Monday, April 28, 2014


'Twas a hardy group of T1d - fighting warriors that gathered at the Clark's house yesterday...ready, willing (well - mostly) & able to saddle up and fight a howling wind. We broke into 3 groups, rolled out on the traditional Early-Season-Ride-From-Clark's route and hung out back at the house afterwards to put the hurt on a couple pots of soup, a veritable mound of cupcakes and assorted other offerings.

In other words - we had a blast!

Roll Call:

Coach Michelle
Chris R
Kirsten D
Coach Did
Tom & Mary S
Team G-Ville Clark (minus Anna)
Cliff & Nicole
Megan T
Tom M
Kevin C
Becky & Chris M (let the record show that they rode their bikes to the ride! HARD core!)
John J
Coach Me

and Coach Kaat joined us after she got outta work to make sure we were re-fueling properly!

It was a good day - Katie C debuted her new bike, Megan was rockin' her kickstand (that's how she rolls!), everyone rode well and as a group we were - as usual - cooler than average!

Our next Team Ride is this comin' Sunday from Ada Park - watch FB and your e-mail for the details!

Keep riding!
Keep rockin'!
Keep being the special folks that you are!

See you soon,

Coach MC on behalf of your coaches (Derek, Kaat, Michelle) and your Ride Committee (Tom M, Mary, Becky, Kim, Cindy, Did, Michelle)

Monday, April 7, 2014


Well...... the weather f-i-n-a-l-l-y relented and the non-Spring-Break-traveling members of The World's Coolest Team showed up in force @ 3rd Coast Cycles yesterday to really kick the 2014 Ride Season off in fine style!

We broke into 2 groups....Coach Did led some folks around one of our fav shop ride loops for 32 miles while I took a group on a more "conversational" 18+ mile loop.

Afterwards there was much laughter, snack consumption and sharing of Tall Tales as we embraced teammates both familiar and new.

The Roll:

Special Guest Berger
Susanne A & Special Guest Brad
Cliff L & Special Guest Dave
New Teammie Megan T
Coach Did & Kirsten D
Cindy A
Sarah A & Peter D
Tom M
Kevin C
Peggy E
Chris R & Special Guest Julie
Scott W & Special Guest June
Lisa B
Special Guest Brian VZ
Special Guests Ross and Krista S
and your reporter on the tandem w/ Super Stoker Linda C!

It was a great day - a great ride and it's gonna be a GREAT season! I can't wait to roll w/ you guys again!

You rock - each n' every one of you - (but you knew that, right?)

Thanks for all you do!
Coach MC

NEXT RIDE - Sunday 4/27. The Clark's house in Grandville. 2:00pm roll out. (More details soon!)