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WSJ A Queen of Mountain Biking Climbs All the Way Back

Tom Snitzer
 

A Queen of Mountain Biking Climbs All the Way Back
After injuries and a victory drought, former world champion Jolanda Neff gets her biggest win ever: Olympic gold in Tokyo
Jolanda Neff of Team Switzerland won gold. TIM DE WAELE/GETTY IMAGES

By Jason Gay
July 27, 2021 11:28 am ET
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“I had a really tough time, the last couple of years,” Jolanda Neff admitted, a gold medal draped around her neck.

There’d been a stretch, a few years ago, and a few years before that, when Neff ruled the sport of women’s mountain biking. The Swiss rider was a dominant World Champion and repeat World Cup winner whose preferred tactic was to burst from the start and blaze away from everyone, to the point Neff rode her own race, and didn’t worry about anyone else.  

Then: bad luck. Neff didn’t win a World Cup contest in 2019—not a disaster; she finished second at a lot of races; it just wasn’t her usual haul. Then there was an actual disaster: a brutal crash just before Christmas during a training ride in North Carolina, in which Neff ruptured her spleen, broke a rib and suffered a partially collapsed lung.

It would be a long road back. There’d be recovery and rehabilitation, and then, a global pandemic which shut down the sport and postponed the Tokyo Games. The grim delays gave Neff more time to mend and improve.

Still, when racing resumed in fall 2020, Neff wasn’t the rider she wanted to be.

It was hard to get used to that.

“When you’ve won a lot before, it’s tough when you suddenly don’t,” she said. “I always knew I just had to recover, I just had to get healthy again, I just had to take the time.”

“But it just takes longer and longer and longer, and you don’t even know: will you ever make it back to that level? Will you ever be able to race how you were able to race before?”

The setbacks wore at Neff’s confidence, said Tracey Moseley, the British mountain biking legend who works as a mentor to Neff’s pro outfit, Trek Factory Racing.

“The mental side comes into play,” Moseley said.

Still, “you don’t suddenly forget how to be the best bike rider in the world. It’s still there. It’s just a matter of being able to believe.”


Jolanda Neff celebrates while holding the Swiss flag.
PHOTO: TIM DE WAELE/GETTY IMAGES
Neff rode better this season, but wins at World Cup races continued to elude her. Six weeks ago, the 28-year-old suffered another crash, breaking her left hand and missing the final pre-Olympic race.

She went into Tuesday’s cross-country competition in Izu with a modest goal. “To have fun and enjoy it,” she said.

The pressure wasn’t on Neff; she wasn’t the favorite in a field with reigning world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Loana Lecomte, the 21-year-old French phenom who’d been crushing the circuit in 2021.  

But on the plus side: It rained. It rained a lot.

Tradition holds that there are two types of cyclists: Those who wake up, see rain, and groan, and those who wake up, see rain, and can’t wait to pedal straight out the door.

Neff is the latter.

“I love the rain,” she said.

Neff went out and had the race of her life. On a cloudy, misty, muddy afternoon, 60 miles south of Tokyo, she summoned her former, dominant self, blasting away from the pack early, surging past Lecomte, Ferrand-Prevot and every contender from Sweden, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, the U.S., and everywhere else.

It felt like a journey in a mountain bike time machine. Suddenly, Neff was where she loved to be: in first place, riding on her own, through the mud, trees and rocks. Neff prevailed at an Olympic test race in Izu in 2019, and though the hilly, technical course was modified early Tuesday because of the wet weather, her prior knowledge appeared to help. She dictated her own pace, smoothly set her own lines, and never got into trouble.

She basically threw down a masterpiece.

“A perfect race,” Neff called it.

It got even more perfect a minute or so after Neff crossed the finish line with a Swiss flag draped over her shoulders. That’s when the silver and bronze medalists appeared out of the woods and started charging down the final straightaway: Neff’s teammates, Sina Frei and Linda Indergand.

1-2-3. It was a Swiss sweep.


Jolanda Neff, center, with silver medalist Sina Frei, left, and bronze medalist Linda Indergand.
PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER JUE/SHUTTERSTOCK
At the finish, Neff’s rivals spoke admiringly of her win.

“It’s easy to cheer for someone when they’re on top, and write them off when they’re not,” said the U.S. rider Kate Courtney, the 2018 world champ, who had some memorable duels with Neff in the past, and finished 15th Tuesday. “Jolanda is someone who was on top for so, so long, and then had some challenges. She’s a true champion, and someone who really deserved this result.”

In victory, Neff talked about the people who had stuck behind her: the diligently-prepared Swiss national team, her team at Trek, her family, friends, and her boyfriend, downhill mountain bike racer Luca Shaw. It had been Shaw’s family who’d tended to Neff after her training crash in North Carolina.

“I feel like I’m just in a good place, with good people,” Neff said. “No matter what I’d have done today, those people would be here.”

She was back at the summit. Neff wasn’t sure if she’d get there, but she’d returned to the place she’d once known so well.

“I just had such a good feeling for today,” Neff said, confidently. “When the rain came, even more.”

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Thomas Snitzer
427 S Pine Ave.
Arlington Heights, Il. 60005
Cel (847) 847 8631


Re: Tuesday/Thursday early ride

Renee Broaddus
 

👍🏼 

To be precise, it’s Lake Cook east of Route 14, Main Street through town, and County Line west of the high school (stoplight). 🤓

Renee 

On Jul 27, 2021, at 10:19 AM, David Holtermann <david.holtermann@...> wrote:


Thanks Renee, that must be why Charlie T hasn't been joining us lately. I'll update the message next week. Charlie, we can't push that 20mph without you!

On Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 2:18 PM Renee Broaddus <velobella@...> wrote:
FYI.. It’s W. County Line Road once you get past the high school. 😉

Renee 


On Jul 26, 2021, at 1:21 PM, David Holtermann <david.holtermann@...> wrote:

The early ride continues this week, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6:15.

Details:
  • Meet at 6:15am at Old Hart Road and Lake-Cook
  • 26-mile loop through Barrington Hills, east on Cuba Road to Deerpath Road, and returning to the village on Hillside
  • The pace has been trending toward brisk (20mph+), but we regroup periodically, including after climbing Braeburn.

If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email (david.holtermann@...) or text (312-810-2630).

Thanks,
David Holtermann


Re: Tuesday/Thursday early ride

Charlie Thalheimer
 

That explains it!

Charlie Thalheimer
(847) 528-1819

On Jul 27, 2021, at 10:19 AM, David Holtermann <david.holtermann@...> wrote:


Thanks Renee, that must be why Charlie T hasn't been joining us lately. I'll update the message next week. Charlie, we can't push that 20mph without you!

On Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 2:18 PM Renee Broaddus <velobella@...> wrote:
FYI.. It’s W. County Line Road once you get past the high school. 😉

Renee 


On Jul 26, 2021, at 1:21 PM, David Holtermann <david.holtermann@...> wrote:

The early ride continues this week, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6:15.

Details:
  • Meet at 6:15am at Old Hart Road and Lake-Cook
  • 26-mile loop through Barrington Hills, east on Cuba Road to Deerpath Road, and returning to the village on Hillside
  • The pace has been trending toward brisk (20mph+), but we regroup periodically, including after climbing Braeburn.

If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email (david.holtermann@...) or text (312-810-2630).

Thanks,
David Holtermann


Thursday Night Ride - 5:30 - From Flesk Brewery

David Bergen
 

 

 Thursday Night Ride – 5:30 - From Flesk Brewery.... +/- 25 miles

Our route will take us by the church at 5:35 in case you are running late

This is our generic weekly map and is subject to minor changes.

No need to reply, just show up

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30055588

BBC members, support the bike shop that supports our club. Your active membership is good for the following discounts at both Village CycleSport locations in Barrington and Arlington Heights.  

  • In-Stock accessories: 15% Off
  • Special Order Accessories: 10% Off
  • Service Labor: 15% Off
  • Bikes: 7% Off
  • Electronics (Smart Trainers, GPS Computers ext...): 10% Off

Checkout their website at: Village CycleSport | Arlington Heights & Barrington, IL

The program is a personal discount only. Applies only to active BBC members.

 

 


Re: Tuesday/Thursday early ride

David Holtermann
 

Thanks Renee, that must be why Charlie T hasn't been joining us lately. I'll update the message next week. Charlie, we can't push that 20mph without you!

On Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 2:18 PM Renee Broaddus <velobella@...> wrote:
FYI.. It’s W. County Line Road once you get past the high school. 😉

Renee 


On Jul 26, 2021, at 1:21 PM, David Holtermann <david.holtermann@...> wrote:

The early ride continues this week, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6:15.

Details:
  • Meet at 6:15am at Old Hart Road and Lake-Cook
  • 26-mile loop through Barrington Hills, east on Cuba Road to Deerpath Road, and returning to the village on Hillside
  • The pace has been trending toward brisk (20mph+), but we regroup periodically, including after climbing Braeburn.

If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email (david.holtermann@...) or text (312-810-2630).

Thanks,
David Holtermann


Re: Tuesday/Thursday early ride

Renee Broaddus
 

FYI.. It’s W. County Line Road once you get past the high school. 😉

Renee 


On Jul 26, 2021, at 1:21 PM, David Holtermann <david.holtermann@...> wrote:

The early ride continues this week, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6:15.

Details:
  • Meet at 6:15am at Old Hart Road and Lake-Cook
  • 26-mile loop through Barrington Hills, east on Cuba Road to Deerpath Road, and returning to the village on Hillside
  • The pace has been trending toward brisk (20mph+), but we regroup periodically, including after climbing Braeburn.

If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email (david.holtermann@...) or text (312-810-2630).

Thanks,
David Holtermann


Tuesday/Thursday early ride

David Holtermann
 

The early ride continues this week, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6:15.

Details:

  • Meet at 6:15am at Old Hart Road and Lake-Cook

  • 26-mile loop through Barrington Hills, east on Cuba Road to Deerpath Road, and returning to the village on Hillside

  • Map here for Strava folks: https://www.strava.com/routes/2836727999377825312

  • The pace has been trending toward brisk (20mph+), but we regroup periodically, including after climbing Braeburn.


If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email (david.holtermann@...) or text (312-810-2630).


Thanks,

David Holtermann


Re: Tuesday Night Hilly Billy Ride

Sheri Rosenbaum
 

We have a new BBC Sponsor – Ice Cream Social (locally and family owned). To cool yourself off at the end of the ride, we can swing by before going to the cars and grab a scoop or two. Bring some $$$.

 

https://www.icecreamsocialbarrington.com/

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Sheri Rosenbaum
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2021 9:02 AM
To: BBC groups io
Subject: Tuesday Night Hilly Billy Ride

 

I’ll be hosting tomorrow’s hilly ride.   

 

Winners of the Tour de France draft can pick up their prizes before the ride. Ken has snagged the socks.

 

Start time: Butts in saddles 5:45pm

Start Location: Flesk Brewery

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30761176

 

As always, work the hills and regroup at key locations. It will be a hot one so bring plenty of water.

 

Enjoy the ride!!!

Sheri

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


Tuesday Night Hilly Billy Ride

Sheri Rosenbaum
 

I’ll be hosting tomorrow’s hilly ride.   

 

Winners of the Tour de France draft can pick up their prizes before the ride. Ken has snagged the socks.

 

Start time: Butts in saddles 5:45pm

Start Location: Flesk Brewery

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30761176

 

As always, work the hills and regroup at key locations. It will be a hot one so bring plenty of water.

 

Enjoy the ride!!!

Sheri

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


WSJ Cycling’s New Rock Star Is Also a Road Star

Tom Snitzer
 

Cycling’s New Rock Star Is Also a Road Star
Mountain biking gold medalist Tom Pidcock is the latest multi-discipline rider shaking up a sport where specialization was the norm
Tom Pidcock of Britain won the men’s mountain bike race. MATTHEW CHILDS/REUTERS

By Jason Gay
Updated July 26, 2021 8:29 am ET

He’s the latest of cycling’s “super riders”—omnivorous talents who refuse to specialize, because of their wide-ranging gifts for pedaling over asphalt, dirt, grass and rocks.

He’s also the youngest, and may prove to be the best.

Until now, 21-year-old Tom Pidcock of Great Britain was the up-and-comer looming in the shadow of a cross-discipline duel between 26-year-old sensations Mathieu van der Poel of the Netherlands and Belgium’s Wout Van Aert.

In men’s cycling, the WVA vs. MvdP rivalry has been the equivalent of Federer vs. Nadal.

No longer. Cycling’s Big Two is now a Big Three.

On Tuesday, the Yorkshire-raised Pidcock roared away from the pack to capture the gold medal in the men’s cross-country mountain bike race in Izu City, Japan.

It’s the first Olympic medal of Pidcock’s precocious career, and the first in mountain biking for cycling-mad Great Britain. It establishes the newly-professional Pidcock—already an elite rider in mountain biking, road racing, and cyclocross, the winter sport that is a muddy hybrid of both—as one of the sport’s most auspicious talents.


It also comes less than two months after Pidcock was struck by a car on a training ride, a collision that broke his collarbone in five pieces and shattered his bicycle.  

Barely eight weeks later in Japan, Pidcock outmaneuvered an impressive field of competition on the boulder-laden Olympic course, including current World Cup leader Mathias Flückiger, and Flückiger’s iconic Swiss teammate, seven-time world champion and defending gold medalist Nino Schurter.

Surging away from Fluckiger midway through, Pidcock spent the back half of the race riding alone. He never had to contend with van der Poel, who’d long targeted the mountain bike race, but suffered an early crash in which he toppled over his handlebars and hit the ground hard.

Clearly pained, van der Poel got back on his bike and attempted to catch back on, but he never returned to the lead pack, and eventually withdrew from the race.

It was Pidcock’s day—and more evidence of a shift in men’s cycling. Many elite cyclists grow up riding on a variety of surfaces, but once they turn pro, there’s pressure to specialize and stay there.

Borrowing a page from women’s cycling, where multi-hyphenate stars like Marianne Vos and Pauline Ferrand-Prevot move freely between the road and dirt, Pidcock, Van Aert and van der Poel have declined to lock into one discipline.


Tom Pidcock celebrates after winning the men’s mountain bike race.
PHOTO: MATTHEW CHILDS/REUTERS
They are not moonlighters, dipping into competitions where they cannot compete. They’re a threat in every race.

In February, van der Poel rode away from Van Aert to win the 2021 cyclocross world championship, as Pidcock finished fourth. All three then moved onto the spring road racing season, where they assembled a gaudy set of results. In April, Pidcock—who rides for Ineos Grenadiers, the British pro team that also features Richard Carapaz, winner of Saturday’s Olympic road race—outsprinted Van Aert to win the Brabantse Pijl one-day race in Belgium.

As the spring gave way to summer, van der Poel and Van Aert turned their attention to the Tour de France. Van der Poel won an early stage and spent close to a week in the Tour’s yellow jersey as the race leader before abandoning to focus on mountain bike training. Van Aert, in a stirring demonstration of his range, won three Tour stages, including a majestic double ascent of Mont Ventoux, and the final day sprint on the cobbles of the Champs-Élysées. After hustling through the airport to get to Tokyo, Van Aert then won silver in the Olympic road race.

Pidcock, meanwhile, homed in on mountain biking. Getting struck by a car in June nearly derailed the plan; his coach considered him “lucky” to escape with only a broken collarbone.

He got surgery, returned to the bike six days later, and went on to win a pair of World Cup races. Pidcock arrived in prime shape for Tokyo—and now has a gold medal to show for it.

Still, the pavement beckons. After the race, Pidcock hinted at the possibility he’ll make his Grand Tour debut in August at the Vuelta a Espana stage race. Cycling’s newest rock star will again hit the road. 
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Thomas Snitzer
427 S Pine Ave.
Arlington Heights, Il. 60005
Cel (847) 847 8631


Ride leader needed for tonight’s ride

Brad Peacock
 

I am out of town this week on business and will not be able to host tonight’s standing new members / casual ride.

If someone is able to host/post a ride tonight I know there are BBC members who will appreciate it!

Thanks,

Brad


WSJ The Math Ph.D. Who Just Shocked Olympic Cycling

Tom Snitzer
 

The Math Ph.D. Who Just Shocked Olympic Cycling
Austria’s Anna Kiesenhofer escapes early to fend off a confused Dutch superteam and capture gold
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Anna Kiesenhofer of Austria crosses the line to win the gold medal in the women’s cycling road race.
PHOTO: AP

By Jason Gay
Updated July 25, 2021 12:30 pm ET

The mathematician pedaled away from the bunch, right at the start. It was a flyer, to test her limits, and see how it goes.

Anna Kiesenhofer wasn’t considered a big threat in Sunday’s Olympic women’s road race. The Austrian cyclist wasn’t considered a threat at all. Her name did not appear on any list of pre-race contenders.

She was so unthreatening, Kiesenhofer assumed the big guns in the race would let her ride away at the beginning for a bit.

She assumed correctly. They did.

Then Kiesenhofer stayed away, for the whole incredible thing, 85 miles, up and down, over the flats, through the mountains, in the late July heat, with a ferocious pack of riders—cycling superstars, world champions, national team juggernauts—trying to chase her down…until some seemed not to know Kiesenhofer remained up the road, alone.

Confused? You’re not the only one.

At least a few cyclists were confused, too, when they crossed the finish at Fuji International Speedway, presuming they were the first riders to do so…only to discover that the race had been won 75 seconds before by a 30-year-old mathematics Ph.D.

It was a mind-boggling result that stunned Kiesenhofer herself.

“I couldn’t believe it, until the final meters,” she said.

A former pro with Lotto-Soudal women’s team, Kiesenhofer now teaches and does postdoctoral research at a polytechnic institute in Lausanne, Switzerland. She is self-coached. Though she trained extensively to prepare for the Games, she did not come to Tokyo with medal expectations. She raced with no teammates.

Finishing in the Top 25 would have been a nice result, she said later.

The day before the women’s race, Kiesenhofer watched an early breakaway in the Olympic men’s race and mulled attempting the same maneuver.

That looks cool, she thought.

Kiesenhofer figured it might work for a while. It’s not uncommon for a peloton to let a few riders get up the road in the early miles, before eventually revving up the pace, and reeling them in.    

Off Kiesenhofer went, at the gun.

“Kilometer zero,” she called it.

Over the early stages of the race, she and a handful of breakaway colleagues built a gap of more than ten minutes. It was a substantial margin of time, but the peloton contained so many experienced professionals, including the decorated Dutch superteam featuring champions Annemiek van Vleuten, Marianne Vos, and 2016 Olympic road race winner Anna van der Breggen.

Surely the big names would yank Kiesenhofer back, especially when the early breakaway group started to fall apart and Kiesenhofer found herself alone.

A solo rider on their own is usually no match for the strength—and the aerodynamics—of a motivated peloton, and nowhere would a peloton be more motivated than at an Olympic Games.

Kiesenhofer kept thinking she’d get caught. How could she not get caught?

“I was always a bit scared,” Kiesenhofer said.

Still, she gave all she had. These Games had been a dream she’d long targeted amid her Ph.D. studies. If she was ever going to lay it all out, it would be here, in these tree-lined climbs leading down to the final laps on the smooth speedway tarmac.

“I couldn’t have given more than I did,” Kiesenhofer said.

Back in the peloton, there was energy, but not decisiveness. Attacks came and went, pushing the pace and narrowing the group a single-file ribbon, but there was never a successful, consequential move.

Technology was a factor. In professional races, riders are equipped with earpieces that allow them to communicate with team personnel traveling behind in support cars. Riders listen for updates about the course and potential hazards—but also, importantly, they can be told what riders are the road, and what sort of effort is needed to catch up.

Olympic road racing allows no such technology. The riders have no radio contact with cars. They get time gap information from motorbikes on the course, or on occasions when they’re within earshot of team personnel, but this information delivery is spottier than someone in your ear, telling you exactly what’s going on.

This is apparently why the Dutch super team did not ramp up a ferocious pursuit of Kiesenhofer in the closing kilometers. After collecting the remains of the original breakaway, they thought the reel-in work was done.

You may have seen it by now: the Dutch veteran racer van Vleuten, crossing the finish line next the speedway grandstand, smiling, arms raised, under the impression that she’d won gold.

She didn’t know Kiesenhofer had clinched it already.

Now there was heartbreak amid the surprise. A gold medal would have been a poetic result for van Vleuten. In 2016, she’d spent the night of the women’s road race in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro after a horrifying crash that occurred as she was leading the race, likely en route to gold.

Now gold eluded her again, in far more surreal fashion.

Van Vleuten later confessed to “mixed feelings.” She was proud of her beautiful silver medal— the first of her career—but she sounded frustrated by the confusion and the lack of race radios to give clarity about what was going on.

Bronze medalist Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy, however, said she knew a solo rider had successfully crossed beforehand.

“I knew that I was third,” she said.

Kiesenhofer had been first, though she was still getting used to what it meant. After the medal ceremony, the new Olympic champion was escorted to a press conference room to speak to the media. When they opened the door, Kiesenhofer walked straight past the podium at the front of the room, until someone pointed her in the right direction.

“I was about to go to the back of the room,” Kiesenhofer confessed.

The mathematician went up to the front, where she’d been all day, and belonged.

Write to Jason Gay at Jason.Gay@...
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Thomas Snitzer
427 S Pine Ave.
Arlington Heights, Il. 60005
Cel (847) 847 8631


Re: BBC Portable Power Bank

alex halamaj
 

Ruben
Nice ride today!!
Could you also get a 5000 battery for our Friend JV .  

Thank you 

On Thursday, July 22, 2021, 1:36 PM, alex halamaj <halamaj@...> wrote:

Ruben
Could you also please order a 5000 battery for me.
Also when the water bottles come out I’ll take 2 large ones.  

Than you 
Alex


Sent from AT&T Yahoo Mail for iPhone

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 4:48 PM, tinasmith7934 via groups.io <tinasmith7934@...> wrote:

Hi Ruben
Please put me down for the 5000 mah pack.  Thanks for organizing this!
Tina


On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 2:47 PM, Ruben Medina via groups.io
<ruben.medina27@...> wrote:
Hi BBC Members,

As we finalize BBC sponsors there will be more and more club apparel and gear available; all of it will be branded with the updated BBC logo.

One of the first items, that does not require resolution of all our club sponsors, is a portable power pack for cell phones, etc. that many of you have seen on our rides. I'm planning to use mine for longer rides so I can maintain power for Strava on my cell phone. They easily fit in your jersey pocket together with your phone. They all have a tethered Micro-USB cable, a Lightning adapter and a USB-C adapter, so that all of the main device connector types are covered, including iPhone™, iPad™ and Android devices.

Inline image

Our Card Power Banks would be branded with the new BBC logo on the front and back. If you need to remind yourself of what the new BBC logo looks like, there is an image attached below.

There are two sizes of this Card Power Bank - 2600mAh and 5000mAh. There are screenshots attached that help you get an idea of the power they hold to recharge your devices. The dimensions of the two models are similar but the 5000mAh model is thicker.

Here is the link if you need to do more investigation:


This item needs to be ordered in groups of at least 10 per model (2600mAh or 5000mAh) and to save on shipping we will have them delivered to one address.

Pricing improves as the quantity grows but at the minimum order quantity of 10 units we would be talking about prices of:

Card Power Bank - 2600mAh is $14.99 per unit
Card Power Bank - 5000mAh is $17.13 per unit

The people purchasing would equally share the costs for shipping which are $30. So, figure right around $20 for the 5000mAh and $18 for 2600mAh model.

Can you please let me know by Thursday this week if you want one and which size?

Thank you,

Ruben



Reminder - Charlie & Shannon Cheek Bon Voyage Gala

Brad Peacock
 

A friendly reminder that we are scheduled to share a proper Barrington bon voyage to Charlie and Shannon Cheek tomorrow at Flesk at 6:00. 

No need to RSVP - just show up thirsty and in good spirits!

If you are able to bring a snack to share that would be great. If you plan to, please send me a quick note so I can keep track. Would like for 3-4 people to bring snacks but if everyone shows up w food to share it will be overkill. 

Hope to see y’all there!

Brad & Judith Peacock


Begin forwarded message:

From: "Brad Peacock via groups.io" <brad.peacock1@...>
Date: July 16, 2021 at 4:55:40 PM CDT
To: BBC Groups Io <bbc-bike@groups.io>
Cc: Judith Peacock <judith_peacock@...>
Subject: [BBC-Bike] Charlie & Shannon Cheek Bon Voyage Gala
Reply-To: brad.peacock1@...

As many of you know, Charlie and Shannon Cheek are moving to Colorado Springs in a couple of weeks.  I was pretty bummed until they told me that there will be a dedicated BBC guest room - now I can’t wait to send them off! ;-)

Accordingly, we’re organizing a casual get-together to say a proper BBC bon voyage to Charlie and Shannon.

The deets…

  • When:  Next Saturday, 7/24 @ 6:00pm ’til whenever
  • Where:  Flesk Brewery in Barrington
  • Who: Anyone that would like to hoist a final beer w Charlie and Shannon - BBC member or not
  • How:  Casual.  The plan is to bring snacks and/or order a couple of pizzas (Flesk is a BYOF establishment).  As we get closer and have a sense of how many people are coming I may reach out and ask some folks to help with snacks - TBD
  • Why:  One last chance to ogle all the sexy SRAM bling Charlie always rolls up to our rides on

Please drop me a quick RSVP if you are planning on or thinking about coming.  I don’t need a firm commitment, but I want to get a general sense of how many people might show up.  If it’s 10 that’s easy - if it’s 50 I’d like to give Flesk a heads-up beforehand.

Hope to see y’all there!

Brad & Judith Peacock



Re: Sunday Ride - 8:00 - BHS - 28/40/52 mile options

Anna Swiet
 

Thanks John, that's good news. Also means we'll be flying down that road at 30mph??? Haha


On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 2:09 PM, John Guido via groups.io
<jbguido@...> wrote:
 I too diverted my ride around Valley View Tuesday due to the same road work. I drove it home today for a look-see. They were done.  It is freshly paved and looks like it’ll be a lovely ride. 


On Jul 23, 2021, at 1:49 PM, billgotfryd via groups.io <wtglawproj@...> wrote:


I was on Valley View on Tuesday morning.  They were in the process of repaving the whole stretch from Nish,  south. Should be done, but will be fresh..  

Bill


-----Original Message-----
From: David Bergen <davidb@...>
To: BBC-Bike@groups.io <BBC-Bike@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jul 23, 2021 1:35 pm
Subject: [BBC-Bike] Sunday Ride - 8:00 - BHS - 28/40/52 mile options

Sunday Ride - 8:00 - BHS - 28/40/52 mile options

Anna along with Team Estrogen will host Sundays ride

Keifs Reif loop with a Bull Valley add-on

Stops at the usual places

As always, route subject to change due to construction/weather/or ride organizers many whims

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22414200

 

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https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15775100

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BBC members, support the bike shop that supports our club. Your active membership is good for the following discounts at both Village CycleSport locations in Barrington and Arlington Heights.  

  • In-Stock accessories: 15% Off
  • Special Order Accessories: 10% Off
  • Service Labor: 15% Off
  • Bikes: 7% Off
  • Electronics (Smart Trainers, GPS Computers ext...): 10% Off

Checkout their website at: Village CycleSport | Arlington Heights & Barrington, IL

The program is a personal discount only. Applies only to active BBC members.

 

 

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Re: Sunday Ride - 8:00 - BHS - 28/40/52 mile options

John Guido
 

 I too diverted my ride around Valley View Tuesday due to the same road work. I drove it home today for a look-see. They were done.  It is freshly paved and looks like it’ll be a lovely ride. 


On Jul 23, 2021, at 1:49 PM, billgotfryd via groups.io <wtglawproj@...> wrote:


I was on Valley View on Tuesday morning.  They were in the process of repaving the whole stretch from Nish,  south. Should be done, but will be fresh..  

Bill


-----Original Message-----
From: David Bergen <davidb@...>
To: BBC-Bike@groups.io <BBC-Bike@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jul 23, 2021 1:35 pm
Subject: [BBC-Bike] Sunday Ride - 8:00 - BHS - 28/40/52 mile options

Sunday Ride - 8:00 - BHS - 28/40/52 mile options

Anna along with Team Estrogen will host Sundays ride

Keifs Reif loop with a Bull Valley add-on

Stops at the usual places

As always, route subject to change due to construction/weather/or ride organizers many whims

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22414200

 

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https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15775100

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BBC members, support the bike shop that supports our club. Your active membership is good for the following discounts at both Village CycleSport locations in Barrington and Arlington Heights.  

  • In-Stock accessories: 15% Off
  • Special Order Accessories: 10% Off
  • Service Labor: 15% Off
  • Bikes: 7% Off
  • Electronics (Smart Trainers, GPS Computers ext...): 10% Off

Checkout their website at: Village CycleSport | Arlington Heights & Barrington, IL

The program is a personal discount only. Applies only to active BBC members.

 

 

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Re: Sunday Ride - 8:00 - BHS - 28/40/52 mile options

billgotfryd
 

I was on Valley View on Tuesday morning.  They were in the process of repaving the whole stretch from Nish,  south. Should be done, but will be fresh..  

Bill


-----Original Message-----
From: David Bergen <davidb@...>
To: BBC-Bike@groups.io <BBC-Bike@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jul 23, 2021 1:35 pm
Subject: [BBC-Bike] Sunday Ride - 8:00 - BHS - 28/40/52 mile options

Sunday Ride - 8:00 - BHS - 28/40/52 mile options

Anna along with Team Estrogen will host Sundays ride

Keifs Reif loop with a Bull Valley add-on

Stops at the usual places

As always, route subject to change due to construction/weather/or ride organizers many whims

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22414200

 

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15775100

 

BBC members, support the bike shop that supports our club. Your active membership is good for the following discounts at both Village CycleSport locations in Barrington and Arlington Heights.  

  • In-Stock accessories: 15% Off
  • Special Order Accessories: 10% Off
  • Service Labor: 15% Off
  • Bikes: 7% Off
  • Electronics (Smart Trainers, GPS Computers ext...): 10% Off

Checkout their website at: Village CycleSport | Arlington Heights & Barrington, IL

The program is a personal discount only. Applies only to active BBC members.

 

 


Sunday Ride - 8:00 - BHS - 28/40/52 mile options

David Bergen
 

Sunday Ride - 8:00 - BHS - 28/40/52 mile options

Anna along with Team Estrogen will host Sundays ride

Keifs Reif loop with a Bull Valley add-on

Stops at the usual places

As always, route subject to change due to construction/weather/or ride organizers many whims

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22414200

 

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15775100

 

BBC members, support the bike shop that supports our club. Your active membership is good for the following discounts at both Village CycleSport locations in Barrington and Arlington Heights.  

  • In-Stock accessories: 15% Off
  • Special Order Accessories: 10% Off
  • Service Labor: 15% Off
  • Bikes: 7% Off
  • Electronics (Smart Trainers, GPS Computers ext...): 10% Off

Checkout their website at: Village CycleSport | Arlington Heights & Barrington, IL

The program is a personal discount only. Applies only to active BBC members.

 

 


Re: Saturday Ride -7:00 - BHS - 27/42 mile options

Sheri Rosenbaum
 

North Krueger is still closed and torn up. Go west on Gilmer to St John’s and then cut over to Old McHenry. 


On Jul 23, 2021, at 8:53 AM, David Bergen <davidb@...> wrote:



Note 7:00 start time…humid morning similar to today

Saturday Ride - 7:00 - BHS - 27/42 mile options

We’ll do the Lakewood FP/Indian Creek/Long Grove loop for 42 miles.

Shorter route will head back from Lakewood

 

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31045857

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12 mile return from Lakewood RP

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5143402

 

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BBC members, support the bike shop that supports our club. Your active membership is good for the following discounts at both Village CycleSport locations in Barrington and Arlington Heights.  

  • In-Stock accessories: 15% Off
  • Special Order Accessories: 10% Off
  • Service Labor: 15% Off
  • Bikes: 7% Off
  • Electronics (Smart Trainers, GPS Computers ext...): 10% Off

Checkout their website at: Village CycleSport | Arlington Heights & Barrington, IL

The program is a personal discount only. Applies only to active BBC members.

 

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Saturday Ride -7:00 - BHS - 27/42 mile options

David Bergen
 

Note 7:00 start time…humid morning similar to today

Saturday Ride - 7:00 - BHS - 27/42 mile options

We’ll do the Lakewood FP/Indian Creek/Long Grove loop for 42 miles.

Shorter route will head back from Lakewood

 

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31045857

 

12 mile return from Lakewood RP

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5143402

 

 

BBC members, support the bike shop that supports our club. Your active membership is good for the following discounts at both Village CycleSport locations in Barrington and Arlington Heights.  

  • In-Stock accessories: 15% Off
  • Special Order Accessories: 10% Off
  • Service Labor: 15% Off
  • Bikes: 7% Off
  • Electronics (Smart Trainers, GPS Computers ext...): 10% Off

Checkout their website at: Village CycleSport | Arlington Heights & Barrington, IL

The program is a personal discount only. Applies only to active BBC members.

 

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