The Tuesday Night Ride for more than three decades has been one of the few disciplined & well choreographed training rides for Mid-Michigan racing cyclist. The ride emphasizes high average speeds and race finishing skills.

When and Where: 6:00 PM, College Rd. & Cedar Rd.

Our Ride is posted on MBRA Weekly Rides:

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The Brotherhood

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

“Sometimes you get. Sometimes you get got.” Author unknown

TNR Ride Summary 7/20/10: weather – Stunning, temperature – Perfect, riders –Twenty-Four.

Wade suggested we get a group picture last week so here it is, I didn’t catch everyone because there are not as many heads as were on the ride, so sorry if I missed you.

Jon was new to our ride last night. Jon I know it was a rough night, but stick with us, the payoff is high. Thanks for coming. We also had a returning guest, Justin Sprung came all the way from Kalamazoo, Michigan to join our ride, wow! Justin used to live here and ride with us, thanks for coming Justin!

It was a fast ride last night, what’s new? Banky rode away after sprint four, what’s new? Well, he did make it to Mason first this time although I think he definitely heard us coming, so Banky “sometimes you get.” Brian, got about all the points available last night, again, what’s new. Having Brian with us changes the dynamics of our entire ride in a very positive way, we can all see what is possible and challenge ourselves and go deeper than we ever could without someone of his caliber with us. The surges and extended hard work we did last night had to have resulted in some sore legs today.

Tyler and Brittany unceremoniously attacked us last night on a tandem bike creating quite a stir. Tyler said he was the one keeping it away but I swear Brittany was doing more work than the youngster.

Friday, July 16, 2010

August Sprint Series Sponsored by Capital Fund Title & Steve Smith

Time to let the cat out of the bag for the August Sprint Series Sponsored by Stephen Smith and Capital Fund Title!

There are five Tuesdays in August (lucky us) and here are the prizes for each Tuesday:

8/3 – winner receives dinner & a movie for two at NCG Eastwood Cinema, value $40.00

8/10 – winner receives dinner & a movie for two at Celebration Cinema, value $40.00

8/17 – winner receives a dinner at Stillwater Grill in Okemos, value $40.00

8/24 – winner receives a dinner at Dusty’s Cellar in Okemos, value $40.00

8/31 – winner receives a dinner at Bravo’s in Eastwood, value $40.00

Overall Series Winner – The overall series winner will receive a two night stay at Stone Waters Inn in Bellaire, Michigan to be used anytime in September, along with a gift certificate for dining at Short’s Brewing Company, hmmm…. Huma Lupa Licious! This is a fantastic area for riding also so bring your bike and you can mix it up with the Traverse City Boys on their weekly ride.

There will be some rules:
1. Must be a member of the Blog, no exceptions, not a member, not counted.
2. No crossing the yellow line, must hold line, or you will be DQ'd.
3. Points for overall will be tabulated based on finish but you can only win one weekly prize (if you already won, then 2nd place gets the weekly prize but you do keep the overall points).
4. More to follow!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

TNR Summary 7/13

Ok,let's get right to the point, this was the fastest and best ride we have had this year and we started on March 16th! We had 23 riders and the weather was stunningly beautiful. Thanks for coming John and Rex and Matt and Anthony all new or recently returning, we needed more wood for the fire. Brian Crosby took the KOM's. Craig watched Brian close down 20 meters on me in about 5 seconds going up hill and rolled by me and said simply "that was impressive." That boy has speed to burn. In all honesty I was so oxygen deprived I cannot even recount the sprint winners.

Don't forget the TT tomorrow night and remember it moved to 6 PM at Haslett Middle School.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tuesday Night Ride July 6, 2010 Recap

Ok, some formalities, if you did not come to the ride because of the heat please contact me so I can take you off my list of people I would go to combat with, you can still be my friend, but sorry no combat.

Onward, Ben Cox & Alan Finder won Most Aggressive Rider honors last night, they were still exhibiting anti-social behavior after the ride and in fact attacked a small child right after this picture was taken. The child was taken to hospital and survived but will never walk again.

The speeds are coming up, typical of July, too many attacks to count. All the stimulus limits my memory but I have sprint one going to Crosby, 2nd to Fast Freddie, 3rd to Todd, fourth to Todd and fifth to yours truly. On the Mason sprint a word of mention due, Ben attacked at the bottom of the last hill two miles out and I countered to stay with, in the end I rode past, but Leslie was able to hang on for 2nd despite all of the prisoners of cell block 8 sprinting as fast as they could for the gate.

Ben won a tube and Electrolyte tablets from Hammer and Alan won a road tube and finally Todd was a recipient of a tube benefit of CABO after Nikita flatted. If any of you have a rich uncle please ask them to buy Nikita a new bike, it is older than he is and might just weigh more than he does.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Safety & the Yellow line

Many of our own members have chimed in and I agree, we need to make sure first and foremost we keep everyone safe. So treat the yellow line like a brick wall. And if you see someone go over it yell at them, it's for their safety. We are all responsible to each other.

Tuesday Night Ride July 6, 2010

Forecast is sunny and 85, low humidity and southwest wind 10-12, I am not making this up, it will be that nice.

New month and a new series. The sprint competition was wildly successful, thanks to everyone involved. Turn the page… tonight’s competition is MOST AGGRESSIVE RIDER and the winner receives two Q-Tubes and some other swag. You do not need to win a sprint, or drop the field on your own, but you will need to impress the judges (all of us) that you turned yourself inside out to win the competition. Need more instruction on how to win, here are some judged categories: drool running from your mouth and nose if possible, mean and angry demeanor, torn connecting muscle fibers, blood coming out of your ears, singing “Halls of Montezuma” and or Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the name of” when you heart rate is 185+ at the top of your lungs, of being or exhibiting profound and uninhibited disregard for your musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiovascular systems simultaneously,

Should be fun, see you tonight boys and girls.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Time Trial Series - Every Thursday @ 5:30 Haslett MS

Time Trial Route is approx 9.5 miles...flat, out and back, no stop signs. We will meet at Haslett MS on Marsh road & roll out together to the start.

Where: Meet at Haslett MS
When: Thursday Eventings
Time: 5:30 PM

Hill Climb Thursday

Hill Climb Thursday
Hill Climb Thursday - click on image for Garmin File It's here! We started 9/2, ouch.

sprint Competition Sponsored By the Capital Area Bike Association

sprint Competition Sponsored By the Capital Area Bike Association

Thursday Night Time Trial Series Results

Thursday Night Time Trial Series Results
Thursday Night Time Trial Series Results