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Thursday, October 15

The Pisgah Stage Race starts today...

and all I can think about is how much necessary beer I can fit in my Ergon BD-2 and still have room for necessary gear.

Yes, the Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race begins today in Brevard, NC, and as I've said before I will NOT be there. Things were just too hectic lately, what with my mom moving down here and all, for me to consider racing. That, and the fact that with my work situation being what it is I probably shouldn't go lofting around $500+ to the wind and also miss two (still) productive days at work. As I pointed out two days ago, if I just woulda stayed away from Dirt Rag for the last 17+ years and saved all that money in a piggy bank I coulda easily ponied up the dough, but hindsight is Sixty Minutes (or is it some other late night, prime time newshow?).

The weather is looking a bit Pisgah'esque... wet and chilly. The racers should be in for something "special". I noticed the single speed class went from two riders to four, so someone's racing to NOT be on the podium. I'll be rooting for my boy Captain Morgan to take out the nefarious Geoffrey Bergmark. Take a look at all the other riders signed up for the sufferfest here.

So why am I wondering how much beer I can fit in my BeerD-2? Well, I plan on going up to Pisgah with Eric "PMBAR Honcho" Wever and riding into the course backwards over the weekend to get in some riding and hopefully some full contact spectating. I promised him I'd drink a couple coldies on a rock in the woods, but I also promised a beer or two to a volunteer who will be bikepacking in (the PAS militant activist Mike Brown). We're still a bit up in the air over going Saturday or Sunday... Saturday offering better riding and Sunday offering better weather. We'll see. Wanna come? Drop me a line.

Hopefully on Monday I'll have some really blurry photos to post up from the experience... or not.

6 comments:

zencycle said...

Your twinsix/bkb is for haters link is broken

bentcrank said...

It is definitely pisgah season!

I sure wish I was heading down there this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Rich- cans are later and can be compressed upon completion.
One beer would be welcomed, of any size or quality.

dicky said...

I will be picking up cans before this weekend. The photo was just staged to sell more Ergon BD-2's. Studies show the average Ergon consumer prefers bottles over cans five to one.

Anonymous said...

You see you've made it big time again?

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EndlessBikeCo. said...

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