Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Collegiate Tour Baby

Hey everyone,

Hope you enjoyed the NICE weather this weekend out on the bike! This is a reminder about the sweet movie we are going to be showing this Friday, Feb. 1 at 6:00pm in Davis Auditorium of Sturm Hall at DU. This film goes deep inside the 2005 Tour de France capturing behind the scenes footage of Lance's final Tour victory.

In Denver, Friday, Feb 1st

Buy your ticket now!
General admission and VIP (reserved preferred seating, DVD and more!) tickets can be purchased online in advance through the event website at:

Tell your friends and other teammates!
Please forward this email to anyone and everyone you know at school, work, on your other teams!

Need convincing?
Check out the interview at or see a teaser of the film at

Donate to the silent auctions
Even if you can’t make it to the event, you can help out by donating to evening’s silent auction. To donate, please contact Grant Goerzen, 719-331-5640,

Thanks a lot and we hope to see you all there on Friday. We will be sending out another email about volunteering in the next couple days.


DU Club Cycling

Saturday, January 26, 2008


So I was just getting back into a great schedule of training full time, when the weather turned crappy and brought with it a nasty head cold for me. After about a week I'm starting to feel like myself again, but I haven't quite gotten back to training full speed yet.

I'm in Colorado Springs right now, after opting out of the DU group ride this morning. I feel bad that I haven't ridden with them in a very long time, but I wanted to give myself one more day of feeling human before heading outside. I think there is a little trainer time in store for this afternoon, but you can about imagine the rush that I'm in to get started with that.

On an unrelated note, my bike is still for sale, as well as all those parts, so come on people, I could use the cash and the space in my bedroom. I've upped the ante a little on the frame, $400 bucks, I'll ship, or.... if you live in the front range, I'll hand deliver the frame and or build up the frame with your old or new components. I don't think you'll find an offer like that on ebay.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Items for sale. *UPDATED*

Everyone does this, I just thought I'd see if it works.

Currently for sale, I have....

56cm 2006 Cannondale CAAD 8 frame, fork, and fsa headset. The frame is made of aluminum, weighing in at under 2lbs, yet still super stiff. It's colored "raw aluminum" basically clear-coated raw metal, so scratches don't show up at all. There are some minor scuffs and scrapes, but nothing structural and nothing that even gets through the paint. The fork is full carbon, (blades, crown, and steerer), the steerer tube is cut for a zero-stack with a Ritchey stem, and the tabs are filed off of the dropouts. Headset is in great shape, with brand new grease inside.

120mm Ritchey WCS stem. 1 1/8" steerer, with 26.0mm clamp. Great shape, some scrapes and scuffs but nothing bad.

1 pair Ultegra 6500 Brake Calipers (front and rear) the real "Ultegra" marking has been worn off the rear caliper, but both brakes function perfectly. Pads are worn, but only slightly.

2 red (faded to orange) Ciussi Gel water bottle cages.

1 broken, but taped back together Selle San Marco Aspide saddle. Black.

Lots of punctured tubes, road and cross.

2 Maxxis Mimo CX worn out tires.

1 roll dirty white Deda Bar Tape.

$400 for the frame, fork, and headset, I'll pay for shipping.

Make me an offer on the other stuff. Good luck and act fast because with prices like this, my inventory won't last long.

Monday, January 14, 2008

High Rollin.

While at training camp I got a new saddle. It's a whole story in and of itself.

I decided that rather than waste a good SLR (parts of mine were still OK) I'd refurbish it and breathe some new life into it.

Step #1.
I stripped the saddle down to it's shell.

Step #2.
I haggled with a street vender and picked up this faux Louis Vuitton purse for $20.

Step #3.
I delicately un-made the purse leaving a side panel intact.

Step #4.
Using spray on adhesive I attached the "leather" to the shell of the saddle.

Step #5.
I cut around the shell, and epoxied the new "leather" to saddle all the way around the shell.

Now all that's left is to find a rap video that I can feature it in.