Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Carrie has Crushed

Third place at TR3.  Amazing.

Carrie Edwards grabbed fourth on stage three to confirm third place in the overall standings, holding off a hard-charging Heidi Volpe

Totally bad ass.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

More crushin' by Carrie

After Stage 2 of 3 of the TR3 stage race, Carrie's clawed her way up to 3rd place. Awesome.

Looks like 2nd place is within reach, too. Go Carrie!

Monday, August 9, 2010

A successful Sunday

Yesterday marked the kickoff of the Transrockies Challenge stage race, as well as its little sister, the TR3.  Our own Carrie Edwards is racing the TR3, and turned in a more-than-respectable 5th in the opening day's time trial, garnering her first UCI points!

Congratulations Carrie! 

Yesterday was also the annual Howell Mountain Challenge in Angwin, run by the same folks who put on the Napa Valley Dirt Classic. Perhaps because the latter race was such a tough event this year (pouring rain, biting cold), the turnout for Howell Mountain was somewhat thin. Only two Moonies, Chris K and myself, turned out for the race.

Chris was doing the race for the first time, and turned in a respectable 5th in his division. I took advantage of Carrie being out of town and borrowed her fancy titanium singlespeed, and managed a repeat of last year's 3rd in the Sport Single Speed class.

I realized that I've now raced 6 different bikes this mountain bike season. Perhaps it's not surprising that I've only had one race with truly dialed-in equipment.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Epic Stupidity

While we Moonies have typically refrained from political commentary here on our blog, recent developments in the Denver gubernatorial primary have forced my hand.

Behold quantum stupidity from the tea party candidate that simultaneously exists in an uncollapsed state that will make you both laugh and cry.

Yeah sure, on the surface cycling looks like a great way to get exercise, reduce emissions, ease congestion and more importantly, have fun, but NO!!11!1!  Below the candy coating lies a liquid center of caramel like evil - an insidious plot to erase our American freedoms and kow-tow to the despots at the UN!

In future UN controlled America, bicycle rides you!