Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2010 eccc road survey

If you haven't seen the 2010 ECCC Road Survey results, check them out.

Note that Ship Cycling finished second in the vote for best kits. Awesome. (And congrats to Chop and 2M, who designed them.) The second place finish is all the more noteworthy for our having received more votes than we had voters. (I don't know how many of you voted--if I were to guess, I'd guess zero--but I know it was less than 14.)

And that bit about that UVM guy's road-converted mtb?

Very cool. I'm inspired.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

now that's bike racing...

Such an awesome stage of the Giro today. Crazy awesome. Awesome as in I'm awe-struck.

No spoilers... You'll have to watch it. (You really should. At least the last two videos.)

I wish I looked like that at the end of bike races. So awesome...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

bit by a racoon

What E would look like if he were riding the Giro. (Focus on the mouth.)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

starlight circle race #2 (may 5)

The action was hot at the Cinco de Mayo edition of the Starlight Circle Race last night. Word must be getting out because last night we had spectators. Six of them--five humans and one dog.

The night belonged to 2M. Not wanting to disappoint the crowd, 2M opened fire immediately after the mandated three lap warm-up period. A gap opened and a three-man chase (Brad, Conroy, and the Goater) formed. The gap held at around five to six seconds for most of the race, 2M reasonably motivated to hold his lead and the chase group, slowing dwindling in numbers (Brad was the first to fall off the pace, then Conroy), not super motivated to reel him in.

"Our plan was to let him dangle out there," said a unenthusiastic Goater afterward. "If we caught him within two laps to go that would be perfect. Although we weren't planning on a 'catch,' but blow-right-past humiliation."

But the catch apparently came too soon--with three laps to go--because no one "blew right past" anyone, until the finishing stretch, where a recovered 2M asserted his dominance with a furious finishing sprint and won by two dozen bike lengths.

Results from Round 2:

(1) 2m, 25 pts
(2) dr goatesauce, 20 pts
(3) conroy, 16 pts
(4) d grace, 13 pts
(5) brad, 11 pts
(6) jimmy, 10 pts
(7) kelly flantastic, 9 pts

Women's results:

(1) kelly flantastic, 25 pts

Combined point standings after two rounds:

(1) 2m, 45 pts
(1) dr goatesauce, 45 pts
(3) conroy, 32 pts
(4) d grace, 26 pts
(5) jimmy, 21 pts
(6) kelly flantastic, 19 pts
(7) brad, 11 pts

Women's standings after two rounds:

(1) kelly flantastic, 50 pts

The podium:

The DNF pile (there was something about some stupid track meet):

Two-thirds of our spectators:

See y'all again on the 19th!