Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hey guys!
Quick update: we've been busy racing! Green mountain Cx, Nor'easter Cx, and the Midnight Ride of Cx are all in the books, and boy did we have some fun! Up next is Gloucester this weekend, some midweek racing at Night Weasels, and Providence! If you're at the races and see us riding around or hangin' out at the tent, stop by and say hello. We'll have some race recaps up under the 'CEC Racing' tab coming up soon, so check it out!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

THE STAFFORD 50! - This weekend!!!!

Hey CEC crew!

I know that the season is slowing down a bit, but we are not!

Jay-Mo & Jeff Landry are putting on an epic mountain bike ride this weekend, and you don't want to miss out! This will most likely be the first annual Stafford 50 as we would like to keep this ride going year after year. Here are the details:

Ride will start at 8:30am, sharp, and will take approximately 6-7 hours
Ride will start from Jaymo’s house, 94 Hampden Rd. Stafford, CT 06076
Contact/ text:
Jason Moriarty at 413-330-4843 with any questions
Tube(s), CO2(s), A good amount of food and at least 2 water bottles. Beer, for post ride recovery. We will try to have a person or at least a car, at either Soap Stone parking lot, or Galbriath Rd. lot with additional water and possibly food.

Ride Description:
Approximately 50 mile MTB ride with a variety of terrain, a little pavement, dirt roads, technical single track, fast technical down hills, and a good amount of climbing. We will start from my house and will ride a bunch of trails on the “North Side” of Shenipsit State Forest and Soapstone Mountain. The course will not be marked, so keeping up with the group will be mandatory, the pace will be moderate but steady, we will try not to drop anyone but there is a lot of ground/miles to cover, there are “bail out points” if necessary. Depending on turnout we can/may have some food, burgers, dogs, veggie burgers, cookies, salad, drinks ect. at the end of the ride.

Hope everyone can make it!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thursday Mountainbike ride

What's up kids....another Thursday ride is upon us. I'd like to say let's go ride the West Hartford Res since I'm working right around the corner from there. But Robinson is where I think we should go. It seems to be the most convenient as well as a great place to start getting used to riding with our lights again. (don't forget to charge up your batteries) So what do ya say, lets go have some fun! See ya all there for 5;30 ready to roll....



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Women Specific: Last Wednesday Ride for 2011

Hello Ladies!

All great things come to an end, but thankfully in this case, just for a season.  As of right now we are planning on having our last ride tomorrow.  It looks like there is a 30% chance of rain/thunderstorm/hail (surprise), but I have a feeling we'll be in the clear.  We'll be heading out of the shop at 5:30pm, and venturing off for just under 20 miles.  Please feel free to check out the route here.  I'll post a cancelation note by 4pm, if necessary.

I'm really looking forward to seeing you all out there!  Thank you ladies, whether you came out once or every week, you all truly made this such a special time.  A big thanks as well to Comp Edge EL for your support, and especially those beer boys that would frequently make an appearance at the end of the ride.  I will truly miss this time with you all.

See you tomorrow!


PS - Providing the ride happens, dinner is still a go.  We'll plan on it after the ride and chat more tomorrow evening.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The last Monday ride of the 2011 season.

Sadly, tonight is going to be our last Monday night ride of the season, due to the declining daylight.  Right now the sun is setting at about 7:15, which means that we really only have about an hour and half to ride.

So, for our last ride of the season, we are going to do a short, but fun ride.  We're going to ride about 25 miles.  It'll have a couple town line sprints, a good hill, fun descent and some mellow rolling hills.  They'll be something for everyone.

Also, please remember that the shop is closed today so that everyone can recoup from the melĂ©e that was the Comp Edge tent sale.  So, the shop will not be open to fill bottles, change etc.  Please take care of all that before you get to the shop.  Thanks.

Please make sure to be ready to roll at promptly at 5:30 so that we can get the most riding in possible.

Hope to see everyone tonight!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Women Specific: Wednesday Ride Postpone and Recap

Hello Ladies!

I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend!  Isn't it crazy how early I'm posting this week?  I actually have today off, and I wanted to inform you that we have to cancel the ride for tomorrow.  It hadn't struck me last week that this Wednesday was the start of the Tent Sale.  There is a good chance we would have had to cancel tomorrow due to the rain, so that kind of makes this a little bit easier.  So instead of riding, you can come visit me at the shop and check out all the amazing deals we are having on cycling and ski stuff!  Scroll down the blog to see the post on the Tent Sale.  The 2011 Specialized Amira Expert that I've been riding this season (size 51) will be for sale at a pretty fantastic price.  Please come in and check her out, I would love to tell you all about her, and to see her go to a good home.

Oh la la.  Don't you want to be the "Queen of the Hill"?  Hehe.

The Amira is the test bike color scheme (better looking than this in my opinion), black/grey/red.

Last week's ride was super fun!  We had Mary Ann, Kristina, Deborah and Suzy!  The weather was perfect for riding, and we managed to squeeze in 23.15 miles.  At the end of the ride we chatted a bit about, I hate even typing it, our last ride for the season.   The way we are losing daylight it might be next week.  I will definitely confirm this on Monday.  What it is dependent on is weather and having as many of you out there for the last ride, so please let me know if you CAN'T make it.  We are also planning on having dinner together after the ride down the street from the shop.  I will be sure to post all details.

Have a wonderful week, and please stop in any of the 3 Comp Edge locations to check out the incredible cycling and ski deals!


Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day! (unfortunately, no group ride)

Morning everyone!

Hope you are all having a great holiday weekend.  I know I've been a little MIA lately due to work, and I've been missing you all.  Thankfully, we've got a great crew of ambassadors and team riders that have taken the lead so that we didn't miss any rides.  So, thanks to everyone that's been helping out!

Due to the holiday, we won't be riding tonight.  But, we will be riding the rest of the week. We'll be heading to the Glendale cross course on Wednesday & into the woods on Thursday, so charge up those lights!!!  That brings me to my next point...we're loosing daylight!  Right now, the sun is setting at about 7:15 which is not giving us a ton of time to ride at night.  Unfortunately, that means that we are going to be ending our Monday night rides soon. 

Next weekend is the annual Competitive Edge Tent Sale (see the post belowt) which ends on Sunday, followed by the shop being closed Monday.  We WILL be riding next Monday regardless of the shop being closed.  We'll plan on rolling out at the usual time as one group for the last Monday ride of the season. It'll be a mellow 25ish mile loop.

We will, however, plan another weekend ride at some point this month.  We'll keep you all posted on when and where once we get the details figured out.

See you all soon.


Competitive Edge Tent Sale!!'s that time of year again.  Don't miss this one!!!

Print out these coupons to save even more!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday Mountainbike ride

Hey gang...I know, another last minute post. Just wanted to let you know I'm not going to be able to ride tonight. I checked with a few others to see if they could step in and lead a ride but came up short. So, be adventurous and go have fun. Sorry again for the late notice.

See ya next week,