Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday Shorts 7/29

Well...I survived another Grand Tour. I'd like to thank my coach for helping me prepare. My computer, cyclingfans.com and wi-fi for staying consistent. My boss for allowing me to listen to it in the background at work. Also for lengthy discussions each day about the previous stage. A special thanks to my wife for acting interested. Remembering key names and asking me what happened everyday. I am exhausted. "So what will you do now?" you ask. I plan to go on holiday, probably a beach somewhere with no TV, internet access or cycling coverage of any form or fashion. I'll probably read a book, eat lots of cheeseburgers and drink some beer. Put on a few kilos. That is what my coach recommended if I want to be good for the Vuelta a Espana...Horner!  

Is this why the beard seems to be popular in the PRO peloton in 2014?

Is this the new July? Is the globe getting warmer? Probably. Let's just call it another gift. 

Group Rides. Get out there folks!


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. See Good Bikes or Arkansas Cycling on Facebook for more info.


Tuesday Night World Championships leaving @ 5:30 from The Bike Route or @ 6 from Brits & Turks. Pace brutal. This is a 'try and drop you' kinda ride. Route TBD.

Bellview Elementary
-Leaving @ 5:45 B group (average speed 17-19). Intermediate pace, plenty of of regroups.
-Leaving @ 6:00 A group (average speed 19-21). Fast pace, with a couple regroups.


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.

Highroller Cyclery ride. Leaves @ 6:15 from Baum Stadium. Route TBD. About 30 miles or so. No drop. Check their Facebook page each week for details.

BCO bike build. If you were looking for another opportunity to help with getting bikes in the Fayetteville Public Schools– here is your chance! The Cannondale bikes from The Bike Route arrived today for Ramay, Woodland, and FHS! This Thursday, July 31, from 5 pm to 8 pm we will be at Fayetteville High School in the Agri Bay unboxing and beginning the assembly of these 90 bikes. If you have a few minutes to volunteer – please join us! The location is across from FPS Administration in the Engineering and Agri Area in the New Building (Parking lot off of Bulldog Blvd).

Bellview Elementary
-Leaving @ 5:45 B group (average speed 17-19). Intermediate pace, plenty of regroups.
-Leaving @ 6:00 A group (average speed 19-21). Fast pace, with a couple regroups.

Ride fast & be safe, 


jonjohn said...

Thank god. After my vertiginous nightmare resulting from the leg shaving incident, I don't think I could survive removing the beard.

Robin G said...

I figured you needed some good news. Can't wait to see these things. The aero Jon.

Johnny Law said...

I'm still in disbelief that you could get what he got from shaving your legs. I guess crazier things have happened. I just can't think of any right now