Monthly Archives: April 2009

Co-freakin-hutta!

Saturday, Team Ed began its 2009 campaign of the NUE hundred-mile mountain bike race series in what is as local as it gets for this series with the race being held at the Ocoee Whitewater Center. For those that don’t know, the big single loop (which is the best format ever because it really makes…

Winner, winner chicken dinner!!

As mentioned the other day, Ed texted “I won!” and finally at work on Monday we got to hear the rest of the story AND see the hardware. In classic Ed fashion it rained 3 inches the day before the race-think last year-but it sounded like the trails were good except for some mud holes…

Tale of the Dragon’s Tale Part 3

Up the singletrack climb for a second time, actually felt better than the first which is probably due to the fact of having seen it already and knowing what to expect. Left on the top of the ridge this time and I’m thinkin okay, ridge top goodness that may be tech but maybe some “free”…

Tale of the Dragon’s Tale Part 2

So, Sunday morning started great-killed some La Quinta continental breakfast type food then drove down the street to the Starbucks for some real coffee, loaded up our crap and headed to the race start which was about 20 minutes from the interstate. Drove up over a ridge and down the valley to New Castle all…

Tale of the Dragon’s Tale Part One

This idea seemed like a really good one about 6 weeks ago, when I found that mountain touring (of Shenandoah 100 fame) was putting on a 40 mile race near Roanoke, VA the first weekend of April. First plus is that its these guys-quality courses, unbelievably well-run and secondly, Sunday races are good for bike…

Back In Black

My first round of non-blogging happened and all I can say is “I’m sorry, it was all my fault, it will NEVER happen again.” This sentence works really well if you are in trouble with your significant other, but you have to mean it. Anyway, stuff’s been happening, rides have come and gone, baseball has…