15 October 2008

Weekly roundup October 15, 2008

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been a year since the first Cross My Heart And Hope To Die Willoughby Cyclocross Spectacular but it has, and the second annual CMHAHTDWCS is THIS SATURDAY! I am at a weird and hard place on this, which I’ll delve into more tomorrow. But, for now, without droning on, and without further adieu, I give you the Weekly Roundup!

50K Loop NS: Happy Thanksgiving to Bluenoser and to all or our good neighbors to the north. This week in Bluenosers 13.10.08 post he wishes everyone in Canada a Happy Thanksgiving. He also took a moment to share what I already know; Mike from Mr Smith Inc, the maker of the Jimi Wallet is one of the coolest guys, with one of the coolest products. Finally, he shared a story of his trip around NS (Nova Scotia if you’re new to Phun) with Al and the gang. I know I keep saying it, but I think you’re going to see me riding MS in ’09.
One Brazing Bastard: Is where Bluennoser is sharing his story of his first frame build up. 08.10.08 was a great post about one of his inspirations and an explanation that things will pick up once his book arrives. You have to read this, it’s a great start to what I’m sure will be a heck of an epic story.

Cozy Beehive: Ron posted a couple of really great stories this week. They started a ride South Of Chattarugus, Into Bradford, PA on the first day and wound up taking a Tour Of Bradford, PA Into Alleghany State Park, NY on the second day. These posts are great breakdowns or their rides complete with maps, elevations and pictures. I may have to stop on the way back from Nova Scotia next year.

Ray’s Racing Adventures: A little closer to home, in the Cleveland area, Ray got out and got some training in on the mountain bike. There was something he felt was odd about it, though, seemed like No Pain, Yes Gain if that makes any sense. Take a minute to read it, and it will. I have no excuse for not having met, let alone having not rode with Ray. He lives in roughly the same city for goodness sake.

Travels With A Tin Donkey: I’ve been neglecting posting about one of my tried and true favorite blogs. Sprocketboy tours big time cycling all over the world, it seems. Also, he’ll always have a special place in my heart for my beloved Muesli. That’s right, my favorite Muesli recipe came from none other that Sprocketboy! This week he gives us a peak at Keeping Fit In 2009. Coming off of Thanksgiving he put aside the pumpkin pie for some serious training. He’s all set with his trainer, a new computer, and the basement is decked out for the winter. He also has an interesting snippet from the Economist that talks about obesity and the exercise market to come in 2009. I know that one of my big fears is what I’m going to do to lose, let alone, maintain going into Thanksgiving and trough New Years.

Well, that’s about all I’ve got this week. Don't forget about cross in Cleveland this Saturday, comment or message me (via the contact me button at the upper right hand of the sidebar) if you want to do breakfast beforehand or just need more info. Also keep checking in if you think you could ride in Cleveland on the 26th. As usual, I’m the Phun Cyclist, you stay classy Cleveland.

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