Birmingham Bicycle League Final Sat. Feb. 2nd!

Come out and show us what you got!
*As usual we will leave from the Mtn. Brook Village Starbucks @8:30pm! Here is a link to Weather.com so you can dress accordingly:


Here is this weeks description of the BBL Attack Zones.

Attack Zone #1: The same as always on Camp Whiney

Attack Zone #2 will be long and tough. Beginning as we turn right off hwy 43 onto hwy 25, Continue up the mtn and down across the tracks and right onto hwy 41 ext Memosa. The sprint will be as it was a couple of weeks ago at the road on the right hand side just as we begin to climb!
Attack Zone#3 will be as soon as we turn off Rex Lake and onto Hwy 31. The sprint will be to the bottom of cemetery hill at the green "Welcome to Irondale" sign on the ride hand side of the road.
Attack Zone#4 you will continue from #3 to the top of cemetery hill at the green sign on the right hand side of the road.

Zone #1, #2 and #4 will have standard points 5-1 but Zone #3 will have dbl. points 10-2.

In-addition to our normal prizes we will have the following:

  • Men's 1st overall points leader: $75 gift certificate from BBC/Tri-Star Cycling.
  • Men's 2nd overall points leader: $50 gift certificate from BBC/Tri-Star Cycling.
  • Women's 1st overall points leader: $75 gift certificate from BBC/Tri-Star Cycling.
  • Women's 2nd overall points leader: $50 gift certificate from BBC/Tri-Star Cycling.
  • Women's 3rd overall points leader: $50 gift certificate from The Bike Link.

Contact the ride leader TD (Terry Duran) at tduran@scottusa.com if you have any questions! Please remember...NO Whining!


Dumonde Tech Lube is #1 at BBC.

We have been using and testing Dumonde Tech lubes in the shop for the last 4 months and have had extremely good results. We clean and remove any old lube from the chain and derailleurs with a strong industrial grease cutter and than apply the Dumonde Tech very sparingly. The result is absolutely remarkable, the drive train is almost silent and the lube lasts along time between applications. When the chain does get dirty you just wash it with soap and water and re-apply more Dumonde Tech.

Follow this link to find out more details: http://www.hgnr.com/hgnrbldtinfo2.pdf. A bottle Dumonde Tech will run $10.00 and is the perfect way to round out a new bike build or as an add on to a Tune Up ($60.00) and a Bike Wash and Detail ($25.00).


New Bike Day...

Geoff has been waiting for this bike for a while. His last one was crushed to death and he decided to get the Ridley Excalibur in it's memory. I am sure that it will be just as fast as the Bianchi and it will match his new Tristar Cycling kit perfectly. The bike weighs in at 15.74lbs. minus pedals and bottle cages. Geoff is a SRAM convert, like a lot of our customers and the Red group matches the frames paint perfectly.

Here is the complete specs: '08 Ridley Excalibur frame and fork, SRAM Red Group, SRAM 1090 chain, Ritchey WCS Classic handle bar, Ritchey WCS 4-Axis stem, Ritchey WCS Carbon seat post, Selle Italia SLR Gel Flow saddle, 08 Mavic Ksyrium SL wheel set, Cinelli Gel bar tape. Very Sweet. Be sure to look for this bike at the next road race your at...if you can catch it. Happy New Bike Day!


Bigger Is Better!!!

The evolution of the mountain bike continues on with the 29er wheel. It is basically a bulked up road bike sized wheel with a wider rim and big ol' tire. Bigger wheels and tires don't just make you cooler but they can make you faster too. They roll through rock gardens faster, corner with more confidence, climb with more traction due to the increased size of the tire that is on the ground and even soften up the ride on rough trails. 29er's are great for cross country riding and they really shine when used to build single speed mountain bikes.  Check out my single speed Vassago Jabberwocky with rigid fork.

New Bike Day...

Everyone likes new bike day. We all stand around admiring the shininess of the paint job discussing an individuals choice parts and wondering what it weighs. Last week was Gerry's new bike day. When we rolled out his '08 Colnago Extreme Power w/ SRAM Red and PowerTap Wireless, needless to say he was one happy bike owner. All built up and ready to ride it came in at 17.76lbs and with the Ltd. Saronni paint job it is a real looker.

Here are the complete spec's: '08 Colnago Extreme Power frame & fork w/Saronni Ltd. Paint, Stronglight Headstrong 1 1/8" head set, SRAM Red Groupo w/ 11-26 cassette, Ritchey Evolution Carbon handle bar, Ritchey WCS Carbon 4-Axis stem, Ritchey WCS Carbon seat post, Fizik Arione saddle, Look Keo Carbon pedals, DT RR 1.2 wheel set w/ PowerTap Wireless hub, Zipp Tangente Open Tubular tires, Arundle Dave O Carbon cages and Arundle Gecko bar tape. Happy new bike day!

The Sky is Falling?

Snow in the deep south? Say it's not so! Arghhh...
We don't get snow in B'ham very often and it usually sends the natives running for cover after they have clearing the stores of all the bread and milk. The forecasters are currently saying that we are under a heavy snow advisery for the rest of the day. It should make for a good day of story telling and bench racing here in the shop. Follow this link to see what we are in for...http://www.wunderground.com/US/AL/Birmingham.html.

Edgar Soto Memorial Format Change.

The date and format for the 2008 version of the Edgar Soto Memorial is changing. In 2008, our event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 14th and 15th, 2008. The 2008 edition of the Soto will be a two day criterium series with significant prize money and will run on the downtown
Nashville course from last year's Soto stage race. Saturday's criteriums will begin around mid-day with the Pro 1-2 final taking place in the early evening. The atmosphere downtown should be fantasic! On Sunday, we'll move to another venue just south of Nashville for a wide open criterium course. The Sunday criteriums will begin earlier in the morning to allow participants to get home at a reasonable time on Sunday evening.
And while not 100% confirmed, we have an some exciting and fun plans for Friday night events at the old Nashville Speedway. We hope to offer some track-like events under the lights for thrills, cash and prizes!
While the format of the Soto Memorial is changing in 2008, our attention to delivering an exceptional racing experience will remain the same. Purses for each criterium will be significant and there will be a supplemental prize list for the combined results of the Saturday and Sunday events. We're planning to host a combined USCF final similar to that put on at Athen's Twilight. The events will feature lots of intermediate sprints and preems. As always, we will ensure that the event is supported with great officials, timing resources and rider support. If you enjoyed the Soto Memorial Stage Race, we hope you'll attend the 2008 Edgar Soto Memorial Criterium Weekend. Event details will be available in early February , 2008.
Now for those of you asking "why the change," well the answer is that we are voluntarily moving aside to help support the launch the inaugural Tour
of Atlanta Stage Race promoted by Georgia Cup. The Tour of Atlanta will
be held on Memorial Day weekend from Thursday, May 23rd to Monday, May
26th. The event is ambitious and will feature 7 stages over 5 days and
great prizes. To learn more, go to
www.georgiacup.com. We hope that
all of you will attend the Tour of Atlanta as well as the Edgar Soto Memorial Criterium Weekend.
If you have any questions, please contact us at info@sotomemorial.org.


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