Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I can't wait! It seems like I've been looking forward to this Spring since I was 11 years old or so (and that's at least 25 years ago!) I can not wait to ride w/ you guys and see the smiles and hear the stories and witness the magic that this whole Team Thing makes happen every year!

Let's get to it!

We'll roll from Ada park @ 2:00. We'll do 20-ish miles w/a few options for you frisky folk.

A few things to keep in mind as we f-i-n-a-l-l-y get to ride outside:

A Road I.D. or something similar w/ medical info, emergency contact, etc.
2 bottle cages on your bike, as well as a small saddle bag (or something) w/ everything you'd need to fix a flat tire.
Speaking of your bike - now weould be a good time to get it in to your shop to get it tuned up for Spring!

As always - give Nic or I a shout w/ any issues, questions or concerns okay?


See you out there - be safe and ride on!

Coach Mike (
Coach Nicole (


did said...

When can I make a map? I wanna make a map!

Tom and Mary Scheidel said...

Will there be snacks?

Nicole said...

Tom, I thought you fell into that "We're going on Spring Break" category? Did you change your mind because you were sad to miss the first team ride??

MC said...

"Will there be snacks"!?!?!?!?!

Are you new here?

Nicole said...

If did's really nice, I'll make more jambalaya for one of these rides soon. Mebbe not this one, but one of them. It'll be a surprise. :)

Proletariat Cyclist said...

I can't hardly wait!! The route is gonna be nice'n'hilly right?

did said...

We'll make a special "Heather" spur up Snow!

Katie said...

I will be thinking of you all as I'm lounging by the pool in Orlando sipping on an ice cold beverage.

Linda TP said...

did someone say snacks?

MC said...

A special response to Linda and Tom and anyone else new to the team: Yes, there will be a significant amount of post-ride snacks! As it has been said - an army travels on its stomach and the West Michigan Team is nothing if it's not an army!!!!

I'll have a buncha stuff...feel free to bring anything you wanna add to the spread. Let's try and make anyone that doesn't make it jealous!

2:00pm, Ada Park. 25 miles. Pretty flat. Optional hilly loop for those that feel the need.

See you there!