Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cross Clinic

The Swap 'n Hop Cross Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, October 31st at the IIT campus. Registration is now open. Please visit to register today. The clinic is open to beginner riders only.
The pre-registration fee is $45 and $60 (cash) day of registration. The fee includes all USA Cycling insurances, on-line fees, a 3-hour clinic and swag for the first 20 preregistered persons.
The Swap 'n Hop Cross Clinic is presented by IIT Cycling and the Chicago Cyclocross Cup.
In addition, to that you are eligible to enter a raffle for additional prizes.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

It's Time

Well wether I like it or not it's time to race. I always have a bit of a hard time with the first cross race....It's before Interbike, a lot of times it's still super hot, and I'm coming off a long summer and a short intense prep period for cross. I just want to get it on now... I think the expectation is harder than the race itself.

On the upside I am done with the team bikes, and everyone seems really excited, as promised (to myself) I have just one left to finish, mine. I am still waiting on the balance of our clothing order, which is more frustrating that I can explain, I ordered on June 25th and still don't have it.

Tires have as always been a challenge to get enough of, crazy I love it! That just means people are getting super stoked for cross, we've done more tubular tires than clinchers this season!

See you at JP, can't wait to see the new obstacle??


Wednesday, September 2, 2009


We FINALLY have more tires on the way! Challenge Griffo in 32's are en route. I'd be happy to set some aside for anyone just let me know if you're are in need.

Team bikes are almost done, almost... I have 5 more to go then we'll be in good shape.

Pony Shop practices are back on at James Park in Evanston. Every Wednesday (today) at 6:00 pm James park, which is on Oakton just west of Dodge ave across from the Home Depot.

Trying out that Paul's component front chainring guide, verdict is still out on that one....Loving the fmb semi slicks, still have some 32 and 34's available.

Waiting on shop clothing, thinking about doing Church cross this Sunday??

3 weeks till Interbike! Yikes, I'm stoked to be able to do updates from the phone while we're out there, should be cool!