Monday, December 17, 2007

2008 New Years Day Ride

2008 NYDR (Updated 1/4/08)

When: 1/06/08

Where: Ballentine DMV

Well How Far: 66ish (ballpark 66.7 miles)

What Time: Roll out 10 A.M

Why: Because the Sunday after New Years most folks will be back in town from their holiday getaways and the hangovers will be history. Besides it will give everyone time to install their new bike parts in time for the ride. Please remember that this is NOT A RACE so get that ego shit out of your system before you show up. Thanks

What History: This will be something like 7th annual - Not sure I've lost count. This route will be a traditional loop around Lake Murray in a clockwise fashion. This will be a self supported ride. So plan for one stop. Stay tuned in here for more info to come. Feel free to respond.

Update 1/4/08 11:27am
Looks like the loop will be counter clockwise this year, new loop same idea. The shortest possible route without all the sketchy highway sections. Planning on hitting the station at the traffic circle around the hwy 391 & 378 area. Something like 36ish mile point. Looks like good weather for the ride.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Series Winners

Final race of the Bank of North Carolina Short Track Series comes to a close this past Saturday. At the head of their classes - Congratulations to Jamie Hyatt Expert Series Winner and Clint Harshaw Sport 40+Series Winner. This draws a close on the 2007 season for most HBW riders. Enthusiasm for the winter short track series in Charlotte has already started.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Back in Action

Rumor around the computer fire is the infamous blue socks will be dusted off and back in action for this weekends short track race. Race this week will be in the dark. Guaranteed to be a whole lot of blue on one person. Good thing it'll be in the dark.

Race 4 of Bank of NC Short Track Series Saturday (12/1). Info here, no sense needed apply within.

Update on this weekend's race - Harrell's Team finishing positions in the Sport Men 40+ Clint Harshaw took 2nd place in a tight race for the overall lead in the series. In the Expert race Jamie Hyatt takes another win on the series and Toby P finds the podium in third.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Lynch's Update

Toby and I put in some maintenance work on Lynch's Woods today. Most of the trail is clear now, but there are still some patches that need a little work. I'm headed back in tomorrow for some more touch-up and then get in a couple of loops on the Paragon.

The erosion-prone power line climb got some attention. We're working on a re-route around that that would increase the length of the climb, add a big sweeper around the rim of a natural bowl on the power line, duck back into the woods at the top of the climb and have a really fun section before joining the trail. If you're out that way, look for the flagging at the top of the climb and try it out up to the power line. Anyhow, it's going to take some time and some sweat, but we hope it will both avoid the erosion altogether and be more fun that it is right now.

We're also going to work on a bridge over the small creek crossing before the rock section. The really tough creek crossing is going to be a challenge because it needs either a curve/corner in the middle of it, or it needs to be around 20 feet long, and will probably require some support in the middle. It's definitely going to take some planning.

Interested in MTB ride

Anyone interested in a MTB ride at Harbison on Sat (11/25) in the am?

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Win #3

Congrats Jamie on win #3 in the stxc series. With 2 races remaining in the series, Jamie has a great chance of overall victory to close off an impressive season in 2008.
HBW (Monty, Jamie & Toby) grabbing the holeshot of the expert race.

Monty sets the pace for a rapid start and playing a vital role as temmate for Jamie's third win.
Jamie on his own covering the breaks late in the race.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

It's Time To RAIL - So Get On THe Horse!!!!!!!!

Just three races left and Harrell's Team rider Jamie "Jan" Hyatt is on a roll. Two WINS in two races Jan is going for number three this weekend - so get on the horse J and give 'em hell!
Plus Clint Harshaw took top spot in the Sport 40+ - Good Luck this weekend fellows!

Bank of North Carolina Short Track MTB Race Series.
Saturdays Nov. 17, Dec. 1* & 8 (* indicates a NIGHT race)

Harrell's Team Rider Jamie "Jan" Hyatt takes the top spot in the expert race.

For more info go here and support your somewhat local race series. It will be tons of fun last year.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cola, Cross and Short Track

Everybody, Anybody, Somebody. . .


Meet at Harrell's at 8:00 Saturday morning for a ride at Lynch's.
I will leave a time for Manchester on Sunday later.

I will be in town again this weekend looking for some good rides.

Does anyone know if there are any cross races in Columbia, Greenville, Charlotte area? I want to try this cross sport. I have heard it is painful and I now have the almost right machine for it. . .

Charlotte Short Track: I am wondering what kind of course this is? Can I run my slicks and 32X15 gearing to smash the field? Are there lots of roots or is is mostly rolling?

I am ready for some races!


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Urban Night Adventure

Date: Tuesday & Thursday evenings
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Food Lion Parking lot on Broad River road, close to the intersection of Greystone. Or most of the time you can find the group on the River Front paved path shortly after 6:30.

Rides can run anywhere from 1.5 - 2 hours. The ride is mostly based on pedaling and not much jumping off of city dwellings. So leave the downhill gear at home. Bring your own lights and a mtb or an urban rocket if you have one.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Cola Weekend Rides

Yo yo,

Later Edit! Rode Harbison today, nice and dry. I am taking tomorrow off and JP and I are riding Manchester @ 9:00 on Sunday morning.

I will be in town looking to ride Friday, Saturday and maybe Sunday. I am thinking early in the morning out at Manchester on Saturday. Or I could be talked into FATS if anyone else can go.

Shout out what times and places are best.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Harrisburg Short Track Racing

It that time again folks short track racing at the Harrisburg 1/2. Dates listed from the website: 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 12/01, 12/08. Rumor has it there could be two night events this year. It was loads of fun last year.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Congratulations Jamie!

Way to go Jamie! Silver-medalist at the SC/NC State Road Race Championship.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Road Racing and Mountain Rides


Lots of action in Greenville this weekend. If you are up for the activities, give me a shout. The Tomato is even going on a (gassssssssssssssssssp) road ride tomorrow to see the time trials.

Big news is the Mountain ride leaving from Kitsuma Monday morning at 7:30. We will be riding up the old Toll Road and bombing Heartbreak. Get in touch with me if you want in.


Thursday, August 23, 2007

Clinton/Laurens Metric on Aug 25

If anybody's up for a metric on Saturday morning, there's one in Clinton, leaving out at 8:00. I've got room for 4 more bikes and riders in the truck if anybody wants to carpool from Newberry.

Here's the link:

Later gators,

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

NC/SC State RR

Hey guys! How many of you are planning to race up at Fork Shoals in 10 days at the NC/SC State RR Championships?
Since there are combined categories, I thought we might try some "race tactics" or something. Maybe get Toby in a break... or whoever is willing, really. I might know someone who can hand up drinks, too.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Harrell's rider takes 10th out of 90 at Fool's Gold

Congrats to me at the Fool's Gold 50 miler. I was wearing the Harrell's colors.


Saturday, August 11, 2007

Anybody in NC?

I am leading a ride from the Fish Hatchery tomorrow at 9:00.

Fish Hatchery

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Fool's Rides

The EXTREME Tomato will be in town this coming weekend looking to do some rides. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are all on the docket. I will post times and places as I know them. Suggest up if you want to ride or whatver.

Gotta get in shape for the Fool's Gold coming up!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Pisgah Mountain Ride!!!!!!!!!!

Blue People:

Some Cola locals are riding up to the big mountains this weekend.

Saturday 8:30am 07/21/2007 @ North Mills River

If you want to go and need more information, hit me up.

Ride your bikes!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

HBW Scores Podium Spot

Congrats to team riders Damon Little on his 2nd place and Toby Porter on 4th place in the 6 hour event at the Cowbell Challenge in Charlotte NC. Both riders went out on the challenging 10 mile course. Both riders completed 5 laps in just after the cut off time, 50 miles in just over 5 hours of racing. Note to all others racing, the HBW riders were running self-supported.

Monday, June 18, 2007

If YOU post on here, PLEASE READ!

If YOU post on here, PLEASE READ!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Please take note that E-Designs will be going live with Harrells Bicycle World’s World Wide Web page version 1.0 very soon.

As we are trying hard to stay community oriented, we have a link set up from the website to this BLOG. What does that mean? It means that this BLOG will be representing the Harrell’s riding community and probably receiving quite a bit more traffic. So we just want to make sure that we think about representing Paul Harrell and his business appropriately when we make posts.

Neither Paul nor I think there has been a problem, we just wanted to make everyone aware of what is coming aboard.

I am also calling out for some information and pictures for those of you who post here on the BLOG. Please leave a comment under this post with the following information:

A list of all the bikes you own and ride.
Pictures of the bikes you own and ride. The best way to get us these pictures is to send them in an email to We will also need your written or verbal consent that you allow us to publish and post pictures of you and your bikes on the Harrell’s website.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to leave a comment and I will answer them the best I can.

Thanks for your time and courteousness,


Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sunday MTB Ride 8am

Sunday 6/17
Meet time 8am
Harbison Front Lot
Distance to be determined
Come one come all, bring your mtb one gear or many gears no one counting.

Mt. Mitchell

Hey everybody,

Here are the awsome results from last Monday's Assault on Mt. Mitchell:
(full results at

The weather was a moderate 70º - 75º from bottom to top, a bit muggy, and with a slight breeze. The sun barely poked through the grey clouds that blanketed the skies all day, and of course, the last 5 miles were through a dense, rolling fog.

Finishing 108th, Gabe rocketed up the mountain in a time of 6:10:00 - congrats Gabe!

Finishing 161st, I came up next with a respectable time of 6:27:05 - which is 0:02:32 faster than Lynn's best time, so now he has to ride again (little side bet we had going).

Rounding out the top 25%, Kevin came in 250th with a very good time of 6:55:02.

All three of us cracked the 7 hour mark, and that's great!
If anyone else came up, and I didn't write in your time, just post a reply or email me.

Good job everyone!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Where is Everybody?

Did the Blue Man Group suspend their tour?

I will be in Columbia this weekend looking to get some short hard rides in. Most likely Manchester or Harbison.

Saturday and Sunday so just post up if you prefer one time over another. I will post times and such later this week.

This is the last hurrah before the 12 hours of you better drink a ton of water.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Dupont Epic 6-9-2007

Guys and Are there any Gals that look at this thing?


Come up for a great Mountain ride on Saturday June 9th.

We will be leaving the parking lot around 8:30. I can give some directions to the Fawn Lake access if anyone decides to come.

Also, Joe has some camping spots reserved if you would like to camp friday or Saturday nights at Black Forest Campgound call them up and ask for a spot next to the Pelton's.

Leave any questions in the comments and I will get to them.


mtbr thread for this ride

Friday, May 25, 2007

HBW Training Ride Photos

Pictures are online:

I've posted several pictures from the HBW Team Training Ride up at my website:

I'll be adding the map and profile and posting a few more pics thatI need to scan. I might even put some video up if I can get my hands on that, too. For now, here are 19 digital images from May 12.

Enjoy them - we enjoyed making them... right? Just ask my knees. ouch.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Weekend Ride Plans

Anyone have any ride plans for this weekend?

Friday 5/25
Saturday 5/26
Sunday 5/27
Monday 5/28

If you do and need someone to ride with, give me a shout!


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Weekend Dirt

To all:

If anyone wants to hit up Harbison, Manchester or Lynch's this weekend, let me know. I will probably be doing some afternoon rides Saturday and Sunday.


Thursday, May 10, 2007

HBW Team Training Ride! (again)

For all those who I have NOT already emailed, called, and generally pestered to no end: this Saturday, May 12 is the official "HBW Team Training Ride" (for road racing). Hosting this event is what's giving us an official standing with USAC - gives us our team name.

We'll be meeting between 8:30 and 9:00am at Caesar's Head State Park (just north of Greenville) to ride 80-100 miles in the mountains... slowly. It's open to anyone with a USAC race license, so anyone who wants to come, just email me and let me know: We'll have rolling SAG support and lots of pictures.

This ride is "Rain or Shine," so come prepared.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

PMBAR Survivors

Check out the PMBAR Reports on LeRoy's and my site. The race was NASTY!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Harbison Ride Wed. 2nd 4:00pm?

I'm headed out to Harbison for a couple of laps if anyone wants to join.

4:00 p.m in the parking lot.

See ya!


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Tuesday Harbison

Harbison SP 6:30pm - May 1 2007

Monday, April 30, 2007

Lynch's Woods Volunteer Day - Sunday May 13??

Hi folks:

Can we all check our calendars to see about getting together early on Sunday, May 13 at Lynch's Woods for a volunteer trail maintenance day? I've got an 18" bar chain saw, loppers, shovels, leaf blower, hedge trimmer.

I worked yesterday getting the latest trees out of the way, and all is clear timber-wise, except for one log that I can't remember where the darn thing is.

Probably the biggest thing needed is the new vegetation is closing in over the trail and it needs some discrete cutting back. The limbo log on the first trail after the prologue is going to take a bigger saw than what I've got.

I can supply a cookout and refreshing beverages for everybody too.

Check the date fellows don't forget about yo momma

Stumpjump Race This Sunday

Who's up for doing the Stumpjump race this Sunday? I'm going up for the "You kids get off my lawn" class at 10:30 -- and have room for 4 more riders and bikes in the truck. I need to get back by mid-afternoon, though, so I can't stay for the Expert stuff. If anybody's interested in carpooling, let me know.


Saturday, April 28, 2007

MANchester ride Sunday


Trailhead: 9:00
Riding: 9:15

Bring your bike, cus you can't ride without it.


Friday, April 27, 2007

Saturday Road Ride, 7:30 a.m.

The ride will leave from O'leary Ortho beside Dutch Fork Middle

50-60 miles
Med to High pace, or, whatever pace you want to ride.

All are welcome!

This is NOT a "Harrell's" only ride, nor will it ever be. Invite your buddies to come along!

Now....if we could ever find away to get some fresh brewed coffee out there...hmmmm.

Maybe we can Jed to come on out with the Jittery Joe's traveling cafe..

2 Laps @ Lynch's

Dudes and Duddettes,

A couple of us will be at Lynch's around 9:15 tomorrow riding at 9:30.

Lynch's Woods
9:30 AM
Saturday 4/28/2007

Quote of the ride "LeRoy, hold the nipple and twist"

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

BURN, The Discussion


Dollar Bills:
EARLYBIRD(prior to 2/28/07)
ENTRY FEE(2/28 to 4/30)
LATE ENTRY(5/1 to Race Day)
Team Classes

May 26 - 27


Solo Male
Solo Female
2-Person Open
Male Team Open
Female Team Open
CoEd Team Open

So everybody is talking about doing this thing. I cannot decide as I really want to limit my races this year. These 24 hour loopy things tend to get kind of pricey as well. If I decide to do it I am going solo, I just don't feel like putting in the cooperation to making the team thing work. Plus if I ride solo, I don't effect anyone else's race. So there you have it. Now discuss and ride hard.

Quote of the race: "Your going to get dizzy, but not from doing loops." ~Jonathon LaRoy


Saturday, April 14, 2007

2007 Harrells Kit

Come see Paul at the shop to get your new colors for the '07 season. In stock bibs, shorts, jersey, vest, jackets and thermal jersey. New for this season - arm warmers and knee warmers. Check on sizes, shorts seem to be cut small and the arm warmers cut big. Kit looks very professional out on the road & trail. Support your local shop and show your colors.

Thanks Paul

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

No Excuse For No Base 4-15-2007

Alright Monty this one's for you. This is the last chance for Team Tripping On Lactic Acid to get ready for the PMBAR.

So off we go to Harbison for a medium intensity 5 hour ride. I am hoping to keep it right at 10 mph so we can get close to 50 miles in. I know there will be some stops as well so plan for as many hours as your kitchen pass can afford.

LATE EDIT!!!!!!!!! Because of the forecast, we are riding Harbison around 9:15 on Saturday and Manchester at 8:00AM on Sunday.

Where: Manchester
When: 4/15/2007 8:00 AM
Why: Because we can
Who: You know you all need to
How: With your bikes duh, for me: one gear so try and keep up

Quote of the ride: "This ain't no painsy loop around Harbison" Tomato

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Mountain Goat Epic 4/7/2007

Enduro freaks abound. Look out, Mr. Goat Epics has organized a ride involving some pretty hefty mileage. Approximately 50 miles with 11 grand of climbing.

I will most likely be pulling the caboose on this ride and I look forward to it. We are starting at the Black Mountain trailhead at 9:00 for those interested. If you are truly interested and you want more info, let me know.

Quote of the ride "Ride you bike in the mountain beeeeaaaatches. It is fun" ~ Jonathon LaRoy

Lynches Woods on Saturday 7th?

Since the temp is going to drop this weekend, I'm considering getting a good cup of Joe and heading up for a jaunt to Lynches for a hammer session on the mtn bike.

Edit: Toby and I are meeting at the Publix Parking lot (at the end of Broad River) at 8:40. We are going to head up to Newberry for about 2.5 hrs of riding. I can take one more. Give me a buzz if you want to go or leave a message on this thread. I'll check it in the morning.

Any takers to car pool?

I would like to get there fairly early so we can get back.

Let me know!

Quote for the ride: "You get a feeling on certain trails, when you're reacting like you and your machine are like one thing. It's the feeling of physical exertion and speed and technique all wrapped into one." --Ned Overend

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Thursday night HBW ride
Leaving from O'leary's Ortho beside
dfms @ 6:30! Pass the word.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Wednesday Road Ride 4:00

Road ride--leaving from O'leary Ortho beside DFMS at 4:00.

Distance: ~30 or so miles. (probably the "Peak" loop)

Pace:~medium to fast paceline tempo work

Quote of the ride: "Enough with this Sunday stroll...let's hurt a little bit." - American Flyers


Tuesday Night Crit 6:30

Come join us for a little pain management at the Tuesday nigh crit off of Bluff Rd.

Racing starts at 6:30 prompt. 45-50 minutes are so plus 2 laps.

It's a great way to get in some awesome tempo work!


Thursday, March 29, 2007

Thursday Ride

Date: Thursday 3/29
Time: 5:45 Edit 6:00pm
Place: Wachovia (Charleston Hwy. WC)
Pace: Steady Road Ride out towards Cayce, then onto Calhoun Co.
Distance: ? ~ 2+ hours

Season of the Blue Man

Check out Monty's spot for an update from this past weekends XC race and the new threat for the 2007 season.

So go out an represent!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Saturday Road Ride, 7:30 a.m.

Once again, an early training road ride is planned for this Saturday, 7:30 a.m. Leaving out of the parking lot of O'leary Orthodontics beside DFMS, on Old Tamah Rd. We had a really good ride last week. Phil Austin, a seasoned CAT 2 racer, has moved into the area and came out to ride with us.

This is not an all out hammer session; however, there will be times/areas that we lay the smack down if we all feel up to it. We will NOT leave anyone behind and that is not our intention. The route is about 50 miles. We usually get back to the Parking lot around 10:30 or so. By leaving early, we can get back to do other "stuff" around the house.

Join us if you can. The bigger the group, the more time we have to rest right?

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Road Biker's Need Not Apply

Pisgah Mountain Bike Gathering this weekend. Lots of riding, lots of beer, lots of firewood. What else could you ask for?

Big rides on Saturday leaving out of the Cove Creek Campground. If you want to come and need specifics let me know, otherwise, I am not wasting my time.


Monday, March 26, 2007

Which Race, Two Choices?

Let's start getting a head-count for the upcoming mtn bike races:

We have the one in our own backyard, "Race to the River" on April 22nd.

Or, a bigger, more competitive "Tiger Rag" on the same day.

Obviously, we could race here, but would we just be racing ourselves? No fun in that...

I may even NOT shave my legs for that one!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Assault on My Chamois

I don't figure I will get any hits this week since this is the new official roaditude site.

I will be in Cola this weekend, riding Saturday and Sunday. I am thinking Imight make a trip to FATS one of those days. The other will probably be MANchester.

I will post up times and what not as the week goes along.

Ok I guess good luck to the roadies this weekend. Pretend like you are on the dirt and pedal hard or something.

Edit: So FATS is closed until next week. Whoops. I am still up in the air as to where I am riding tomorrow(saturday). Maybe Lynch's, maybe Manchester. If anyone wants to ride leave me a note.

Paul and I are hitting Manchester for sure on Sunday. I am guessing around 8:00 but I will post a confirmation tonight or tomorrow.


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Saturday Road Ride 7:30a.m.

Hear ye, Hear ye,

The powers that be have decided that 7:30 shall be the time. Not 6:30, not 8:30. The Seventh hour and 30th minute in the morning shall be the time that riding shall begin. Be thou wrong if you show up at any hour other than 7:30a.m. (ok...way too much Monty Python and the Holy Grail...sorry!) (The "Holy Hand Grenade" scene)

Saturday Road Ride

Come join us on a longish road ride on Saturday morning 7:30 or 8:00. (I'll post the definite time when we nail it down) The route will be in the 50-60 mile range down to Peak, Pomaria, and then over to Little Mountain. Those feeling a bit sassy are more than welcome to ascend the infamous "goat track", where you will see not one goat but at the top you may see a "yak"...just don't get it on our top tube!

We will meet at Brian O'leary's office parking lot (beside DF Middle).

Hairy legged people and those that show up in mtn bike shoes will be allowed a 10 minute head start.

Lynch's woods @ 5:00 3/15/2007

Join me if you can.


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Have you ridden the mountains, Ever?

A big group of dedicated masocists are headed to the woods this weekend. We will be leaving from the North Mills Campground area riding from 8:30 - 2. If you want more details, give me a shout.

Why do I even post these here anymore?

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Have you ridden your bike lately?

This weekend I will be in Cola. I might head out for a lap at Harbison on Saturday but it will depend.

Definitely doing Manchester on Sunday ~9:00. Chime in if you wanna ride.


Friday, February 23, 2007

Lynch's Woods on Saturday, 2/24

I'm headed to the Woods in the morning for a three-lapper. It's going to be a full Camelbak kind of day. I'm planning on being on the bike somewhere between 8 and 9. If there's anybody around that wants to hit the trail with me, leave a note about what time to meet up with ya!

Have a good one tomorrow -- Sunday's weather doesn't look good at all, so get out while you can.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Mountain Riding @ Dupont

There is a group headed to Dupont tomorrow. 02-17-2007. We are meeting at Reasonover @ 11:00 if anyone is interested.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Charlotte STXC Results

Congrats to the Harrell's Racing team for a successful weekend. This past weekend was the final two races for the short track seris held at Reniassance Park, Charlotte NC. The team had to face back to back days of racing, with fierce competition. Sunny skies and temps in the low 50*. The fields were packed once again.
Super-Sport Class
Sat Sun Overall
Damon - 6th 8th 1st
Monty - 4th 4th 5th
Toby - 7th 5th 6th

Expert Class
Sat Sun Overall
Jamie - 7th 5th 3rd
Toby - 6th 6th 4th

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

For those of you not racing this weekend. . .

I believe that we will have some mountain goats headed to Newberry for some riding on Saturday (2/10/2007) if anyone wants to join up.

Most likely meeting around 9. I will leave a for sure time out here later this week.

You short track racers better kick some butt this weekend.


Monday, February 05, 2007

Charlotte STXC Race #3

Congrats to the Harrell's Racing Team this past weekend at the winter short track. Race #3 the team had 5 members showing early form on the short track series. Super-Sport field had to deal with Monty (2nd), Damon (3rd) & Toby S. (top 10). Expert field was Jamie (3rd) & Toby P. (4th). Two more races in the series, both will be next weekend. Saturday and Sunday of racing next weekend, strategy will be an issue. Think the Gambler, everyone knows the song.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Charlotte Short Track Saturday

Let's go ahead and get a tally of who plans on racing Sat. 3rd. I plan on being there to share in the pain....and if we are lucky, maybe get some soup?

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Charlotte STXC Race #2

Congrats to the race team at the short track event today. Unofficially Expert field of 16, Jamie & Toby finished in 6th & 7th. Also Damon was by himself slugging it out in the Super-Sport field of 25 riders. Damon finished up in the top 6. Next weekends race will be Saturday, expecting a strong showing from the Harrell's team. Toby S, Monty & Clint to be out there with us.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

New Berries

Wipe your tears and leave your tissues at home. Russ is gone Toby, your going to have to just face reality and realize that you will never learn his super secret traning techniques.

A small group is meeting at Lynces around 8:45 and rolling at 9 Saturday (1/27/2007) morning.

I can't wait to see all the hard work you folks have put in out there.


Monday, January 15, 2007

Farewell to Russ & LeRyiah

Harrell's will miss the company of two great friends, Russ and LeRyiah. They are heading to upstate New York to start a new avenue of their lives together. We all wish them the best of luck in their future and safe travels in their journey. If you get the chance to stop by the shop and tell them good bye soon.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

What's the plan?

Alright....what's the plan for riding this weekend? Woods? Road? Where and when?

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Get YOUR Ride On!!!

So, the mountain boy is going country this weekend. Who is riding and where? I was thinking FATS, or Lynches or Manchester.

Early on Saturday and mid-morning on Sunday. Anybody down? Don't be scared, I am not as fast as all the hype says I am.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 20, 2007

"Kick off for the 5th Annual East Blvd Bar & Grill Winter Short Track SeriesThis year, the event is presented by Heartwood Tree Service, the Dirt Divas andCharlotte Sports Cycling. The series will consist of five races, Jan 20 and 28,Feb 3, 11 and 17 all held at the infamous Renaissance Park short track. If youhaven't ever participated in the short track series, come on out and give it atry, it's an absolute blast! It takes in elements of mountain biking, BMX and aroad criterium. After each event, we will have hot food from East Blvd Bar &Grill. We have added a new category to the event, Junior Girls. The short track is a great place for kids to give mountain bike racing a try. Invite a friend and come on out. Big thanks to our series sponsors, East Blvd Bar and Grill, Heartwood Tree Service, Dirt Divas, SouthPark Cycles, Bike Line, BicycleSport, Lucky Cycles, Ultimate Bicycle, Bicycles East, Sun and Ski Sports, CoolBreeze Cyclery, Bolt Brothers, BikeSource, Hawley Company, Michelin, AllenRacks, SockGuy, Fox Clothing, Giordana,Kona, Park Tool, Caribou Coffee, Monster Energy Drinks, Prudential CarolinasReality, Endurance Magazine, Clif Bar, and Meck County Parks and Recreation." - Neal Boyd

For more info on the series, visit

Upstate Winter Bike League is this Sat check the site for details.

Night Ride

Urban Night ride tonight - temps look to be only in the 50's. Should be a good night for a ride.
Time - 6:30
Place - Food Lion on Broad River Rd. near Greystone