Thursday, November 27, 2008

it's coming.....

and DON'T say i didn't warn you!!!!
[click the image to be magically transported to a better time, and a better place...but wait until december 4th to do so.]

dinner with gloria gaynor


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

this radio show has LOTS of perks

one of them is that i've gotten to know many folks "in the industry" -- here, the cycling industry. as a result, i learn about many things BEFORE they become widely known to the masses.
well, it just so happens that i have a friend inside one of the largest cycling clothing design and manufacture companies in the world, and she has tipped me to just a few of the new kits that will be gracing the race venues in the upcoming 2009 season, beginning with cyclocross nationals in december.
go here to see more. a word to the clever: the names attached to the photos are NOT the actual team names; they are trade names, to help keep the team image more of a surprise for the unveiling later this year.
enjoy. [can you guess which kit is headed for sioux city?]

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

behind the scenes at the kim west radio cycling show

sunday night, live from kenny's garage

listen to the episode here; download the podcast here. enjoy the show wherever you wish. pay attention to the love i give to the vande cross race in moline. consider doing the races DICE is holding november 22d and 23d.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

KC cross nats course preview

watch the course, ingnore the music:
the good news is, the course is GREAT !
the bad news is, the music is annoying.
from a cross nats press release:
Mother Nature is setting the tone for another great National Championships this December. Today it's raining and 32 degrees! Do we want bad weather? Maybe a little! As we get closer to the event we will be sending various e-mails to you to keep you in the loop. We also encourage each of you to visit to check for News and Updates on the home page. We will be announcing more hotel information, expo vendors, sponsor updates, team parking details and course updates.

Speaking of the course! A local race was held on the National Championship course two weeks ago and a Masters rider used a helmet cam to document one lap of the course.
We will be tweaking the top end of the course after the barriers, so keep in mind the course will change a little. The course is very challenging under dry conditions so try to visualize it with rain, sleet, ice and snow! You know, the usual December weather in the Midwest.

Below is the link to a four question survey. Please take a moment to participate as the data is important to the success of future events. See you when it's cold!!

Future Cyclocross Nationals Location Survey