Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Klubhaus gets it's due


Here's a nice piece on our Klubhaus. The FGBC was interviewed for it, but the writer tells me the sidebar we contributed to was left on the cutting room floor. Next time. Or not.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The beer is going to Ingolf

Tuesday night's agenda was important, in an annual sort of way. Some back and forth on the date of Spring Ride made it feel like the olden days... like around the turn of the millenia. In fact, this blog URL continuously references that first year, when we didn't know where we were going, some didn't have bikes, and the 'when' made our paper daytimers shake in fear (OK, I had a Palm Pilot, and I'm kind of proud of that... would still use it if they had put the phone in it right away).

At any rate, a subdued, mostly drive-in, collective, huddled at the middle table at the north end of the klubhaus... and when the topic finally came up, there was at first quiet, and then the DFL said, "just have it on the regular date, it will be easier", or something like that, and that was it. No debate, no balancing this conflict versus that... Almost like the year when location was so up-for-grabs we were almost paralyzed, and the President wrote, in the comments of this blog, "The beer is going to Ingolf", and it was done.

Now the phrase has become the call for keeping things simple, "don't fix something that's not broken" might be most analogous.

So, hey, the countdown is unchanged, the beer is going to Ingolf.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Spring Classics Pool

The 2014 FGBC Spring Classics Pool is open for business!

Same deal as usual, except there is no longer a distinction between the Adrennes guys and the rest of the riders.

The list of riders and team building options can be found here. There are no doubt plenty of people who should be there. And some who are listed who may not even race. Rankings are entirely subjective and in some cases completely random. Our subjectivities here in the Dept. of Vicarious Racing may or may not be well-honed. Take your chances.

Teams are due Saturday morning at 9am CST. Submit them by email to the Dept. of Vicarious Racing. And make sure to indicate which option you've used to build your team. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

Entry is free and open to all.

There will be no prizes.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Spring Ride Anticipation

Using basic Maths, it appears we are only FOUR (4) months to the next spring ride!

Winter is long, but do not give up hope!

Remember the good times had at last year's spring ride by checking out these photos...and what the world looks like without a blanket of snow covering everything.






Thursday, December 19, 2013

more than vaguely familiar

somehow I think we'd get on with these folk... Minneapolis isn't that far away...

All-City: Bandit Cross from Brendan Lauer on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Did Somebody Say CX Worlds?

We should really be holding a fundraiser to help get ourselves to Hoogerheide for CX Worlds. But we're a lazy bunch. So we may as well help Mike and Willem go in our place.