Family Bike Shop

The official Family Bike Shop blog that I try to keep up to date with current events, bike shop ride info, and Team Family Bike Shop/DCMTB race results.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Saturday 9/1 Ride

On Saturday 9/1 (tomorrow) we will be having a ride from the shop leaving at 7:00 (meet around 6.45). Call the shop for details otherwise we'll see you there!



Sunday, August 05, 2007

Liberty Jamboree 4

So I won this stuff in a Black Jack game Sunday.

A Punk Bike Enduro style race, the Liberty Jamboree, was hosted by Jim and Pedal Shop/Old Dominion Brewing Co. /WUSS* at his in-laws house in Marriottsville. About 30 riders gathered to race/ride. The winner of the previous year, the Single Speed Outlaw, wears the coveted yellow jersey for the start of the race. The jersey then goes to the person who wins the next stage. Oh yeah... this jersey hasn't been washed since 2004. It's part of the tradition.

Points are received by placing in the top 5 of each stage. For extra points you can snag a "punk", a laminated flyer worth 10 points, hidden at various places along the course.

Once the racing has finished, points are added and the top ten placers play one hand of Black Jack using their points to bet. Kinda like final Jeopardy. The winner of Black Jack gets the prize.

I was in third place with my points behind the Outlaw and RickyD, bet all my points and won the Black Jack hand. So now I have the yellow, smelly, unwashable jersey and a sweet plaque to hang in the shop!

Thanks to Jim and his family for hosting an awesome event. It was my first time and I can't wait to come back next year.

Gwadzilla has some words about the ride also.


*Washington Underground Singlespeed Society