12 hours in the Wild West, Whiskey 50 Podium, Alchemist through the Years

29 04 2015

Racing season is now full on.  The first RME race, Ridgeline Rampage, is in the books, and our Team had a strong showing.  Full report with pics from Mike W to come in the next post.  18 hours of Fruita and the 2nd Annual Sub-5 hour Century coming this weekend too.   And HOT PINK Compression socks?  Stay tuned.

Racing/Riding news:

Kathleen looking fresh at the 12 hours in the Wild West.  She and her partner came in 4th place, narrowly missing the podium if not for a late crash.  Great job out there Kathleen!

Kathleen looking fresh at the 12 hours in the Wild West. She and her partner came in 4th place, narrowly missing the podium if not for a late crash. Great job out there Kathleen!

Michele "Off the Couch" B. racing her way to the podium at the Whiskey 50.  ON A SINGLESPEED!  Brings a tear to my eye.  John B. has battled back from injuries to knock out a top Ten in this early season race.  Way to go, Bliss's!

Michele “Off the Couch” B. racing her way to the podium at the Whiskey 50. ON A SINGLESPEED! Brings a tear to my eye. John B. has battled back from injuries to knock out a top Ten in this early season race. Way to go, Bliss’s!

Max (Original black and white  Team Kit) and Luke (Pais-Mo Kit) showing off their sweet digs with the Elder Kreidl (Ken in High-Vis Carbon) in Moab.  Fast family!

Max (Original black and white Team Kit) and Luke (Pais-Mo Kit) showing off their sweet digs with the Elder Kreidl (Ken in High-Vis Carbon) in Moab. Fast family!

If you haven't already been by Cycleworx, you should check them out.  Amazing Service and they carry top-shelf brands, as evidenced in this photo.

If you haven’t already been by Cycleworx, you should check them out. Amazing Service and they carry top-shelf brands, as evidenced in this photo.

 

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Blissful Whiskey 50 and Fruita Trail Video

1 05 2014

Cold, rain, mud, flat tires, and muddy snot couldn't stop the Bliss train from delivering.  Here is John getting a hand up from one of the intrepid volunteers.

Cold, rain, mud, flat tires, and muddy snot couldn’t stop the Bliss train from delivering. Here is John getting a bacon hand-up from one of the intrepid volunteers.  Photo “borrowed” from Mountain Flyer Magazine.

Marital Bliss went down to the Whiskey 50 in AZ last weekend.  It was not typical Arizona weather.   John B.’s narrative:

“In one sentence, it was a 50 mile cyclocross race — rain, sleet, hail and snow for all but 4 miles of the 50 mile race — oh, and 40 mph gusts on the one sunny climb section. Racers were abandoning everywhere; at each aid station there were people shivering uncontrollably and wrapped in blankets. 100’s DNF’d. But Team Bliss, nothing if not stubborn, persevered and finished. 

Michele B. rocking the SS podium.  Her time would have won the open masters division.  Boom!

Michele B. rocking the SS podium. Her time would have won the open masters division. Boom!

Michele took 3rd in the Womens SS with a 5:46 and would have won Womens Masters with her time as well. She also put the hurt on quite a number of male single speeders. I raced in the 45+ and finished 22nd out of 86 with a 5:01, one flat (that I almost cried trying to fix) and fingers that as I write this are still numb.

Here are a few pics, videos and stories of the most epic day they have ever witnessed at the Whiskey 50…

Holding hardware and the incomparable, Larry Grossman, in her arms

Holding hardware and the incomparable, Larry Grossman, in her arms

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Chris Castillian wore a Go Pro so I could get a little taste of the Fruita trails this past weekend. Check it.
Disco Stu and the Bachelor Posse.

Disco Stu and the Bachelor Posse.

 

Disco Stu and the Bachelor Boys in Fruita from jeff wu on Vimeo.








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