Thursday, June 22, 2017

State of the State

The grammar sucks ..but you cant deny the simple facts...we have it pretty darn good...

Waterford/Gratten worlds
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

Dan Yankus
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

AAVC this season they laid an egg..but for the most the AAVC means well..i suppose

the Wolverines
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

Base media
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

Lowell 50
this race needs more love..well laid out and executed so neatly

3t exploro
i get much as T love to poke turds at it..its a pretty cool being poor

Lumberjack 100
do this race once before you die just to understand how inhuman it is to place top 10...

Arcadia grit and gravel
see 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 him its for the best 

Maple Hills RR
Jason Young kept this one alive and Jason Young is a rad 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

Addison Oaks
once a muddy quagmire of miserable smelly 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

Facebook/social media
like hard alcohol..good in small does deadly in too 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 EPS..

Kevin C
no one looks better than guy..cept maybe Jimmy McMurray in the 80s

Michigan CX
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 come show up

you ride train..and race

united we stand together we fall..
Enjoy as we are all part of the goodthings


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Quietly the Flying Rhino's keep southeast Michigan road racing alive with a solid bi-weekly race.