Monday, December 12, 2016

ThNR Christmas Party - EARLY START

This Thursday we’re cycling to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches pizza.

PK has offered the herdsman house so we can enjoy some shelter and pizza, and Dan K said he’d supply everyone with some giggle juice.  You guys are awesome.

Franky has offered return rides to the Altona village - he's awesome too.

NOTE: We'll get the party started one hour earlier.
See you at 7:00 - that's right 7:00. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Southern Cross Wrap Up

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!

David took these...

There are a bunch of pictures floating around facebook.  For a look at most of the racers (excluding B) check out this comprehensive collection by Dallas S.

Mike Payment recorded this...

Gavin worked hard to bring you the results of the races.  Click here to see how slow you are.

A few extra adult shirts are available – let us know if you want to buy one.

Thanks to everybody that helped make Southern Cross so fun. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

ABES Team Board Game

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.

Hey, it's Franklin!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Man Down!

Things have gotten crazy at Southern Cross Headquarters.  Race organizer PK went and did done something stupid on his road ride to f up his clavicle.  

Wednesday surgery will probably include hardware.

So shitty.

We heart you Paul!

Jonny G put together this lovely poster because it's true...

If anybody can supply a black cargo van that we could use for the Abes-team van/shirt vendor, that would be awesome! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Southern Cross

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.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Steve is getting married!

Steve Braun is tying the knot and there's a social at the pioneer centre this Saturday.  He's invited the ABES crew to wish him well and enjoy the traditional sosh spread.

I assume his wedding registry includes a new race tent.  Congrats Steve!  

Good luck on your first wedding!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Good News

The course is mowed!  The course is mowed.  The course is mowed!

NOTE: Please avoid riding on the course if it is at all wet. And avoid wet sections if at all possible. Thanks!

See all y'all at 8.  Bring your lights.

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Let's ride our bikes tonight. Let's say...8 PM? At J's place? Sounds like a plan.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Steven rocked the Back 40 and completed the 5 lap race in excellent time.   Franklin, Jon MK and Alberto also waved the ABES flag in Morden and did us proud - well done boys!

See you Thursday.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


I hope you saw the women road race at the Olympics because it was bad ass.

See you at 8 to discuss bike, beer and beer tent related business.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


A lot of ABES were away on vaca last week.  Let's gather and share stories of living the good life.  

This dude is not living the good life.

See you at 8.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Ride is on! J won't be home but let's ride from his place anyways. Pretty sure the doors open and he won't mind us helping ourselves to the fridge contents.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

And the winner is...

these guys!

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.

ThNR - on - see you at 8.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

24 Hours of Falcon

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)


Wednesday, July 6, 2016


Cayenne delivered on the good times like we knew it would.  

Jon M showed up and started hopping around the place...

Gavin loves the red so much he rolled in it like a very happy piggy.

And so concludes my entire collection of the ABES family weekend and they were both given to me by Albert.  Thanks Buddy!

We'll talk about the goodness this Thursday.  See you at 8.  

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Many ABES families will be heading to Cuyuna but there are those that will get to enjoy a cycle around town followed by some deep fried goodies at Dan K's.

See you at 8.  

See the rest of y'all in Cuyuna on Friday.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Keep the rubber side down...James.
See you at 8.