Saturday was Haute Bicycle’s grand opening. Not only was it their grand opening, they also had a raffle to raise money for SoPo.
Thanks to Haute for helping out SoPo.
The 2014 Georgia Cyclocross season has ended and it’s taken a week to clean off all the mud and write a recap.
The season finale was a weekend of races. It had rained on Friday night and continued into Saturday. That left the course with deep puddles of water to start and was churned up mud at the end of Saturday. This made for some more great races as different racers moved to the front of the pack. You have to love the mud.
On Sunday the rain had stopped leaving the race a peanut buttery mess of fun. Even before the day started, the mud had claimed several rear derailler hangers. But it was a dry and sunny day which made for great races and super fans cheering racers on.
The awards followed, medals awarded, prizes given away. As the weekend ended, SoPo had 2 wins and a series title. More importantly, folks got to know SoPo. Folks donated to SoPo. SoPo racing was promoting SoPo through mud, sweat, high fives, and friendly smiles.
So the season is done and we’ll be so looking forward to next season.
SoPo High Five!
Come by and check out Haute Bicycle and raise money for SoPo with an awesome raffle!
Stopped by Atlanta Beltline Bicycles this weekend and ran into some old Friends of SoPo. We talked shop and the history of SoPo from the Godfather Ken, Decatur Yellow Bikes, Big Jon, Dana, Rachael, and Scott. It was great to hear how SoPo started, how far we’ve come, and how much more we can do.
SoPo High Five!
December Bike Maintenance
Tonight, Monday 12/1, 7 – 8 PM
Internal Gear Hubs
This month’s bike education brought to you by professional mechanic and old-school Sopo volunteer Tim Pothier. Tim will unravel the mystery of the internal hub for us. If you would like to come and learn, join us at the shop at 7PM. Our suggested donation rate is $5 – 10, but if you can’t pay that, don’t worry, we want you to come and learn, and contribute when you can. Happy shifting!
Bike-in Movie Tonight:
Christmas Comes on a Bicycle
a short film for one of the shortest days of the year, and then viewers’ choice!
There will be popcorn and refreshments. $5 suggested donation. Tonight, December 1st, 8:30-10 PM at the shop.
This past weekend the Georgia Cyclocross Series visited Serenbe Farms in Palmetto, GA. Rain was predicted and it came. It was also chilly which made for cross-like weather and a cross-like course. It was muddy.
There were parts of the course that most people didn’t even attempt to ride and those that did were cheered on. The mud made a big difference changing up the results as the ‘mudders’ had a chance to shine.
The bike wash was a busy place. The crowd was lively throughout the day. Even in the rain, cyclocross finds its fun.
Thanks to Peachtree Bikes for a great event. Here’s to wishing every race was like this.
The series closes out at Dingo Cross in Baldwin, GA with racing on Saturday and Sunday.