Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
When: Starting this Thursday the 18th, every Thursday at lunch until it is too snowy to ride the course.
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: Traverse City, Hickory Hills Meadows (meet at the entrance to Hickory Hills)
What: Unofficial and unsanctioned Cyclcross race series sponsored by Pabts Blue Ribbon (okay, maybe they aren't an official sponsor.... yet)
Prizes: will pay out 30 deep, unless Scott can only find a case of PBR, then they only go 24 deep.
Brought to you by Tim, Joel and Howie . Utilizing some of the terrain and existing trails on the HH Meadows property. We will ride a warm-up lap or 2 to get to know the course, then race for about 30-35 mins 4 laps (approx 8 min laps). Keep in mind that people like to walk their dogs, and hike in the meadows so if we see pedestrians lets give them the wide right of way, smile and say "hi". Let's keep it super friendly and fun.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Riding out to Pedalling Beans for a coffee and to share Iceman stories. If you've no iceman stories....ghostman stories will do.
We will ride the tart to Suttons Bay then across to Pedalling Beans. The trail turns to dirt so I suggest you bring either your cyclocross bike or mountain bike. A road bike will work to, but your tires will get dirty.
This will be a social ride which should see an average speed of about 10-15 mph. So cool out and enjoy! If you have a bicycle you are welcome to join. Pass it on.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Are you Up to the last Cyclo-Cross Race of the Season in this area?
Ride on parts of the famous Iceman Cometh course and earn a chance to win either a Cannondale or Slingshot Cyclo-Cross bike frame set.
Timber Ridge Resort
Sunday November 7, 2010
This newly created course promises to be a challenging and fun course that will incorporate parts of the Ice Hole and a new bike terrain park at Timber Ridge.
Come join Twin Bays Racing and Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort for the final bike race of the season in the Grand Traverse Region. The three races will include asphalt, sand, dirt, a boardwalk as well as both natural and manmade barriers. The “C” race starts at 9:00am (30 minutes), the “B” race at 9:45 (45 minutes) and the “A” race at 11:00 (60 minutes).
If you have not done a cross race and have some “juice” left in your legs after the Iceman, come find out why cyclo-cross is the fastest growing segment of the cycling market. You can use your mountain bike, a cross bike or a modified road bike. Cyclo-cross racing is great fun. It’s also technically challenging and physically demanding. The effort and skill required to compete elevates your overall racing fitness and leads to great improvement when the spring races roll around.
Warning: Cyclocross riding has been found to be very addictive! Try it and you might quickly adapt a new fall sport. To treat your addiction and to register for the Ice Cross:
Cyclo-Cross is a great spectator sport. The public is invited to watch all the festivities. Children also love all the action, excitement, thrills and spills. Cowbells, cameras and other noisemakers are welcomed
· Every rider during our season race series will be eligible to win a bike frame set from either Cannondale or Slingshot Bicycles. Each bike frameset is valued at almost $1,000 and every race you do provides you with another chance to win.
Twin Bays Racing
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Be sure to tune in and watch local racers Rick Morris and Rusty Klein as they both plan to come home with World Championship Trophies (WCT).
Good luck guys!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Promoter Brad Ross told VeloNews earlier that Bend would not host the event in 2011, but he would instead focus on preparing for the national marathon mountain bike and masters road championships. Both events will take place in Bend in 2011 and 2012.
The federation’s national events manager Micah Rice told VeloNews that he plans to announce the site and date of the 2011-12 championships within a matter of weeks. According to a source close to the situation who requested not to be identified, Traverse City, Michigan, and Madison, Wisconsin, are the front-runners to host the event.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Speaking of "weather conditions"... Once it gets cold we are going to fire up a grill and have some Bratwurst eating competitions before,during, and after our ride. We are going to need thy extra protein to keep us warm.
It's still early and thy course has yet to be officially "born" but does anyone have any name ideas? Come up with the winning name and win a free ankle massage from Rick valued at over $7.50.
Ok then.... Tuesday evening. Be there. We flew legendary cyclocross course designer Oprah Winfrey here this weekend to make a few adjustments. Wow, she did not disappoint and you will not be disappointed.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Advice for Friends of Cyclocross
by Eugène Christophe
The popular French racing cyclist Eugène Christophe is a fervent participant in cyclocross. The French cyclocross championship, created in 1901 by our fellow Daniel Gousseau, was won six times by Christophe, in 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913 and 1914. That is enough to assert the experience and authority of the writer of the advice for young cyclists below. His advice will be even more heeded as Christophe regards cyclocross not as an end in and of itself, but as a mode of training for the road racing season : Christophe's successes in this type of racing are well-known. Need we point out his victory in Milan-San Remo in 1910, his second place in the Tour of Belgium in 1911, the Tour de France of 1912? Don't his wins at Paris-Tours and Bordeaux-Paris last year remain lodged in the memory of all sportsmen?
This article is quoted in its entirety from the 20 Jan 1921 issue of Le Miroir Des Sports, a popular French sports weekly of the day. There are some quite notable differences from modern cyclocross in the then relatively new sport - primarily the much stronger similarity to cross-country running (thus the name "cross-country cyclo-pédestre"). Embankments and thickets such as those Christophe offers pictorial advice on are rarely, if ever, found on a modern cyclocross course, but at the same time, the bicycles have changed dramatically as well - there are adherents to fixed-wheel and single-speed cyclocross bicycles, but fenders are indeed a rare thing. If you feel the need to critique my ham-handed french translations, look here. Let me know if I've gotten anything horribly wrong!