Tour de Lac

I saw this photo of Weston McWhorter’s in January and knew I was missing out on something special. So when Townsend Myers invited the Semi-Tough Cycling Club to Tour De Lac part Deux, I knew I had to be there. While the ride around Lake Pontchartain doesn’t offer much in elevation change, the approximately 160 miles through the steamy…

BLAMPING

The weekend before the Spring Brake Yr’sef madness, a few friends and I decided to take advantage of the weather and go BLAMPING (That’s glamourous camping on bikes, folks). Saint Bernard State park is a surprisingly scenic 13 mile ride from the Bywater. Don’t fret about how you’ll pack all your beer and hotdogs down…

NOLA Women on Bikes

Our good friend Katie Hunter-Lowrey (hopefully soon to be guest-blogger!) sent over some info on a new cycling group in New Orleans, NOLA Women on Bikes and their inaugural ride. We’re pretty pumped on the amount of cycling related events and groups forming in New Orleans right now. Let the good times roll. The info: \\ Wednesday…

Spring Brake Yrself 2013 Recap

A Shout Out to Sponsors and Racers First of all, we want to express how grateful we are to all of our awesome sponsors for loading us up with top quality gear to give away. And of course, a humongous thanks to all the riders who showed up to duke it out and support Plan B….

Rouge Roubaix Photoset by Zach Thomas

Zach Thomas, who provided much needed support during the Rouge Roubaix with his SWAG Wagon, was also able to find the time to snap some pretty amazing shots of the Semi-Tough crew, the field and the brutal conditions. The grain of these black and white images perfectly exemplifies what it was like to roll over…

St. Joseph’s Day

Is one of my favorite holidays in New Orleans, with St. Joseph’s alters overflowing with food and lamb cakes and the search for Mardi Gras Indians that night . So how about two bicycle rides to sweeten the pot? Plan B is hosting a ride to go find those elusive yet pretty Mardi Gras Indians. Meet up at Plan B (1024 Elysian Fields New Orleans,…

Ride Profiles: The Semi-Tough Cycling Club’s “O.C. Ride”

The Semi-Tough Cycling Club’s Saturday “O.C. Ride” has quickly become one of my favorites rides. So much so, that I’ll pass up an always eventful Friday night in New Orleans just so that I can #earlytobedearlytoshred it. The ride starts most Saturday mornings at 7:15am at the PJ’s near Magazine and Jefferson (edit: new starting…

Spring Classics in the South

Some of the Semi-Tough Cycling Club are heading up to St. Francisville for the 2013 Rouge Roubaix. Your humble blogger (Boedi) will be entering his first USAC sanctioned race as a Cat 5. Your other humble blogger (Rich) will be there supporting with beer hand-ups and salty words of encouragement. Oh, and hopefully he’ll snap a…

Early To Bed, Early To Shred: NOMAMBO Dawn Patrol

For those unfamiliar , NOMAMBO (New Orleans Metropolitan Area Mountain Bike Association) is the Nola bike community’s premiere MTB club, as well as its longest acronym. These are the guys to thank for maintaining the Spillway trails and organizing many events. As we approach summer and temps rise, morning riding becomes a continually more attractive…