Thursday, July 19, 2007

Iron Hill Twilight Crit, family crit.

The Iron Hill Twilight Crit race was awesome. A handful of us including my wife drove to West Chester, Pa to witness, IMO one of the better races I've seen on the road circuit. The shop supported team based out of central Pa, Monstr Health Care/pb Token Products and the A&F Masi team from west of here where our targets for cheering that evening. On the MHC squad was Russ, Wes, Brandon, Denny, Steve and one other I could recognize. Unfortunatly while on their practice lap the field was stage at the line causing Russ and the crew to be way in the back at the line. Damn! 1 mile course, 60 laps in under 1.5hours, wicked fast for the finishing crew.


Mark Hekman of A&F was in the points lead for the Crit series. Naturally riding a Masi along with the rest of the team, we yelled our heads off for them too. Mark controlled the peleton well, floating from 2nd in the group to 8th and back up again. I gathered that he finished 6th but later found out a despute with an official landed him back in 30th? Apparently for not holding a corner and accused of blocking during. Russ stated that none of the riders called foul on Hekman's performance so what gives official? Double damn!


Mark, you still kick ass along with the rest of the A&F guys!
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I stumbled upon this blog posting, triple damn from the big 'S'. I guess you have to watch who you decide to run with...dealings in a sport that is addicting like a drug, on a dealer level can get you in a new jack position...'don't come up short on my sh&^ again cracker...pop pop'. I hate to hear the IBD get one in the heart like that. Best of results for the shop in California.
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Today was a big moment for me in bike/father history. Thursday is my day off and I spend it with the kids. My daughter (2 and half yrs)decides after watching a half an hour of the Dew Action Sports tour with me and her brother(5 yrs of age); bike street course, to start the day off right with a ride on her trike. This trike doesn't see much action at all from her. In the garage my son is helping me adjust his training wheels on his bike when an idea is spawned in my head. Let's go riding. I pack up the Subaru with our bikes and helmets and roll out to the local Middle School for some basketball court riding. Wide open and flat. Honestly the last time I biked on a basketball court was while attempting some brake less rolling flatland tricks on my 20in freestyle bike. 2 courts and 3 riders. My son and daughter loved the wide open area to pedal within and I loved the set of stairs off to the side. Never resisting an opportunity to session a staircase, proceeded to ride my wifes mountain bike(mine was out of commission due to pedals on a bike back at the shop)down the steps. There was about 10 or so steps and a handrail off to the one side. My son shouts to me when I reach the bottom, 'Hey dad, can you do that handrail?' No, not with Mommy's bike, good excuse right? I like his thinking though. Ha! Keep riding my friends.
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stickboy

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