Sunday, March 21, 2010

First "ride" of 2010

I've been out on the bike already this year, but that was with the family and the Burley and lasted about 6 miles. It was great to get out with the family, but today was the first lengthy ride of 2010. Spur of the moment I head out for my Eagan 18 lap, which has a nice mix of rolling hills, flats and country side. The weather was nice - a little wind, clear skies and temps that warranted shorts and arm warmers. I threw on a vest just in case. It was perfect. I felt better than I expected and managed to keep the pace up on the climbs. I could feel my heartrate on the climbs, but it recovered fairly quickly afterwards. Mentally I tried to pull a Stallone and go "Over the Top" when the climbs came. I found my lungs and legs recovered well and I had a blast.
I've finally decided that I do need to get some new shoes...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Brews and Bar Ends

I found a team mate for the Urban Assault Ride next weekend. My BCR team mate and friend, Tyson, has agreed to join me on my first UAR event. Our team name: Brews and Bar Ends. Honors both the after ride festivities we often enjoy and the mid 90's era Onza bar ends I continue to rock on my mountain bike.

I'm not sure what to expect, so I'm mostly following Ty this time around. Hopefully we can have a good enough time and consume some fine brews afterwards!
Check back later for results. Maybe even some Twitter updates...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


In case you don't recall.....Wiken and I had a little competition going on this year: The BCR Smackdown.

In an email from him this morning, he has conceded! I present that email for you now.

I'm not going to st cloud. We have a soccer jamberie from 10:00-12:00
on Saturday. :(
I originally thought the race was this weekend.

congratulations on winning the BCR Smackdown!

I love it. I have officially beaten my friend on the team. Who showed up to two races. DNF'd one. And will probably kick ass in CX this year....

Yes, my ego is large.

Now where's my prize?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Urban Assault Ride - September 27th

There's a cool race coming up and I need a partner. Click here for a contest and your shot at winning a free entry into this year's New Belgium Brewery Urban Assault Ride!

Events on the BCR calendar