Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Best Cities for Biking

just some stuff to check out...



Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bike PROM Tonight!!!

The Happy Rickshaw World HQ is hot and ready for Bike Prom tonight, 9pm to 2am.
The weatherman is calling for temperatures in the 70's, with increasingly chilled beverages throughout the night, and a 100% chance of sweating on the dance floor.
Yes people, the party is indoors and heated, so you can take that slinky dress off the hanger tonight.
Bring CASH for donations at the bar. We've got Starr Hill, wine, and margaritas on the ready.
We have sequestered DJ Western Front in a dark room where he's been meditating and channeling his chi towards tonight's transcendental dance rager.
There's so much love in this town.
See you tonight,
Happy Rickshaw
Directions from the Corner: 201 Elliott Ave., Charlottesville, VA 22902
· Go down West Main St. until you hit Ridge Rd. (head Downtown)
· @ light, go RIGHT on Ridge Rd.
· @ 2nd light, make LEFT onto Elliott Ave.
· Take next LEFT (Warehouse is far corner of 1st & Elliott)
· Look for flames, lights, or listen for bass.

Monday, November 17, 2008

November Week 2

Bob: 45.6
Butch: 30.1
Frank: 32.5
Mallfellow: 211.5

Friday, November 14, 2008

Week 1 - 2 Submissions...

Butch 30.1
Bob 23

Monday, November 10, 2008

Get those miles in...

I've only seen two people post up their miles for last week.  Get them in today and I'll update later.


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Oh yeah--

Congrats to Bridge for 6th place.  I don't know how Kyle did, but it's easy to assume he did some spankin'.

I Am Toast.

Got to ride the Urban Cross Race, or whatever it's called, put on by Bluewheel at the IX Building.  Great weather, cool people everywhere, some bikes I actually liked- not just nerdy space-ship looking things.  The course was the brainchild of Scott Paisley, totally killer and with a couple of added features that made for good grunting, cursing and wiping out: the "Stairway to Heaven'', which was a set of about 12 or 15 steps built into to face of the hill, and the "Litter Box"- a sand trap long, deep and wide enough to take down plenty of riders to the delight of picturetakers and supporters who sensed the comedic potential.  This was a fun course.
I actually started in one race and flatted out before I even made the first lap.  Bridge and Kyle were there like an instant pit crew and had me rolling again.  I made it a whole 3/4 of a lap and got a pinch flat.  Doh.  So, I was out of this one.
I went inside to get a tube to make the ride home and was told that I could enter the Master's 35-45 age group.  Sweet!  So, Bridge provided another tube, and I got rolling again, amused that aging had paid off again.
Of course, the age of this group did nothing to stop them from whipping my ass-  I was 23rd out of 37.  But I was satisfied with my performance, considering it was my first cross race in 6 yrs.  I never pushed my bike uphill, all my mounts and dismounts were clean (no stutter steps) and I never went down in the sandpit.  Then I had a PBR with Cholula sauce, and I burrito from Aqui Es Mexico.  A good day of bike fun and positive attitudes.  I am wasted tired.  

Big thanks to Kyle and Bridge for the pit support and cheering, and my house mates Christopher, Grace, River and Holden for showing up and staying through both races.  And getting me a burrito.

Hmm...since it's the only thing in the fridge beer related, I wonder how Country Club will do with some Tobasco?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

October Results 2870.2 Miles!

Here they are folks.  First of all, give yourselves a huge pat on the back for the total mileage tallied in October.  

For November's points you will only have to submit your miles once a week.  We'll cut the fat and just base it on mileage.  Long commutes, short commutes, heavy commutes, wet commutes...it doesn't matter.  Submit your mileage by Sunday evening and we'll have the running count on Monday.  

Use the same survey link and if anyone else wants in...just post a comment here.

Nice work folks...any thoughts on a total goal for November?

October Results Coming Soon

Make sure you get all of your October mileage in by this evening.  I'll tally the final results and post them tonight.

Also, hold off on submitting any November miles until I post the October results and reset the survey.  For November we'll just keep it simple and tally miles.