Jeff and I are heading to the NC Gran Prix of Cyclocross in Hendersonville this weekend to do a little bike racing. Since this is a UCI Elite Race, the Pro races are gonna be incredible with guys and gals coming from all over the country to grab UCI points to help with their call ups at Nationals and their quest to make it to their respective national teams for World Championships. If you're near Hendersonville or are inclined to check out a 'cross race, this is the one to come see. The course features several vantage points to get a clear view of most of the race and the "Wall" feature is a great spot to hang out and ring the cowbells as the riders tackle a steep ride up that inevitably turns into a run up for some.
Our bachelor weekend will probably be a lot like The Hangover except no Las Vegas, baby, fat guy with a beard or Mike Tyson (hopefully). A visit to the Thirsty Monk may do just the trick for some post race recovery and will ensure a fresh set of legs for the next days race. There's always the Chocolate Lounge to assist with the serious medicinal implementation of chocolate to heal up any damage done by the day's racing as well. Other members of the team are heading down as well, so Fiets Maan Racing should be well represented in the old man races this weekend.
In other news: First, you may have noticed the opening of our online store this week. If you haven't checked it out yet, please give it a look. A new program that we will be running through our online store will be the Friday F*Y! Deal. Basically, we will have some product on very steep discount that will run for 24 hrs or until we are sold out. If you can help us spread the word, we'd be most appreciative.
The second thing new is that we are putting together a curriculum for a basic mechanic's class to be held after Christmas. After having many people ask, we're in a position now to put it together right. Included in the class will be a repair manual/textbook, a t-shirt showing how special you are with your new knowledge and special deals on tools to help you get geared up for some DIY bike repair. Details and sign ups will be coming in the near future, so stay tuned!
If you get nothing else accomplished this weekend, get out and ride your bike!