NBC Sports cycling coverage starts next Sunday with a recap of Paris Nice. Based on a quick glance at the programming, the coverage appears to be similar to recent years with no coverage of the Giro and minimal coverage of the Vuelta. My biggest disappointment, undoubtedly shared by other lovers of the Spring Classics, is that after years of live or same-day coverage of the Tour of Flanders it is missing from this year’s lineup. You can see the schedule here:
Thursday, March 6, 2014
When Jeff and I set this blog up about one year ago, we did not anticipate how popular it would become. I am grateful to everyone who has visited the blog and provided feedback and especially grateful to everyone who has contributed to it. The biggest difficulty in sustaining the blog is generating new and interesting content. In light of that, I will reemphasize an invitation that we have extended in the past. If you have a personal story to tell, information about an event, or anything you think may be of interest to local cyclists, please forward it to Jeff or me.
Our goal with the blog, emails, and the Tuesday Night ride is provide a network of support, resources, and communication to cyclists with a wide range of experience, skills, and interests. The plans that are being formed for the season vary widely. My wife Dawn and some of her friends are looking forward to the Little Red Riding Hood ride in Logan. At this point, my number one priority for the season is The Crusher in the Tushar. My plan is to ride lots of hills, ride lots of gravel, and to make some adjustments in my cross bike, primarily lower gearing. We have a couple of local guys racing already. Other people on our distribution list have never raced and never will. Regardless of where you fall in that continuum, I hope you will feel a sense of shared mission with the other local cyclists in promoting cycling in the Rexburg area.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I am pretty excited about the amount of interest in the Tuesday Night Ride. With the earlier implementation of daylight savings time on Sunday March 9th, we could potentially be starting pretty soon. However, most of you know how unpredictable March weather can be. I believe there is still one good blizzard out there. I have been looking at the extended forecast and it doesn't look great for March 11th. I am going to propose March 18th as the first Tuesday Night Ride of 2014. That date is obviously subject to change depending on the weather. I get a fair number of questions about our cancellation policy. To the extent it is feasible, I will communicate cancellations through the blog and by email, but the most important thing is to remember this rule: If the weather is so rotten that you can't bear the thought of riding and other people would feel the same, consider the ride cancelled. Following long tradition, the TNR will depart from Sticks and Stones at 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Friday, February 28
Registration / Gear Check - 200k and 60k 11 am - 5 pm and 8 pm - 10 pm
Dinner Feed (provided to 200k, restaurant food available for others) 6 pm
Racer Meeting - 200k and 60k 7 pm
Saturday, March 1Breakfast (for sign ups only) 5:30
200k start 7am
Registration / Gear Check - 60k 7:15 am - 8 am
60k Racer Meeting 8:15am
60k start 9am
Awards for 60k 4pm
Sunday, March 2
Celebration Toast to the 200k riders ALL WELCOME - Noon
We encourage you to stick around and enjoy the atmosphere! Cheer on your fellow rider and let’s watch these 200k riders who are going to come back different people!
Enjoy your weekend everyone!
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
our readers, but for a lot of cyclists, a metric century is a big
accomplishment and a ride to Old Faithful and back is a big adventure.
Here is a brief overview from their website. Note that
registration comes pretty early.
The 17th Annual West Yellowstone-Old Faithful Cycle Tour September 20, 2014.
The West Yellowstone Old Faithful Cycle Tour is a terrific way to wind
down a summer of riding and a unique way to experience Yellowstone
National Park. Fall is a gorgeous time to be in Yellowstone, the elk
are bugling, the aspens have turned to gold, and the thermal areas are
relatively free of crowds. The supported ride is sixty miles round
trip, with options available for one way travel. Cyclists in the tour
can take advantage of two feed stations, three sag wagons, on-course
bike mechanics, and end the day with a group meal. The tour is
limited by the National Park Service to the first 350 riders that
complete the online registration. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON JUNE 15TH
AT 9:00AM (MDT)