so rolls the world of hell yeah
- TRACK RACING at Hellyer next Friday. It's the first of a few UCI World Cup fundraisers for the PROMAN team as they make their way towards the Beijing Olympics.
Check the schedule (make sure that's accurate, Hooptie?), but i think they open the track to rides and bbq 5pm, racing starts at 7pm, ends 9:30'ish. A, B, and C categories. Maybe somebody will bring cookie primes.
Roadies ~ the track is ready for you. Check out Hellyer.
- Lucas Euser and his Slipstreamchipotle team are in the New York Times on Wed, Nov 14th. David Millar (yes, he's helmetless in the pic) is on the front page of the NYT Sports page.
the article wades through doping. it's interesting to read Vaughter's quotes.
Any way you slice it, Lucas Euser was in the NYT. a skinny lil' SLOtown NCNCA kid who pedals a bicycle.
- VOS Racing - my brothers in VO5 style for next year's bicycle racing - added Micah Herman and Michael Margraf to the team. They come to the team with Zane Hammond Construction sponsorship dollars and high motivation levels.
Micah raced last year with AMD/Disco Jr's and Alta Alpina's Junior Program before that up in Carson/Minden, Nevada. Alta Alpina and the Reno Wheelmen produce excellent young riders. He won the Nevada City Classic 17-18 race in 2006 as a 17 year-old. He also raced l'abitibi last year and gained huge experience from that. Micah will be a great, great guy to race with. He's an intelligent, witty, and good-naturedly competitive young man and has all the tools to work hard and become a professional cyclist (maybe in the NYT one day!).
Margraf was the '06 U-23 Time Trial Champ of NorCal/Nev. Dan Martin has commented to me that this guy is a huge engine.
... that's Dan Martin saying somebody is strong.
- Peak Season
it's on. it's on in ways that probably shouldn't be made public. a new venue in the sCruz ... Pinto Park. Sabine found it this summer and recommended it to Gill maestro.
I cannot wait to see this gig. no official PA. ... but, if the van's a rockin.
- suprisingly enough ...
protective eyewear isn't optional when doing home remodelings.
yeah, it's been that kind of week.
- SINGLE SPEED WORLD CHAMPIONS
and other such naughty such weekendery. the story i was told is that Craig had it won, pulled to the side to grab a beer feed on the finishing straight, and Wicks pipped him at the line.
MollyCam and the Vanilla riders, Wicks, aCraig, Sheppard, TJohnson .. these are amazing riders to watch pedal. i want to race them on bicycles.
Sabine says we're going next year. Good thing. I'm thinking of finally plopping down cash on a Hunter SS ... maybe a 29'er with cx bars and 38c tires ... and disk brakes ... and a shock. and, a beer opener at the top of the seat stays.
there's already chamois-lube on the whitesuit.
- Barry Bonds gets indicted
i like lucas diesal's article better. and why isn't the real distraction the need for an immediate and US-wide ban of the production of cars that are non-green? co2 emissions and global warming are THE #1 ISSUE in the world ~ every country, every political race, every discussion on policy. climate change is priority one in all decision making. (well ... maybe with the exception of the carribean - those folks can just let all this shit slide)
i steal Naomi Klein's words. because she's hot. and i hear them.
more updates throughout the day ~