Monday, February 22, 2010

TEAM NOTE - 2/22!

So - the Ultimate Cycle Challenge is in the rear view mirror. What a day! Our JDRF Team was one of 40-some Teams grinding it out, listening to some goreat live music (ok - and some not-so-great) and helping to (as Kaat Tahy oh-so-delicately put it) "kick cancer in the junk"! Nice work and thanks go to our riders: JD Stone, Tom Miller, Kevin Owens, Kris Couturier, John Jasker, Kaat Tahy (who set a PR w/ 150-some miles!), Brad Spooner, Katie Clark (her bike still has DV dust on it!), Coach Derek, Kirsten Dykstra, Lynne Gallagher, Chris Machuta & Sarah Andro. It was a good time (well...mostly) and it was cool to see our jersey there in the thick of things as it were.

DEATH VALLEY UPDATE. I spoke w/ Trish @ the Nat'l office this AM. With promising anything (which is how it should be) she told me that historically they've been "able to accomodate" folks from the waiting list for DV. So - that means that you can still be talkin it up w/ your friends, fam and riding buds. Chances are really good that they'll get in!

SPEAKING OF RECRUITING.....One great way to do so would be to invite prospective riders to the big Kick-off Party on 3/13. Feel free to do so - and let me know if you need me to send 'em the e-vite.

SPEAKING OF FUND RAISING.....okay, maybe we weren't, exactly, but we are now, right? I got an e-mail from Cindy this weekend indicating that we have 5 big nights this week @ Van Andel and therte's still room for you. Contact her ( for the scoop. The VA season is winding down a bit but it's gonna finish w/ a bang!

Also - be sure you share any and all details of any fund-raising projects you have goin' w/ the rest of us! I don't wanna hafta learn about any more chocolate-related festivities via Facebook!

Okay - thats' it for now. Lotsa ride opportunities still around - we're having the "Soup Ride" here @ the shop on Sunday the 28th @ 2:00pm. it won't be long now!

You guys rock and I'll never get tired of telling you that!

Coach Mike

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