Monday, November 30, 2009

So THIS is Christmas!?

Alright jerks, it's time for us to have a party! Liisa and I put our heads together and here's what we came up with. Hopefully there's something you can all enjoy...if you like beer, food, and your Mighty buddies!


R&B Brewing (54 East 4th Ave, 5 blocks from the Broadway Mighty) has graciously offered to give us a tour of their fine beer making facility between the hours of 630 and 8 pm, followed by an all you can drink tasting "seminar" in a dimly lit room with nothing but a table, a few chairs and a dart board...with no darts.

After that we'll stumble up to Rootdown Cafe (128 East Broadway), which our buddy Brett has kindly offered up to us for the night for us to conduct

8pm till whenever. Food will be provided by the Reef, and beer will be provided by R&B, set up in an all you can drink scenario. Bring yoself, then after 930 tell your muddy buddies, bf's, gf's, and one night stands to come hang.

$10 at the door gets you all the food and beer you can drink, as well as a raffle ticket to win some awesome prizes from some of our favourite suppliers. Rumor has it there will be games (hot laps?, pin the tail on the nerd?), and some extra special Mighty Riders Year End Awards.

So, bring your party panties or your mighty tighty whities and let's make this the party that last year was supposed to be. 2009 has been an awesome year. We've experienced an unprecedented growth spurt, kicked ass, argued, sweated, crashed, gotten up early, gone to bed late, gotten drunk, gotten mad, gotten dumped, gotten engaged, and had fun doing it. Let's put the cap on this year that it deserves. Let's get weird.

ps. there WILL be baby carrots.

pps. please, please, please RSVP via this blog so we can get an accurate idea of how much food we need.

pps. ha!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Podium Party People

The whole gang jumped up on the podium on Saturday at the EV GP of cross. Morgan took a fine win in the B's (his first in the B's!) with a crazy last lap close on the leader. Haley also jumped onto the top spot for the C women. Stacey won the Masters women and was second in the open women. Nick Berry was second in the men's A race after a great battle with the evil Rocky Mtn duo of Guthrie and Calhoun. And Barber grabbed what I believe was his first podium with third in the men's C race. Must be all those Johnny Cakes.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Get your spin on!

Sean is hosting some coached indoor workouts down at On The Rivet for all those who are getting tired of the rain and cold. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30pm. Get in shape for next season so we don't have to hear all your excuses.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hard Men/Woman

Our cyclocross contingent has proven once again to be harder than an 18 year old virgin with a bottle of viagra. South Surrey was the location of this past Sunday's mudfest in some ugly winter conditions. Nick Berry was 2nd in the A's, Morgan Taylor was 2nd in the B's and Stacey Hutton was 2nd in the Women. In the C's Hornland was 2nd and Barber was 5th. I need a beer just thinking about how hard that was.

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Ok, ok, let's not offend the vegetarians in our midst. Let's amend that to 'Winner, Winner, Tofu Turkey Dinner!'. Whatever. This past weekend saw the Bare Bones three day track race out at the Burnaby Velodrome. Our newest teammate Claire Cameron showed she still has some speed after returning to racing after a few years off by winning 5 of the women's races to go on to win the women's Overall Omnium. She also competed in the Men's B Omnium where she finished 9th. Good job. And the fastest vegan we have managed to pry himself away from wedding planning (congrats Brandon!) to compete in only two of the four sessions but finished 7th overall in the B Omnium. Nice.

She's so new to Mighty she doesn't quite have full kit yet but here's Claire striking the fear of god into National Track team rider Steph Roorda at post race sushi. Mmmmm, sushi.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Nick Berry is getting stronger each week and showed it at the Coastal Cross with a great win in the Men's A race. Showing some great form with Provincials at the end of the month...

Morgan was 4th in the B's race and Barber was racing like he needed beer money and finished 6th in the C's. Good job ladies!