Sunday, May 31, 2009

Saturday morning road ride route and more

Been a busy week at the shop even with all the rain we have had. Unfortunately the rain kept us from riding and there was even enough to cause a good bit of flooding in the area(including my basement). It was very nice to be able to get back out on a bike Saturday morning with everyone that showed up for the road ride.

This is pretty much the ride we ended up with. We ended up doing it reverse of what is shown on the map since I have never been on this loop backwards, and it was still a good time. Come out and ride with us.

sorry there was no big update from the Burn 24 Hour, it was kinda a bummer in that Darrell crashed on his 10th lap @ 10:00 and hurt his knee pretty well. He was doing great and well on his way to a 20 plus lap race which would have been great. It looks like Sean and Tim have a hunkering to get a team together next year so if you are looking to do a 24 let me know and we will get you on the team to have some good fun.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Busy Busy week

The shop has been pretty busy this week and on top of that we decided that instead of riding Tuesday night we would do some trail work with 5 of us clearing out most of the trail and I hope to start going out a couple mornings a week to continue keeping the corridor clear for us to rid. Thursday we had a very good ride at Lake Norman State Park and this weekend we will be at the Burn 24 Hour race. If you come out make sure to come by and say hey. I will have some pics and a write up from the race when we get back.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Saturday Morning road ride route

I was expecting a poor turn out this morning due to the possible rain and the Statesville Triathalon but we still had a good turnout and even had 5 new riders. The weather was extremely perfect and just great for the ride.

At the shop this week we have been busy and on top of it we built two more new racks to finish up the left side of the shop and just re-decoration of things with more to come.

Thursday held quite the excitement for our customer David. David ordered a Project One TTX at the beginning of the month and wanted it for today's Triathalon. Thursday was Davids big day and I tried to take a few pictures of the experience to go along with it

David was at the shop at 11AM and waited til the Brown Santa arrived

11:45 came along and....



all built and ready to go(nice belly shot there Dave)

on the car going home

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A sad attempt at taking pictures on the Saturday morning road ride

I have hoped to take some pictures on the road rides and these are all I got. I will try better next time...promise
Finishing the climb on Arey Rd to Wallace Springs
Heading right on Wallace Springs
Sean is loving the Saturday morning ride
We did a very similar route to the one a couple weeks ago so I am not posting a mapmyride map. I am one that does not like to do the exact same route so this one was not exactly the same but I really like the route and a good portion of the riders had not done the route the other time. We will still be riding this Saturday even though the Statesville Tri will be going on and most likely heading out to the western part of the county to stay away from the aero people. Come take a spin with us.

Friday, May 8, 2009

thank goodness it stopped raining for a little bit

Got to take the bike out for a ride this morning with Darrell. Even though I had no pep what so ever in my legs, its just hard to not have a good time when your on a bike. Just figured I would put up some pics

Darrell giving a little "Superfast" for the camera

This is what I like to see on a road ride

ready to transition


Anybody looking for a new ride?

And me signing off with a Buddy Christ for ya

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

local race postponed

from Neal of Charlotte Sports Cycling

** MAY 6 Renni Race Postponed **
Renaissance Park received close to 3 inches of rain last night. A new date will be determined ASAP. We apologize for any inconveniences with this postponed event. Hope to see you all next week at N Meck Park.

I hope to do N. Meck next week so come on out and beat my sorry butt, I better get a bike ready.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Saturday Morning Ride

we had a good ride this morning, the sky tried to open up on us just a bit but never did the full deed thankfully. The route that I had planned for the day was changed due to Colleen having an encounter with some train tracks, in fact, they are the same tracks and location that Darrell took me out on a few years ago so they must be cursed. I changed the route to something that gave us a few options to change in case we ran into rain and ended up with this:

May is National Bike Month

That's right everyone, in case you did not know, consider yourself in the know now! Trek is running a 12 month deferred payments promotion starting today! Come and get your new bike now! We already have set up a few customers on the plan with one being a TTX project one!

If you have ever thought about riding your bike to work, please try it now! The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 11-15 and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 15. For more information go the the Leagues web site.

Also, this is the 100th post of the blog and as a celebration, the first person who mentions this blog will get a free FFB t-shirt. Yes, only one person will win so you best be giving me a yell real quick-like!