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:

Route Map:

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The Brotherhood

Thursday, September 30, 2010

TNR Summary 9/29/10

With the sun shining and the temperature at 72 we headed out for our 28th ride of the season last night, numbers we down but the quality of the ride was high. I heard 5 people showed up last night to a cancelled ride, wow, we have come a long way. We started with 13: Emily, Rob, Loren, Todd, Banky, Alex, Brad, Rexico, Jeff, Webbcorp, Kemp, Cody & Ralph. Woaa! Wait! Cody? That can't be right, Cody Brown is going to Chiropractic College in Atlanta, Georgia? But it is right, Cody came from Atlanta to do the Tuesday Night Ride!After some pleasantries and losing Loren to a broken spoke we got down to business. Hard attacks up Annis Hill cleared a break of five. Ralph attacked, then Todd, then Jeff, hot damn! Going into the second sprint we saw the turn of speed Cody had when he left, he still has it, as he blew by everyone for W.Heading toward Catholic Church Road (above) the herd is ready to light it up for the 4th sprint, it was that way all night.After some... Hmmmm... adjustments we pushed forward toward the tunnel of trees and some top end speeds before rolling into Mason. Webbcorp attacked out of the group, but in the end Ralph pulled it back as we approached the Mason City Limit sign, I'm not sure who won that sprint because my head was resting on my handlebar as I was catching my breathHaving laid the law down on the road Cody and Todd took time for a photo op in front of the Mason Courthouse. What a night boys (and girl, I don't think Emily missed but 1 of 28).Happy Trails Cody, hope to see you back again soon.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Game on for Wednesday Night @ 5:30 9/29/2010

Game on for Wednesday Night @ 5:30 9/29/2010
Every one of these might be the last. First and foremost we face the problem of a lack of daylight and secondly falling temperatures. Well we are in luck today, we have both. Twilight is 7:55 PM and at ride time it's supposed to be sunny and about 70 degrees. Pay yourself first, get out and ride with your brothers from other mothers.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday Night Ride Summary September 21, 2010

We all suffer from one of two pains, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons. With that in mind we pushed on deeper into the season than ever before on TNR, no regrets... pain, but no regrets. Bike racers have a high tolerance for pain, but even within our finite, somewhat warped sect, some of us stand out, as if TNR is not painful enough, Loren scheduled a root canal 3 hours before the ride. I'm not a tooth scientist, but it seems to me that having the intricate recesses of your mouth drilled and then taking your heart rate to 180 for two hours has got to hurt, you are born again hard Loren. Eric Sneider joined us from St. Paul Minnesota, we had a two man break in Ann Arbor 6 years ago, have not seen him since, great to have you on our ride Eric. The Boyne City Bomber took the KOM on 36, nice work.
If your wondering how fast it was last night, below is our motor pacer, that is none other than Fast Freddie Anderson. He traded his bike saddle on this night for a Yamaha R1 which can do the quarter mile faster than an Enzo Ferrari. NO ONE has any interest in giving up on the season, when asked all hands were in the air, so we soldier on next week. We have got to be turning pedals at 5:30 PM though, but if we do, there should be no problems with daylight. Webbcorp, OUT!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ronde Van Stoney

If you have not had enough racing yet this year don't forget the Ronde Van Stoney this Saturday. This should be a great race!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

TNR Summary 9/14/10

And so the cycle goes on, the life of a bike racer, your either chasing or being chased. We continued this song and dance for the 26th time this year. We started with 19 riders and many new faces, Daytona (sorry forgot your name my brother), Joe Law, and to add a national flavor Tony from beautiful Blountville Tennessee. The ride was fast and hard, and why not blow ourselves apart, what are we saving it for? The skies gave us some teardrops at the end of the night, sadness over seeing a season winding down, serious, not a cloud in the sky & a dozen rain drops.

We all came to the realization that time is not on our side, to that end we are moving the start time next week to 5:30, we are not giving up. We have a half year in by now, and we can roll on. Don't forget the TT Thursday to keep those legs turning over. Ride on! Webbcorp

Friday, September 10, 2010

TNR MBRA Points update

Well, it's been a long and successful season for many of us on Tuesday Night Ride. The strength of our ride has made us all stronger. Some of us have thrown ourselves into racing on the weekend and I wanted to recognize some of you:

MBRA points champions:
* Leslie Gaines women category 3

* Webbcorp men's 45+
Other points highlights
* Emily Flynn 2nd overall womens category 3
* Ben Cox 3rd overall category 4

* Loren Simons 4th overall men's 55+

* Fast Freddie Anderson 7th overall 55+
* Randall Rodd 10th overall category 3

Also, for some reason they do not tabulate points for category 5, but if they did I have to believe Craig Newell would have won. Craig won the Cherry Roubaix road race, placed 3rd at the EGR State Championship criterium, 2nd place at the Maillot Jaune road race, 4th at the BTR criterium, 2nd at the Mount Pleasant road race, 11th at West Branch road race & (crap my hands getting sore from typing) 6th at the Kensington road race. Those boys did not want to see Craig at the start line. Congrats on a great season to Craig and to everyone who threw their hat into the ring at the MBRA races.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

TNR Summary 9/7/10

We had some light winds last night, no sorry wrong night, the winds were out of the west at 30+ MPH which made last nights' ride one of the most difficult of the year.

Couple that with TNR alumnus Alan Antonuk (above) and Adam York (below) showing up for the ride and you had the makings for the perfect storm, and I was told I did not help matters... bygones.

Steve was back out from Boyne City and Blaine and lot's of newcomers including Daphne and Alex from MSU (it was a tough night last night guys don't give up on us and thanks for coming).

Daylight is going to start to be an issue because we chose to live at the 44th parallel and its September, please let me know if starting the ride next week is a problem at 5:45, LET ME KNOW. If it's an issue for too many we might try one more at 6:00 PM.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Tuesday Night Ride Preview - School is Back in Session

First, we made it over to Trophy's DE Grumpy crit today. Fast Freddie pulled out 2nd place, my only regret was not pulling back the Canadian so he could have gotten the W. Nice work Fast Freddie.

School is back in session and tomorrow we are all going to learn some very valuable lessons. What lessons? Tomorrows lessons will be on the physical attributes of your crucifixion on the bike. Your Professors for tomorrow will be Dr. Crosby. He has a PhD in attacking and his dissertation was on the brain shutting down during track sprints. Also, we have some visiting professors from Ann Arbor. First we have Dr. Alan Antonuk who is a Professor of the synergism between the Body and the Bike. Dr. Antonuk will be demonstrating how to tear muscle fibers while trying to sprint at speeds reaching 38 MPH. And finally we have Professor Adam York. The distinguished Dr. York has a PhD in kicking ass and taking names, and roll call is at 6:00 PM.

As mentioned earlier every mug that shows face tomorrow gets a free Panchero's Burrito compliments of Steve, NO! NOT Steve this time! Compliments of Rick Oberle!

Word on the street is we might hit 40 tomorrow. What do I mean 40? Riders and MPH both!

So Come On! Get your bad self down to College and Cedar.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Double Potowatami lap, Webbcorp, Crosby & No. 7.

Garmin Double Potowatami lap file here - Details

I learned some things today and confirmed some other things I already knew. First what I learned. Turns out Dr. Michael Clayton Kemp was issued the 7th NORBA license ever. Yes Mike raced off-road professionally before he became a milk scientist. I also learned that Potowatami will chew you up and spit you out on a rigid bike, and no a 29r does not help AT ALL! So on to what I already knew. Brian Crosby is fast and his speed does not diminish when he travels off-road.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Final Night in The August Sprint Series

Cooler than a Budweiser on ice, hotter than the rolling dice, wilder than a drunken fight, we all fried tonight! Ok, I stole that, but it fits, last night was as fast and hard as any ride we have had this year. We started with 19 riders, there was some kind of Spartifornification thing going on at MSU which was not a good reason to miss the ride but many did, they will pay for it next week. Two new faces in the herd; Blaine who is up to go to MSU and rides for Wolverine & Steve from Boyne City, thanks for joining us men, join the blog! Steve made the ride, nice work, that alone is not easy and Blaine even got into the points on his first night, great work.

Congrats to Brian Crosby for winning the August Sprint Series sponsored by Capital Fund Title. Brian and Jen will be headed up to Bellaire to recreate and drink Huma Lupa Licious at Short's Brewery this month. Finishing off the podium for the series was Craig and then Jeff. We had 19 different people in the points for the series, that is really a testament to the strength of our group.

For the night, I managed to eek out a W on one night of the series, but I think Brian may have just felt sorry for me like seeing a dog with only three legs or something.

Steve, thanks, it has really hurt, but been a lot of fun.

Remember the Hill Climb TT series starting Thursday (Hover over LABELS below for link to course)

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