Well its about damn time

Hello, and no we have not dropped off the face of the earth, It has been a while since any of us posted but hey, with all that has been going on things get kinda crazy.

First the in more recent events Randy and Sarah were recently in the topographically homogenized land of Iowa where they participated in the Living History Farms Cross Country Race I Urbandale, IA where results ensued.

Secondly while attending a post Turkey Day gathering involving spicy foods and beverages of a refreshing nature hosted by our friend Joe (aka The Great Pumpkin) I found out I did not perform as poorly as I thought at the Dave Panella Memorial Cyclocross Race on a golf course in Binghamton. It turns out that I finished in the top 75% of riders despite basically taking two weeks off from riding and having a completely numbed hand through all but the first two laps (yeah and I was feeling pretty worked after the first half lap). After checking the results to get rid of the last of my disbelief I can now stop hanging my head in shame and just remember that it is more fun to race if there isn’t that much time taken off.

Thirdly, the Fuel hockey team plays in the men’s league at the Lysander-Radisson Ice Arena / Baldwinsville YMCA (same place I just don’t know what their real name is, the place is kinda like the artist formerly and allegedly known as Prince) every Sunday. Due to some mixed results in the beginning of the season we sure could use some loud and borderline offensive fans to yell about flaws in the game or whatever… but aside from this there may be guest appearances from Randy Hadzor seeing as about a quarter of the team has been out with injuries and sicknesses. I will post the schedule as soon as it is not shrouded in secrecy involving last minute text messages.

Fourthly, this winter has loads of potential for events, tomfoolery and excitement who knows what activities will occur but you can be sure it will be wicked awesome.

OK go do things.

Ellison CX recap

This past weekend involved some pretty good showings on the part of BTB with Randy exploring the world of multiple geared Bicycles and coming in a solid 23rd out of a field of 71. Wes brought up the rear of the upper 75% of the field at around 51st.

The course offered some excellent downhill bombing in addition to some burbles in the ground that could have and may have made some very good launch points, in addition the pavement sections provided some nice recovery periods, and there was also a switchback climb up a climb that felt alot more difficult than it looked capped with a slippery run-up.
Over all a really fun course and we are likely competing in the entire Rochester series next year.

On a slightly more disturbing note we have had to place prospective member Daniel Fitzgibbons on double secret probation for a decidedly uncool no-call no-show, please feel free to heckle and ring cowbells as he goes about his day-to-day life, at least until the sanctions have been removed.

Saratoga Cyclocross Races

This past weekend was pretty awesome. A bit exhausting… as we made that short almost 3 hr drive over to Saratoga to ride some bicycles.

Never have I broken so many bicycle wheels in such short time… I hear they call it ‘tacoing’ as when the wheel no longer rotates straight but wiggles its entire way around. Thanks to the dude who trued my rear wheel between races! I have observed your ways and I will soon be repairing the front in the same manner.
the michelin man attacks the mud
Anyhow. It was a blast check out the Results on the side, Riding for BTB was Daniel Fitzgibbons, Wes Hadzor, and my new hurried alias ‘Randy Hadzer’ that’s what happens when fitz sleeps in and you have negative 3 minutes to register for the race.

any how, it was a blast and i googled the race looking for pictures and found :
Some pictures on a blog!

Check out that blog link to see pictures, there are some good falls at the steep down hill hard right turn spot… and one of eric making his own path, and one of me suitcasing like the michelin man.

Work hard, have fun!