Monday, March 24, 2014


Yup - March 23 is a little earlier than we usually start.
Yup - It's been a ridiculously long and brutal winter.

In a way - that's kinda why your Happy Coaching Staff (Derek, Kaat, Michelle n' your's truly) felt that we needed to "tarry not"....we sorta wanted to let Old Man Winter (that putz) and the world know that the World's Coolest Team will NOT be denied - not by snow, unseasonably cold temps or open-and-enticing ski resorts!

Besides - we kinda missed y'all.

So - we got together @ 3CC yesterday for a "Sufferfest" indoor workout, a mess o' baked spaghetti and some serious hangin' out. Everybody got their sweat on (ok - some more than others) and it was Awesome to see so many here!

Speakin' of that - here's the Roll Call:

Coach Did
Kirsten D
Kevin C
John J
Coach Michelle
Scott W
June W
Coach Kaat
Peggy E
Linda C
Tom M
Jen F (Potential New Rider)
Mary G (Supa-Special Guest Star from Chicago and Honorary Teammie)
Dan E (Past and Hopefully Future Rider)
Ross S (Ditto)
Krista S (Hopefully Future Rider)
and me.... well as non-riding (but still welcome) appearances by Katie C, Tom S and Chris 'n Julie R.

Thurs 3/27 - Rode to Cure Info Night @ 3CC
Sun 4/6 - Team Ride #2
Sat 4/12 - Dunecross Race
Sat 4/12 - Jake's Music Fest
Sat 4/19 - HellKaat Hundie Gravel Race
Sun 4/27 - Team Ride #3

Okay - that's it for now.......keep (or start!) riding...keep fund-raising....keep tellin' your friends what they're missin' out on and remember...................


See you soon,
Coach MC

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Get to know your team!

Hey Teammates!
In an effort to get to know each other a little better before the actual "ride season" begins we're putting together a "Who's Who on the West Michigan Ride Team." Could you take a few moments to answer these questions about yourself for us to post here? Just send a message to with your reponses!
Who are you?
Where do you live?
What do you do in your "real" (ie non JDRF) life?
How long have you been on the team?
What's your connection to JDRF / T1D? (If you wanna share)
What's #1 on your cycling bucket list?
Your favorite post-ride food? Drink?
What's your favorite cycling memory?
If you could ride 25 miles w/ anyone in history, real OR imaginary, who would it be?
When we find a cure for T1D I'm gonna _______!

Also, a picture of yourself would be great, too! It's nice to see what our teammates look like without helmets and sunglasses.
We're looking forward to learning more about you!
Your ride committee