Thursday, June 22, 2017
State of the State
The grammar sucks ..but you cant deny the simple facts...we have it pretty darn good...
The heart of it all..if it weren't for these races..some folks wouldn't have a purpose..and we wouldnt have burnout..we are dam lucky these two venues have stayed consistent..for some there whole season is made at these places..and for others..they dont even know they exist
The Black Ace crit
insanely hard for even the most skilled riders..its kinda of sad its the last of the true 90 min crits left..there sheer length is enough send most into a body bag..the masters racing is probably the hardest you will see in our scene..sad thing it doesn't get the respect it deserve..if you missed it this year or never went you missed a great asset to your scene..pity it probably saw its last race there
This guy is goofy..hard to read and even more silly and unpredictable in a race,,but dam hard not to love a guy that wears pink shoes,
Scott is TMS..T dunno what T loves more his easy going personality..or the fact he can peak his ass off in mid June and then burn himself into a fiery molted lactic mess and keep on smiling
It dont matter if its an old 70s Schwinn or the new electro shifting spend too much cuz you got plastic ones..there fun and fitted well you can haul ass..
despite all the T hate early on T gets it and its a great fun tool to aide when you need aide..the worst thing folks can do is get too overly wrapped up in its competition
Ok..so this season they laid an egg..but for the most the AAVC means well..i suppose
not quite as solid as in years past..there still Wolverines and with a repuitation of puttin out some solid guys for decades..mucho love
good for the scene and for the competition..young..kinda/sorta personal..but overall a healthy breathe breathed onto a scene that needs its..
The Lathrup team
man..the legends team..soo much so.. it gives T goose bumps...If there ever was a squad that probably had more knowledge and wins than this team..i wanna know
love these guys..I would give anything to see an old school reunion of all the guys that have worn the colors at some point..
Kinetic Fitness coaching
with a reputation of being a real world..real human coach..nuff said...
love him..hate him..whatever if your in the DC circle your in good company cuz this guy is pretty badass
this race needs more love..well laid out and executed so neatly
i get it..as much as T love to poke turds at it..its a pretty cool thing.....sucks being poor
do this race once before you die just to understand how inhuman it is to place top 10...
Arcadia grit and gravel
see above..one of these events that needs love
they mean well....
The Alma GP
JBbaby is makin good on his drive..ok so he peaks early and shoots his wad right outta the gate..support him its for the best
Maple Hills RR
Jason Young kept this one alive and Jason Young is a rad dude..so if you dont support him eat a dick
The Zeeleand Crit
wow..when a town comes out in full support on Friday night its a good thing..keepin th schedule down to 3 races keeps the night short and folks from gettin bored..cuz we all know bike racin aint that much fun to gawk at..5 star event and super cool race promoters keep it fun
Island lake XC
why not put those hot laps to good use
once a muddy quagmire of miserable smelly shit...now one of the most well dialed trails around..if you hate mountain bike then you suck and have never riddin here
OK so its two worlds away to most folks still a badass solid race and TMS should embrace it more
hate seein a warrior go down this road..slow down big guy and take it easy bike racing and ridin are always here
like hard alcohol..good in small does deadly in too much..watch the rabbit hole as its long and twisty
Once kinda the bad guys of the road-scene..all that is gone and what you have left is solid horsepower and approachable dudes..good for the scene
man if t was younger..he would love to be part of this well oiled machine..
The Rival of the Bissell squad..EPS led by the Highlander is solid group of guys..lacking in the race knowledge..often makin up for it just sheer numbers...a group like this is something TMS always has..from the time of the West Coast Michigan Riders..to Bissell..to EPS..
no one looks better than guy..cept maybe Jimmy McMurray in the 80s
Its here..never complain you dont have races..The CX calander looks almost as good as the golden years
Mid/Upper Michigan MTB
what a great scene...soo much cool shit up there
whether you want to admit your the scene..you come here..you show up
you ride ..you train..and race
united we stand together we fall..
Enjoy as we are all part of the goodthings