An Old Friend
I needed a day off of the bike. My legs actually felt fine, but sometimes you just need to distance yourself from the machine that makes you hurt oh-so-bad. So, I went to the gym to stretch and get out of the apartment. Then came the text message: Have not seen you at Wells. Have you been riding? My good friend Gustavo (known affectionately as “G”) was a very accomplished rider in...
KING OF THE BIRDS: Wayne Elliot Circuit... →
mfwren: Let me just say, this was a pretty nice little course, the weather was lovely and it felt really good to race with friends but man! what a bizarre race this turn out to be. Literally crossed the finish line shaking my head in disbelief. The circuit was about 6.5 miles with 2 stretches of ‘up’…
Quabbin Race Report (Sean) a.k.a Patience is a...
Recently, my good friend Kelly Clarkson taught me that what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. As we lined up for the start of the Cat 5 race, I sang that song to Phil and Jon…and some random dude behind me. Little did I know just how important it was to sing that before the race. The race starts neutralized for 4 miles, all of which were downhill. For some reason, today did not feel...
clockworkted asked: whattabout the stampeders doing singlespeedapalooza?! beer and hot dogs!
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of...– H.G. Wells
"Riding a bike very nearly killed her, but it also... →
juli4: Talking with a family friend yesterday and happened to mention I had joined a cycling team. She cringed, but waited til I was done talking about how kick ass Stampede is before telling me one of the most frightening stories I’ve heard in a long while. Twenty years ago, she was an avid cyclist…
blackfalconcrit: In case you didn’t already know, there is a crit on Thursday. EVERY THURSDAY. Come test your skills, your endurance, and your pure will power and see whatchu got for 15 laps at Black Falcon. FOR ALL THE DIRTY DETAILS CHECK THE FACEBOOK EVENT HERE!
Words while leaving school..
1st grade student: Mr. P., its cool that you ride bikes to school. Grown man: Fuck you!!!! (while I pointed at a share the road sign saying “share the road” I was already going 25mph on the bike where there was no bike lane) Yup. This is why I work with kids. Adults suck.
I ride my bike to school. I always leave out the back of the school, and I always pass the same (hot) mom who stops me to talk about her three kids and how they were in school that day. Today was like each and every day. “How were the boys?” “Great. I only saw [insert name] today but he was a riot and worked pretty hard. “Good to hear. By the way, nice legs.” ...
Saw this and got excited.
Telling cyclists it's their own fault... →
Black Falcon #2 - Stampede on the podium!
Last night was the second Black Falcon Criterium of the season. Having missed out on four months of riding due to travel, I’ve been feeling a good deal behind most of the other people on the team, and week one was no exception - it was all I could do to hang on to the lead group. No pulls, no attacks, just sitting at the back doing my damnedest not to get dropped. I came in 8th by the skin...
Sure, our motto is “We Crash Harder than You.” But does anyone want to crash? No. Not ever. For a long time, I stayed out of competitive road racing because I was afraid of crashing and getting hurt. But recently, I realized that my love of competition; pushing myself through immense physical pain, is worth more than the risk of falling down on the asphalt, getting hurt, or at the...
Ronde de Rosey V3 Ride Report!
While parts of Stampede! were debuting their kits at The Battenkill and Myles Standish, Kurt, Sean, and I chose to unsheathe the new threads at the Ronde de Rosey 3.0. This “big group ride” was as good a reason as any to dust off the CX bikes and get out for some truly all-terrain miles early in the year. We were one of the later teams to leave WST due to staging, so we knew we’d have to pedal...
Watch out for Stampede!
This is a biiiig race weekend: We’ve got peeps competing in the Tour of the Battenkill, The Myles Standish State Forest Road Race AND Ronde 3.0. That’s right, we’re gonna be everywhere. PLUS we’re debuting new kits that will blow your mind. So watch out - Stampede’s a-comin’! And good luck to everyone racing this weekend!
chandlerdelinks: Not much description needed here, other than this is one of the best things I have ever seen. You know we have a marathon in Boston, right?
Even bugs know the best way around town
Now isn’t this cool? Now, go save nature a bit and ride a bike to the places you need to go. Save gas too!
Some shots from last weeks race
Man, it’ll be great once we get those kits! Ben getting his number set: Eric sporting a flashy whip! The ever serious Dan