Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
For our race we are planning on staging at the top on Moser Rd. To get there you drive up Hyalite and turn left on the gravel road before the campground. There are plenty of pullouts near the top for parking. We are definitely encouraging travelers and Bozemanites to come up the night before and camp out. There are two nice flat clearings with fire pits right between the uphill and downhill trails. After the race we will be able to relax, enjoy the views, and hopefully have some good eats.
If you have any questios please let us know. We will be posting more info as the date gets closer.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Saturday morning my friend and I headed out bright and early for Lewistown Idaho. For those of you that never made the trip down highway 12 you are missing something. Absolutely beautiful. This was our 4th trip to this race venue and I was the lone mule in Idaho this weekend.
We arrived and got into one of the little cabins along the Snake River. I highly recommend this option and if you go in on it with someone it can be almost as cheap as a camping site. I called up Chad at the Red Barn Shop to see if he was coming, the weather was fabulous. Then I loaded up with Carbo Rocket and potato chips and hit the race loop.
I even had enough time out on course to talk to someone about doing the Butte 100 (Triple Ring Productions). I am happy to announce two people gave me a ‘verbal’ commitment to do it … kool!
After a restless night wondering what the heck I was doing riding a 6 hour 7,000 feet of climbing mountain bike ride before a race. It was all about relaxing and getting in some good training so I didn't sweat it too much.
The next day we all lined up and I put in a solid effort. I didn't start off with a bang like last week but instead hung back because I thought I could mark any big attacks. It was a good thing because on lap 1 I had to regroup every one twice and the leader missed some corners.
So I spun easily up the first climb feeling like a rock star. the Turner Flux that I got from Red Barn just rocketed up the thing. From the top I looked back along the ridge and there was no one for a million miles. I knew that ol Turny would completely set the downhill part of the course on fire and that it did.
I cruised to take the win. I basically was able to practice my long distance pace due to the fact that no pros showed up and everyone was so laid back. It was a good time in the sun and dirt. Although I had a strong performance on the bike by “swag grab” skills were lacking. I got picked twice and froze when I got to the table. I ended up with nutrition products …o/o
Check out the photos by Scott Trost!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Bill Martin here and posting some highlights from my own blog to update the herd on what went down last Saturday in Idaho.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
April 17-18, 2009
Gallatin County Fairgrounds
Selling all types of bicycles, bike related parts, accessories, tools, clothing, bike and jogging strollers
To sell a bicycle or bike related item:
Bring it to the Gallatin County Fairgrounds on Friday, April 17 between 4-7 p.m.
Pay a $1 consignment fee per item
Tag each item with a sales invoice provided by GVBC
Experienced volunteers will be available to help appraise items
You have the opportunity to list both a full price and a discount period price (12-1 p.m.)
You must return to the swap between 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 18th to find out which of your items sold and which you must retrieve
What happens if an item sells?
GVBC receives a 15% commission on all sales and we will mail you a check
What happens if an item does not sell?
· Bring your sales invoice to pick up unsold items between 1:00-2:30 p.m. the day of the Swap – Saturday April 18th.
· Items not retrieved by 2:30 p.m. Saturday will be donated to a local charity.
Buying a bicycle or bike related item:
Sale hours on Saturday April 18th
7:30-8:00 a.m. Open to GVBC members that work the Swap
8:00-9:00 a.m. Open to GVBC members only
9:00-11:45 a.m. Open to General Public
11:45-12:00 p.m. All buyers leave the buildings in preparation prior to the
12:00-1:00 pm Discount sales period
GVBC accepts cash and checks –sorry, no credit cards
How do I join GVBC?
Join at the Spring Party (check the GVBC web page for actual date)
Friday April 17th during the consignment period
Saturday morning April 18th between 7- 8:30 am
By mail to GVBC, P.O. Box 6425 Bozeman, 59771
Get a membership application from the GVBC web page:
Out-of-town sellers or sellers with more questions -- Contact Tom: email@example.com
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Harriman State Park put this race on really well with lots of support and a really nice course. Did I mention good prizes! Hopefully in the future the size of the race will grow. The mules will be there again.
Thursday, February 19, 2009