Friday, December 24, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Andre vs. The Chicken

Sunday, November 28, 2010

By-Law 103.99

It shall be required that any rider on the "ride"-no matter the discipline-keep a fully charged cell phone in an easily accessed location and set so as to be heard while riding.

This is to insure the availabilty of contact in emergency situations

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ride Recap

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Roadie meets Recumbent Rider

For SG:

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Race Across the Sky Finisher!

Congratulations to Andre who had a super result in the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain bike race in August. Here are some pictures from the race - let's remeber who he was racing against - look in the top photo - the guy in the Radio Shack jersey!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Grayslake Cycling Classic

Way to go, Bob! Cat5 Winner!
Grayslake Cycling Classic Cat 5 Winner!

John in the 50+ Masters
Grayslake Cycling Classic Masters 50+

Monday, August 2, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

An Evening with Chris Horner

Some of us enjoyed hearing stories from the TDF from the top American finisher - Radio Shack's Chris Horner. Here is Fast Freddy exchanging some training tips with Chris.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Typical Ride up the "Russian"

Usual morning ride up the "Russian" with the 'ton - watch out for the sheep!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fast Ride This Morning

Great turnout. Great ride.

Fast Ride

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Email Funnies

"Ok Ladies:

It was not raining that hard today - Maybe tomorrow we will have some girls out for the ladies ride if the weather is nicer?
Glad to see BT and Chippo from the South.


"Maybe you need to be more sensitive to those of us that just had our hair and nails done."

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

To all that have given their life for our freedom; to all that have served or are serving to protect our freedom - thank you!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Financial News

Somali Pirates Say They Are Subsidiary of Goldman Sachs

Could Make Prosecution Difficult, Experts Say

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA – Eleven indicted Somali pirates dropped a bombshell in a U.S. court today, revealing that their entire piracy operation is a subsidiary of banking giant Goldman Sachs.

There was an audible gasp in the courtroom when the leader of the pirates announced, “We are doing God’s work. We work for Lloyd Blankfein.”

The pirate, who said he earned a bonus of $48 million last year, elaborated on the nature of the Somalis’ work for Goldman, explaining that the pirates forcibly attacked ships that Goldman had already shorted.

“We were functioning as investment bankers, only every day was casual Friday,” the pirate said.

The pirate acknowledged that they merged their operations with Goldman in late 2008 to take advantage of the more relaxed regulations governing bankers as opposed to pirates, “plus to get our share of the bailout money.”

In the aftermath of the shocking revelations, government prosecutors were scrambling to see if they still had a case against the Somali pirates, who would now be treated as bankers in the eyes of the law.

“There are lots of laws that could bring these guys down if they were, in fact, pirates,” one government source said. “But if they’re bankers, our hands are tied.”

Associated Press

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Greetings From Tucson

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sunday Ride

Last Sunday. Opening day with WGaS kits. A great start to a great season!

Sunday Ride

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

By laws

52.1 Rider Categories
Riders of the WGaS Gruppetto shall be classified into the following categories:

Cat 1-those riders who have been part of the group for over two (2) seasons and ride no less than three (3) times per week on average with the WGaS group during the prime season - "prime season" being defined as May 1 through September 30

Cat 2-those riders who have been part of the group for over two (2) seasons or ride at least three (3) times per week on average with the WGaS group during the prime season

Cat 3-those riders who have been part of the group for less than (2) seasons or ride less than three (3) times per week on average with the WGaS group during the prime season

Guest rider-any rider not possessing a WGaS kit

53.2 Rights of riders by category

Cat 1-all rights and privileges including, but not limited to:

1) emailing the full WGaS group

2) suggesting ride times and routes

3) granting permission for a rider to join a specific ride as a "guest rider" -refer to guest rider-related bylaws

4) commenting on other rider of any category

5) calling out paceline structure

(ie: rotating/2-by/counter clockwise/et al)

Cat 2- all of the same as a Cat 1 member; however, a Cat 1 may

overrule the Cat 2

Cat 3- none of the above rights and may be sanctioned for improper use or attempting to exercise any of the rights of a Cat 1 or 2 member

Guest rider-refer to the bylaws pertaining to a guest rider

By laws

In the event that a rider encounters a mechanical difficulty he is to promptly announce it and raise an arm high up to alert other riders in the peloton. Simultaneously the rider should pull to the right out of the pace line (unless it is a 2-wide pace line, in which the rider should pull to the outside of his line of riders) to avoid impeding other riders.
Mechanicals are considered in the event of a malfunction, including an actual equipment breakdown, such as chain drop, broken wheel, broken spoke, flat, loss of an item previously on the bike (ie:light/computer/water bottle/rider). This list is not meant to be inclusive.
13.2 Flats
Riders who incur a flat are responsible for repairing said flat. Each rider is required to have as part of their ride equipment the following items:
1) replacement tube (or tire if riding sew-ups)
2) air source (pump or an air gun with at least 2 canisters
3) tire levers
In the event a rider is not properly equipped, it as at the discretion of the companion rider(s) as to whether or not they will offer necessary assistance via loaning such items
In the event a rider is supplied with any required items, said recipient shall promptly repay the donor and be required to pay reasonable penance to be deemed appropriate by the donor.
13.2-Mechanical events-Miscellaneous
Riders are expected to maintain -or have maintained by others-their equipment and are expected to be able to perform basic on the road repairs.
Such repairs include:
1) replacing an inner tube
2) adjusting the brakes
3) rehanging a dropped chain
In the event of multiple mechanicals or the rider not being properly equipped, or not being able to self-repair basic failures, the companion rider(s) have the option of assisting or leaving behind said rider

Monday, March 15, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Training for Tuscon

This is a little window into my double secret training routine.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Brief Interlude

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010