The first RRM meeting of the year is tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 7p at Lucha Cantina in the Edgebrook Center. RRM member and Lucha Cantina owner, Joshua Binning, is pulling out all the stops tomorrow with great food and drink specials you don’t want to miss. All are invited. Private room towards the back. Social time 7-7:30, guest speaker, then more social time.Screw City Cyclocross Series starts Sunday, March 24th at Atwood park. Sign up here.
PSX is every Saturday at 10:30a through the end of March. Tuesdays at 6:30p as well. This is for all RRM members. No Peak membership required.
I want you to do one thing tomorrow night.
While Tom and Donna won’t be at our club meeting, it doesn’t mean that we can’t treat ourselves to some great food provided by Lucha Cantina or half price margaritas tomorrow night. Fleet Feet is right next door and open until 7p, so stop in before and buy some Balega Hidden Comfort socks. You deserve it.
No, I will never shut up about those socks. You shut up.
Speaking of Tom (played by Aziz Ansari), one of my favorite listens last year was Modern Romance. If you are a single person in this age of non-stop connectivity, this seemed like a really neat, semi-scientific look at dating in the modern times. Or if you are a married person that thought this book would be mostly comedy and you like laughing while you run so you started it but then you just finished it anyways because it was interesting, have I got a book for you. Or If you like to waltz with potatoes, up and down the produce aisle…have I got a book for you!
So it’s been nearly a month since I wrote this weekly newsletter – news flash, it’s not going to be weekly in 2019. The open rate was fairly low on newsletters stacked so closely together, and we all know I do this for the opens. Come on. The opens. Come on. So you can take that newsletter, and stick it in your inbox, yeah!
If you think my references to 1998 are done, you are absolutely wrong. You can’t have Jeff Bridges show up as The Dude in a 2019 commercial and not have me get all nostalgic. 1998 was a big year for me. It was a big year for The Undertaker as well.
One of the coolest things RRM did in the last month (besides lots of PSX) was the Madison Swap Meet. We had a great group of guys up there, set up shop and sold a BUNCH of stuff. I had also spent every penny I made within a day or so. Treat yo self or something.
Give me a shout if you’re going to the Hugh Jass Fat Bike Race this Saturday right over the border. It’s also time to start thinking about the Frostbite 30/40/50 ride at the end of the month and our very own cyclocross series a month after that.
Rock River Multisport
Local Cycling Related EventsClub member Ryan Satterlee made a big list of most of local bike related events for 2018. You should check it out at http://nicyc.com/.
New this year we have a 30, 40, or 50 mile option. Its still the same self supported gravel road “race” put on by Freeport Bicycle Company and the Chainlinkcyclists of Freeport IL.
Once again we are starting at the American Legion Post 197 in Pecatonica Illinois. Its always a FREE event, but donations are appreciated. Friend of the shop, Dean Wright, is the main man up at the Freeport Area Church Cooperative. Its a struggle every year for him to keep the food pantry stocked and the homeless fed. Every dime you drop in the bucket will go to them.
The route has some hills, most of it is on gravel roads, and the course is not marked. Some folks will race this, some will ride it, and for some it will be an adventure getting lost in the countryside. Be prepared, dress for the occasion, and make sure you are confident in your equipment. We do care about you and understand things happen outside your control, so we appreciate that Team Fur Bandit has stepped up to provide SAG service.
Pecatonica has plenty of street parking around the Legion Hall. Arrive a little early, the crew from Kegel’s Bicycle Store will help you out getting a map and signing waivers. When you arrive back from your ride there will be food for purchase and most likely some free beer. Mark you calendars, it should be an epic day.
Rock River Multisport is a non-profit club based in the Rock River Region of Northern Illinois. RRM is built by endurance focused athletes of all skill levels.
RRM focuses on creating a community for collaborative training and mentorship and seeks to promote healthy lifestyles through local opportunities for its members to train and race with a supportive group of like-minded individuals.
We pair athletes together for training and racing opportunities and seek sponsors and local partner affiliations to help our athletes make and achieve their athletic goals in a number of endurance sports (swimming, running, cycling, triathlon, x-country skiing, endurance racing, inline skating, etc.).
Most importantly of all, we want to create a fun atmosphere for people who are interested in sharing what it takes to compete in endurance sports and enjoy life.
While predominately a social club, expect to see exciting training and racing events in areas currently missing from the area!
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