Friday, April 29, 2011

Trail Care Day - May 14

The Lawrence Mountain Bike Club brings us

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Trans Iowa...Where Dragons are Slayed

Congratulations to John Williams for not only finishing his first attempt at Trans Iowa, but also breaking into the top 10 with a 7th place finish. Awesome job!

John joins Rich Barrett and goes into the Cow Town Cycling Hall of Fame as Trans Iowa finishers

"In the end I felt elated, I felt proud, and mostly I felt like A dragon slayer who had just killed the baddest beast in the land" - John Williams. Read his recount at The Seated Climb

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thursday Night Worlds


From Curt: "we do not have the course/venue for this week, April 28, so rides will resume May 5 and should be every Thursday from here on."

What: Thursday Night Northland Crit at the Police Academy
When: 6:15 pm on Thursdays
Where: Kansas City Regional Police Academy, 6801 N Pleasant Valley Rd , KC, MO 64119
Why: To ride those bikes with skinny tires around in circles, what else.

A ride leaves from The Wheel Cyclery at 6:00 pm. and heads up to the training criterium. Come on out and enjoy a night full of fun.

Course features: Gated, new pavement, a variety of courses to pick from!!! This will be a great opportunity to practice criterium racing and get to know one of the courses that Tour of KC will be held on this year

Parking: From the intersection of Searcy Creek and Pleasant Valley Road, turn left and go to the last driveway heading toward the facility, basically at the bottom of the hill, turn right into the drive, follow it to the back of the facility, you can park in the lot with signs that say "RECRUIT PARKING"...DO NOT PARK OR DRIVE ON THE GRASS!!!

Some things to remember: If the gate is not unlocked by one of our sponsors...don't go in...(common sense) While you are out on the course - DO NOT LITTER and ABSOLUTELY DO NOT RIDE YOUR BIKE ON THE SKID PAD!!!

See you on Thursdays for some skinny tire fun.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

One Hot Ouachita Challange

The 10th Annual Ouachita Challenge was held under near perfect condition, albeit a bit hot for some. This years OC was so hot it even caused a brush fire....

Several members of the team ventured down to test themselves on those challenging climbs and vast technical sections. In his first race back after a long break due to surgery, Rich Anderson laid down an impressive 6:03 finishing time - due mainly to his aggressive downhill riding. Ashley Blum finally made the trip down to Oden and finished in 7:04 after suffering from some bad cramps. Jeff Arnaud also suffered from the heat and cramps but soldered on to a 8:06 finish. Tim Greene had a perfect lead-up to this years OC, but broke the cardinal rule - rest or you will parish. Hot temps did not do Tim any favors either and he did not make the final check point cut-off despite drinking 500 ounces of fluid...

Complete results are up - 2011 Ouachita Challenge Results