Monday, February 11, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

MOVING (again)

You may have seen the new site. If not, quit checking here; we now blog right off our home page! Yay!

You will have to have to register (one more time), but the registration is good for both the site and the forums. For those who may want to share riding photos, we recommend Flickr and joining the TeamRevolution Flickr group.

We've chosen Flickr so that members can retain easy online printing options, yet we can collect and flexibly access our photo libraries. All we ask is that you tag your photos!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

you think I don't know?

We're lame. I know. We're busy! It's almost 11pm and we're here working--that's how busy!!! I have three things:

This makes me feel like, "Why aren't we doing more?" we could be saving the world, but we're not. Sometimes, though, I feel like we're doing something. Bringing me to my second point.

We may be lame and running around in circles and riding bicycles. But this club, this big picture is something I, we, are passionate about. I'd like to document it; if for no other reason that to feel justified in my obsession. I get the feeling that other people are passionate too. If so, pleaseEmail me! with your candid thoughts or quotes or photos (if I don't have them already!).

Aside from just being busy from life in general, we're putting some time (mostly Sydney) into building our new site and its functionality. You can get a sneak peak here.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Yahoo...What a great start to the New Year

Everyone played well together....
A few quick pics about our Team get together over Dec. 29th and 30th
We came together, laughed, sprinted, and pacelined while we learned where team dynamics begin.
But check out a few photos.

Requirement #1 for 2008: You must be happy, and strong!!!(with your arms)
Requirement #2: You must DOG sit!

***Unfortunately, we do not have a photo right now for requirement #3, however, You MUST be able to dance, and be able to get your groove on!!
Be on the lookout for some stronger photos. (Hint, no dopers allowed)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

1.5 days 'til X Games

Let's take a quick look at some more pics of Syd, in the Mud. Take a close loook and you see Catherine Walberg (Kenda-blk/red).

Why was Syd tired after the race...HMMM?

HO HO HO! Christmas is here already. The smell of pine, toasted sugar cookies, rich fudge, all accompanied by the sweater you open to which you can't seem to figure out which grin fits your enthusiasm.
This week has been full of anticipation and accelerated activities. Parties, company bonuses, shopping...

Lets take a minute to remember our week. Wednesday we had an awesome attendance to our meeting at Smoke Free House. Updates, details and photos coming soon!!!

Thursday we all came together to fit one more (at least) interval workout in before the Holiday., at Concordia Seminary.

See the sweat?
Count them..1,2,3,4,5,6,7, 8,,9 with me and 10 with the roller riding photographer.

See the sweat?

Tomorrow we ready ourselves for the arrival of the King in Red. ( got the white covered and Johnny does the black)
Lift your glasses and shout a Merry Cheer!!!

Talk to you tomorrow or maybe after Santa's big performance.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Spinning Tonight

Just wanted to get the map out there for anyone wanting to attend the trainer night tonight. Bring your bike and a trainer or call Carrie to see if we've got extras.

The meeting/social last night was awesome and we'll have some updates soon...stay tuned. Thanks to all that joined us!

**Also, it's worth noting that the "soapbox" issue, from last week is still getting comments and views daily. I encourage everyone to periodically check that. There's a new comment from a pessimistic "anonymous" skeptic. It got me hot under the collar in a whole new way. I almost deleted (because I have that kind of power, you know), but left it there. Criticism is everywhere and it's not healthy to deny it's voice. Even if it is lazy, apathetic and nonconstructive criticism...

Monday, December 17, 2007

Psycho-Cross Nationals

"There were hundreds of wrecks. At one point the announcer figured the average for each rider was running 3 spills every 10 minutes. Forks were broken, wheels flew off and it was just quite the eye opener for yours truly. In fact, the race winners were those who were able to keep the tire side down the most."
Read more of Syd's account at Sydspinnin

Syd managed a podium for her masters race (2nd!) and finished the women's elite (which is an accomplishment that should not be under appreciated). As Carrie and I frantically ran from sketchy corner to off-camber to the run-ups I was constantly thankful I was not riding, let alone racing, in these conditions. Nasty, nasty stuff.

In weather like this, the course changed constantly; from day to day and race to race. YouTube videos, posted by Jim Gentes (founder of Giro Helmets), is an excellent way to appreciate the race while not having to deal with cold fingers and toes at your anearobic threshold. It's worth noting that Mr. Gentes finished 6th out of 44 finishers and about 100 starters.

Kudos (a billion kudos) to all who stepped up to the start-line this past weekend. Maybe I'll have the guts by next year.