Friday, May 20, 2005

further on spring ride attendence

now Aiden's in. good thing Dave reserved four sites... really, the most critical part of the event now is determining where we will source the dogs for Saturday's dogfest.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

another attendee at the spring ride

Luke confirmed his presence at the spring ride. This is turning into a very nice gathering. Now we need the weather to co-operate.

Future meetings

Just a quick note to confirm our future meetings.... I haven't heard that anyone showed at the clubhouse this past Tuesday, but perhaps it happened...

at any rate... if you want to touch base with the FGBC in person, there will be fairly regular gatherings at the Cambridge, Monday evenings, after the ultimate games. I suspect this will continue for the duration of the ultimate season. After that, it's back to the regular clubhouse Tuesday nights.

Saturday Morning Ride

Dr Hubie and I are going for an early Saturday morning ride (May 14) to Lockport and back. Meet in front of the Manitoba Leg @ 6:10 (leaving promptly @6:15). I know it is early...but this is so we can accomodate family schedules.


Questions???? -> / 489-0931

Monday, May 09, 2005

Manitoba Cup #2 Race Report

Racing season is under way. Actually, it began a few weeks back, but yesterday was the first time out for me. Discovered that playing Hummelt hockey once a week and riding to work and back is not enough. Felt like shit for most of the race, made lots of dumb decisions, etc. But somehow managed to chug away to a 3rd place finish, which was a pleasant surprise. The course was fast, but slippery. Ended up in the trees just once, and almost got taken down by a fellow Tinker Creek rider. But all in all managed to escape relatively unscathed. 30+ Sport is a big group this year, and a genuine sport class, so it should be a fun summer.

Hal took 3rd place in his category, and Unger nearly took down a tree. But I'll let them speak for themselves.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

dog fest may 3

super deluxe! good weather. good turnout. good dogs.

nice to add Bergen and Hal to the "confirmed" list for the spring event. Juan Eppstein will reserve us a fourth site.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Giro d'Italia

The first of this years grand tours, the Giro d'Italia, begins on Saturday. Floyd is focusing on the Tour this year, and so will not be taking part. But two Canadians, both with Discovery Channel, will be riding--Michael Barry and Ryder Hesjedal.

Turned the IRO into a fixed gear over the weekend. Have come close to getting bucked off a few times, but it's starting to get more comfortable. Stange how it rides a little differently. My legs hurt in places they don't normally hurt because they are now my brakes.