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Leia’s fundraiser at the PSU Bike Hub! Help defray costs of a lengthy rehab after hitting her noggin. Help out! TONS of COOL RAFFLE PRIZES. Go. Now.
The final Port of Hood river crit is tonight! They’re awesome. I missed not being able to make them this year. You should head out of work early and drive out there. Check it out. Everything at Obra.org!
Another Tuesday PIR – but this one was some high octane shit. In our ever improving 1/2/3 efforts, we lodged 11th, 12th, and 13th respectively, putting 3 riders in the top 15 out of 6. Crawfy, Dizzy, WDP, Rob T, and Bones McCoy lead the charge with aggressive racing and factoring in some breaks.
In a mixed 3/4 field, the Colonel ended up 14th along with Lana in the main field, while Dave made one move to many and finished off the back with Anona. Some fast 3′s out there that will soon no doubt be making the leap to the 1/2/3.
Another Monday PIR come and gone, another massive master’s circle jerk race. Silly. Instead of reviewing race chatter, and random old dudes expectorating huge amounts of phlegm, we offer this picture instead simply because it is fun.
With all the thanks due to Jim Anderson and the Team Oregon fellows, Mondays at PIR are once again underway. Tonight, large fields took to the fray on opening night under clear(ish) but cool skies. Tuesdays are great in their own way, but Mondays at PIR are cool in the sense that it opens the door to novice racers who want to give racing a shot, but don’t want the pressure of a “bigger” weekend race. Novice men and women each get the chance to explore racing on a wide open and safe course. And it allows women’s only racing to take the stage which is excellent. As a program that supports a fairly large active women’s roster, this is important. PIR is a great resource for bike racing and we should be thankful to have it at our fingertips.
For the team is was a light night, with Shaun Conley alone in the Masters 4/5 race managing a fine (100% unofficial) top ten. Anna Christiansen, Stephanie Croy, and Sharon Sandoval took to the Women’s Open race with Ace bringing home 2nd. Jeff Harwood and Dave A. took to the 1/2/3 affair, with Jeff doing all the work to end up (we think) top 5, while Dave sold a fine array of red hots and cured meats at the back.
And after tonight’s Tuesday PIR, the squad is splitting up for musical night. A few are headed to see the estimable Robert Plant and his Band of Joy at the Schnitzer, while the more youthful and adventurous of us are headed deep into the mire known as Amon Amarth. Don’t know who that is? Here’s your education:
Super light fields down in Estacada Sunday for the time trial, but we sent three to take on the clock. The Ace “won” the senior women’s field, of a field of one. T-Spahr hit a nice 2nd place of 6, and Howard the Shitty Red Goat managed 2nd as well – of a field of 3.
Sure was a nice day to ride. A few of us went to the Ronde as well, Anona and McCoy and we think a few others. Nutbags…….crazy people.
We sent the duo of Mark Crawford and Dave Dezellum down to Eugene to contest the Icebreaker crit….small fields saw two top tens for the black and yellow. The rest of the team was decimated by after-Filmed-by-Bike disease, which required greasy breakfasts and hair of the dog to combat.
Reports from today’s Estacada TT coming soon, as Howard The Shitty Red Goat and The Ace have gone down to get all aero and shit.
Hey folks, most all of you know of Leia Tyrell’s accident, and the efforts to support her as she recovers from a Traumatic Brain Injury.
Well, there’s a lot of ways you can pitch in.
1. There’s a fundraiser/raffle event on April 28th at the PSU Bike Hub at 6pm, on the corner of SW 6th and Harrison. Be there to raffle up some great stuff!
2. You can donate directly RIGHT HERE to the paypal account set up to help offset medical costs. Every bit will help, and if it were you, you’d want folks to chip in too! Whether you know Leia or not, she’s part of our community, and when accidents like this happen, we’re all on the same team. Kick in!
The 2nd Tuesday PIR of the year has come and gone, and it seems all the inhabitants of mother earth came to the party. 7,000 racers took to the course and a good time was had by all. We notched a 11th and 12th out of 108 in the 1/2/3 field, as well as a 10th place out of nearly 70 in the 3/4. Nice work team.
Afterward we determined that Tauntauns with cognitive disabilities should be referred to as retauntauns. Make a note of it. We also determined that a third of the 3/4 field needs to stay in the 4/5 until they can handle their bicycles a little bit better. It’s a wonder there wasn’t a wreck last night.
Also of note, we bid a fond farewell to Steven Fitzgerald of the Close2MyArt cycling team, who is making a move to Colorado. Tailwinds, Steven, your steady wheel will be missed in the group.
Pat Malach, as usual, has some incredible imagery of the nightRIGHT HERE.
And Pat also got an amazing bit of video showing the 1/2/3 field in a corner…. check it out:
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