Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday Shorts 7/22

Is the TdF over? Are the Pyrenees harder then the Alps? Tejay podium? Here's what Robert Millar says, "The typical question I used to get asked at the Tour was which are harder the Alps or Pyrenees? and I always said which ever came second because for me that was more important." It only takes one bad day according to Richie Porte. 6 days to go! To suggest that The Shark's (potential) victory is somehow diminished because Froome and Contador crashed out is hogwash.

70 reasons to shave your legs...

2014 Arkansas State Road Race Championship (click flyer below for details) The proceeds are going to the Laura Wooldridge Memorial Fund. From Brad of the HealthSouth Racing Team. "In light of the recent, tragic loss of an inspirational cyclist this past weekend we will be giving all proceeds from the Arkansas State Road Race to the Laura Wooldridge Memorial Fund. The memorial fund will be used to help support and improve on cycling infrastructure and Women's and children's cycling initiatives throughout central Arkansas. Laura was a big inspiration to many cyclists. It is the goal of the Laura Wooldridge Memorial Fund that this inspiration can continue.

To find out a bit more info about who Laura was you can read this great tribute to her on the Arkansas Outside website: http://www.arkansasoutside.com/we-lost-a-hero/

Also, Central Arkansas Velo (CARVE) is organizing a memorial ride and service for Laura this coming Thursday. More info regarding it can be found on their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Arkansas-Velo-CARVE/189839401030919

If anyone would like more info regarding the Memorial Fund you can contact Scott Penrod, VP of CARVE, at spenrod@team-carve.com

Donations will also be accepted at registration as well. Thank you for your support."

520 Bikes to Fayetteville Public Schools 
The BCO needs your help to get them assembled. Click here to find out what they are up to and how to help out. Good stuff!

Cycling Apparel Donation Drive
Ended. Thanks to all those who contributed. 3 full (bike) boxes of gear. Awesome!

Group Rides

Good Bikes ride. Leaving @ 6:30 from Good Bikes (on MLK across from Lowe's). It is intended to be a recovery pace, no-drop, skills-building/technique ride. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by University of Arkansas Cycling & Good Bikes. Click here for details.

Tuesday Night Worlds
Leaves @ 5:30 from TBR or @ 6 from Brits & Turks. Get ya some!

Summer Crit Series
Evans Events is putting on a summer crit series every Wednesday starting June 18th-Aug. 27th in Rogers. Local crits are a great way to get your feet wet if you are a first time racer. For the experienced it's about building/sharpening race fitness. Click here for more information.

Athlete Forward/The Bike Route beginner ride. Leaving @ 6:00 from Owl Creek Middle School. Pace easy-moderate. No rider left behind.

The Highroller Cyclery ride. Leaving @ 6:15 from Baum Stadium. Usually about 30 miles or so. Click here to find ride details.

Ride fast & be safe, 


jonjohn said...

I'm convinced, but if you're *really* serious about aerobenefits, you'll shave all exposed skin. (Think forearms and head below the helmet.) Also, at least one expert (Mike Burrows) recommends leaving two 1 cm strips of hair on each leg at the front edge, to ensure attached flow.

Robin G said...

Ha! I wish they would have tested arm hair. Not sure I can go that far. Maybe we should just wear super thin arm warmers (coolers).

Unknown said...

If I shave my legs, I would need to break up with my girlfriend.

Robin G said...

70 seconds or relationship. Hmmm this is a difficult decision.

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