The "ride" this week (April 13) will be a direct route from my place (JS) to Back Alley Cycle where people are encouraged to fix some of their squeaks and leaks. Bruce has a $10 annual shop tools fee for anyone who wants to tinker about with shop tools so you can get your bike up and running to maximum sweetness. Bring something that needs some love'n and/or lube'n.
That was a gooder! David designed a great course: 4 challenging ascents and zippy, tricky descents, two thick sandpit crossings and three splashy passes through the mud. The sun was out and the mud in the ditch got worse as the day went on leaving everybody (especially Chris Huebner - awesome) and their bikes a sloppy mess. So much good times!
Dallas took these...
Thanks to the generosity of the Altona Farm Service – free bikes make people happy!
Thanks to Dwight N, now you can play the Southern Cross Abes Team board game! All the thrills of competition and the whirligig without feeling like you're going to throw up - unless you make it a drinking game. And speaking of throwing up, thanks for making your submission family friendly this year Dwight.
In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Mennonite underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem...if no one else can help...and if you can find them...maybe you can hire... The Abes-Team.
The ABES 4 man team of Paul, Steven, Franklin and Gavin impressed and/or annoyed all the right people at the 24 hour race last weekend. After outpacing fast lap times with DRR for twelve hours, the DRR team stopped for the night to rest by the fire, beer-hydrate and get a good nights sleep (give up). The ABES could have settled for a gimme win but they had a plan and they stuck to it. They raced all night and finished at noon with 39 laps. Their determination was inspiring - well done boys! Franklin put in a good effort too, almost racing as much as the rest of his team - good helping Franky!
Team White Russians (my cycling/drinking team) took third place in the 4 man race (mumble outofthreeteams cough), and Albert raced every lap on a numerous configuration of bike bits. Cheryl and Mia put in 6 and 3 laps respectively and made me proud.
Big-time props to David U, KK, Darryl NB and team DRR for putting on a sweet race.
Team ABES were unable to get to the 24 hours of Falcon party last year. Shitty for us. After some new and improved head shaking, we'll be there. This year our 4 man team - Gavin, Franklin, Paul and Steve are capable of kicking some ass.
Cheryl and I might compete on a tandem...
Double your pleasure, double your fun (like in the commercial but better)