Sunday, May 26, 2024

Spring Ride 2024


Monday, February 13, 2023

Winter Taproom Tour 2 - Saturday February 18, 2023


Who could forget some of the highlights of previous such tours. Guess which one is the original and which is AI.

Route TBD, but will include a stop at Trans Canada Brewing Co for some pizza.

When: Saturday, February 18, 11:00 AM
Where: Meet at Harrison’s at The Forks (the establishment formerly known as Espresso Junction)

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Cousin Thomas funeral livestream

Hi all, the stream will be here, or a link to its location.
The archive will sit here for as long as we can take it. May get the words of tribute from the pizza lunch up here too, but not for a while.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Rider down. In memory of Cousin Thomas. Faithful club member from 2009 to last week.

CT enjoyed his last spring ride a couple weeks ago. Send me pics if you have them. Here are just a couple gleaned from this very archive of good times. Won't be the same without him.
Spring Ride 2014

Halloween at the Camp 2011

First race: MennoCross 2009. Before he even had the sweetest jersey in the world.

Team White Russians at Falcon 24hr.
at CX worlds

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Studio CX 2017 - The Tarentino Bloodbath - results and report

The results one can plainly see here, in this careful chart. So, that was sarcasm, friends. This is a highly nuanced archival piece that took multiple skilled interpreters quite some time to decipher.

Long time readers might recognize a few ad hoc categories by hopeful racers... like "BEERS". Well, it's obvious everyone had "BEERS" (do we have to yell about it?), but really, only a few thought they would publicly share how few they had...

Further clarification might be warranted for the LBJG lap/s. A new brew pub has opened, The Little Brown Jug, near our fine race venue. They've been open for about three months, and still have one (1) beer available. It was a decent Belgian with the name of 1919, but it would be nice if they would have had at least two (2) options available. Some did two LBJG laps, while another, equally strong contingent did the Smoke's Poutine lap, and a LBJG lap. In a surprise turn, a number of formerly stalwart racers DNF'd the Smokes lap. Their names will be kept in confidence, as this has the ability to affect life and work in the future.

So, the overall recap reads thus:
Bloodbath, media lap, bloodbath, poutine/LBJG, more bloodbath, piled a lot of shit on Olli then banged drums and he still didn't wake, BigL, bloodbath, breakfast lap.

Overall Results:
(again, don't be surprised if you failed to follow from the chart, there's a lot of ins; a lot of outs on this one, including some very bad lying... and while on this sidebar, can this secretary become personal, and ponder on G's performance? A stellar effort all around, only to be sidelined by what some argue is a technicality (to be countered by references to Vietnam and rules): after years of experience on the tour, the man brought no chips. None. Call it oversight, call it poor planning, call it maybe he had to pack his crap on his own without his good spouse to oversee, but it's a disappointment for certain. Also, more broadly, the DNFs ruled the day, in a bad way as you'll see.)

1 (tie). Energizer - 10 laps
1 (tie). The Secretary - 10 laps
2. Impaler - 9 laps
3. KK - 1 lap

Mike G
Olli (see the piling on Instagram)
Graham (the lesser)
Cousin Thomas
The Hipster
Howden (although the chicken was appreciated)
The Cycle Chick (the picture with the wine and missing teeth was a race highlight)
The Giant
The Awesome One

The President

Huge thanks once again to JP for the fine hosting.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

24hrs of Tarantino/Studio Cross - February 18-19

Yes, this is happening. JP will host us again.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Spring Ride -the countdown is fixed - destination unkown

Despite the countdown having been set to the wrong date for the last, oh, year (it is now correct)... there has been an unprecidented level of agreement on date. Some years, it has taken months of intense meeting and back room deals to iron out the date, that has theoretically been the same for over a decade.

So, here we have an agreed upon date, and our trails are on fire.

Vigorous debate is now ensuing on location. We haven't had a good location argument since around 2004.