Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Saturday Ride 11/23

Three Happy Cows Team Ride

First team ride of the winter training season. New sponsors, new members and new equipment on tap. Even the cold temps couldn't stop us from enjoying this ride. Getting together once a month to ride and break bread keeps the guys connected and builds camaraderie. I planned the route and put in as many city limit signs as possible. We had a friendly competition old heads vs young bloods. Good times.

I'm sure I will thank our sponsors a ton throughout the racing season but let this be the first. Three Happy Cows makes delicious yogurt! They are based out of Dallas, TX and we are super excited to partner with them. Check them out on Facebook and look for them on the shelves!

We all know what falling on the bike means. Broken collarbone, elbow or wrist. I've broken my collarbone three times (oddly enough not on the bike). Shoulder Center of Arkansas has us covered when it comes to shoulders and other sports related injuries. I know they would love to take care of you to! Check out the link below to see what services they provide.

Needless to say I am excited to represent these companies next year on the bike. They make it possible for someone like me to participate in this great sport. I am convinced that racing on the local/regional level is the true heart of the sport. Amateur cyclists are the life blood of the industry. It makes perfect sense for many companies to get involved with the people that actually purchase the products and services they produce.

Lean properly. New bikes have started to arrive. Thanks TBR!

Fuel for the ride. Thanks CLIF BAR!

Cold start.

White bull is a famous landmark in the NWA cycling community.

Lean properly...eerr ahhh. Yeeesss..that is a Cervelo...

Let's Eat! PCG and I had a pleasant surprise at Mezza Luna the other night. It takes a lot to get us away from downtown Fayetteville for dinner. But we had a coupon and decided to give them a try. The food was delicious and priced noticeably less then competitors. They start you off with fresh warm rosemary bread! Which on a cold night hit the spot. Give them a try, next time your wanting to avoid the parking woes and crowds of Dickson St. I know we'll be back.