Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
"Come & ride the 2009 hangover outta your legs on January 3rd at Lyons High School with www.boulderracing.com The plan is a shortned day of just a few races during the "warm" part of the day. We're following that up with a 2008 cycling bust up party at Oskar Blues' new Banquet Barn. We'll have a simple cheap lunch and a FREE BEER with your race number.Check out the flyer HERE for all the details. Tell your friend & have a good time on the bike...come one, come all for a fun day on the bike."
Monday, December 29, 2008
How can you come to Northern Minnesoowta for a mid winter vaca and NOT get the ice fishing hook-up. Well, my hostess with the mostess, Anne. C. hooked me up with a perf day of Nordic skiing out at the Joyce Estate preserve, with skiing that just blows away the Nordic experience in the Vail Valley, then hit the good ol bait shop for some Minners to go ice fish (actually ice drink) for the first time. Dave being a good sport agreed to take Elgee out to one of his triple top secret fishin holes (literal) to try and crush a walleye. I do not recall getting a bite but the beer was tasty.
Cruising on perfectly groomed trails...endless kms. Anne gliding downhill.
The beginning of the Walleye onslaught, or is that the beer onslaught?
"IT'S TIME FOR ICE FISHIN!"
Only one thing to do in that case, and it aint CX race.
Out at the ice house, psyched for my first ice fishing effort, Dave with the pop-up fish house and heater, hole driller (auger), bait and beer.
Rule number one of ice fishing in Northern Minnesota, you can't go home until the beer is gone, whether the fish bite is on or not.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
That's Jay Gould Lake at Sunrise...
Saturday, December 27, 2008
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One of the best moments of Jake's year?
Friday, December 19, 2008
by GrowUP (Subscribe)
Posted on: Dec 18, 2008 at 8:41 PM CST
Channel: Local News
Location: Kansas City
Tags:cycling cyclo-cross fight
An amateur cyclist, who is a members of the St. John's Racing team, is an embarrassment to not only the sport of cycling, but also to Springfield, MO. Cale McAninch, who is also a teacher for the Springfield Public Schools, made national headlines with his outrageous behavior at a cyclo-cross racing event. Reports state the incident began when McAninch decided to harass the third place finisher in the race during an interview and make derogatory remarks, such as "go back to Europe." When he was asked to please be respectful while the interview was taking place, McAninch got physical and damaged several thousand dollars work of custom made bike frames. This guy is an embarrassment to his team and to the entire cycling community who try to promote sportsmanship.
mia sullivan photoCale McAninch, maybe your kids teacher, dissing Jonathan Page?
There were two of these "people" running around with their shirts off during the elite race on Sunday. Basically being "fans" and annoying people who they did not know. So one of them, McAninch, gets in Jonothan Page's grill while Dave Towle is interviewing him and gets involved in a fight and gets piled into a stack of Richard Sachs team bikes. Once again, the beer boxing gloves come out and another moron learns his lesson. On top of the basic story, THE GUY IS A SCHOOL TEACHER. Nice work! Apparently there is video coming at cyclofile.com
ashley hudson photo
Blue Sky in the KCCX House
I think it is safe to say that the bike washing situation was one of the biggest cluster fucks of the weekend.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
Myself and Doug Hudson from Feedback Sports. His sister Ashley took this pic and I much rather would have had her in the picture, but I'm thinking the Unibomber look and a Hottie may not have worked.
Many thanks to you all for the great pics and vij, yeah, I'm just and always will be a "pack filler" at these national level events, but I'm always on the podium when we talk about the "fun meter" which is all I really care about. To all the guys who wooped my ass this year, well done. To Ned Overend, well, I gave it all I had to keep from getting lapped but could not stop the Overend freight train from coming, to those of you whom I beat, wait till next year as I'm on a steady diet of fried chicken, potato chips and donuts which will bring me back to you guys next year.
the descent on lap one, I had already lost ten spots on the first climb to a bunch of those little bitty climber type dudes, and would lose more....but loved it, every pedal stroke of it.
And the high five from Greg Keller of "Mud and Cowbells" fame as I try and hold on...with Burnsy support.
All the while trying to chase The Legend, who wins going away.
I had to shovel four times today in Eagle, which means there is a good chance tomorrow may be a bit of a powder day, if I can get my fucking ski boots on my battered self.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Linda Wells all over my ass to "get on it" up the climb..
The start of the "Running away from Ned" category.This was race two for me, the first race on Thursday was when the shit hit the fan at this same point of the race. This is the speed at which I got railed into the steel fencing when two riders behind and to the right of me went down and into my rear wheel.
The first climb, which was substantial for a cyclocross race, but fair considering it was a National Championship race. Ned Overend at the front of course with Henry Kramer who gave him a run for 4 laps. I basically ran into a beehive of fast 50+ racers and although I thought I raced very well considering the circumstances, was simply outclassed on the big climb by most of the field.