Friday, June 15, 2012

2012 Early Bird Special

First 50 registrants get a free gift bag courtesy of Y-Not, Road ID, Antonelli's, DZ Nuts, and Clif Bar.  While we're on that, here's tomorrow's schedule.

    7:00 am - Open for business. Relax, It's Just Coffee serving iced espresso 'cause you're bitchin'

    8:40 am  - Rider meeting for announcements and information. My driveway. Be there.

We do a staggered start where we self-select into slow and fast groups (you decide what you are).
The idea being that we come together on the road for some conversation and chit-chat before Bellville. Remember, we're riding - not racing. There's plenty of suffering to be had in the second half.

    9:00 am sharp - Slow group departs

    9:15 am sharp - Fast group departs

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Most Valuable Peckerheads

There are a few people that, without their help, the Peckerhead would be less than what it is. When you ride next to them or see them on Saturday, please take a minute to thank them for all they've done to make a great day for us.

My lovely and long-suffering wife, Amy. She's our biggest supporter and I'm her biggest fan. Quite simply, if she hadn't allowed me to make babies with her there would be no reason for me to have a Father's Day ride. She's the Queen Pecker if there ever was one.

My kids Ellie and Maggie. Need I say more?

My parents Jess and Roxie. Jess - the bestest Dad ever - will be preparing and serving your hot dogs Saturday. Did you also know that he builds really cool cigar-box guitars? There may also be a grudge match wheelchair race between him and fellow retiree P. Leiter. Roxie is my mom. She has put up with me for 42 years and taught me to try to be nice.

Original Peckerhead Crew. These guys - you know who are - taught me how to ride a bike the right way and are still some of my best friends. This ride doesn't exist without 'em.

All of Our Sponsors. We're the little bike party that could and for some reason, tons of people in the industry think that is pretty cool. Buy stuff from them, because they are looking out for you.

You. By showing up and joining in our little party, you're contributing to a better Peckerhead.

See you Saturday!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Driving

Today was route marking day. Three cans of spray paint, one wife, two kids, two dogs, one map, and a cooler. Here's how things went.

Turns out one of the dogs got a little car sick. Three times. Yeah. And since the kids are girls, I  was informed how lame I am several times.

Other than that, a twelve year family tradition continued  uninterrupted. The route is marked and looks to be a good one this year. John Holmes riders will see the return of some old favorites like Swigart Road, the full run of Snyder Rd, and a never before reverse run of Bott Road. Also, we're glad to welcome North Liberty Road back to the fold after a year long hiatus.

Here's a few shots from the day.