Thursday, July 31, 2008

24 Hours of 9 Mile



Tomorrow Team Unicorn heads over to Wausaw, WI for the 24 Hour National Championships. Team Unicorn (named after O'gara) is Bill Fanter, Jeff O'Gara, Ben Shockey and myself. Ben originally planned to ride the whole thing himself, but I bought him a beer and asked him to ride with us and he changed his mind. He is replacing Traitor Brian Fuhrmann of Waukoon, IA. He rode with us last year along with Trevor Rockwell who has since moved to Iowa Falls or something like that to be a teacher. Fuhrmann has recruited 3 Out of Staters to join him in sharing the agony of defeat after suffering a loss to his local Bike Buds.

These Pictures are from last years race. We don't actually compete in the Championships... yet. This year we are in a 4 man open. We'll take turns doing 1 hour + laps starting at 10 AM Saturday and Finishing at 10 AM Sunday.
Correction: 4-Man SPORT Class. Now stop with the chastising. ;-)


Left: 9 Mile Transition Area - Right: Wild Bill Taking Off




Left: The Unicorn Himself - Right: Me and yes, I do race in a wife beater.

7 comments:

kent said...
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kent said...

bring the W back to decorah fellas...and make sure tag-a-long o'gara pulls his own weight!

traitor said...

You guys ought to be pretty competitive in the 'Sport' class. Good luck!

shockstar said...

ummm...that's "open"...not "sport". don't let that championship category get to your head.

Anonymous said...

Oh really, this internet web-site begs to differ:

http://24-9.com/2008start.htm

Men’s Sport
The Unicorns
William
Fanter

Men’s Sport
The Unicorns
Jeff
Ogara

Men’s Sport
The Unicorns
Jesse
Reyerson

Men’s Sport
The Unicorns
Ben
Shockey

shockstar said...

damn. the embarassment is overwhelming. my uni-horn just wilted and got all floppy.

Spinner said...

OK, it's on! If Fuhrmann beats us, I will buy him those Barbara Streisand Tickets with Backstage Pass he's been wanting forever.