The 2011 Iceman Cometh kicked off today with the Ice Cycle Expo. The 4,500 racers and more than a few thousand fans will trickle through the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa to see vendors from around the country. TREK, Specialized, … Continue reading →
After politely skipping the cyclocross last weekend, Cody, Joe and Wes Sovis will take the start in beautiful Lowell, Michigan for the Lowell 50. The race this Saturday marks the inaugural edition of the gravel road race, similar to the Barry-Roubaix that kicks off the cycling season.
After nearly two months divided on different racing schedules across the state, Thompson O’Neil Law with bring its full compliment of riders to Thompsonville, Michigan, for the Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic.
A thundering Cody Sovis leads the race at Big M. He'll look to do similar damage at Pando.
TOLaw’s Classics riders Cody, Wes and Joe Sovis are prepping for what has been called the Spiral of Doom, the Circle of Certain Consternation, and the Whirling Dervish in the past few days. (Admittedly, all of these references came in the preceding sentence) The Pando Fall Classic is a staple of Michigan mountain biking, an annual test of late-season strength, climbing and guts.
Heading into the Fall Classics, TOLaw will not attend an altitude training camp as they’d hope. The squad had looked at a potential trip to utilize high altitude training, so popular among cyclists and endurance athletes in modern sports, in order to properly prep for the string of races this fall so important to the team’s mission. Team Director Dan O’Neil said the team would focus and train “here at home where everything is cheaper” rather then spend thousands on a trip to Livorgnio .
It is hard to believe that Cherry-Roubaix has arrived. It seems just yesterday that I was riding around in the snow in March; ten pounds overweight and suffering in the world-famous strong winds of Allendale.
To think of the time and effort I have put in over those months in between then and now is almost jaw dropping. And I’m only an amateur! No one is paying me to do this stuff. But that indicates how much we all love the sport; it’s not the money invested into a bike, but the time spent on a bike. Continue reading →
With only one day remaining before the Downtown Sprints kick-off the 2011 Cherry-Roubaix, the registration tally is ticking off more and more cyclists ready to test themselves over the weekend. Over 1,000 bikes are expected in town this Friday, Saturday and Sunday as the Lycra-clad warriors of the road converge on the crossroads of cycling in Traverse City.