Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Xmas Spuds AZ style

Merry Xmas Spuds!!...Im here in Scottsdale visiting my family. I haven't visited the new sponser, Soul Cycles yet but plan to find them....

I decorated Mom's roadrunner and one of the highlites of my trip was making Xmas cookies with my little nieces..( check out the Xmas reindeer)
Been hiking, running and crusin around on the Schwinn everyday...
Spud out

Thursday, December 10, 2009

An update of sorts...

The week before Thanksgiving a couple of us got together to the annual Cranksgiving event. In short, it's a bike "race" around the city of York to different grocery stores picking up certain items. The first "racers" back to the end location is the winner. Our very own PT took home third place this year. But we can't give him 3rd without at least busting is balls a little. There was like 5 in our group and Paul was just the first one to the table to sign in... any one of us could have had third. "Hell, if I knew it was for third place I would have sprinted down the street!!! " All kidding aside it was an awesome day for a great cause!

Just this past weekend Uncle Larry and I headed out to Pittsburgh for the 20th Annual Dirt Rag Punk Bike Enduro. Another great time was had in the company of 230+ of our muddiest friends.

This year as opposed to last we did some of the races that are held during the ride. This was cool because you didn't have to wait behind for the pack to move, you went first...even if you weren't racing per se. In doing so, we wreaked a few times, got insanely muddy AND.... got to the kegs first!!

We ran into some locals and we also ran into people that remembered us from last year. That is the beauty of Punk Bike...hanging with people you don't know, drinking beer and sharing laughs for the one common love of bikes. Can't wait for next year!

Pre-race Meeting

The Derby
Moving our bikes around on us for the le mans start of a stage.
On the Up/Down stage, this chick totally railed into a tree.
Muddy beers!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

D&D Spud Night

Hey Spuds,,
Diner and Drink What you'll think ???? Spuds good suds and some food...Thinkin the week or weekend of the 13th, 14 th of November...Location not important, good food and proper beer is...
Start the thinkin caps and we can pick a spot....Get the word out to fellow Spuds...and sponsors....
Spud racer

Friday, October 9, 2009

Spud Nite Rides

Hey Spuds,
Nite rides will be starting up soon. Times and places will be coming out soon. Looks like Scroggy has his property all ready for some good loops and we will probably hit pinchot on occasion as well as the YAMBA led rides. Would like to hit Gretna and Lambs gap also. Keep in touch here and with your fellow spuds for info.
Spud Paul

Monday, September 14, 2009

Nice job Spuds

Check out GUL at the Start of the race!! Bear Creek Mass Finals

It was over 100 yards into the race!!
GUL crushes the field on the Surly!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hanover Century

Hanover Labor Day Ride was as good as advertised... Great Job Hanover Cyclist...Nice road ride.. Very well supported, with exceptional volunteers at the stops...Did the 100 mi. with a few friends. Saw alot of friendly faces thru-out the day.. ..Got the word out about the SPUD RIDE !!!!!!!! WOOOOO....Can't WAIT !!!!
The day was a little overcast, but we missed all the rain....Event appearred to be well attended... With ICE CREAM at the end ....YEH !!!!
See U SPUDS at the BEAR CR Show Down...
Bring the Shit this is it!!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rattling Creek Wa - who Rocky Race

Go, Go Spud Racer !!!!! Once again JS (the torch) Fired up the single speed niner and rolled it to a PODIUM FINISH !!!!!! YE -Ha 3rd place SS...Some where in the top ten...NICE>>>
PT finished SSR !!!!! YEH MAN ....GOOD Ride !!!!!!
Congrads go To ALL RC Racers....

Monday, August 17, 2009

Atta Boy!!

Atta Boy goes out to Randy for a Third place Podium at French Creek!
also the GUL for trail running 13 miles ( 1/2 marathon) and finishing pretty high up in the old man catagory.
Spud out Linds

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Spuds are starting to gather!!

The countdown is on!!!
Spud Ride 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Here comes a Spud!!

Jon 's such a Spud!! Look at the FUN in his face!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

My Ride in Arizona

Hey Spuds..spent the week visiting my Mom amd my brother and two nieces in the Valley of the Sun. I rode about 7 to 10 miles every AM on my Moms Schwinn Cruisier which was sweet.
Spud Out

Friday, August 7, 2009

W 101 WOW

Wilderness adventure out of Coburn, PA, W 101. Hot and Hazzzzzy..You could say foggy. To start.and finish.
That didn't stop the race pace. As always most went out fast at the start, today was no different. Saw lots of old and new freinds. Most finished.
Well now. JS (the torch) lit the 100 mile course on his SS 69er. This man can move on a bike. 9hrs. 40 some...Shit man WAY TO GO!!!!!!! Can't say alot else...GLAD TO HAVE YOU AS A TEAM MATE !!! SPUD !!!
GUL finished in the not so blazing time of 11hrs. 50 some...SSR Surly 29er. Have to say had more fun on the SS. And added that check mark.
Congrads . go out to all....Gung-Ho and Cycle-works riders. GOOD Ride !!
GUL out

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Spuds in the Wilderness

Good Luck Jon and GUL on your 101 Mile Journey!!
Spuds never quit!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Spuds on the Podium Again and Spud Jon was seen ridin a Mtb Bike!!!

Rob and Randy rocked the Night race and find themselves on the Podium again.
You guys are just awesome!!!!! Way to Represent!!

** Also Kudos to our other AWOL Spud Jon for getting on his bike and doing the 40 miler at Michaux on Sunday. GUL and myself were at the Michaux race giving him a bunch of support and &&*^#^%!!!! We hung the spud banner on Mile 32 way up in the mountain to give him a Spud boost. We think it worked cause he broke his chain right after he saw the banner. ( all that xtra adrenaline )
Spud out

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Spud Rob

Spud Rob, obviously not happy with his 3rd place at Fairhill. Cheer up Rob! 3rd aint bad!!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Nite race/ Pre ride tomorrow

Hey Spuds....thinking about pre riding tomorrow nite up at Marsh Creek at 6:30 PM with the LoweRiders team planned ride.
Any Takers? They are doing a daylight ride...

Im kicking the idea would be super easy points for us Spuds cause we all have Awesome Killer lites.

Spud out

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Congrats to Randy!!!!

I cant find the results but we had a Spud on the Podium at Michaux!!
Awesome Job to Randy, 2nd Place!!!!
I hear Jeremy has a great picture of Randy on the Podium. I'll have to get J to post it.
Go Spuds!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Michaux Spuds

Rob and Randy are racing this morning.. in fact right now as I write this blog. Go Spuds!!!
GUL and Buddy the spud dog are onsite on the course hiking around cheering the Spuds on. GUL hung the Spud banner up on the course at the top of one of the climbs to give the guys a boost!!
Spud Race Report to follow soon...
linds :o)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Marysville/ 3 Top Ten spuds

Awesome Job to Spud Randy and Dewey for winning CASH!!! ( 2nd place Duo, 5th overall fastest team)
Also hats off to GUL for riding a Single Speed for 9 hrs and finishing a tough 4th place.
I hung in there for 8.25 hours and finished in 8th place. What a brutal day on such a fun course!! All you did was hop hop hop logs... I battled bee stings ( got stung on lap 1), had a couple mishaps and monkey butt by the end of the day.

All the Spuds represented and we definately missed you Beach Spuds!! You guys would have rocked the course and had a great time!! Once again, strangers, fellow racers shouted Support and spread Spud Love throughout !!!
Overall, A Great Sat. race was put on by the Visit PA guys and the Spuds had a very SPudlike day!!!
Spud out!! by a very tired sore Spud Linds. I feel like ive been run over by a Spud truck!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Spuds on Top

MASS finally posted Standings...Check out the Spuds!! Who would have thought the Spuds are on top with only 6 spuds!!! LOL!! Spuds Rock!!

Randy...your forgiven for Marysville...We saw Dewy in the Tractor Supply store Fri nite and laughed about the whole situation. We just like giving you grief!!

Spud out

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Marysville - 9 hours of Spud

Spud Linds and GUL are flying solo for TEAM SPUD. 9 Hours of SPUD Love!!!! GUL is getting the Single Speed ready!!! We are goin up early Fri. to set up Camp Spud..then coming back in for Sat AM....

*** Randy. You can Spud Off!!!..**Seeing your name with another team .... Its definately NOT cool... NOT representing your team!!!

I found this Photo of Jon from last years Stoopid 50 looking for this years photos.
Awesomre photo of Jon floatin through the Mtn.Laurel. Jon we miss ya!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

When things go Bad.......

Hey Spuds.... Everyone get on the wire and congratulate GUL for his Stoopid 50 ride this past Sunday.....
He's got some painfully crazy stories, about the day. I wish i could have seen you hanging on to the back end of the front group getting pulled up the mountain!!!

Once again, his Santa Cruz failed him and he had the flat tire, shifting issues, and I think his seat fell off!!
GUL also had some bad wrecks and dehydration cramping issues BUT the Spud FINISHED !!
Awesome effort Larry...

PS..Im buying you a real bike for next year.
Nobody rides a 26" bike any more...
Spud Linds

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Stooopid 50 Map

The New Stoopid course map is out!!!! Bikereg.....Course...Lot of DBL T, Road...
Check it...
Spud Out

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Spuds..Rummmmoooorr has it, the race times will be 1 full hour shorter due to the relocated start..More road miles.. This is from The boys from State College area... Their Home turf..
Lots of competition showing up..I could use some HELP!!! Even the F boys from the Springs...Man we had to race to beat those guys...They are Fast..
Weather looks like it's gonna be NICE....Hopefully the Laurel will be in bloom...
Talk about B....U...tifulllll....
Thinking about camping after the race...Taking Monday OFF...YEHHH
Spud out

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wisconsin Spud

hey Spuds, blogging from Madison, WI....Everyone is on a fixie!! Unbelievable little college town where cyclists rule.
Ran a couple miles along a Lake Trail this Am before my seminar started.... I'm running again tomorrow.... I wish i had a bike to cruise around on!!!
Im not racin at Danville but will be there to support my Spudmates....
Spud out


Get out and RACE !!! Entry fee goes to the Children's Miracle Network....What a GREAT Group... Feel confident the money is going for something good this time!!!!


The course is up and down. 3,500ft of climbing in the Sport class, 4,500 Expert. Bring the OXYGEN...
Looks like weather should be Good. Mass start last year. The mass start seemed to work OK..See everyone at the TOUR....

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


WE Have a Unknown Registering as a SPUD Racer..... Check the pre reg. for Danville...THIS IS NOT GOOD!! NEEDS CLEARED UP ASAP...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Spuds at Iron Hill

ROB 1st XC
Linds 6th Enduro
Randy 11th XC.. WOW out of how many Reg..??
Paul 15th Enduro
6AM.. The Spuds roll from GUL's Drive. Linds, UL, Paul and Rob. Rain is in the forecast.This brought discussion of Tires?? Turning around.???? What ..NO F'n way!!! Were Spuds!!!!!..Forget the monetary and physical damages suffered at the Granogue Mudfest...
Hit the DE Line...Rain drops are a fallin and continue for the next hour..
Found a great spot for the Spud tent during the race... with a bike rack...
What Great Host @ Iron Hill....
Rain stopped,, Enduro and beginner's start...Corse is very slick in spots,wet roots etc...
9am enduros' go out and go out fast...They get in a knub to knub line.... Hit the bridge and Linds needed a closer look..Sidewall blows and down she goes...She's OK ...Good thing!! Back for the repair and finished 5 Laps....WOW..Way to go!!!!
PT Man,,, Is Paul looking strong,,, out fast and continued that pace...Finished six laps....Nice strong race for Paul, in a very strong field.... Nice finish!!!!
Now to the XC Spuds..
Rob Is The Man!! Wins by over 10min. 1st place.. Need I say More???
Randy was out strong and in fourth place..Ended with an 11th...NICE!!!
Spud out,,

Rob Spud rocks Iron Hill!!!

Rob rocks Iron Hill and ends up on top of the podium in his class. Awesome!!
Nice effort to all Spuds at Iron Hill!!.

GUL did an all important FINE job of taking care of all the Spuds at the Spud Support Tent by feeding us bottles, wrenching, screaming, cheering, cowbelling and harrassing the competition as they went by.
**Gul is supposed to write a race report so I wont go in to any details...
more to come shortly!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Spud news

Hey Spuds.... everybody's been kind of quiet lately.
**GUL ran half a marathan ( 13 MILES) last weekend and kicked butt finishing 7th in the old guys catagory!! Thats awesome!!!

**Scroggy almost got hit by a car, riding on the road and went down pretty hard... I hope you and your Buds are healing up!!
**I heard Randy Spud did some race down in VA again and finished well.
** Im sitting here at work thinking about this weekend, I absolutely hate the course at Iron Hill but im hoping just to stay on the bike for 4 hours and ride .
Spud Out

Monday, May 18, 2009

Spud Tent Camo

Hey Paul, I almost forgot, we need to decorate the Spud Tent sometime soon as well.

Spud on

Nice Job Spuds w/ trailwork

Thanks Paul and GUL for showing up for Trailwork.
Spud Team was Well Represented.
Hey.. we need a Team Spud meeting sometime before Marysville to talk SPUD.( maybe we can have it at MEX_ITALY after a ride for some Fish tacos)
Spud On

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Trail Work On Sunday/ May 17

Hey Spuds, if you guys can make it....sounds like the Club needs our help with trail work at Spring Valley. 1:30 Pm
Spud Out

Monday, May 11, 2009

No Rocktober Spuds!!

Race cancelled due to lack of help and riders..Bummer..!!!.
Well at least Kuhn knows the Spud team wanted to ride!!
Keep working hard race is Iron Hill at the end of this month..

Spud On..

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Rock -SPUD -tober!!!

Spuds heading North for next weekend!! GO SPUDS!!!

SPUD PAUL where is your Name on that rider list?? Its 9:30. SAt nite.. the deadline is in 2 1/2 hrs to sign up.... but hey ( if you miss the cutoff..GUL and your spudmates will spring for the extra twenty!!)

Spud On!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

GUL pouring it on!!

My team is awesome. What more can I say. you guys are just plain sick!!.We just keep the Spud ON!
4 podiums, (3 Enduro)..what a statement!
Spud On!!
Cleanin the Voodoo this evenin..UL stripped the bike and we watched water pour out of the frame..Yikes..
Spud On

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spud Tent

GUL and I scored at Sams Club tonite finding the EZ Up Canopy Tent with 4 Zippered Side attachments to keep the Spuds cozy warm and out of the wind.
Paul, its White so you can decorate or dye it orange!!

Spud On!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Spuds on the Mass Podium ..already!!!

Hey Congrats to Brothers Scroggin for Climbin on that Podium at Fair Hill. Nice job Jon, Rob and Randy!!
Spud Colors flying High already!!! Sweeettt!!
We gonna represent at Granogue... hopefully we shall have everyone there...
Spud On!!!
Linds ;O)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Go Out Fast Spuds!!

Hey Spud Heads... Start out fast at Fair Hill to get ahead of the millions in your classes. ..get in the woods first or you will be screwed!!! Dont get stuck behind the mobs!! That course is Big ring fast..get out first and goooooo...
I except only Spud colors on those Podiums.. ;O)
Seriously, Good Luck tomorrow.. may the Spud mojo be with you!
Spud ON!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Hey Spuds, Im Blogging..... its had to get motivated when the rain pours and your super tied up with work stuff. Got a huge monkey off my back today by passing an adjusters exam down in Baltimore that I needed. Grumpy Uncle Larry gave me props everytime he answered the phone today, and called me a "SPUD CHAMPION".
Remember Spuds, work hard but no matter what happens... just remember.. we are already Champs!
Spud out
PS...Speaking of champs...GUL and his brother both ran 15K ( 9 miles plus)in another Trail Run Race this past Sat morn in the RAIN!! They both finished and got some Porkie the Pig tshirts,, thats just plain Awesome!!!

** Paul, hope your having a ball out in the Desert and Mountains of AZ!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hey Spuds, whose racing at Fair Hill on April 19?

If they have the same course as last year, it favors roadies. Its not technical...I dont even remember a log on the trail. I remember it being super fast and smooth...kind of like the Lakes, minus all the long hills....just rolling...

GUL and I arent racing until Granoque which is the First Enduro on May 3.

Spud out

Friday, March 27, 2009

GutBuster Time/ and Spud Motto for 2009

Hey Spud'os, have fun today setting up the course. Spud Linds will be stuck at work.
Weather outlook for tomorrow looks to be a 20-30% chance of rain in the Am, actually brightening around kickoff at 11:00. Spud On!!

Spud Motto for the year as stated by Spud Xers GUL& Linds,"KEEP PUSHING PLAY"...
which means when you've had enough and your beat to the ground..get up and keep pushing play and do it again...

Spud out

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Word of the Day..Spudellycious.....

Hey Spudlings....We cruised around the Lower lakes this evening.
Spud X runners getting might have to get GUL to run the first leg of the relay...he's turning into a rabbit..
Spud On!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Blue Ridge Ride the Ridge

Spud Randy raced at the Blue Ridge School in Virginia on Sunday March 22, 2009. He placed 2nd in 35+ Sport and 5th overall in sport class. The bad news is that a Marine beat him for 1st place. Here's a pic of the first blood of the year! There was about 3500 feet of rocky elevation to climb. There was over 15 miles of trail.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spud Randy @ O' Hill Meltdown Charlottesville VA

Spud Randy took 3rd in 35+ sport class. It was rainy and mucky all day! Road in 2800 feet elevations! Here are some pics!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Spud Run/ Sat AM 10:00 Lakes George St Parking Lot

Grumpy Uncle Larry, Brother Jeff and Linds are running the trails counterclockwise around the lower lakes in the AM...Its part of our wicked Spud X training Program...
Spud Report to follow later
Spud Out

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Race Report/ GUL Harassed By Senior Runner

GUL ran another race today. This time he flew down the Rail Trail and back covering about 6.2 miles. According to GUL, everything was going great until mile #5 when an older lady with grey hair came cruising by and started screaming at him for wearing his Ipod. The lady wouldnt let up with the verbal negativity and darted ahead, sizing up GUL's race number and dashing off, threatening to turn GUL in to the race officials.
GUL totally lost his che" at this point and probably had some choices names for the senior.
What is it about being a Spud..........Why do we always get yelled at?..

***, Congrats to GUL for another finish,,and for keeping his cool in the line of fire.
Im glad you didnt use Kempo X on her,,,!!
Spud Linds

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spud Hats

Spud racing have been ordered - various shapes sizes and colors. Should please everyone.
Will be ready next week.
Spud Paul out!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sat. Ride??

Calling all Spuds, can anyone ride on Sat?? maybe a road ride somewhere.??
kick it around in those spud heads of yours...
Spud out

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bite me

Spuds, Im getting some more socks to add to our sick uniform.
Spud brown with a niche message.
Spud on

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

GUL brings it and finishes in front of 306 other runners!!

Hey Spuds, GUL was in fine form today, running 7 .3 miles of trail through mud,
ice, snow and rain through some woods near Reading with 700 other maniacs. I asked him how he did and he replied.." I ran like a F*&#n bolt of lightning".

True to form, UL finished like a spud even though he had boo boo belly after eating too many cola gummies before the race....

Nice Run Spud !!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Nice Ride Today Spuds/ Good Luck Tomorrow GUL!

Spud Ride - 10:00am Redman boat launch

Calling all spuds - and any one else bored enough to read this.
Paul, UL, Scroggy, and Linds so far...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

get your SpudWarrier on

Spuds doing Yoga, go figure..., UL and I are doing Yoga X and its hard as ^*%$#@$!!
You feel awesome afterwards...:O)
Spud On

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Uncle Larrys Ugly Mudder

Ok Spuds, Uncle Larry has entered another Run event and this one seems to be quite similiar to the Punk Bike Enduro...lots of people and i think beer stops. So far its UL, his brother Jeff, and Friend Jim, a top secret spud ringer enduro beer meister master recruit.

The event is this upcoming Sunday and heres a little clip from
Check it out:


(returning to its traditional date-last Sunday in Feb)
Trail Treaders and Road Warriors;

1) So far, an alarming 440+ folks have been granted passes from the places in which they are institutionalized to attend next Sunday's Ugly Mudder Trail Run. A crowd of between 650-700 waifs and wanderers is expected. If you do not register in advance, you potentially run the same fate as the unexpectedly large walkup crowd at last month's Chilly Cheeks, where we ran out of small, medium and XL before all had been registered. Don't miss these 7.25 miles of trails that are now getting spongy from the snow that was on them, followed by 45 degree days. At least 2 boulder fields are in this event as well (virtually the entire course is different from the Chilly Cheeks) so running in either spikes or high heels is not recommended. AND, because of a slight course change we made over the last two years, there will be TWO water stops that also feature alternative, grain based refreshments and we're NOT talking about runny oatmeal.
This event, normally the 2nd largest rustic trail run in the U.S., crosses Rocks & Roots, Leaves & Leeches, Mud & Muck and Hill & Dale (while "Dale" remains fine , we lost "Chip" in '07 while tragically attempting a road crossing). This kinda tuff trek takes you thru the woods of Mt Penn, under Rdg's famous Pagoda and up a taxing finish thru one of the boldest boulder fields in Berks! These are the trails that are TOO UGLY to be put into Rdg's other trail runs, with ugly footing, ugly climbs, ugly conditions and volunteers that, while not all that attractive either, have "great personalities!" The post race party is already legendary; with a hot breakfast, a not-as-hot band, cold European suds available at almost outlet prices & all the other wacky offerings you've come to expect from Pretzel City Sports. LEGAL - EEZE: You race at your own risk; you alone are responsible for your welfare at all times!! A piece of pasta with love handles couldn’t get thru most of these trails, let alone an ATV, so if you get dinged, please crawl to a point where you can hitch a ride back to the start with your one remaining hand. We will have an EMS crew there but their truck is "warm" and our course is "cold" so where do you think they're going to spend their time??!! While this is a "run in the park", it's no "walk in the park" As such, we only let you in if you are 1)18 or older (16 or 17 yr olds may run with a parent present-no exceptions)
2) comfortable with the term "did someone step on a duck" and 3) know the difference between a "30 yr old wine" and a "30 yr old whiner"; free to bring us the "former", leave the "later" at home.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Hey Spuds...treat your sweeties niche this Sat/14th.
We also have a date with Trailwork on Sunday/Redman. :o)
Spud On