Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ride: a bike-together

This is one of those opportunities that we just couldn't pass up. We had an itch and the VAC is helping us scratch it. We are gonna have a ball. 

Come help us celebrate the end of summer by partaking in bicyclecentric activities at a wonderful venue in beautiful downtown Garden City. 

Sunday, October 19, 2008 Visual Arts Collective  3638 Osage Street, Garden City, Idaho.  

alleycat @ 3:00 p.m.  (get there early to register!) Don't be very afraid of this one, it will be medium bodied in style, juicy and savoury yet earthy and rustic, much like a Renzo Masi Chianti 2005. 

sprints @ 5:00 p.m. (the alley and parking lot will be blocked off JUST FOR US!)

skids and other shenanigans after the sprints. 

$10.00 gets you a spoke card, a keg cup for the delicious beer and admission to a great show that happens to start at 8:00 p.m.  

This is DEFINITELY a 21+  deal so bring your ID. 

Any questions? direct them to the comments below and we will answer them in the order they were recieved. 

Friday, September 19, 2008

Seth and Ray's Excellent Adventure Footage

Here's some footage that my buddy Graham Sours took via helmet cam. It's pretty sick even though the battery died a good 20 minutes before he finished. Not the head tipping back shots.... Thanks Graham!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Excellent Adventure Re-Cap

Well well well.... This has been long overdue and I apologize.

We can finally say that we did it. All the hard work and planning paid off huge. For our first event, 30 people would have made us smile. What would 84 people do for us? Pray that everything goes smoothly and then jump for joy. Tons of new shining faces came out on Saturday to show their love of biking and we couldn't have been more honored. Thank you so much for pedaling your asses off and giving us great pride in our adventure.

Here's a basic run down of events if you missed out on the festivities.
  • 5:00 - 5:54: A slew of siked riders came out to Kathryn Albertson Park to sign up
  • 5:55 - 5:59: Riders tore open their manifests and planned a tentative route
  • 6:00: The madness began and participants took off in various directions
  • 6:00 - 7:00: Seth and I frantically setup the final stop and grab more supplies to sustain the unexpected crowd.
  • 7:06: Beau Burley runs into the final stop taking first place for the men
  • 9:00 - Infinity: People get their drink, food and dance on!

  1. Beau Burley: $100
  2. Danny Kester: $65
  3. Sean E: $35

  1. Kristi Burley - 2nd place overall: $100
  2. Fran: $65
  3. Brittney Gadd: $35

Thank You's

  • Brook and Bart: Bikes and Rec - For way too much help! Couldn't have done it without you guys
  • Kevin Boland: Big Horn Brewing - For his generous keg donation and beer glasses
  • Jacob Black: Bitter Creek/Red Feather - $25 gift certificate and t-shirt
  • Bodie Lee: Red Feather - Tasty Jams mixed throughout the night
  • Jenna Durfee: Dawson Taylor - $20 gift certificate
  • Cory: Falcon Tavern - (2) $20 gift certificates
  • Tom Patek: World Cycle - Tons of socks, tubes, and some hats
  • Evan Cecil: Newt & Harold's - Lovely swag package
  • Dan: Casanova - $25 gift certificate and a t-shirt
  • Scott: Raw Sushi - T-shirts and hats
  • Logan: Bikes2Boards - PINK CHROME BAG!, Swobo handlebars, Oury grips
  • The Flicks - Two movie tickets
  • Corbett: Vitamin Water - Cases of Vitamin Water
  • Tara + Crew: Red Bull - Energizing Red Bull to kick things off
  • Seth Masarik: Shakespeare - Two show tickets
  • Peter and Lisa Peterson: Elmer's - $15 gift certificate
  • Steve Smith: Steve Smith Photography - Free photo session
  • Mark & Tammy Masarik, Kurt and The Girls - showing some love at the stops

Apparently the consensus it that you all wouldn't mind having this event again next year. We'll have to see what we can do and please correct us if we're wrong. Thanks again to everyone.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Beer Excellent to Each Other

Seth and Ray most certainly put on an excellent adventure.  Great manifest, amazing turnout, tasty weather, and nice schwag at the after party. 
 I used a new strategy for this race, which netted me a nice 75th place finish (out of almost 90...).  I picked my commuter bike, complete with rack and double panniers packed to the brim with ice and frosty PBR, lots of smokes and a sit-down bullshit session every 2 or 3 stops.  The long haul out to L13 was a perfect stretch to have other riders dip into the bags and pass beers around to all.  By the time I hit the after party, it was all I could do to shovel in a couple of burgers (MOST of the way done) and finish a cup of Kevin's Kolsch before pedal-stumbling home and trying to start a fight with a minivan.  (Not even the dudes IN the van, no, the van itself).  Goddamn good job, fellas!  Start working on the next race! 
 I talked to my friend Jake from the Ram brewery and he says he has a good ride and wants to put it on sometime in early December.  All I know so far is the tentative name:  Magic Moustache Ride.  I'll post more as it develops.  

Monday, September 1, 2008

Thought you would like to see what I looked like so I put a current photo of myself up. (I have lost 8 lbs. since I started drinking Mona Vie! )

That being said, I wanted to say how excited I am to ride this most excellent adventure on Saturday. I know nothing about it except that I need to be at Kathryn Albertson Park before 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6.

My two cents worth would be to bring a camera/camcorder and take lots of pictures/videos so that you can send them to me later. I have found that I need lots of help in the documentation department. (The drink tends to ruin my concentration, and by the drink I DON'T mean Mona Vie, that shit is fucking MAGIC!)

Also, don't be afraid to dress up like your favorite historical character. I know our hosts (Seth and Ray) would approve most righteously if we did. I think I might go as Thomas Holmes (no not John Holmes you gutter-head) the "father of American Embalming". We will see though. It will be very tempting to dress up as Patrick Swayze as Reagan in "Point Break" cuz that movie kicks ass!