Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunday's Ride & Bikes to Vermont

Our 'cool down' ride before Vermont will be this SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 at 10:00 a.m., in Norton Shores hosted by Amy Fisher and her family and Melanie & Scott Williamson. Team members, check your e-mail for the address sometime today or tomorrow.

We'll do 40ish miles--with fishing/swimming/boating/bbqing on Mona Lake afterward as a really cool send-off party for all. Our hosts are providing kabobs, a cucumber salad and probably a sweet item. As always, feel free to bring whatever you'd like to add to the spread. Your families are also welcome (contact Amy for details), but please bring life jackets for the little ones.

IF YOUR BIKE IS GOING ON THE TRAILER TO VERMONT, you are welcome to leave it at the ride on Sunday. Coach Mike will be there with the trailer, and it's our hope that most of them are loaded up on Sunday. If you can't make the ride but want to drop off your bike, that's cool too. Or, if you're 100% unable to make it on Sunday, you'll have to get your bike to Velo City Cycles in Holland before TUESDAY, 8/25 at 4:00 p.m.

We'll also have the ride day jerseys and team t-shirts for everyone that hasn't yet received theirs.

One last thing, Vermont riders...a somewhat lengthy letter is on its way to you in snail mail...keep your eyes open for it--lots of important details about our trip. Don't worry, Death Valley, folks...we'll have one for you too when your ride approaches and more details are hammered out.

See you on Sunday!
Nicole & Mike


LTP said...

I have a question MC...when we drop off our bikes are the bikes going to get a little tune-up, or should we do that before the ride?

Nicole said...

I can answer that one, I think.

Send your bike on the trailer in ready-to-ride shape. If you need a full-on tune up, I'd go get it done ASAP.

Now, that's not to say that we won't have some really, really, really nice VCC friends in the bike room once we get to Vermont. But...they're gonna have 300+ bikes there to work with--so even though Berger would want to give our bikes lots of extra love, we also wouldn't want him up all night just to do it, yah?

Hope this helps....CAN'T WAIT!!!!

did said...

Note to all: this ride may feature a neolithic monument. For further details you'll need to, y'know, be there.

As for bike love, perhaps we could have a drivetrain flossing session post-ride on Sunday?

LTP said...

Dropped my bike off with he is going to give it some love (and some new brake pads)...
I am so excited for Killington!

Proletariat Cyclist said...

I can't make it, I assume I can collect my t-shrit in Killington or something? Sorry, two team ride misses in a row. So unlike me!