Sunday, July 26, 2009

GrandView Grand Prix

Jon, Mike and myself raced in the GrandView Grand Prix on Saturday. In the Cat. 4/5 race, Jon finished 8th and Mike finished 9th. I competed in the Cat. 5 race, finishing in 7th place. Not a bad day for the boys from Ship!











Thursday, July 23, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Proposed TNR Route Change

We have been doing the same TNR route since January, and don't get me wrong I love our course, but I think that we should make a minor change. Just after the (watch children) sprint marker we make a right turn which puts us on the road that ends with the highly dangerous turn that everyone hates. Instead of making that right hand turn we should go straight and make the next right which would bring us back around to the same place that we would have gotten to anyway. By doing so we would eliminate the dangerous turn, add a mile and 2 nice little climbs climbs. Also, I think that it will be nice to change it up a little bit. What do you guys think?



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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

tnr 07.07.09 -- pics

A great ride last night at the Tuesday Nighter. Eleven folks toed the line, including first-timers IUP John and Paul from YBR.


Let's see... From left to right, by head, we've got IUP Jon, Rider Big E, Andy B., Jim H., Jon M., Mike M., McChop, YBR Paul, Brian H., & Pat H.

The action picked up after the second sprint line on the second lap. While Jon was napping at the back of the field I jumped up and tried to get Pat and Brian to pull away. But in no time Jon popped up to the action and he and rode away... Despite strong efforts from Pat, Brian, and Big E, the two of us were able to stay away and the race ended in the now usual fashion--Jon opening his can of I-Can-Beat-Anyone-Up-This-Hill at the 200m-to-go fire hydrant, with me limping up behind.

Results:

Jon
Goates
Pat
Big E
Brian
(And I'm sorry I don't know what order everyone else rolled in.)

Points:

Goates (20)
Pat (19)
Jon (18)
Brian...
Big E...

We ended the evening with another quick ride up Big Flat. I love that road...

Monday, July 6, 2009

4/5 crash finish at Millersville

Here is the sprint finish in the Millersville race I did last weekend. I was just in front of the crash. Sami was watching from the sidelines and was scared that I died. I was glad she had fun!

CRASH LINK

tnr pics -- sometime in june

Shots from a Tuesday Nighter a few weeks ago...