Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Date: This Thursday, April 1st
Place: The usual (Johnny's place)
Time: Also the usual....9 PM sharp!
Entry fee: $5.00 CDN or $6.00 USD
Winter seems to have passed us by and we're all geared up for Spring riding. Lots of riders at last Thursday's ride so hopefully we can have a decent turnout for the first Alleycat of the 2010 Alleycat season (not to forget the awesome AWBF alleycat Duke and D'shaun but that was a separate entity).
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
27 inch wheels
Asking $150 obo
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Steve B. and Lorne discussing strategy pre-race.
Gavin during his ultra fast first lap. New course record at 56.57 seconds. Nice work Faurschou!
Thursday Night Ride was actually the inaugral Village Time Trials at the Hiebert/Sawatzky yard in the Village of Altona. 5 riders braved the extremely warm weather conditions to race the four lap timed event. The first two laps qualified you for your final laps position and after the first two it seemed as though Gavin had an insurmountable lead. Blazing around the short track in a blistering time of 56.57 seconds (obliterating Johnny S.'s old record of 1:11.43) he was poised for victory. The second set of laps proved a bit sloppier as the riders chewed their way through the course and by the time Gavin emerged as the last racer of the night things had become decidedly messier. But, even with Steve B.'s consistent set of laps Gavin was able to hold of all challengers and be crowned Village Time Trial Champion.
Steve B. 2:16.24
Dan K. 2:30.68
Lorne 3:15.28 (Ed. note: Lorne's first lap was run IMMEDIATELY after chugging a beer.)
Post-race festivities adjourned to Grumpy's where the usual frivolity and chatter occurred.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Track conditions are optimal...expecting fast lap times...possibly breaking the course record (2 laps) of 1:11.
The racing will begin at about 9:15 or 9:20. Anybody who shows up at the usual start place will hopefully be redirected to the proper venue (Johnny? A sign possibly?)
Qualification laps will be ridden first followed by the finals. No prizes on the line, just pride.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I know this guy. He's my chip guy. He's getting us chips for the AWBF. I love that guy.
HELL FROZEN (or Slushed) OVER:
A DIVINE BICYCLING COMEDY
You are about to embark on an other-worldly tour a’ la Dante’s Divine Comedy. In this race, you will visit The Inferno and experience the 9 deadliest sins of the bicyclist. Next, you will travel through Purgatorio and rightfully purge yourself of these wretched violations. And, finally, you will arrive cleansed at the ultimate goal, Paradisio, where you will finally be able to bask in the glory of a well-completed task. This venture is not for the faint of heart, so embark if you dare.
“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here...but you should keep your bicycles."
Wrath “And with their rage they will come after us with cruel bike tread.”
Limbo "These sinned not: but the merit they achieve helps not, since bicycles were not theirs.”
Lust “They let their two-wheeled desires pull Reason from her throne.”
Gluttony “And they took up clods of burgers, bacon and beef with full fist and crammed them into their madly ravening maws.”
Heresy “That Shade kept bitterly blaspheming saying, What art thou and what is that asinine contraption you ride?”
Spendthriftery“Ill-giving, Ill-hoarding, lost in the light of the bike world, and in this spending caught.”
Violence “And turn thy bikes toward the Valley, for draws near the River of Blood, wherein are boiling drivers that live by violence and on biker’s fear.”
Fraud “Tell me who ye are and what breed your bike is made, however loathly and foul it be.”
Treachery “For to thy shame, accursed biker thou! I’ll tell the truth of what thy treachery was.”
“And to that second kingdom will I pedal,
Wherein the human spirit doth purge itself.”
“Arrived I saw me a wondrous thing and rode myself towards its sight!”