Sunday, October 19, 2014

Day of the Bicycle

Perfect weather was all the talk. My teammate Michael K works for The Jones Center and was promoting a CX race along with a Bike Rodeo for kids. He partnered up with the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks. The scene was great and the suffering was all over the racers faces. PCG and I headed over to help out and cheerheckle some friends.

I thought the hill next to the wall was a cool feature.

It had a "take that hill" kind of vibe.

Or "storm the fort" kind of vibe.


Looked tough.


Ground level.


"Just another day at the beach" yelled PCG.

The Jones Center has some great programs for the family. Check'em out!

I think you can make a CX course just about anywhere. That's one of the reasons it's so interesting.

Owning that hill.

TrickDilly food truck was serving it up!


Birds eye.

Good times. Thanks to Michael K, The Jones Center, Three Happy Cows, Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks and all the volunteers who helped pull this off. 

But that's not the end of bicycles. PCG and I hooked up with friends to ride Lake Fayetteville. 



This was a fully supported ride. Complete with SAG wagon. 

These hams.

Ending at Apple Blossom Brewery and a Kessler Trail Ale of course! Folks the trail system is worth its weight in gold. So simple. Outdoors, trails & bicycles. Improving the quality of life in our cities. You can have all my tax dollars.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Saturday Ride 10/18

Can't say enough about this amazing weather. Fall is in full effect. There is something so PRO about shoe covers, vests, caps & warmers. And the look of filled jersey pockets by the end of a ride. This morning a bunch of us decided to do the Banded Suffering Charity Ride. It's a fundraiser for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Austin a junior on the HealthSouth Racing Team has Type 1. I gotta say it's really impressive managing this disease and competing in endurance sport. Kudos Austin! My buddies and I decided on the 50 miler. They had rides on up to 100 miles. The event was well run with lots of support. If you missed it this year check them out next year.

A small group started early to get some extra miles.

Coffee & pastries.

HealthSouth Racing Team.


In a mixed level ride it's important to get to the front.

Solid turnout.

Most teams represented.

Didn't take long for a smaller group to form.

The rhythm of the ride was weird early on.

Up and over Black Oak.

This is the section that is super scenic.

What a morning.

Good times.


Wheels Hot.

PCG and I have been enjoying the Yacht Club lately.

PCG went with the Autumn Harvest. Butternut squash, goat cheese, onion rings & spicy greens.


I went with the Pittsburgh. Salami, fries, egg & slaw. Let's Eat!

Natural State Sandwiches. The owners hail from San Francisco and serve up some hearty sandwiches. Check'em out!

Friday, October 17, 2014

'Tis Freitag! CLIF SHOT BLOKS Giveaway: ENDED

CONGRATS Stephen S. You win! You can pick up your prize at The Bike Route. Thanks again for following!

I woke up this morning at 5 r-e-a-d-y TO rock! Why? I am inspired by Oktober and the fall season. When I get excited I want to give something away. A big thanks to CLIF BAR for supplying some delicious energy for the 'Tis Freitag! Giveaway. I also would like to thank everyone for following, liking & sharing WHF with others. Because of you I have some exciting news to announce in two weeks time. I am super excited to be bringing on more sponsors and what I'm calling a "category upgrade." Enough already! Tell me how to enter this contest.

Well now...many of you know I like to eat. There is hardly anything better than eating a tasty meal after some outdoor adventure.
What can I win?

A box of CLIF SHOT BLOKS. I mixed the box with Margarita & Tropical Punch (two of my favorites).

How do I enter!?

Simple. Tell me what your favorite eatery is and what your favorite dish is after that epic ride, run, swim, hike, climb or whatever. I know this one is a hard one. It's okay if you have more then one. Leave a comment below to enter. For-the-win!

How do I leave a comment? 
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The Rules
The winner will be selected at random. 
The winner will be announced after 6:01:32  this afternoon.
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