01 October 2008

Weekly Roundup October 01, 2008

Crazy, that is the only way I could think of to describe it. I can't get over the fact that I have been at it, officially, a year today! That's right, October 1, 2007 was the official launch of Cycling Phun. It's been quite cool, really. I will have more on the first birthday of the official launch tomorrow. Come back tomorrow for the reading, stay for the festivities and give-aways. But for now back to business.

So I spent an entire week somewhere between the joy of riding to work, and the anticipation of riding the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath this past Sunday. The ride was well worth it. I took the time to get there ├╝ber early to get an interval ride in and while in the unusually cold temps it was painful, it was also well worth it. There is talk about starting up lunch runs during autumn at work, I could only hope this comes true. I think Sunday lit a spark under some butts to get out and pedal! Anyway, without further adieu, I give you the Weekly Roundup!

50K Loop NS: Bluenoser has officially gone and done it. He’s decided that Somethings Wrong… What, you may ask is his answer? To go completely outside of his mind! No, not really. Rather it is something that I long to someday, hopefully soon, have the time to accomplish myself. Fab his own frame! Best wishes on the frame build, Bluenoser. Hopefully Harp, Ron, and I (and maybe more) will get out there and have a chance to hop on and try the bike out ourselves.

Cozy Beehive: Ron resurrected a thought that I had written on a while back on, what I like to call, The Doily Bike. I personally think I blocked out my story out of my mind, on account I wanted to forget about the bike. Alas, Ron has resurrected the story of, what HE calls and I’ve heard called before, The Cheese Grater. That’s right, he’s once again looking from an engineering standpoint at The Delta7Iso Truss Bike Still Falling Short. Ahhhh, this bike may never go away.

Competitive Cycling: Groover had a nice little story to share of her training in Australia. Ahh, Australia… Another place I’d love to visit. I should post about where I want to visit and why someday, er, week. Whatever. Groover was On Top Of The World, explaining her journeys down under. I think it had to do with the coffee, the elixir of the Gods. Some great photos on her blog too!

Harp Rider: I was over at Harps place, and noticed that he posted the Manawa MTB Mayhem Race Report. Sounds, and looks like it was a fun as heck ride, congratulations on the third place! Yeah, I bet you’ll take it! Finishing top three is always slick.

Fat Cyclist: Finally file this one under “Holy Crap!” Fat Cyclist in cooperation with Brad Stratton, who hooked a an AMAZING opportunity with, Ciclismo Classico is having what might be the coolest contest EVER! Fatty is giving away a chance to Fight Cancer, Win A Cycling Trip To Italy! No sh__!! I’m not a hundred percent sure, but I think this might be the coolest contest I’ve ever seen. Partly because it involves cycling, partly because it involves Italy, and mainly because they are going to raise some CRAZY bank for the Lance Armstrong Foundation to fight cancer. Fatty… You, Brad, and Ciclismo Classico rule!

That’s all for now. If it stops raining in the next few days I need to get out and ride, I suggest you do the same. As usual, I’m the Phun Cyclist, you stay classy Cleveland.


Bluenoser said...

I'm so in there. I'm winning the Italy thing.
Mark my words... That's a Nova Scotia heebie geebie on everyone else.

-B again

one of many said...
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Cycling Phun said...

Now it's either Italy or Tour de France, your choice.

Groover said...

Thanks Phun for your kind mention. I'm flattered. Let us know when you want to come to these shores. Would love to show you around. :-)

Ron said...

I couldn't back off. As expected, there were resin failures on some of the cheesegraters at Interbike.