There is nothing more important than ending a war....
About
Auto
Editorials
History
Email
Photos
Quotes
Wiki
Submit Article

Friendly
Anti-Robot
Callahan
Dixie Chili
Element
Godzulla
Illuminata
QueenCityTech
Reser Bicycle
TCS
UC Cycling
Winnie Hui
 
Universities
Alaska
Cincinnati
CWRU
Grove City
Hawaii
Miami
NKU
OSU Medical
Rice
Toledo
Washington
Xavier
 

Superweek 2008
Posted by: Adam Fuson @ 2008.08.15.0942

Wednesday, July 23 we all planned to meet at Stratford Heights and leave for Milwaukee and a few days racing at Superweek. We had planned to meet and leave before 5pm, but Aaron had flipped himself over about a week prior and was still getting his bike put back together at the shop, so the rest of us spent time eating and getting some things ready. Aaron finally arrived to us sharing a dessert of Katie's birthday cake, and the boys began packing the van. Within an hour we were on our way to Milwaukee leaving about 8pm EST. Our host had left their basement door open, so when we arrived in Milwaukee about 4am CST, we had no trouble getting to sleep without bothering anyone in the house.

The first day of racing was early Thursday in Racine, Wisconsin. Poptic finished his first race in Racine, as did Paul Ryan, but Aaron was still sore from his recent crash and Kevin and I got dropped. After the race we stopped at a grocery store and a Culver's before returning to the basement to shower and sleep. Friday's racing was in Kenosha around the Food, Folks, 'n' Spokes Festival. We all watched Poptic race and were surprised when he was minimally involved in a crash right in front of us. We helped him back into the race, but he spent the remainder of the event chasing the pack. We also noticed that he had lost his water bottle during the crash, so we handed it up to him on the backside of the course. During the ladies and masters races Katie and I went and played at the beach a few blocks away. Then before the cat 3 race I rode a few miles to the nearest KFC to get some pre-race fried chicken. Kevin and Aaron had no trouble finishing their race, and though Paul crashed himself on a straight section he got up and managed to finish with the group. I managed to finish 96 of 100 laps of the Pro/1/2 race.

The final day in Milwaukee was spent at Downer Avenue. For the first time all races were held on the Downer Avenue course. The Captain found the local pancake restaurant near the finish line, while Poptic prepared for his race. Poptic raced well staying towards the front of the pack and looking comfortable. Unfortunately, with 6 laps to go he had a puncture and with no free laps his race was over. After Poptic's race Katie, Poptic and I rode north to the nearest Culvers to get some chicken. The cat 3 race had a sizable crash, in which Aaron was involved. Paul Ryan managed to avoid the crashes and stay with the pack to the finish. I was only able to finish 12 laps of the big race.

My first Superweek was 10 years ago with my grandmother in 1998. That year I raced the 4/5 race and drove home through the upper peninsula of Michigan. The following year the Captain and I went and I raced the cat 3 race, which I did until 2004, when I first finished the pro race. I have only missed 2000 and 2006. During these 10 years several have raced with me at Superweek: Scott Denny, Bob Schoettinger, Eric Humbert, Domanie Granger, Brian Nieport, Nathan Bremer, Frank Hollenkamp, Aaron Hoffman, Paul Ryan, Chris Poptic, Kevin Harsley and others. Superweek is some of the longest, fastest and most fun racing in the US.

 


John @ 2008.08.16 1359
  I was there in 2006, so Decavirate was in fact represented.

Ned @ 2008.08.18 1922
 

Fuse Ass



Ned @ 2008.09.08 1716
 

Jim @ 2008.09.09 1605
  How to Develop Your Sense of Time. I saw that headline and somehow, my thoughts turned toward Decavirate.

Jim @ 2008.09.12 0909
 
Anybody seen Step Brothers yet? Hilarious. Reminds me of the good times had watching Dumb & Dumber.

Jim @ 2008.09.15 1418
  An excerpt from here: The days ahead are going to try the mettle of most people and the quality of our lives will, in the end, be determined by how well we cope. It is important to keep things, good and bad, in their proper perspective. There’s more to life than money, and we as a species are truly resilient.
In that regard, I think the photo here, from Ireland during a recent flood, strikes a resonant chord.


charlie @ 2008.09.15 2128
  Adam- did you go sailing Sunday?

Fuse @ 2008.09.16 2258
  I did not go sailing, the power was knocked out at decavirate and remained out until Monday morning... but I did go sailing Saturday afternoon with the Bull and WInnie

Katie @ 2008.09.18 0942
  Move Over Al Gore, McCain Invented the Blackberry.
This is a pretty stupid article, but I did enjoy one of the comments left from one of the readers - "JONH MCKAIN DIDNT INVENT BLACKBERRYES.CHUCK NORRIS DID"

Chuck Norris does not hunt because the word hunting infers the probability of failure. Chuck Norris goes killing.

Katie @ 2008.09.18 1229
 
When Jason Reser does monitor push-ups, the world doesn't push back on Reser. Reser pushes the world down.

John @ 2008.09.18 2253
  Chuck Norris has two speeds, walk and kill.

Adam Fuson @ 2008.09.23 1507
  I just wanted to thank everyone for their $266 donation to AIG, and their $2333 donation to the other large financial institutions. No price is too great for "market stability"

Here is a CNN article about it.

Fuse @ 2008.10.02 1344
  kind of funny the youtube video they use to advertise.... scroll to the bottom to see it

john @ 2008.10.02 2321
  "...branches of the government that I've never heard of." that was priceless.

Ned @ 2008.10.16 2159
  copyright?

charlie @ 2008.10.16 2321
  I set up my photo server to automatically add the copyright message anytime a photo is embedded on another site.

john @ 2008.12.05 0139
  http://www.williamayokel.com/information/
I like the date range for your schooling at CCD. somehow Milford Exempted School District 1988-2002 just doesn't work.

Katie @ 2009.01.14 0936
 

Fuse @ 2009.02.23 2023
  If you give them the power, someone will abuse it.

Jim @ 2009.05.13 1808
  Just a few more months, and we\'ll have one full year of no new decavirate articles!

will @ 2009.05.17 1834
  i guess decavirate has upped their standards over the last year and is only reporting and writing interesting articles.

Name:
Email:
Enter:
Reply:

Weather
Cincinnati
Braidwood
San Francisco
Pawtucket
 
Mail
GMail
Yahoo! Mail
Hotmail
 
News
BBC
CNN
NYTimes
MSN News
NPR
WCPO
 
Tech News
Reddit
SciTech
Slashdot
WNN
ZDnet
 
Satire News
Fark
TheOnion
TheDailyWTF
 
Info
Anywho
Cincinnati Library
Dictionary
Pro Mechanics
Translate Google
Maps
Yellow Pages
 
Domain Registration
MyDomain
DynDNS
GoDaddy
Register