Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wet Undies & Bustin' a Move for the Ladies

Last Fri, Drumroll went to a wedding where a fellow Ommegangster's son was the ring bearer. While Drumroll will claim "not me" (not PRO), chances are some people at the reception were laughing so hard they probably wet their undies. The Ommegangster, who shall remain nameless (hint: black belt, martial arts), firmly claims he is not a dancer but clearly, his son couldn't have learned these moves from his mom.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Wow . . .

It's a good thing that there's some beautiful cycling and hills around here. The fact that a dude playing the soprano sax had thousands standing shoulder to shoulder freaks me out a little. I want the drivers around me on point, not lulled into a zombie like state by the musical stylings of Kenny G. Something tells me that John Tesh and that no talent ass clown Michael Bolton are planning their assault on Syracuse as I type. Nothing like a nice mellow get together with 50,000 like minded people after dinner at the Olive Garden. Here's the news clip . . .

Syracuse, New York (WSYR-TV) - Onondaga Community College safety officers were forced to turn away Jazz Fest patrons Saturday night after thousands packed the college campus to watch Kenny G perform. It's estimated somewhere between 30,000 to 50,000 attended Jazz Fest last night.

Those who made it out stood shoulder to shoulder to hear the famed musician play his soprano saxophone. The instrumental artist has sold more than 75-million albums worldwide, but is best known for his Grammy award-winning hit, Forever in Love.

Ride safe my friends. Getting run over my a soccer mom listing to Kenny G is no way to go.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tuesday Night Training Series

For those that haven't seen it . . .

So if you live in the area, get out there and race. Here's a link to the details:

The fields are getting bigger each week and the racing will make you strong like bull.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Thin P

Father Hennepin's computer and files have been seized by WADA. Apparently they have confiscated a list of Father Hennepin's patients. So far the list doesn't implicate any of the riders directly, but the list does appear to make use of thinly veiled nickname's for patients. Thin P for instance is likely a reference for Skinny Phil.

So far, none of the ingredients listed on Father Hennepin's elixirs have matched those on the banned substances list, but the investigation is ongoing. One thing is clear, drinking the night before a race is either the strategy of madmen or a brilliant plan. Sometimes genius and madness are tough to differentiate.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Black Fly Results too good to be true?

After the incredible showing at the Black Fly, several Team SCARR-Ommegang members have come under investigation regarding alleged doping practices. While all team members profess their innocence, there is a fair amount of circumstantial evidence primarily revolving around their stay at a small motel the night before the race. Hotel staff have reported seeing various team members entering Room #4 with a suspicious cooler that allegedly contained brown bottles at various times throughout the evening. One hotel staffer noted that while he changed a light bulb outside a room with cyclists inside, he overheard one person in the room comment that they needed to improvise a device to get at what he claimed sounded like "Belgian Lusciousness". Additionally the hotel staffer believed the "Belgian Lusciousness" may have been administered by a person code named Father Hennepin. Preliminary blood tests have yet to show any detectable abnormalities other than significantly elevated traces of a yeast-like substance in the riders blood. Authorities are continuing their investigation into determining the potential relationships between the elevated blood-yeast levels and the identity of person known as Father Hennepin and the "Belgian Lusciousness" substance allegedly distributed to the riders.

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Black Fly Bites

Crash & burn baby. Drumroll made the separation of 8
riders at the front of the Black Fly w/3 team mates only to crash. In a truly PRO fashion, he went to the doctor today as his leg kept swelling -- pain & swelling being one thing, but not being able to ride a whole different story. The doc said ice & pain killer. So Grey Goose on the rocks it is (in true PRO fashion). The doc wanted crutches but Drumroll couldn't bother as they are unPRO. Why bother with the doc you ask? See below .... which leg looks out of place?

Skinny Phil was a beast w/a freaking 2nd place overall!! Jeff W (another Ommegangster) took the overall as beast supreme giving us 2 'gangsters on the podium & 4 in the top 8.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Black Fly Orgy?

Whoa boy ... this was in an email I got earlier today asking who's name the rooms were reserved under for Black Fly ... think some folks are getting pumped for the Fly?

Black Fly Orgy? I'll have my bibs on and DZ Nuts tube in my hand when we arrive.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

TNTS and other ramblings

The Tuesday Night Training Series . . . it's on. It's been months in the making, but we just kicked off our local training series. It's been awhile since the CNY racing scene has had a weekly race. Last week was our first week. As luck would have it, it was cold and rainy. Last night brought warmer temperatures and bigger numbers. Hopefully we have a hit on our hands.

Three courses, an A & B race, three local teams and one local club. What more could you ask for?

If all goes well, the TNTS rides will morph into a Tuesday night CX series. MMmmm CX Series. Speaking of CX, I installed some new components on the Ridley a little over a week ago. FrankenSRAM. A little bit of Red, a little bit of Force and a bunch of Rival. Finished installing it at 11:30pm and got up bright and early and took it on a 34 mile shakedown ride with 4500 feet of climbing on tractor trails, road and single track. Took it out again this weekend to Green Lakes and I think the shakedown portion is behind me. The SRAM is running great and the bike is pretty much ready for the Black Fly on the 13th. The Black Fly one of my favorite races of the year. 40 miles of DEC roads, pot holes, hills, and well . . . black flies. Oh yeah, deer and horse flies as well. Most of them can fly quicker than 20MPH. These bugs eat Deep Woods Off for breakfast, so you don't want to get a flat. I highly recommend this race if you live anywhere near the Adirondacks.

If you live in CNY, check out the TNTS rides. They will make you "strong like bull."