Thursday, August 28, 2008

Weekend Plans

OK - Saturday & Monday - Meet at the Plaza @ 7:30.

4 man teams are training Sunday. Will post Alberto & Colavita ride options as forwarded.

Eat well.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

B Rider - Starbuck's Shuttle

B Riders -

No need to collapse a lung trying to maintain the insane pace of our stronger team members. You can still enjoy the FFF, without risking cardiac arrest.

After Labor Day, I will begin daily SAG service providing clean, comfortable transportation to Starbuck's in HP. Pick up will be 6:25 @ the Braeside Metra Station , and 6:40 at the crest of the Russian.

Please stay tuned for further information.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm On!

Great ride today. I felt like a Cat 5 racer in a Cat 3 crit trying to hang on to the paceline north.

Are we recovering tomorrow?

Monday, August 18, 2008

Tuesday Ride

I'm back! Did you miss me?

6:03 sunrise. Make sure your lights work.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sunday Options

For Steve G - BT, AB and Steve are riding Alberto's - 8:00 start from the shop - I have no idea where or how far they are going.

Pablo and ?'s are riding Colavita - 7:30 - Deerfield Train Station - 50+ Cuba Miller with Extension.

See everyone out there!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Weekend Options - Casey Almond on Saturday??

Saturday - Casey Almond ----Meet at the Plaza @ 7:30 - Who is In??

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Olympics 2008

Somewhat in the shadow of Michael Phelps' astounding successes in the pool there have been cycling events. Yesterday Kristin Armstrong smoke the Women's TT and collected a Gold Medal

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tuesday Night - St Mary's Incident

Sucks - Hope it's accurate and everyone's recovering quickly.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Thoughts on the Ride this Morning

Since when does the warm-up split into an A, B and C ride?

I guess I warm up faster at 25 MPH. Like a candle being lit by a flame-thrower.

Thanks to my coach for yelling at me to keep going long after my tank had emptied. I was gassed, passed and trashed. Let's do that again tomorrow!

Nice to have a big turn out this morning. Thanks for buying coffee, Eric (Erick? Erich?)

Monday, August 11, 2008

GGP Craig in the Sprint

I just liked the expression on their faces so I cropped the shot tighter. Best in the larger sizes.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Glencoe Grand Prix

I have pictures up from today's race. A small sample follows.

Here's AC sprinting at the end of the race:

Glencoe Grand Prix

BT looking fast:

Glencoe Grand Prix

AC giving up the pull for Marc Z.

Glencoe Grand Prix

BT chasing:

Glencoe Grand Prix


Congrats to those racing this weekend-

Jazz and Ken won their 2-Man TT by 2+ minutes shaving over 6 minutes off their last years time

John Sanchez won the Masters 30+ 4/5 with a powerful finishing sprint

Wayne Simon was part of the 3 man break in the 45+ race and rode away from the break and won
Craig Scott rode strong to place 8th in that fast paced race

Others racing strong today at Glencoe were John Ellman, Terry Burke Steve Greenwald and me

I am proud to say that at The IL Masters Track ChampionshipsI was part of the team that won the State 50+ 3 man Sprint I also got silver in the 2K TT


Saturday, August 9, 2008

BT Racing at the Track

Illinois Masters State Championships

2:50 for 2K TT. A 26.3 MPH average.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Saturday Ride Options

Jazz and AC discuss weekend plans...

Post Ride Discussion

Post your Saturday suggestions in the comments section.

Thursday AM Ride Report

For those of you slugs that slept in this am you missed a beautiful morning. It was only Adam and me heading south - just as I said "let's take it easy this am" Craig Scott passes by ... oh well.
He flipped to do some intervals when the Ken L went screaming by on his TT bike practicing for this weekend 2 man race. We were then joined by newbies - Rob (ridley) and Erick {sp?}(Cervelo) and had a nice pace back up to HP ...

Had coffee with AC, Ken, and Big John who joined AC some time during their intervals.

Come out tonight to the Northbrook Velodrome and watch BT kick some butt.

If possible post the Sat/Sun ride options so others can view.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wednesday Ride

Another beautiful morning...

Morning Ride

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Today's wrap up:
It didn't rain.
We rode.

Are we riding tomorrow?
Is it a day?

Monday, August 4, 2008

Tuesday Ride

Sunrise is 5:49 am. If it ain't raining, we're riding.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Monday AM Spin - Regular Time

Anyone who is interested in a Monday AM spin? Same time, same place just at a bit slower pace. Let me know who I should look for from the North or South.

Hope everyone had a good ride/race on Sunday.

Paul aka Pablo

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Sunday Rides - Aug 3

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend. Some options for the rest of us include:

Alberto's - Double Miller Route (Bull Valley) & a short option too. Ride leaves from the shop promptly @ 8.

Colavita - West Loop - Leaves from the Deerfield Trains Station (Deerfield w. of Waukeegan) @ 7:30. I think a few WGAS riders may be on board.

With any luck you might find the routes in the Route Section on the lower left.

Friday, August 1, 2008

A Weekend Option Out West

For those of you who are looking for something different, you are all invited to join me, AB, and Frank for a 70 Mile Route from my house in BG out to Bull Valley and back on Saturday morning. This is a good ride on good roads with some nice hills. It is adapted from VCR's Bull Valley ride. We will be rolling from my house at 6:30 am. Details of the route are here:

No rider will be left behind. Text me at 8474779616 if you are interested and need directions to my house.