Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summer is Here!

The stars aligned so that 9 Dark Horse Girls were able to make it to a Maybury Monday training ride on a beautiful, sunny summer evening! It was a pretty cool sight to see that long blue train snaking through the singletrack!

We finished off the evening by packing into Deadwood Bar and Grill for some cold beer and good food.

Here's to a great summer of more fun rides and comraderie!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Stony Creek Endurance Race

Dark Horse Racing had 3 teams of two line up at the start for the 6 hours of Stony Creek Endurance Race by Fun Promotions on May 15. The course was rumored to be hillier than ever, and each lap was about 11.3 miles, but the sun was shining and our team compound was rockin'. We had a great time racing this format, and put in some fun miles.

Dark Horse girls ready to relay:

Thanks to Dark Horse Brewery for our delicious post-race recovery drinks!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Team Field Trip -- Ft. Custer Singletrack & Dark Horse Brewery

We took advantage of a weekend with no race on the schedule to organize a team ride and visit to our sponsor. The forecast was pretty brutal @ 44degrees and rain, but we decided not to wuss out and loaded up the cars, and by the time we were ready to ride, the rain had stopped, the sun was actually peeking through the clouds and it was a balmy 48 degrees. We had a great time on the singletrack and enjoyed our reward at the Brewery after.

Happy the forecasters were wrong:

The sun actually peeked through the clouds for a bit:

Ahhhh, our reward...Dark Horse Beer!:

Got to hang with our sponsor and brewery owner...thanks Aaron!:

Dark Horse Girls at the Mothership:

Monday, May 3, 2010

First Races of the Season Result in Podium Finishes

Dark Horse lined up at the start for both the Pontiac Lake USAC Time Trial and the Fort Custer Stampede XC race in the MMBA CPS series on and grabbed 3 podium finishes:

Jen - 3rd place, Sport Women 25-39, Pontiac Lake TT
Jody - 4th place, Sport Women 40+, Pontiac Lake TT
Jessi - 3rd place, Sport Women 25-39, Ft. Custer XC

What a great way to kick off the season! Congrats, ladies!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dark Horse in the D!

A few of us "not quite ready for primetime XC racing" teammies hit downtown Detroit for an urban bike tour with 65 of our closest biking friends! We managed 35 miles, 4 beer stops, and more than a few cheers from passers by who thought we were some sort of bike parade!

What a great day to play on bikes!