Sunday, December 30, 2007

ROUGEROUBAIX X is open for registration!

Check out the routes and look for registration links on the website. There is also a very accurate downloadable cue sheet.

Feel free to spread this around.


[BatonRougeBikeClub] Rite of Passage Ride 9AM Monday from Greensburg

BRBC and CCC will mark the change in calendar from 2007 to 2008 with our traditional year end ride. The ride is short (30-35 miles) but we ride in any weather. After the ride, enjoy the company of your fellow riders over a glass of champagne, black-eyed peas, cabbage, and turkey gumbo. No reservations of fees. Park in the lot east of the Conoco truck stop on LA-10 to roll out at 9AM

Get to Greensburg by taking I-12 to Walker exit (LA-447 north) then at right (East) on US-190 (Florida) to LA-449 (1.5 miles), then left toward Pine Grove. Jog left then right on LA-63 to continue on LA-449. In Pine Grove follow LA-449 right on LA-16 for 1 block, then left on LA-449 to Greensburg. At end of the road, take LA-37 to Greensburg, and take a right on LA-10 to go through town, where the Conoco will be at the bottom of the hill on the right.

For a simpler set of directions, take Greenwell Springs Road (LA-37) from Baton Rouge to Greensburg, then take a right on LA-10 to go through town, where the Conoco will be at the bottom of the hill on the right. This route is a speed trap in East Baton Rouge parish, with a 45 MPH speed limit for 20 miles. Don't say you were not warned.

If you live downtown or on the west bank, get to the airport (BTR) and take Harding (LA-408) east to Hooper, then at the end of the road, turn left on Greenwell Spring Rd (LA-37) to Greensburg. At Greensburg, take a right on LA-10 to go through town, where the Conoco will be at the bottom of the hill on the right. This route is a speed trap on LA-37 in East Baton Rouge parish, with a 45 MPH speed limit for 15 miles. Ditto disclaimer of route above.

Any way takes about an hour from Baton Rouge.

Call me if you get lost on the way and need MORE directions (225.963.8616)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy Holidays From PedalPlay Bicycles. Thanks for another great year of sales and service, riding, trips and stories. You, our client, is what PedalPlay is most proud of. We get the biggest gift seeing another persons life changed because of cycling! See you on the road, trail, race, heck, see you on the next road trip, I'm in!

PedalPlay Bicycles, Where Bicycles Adventures begin...

Monday, December 17, 2007

Here's some photo's of BRECS MTB Race put on last week. It was fuggy and misty rain, I took with my Iphone...

Sunday, December 02, 2007

The 2008 schedule for the South Central Regional Championship MTB Series is available at

We had a great season last year! I hope to see some new faces next season.

See you on the trail!

Thursday, November 29, 2007


You will find attached a .jpg copy of the feature Bicycling Magazine just put out on our Geneo. Dare we say: its flattering description is pretty accurate with regards to describing this bike’s remarkable qualities.

We thought you would appreciate the scoop (if you haven’t already come across it). Feel free to share the good news with other cyclists.


Rob Rossi
Director of Marketing
GURU Bikes

We are having another Tour of New Orleans this Sunday, 7:00AM. Starting place is the far right corner of the Audubon Zoo parking lot. The course will be the same (53 miles) and there will be (hopefully) wood across the gravel before the train bridge at the end of Almonaster, so no walking. Some of the more hard core riders asked to make the course longer, which we can discuss as we get out there. We can possibly ride past the NASA facility in case any of you have never seen a rocket ship. Also, Poland avenue might be an alternative to go through the 9th Ward instead of up the new part of Almonaster like we did last time. Anyway, here's the course unchanged:

Bring money for coffee or biegnets. We will also discuss making this a weekly or every-other-week event as well as discussing conflicts with the Northshore ride.


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Six13 Feminine 1...The Blond Racer

It's the leggy blond from gym class who wore makeup and was protective of her manicure, but also could bench press more than you and beat you to the finish line.

Frame construction, an aluminum rear triangle fused with carbon top and down tubes, and geometry also give the ride a welcome snap, especially when climbing.

The geometry also gives the ride a welcome snap, especially when climbing. Whether cornering hard or subtly changing spots in a pack, we found the handling responsive and predictable.

Check out the video on,6610,s1-1-383-16466-1,00.html

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Taylor Alexander wrote:
Jairo Álvarez, my friend and outstanding senior cyclist from Baton Rouge has recently published his biography titled No Such Thing as Impossible. I enjoyed the book so much and wanted to share some information about it.

This memoir chronicles Jairo’s life, which starts on a potato farm in the mountains of Colombia. Jairo worked his way up the ranks of the Army to become a lieutenant member of the elite Presidential Guard in the early 1960s protecting his President from the rebels who sought to overthrow his government.

At 25 years old Jairo was forced to leave the country he loved. He landed in Miami with one hundred dollars in his wallet, unable to speak a word of English.

Jairo learned to speak the language and within a few years, he graduated with honors from the Albany Business College.

Today, this U.S. Citizen is a millionaire philanthropist who builds the St. Jude’s Dream Home each year. He is also an Olympic gold medalist in cycling and a cancer survivor.

To honor the memory of his parents and help his country of origin he’s designated all royalties from the book to charity organizations in Columbia.
Check it out:

Friday, November 09, 2007

Pedal Play Bicycles is looking for a few good sales associates/
Full and part time positions availiable.
Must have a positive attitude and people skills.... along with a
willingness to work.

Email resume or come in and fill out an job application.

PedalPlay Bicycles
C/O Scott Mackey
13726 Perkins Rd. Ste #E
BAton Rouge, LA 70810

The 2nd Annual Comite Classic will be held at the Kerry Stamey/ Comite River Mountain Bike Trails on Saturday December 8th. There will be the following divisions: First Timers, Beginners, Sport and Expert. The cost per rider is $25. First Timers will be charged only $10!!! So come out and race!! Any vendors who would like to be included please call me at 218-0918.

I would like to encourage as many of you who plan to race to please register before November 20th. This will help us gauge how much food, etc, we will need.

Here's the link to register online:
Jason Hoggatt
Special Facilties Supervisor

Jefferson Parish is hosting the 1st Annual Tour de Jefferson this Saturday. It's a ride aimed at gaining community awareness of the benefits of cycling on families, the environment and health. It a 38 mile ride. We as cyclists aim at trying to get average "joes" interested in riding, understanding and respecting our sport. Please plan on joining the ride this Saturday.

I've attached the website for you to view.

There are only two events left in the BRBC Individual Time Trial Series and one is being held this Sunday at the split on River Road.

Registration is from 12 to 1 PM and the first rider is out at 1 PM. Course is a loop just under 11 miles. Only $5 if you are not a current member of the BRBC.

Email any questions or for more information.


What: Indian Cycle/Bike Rack Butts Park's Revenge MTB RACE
When: November 11, 2007
Where: Butts Park Recreational Complex Jackson, MS
Directions:Take I-20w to Clinton, MS. Exit Springride Road South to McRaven Rd. Left on McRaven Road 1/2 mile to park entrance on left.

The final race of the South Central Regional Championship Series ( will be on November 11th, 2007. If you have ever wanted to participate in a race this is the one to do. Fairly flat course, great beginner course that is a whole lot of fun. If you want to come watch there are plenty of great viewing areas.

The Cabot Lodge in Ridgeland is offering discounts for racers. There is a campground across the spillway for RV. You would be about 30 minutes or so from the course. There will be an area to tent camp at the trails. You have to be in before dark. The gate will be locked.

Pre Registration:Saturday 11/10 There will be two pre-registrations:
Butts Park from 1pm to 3pm
Indian Cycle from 5pm to 7pm (677 South Pear Orchard Rd, Ridgeland, MS. 39157)
Sunday 11/11 Registration:
7:30am to 9:25am. Closes 15 minutes before each class starts.

Entry fee: $30.00 (1 day license available for $5.00 beginner/sport) Helmet Required
As this is the final race of the season we will be doing several awards ceremonies, they will go in the following order: Butts Parks Revenge Race winners, SCRCS 1st/2nd/3rd, Mississippi State Champion 1st/2nd/3rd

We will have a kids fun race after the experts finish and before awards presentation.

Men Expert 30 miles, 5 laps, Start time 9:30am
Men Sport 24 miles, 4 laps, Start time 9:35am
Men Beginner 12 miles, 2 laps, Start time 8:30am
Women Sport 24 miles, 4 laps, Start time 9:40am
Women Beginner 12 miles, 2 laps, Start time 8:35am
Juniors 12 miles, 2 laps, Start time 8:40am

Thursday, November 01, 2007

After a long one year, one month, six days, and 5-hours, I finally received my custom Intense Spider FRO Works 4" large. frame. It's the first (#1) production frame made after the prototype one! Just look at the pics and you will see the Spider FRO was worth the wait. The large frame weighs in just over 5 lb.. Jeff Steber's alloy welds are some of the best in the business! All the little custom machined parts all over the frame is simply perfection! Thanks Jason (my inside rep) and Jeff (owner) for giving me a little slice of dirt Heaven!
P.S. The man himself (Jeff Steber) autographed the frame too!