Tales of a Cat 4 Nothing

Last weekend was NOBC’s 43rd annual Tour de Louisiane. I did this race last year, and for all intents and purposes, it marks one year of bike racing (sanctioned, that is). Instead of a blow-by-blow of exciting Cat 4 action, I give you a list of things I’ve learned this past year: Learn the difference between…

Here Come The Girls Alleycat – April 20 2014

  Spring is in the air and the rubber is on the road. As the asphalt heats up, so will the racing action. But before things get too hot and heavy this summer, we’re warming up with some alleycat goodness. Alleycat mastermind Drew Stephan is at it again, picking up our slack, and hosting the…

DSGP Race No. 3 // Jackson, MS // Results + Recap

Providence Hill Farm, situated in the gently rolling hills outside of Jackson, provided the most scenic race location thus far in the DSGP. Skies were overcast, and in a shocking development at this latitude, temperatures approached cold as riders took to the course for warm ups. But for the spongy grass and soft earth it…

Bookin’ It! : a Book Book! Alleycat Recap

Book Book! was bursting with unabridged awesomeness. Mega-Ultra-Thanks to Drew Stephan for organizing, to all the gracious sponsors for coming through with killer prizes, and especially to all the generous volunteers and checkpoint workers who put together a great mix of fun and challenging checkpoints. Turnout was strong, with 65 registered riders, and a few…

Video Dope: DSGP Preview

(Watch on Vimeo for that glorious HD) GET STOKED ON CX NOW! The course is nearing completion and lots of people are getting their skills dialed in. This promises to be an exciting fall, especially for the Cat 4/5 class, filled with first time ‘crossers. As promised, THERE WILL BE MUD! Here’s the Cliff’s Notes on…

2 Broke 4 The Worlds – New Orleans Messenger Summit

One time, we were messengers. The pay was bad. After adjusting for on-shift burrito consumption, average net was ~$0 USD. Working with that kind of budget, it’s easy to rule out international travel. So for all the messenger community that can’t scrape together a measly $500,000 to go to Switzerland, pack up your bike and…

Tales of a Cat 5 Nothing

The Tour de Lousiane is the New Orleans Bicycle Club’s annual two day stage race. This being my second sanctioned race (the first being the Rouge Roubaix, purely a test of survival for me), I had no real expectations other than learning a thing or two. I caught a ride to the Northshore with Robinson…

Summer Sprint Series

Yeah You Ride is excited to announce a new, “business casual” competition circuit, the Summer Sprint Series. Riders will pony up and compete for cash in head-to-head drag sprints, with the top 3 sprinters taking home cheddar. Every month the location will change, as will the distance of the sprint. Originally conceived as a fixed…

Feliciana Road Race Recap

They say you never forget your first time. I’m inclined to agree. My first USAC sanctioned road race was so full of firsts that it will probably be burned into my memory for a good while. Last Sunday, I went up to the rolling hills of St. Francisville to compete in the Felicana Road Race,…