Sunday, August 31, 2008

Cross Clinic

Only 13 more days till the Chicago Cylocross CX clinic featuring Ben Turner, and co sponsored by us truly.  

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Ride

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

second practice

Good times out there again at James Park.  This week we had Roman, Jim, Me, Mark, Josh, Ernie, and Alister.  First time Josh was back on the cross bike in awhile, but he doesn't seem to have forgotten much.  Roman managed to have the first and second crash of cross practice, Myself, mark and Alister almost rolled tires off, I broke the first barrier of the season attempting my weak ass bunny hop, the skills are coming along great.  Check out this tree roman smacked up.  We also had a fashion clinic for Mark, who isn't training for his first tri and will be wearing appropriate footwear from now on.  Come on out and join us next week, I'll be  out of town but Mark has the barriers.  Cheers!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Today was filled with firsts for the year...first cyclocross practice, first time over the barriers this year, first mass start, first time cornering on wet grass in the rain, first time boxing someone out in the corner, first time feeling my both my tires just barely break free at the same moment in a corner, Jim's first ride on the new cross bike, Jim's first ride on tubulars, damn good day if you ask me.

Jim, Roman, Mark F, Alister, Cliff, Scott, and I did an hour over at James park.  Did some starts, some tempo, lots of barriers, felt like just enough.  Alister is a master on the cross bike, I need to get some video tape of him before he and Laura move back east.  My barriers seem short, maybe it's the grass that makes them look low?  I think I'm going to jack them up a bit, better a bit high then too low right?  That begs the question are we even going to have barriers any more?  I heard there will be barriers at Jackson Park, but haven't heard about any other courses for the Chicago Cyclocross Cup.  Any word on that???  

Wow that's the most links I've ever done, that is a pain in the rear.  Not so many next time, just wanted to try then I didn't want to hurt any one's feelings if I left someone unlinked.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cross Practice

Here's the link to James Park, see you at 6:00 Wed.   

Friday, August 8, 2008

Practice, practice, practice

Jim's new ride.  

Friday, August 1, 2008


I'm in!  Cross Vegas 2008, hopefully Mike and his boys get in the Elite Race.  

Stocking up

It's beginning to look a lot like cross season at the Pony.  Redlines and Cannondale's flowing in, tubulars, carbon wheel sets, chainrings, guards, eggbeaters everywhere, and lots of pvc shavings on the ground.   Is it time to start cross practice yet?  I can't remember when we started last year.  I am riding a singlespeed 29ers spot belt drive bike off road, so I'm counting that towards cross practice.