the beauty of it is that it is also a forum to spread the word about stuff that really matters, stuff that people actually have to deal with on a daily basis while the rest of us have a tendency to take life for granted in this amazing place we live.

Finn, the squinter

This is the Rooney family who live in Eagle, I consider Eamonn (dad) a great bloke and friend. If you do not know of him, he is an ex-pro cyclist Englishman and has a cool family, he has had to deal with some issues health wise with one of his kids, Finn. Finn is not possible to describe other than I believe he could give it a pretty good run at beating any of the presidential candidates left running and take helm of our country no problem. I was not sure how to relay this important info to you all, so I will just copy Dad on his e-mail which he sent out Monday, please read it, and help if you can.

Hi Everyone, It's that time of year again! Are you ready to help me shave the way to a cure for childhood cancer? Last year, I shaved my head to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. And now I'm going to do it all again--with a little extra surprise planned for the day of the "shaving." Here in Eagle, our St. Baldrick's Day event will be on Saturday, March 15, from 1 - 5pm. If you're in town, feel free to join us at the Eagle Fire Department where you'll get to see the shavees up close and personal. Or we can just send you pictures after the fact your choice. Worldwide, more than 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. As you know, our own Mighty Finn was one of those 160,000. On August 5, 2007, after 3 1/2 years of chemotherapy, Finn completed his leukemia treatment. We are very, very lucky--so many families don't get the same chance. While advances have saved many children, including Finn, childhood cancer still claims the lives of more children in the U.S. than any other disease more than diabetes, asthma, congenital anomalies, cystic fibrosis and AIDS - combined. Now it's our turn to give back and St. Baldrick's is one of the ways we're doing that.

Funds raised by the St. Baldrick's Foundation are used to fund childhood cancer research - to help speed the day when every child with cancer will be guaranteed a healthy future.

You can click on the link below and go directly to my Web page on the St. Baldrick's site if you'd like to sponsor me in this year's shaving event:

http://stbaldricks.org/referral.html?Ref=L3BhcnRpY2lwYW50cy9zaGF2ZWVfaW5mby5odG1sP1BhcnRpY2lwYW50S2V5PTIwMDh8MzQyMjg=

(If for some reason the link doesn't work, you can go to www.stbaldricks.org and search the participants for Eamonn R.)

On behalf of all children with cancer, and especially from our family, thank you for your support of the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

Eamonn. . .and Natalie, Declan & The Mighty Finn

Monday, March 3, 2008

A NEW RECRUIT FOR THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT SHOP RIDES

With Eagle growing in leaps and bounds, it is critical to introduce as many new riders to the Wednesday night shop rides as possible. I am recruiting this little number to come and join us every week...Is that a Quick Pump in your Camelback or are you just happy to see me?

I have informed her that the rides are very long and difficult and that it is probably wise to pack a "box lunch".

Sunday, March 2, 2008

ADDICTED TO BICYCLES IS REPORTING HILLARY'S PMS (post menapausal of course) MAY BE KICKING IN..

I mean....look at these pictures....yikes, and is it just me or is her "tone" extremely annoying and polarizing? Hmm, reminds me of another person currently IN office, I just can't put my finger on it? Billary's platform appears to be "I will answer the phone at three o'clock in the morning". Well of couse you will Billary, you damn sure won't be getting laid.

Billary Clinton?
There is a thought

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaw, cmon Texas!

AND THEN I WAKE UP TO THIS BULLSHIT

ANOTHER FOOT OF SNOW IN EAGLE
WHAT'S THIS DO FOR CULT CROSS?
IT MAKES IT MORE SNOWY.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

FUTURE SUPERSTARS, FORMER SUPERSTAR?

SHANE RIDLER..ON HIS 8TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATES THE PODGE SPOT IN HIS CROSS COUNTRY RACE...

AND BRO JESSE RILDER TAKES A PODGE SPOT ON THE RAILS ON THE SAME DAY..IT'S A RIDLER KIND OF DAY UNTIL...

DAD JONO, BREAKS HIS DEALIO AGAIN TELE'N. THE GUY JUST GETS SO LOW AND HAS TOO MUCH POWER FOR A TELE BINDING TO STAND A CHANCE..SO ONCE AGAIN HE SKIS DOWN ON AN UNO RIG.

COLORADO RIVER RIDE TODAY AT NOON

Court and Gretch sheddin layers on the river road as temps near 60 degrees, thank you sun gods for finally showing your face.


One of my montras has always been, "if I leave this earth tomorrow, do not feel pity for me, I've had enough fun for ten lifetimes". Then I have a day like today, and I realize I want to have ten more lifetimes of fun.

Myself and Courtney Gregory, who was with me driving back from a Gunnison UCI CX race this past fall when we discussed the idea of spring cross racing (HENCE CULT CROSS), took a road ride on a near sixty degree day in Eagle and headed out to the Colorado River road for a three hour tour Gilligan's Island style. Before long we were reeled in by Gretchen Reeves, a women's National Marathon MTB champion who now resides in Eagle. Gretchen decided to back it down a notch and ride with the boys. Before long, it was Chris and Cheryl Cook who we saw headin back towards Eagle, then Bryan Bill and Alex Mitling heading in the same direction on the River road. Not thirty minutes later we ran into Mr. and Mrs. Jay Henry riding out while we were now headed home. If you do not know of Jay, he is also the reigning MTB Marathon National Champion after defeating Ryan Trebon during last year's MTB marathon National Championship at Breckenridge. Pretty crazy eh? Only in the Vail Valley. All in all it was just a stellar day, great scenery, great company and great conversation along the way. I want to live until I'm 300 years old.
and of course some crappy quality vij from Addicted to Bicycles
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RACE NUMBERS FOR CULT CROSS.....CHECK.

Thanks to the ACA for their help with keeping my path moving forward for the Cult Cross Series, Yvonne you have been the bomb, thanks for helping correct all my misguided mistakes trying to put this series together, I've learned a pile, and will learn much more...