Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Bike Park

 
Joseph West estimates we had about 50 people show up to work on the Rexburg Bike Park tonight. Most of the cleanup we did involved removal of deadfall. If you are curious to take a look at the area, it should be fairly obvious where we were working. Full development of the park is still at least a year away and is contingent upon the receipt of some grant money. We will probably have a couple of additional volunteer nights before the end of the summer.

I Pushed the Armstrong Lie. An Apology to Greg Lemond.

The VeloNews Tour of Utah Preview

Photo copyright Casey B. Gibson/Velonews.com
 
 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Relive the Best Moments of the 2014 Tour de France

The best moments of the Tour in a six minute video…I can’t embed this one, but you can follow the link.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/07/video/video-relive-best-moments-2014-tour-de-france_339063

 

A TNR Tradition

Since a time before our phones had cameras, it has been kind of a Tuesday Night Ride tradition to stop at the end of the pavement at Moody Creek for pictures. Here are a couple from last night's ride courtesy of Steve.

Tour of Utah Tour Tracker Apps

Long time readers of the blog know that I get pretty excited about the Tour of Utah which begins on Monday. If you are able to watch some stages in person, I would highly recommend it. Consider adding the Ultimate Challenge to your bucket list. With 13,000 feet of vertical, I am going to take a pass on the UC this year, but I look forward to returning at some point in the future. I am posting again this year a link to their outstanding Tour Tracker app which has a ton of information on the race as well as live video that you can play on a variety of devices. If you like this app, look for the Tour Tracker app for the Tour of Colorado.

Reminder: Bike Park Cleanup 6 p.m. Tomorrow Night

As I mentioned previously, the development of a bike park in Rexburg is a project of The Trails of Madison County. The volunteer work begins at 6 p.m. tomorrow night (Thursday, July 31st). The location of the project is east of Cal Ranch along the Teton River.  You can park at First American Title or in the empty field between the Surgery Center and Radiology Clinic. The organizers of this project are counting on the support of the local cycling community.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sticks and Stones Kit Order Deadline Tomorrow, Numerous Events

Just back from another great TNR…I was a little skeptical about the route, but I think it was pretty popular. Tony proposed a name in case we ever decide to repeat it, The Heise Roubaix. Here is a bunch of random news.

·         Tomorrow is the deadline to order a Sticks and Stones jersey, bib shorts, or complete kit. You can see details of the kit in the archives of this blog for June 18th.

·         Andria is still looking for participants for the Rat Relay this Saturday. If you are interested, contact Randy and he may be able to hook you up with a deal on the entry fee.

·         On Friday morning, Bart, Shane, and a bunch of the Idaho Falls guys will be traveling to Preston to preview the three Lotoja climbs. For the IF guys, this is Lotoja training. For Bart, it is Leadville training. If you are interested, departure will be from Dad’s Truck Stop at 5:30 a.m. Shane will have a trailer for bikes, his daughter will provide support.

·         Also on Saturday is the Bike for Kids Idaho event in Idaho Falls which features a variety of short family rides as well as a century and a metric century. According to Bart, this is a high quality, well organized event to support children with disabilities. http://www.bikeforkidsidaho.com/event-details/

 

What's the Worst Thing You Ever Ate on a Ride?