Thursday, August 10, 2006

Muddy Waters; TC at TR

The annual Muddy Waters ride takes place this Sunday. Big ass road ride through Lockport, BHP, etc. 60k, 100k, and 160k options. Something for everybody. I'm planning to do 160 and will likely ride to the start and back home as well. Would be nice to see some other FGBC folks there. Hal, are you up for riding it fixed? Registration between 7:00 and 7:30 am. More information available here.

James and Johnny Friesen (aka Tinker Creek Farm Team) are doing the Trans Rockies race this week. After the 4th of 7 stages, they sit in 50th out of 76 teams left in the competitive open men's division (90 teams started), 12 hours back of the leaders. Not even a hopped up Floyd Landis could take back that amount of time. But hopefully they can rise up a few places over the final 3 stages. The race for the overall lead is tighter than ever this year, with only 8 seconds separating 1st and 2nd and another team only 3:15 back.

Check out their report on how things have gone so far. I think a few numbers got inflated somewhere along the line (e.g., 20,000 m of climbing and descending over 109km??), but it gives you a good sense of the race. Clearly not an event for Johnny G, since it's possible to get lost and ride extra miles. Follow their progress through the rest of the race here.

Finally, be sure to take a look at this narrated slideshow of the Tour. Reminds me why I love this sport.

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