The Ada Criterium takes place Saturday, August 4. We will be have a JDRF tent set-up to sell hats, socks, XS and water. If you'd like to help out please let Tom or Mary Scheidel know.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Actually it's a certain Chicago-based member of the team that oughta be watchin' out for the cruel twists of karma!
Word on the street is that every time Nic rides w/ Did he gets a flat!
By the way..................don'cha think it oughta be "Bikema"?
Great ride Sunday, major props to the Big D for settin' up that oh-so-sweet loop, markin' the turns, etc. 'Twas good to see 20 riding for the cure!
Next ride is August 5th, hosted by none other than Joe Schmieder his-own-self. Roll-out is @ 1:00pm, figure on 55 miles or so and Joe's plannin' on firing up the grill afterwards. (Bring your own beverages) Details, directions and maps soon.
Looking forward to seeng many Team Faces @ the Holland Hundred this Saturday!
You guys rock, have I mentioned that?
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Photo 1: Mike taking a great amount of enjoyment in Derek's "Oh, crap, I just fixed my flat tire and clipped in, then fell over, leaving a big Derekprint in the weeds" moment by taking a photo.
Photo 2: Mike's flat tire repair, about a mile down the road after the Derekprint incident.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Hey all -
I've been buggin' for a team ride up in my neck o' the woods just about from day one. This Sunday, July 15, I get my wish - start time is 11 AM from Montague Township Park! It's dumb near bicycle paradise up here - I can promise lots of nice country roads, great scenery, and minimal motorized traffic. I can also promise a few nice, long, steady hills (with matching downhills!) that are great training for Whitefish or Death Valley. Finally, I can promise an ice cream stop as we roll back into town, so stick a few bucks in your pocket!
I'm figuring 45 miles, with an option for 36. I'll have the usual maps and cue sheets available.
Now, since I'm sure EVERYONE on our team won't want to miss this, I've had a little mapping festival. Some of you folks out West might want to carpool.
Map from Grand Rapids
Map from Holland
Map from Cedar Springs
Map from Kalamazoo
Map from Chicago
Map from Dallas
Map from Denver
Map from Los Angeles
If anyone's got any questions, leave a comment (or ask your mentor to get in touch with me) and I'll do my best to answer. Thus far even the weather forecast looks decent!
See you soon!
We just received 100 cases of H2Ultra Fitness Water from our sponsor XS Energy Drink. Just like the energy drink (see the July 5 blog entry) the water is available for us to sell and make money for the Ride Team. Check out this link for more information on H2Ultra.
So here's the program. H2Ultra retails on their web site for $1.30 to $3.00 a bottle depending on how many cases you buy. We are planning on selling it at events for $1.00 a bottle. Team members can buy it for 50 cents per bottle when purchased in a case of 12. (That's $6.00) These are half liter bottles and the water is engineered for better fitness. These will sell fast at $1.00 at any outdoor summer event.
As with the XS Energy Drink let Tom or Mary Scheidel know if you would like some H2Ultra.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Thanks to Derek for helping to make my vacation week awesome. Yesterday we met for a nice long ride here in the great north. Rolling out around 10:00am, we made our way from Montague up to Silver Lake Sand Dunes and back. Probably one of the most beautiful days of the year, and 59 more miles under the tires.
Our only disappointment was that the heavenly cinnamon rolls he promised me were all gone from the bakery in Silver Lake by the time we got there. "Shoulda been here earlier!" was the response from our new pal Kathy behind the counter. Great.
Derek also provided me an opportunity to watch the reluctant Master of Flat Changing swap out a bum tube around mile 31.
Also, in case you were wondering, a really good time to have trouble unclipping your shoes at a stop sign is WHEN YOU'RE TELLING A STORY ABOUT HOW YOU ONCE HAD TROUBLE UNCLIPPING YOUR SHOES AT A STOP SIGN. No worries, though...just a little dirt in the gloves...and my bruised ego.
Hope lots of you can make it for our ride next Sunday 7/15 up this way. What a great place to ride a bike.
Thursday, July 5, 2007
If you are on the Ride Team you probably received this information from your mentor. So this may be a repeat for some but it's also for our blog readers and supporters.
New JDRF Ride Team sponsor XS Energy has come through. Today we took delivery on 224 cases (12 cans per case) of XS Energy Drink. All XS drinks are sugar free, carb free and very low calorie. Follow this link for more product info.
XS Energy Drink Flavors
Black Cherry Cola
Root Beer Blast
Root Beer Blast –caffeine free
Tropical Blast –caffeine free
Cranberry Grape –caffeine free
Electric Lemon Blast
Tea-Berry Blast –non carbonated
Call or email Tom or Mary Scheidel for more info or to get some XS.
Monday, July 2, 2007
Sunday, July 1, 2007
I think I speak for everyone that had the pleasure to attend the training ride at the Clarks' house in Holland this afternoon....Mike and Linda, THANK YOU! Thanks so much for taking us on a beautiful ride and putting together a yummy meal that really hit the spot. I was thrilled to see so many people there--a real testament to the strength and dedication of this team. I feel so lucky to be part of it. See you soon!