Thursday, April 30, 2009
BBQ firin up at Passion
We leave San Fran behind today and start making our way east to The Coolest 24 Hours Race Against Cancer. We should hopefully find some more worthy riding along the way..good bye Golden Gate for now.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
And then this gal comes along and just crushes us...se la vino
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Mass Start at the Lemurian, yes, it's as chaos as it appears. 300+ riders, ready, go.
Shasta Lemurian, monster climbing and psycho single track through the dark woods of Northern California. California riding does no suck at all. What a week, from first to worst and back to first...
And Dewet finishing up his journey...with racing over for this trip (I think), but not the riding, we are tossing just a few beers this eve.
Whiskeytown Lake, where the race starts and ends.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Kinetic Cycles in Oak Grove California, just outside of Sacremento and a Specialized Concept store is now rockin the Squirt. Shop owner Bruce Kaiser gave us the tour and we met his 16 year old son Cody who rode for the US Junior cyclocross team last year. We met these guys the night before at the local race series and Cody was already rockin and lovin the Squirt when we showed up. Nice shop, good people.
And the there is the ugly side of Northern Cal where segregation still exists at the hotel we are staying in....
Thursday, April 23, 2009
We did'nt stay here last night, but probably belong here, this is the famous Folsom Prison, Cmon Johnny Cash....
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
It's clear what the power of an entire cycling community coming together can accomplish. The SQUIRT team showed up at the Prairie City Race Series tonight outside of Sacremento and met a ton of shop owners, employees and people who love riding bikes. The race circuit was a scorcher with temps in the 90's and some 400 people pounding the 3.5 mile loop ALL AT THE SAME TIME. It was a BLAST. Every shop in the area is involved, some 12 or so strong and everyone comes and has BIG FUN, including Elgee who was so over heated after lap two that I stopped for water, chatted and jumped back in the race and just had a hell of a good time talkin it up on the last two laps with folks. THANK YOU to Mad Cat Bicycles for getting my rear wheel sorted out, finding me a loaner, tuning my bike, ordering me a new wheel overnight, and returning my bum wheel for me while on the road....OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE. By the way, I finished last, got my ass beat good by some of the boysk I took at Sea Otter
In the meantime, things have gotten tight in the Subie...
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Ned Overend for an emergency Squirt application on Saturday
The Penny Farthington in Salinas, my favorite hangout.