Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Rise Up!

Ours is not to sit idly by as conspicuous consumption supplants cross season at the mid point of December. We will no longer accept two races in the Ocean State as the culmination of our spectacularly short season. Should Dick Clark and 2 million New Yorkers be the only ones allowed to celebrate the calendar change with out door activity? No! And with all due respect to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Home Depot Sugar Bowl, the early January sporting events should not be limited to college football.

We demand races that extend through the holidays and well into the New Year. We proved in 2005 on the frozen fields of Sterling and in the driving storms of Providence that we will not be turned back by foul weather. Bandit events in Metro Boston in 2007 confirmed that while you can take the races away from the racers, you can't take the racers away from the race.... errr... something like that.

Brothers and sisters, it is time to take up arms and join the cause. Take back the 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th of December. Lay claim to the 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th of January 2007. These are your weekends. Now is a time of purpose, of action, and steadfast resolve. Answer the call.

Commerades in Arms -


Are you in or are you out?

* Racers for a Longer Cross Season


josh said...

Heck yea!

zank said...


Let's work on trying to find a venue.

gewilli said...


Venue! East Bay somewhere in RI

Yash Katsumi said...

Yes, but I have to do some napping after a thanksgiving dinner.

This is a great idea.

We always have some extra strange warm days in january no?

The best would be a 4 race mini series with prizes and a Full Pro Contracts for the series winner. One open womens race, one open mens race.

matt said...

You've answered the call... now go and find venues. I'd agree with gewilli and opine that RI & SE Mass with the proximity to the warmer ocean air would be the best places to avoid 2 feet of snow cover.

josh said...

I just realized two things.

1. they tried it down in jersey last year, I have no idea how it went, but someone may want to look into that.

2. i'm planning on taking a short vacation after nationals (skiing) and break from riding up through new years, and then heading to SoCal to start training for road season. At least thats the plan.

92degrees said...

Fort Adams State Park, Newport RI

gewilli said...

Killer freaking SONG

Shall it be the new anthem for the RFLCS?

Robert said...

matt et al.,

there may be an indoor event at teh site of the Milford, NH cross race. The Hampshire Dome is a huge indoor multi-sport complex. The idea is being bandied about to run a cross race inside in January. It would be run in heats to determine the final "heat."

I love the idea. To get more info go to or call souheghan cycle works and talk to Bob Hall 603-673-1817.