Friday, October 31, 2008

Race Calendar

This is just in from our on the scene reporter, Gabe Scoop Garcia

The 2009 road racing calendar is up (for the most part)

Not all the races are posted, some of the promoters are still finalizing their dates. One new race that I noticed is the UCSB road race at Sisquoc, the same weekend as the Island View Crit. For what I’ve heard, it might be the same course as “The Good Old Days” road race.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Cyclocross = Beer?

Kimberly, fresh off her award winning appearance at the Chicken Ranch awards dinner won't let her season end. Great Job Kimberly!

Well, I attempted my first Cyclocross race yesterday, SpookyCross in Irvine! The good news is that I podiumed! 3rd place! And it was the biggest womens 3/4 field in a so-cal Cross race to date, or so they said! And in 'cross, beer is part of the prize!


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ready Set Climb!

There have been some fun Gibralter climbs organized by Eschelon in the past. Here is your chance to do a time trial organized by UCSB. The benefits will go to the Kendra Chiota Payne Memorial Fund, Bike Safety Awareness and the UCSB Triathlon Team. You can check it out at the registration page. There is a 200 rider cap so don't wait, I'm sure this sufferfest will fill up quickly!

Here are some of the details

Saturday, January 10, 2009, 08:00 AM
Check-In begins at 6:30am day of the race. Time Slots filled as participants check in. Participants responsible for being at start line at their designated time.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Santa Barbara Duathlon

Those Chickens just don't know when to stop competing. Congratulations Joe, Matt, Lee, & Brennan. See the photos


Well, I finally got that 2nd place monkey off my back by actually winning something on Sunday. But I must admit I was inspired to dig a little deeper by witnessing the performances of a few other athletes.

New Chicken Rancher Lee Carter won the "old guys" division in Sunday's Duathlon, and our own Joe Howell won the "really old guys" division by a mile. But that's no surprise. Joe wins everything. I'd call him a sandbagger but I checked his birth certificate and he's legit. But seriously he does win everything! He won the Carp Tri, the SB tri, and everything else he tries. I heard that after the Duathlon on Sunday he entered a Body Building Competition at East Beach and he won that too! Apparently, he beat out Old Man Steve in a pose off.

My 12 year old son Brennan also inspired me by winning the 18 and under division. Nevermind that he was the only kid under 18 in the race. A win is a win! He did finish an impressive 15th overall in the sprint race.

I know that while we were skipping along the beach on Sunday a few other Chicken Ranchers were throwin' down at Big Bear on MTB's at the Fall Classic. I'd love to hear a race report from somebody if you get a chance?

See ya soon,


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wednesday Night Ride

Santa Barbara Mountain Bike trail Volunteers will be hosting our Wednesday evening ride this Wed.

We leave Rocky Nook Park at 5:30 pm, for an easy/ moderate 1 1/2 hour ride. Lights may not be required, but bring something just in case.