Monday, December 29, 2008

weekend ride report!

Saturday Lynn, Wild Bill, Frate and myself headed out to Big River for a 'cross bike ride in the rain. I think everyone except Lynn was thinking twice about starting a ride in the rain. Frate was riding a demo Santa Cruz stigmata, a super bad ass 18lb 'cross bike. The rain stopped once we warmed up and the conditions were perfect, sluhsy snow, frozen leaves and mud! We rode for almost three hrs. followed up with beer and pizza, a blast was had by all accounts!

Sunday, Frate, Mtb. Dee and myself met up at Lincoln woods for a T shirt and shorts ride (60 degrees!). I rode my 'cross bike, which was a bit of a mistake, the slippery conditions, technical nature of the trails and my lack of ability all conspired against me. I had a great time watching Fr8 and Dee drop off ledges and jump stuff, these guys can ride! Fr8 put the frosting on the cake, so to speak, with an endo into the mud! Bravo! Well done Sir!

We had a most excellent weekend!

Note: the above pic was lifted from D's blog, check it out for more pics.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Team Sam. is happy to welcome "Wild" Bill Doonan into the M1 racing fold. For those who don't know Bill, he is a perennial good guy, whose positive attitude is infectious.
Check out his new blog!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays and Stuff and Junk

Well it's here, the dreaded Holiday season. It's the time of year to get fat and spend what little money we have left over after bicycle racing. But the truth be told, we here at Team Sam H.Q. are suckers for the the holidays. It was a year ago that Lynn, Lyons and I decided to adopt Jay from the Lincoln dog track. We had a warm loving home to enjoy during the the holidays and we decided that it would be nice to share it with another greyhound in need. This year we cannot responsibly adopt another, we simply do not have the means. So if you resuced an animal in need this year, cheers to you! If you're contemplating adopting, NOW is the time to do it!

To all our friends and family, we hope that you survive the holiday season and have some fun along the way!

Love Lynn, Mike, Lyons and Jay

Monday, December 15, 2008

weekend ride report....

Bike riding was fun again this weekend! Lynn,m-effer and Fr8 went to Vietnam on Saturday and had a blast for two plus hrs in the freezing cold! Lynn was able to demo a Felt compulsion squishy bike, the verdict you ask? "It's nice, it took me a while to get used to it, I still prefer a hard tail." While Lynn was Huck'n Gnarr with the big boys, I was rolling on my road bike with Wild Bill and the infamous Joe S. We headed out in into ct. on 49. This is one of our favorite scenic rides. Yes, it was cold and windy, yes we went slow, Of course, we ate pizza and drank beer after. Sunday am, Lynn had to work, so Noah J. of and i headed to The Nemba fun ride in Lincoln Woods. We met up with Wild Bill, Bad brad, Fr8, Chris F and had a blast carving up the frozen woods. We did two loops in the bright sunshine, the weather was perfect. I love bike racing but, a fun day in the woods with your friends goofing around on bikes is so fun! Bonus, after the ride we were greeted with hot chili, Stacy even made veggie chili for us animal huggers! Much thanks to the distinguished Mr. Mt Dee, great job!

Tuesday 12/16/2008 is our wedding anniversary,Lynn was able to hang on for another year, Woohoo!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Last race report of 2008!

Lynn competed in her her final race of the 2008 season with solid mid pack finish on Sunday at the NBX Grand Prix. She was excited to wake and find that it's was snowing, as condition worsen the fun quotient goes up. The nastier the better, it's all about the skills, so with 45 psi in her tires Lynn warmed up with team boss Murat. At the start of the race she got a great hole shot, 4Th into the woods, her sprinting has improved drastically this year. She lost ground in the long deep arduous beach runs. I was happy she finished the race, healthy with a big smiley dirt speckled grin!

Team Sam is looking forward to a full '09 season, with a few surprises, Track racing? BMX racing? Dual slalom? 24hr solo mtb? Down hill? Unicycle trials?