You guys want to talk about races that we’re actually attending? Me to. Let’s move on.
We’re two races into the MFG series and Hodala has taken 3 of the top 10 in both races so far. Myers has 3rd and 2nd place finishes under his belt and looks like he’ll be able to hold it down for us while Craig is away doing important things like winning the Wheelers and Dealers race at ‘Cross Vegas and then taking both days of the USGP in Sun Prarie, WI by an average of 2 minutes in the SSers.
Speaking of winners – after her stint with the Raleigh Clement squad was up this year, Jenni Gaertner opted to stick around and race with Hodala for awhile. She won the ladies SS at Kick-Off cross two weeks ago. We’re excited to have her aboard as our ladies team continues to grow.
It hasn’t quite been coming up roses for everyone over here at Hodala HQ. Saturday managed to produce upwards of 40 stitches in two of our riders and a broken/dislocated finger.
In addition to that a few of us were subjected to this photo after Big Finn Hill.
And this one when I asked why the hell I was receiving nudes at nearly midnight.
Our beloved Ham has also finally shat the bed. Its many issues are apparently unrepairable, but we’ll continue to drag its corpse around Weekend-at-Bernie’s-style for the rest of the season. Maybe we’ll set it on fire at Woodland Park? Dig an enormous hole and bury it? We’re open to suggestions – leave ’em in the comments. I’ll start preparing a Ken Burns-ian photo montage with “The Way They Were” playing in the background. So get ready for that.
Also get ready for some fun stuff that we’ve got coming up. We’ll have a store in the very near future with some never-before-seen items for sale.
In spite of all of this misfortune, Joe was able to pull off the rare Dirty Randy after Lake Sammamish on Sunday. Congratulations, F Joe.
Oh, our juniors squad also took its first win a couple of weeks ago when Truman “won” the competitive push bike division.
That’s all I’ve got for today. While MFG takes a week off some of us will be heading north to either Killer Cross in Bellingham or the Vancouver double header that is being put on by our buddy Matt from Mighty Cycling. See you there.
5 Replies to “Killing it (and ourselves, apparently)”
Yeah, buddy! Sorry for Randy but come get sucker punched in a bar in Bellingham, it will make you feel better! Nothing like racing with a broken jaw, eh?
Oh, and leave the tall Lake Sammamish and even Big Finn Hill gears at home. This mo-fo course has got MOUNDS. You could even bury a ham in it. There may already be one in there, I don’t know.
The girls squad is killing it too, lest you forget. Freakin’ boys club.
Yes they are. That’s why I mentioned Jenni winning her race. No one gets a “killing it” if a Kitten appears in the race results ahead of them (cough*Marcy*cough).
Myers’ daughter also won her kids race a week ago, but I didn’t have a photo of that.
Hey Ryan, how many Kittens have you finished in front of or behind this season?
Plenty both ways, but I am decidedly not “killing it.” If anything these races are killing me and my mediocre-at-best fitness level.
I am super proud of all of our ladies.