blue squirrel

after a self-imposed 20 year absence from cycling, the sport i love, i am back and dedicated to holding my own in the superfast 40+ catagory. this blog will tell the journey, the highs and the lows, the team [team becher+] and it's cast of characters, our sponsors, supporters, and other local riders that make it happen... [anonymous comments are lame, cowboy up and put a name or start a blog]

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

PRESS RELEASE [cobbles baby]

[hey ya'll, i have been asked to post the following press release by Jessi "Bitch Kittie" Pacetti, Team Bobke, Team Coady]

For further information contact:
Jessi Pacetti,
Matt Fritzinger, NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League 510-644-4950
Big Ring Films:

He's done it again! Gonzo filmmaker and cycling wild man Scott Coady has just finished Cobbles Baby! which chronicles his non stop, over the top adventures at Paris-Roubaix, the bicycle race usually called The Hell of the North. The world premiere of Cobbles Baby! will be November 16-21 at some of the most fabulous theaters in northern California including the Art Deco masterpiece Grand Lake Theatre and the utterly charming Orinda Theatre. Check out all the details below.

Coady's first film The Tour Baby! was a breakout success earning cult status among cyclists around the world. Cobbles Baby! chronicles Scott Coady's adventures to get up close and personal to the hardest one-day bike race on the planet. Along the way he has full access to American strongman George Hincapie and the U.S. Postal Service cycling team. Coady's trademark "dumb luck" strikes again when he finds himself drinking in a pub with commentators Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin. The scene gets even wilder when Irish cycle racing legend Sean Kelly wanders in for a pint. Not to be missed.

Pez Cycling News said the film put viewers "right in the middle of the action...I could easily imagine standing on a dirt path along one of the famed cobbled sections, and I think I actually smelled the dirt!"

Filmmaker Scott Coady will attend each and every screening, and furthermore will sign his DVDs (which will be on sale), chat with the audience and answer all your questions. Also, there will be a raffle each night of valuable stuff from Fox Racing, Mountain Hardwear, Clif Bar, and CamelBak.

If that's not enough to get your butt into a seat, check this out: all the proceeds from this six night movie extravaganza will be shared by two fabulous organizations. The NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League (yeah! get those youngsters on the single track trails). Check them out at And the Davis Phinney Foundation to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson's disease. By the way, among those people is the former Tour de France competitor Davis Phinney himself.

Six theaters over six nights, so get your ticket now now now. This event is sure to sell out just like all of Scott's previous movies. Scott will see you there! For all the news on Scott and his latest crazed adventures check out

Larkspur - Thursday, 11/16 - Lark Theatre - 7 pm
Oakland - Thursday, 11/16 - Grand Lake Theatre - 8 pm
Santa Cruz - Friday 11/17 - Rio Theatre - 7 pm
San Francisco - Saturday, 11/18 - Randall Museum - 7 pm
San Jose - Sunday, 11/19 - Camera 12 Downtown - 7 pm
Orinda - Tuesday, 11/21 - Orinda Theater - 7 pm

Tickets can be purchased at: Buy your ticket now, and we'll mail it by Thursday, November 9th. Otherwise, we'll hold it for you at the door.

Sold out shows are expected, please purchase in advance or plan to arrive early. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT DOOR unless otherwise stated. Check day of event.

Saturday, October 28, 2006


i just came across the picture i took of the damage greg did to the guard rail along the LA river trail here in los angeles. if you remember correctly, a few months back greg and i were out training and did a bit of pack 'skills. well one thing lead to another and i was forced to slam greg into the guard rail at speed, purely as a disciplinary measure [he was starting to get stronger than me... just kidding, it was an accident].

sorry greg but nice job on the guard rail....

Monday, October 23, 2006

training account opened

[greg talking to his fan club president]

the LA version of the team put in some good base miles yesterday. greg, noah and i did our route out to sunland and over to balboa via foothill. this puts you in the north eastern corner of the valley were the 5 starts to head up to the 14. we then made our way back to the hollywood hills team headquarters. noah seems to be carrying over some solid fitness from this year and we see big things for him in is inaugural team becher+ season.

[i am not sure what noah is doing]

oh, what a beautiful 96 degree day in october, hot and dry. it really sucks training here.... other team news, the new kit design will be ready soon and the final confirmations from sponsors should be sealed up soon also. we hope to have a banner season and build on our successes the past year.

[one of those freaking october days were it is ether winter or summer]

Saturday, October 14, 2006

WOW, way to go paolo

if there is going to be one DVD you buy of a race this year, it will be the Giro di Lombardia 2007. the cricket really showed what makes bike racing so great: passion, determination, pain, emotion, aggression,.... you are the world champion paolo....

[props and a huge shout out to fabian wegmann for also giving it his all and i do mean all he had, he should have been second]

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

interbike flu

hey ya'll

sorry for not posting all the neat stuff from interbike yet, but i [and apparently many others too] brought home an uninvited guest with us in the form of a stomach flu bug. i was out for the count a week ago sunday and have been steadily getting better over the past week. i will be going out for my first ride in as much time, tomorrow [yea start of base].

[just chilling with some of my bros at interbike and one celebrity [yes the last one is me hanging w/ tim 'new york times' jackson or was that the guy from the muppets]