As promised here's the scoop on the Team Training Ride set for this Sunday, June 5th:
Where - Eldean's Marina in Macatawa. (http://tinyurl.com/eldeansride)
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Just in case you're lookin' for a chance to get'cher ride on a time or two.......here's a quick peek at some options:
Saturday - the usual ride from the shop (Velo City) @ 8am. There's also rumors that Kaat's looking for folks to ride w/ later that day....get ahold of her!
Sunday - Luton Park ATB ride @ 8:30.
Monday - 50-ish miler from the shop @ 9am.
Sure hope to see you!
Remember - next Team Rides are Sunday 6/5 @ Eldean's Marina in Holland & Sunday 6/12 hosted by Nathan, Stewart and Cindy in GR. Look for all the details soon!
Ride on you rockstars!
Monday, May 23, 2011
So - an absolutely perfect day awaited the members of the World's Coolest Team as they gathered in Muskegon for another chance to train, ride and hang together. And when I say "perfect" it's not 'cuz I'm indulging in my oft-maligned tendency to.....ummm.....overstate things!
75-80 degrees, not a cloud, not too windy. Yep, perfect!
We had 8 for the 17 mile "pre-ride-ride" - 2 Dykstras (D & K), 2 Allegrina-Bowes, 2 Johns (Jasker & VandenBerg) and 2 Clarks (Lin & I). We rolled south outta the park and did a delightful loop that took us along the coast of Lake Mich, up-n-over Blockhouse Hill and back around to the park. Upon arrival we were greeted by Team Scheidel (all 3), Tom "Grillmeister" Miller, New Burlington Ride Mark S (w/ his stoker daughter Abbie) and a pleasant surprise in the form of Amy F2!
After greetings and intros this time we rolled north, enjoying a tailwind as we rolled past Duck Lake, White Lake and Other Lakes That Shall Remain Nameless on great roads w/ light traffic. Eventually we found ourselves back along the lovely shore of The Big Lake as our route took us back along the roads we'd ridden earlier in the other direction. After a stop to fix Heather's flat (best quote - "Hey John, if you have grease on your forehead after helping /w a flat you're doing it wrong!" courtesy of Coach Did) we gave Blockhouse Hill another whuppin' and found ourselves back @ the park w/ either 30 or 47 miles in our legs.
The post-ride picnic featured burgers n' dawgs from TM, Team-Issue Rainbow chips from HAB and various ither munchies and libations.
All in all - 'twas a great day! (One might even say "perfect"!)
NEXT TEAM RIDE IS SUNDAY 6/5 @ ELDEAN'S MARINA IN HOLLAND.
Times and details will be annouced soon but mark your calendars! Hosted by JD and Maggie Stone I'm told the menu will feature JD's famous brats and grilled chicken. Don't miss it!
NEXT TEAM RIDE AFTER THAT IS SET FOR 6/12 - WE COULD USE A HOST FOR THAT ONE - SOMEWHERE IN/NEAR G.R. PREFERABLY. Contact Coach Did or myself if you're interested.
3rd Annual Allegrina 100 on 6/28.
100 Grand on 6/4
Holland 100 on 7/16 (Fund Raising Opportunity)
Ride Around Torch on 7/17
Lots more to come!
I sure hope you guys are getting some riding in (and fund raising too!) 'cuz the Rides are comin' up fast! Remember that there are still spots open for every Ride (we have a few reserved for DV) so keep recruiting!
9 weeks 'til VT!
11 weeks 'til Wi!
15 weeks 'til Tahoe!
20 weeks 'til DV (!!!!!)
25 weeks 'til AZ!
See you all soon I hope........keep rockin' like you do!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Here's how the system works:
Let Tom or Mary Scheidel know how many cases of drinks you want.
Energy drinks are $15 for a case of 12 - 8 ounce cans, $20 for 12 - 12 ounce cans, and $30 for a pack of 24 - 8 ounce cans.
You can sell the drinks or enjoy them yourself. The cash goes to Mary at the JDRF office and is entered into your ride account.
Cases of 12 bottles of water are free. You can use these at golf outings, rides and other events. That saves you having to buy water or get another donation.
Several of our ride team members have made hundreds of dollars through this program in years past. In short, I will have a garage full of product next week and I want to move it out as soon as possible so I have a place to park our cars.
Ride on and drink up!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
So, it wasn't THAT bad out today, despite the forecast, and despite the fact that for a mess of the day, it WAS that bad out. So, given the apparent sucktacular potential, the turnout for today's ride really was pretty decent. Of course, it was also pretty much who you'd expect:
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Hi team. Lots going on and to update you on...
- Team Ride on Sunday, May 15th at Tom Miller's house in Grand Haven. Ride distances 35ish miles leaves @ 1 & 25ish miles leaves at 2. Burgers, dogs & drinks after the ride will be provided. People are invited to bring a dish to pass. Tom promises he WILL be at this ride.
- Nathan Kooi is