Friday, October 31, 2008

Boulder Racing Cyclocross #3 & BMA Fundraiser

mr. caught the action...

Brutus Elvis digging the beer tent.
Chris Case leads out a fast group of pro men at the start
Matt Pacocha runs up first through the sand and barriers, but eventually was beaten to the finish by Colby Pierce.
Jake Wells assumes the lead, but ends up 4th by the end of the race.
Jonathan Baker would round out the top 3 with another fast ride.
A witch leads out the pro women
Lisa Strong picks up another win.
Heather Irmiger rides for 2nd place.
Tough Girl Judy Freeman steps it up again for a fine 3rd place
DPA-Spot Brand in the Sand.

Photo Essay of the Rally of the Dead

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Rally of the Dead part 2

With all the parties & fun going on you may have forgotten there was a race going on. Well, after pinning it through stage one the blood was real & the pain cave was full. We resume photo's between stage 1 & 2.......DOOM says it all.
DOOM says...Yep we're racing straight up that b*tch.
Scotty made it down to rally, a bit short on costume though
A shot from the bottom of the obstacle course.
chad melis stage #1 0:25:21 #2 0:12:20 #3 0:04:46 #4 1:00:00BUMMER
Robin who finished 3rd hittin the same slightly tricky spot.
John Bailey on top of Hogs Back killed it all weekend and ended up winning it.

Jen G won the 2008 women's Rally Of The Dead....ummm was it a race? Yep, both the men's and women's events were won on SPOT BRAND singlespeeds.
2007 winner DOOM passes on the belt to this years winner John Bailey.
Reverand Phil & his sick crew promote Friday nights feature presentation: Bike Porn. Yep, it's what it sounds like.
Jen's award is freeking sweet but I think this one might take the cake.

The 2008 Rally of the Dead Bike Polo Trophy. Bike Polo was an demonstration event in the 1908 London Olympics with Ireland winning the gold beating Germany
ahhhh...bikes & beer..mmmmmmm.
The Republic of Doom defeated Cheaney's Denver Bronco's with the winning goal deflecting off Robin's mallet. It was a hard fought game, what a way to end an amazing 4 day run of BIKES, beer, blood, porn, costumes, DJ's, movies & did I mention BIKES

A very freeking BIG thanks to the zombie boys & girls of Durango for throwing the coolest celebration of the BIKE I've been to. Want more....check THIS out!!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Rally of the Dead part 1

As usual we had a ton of bike plasma pumping through the system this weekend. We had a BMA fundraiser going at Boulder Racing cyclocross race #3 at the Boulder Res as well as an invitation to Durango. I was lucky enough to be exported through this life, onto the edge of the undead before finally being turned zombie via powers of Passion Productions. Edmund Wade Davis says that two special powders being entered into the blood stream can turn a living person into a zombie. (usually via a wound). The first, coup de poudre (French: 'powder strike'), includes tetrodotoxin (TTX), the poison found in fugu. The second powder is composed of dissociatives such as datura. PASSION PRODUCTIONS induced a death-like state in which we would be entirely subject to that of the bokor...bokor DOOM. Once under control of DOOM we rode, partied, bled, hiked, rode, rode, rode & cheated death on Hogs Back, we saluted death to the brink of no return.

We arrived in time to catch a Polo game with the one and only Reverend Phil & those filthy crew. We headed out with darkness approaching to gather and gather the spirits for the weekend. After we were appropriately embalmed we headed straight down the gnarliest nearest downhill to watch the carnage of dead follow us to Ska Brewing for desert.

Photo's of the weekend are as consistent as the memories, camera's came & went...some pictures remain & some go with us to the grave.

before succumbing in mind, body & spirit we hit Cascade Creek for what could be the last high country ride of the year.

After the ride we visited closets of the dead to prepare for The Zombie Ball and Bike Porn Film Tease. Luckily for most involved we were pocketless & didn't catch much for display...simply said, one hellofa party.

The following morning the Rally of The Dead stage race began....stay tuned.

Monday, October 20, 2008

CrossVegas TV Program Broadcast Dates

Premieres Saturday October 25th

October 20 (Boulder Colo.) Broadcast dates for the TV coverage of CrossVegas, the international cyclocross race held September 24th in Las Vegas and sponsored by Dale's Pale Ale, have been announced. The program airs on Altitude Sports and Entertainment Network.

Saturday October 25 5:30 pm MDT
Monday October 27 9:30 pm MDT
Sunday November 2 10:30 pm MST
Thursday November 6 2:30 am MST
Thursday November 20 1; 30 pm MST
Sunday November 23 6:30 am MST

Viewers outside of Altitude’s 10 state region can find the program on DirecTV as well as Dish Network in select areas. Additional airings of CrossVegas will be available on other networks to be announced in the next few weeks.

6-time Emmy awarding winning producer Kent Gordis of Kent Gordis Productions produced the 30-minute program. Gordis is the owner/producer of Kent Gordis Productions, the leading producer of bicycle races on television in the U.S. His production credits include eight Olympic Games, six Tours de France and multiple other events.

In its second year CrossVegas has become a fixture on the U.S. cyclocross calendar attracting over 7,500 spectators to the stadium setting of Desert Breeze Soccer Complex in Las Vegas. Held in the evening under the stars, CrossVegas was won for a second year by Ryan Trebon of the U.S. after an exciting 60 minutes of racing that included multiple lead changes among a field of U.S and international stars including Lance Armstrong participating in his first race since announcing his return to competitive cycling.

The 40-minute women’s race was won by Katie Compton of the U.S. The former World Cyclocross silver medalist used her superior strength to pull away from a strong field that included Olympians from the recent Beijing Games.

Picture Rock Trail Day video

I found this video of the picture rock trail day & wanted to share the vibe of that special day. If you haven't ridden it yet grab a bike, hit the trail & stop in at OB for some post ride refreshment.

Subject: The Best Beer Ever

We recieved this loving email from an Old Chub fan...

From: Treny

Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 8:46 AM
To: Wayne Anderson; Wayne Bowers
Subject: The Best Beer Ever

Good morning Wayne:

As one that takes great pride in calling himself the Holder of the Most Diverse Beer Palate in the World, I was thrown back into the minor league when I took my first sip of Old Chub.

Nashville is a very unique place. We’ve got the wealthy, the poor, the college students (and the plethora of bars that follow), the Country Music scene (and the plethora of bars that follow) and just a wide-range of cultures and demographics.

East Nashville was once a run-down, crime-ridden area that was first established back in the late 1800’s. It has since become one of the fastest value-growing areas in America. The homes (thousands of them!) are being or have been renovated, there are many bars and restaurants and the social-scene is massive 7 days a week.

One restaurant in particular is the Eastland Café. Eastland Café is known for the excellent food, quaint atmosphere, a Lappy Hour (patio event (dog happy hour)) and the BEST Happy Hour on Earth. During these M-Sat Happy Hours, your Old Chub and Dale’s Pale Ale are always the featured (and only) beers on the menu. During my first visit, the server recommended Old Chub. And yes, she advised me of its 8% content.

She poured it and I first was impressed by the color. I let it breathe, as any beer with an 8% content has a life of its own. I took a sip. Presto! I was a changed man. I’ve been to 27 countries in my 37 years of life and I’ve yet to experience anything like your Old Chub ale.

After numerous trips back to the Eastland Café, I finally asked the manager, although knowing that they did not have the proper license to do so, if I could possibly buy some Old Chub from her and take it home. She advised me that it took her some time but got her friend at Midtown Wine and Spirits to start selling your line of beers. Even though it is $10.50 a 6-pack, I’ve bought several cases since. I’ve even pushed Old Chub to others, all which say that it is a stellar ale.

So if you would, please add Midtown Wine and Spirits to your website as selling your beers, and please do not stop crafting what I believe is the perfect yarn of the wonderful liquid we call beer.

I visit friends in Denver from time to time, and I cannot wait to head N/W to visit your establishment.



BMA Fundraiser @ Boulder Racing Cyclocross #3 - Boulder Res

Profits from Falafel King food and Oskar Blues beer go to BMA. Get to the Res on October 26th for the third event of the Boulder Racing cyclocross series. Come to race, or come to spectate, but make sure you leave well fed and full of your favorite beverage.... more cowbell please !!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Blue Sky Velo Cyclocross

The boys at Blue Sky Velo put some good effort into creating a quality event & were blessed with a blue bird Colorado day. It wasn't exactly the kind of weather we associate with cross racing nor is it the kind of weather i prefer as a racer...but we gotta take the good with the bad. Numbers we huge, the pace was high & we saw some great racing. It was the first ever Bunny Hop for Hops event. If you were able to bunny hop the set of triple barriers you were rewarded with a six-pack of our hoppy Dale's Pale Ale. Zach White was the only one to make it happen, twice. Here are some images of the day.
Arguably one of the fastest women on the planet, Georgia G ran competitvely in the Mens Cat 3 race before handing it to the women's field for 45 more minutes.
DPA/Spot Brand superwoman Jen G held her own in the women's race on her Spot singlespeed.
a fast crew...Colby Pierce took home a 12 pack of Old Chub & the win in the uber competitive Men's Open class.
The RockyMount boys kickin it post race in front of the Valmont Bike Park tent. If you want to ensure we are cross racing there next year at this time click HERE & play your role with a donation yo!
Westy continues his comeback from the ankle injury with a solid 7th place.

Friday, October 17, 2008

we be headin to the RALLY OF THE DEAD

Rally of the Dead
October 21st Tuesday, Movie Premiere,
Never Forget the Feeling, by Chase Orrick@Abbey Theatre, a film documenting
the 2008 Durango DEVO junior development team, doors open at 6pm.
Sponsored by Trails 2000

October 23rd Thursday, Tour de Mort
Group ride to awaken the Dead, meet at Durango Cyclery at 530pm
Bring tons of beer and smokes.

October 24th Friday, The Zombie Ball and Bike Porn Film Tease
@ the Powerhouse Museum, 21 and over, doors open at 6pm with DJ
Tricerahops and the Rainbow Machete Crew. Sponsored by New Belgium

October 25th Saturday, Rally of the Dead stage race
Registration at 945-10am at Stoner Park, $6.66 entry fee, (5$ for Pologeist,)
Race at 10amish

October 25th Saturday at 10pm, Live Awards Show
@ the Abbey Theatre, music and awards, open to the public at $10.00 a head,
Soft Hands from Long Beach, CA and Tunnel from San Francisco will be playing
for us. Opening act Black Market Electric. Sponsored by Wagon Wheel Liquors

October 26th Sunday, Pologeist
10am at Buckley Park, the 4th annual polo tournament. 5$ a head, will play till
2pm, round robin format, teams of three, Sponsored by Oskar Blues Brewery

Polo night number 1 in the books

We finally got this baby rollin...the first 'bout saw a full contact version of the game that may offend authentic Polologists.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

aahhhh yeah....we be ready for some polo yo!

got the custom DPA mallet ready b*tches.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bike Polo - Tomorrow Wednesday 10/14

We're attempting the first Bike Polo session tomorrow Wednesday at Oskar Blues Longmont location 'round 5:30ish. A few of us will be stopping by a bit earlier with mallets & the ball so come by a bit early if you have a chance.


GABF: Saturday Pictures from

A view from Photo Eddie's talented eye...I think the pictures speak for themselves...Dig 'em.