Monday, July 12, 2010

Wednesday Night Harbison Ride: Roll Out at 630pm

Come join us for the Wednesday Night Harbison Ride.
Rolling out of the parking lot at 630pm.

Typically try to hit all the trails and mix it up as much as possible.
Bring your rigid SS or your FS gears. Hold on if you can, we wait at all intersections!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Gateway Park fundraising ride at Dupont hosted by UpState SORBA. The rides are free but we will take donations for the new Flow Park. Plus a raffle with tons of schwag, a SMOKE frame and more!!

Meet at Sunrift (Downtown Travelers Rest) 9:00am May 22nd. Rain date May 23rd. Check for weather and other general updates.

9:00 – 10:00 Buy raffle tickets for gear donated from local shops. Free “safety checks” provided for children and beginner rider’s bikes (Performed by a qualified mechanic).

10:00 Carpool to Dupont @ Guion Farms parking area. You can meet us at the farm check for directions @ 11:30 if you want to skip Sunrift.

We will have three ride groups, beginner/children (4 – 8 miles, intermediate (10 – 15 miles) and expert (20 – 25 miles). We look forward to seeing you!!

This event is being organized by our very own Jonathon Laroy to raise some money for trails in the upstate. It is also a good opportunity to get out and experience Dupont under the direction of a tour guide. If you have ever looked at a map, the place has a few turns. I will be taking the boy up Friday night to camp and hitting the trail head on Saturday to meet up for the beginner or intermediate ride. If anyone is interested let me know.

Check out the website above for some forest information.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Spring Century

Hello all!

One of my clients is fairly new to cycling.  He's been training well over the winter and shed some serious weight.  His #1 goal, though, is to ride a century... in under 6 hours... this spring.  He's already enlisted a few friends to ride support and to help him cut the through the wind - a solo century is not only tough, but boring.

We haven't picked out a venue, yet, and here's where I need your help!  Does anyone know of any a century rides (100-110 miles) that take place this spring? - preferably located in the upstate (he doesn't want it to be SO easy as the flat lands of Charleston, but he also doesn't have the desire to climb Mt. Mitchell yet).

If there aren't any, then I'm going to make one... and maybe we can make it the HBW Team ride for 2010.  The more the merrier!

Thoughts on that?

(P.S.  I'm in pretty bad form myself, so this is going to help me prepare and get back into shape, too!)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Years Day After Ride

Ian Foyster Memorial Ride – New Years Day After Ride (10th Anniversary)

The 2010 New Years Lake Loop will take on a different meaning this coming January. I am inviting all my local cycling friends to come and join me to honor Ian’s memory. The route this year, due to increasing traffic and safety concerns in the Lexington and surrounding areas, will have more dirt road sections and less bridge crossings/lake views.

When: Saturday January 2, 2010 10 a.m.

Where: Lex High School. (N33*58’43.3” W81*18’35.9”) 0.4 mi West of intersection of US1 & Pisgah Church Rd (3rd Left after intersection on Olde Farm Road, 1st Parking lot on left)

Why: To honor the memory of our friend Ian Foyster who was all too suddenly and tragically taken this past year. For the folks who did not get a chance to meet Ian, you missed the opportunity to meet one heck of a fella. Ian was a constant figure in the cycling and enduro-moto community for many years. A regular trickster and all around funny man, he loved humor and a good bike ride. This is the chance to celebrate with a group of likeminded folks, which can come together and give back as a group to a worthy cause. A donation is encouraged and will be greatly appreciated. All donations will be presented to Ian’s daughter from the midlands cycling community.

This route will be a 40 mile multi surface loop. There will be various sections of Lexington County’s finest dirt, clay, sandy and gravel to ride. The rural rolling terrain will be very low on traffic. You be will be chased by a dog or two but don’t worry, a squirt of water will do the trick. This loop will be a character builder and a great winter day ride.

The biggest question will be what bike do I bring? Well this route will be most enjoyed on a cross bike. Set up with tires ranging from 28-42c. tires. A mtb will be equally as nice. Slap on some semi slicks or be a bad ass and show up with full knobbies. If you see yourself as THE diehard classics specialist by all means bring out that road bike. However be warned I would not ride it with anything less than 28c. tires. That’s that!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Eric, Paul, and Gabe

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Harrisburg Half Short Track Series Details

Hi folks,

I just got an email from Rick up in Charlotte with the details of the upcoming Harrisburg Half Short Track Series. If you have ever done one of Rick's races, you know how good they are. If you've never tried short track, well then, here's your chance to see how much fun they are. The course is very spectator friendly.

Races are 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21. The 11/7 and 11/21 races are at night, so charge up those lights!

Here is a link to the full flier.

Hope you all can make it!


Thursday, July 02, 2009

Upcoming Training Rides

Friday, 3rd--Ride starts at 6AM. Meet at O'leary's Ortho (beside DFMS)

Saturday, 4th--A ride will start at 6AM. (About 55 miles)

I had planned on going up to do the Fabulous Forth Metric Century in Tryon, but to save money and to get in a longer ride, I have elected to stay here and do 100 miles or so..maybe a little longer, 120? If there are any takers that want to tag along, that would be cool too.