BBC/Bookoo Rider Darrell O'quinn #1 in US!

BBC/Bookoo Team rider Darrell O'quinn is USA Cycling's nationally ranked #1 cat. 3 stage racer. Darrell has been racing with the BBC/Bookoo team for the last two years and is extremely happy with his results; "I want to thank our sponsors and all the little people that have made all of the hard work worth while." In addition to road racing O'quinn is a research scientist at the University of Alabama Birmingham and father of two. When asked what affect this national ranking has on him Darrell says "I am not sure where this is going to take me but I will do my best to remember my humble beginnings when looking down from on high and laughing." USA Cycling results...


Tour de Blue is on the TV!

As you may know BBC is sponsoring the Tour de Blue century on April 26th to help support prostate cancer screening for some of Alabama's poorest citizens. Dr. Brian Christine is one of the fine doctors that practices at the Urology Center and a damn fine Tv personality. Brian agreed to lend his talents to the cause and has filmed a 30 sec. spot that is running on CBS Channel 42 for the rest of the month. If you have not seen the ad on Tv here is your chance. Also, please remember you can get more information and sign up for the Tour de Blue at Active.com and if you can't participate you can still give a donation to the Urology Health Foundation and help men on a local level. The money you donate stays right here in Alabama.


My other bike is a Stradivarius!

Forget the plastic strummer that comes with Guitar Hero, if you want serious heavy metal then get a guitar bike like the one Dieter ‘Didi’ Senft has created.
The 56-year-old German inventor unveiled his latest creation to the world yesterday in Storkow, Germany.
The 5m by 12m (16ft by 39ft) bike runs on four wheels. More...


Urology Centers of Alabama's Tour de Blue Route Maps are Available to Download!

Tour de Blue is right around the corner on Saturday April 26th and we finally have our route maps on the web. The maps are arranged in an out and back format. So there will be two maps for each distance and two turn by turn directions for each distance. If the maps are un-clear or you need more information, please call Mike Fisher at the bike shop (205) 870.8330 Please remember that you can register for the ride at Active.com and if you can not participate you can still donate to this worth while cause on the Active.com donation page.
BBC to Sterrett (50 mile).pdf
BBC to Sterrett (50 mile) Turn By Turn.pdf
Sterrett to BBC (50 mile).pdf
Sterrett to BBC (50 mile) Turn By Turn.pd
BBC to LM Dam (75 mile).pdf
BBC to LM Dam (75 mile) Turn By Turn.pdf
LM Dam to BBC (75 mile).pdf
LM Dam to BBC (75 mile) Turn By Turn.pdf
BBC to LM Dam (100 mile).pdf
BBC to LM Dam (100 mile) Turn By Turn.pdf
LM Dam to BBC (100 mile).pdf
LM Dam to BBC (100 mile) Turn By Turn.pdf

Hell of the North Sunday April 13th 259.5 Km, 52.8 Km Of Stone!

It has been awhile since last we saw a wet Paris-Roubaix and enjoyed the delectable results. It's that time again, this time for the 112th Anniversary of the first running, and interestingly enough, the cobbled sections are probably in exactly the same condition as they were over a century ago - perhaps worse. Indeed, Paris-Roubaix is the greatest anachronism in pro cycling, perhaps in all of sport - she's also arguably the toughest, meanest, evilest beast in all of bike racing. More...


Freire takes Gent-Wevelgem

Rabobank's Oscar Freire won the mid-week spring classic Gent-Wevelgem today in a sprint finish. This victory could mean great things for the Spaniard in this weekend's Queen of the Classics, Paris-Roubaix.
Freire won the 200+ kilometer race on a Rabobank Team Colnago Extreme Power. While you may not be able to win the races that Freire does, you can have the bike he rides. Call Mike or Tim about adding something Italian to the stable.


EPVA announces new weeknight categories

The East Point velodrome has announced new racing categories for the Wednesday Night spring races. These levels are:
New Track Racer
See the Dick Lane Velodrome website for full details. http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/
One of the main concerns behind this restructuring is rider safety, a matter particularly near to my heart. Pete, Brian and Wayne are also hoping this change will allow riders to find a group where they can consistently be competitive.No one enjoys racing just off the back week after week, surviving from one race to the next. The new categories will also afford riders the opportunity to work on race strategy and technique.
Riders must accumulate points to move up in category.