Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Why I <3 my LBS ...

Bikesmiths is now stocking R.E.Load bags ! I saw their collection of goodies, which ranged from top tube pads, hip bags from Bea Lake, backpacks, and medium to large classic messenger bags.
Go by (buy) their shop today and get one before they're all gone ! I think they will consistently be going through stock on these bags since they are the ONLY local carrier !

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Amendment to STAGE 4

Hello everyone. The meet time and place for STAGE 4 has changed.

Meet at midnight @ Pan Am Plaza for the race this Friday. I guess that technically makes this a Halloween race !

Monday, October 26, 2009


Mark was blessing his saddle with magic dust and spells -- how he gets most of his riding power!

Thomas showing off his new boots with the fur --

Hannah disapproves ...

So does Shawn !

STAGE 3 - pictures

Posin' with his prize - a brand new TURBO !!! Way to go Mark !!! :)

Tallying up the times and points. Thanks, Hannah !!!

Group photo !

Shawn's Kinfolk !!! This frame is awesome !

Pimp the G-ride ! With custom wheelie wheels !

No bodies in the trunk though !

Jake makin' use of his custom undies from the win at 0-> [ ] !

STAGE 3 -- results

Mark was the winner of STAGE 3, thus winning the TURBO saddle ! It was a hilly race, and everyone had a good time. Here are the results:

STAGE 3 Sprint Points:
Mark 4 points
Jake 3 points
Shawn 2 points
Richard 1 point

OVERALL Sprint points:
Mark 8 points
Richard 8 points
Jake 3 points
Charlie 3 points
Shawn 2 points
Doug 2 points
Sam 1 point

The climb race was decided at STAGE 3 I beat Shawn over the last hill, clinching the points to take the win !
The Sprint leader will be decided with the STAGE 5 Sprint Race on November 13th in Indy...more on that later though.

Here are the overall times for everyone:

Kevin - 4 hours 2 minutes 13 seconds
Brian - 3 hours 59 minutes 13 seconds
Charlie - 3 hours 56 minutes 9 seconds
Ben - 3 hours 53 minutes 16 seconds
Shawn - 3 hours 52 minutes 6 seconds
Jake - 3 hours 51 minutes 14 seconds
Mark - 3 hours 40 minutes 28 seconds
Richard - 3 hours 32 minutes 44 seconds

I'm glad the times have gotten closer together. It will make the next Stage ( the night race in Indy this Friday ) a very interesting one ! I will make a separate post about that later though.
Thanks to everyone who raced ! We really appreciate everyone's support of the Tour !!

Friday, October 23, 2009


HERE is the map for STAGE 3 of the Tour !!!
Remember: registration starts at 10 am @ 505 south maple and is 5 dollars. The race will start at 11 am. There are 4 hills points sections for the race. It's a hilly route, but it also has some really scenic parts -- keep your head up ! We'll see you Sunday !

winner of this stage gets a Selle Italia TURBO saddle !

Sunday, October 18, 2009

STAGE 2 ( Time Trial ) -- The Evidence

A little bit rainy, a lotta bit fun ! Thank you to Joe's Cycles for letting us start and stop and stay warm and dry at the shop !! And a big THANK YOU to Cody for taking the photos !!

Givin' it a think

Jake was the winner of the O->[ ] race. I'm glad he's making use of his wheelset ! : ) Good job on the TT, Jake !

Fashionable AND functional . . . just like Shawn !

Work CAN be fun !

My glasses look dayglow. . . keepin me chipper on rainy days.

Ren givin' Mark some extra motivation, which must have worked because . . .

Mark won the TT and won some warm things from SURLY !!! A pair of wool socks and a cap to keep his tootsies and headsies toasties !

Bromance !

STAGE 2 ( Time Trial ) -- The Results !


Kevin: 40 minutes 58 seconds
Brian: 37 minutes 58 seconds
Charlie: 34 minutes 54 seconds
Richard: 32 minutes 29 seconds
Ben: 32 minutes 1 second
Jake: 31 minutes 57 seconds
Shawn: 31 minutes 12 seconds
Mark: 30 minutes 28 seconds


Kevin: 2 hours 41 minues 58 seconds
Brian: 2 hours 38 minutes 58 seconds
Charlie: 2 hours 35 minutes 54 seconds
Ben: 2 hours 33 minutes 1 second
Jake: 2 hours 32 minutes 57 seconds
Shawn: 2 hours 32 minutes 12 seconds
Mark: 2 hours 31 minutes 28 seconds
Richard: 2 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds

Thank you to the riders who came out and raced the TT !!!!! It was a fun time despite the cold. I will make a separate post for the pictures.

Don't forget -- STAGE 3 is Sunday, October 25th in Bloomington. Winner of the stage gets a brand spankin' new Turbo saddle, so come out and ride hard !

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Le Tour de Franzia -- new flier/STAGE dates

Thanks to Mike Ley for getting this to me ! Look at all those sponsors ! Plus a couple extras from BRA as well.

Don't forget !!!! Time trial in Indy this Friday ! Meet at Joe's Cycles @ 4 for registration (5 dollars). Race starts at 5 PM. We'll see you there !

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bum Shuf 09 -- The Results !

Aside from Mike getting a fly-by from Hannah's bird finger THIS picture of Dan ^^^ is my favorite of the evening !

I just liked Aaron's sweatshirt, what can I say ?

Some random people came by. Some meaning like 30. Came by meaning stayed till the Colt was GONE! And among them this guy^^^^^^^
Just hangin' out ... not really ... he stayed that way.

Dude, is your hurrr not all thurrr ?

Yep !

Here are the Bum Shuffle prize winners:

1st overall - Tom Gohagan
2nd - Phil Boydelatour
3rd - Andy Brannini
4th - Joe Scarbro
5th - Trenton Brulport

1st girls - Hannah Caproon
2nd - Shannon Byers (first race ever!)
3rd - Ryann

1st out of town - Nick Chenoweitz (Dayton)
2nd out of town - Richard Bate (Bloomington)

DFL - Kim Corbin and Dana (Dayton)

best ever - some young kid who bought aluminum cans from a bum

Thanks Aaron for putting me up for the weekend. Hannah and myself will be seeing you in December to redeem our tattoo coupon from The Artful Dodger !

Bum Shuf 09 - The Pics !!

This was my view when I arrived at Aaron's house Friday night.

Dude just showed up ...

Hannah is about to love life !

Quite a few Manifests were turned in ... mine is in there somewhere.

The Dude Locker was host to the afterparty.

Maika playin' some sweet tunes throughout the evening.

This was a pretty swell place for an after party methinks.

Showin' some love...

Cripple-crank racin' !

Hannah showing her appreciation to Mike

big THANKS !

To SEAGULL BAGS for sponsoring the Tour !!!!!! Get excited everyone ! ... and race really, really hard !

Saw this on I am Bryan ...

Coming up .... Monster Mash alleycat! Sat, Oct 31st. Info on Mike Pike's site Unabridgededition . Go out and race !!! Don't be a Hallowienie !!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

IN the works ...

BRA is working with local artists to create some t-shirt designs. Themes will include pentagrams, upside down crosses, our new logo, and trashy trailer park folk.
Everything is in process now and we are planning to have shirts available before the new year.

In other news, BRA has been asked to sponsor our first race !! More on that very soon, so keep checking back !!!

Thanks !

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

THANKS !!!!!!

To OUTLIER and to PANTHER BY HAND for sponsoring the Tour !! There are still a couple possible sponsors out there, so this should be an excellent podium.