Thursday, October 30, 2008

We had another record turnout at the Night Ride!

9 riders made it out to Lake Hodges this evening. It's great getting out there and riding away the stresses of the day. Thanks guys it was another great ride! See you in a week or so.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Here is a look at a day off for me.....

Get up around 8:30 and do a load of laundry. Get dressed and ride for an hour or so. Drive down to Pannikin. Walking up I noticed a couple guys wearing Slipstream jerseys but, assumed they were "posers" like all the Lance Armstrong's riding the coast on their Klein's. Then I see this.....

2 Team issue Slipstream/ Garmin Felts complete with Argyle Zipps and custom Garmin 705's. Oooops.

I drank my iced mocha under the shade. When they got up to leave I asked them if they were training. No, they rode 600 miles with the CAF Million dollar challenge. I introduced myself to one of the guys who looked familiar. It was Danny Pate! He was a cool guy, willing to talk to a bike geek like me. I dropped a few names and talked about the ride down. Slipstream is definitely one of my top teams, especially now.

Even though it was my day off I decided to drive down to the CAF expo and help at the booth. The expo was packed as usual. I ran into a bunch of friends and clients. Sarah Reinertson was at her booth the "Sarah Bear". Dick and Carlene Lansing from Chicago flew in for the ride. Mark from Ramona borrowed OMR's bike and did the bike leg. Etc. Sonja from Zoot/ Zipp/ SRAM worked our booth. She was selling wetsuits, shoes and compression for us. Problem is the first 3 hours we were told we weren't allowed to sell. Huh? It was worked out.

I walked around and headed to the SockGuy booth. The usual suspects were there. Foley was upset that I had a beer and he was empty handed. He immediately sent one of his lackeys to the liquor store. I think the miss me....

Bigos and I helped Sonja pack the gear and we headed back to Solana. At the shop I met M&M and we decided to go to Pizza Port for dinner. It was M&M, Sonja, Me and DB (Douche Bag for short). After dinner I headed to CVS to get a card for my nephews birthday and then stopped by M&M's house to help setup Mark's new PS3 and Rock Band. I laughed at them for awhile and then came home.

It was a full day.

Socks: Angry Dragon
Song: "Mean Mister Mustard", Beatles

Thursday, October 23, 2008

All of us know at least 1 person who has or is suffering from Breast Cancer. 

"Shimano and five renowned bicycle frame builders are offering five custom bicycles being auctioned off to raise funds for the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) this month of October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Shimano Alfine Pink Ribbon Fundraiser is LIVE, lasting through October 30, 2008. It is a special way for people to help raise money and awareness for Cancer research while acquiring works of art. 100% of the proceeds go to the YSC.

Each handcrafted bicycle is unique - with its own flair and personality. From the custom bicycle designs to the custom paint and graphics to the unique accessories like custom leather bags and real wood fenders, each bicycle tells an individual builder's story and reflects their own style. The custom frame builders include, Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles, Rock Lobster Bicycles, Sycip Designs, Torelli Bicycle Company and Vicious Cycles.

Please help if you can. 

Many of you have seen my Ti SyCip. Most of you may not know that at the time of ordering that bike, I donated cash to Susan G Komen. That is one of the reasons for the pink ano parts on it (also it looks really good). A couple women very close to me have suffered the disease and any help will count.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Well it's that time of year again.

The shop is having the Big Sale starting this Friday (Oct-17th) till Saturday (Oct-25th). All 2008 bikes will be on sale & one item at 40% off (excluding bikes, Oakley, Zipp and Speedplay). Both locations are having the sale so come on by!