Saturday, July 27, 2013

Cheap SEO Grab: 2013 Mashel Nisqually Kermesse Edition

I am digging the whole Facebook events page approach except its extremely lame SEO.  So this post is a cynical and cheap way to get the 2013 Mashel Nisqually Kermesse indexed on google so you can find it.  #MNK.

Also too here's the page link:

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Kermesse Trash Talking -- Calling Apex out

Actually, is it really calling Apex out if I simply say I want them our en masse so we can have our rematch (which I believe we won) from 2012?

Anyway, it's a reminder that MNK is coming which means it's road racing (or strada or gear grinding or road cross or whatever) time of the year.  

And I am excited to see that racing road like dirt courses is now mainstreamed.  

Monday, July 22, 2013

3 Questions: Kermesse QA w/ Benjamin Storrar.

Ben Storrar started racing Kermesses last year and ended up the Cat 1/2/3 Kermesse Series Champion.  How'd he do that?

What was your first Kermesse race and what was the biggest surprise about it?
My first kermesse was the Mashel Nisqually Kermesse in February 2012. The biggest surprise was how out of shape I had gotten during the Holidays, I’m sure mostly do to my love for any dip that has mayonnaise as the main ingredient. The second surprise was how well a road bike can ride through a small, muddy stream.

If you had one piece of advice you can give to someone trying a Kermesse for the first time, what would it be?
I have two things.

First, don’t get all wound up about your bike needs. You don’t need a special bike to do these races.  A road bike or cross bike with some large 25’s, or preferably a 28c, works just fine. Race whatever road-ish bike you have just put bigger tires on it.

Second, go fast. The faster you go the less bumpy it is. 

Why do you even do kermesse races?  I heard they are super hard!  Are you crazy?
I do them because it's fun to do something with a road bike that it wasn’t really designed to do.  I also think the kermesse series this year will be a great because it fits perfect between the road season winding down and the cyclocross season almost starting.  
Yes, they are hard.  All racing is hard if you do it right, but that’s not a reason to not to do it. And lastly, I hope not.

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Kermesse Blogging has Moved

Because it's hard to both taunt and be a good promoter (unless you're Hodala and you just fake promote so you can taunt) I've moved all the Kermesse race promotion to Teh Facing Book.

I am Salmon

Let's get this out of the way right now.  Mark Mirante finish first at the Tacoma Crit, delegating He Who Shall Not Be Named to second while KillerRohrbot's own Jim Flynn took 3rd.

But PruDog WON the Tacoma Crit when he dominated the field to win the single most cherished prize in cycling ever.  The Salmon Prime.

No it's true that many of you fools will likely note that there are no points for winning a Salmon Prime.  No podium.  No podium girls women.  Not even a free beer.

But I won Salmon.  And not just any Salmon.  No, Salmon that won't expire until 2018.  So that prime can go right down into my fallout shelter for when the Zombie Apolacolyspe comes.    And no I won't share.