August 29, 2014

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Hopefully you didn’t miss today…Today was soooo exciting!!   First off there was an ambulance that swung around Rio Salado and onto the bridge right about when we were going over the bridge. In the middle of the bridge there was a firetruck, police and another ambulance.  We caught a glimpse of a naked guy face down on the ground in cuffs as we rode by.  lol  Then on when going down Oak heading out there was a nice big landscaping trailer going fast but not fast enough to get behind.  Justin grabbed on and got away but then hit the light on Thomas.  There was a Ben-Horin sighting sporting a nice bug catcher.  Joe DeMars was finally denied on taking all the hills on hill 3, which was a huge relief to us all!!  He still killed us on hill 5.
There was a fast breakaway that started right off the get go when coming back.  Chuck and his daughter Lily were on the tandem going mach 5 along with two other riders when a little SUV going mach 5 tried to go around the roundabout at the same time as they were.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a tandem slow down so fast, defied the laws of physics….really. No one got hurt, no one went down, just the evil eye from the driver.
On the sprint Aaron and Durrant were out front just far enough to get behind a huge truck.  Aaron’s yelling for Durrant to catch it took all of his energy and Durrant caught it and went around to take the sprint.  No chairs and tables outside at Starbucks, employee took the keys home. We sat inside at the big table for once. Hoss made the shot indoors!!!

Hill 1 – Joe D.
The Castle – Joe D
Hill 3 – Craig
Hill 4 – Garrett
Hill 5 – Joe D.
Sprint – Durrant

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I missed it!!

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Hey .. I missed the Friday Ride… I hear Hoss missed it too. Jay?
Anyone get the stats for the hills and sprint? email or put them in the comments
thanks!

Happy Birthday Steve!!

“This is not a social ride! The social part is here at Starbucks”
If you missed Janet’s version of Steve’s speech then gotta see Chad Hummers video from three years ago that actually has the Donkey rant at 6:25!!!  check it out!!

 

July 11, 2014

Happy Birthday to the Donkey!!!  Steve is turning 60!
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Janet gave us a great tribute to the donkey at Starbucks!!!
Great ride today.. one flat, no crashes.  We had a single speed ( no I don’t know if she was single), and a mtn bike join us.  Justin is nearly unstoppable.  Bingam shared a great photo of Noel and Vato at the budda.  The Tour de France rolls on. Hossed missed the shot.

Hill 1 – Joe D.
The Castle – Joe D
Hill 3 – Joe D.
Hill 4 – Justin
Hill 5 – Justin
Sprint – Justin

more updates coming soon.

May 30, 2014

Joe DeMars was putting on a clinic today winning the first 4 hills then Gabe spoiled his shenanigans by taking Hill 5.

With the Triple Crown safe we headed back.  That’s where a little controversy begins.

After riding down Galvin Parkway we stopped for the light at Van Buren.  When traffic cleared we proceeded.  That’s when Brett sprinted ahead grabbing the draft of a Phoenix city bus.  It was actually pretty funny seeing him drafting the bus and slowly pulling away from the group.  Brett built a nice little gap.

But the bus only took him a half mile or so then pulled off.  I thought for certain we’d catch him before Mill.  Except for the light.

Brett’s timing was perfect.  He hit the light at Mill/Curry with green turning to yellow, slipped through with a gap and left the rest of us stopped at the Red.

The controversy?

There was some, not a lot, but some discussion surrounding the use of the city bus as an aid to his sprint win.  Most of that discussion though was from Aaron who was “best of the rest” and was looking to get himself a win.

But as Joe DeMars noted, any one of use could’ve done the same.  So with no real outcry of abuse it appears Brett’s Sprint victory remains intact.

Hill 1 – Joe D.

The Castle – Joe D.

Hill 3 – Joe D.

Hill 4 – Joe D.

Hill 5 – Gabe

Sprint – Brett

Hoss made the shot, after more than one, two, three, well….

the big 5 oh! Ride

Chuck – the trike rocket- Royalty is turning 50! Happy b-day Chuck.

We are going for an epic ride in celebration. Everyone is more than welcome to join up.

Route: EOP (100+/-) miles
Start: 6001 S. Lakeshore. The LDS church pkg lot across from Marcos high school, Guad & McClintock

When: 5:30am Memorial Day 26th

Come roll with the young old man!

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May 23, 2014

It was Friday lite at Hoss’ place but we picked up riders along the way.  By the time we were rolling up 56th St. towards Camelback we were about 30 strong.  Great to see Chuck out on the tandem with Cameron and they even mixed it up on the sprint on Mill.

It was the Clint and Joe show today with those two winning the hills but GC took the sprint.

Hill 1 – Joe D.
The Castle – Clint
Hill 3 – Joe D.
Hill 4 – Joe D.
Hill 5 – Clint
Sprint – GC

Hoss missed the shot but boy it was close.

May 9, 2014

New Kits out this morning!!  Looked frickin awesome as we all rode out today.  Brian from V7 was out taking photo’s of the new kits.  Can we say that the paparizzi where after us in our new kits??? A group of about 8 broke away on the way back and Justin cleaned our clocks on the sprint.

Hill 1 – Joe D.
The Castle – Justin
Hill 3 – Durrant
Hill 4 – Joe D.
Hill 5 – Clint
Sprint – Justin

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