Watch ”Le Tour de Pants” with Ali Selim on Vimeo

2nd Long Distance Ride Report (Preliminary)

Sunny, some wind, and how do you say, …cold. 5 riders.

Watch “Making The Coolest Team In Pro Cycling: L39ION Of LA & Justin Williams” on YouTube

Reminder: 2nd Long Distance Preseason Prep Ride, Sun., Feb. 16th


The ride will be going to Grafton, Oberlin, Wakeman, and New London for distances of 34, 54, 76, and 105 flat miles. If you want to do distances shorter than the planned distances you can pick your turn-around points. Each week a group of riders opt for shorter distances.
The rides will start at 9:00 am on Lee Rd. and Stanford Rds. in Berea.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18571955
Here are the distances planned:

Warm-up Route Grafton McDonald’s 34 miles
Short Route Oberlin (Rear) of The Slow Train Café 58 miles
Medium Route Wakeman BP Station 76 miles
Long Route New London Subway 105 miles

Cue sheets will be available.

“No Whining, No Cheating, No Drugs, No Motorized Vehicles, and No Abusing the Organizer”

2nd Long Distance Preseason Prep Ride, Sun., Feb. 16th


The ride will be going to Grafton, Oberlin, Wakeman, and New London for distances of 34, 54, 76, and 105 flat miles. If you want to do distances shorter than the planned distances you can pick your turn-around points. Each week a group of riders opt for shorter distances.
The rides will start at 9:00 am on Lee Rd. and Stanford Rds. in Berea.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18571955
Here are the distances planned:

Warm-up Route Grafton McDonald’s 34 miles
Short Route Oberlin (Rear) of The Slow Train Café 58 miles
Medium Route Wakeman BP Station 76 miles
Long Route New London Subway 105 miles

Cue sheets will be available.

“No Whining, No Cheating, No Drugs, No Motorized Vehicles, and No Abusing the Organizer”

Check out “#269 John Hoopingarner Reports on Bike Sebring 12-24”

 

 

 

…from Lee Kreider on Vimeo

http://https://vimeo.com/390889391

 

CANCELLED: Saturday’s Ride

The roads may be unsafe on Saturday morning.  Looks like we won’t be getting a thaw until Saturday afternoon.  We will give it a try on Sunday.  Meanwhile, train hard.

 


“No Whining, No Cheating, No Drugs, No Motorized Vehicles, and No Abusing the Organizer”

From: Laurie A.Skul – I Need Your Professional Opinion

Do you think it is okay to get high?

 

Attitudes are changing and laws are changing, so what do you think? Is it okay to get high? I want to get high, but I want you to be okay with it. I want to get REALLY high…you know…ROCKY MOUNTIAN HIGH? Is it okay for me to get high if I am doing it for the TREES?

Well, I hope you agree that is okay, because I want to get REALLY high at this year Tour des Trees and of COURSE, once again, I need your help! Yep – I have signed up for my eighth Tour des Trees! This year, we will be Rollin’ the Rockies in Colorado, so I am gonna get REALLY high! You know – ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH! (What did you think I was talking about? 😉)

So, if you have received these emails before – you know the drill! If you aren’t interested in finding out how I am going to beg for your contribution this year, feel free to just click the link below and contribute to my ride!

 

Please help me help the TREES!

Deciduous tree https://tour-des-trees-2020.everydayhero.com/us/laurie-skul-s-fundraising-page Deciduous tree

Every year I try to find new ways to tell you about why I love this event and why TREE Fund work is so important. I completed my first Tour in 2013 and the event changed my life! This event has made me a better cyclist, a better tree advocate and a better human. Although I work at a tree care company, I don’t have many opportunities to make a difference in our industry. This event gives me an opportunity to spend a week talking about trees, educating people about the benefits of trees, surrounded by passionate tree folks, all while riding my bike! You want to support that, right? Just click the link above (or below) and contribute!

Need more convincing? As has become my tradition, I am challenging myself to an EPIC challenge to kick off my fundraising campaign! This year’s Tour des Trees will cover 321.5 miles and include 23,101 feet of climbing. In the past couple of years, I have challenged myself to do the Tour miles, on my indoor trainer in a week. This year, since my goal is to get HIGH – you know – Rocky Mountain High, I am challenging myself to complete the Tour miles AND elevation gain, indoors in five days. Of course, there is fancy technology and equipment involved, but the climbing I will be doing indoors WILL replicate real climbing!

In order to complete this feat, I needed to design my own “Tour.” This will be completed with no wonderful support – no tree dedications – no encouragement from my cycling peers – just hours and hours and hours and hours, indoors, in my pain cave, climbing imaginary mountains. I am calling it the “TdT 2020 Tour of Watopia.” How am I going to replicate the higher elevation? I thought about doing the whole thing with a plastic bag over my head, but I’m still working through the details!

Come on – you HAVE to respect that kind of commitment, right? Here’s the link! You know what to do…

https://tour-des-trees-2020.everydayhero.com/us/laurie-skul-s-fundraising-page

If anyone has the equipment and wants to join me on the TdT 2020 Tour of Watopia, here is the planned route! Whew – gonna be a LONG few days! Oh – and I will be happy to take a random drug test anytime…

Thanks in advance for your continued moral and financial support! It means a lot to me!

                       

Help me help the TREES!

Thanks!

Laurie

Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot: 2020 Chili March Metric Returns

 

 

 

 

Date: Sat., March 28
Ride Begins: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Lakewood Park

Register Here

Greetings Fellow Cycling Enthusiast:

As a prior rider of the Chili March Metric, you’re familiar with the exhilarating routes, the great people you meet along the way, and that special feeling of accomplishment that comes with conquering a unique challenge.

That tradition continues Saturday March 28 with the 2020 Chili March Metric. This year we’re riding in honor of our dear friend and CMM founder John Clay who passed away unexpectedly last year.

If you’ve already registered, many thanks and we look forward to welcoming you on ride day.

If you haven’t signed up yet, no worries, there’s still time to get in on early-bird pricing! It’s just $16 until Feb. 29 and that includes a groovy pair of free socks at check in: https://lakeeriewheelers.org/event-3615876

Check-in about an hour before riding begins at 8:30 a.m. from the Women’s Pavilion inside Lakewood Park. The 100K and 50K route options feature beautiful Metropark views, crisp air, tasty lunch stops, SAG support, and fantastic prizes at the finish line courtesy of our great sponsors below!

Thanks and look forward to seeing you again,
Your Friends at the Lake Erie Wheelers

PS: Lake Erie Wheelers membership is not required to participate in the CMM but you’re more than welcome to join LEW to gain access to our wide variety of weekly rides and special events throughout the year such as the summer picnic bash and the holiday celebration in December.

The Weatherneck Quick Release Bandana