October 22, 2009

December Issue of Bicycling and Todd Kent from Michigan

I just received the December issue of Bicycling magazine and saw a rider in full alter-ego kit profiled on the final page-Todd Kent from Munising, Michigan. He briefly describes racing a single speed mtn bike in a 24 race in Wisconsin.
Way to go!
I am off to see Race Across the Sky, a one night movie event about this year's 100 mile Leadville mtn bike race. I have old connections to Leadville.
Out for now.
Ty (aka Saddledancer)

October 18, 2009

Attention Team 53x11 members

We have some clothing items on sale right now and additional discounts apply to team members. Just wanted to give you a heads up so you get first dibs.

October 4, 2009

MFG Cross and The Cycling House

MFG is a local cyclocfross series up here in Washington, and it was so good to see The Cylcing House highlighted as a sponsor. There was a race today just a few miles from home in the Lake Sammamish State Park, and though I don't race cross I love to support and watch it. Plus I had two friends racing so had to go.
The weather was exceptional-clear, cold/cool and a light wind off the lake. The course was rather flat and not super technical, but did have two hurdles/obstacles plus about a 200 meter sand run along a beach. Not many riders were ab;e to ride the entire sand pit but some did.
There were also some hydroplane races going on and I got some good shots (I think), of the flying boats as back drop to the running riders.
All in all a beautiful day to see some hard racing. And bonus points for knowing The Cycling House helps sponsor such a great series.
Keep it up guys!
Ty (aka Saddledancer)

October 2, 2009

IMBA's International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Just a head's up for everyone. Saturday, October 3, 2009 is IMBA's International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. (http://www.imba.com/resources/kids/index.html) There are events all over the country. You can find the closest event to you here, http://www.imba.com/TKMBD/map.html. For those of you in the DC area, there are three events, one each at Ft. Dupont, Rosaryville, and the Anderson Family rise along the Capital Crescent trail (Silver Spring). I hope to coonvince my 11 year-old to get out and ride. How about you?