It's May. And the weather has been spectacular. Very NW summer time weather. However, June is just around the corner. And so I'm sure there will be more chilly, wet days ahead. It's hard to believe that both big rides, Ronde van Whatcom and the Taint Tuff IV, had primo weather. But some stomach issues kept me from finishing the Taint. But I still had a good ride, and super fun times after the ride. Thanks to Nat for doing most of the organizing, and to everyone that showed up. Next friday is bike to work and school day. B'ham celebrates this day pretty hard. With celebration stations all over town. The best stop is at the Hub Community Bike Shop. I wouldn't miss the pancake feed for nothing. It's early, but a lot of riders go there and eat and drink it up!
It's been a great Spring Classics season, with some great racing. The Ronde van Whatcom had the best weather ever. 60's and sun! Not very classics like, but a real nice for riding. This weekend is the Pedalers Fair in Seattle. Last year was a great time with cool vendors. We'll be there again this year. Swing on by and say "howdy".
While the pros are suffering in the cold, we're having stellar spring weather for the Classics. Tomorrow is the my favorite bike race of the year, the Ronde van Vlaanderen. Tomorrow is also the Ronde van Whatcom, a little ride I put together to celebrate the raddest race on the schedule. The ride is approx 150+km. There are lots of short steepish climbs, as well as a few sections of unpaved roads. I run Vittoria Pavé 27 wide tubulars. Makes for a really nice ride. Breakfast at Mount Bakery around 8:00-8:30 for anyone interested. Ride leaves HQ at 10am. There will be food, brew, and a ridiculously chocolate cake after the ride. And we'll watch how the Pros rode that day.
Well it's 2013. 2012 was the best year for donkelope bikes. Most bikes out the door, more people attending events, so thanks to everyone for supporting. Today is my best friends birthday. Rastus is 14! Big things coming this year. We'll be at NAHBS in Denver. SSUSA is in Minnesota. SSCXWC will be in Philly. Looking forward to all these good times celebrating bikes. Back to work...NAHBS will be here sooner than later.