Thursday, June 7, 2012
Plan for the weekend
We'll be leaving Woodstock by 4:30 pm. We'll pick up Kenny and John in Rutland at the Rutland Town School on Post Road at 5:30 pm and then head up to Middlebury to pick up Carlyle and Dominique at 6:30 pm at the Middlebury Inn. We'll then head over to George's Restaurant in Port Henry NY for their "bucket of spaghetti" and garlic bread dinner(!)
We're staying at the Whiteface Chalet in Wilmington for the weekend. We have three rooms, each with 3 double beds. Room assignments will be:
Room 1: Erin, Dominique and Carlyle
Room 2: Ansel, Brendan, Alden (Sat night, Chris Rhim will bunk in with them)
Room 3: Eli, Jack, Kenny, Coach (on travel cot)
Van: Peter, Jr. and John (yes, they prefer "camping out" in the van)
Total cost per rider will be $150 for the weekend including all transportation, both nights of hotel rooms, dinner Fri night in Port Henry, dinner Sat night in Lake Placid and, of course, our traditional bar b que stop at Tail of the Pup on the way home on Sunday. Kids should only need money for snacks and incidentals. Each rider should bring a check with them payable to Woodstock Bicycle Club for $150.
We'll be leaving directly after Erin's race on Sunday and then stopping for a late lunch at Tail of the Pup at about 2:30. We'll come home through Middlebury again to drop Carlyle and Dominique and then drop Kenny and John in Rutland before coming back to Woodstock by 7 pm or so.
EVERYONE: A note about bikes. As many of you have seen, I'm spending far too much time lately tuning bikes at the races. EVERYONE should show up for the weekend with their racing wheels on and their bikes tuned and ready to race. I'm also taking a cue from Toby from the Hot Tubes team that you guys all need to know how to manage your own equipment. If you can't tune your bikes on your own, you have our sponsoring shop, the Start House, at your disposal, so please take advantage of their expertise. I'm going to be having you guys do more and more for yourselves as the season progresses as it's a crucial part of your education as bike racers and equipment management is at the top of the list. While I'll always be there to help in an emergency, be rest assured, if you're planning on coming to the race with your bike in shambles and having me scramble around to get it into racing shape, you're going to be racing with your bike in shambles! :)
Thanks and see you all tomorrow!