Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy New Year!!

2010 arrived today, at least from a training perspective. The last month has been my transition/atrophy month. Paranormal and Tidewater Challenge unfortunatly fell in that time. Which means I went to the lines there without any training or peaking. Really, I have not trained at all since before the Twisted Tire Fall Cup I suppose.
When over the last few day I started to feel that off season dispair and depression, I knew it was time to end transition and start getting ready for the 2010 season. Adnan agreed after a few phone calls and emails.....
Today was back in the saddle, spin some watts in the endurance zone, and try to figure out how to pedal again. Good times: perfect fall weather, pretty leaves-- the perfect start to 2010 happened!
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

2009 VORS Team Winners!

Bike Factory won the team catagory for VORS!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

33 candles in a cobblestone

Yes, it can be done.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fastest Paranormal Lap

What will the fastest paranormal lap look like?

a) This freaking guy, a little bit MIA these days, but did last year's lap in 29 minutes or so. What could he do the new lap in?

b) I'm pretty sure Bender could go sub-20 minutes if he could focus on the trail for more than a few seconds without chasing a squirrel/ball/deer/etc the wrong way.

c) Mr. Scrubby Gloves himself through down a 31:09 on the new course a few days ago. The current record.

d) He did not, however, look like this while doing it.

e) WWMPD? He would stand up and mash that thing. 25 minutes or so, give or take the time it would take to snort something illegal, have a cappucino, and complain about the lack of "real" climbing.

f) Scottie might get in there and mix it up now with healthy lungs. How about his teammate, a rumored man of mystery and iron legs?

g) anyone remember this guy? 4th place solo last year? Whatever happened to him, anyway? He's like Phil Donahue. One day he was big shit and the next day everyone was watching Montel. A has-been, or a man on the rebound? Will test more.

h) at the tip top of the VORS standings in men's expert, knows the turf, and certainly with a shot at the title. And dreary conditions possible on Saturday? Well, his mother was a mudder. His father? A mudder. He's good in the slop.

i) the away team, rolling in from North Carolina. This joker coaches the UNCA mountain bike team these days, but can he mix it up off campus?

Perhaps most any sponsor stepping up and paying a prem for the fastest lap, or is this all for braggin' rights?

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Some days you should just wrap yourself in a towel and head to the deck.
Good idea Andy!
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Monday, October 5, 2009

CORO action, Harvest Moon, and a taste of things to come

Some action 'round these parts, Jackson. The omnium went down. A mudfest as far as mudfests go, but it's private land and a damn good time.

Will in the pain cave.

Big wheels in the muck.
"yeah, there's maybe just one or two muddy spots out there." - Danny O.

Full results to be posted sooner or later.

Moving on, seven of us rolled a harvest moon night ride last night out at BRS. We had a couple of no-shows, most noteworthy being the moon herself. She hid behind the clouds, or maybe went and hit some couch time with Iron Mike, MCO, or Esther. Still, good times. That's the first climb I've ever put clothes BACK ON halfway up.

Looking forward, a taste of evil to come...the Paranormal lurks.