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]

Monday, May 26, 2008


i could have not said it better about how i am feeling of late and now it is time to refill the well. especially after my pathetic performance at the barry wolfe crit yesterday. the highlights for the team was jacobs complete command and control of the cat5 race, up until the 2nd to last corner, when a knob took his front wheel out and caused a 6+ pile up, ending jacobs stellar performance and possible podium place. wes made up for my lack of performance in the cat4 race and had us on our feet at the beginning of the last lap as he moved into second place and eventually finished in the front bunch. the whole team is proud of stefan, jacob and wes yesterday, they made the colors known and really made a go of it. i could not be happier as DS of my boys efforts yesterday.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008


tim is back in the hospital today for round 2, he has one or more blood clots in his injured knee / leg and will be in the hospital for a few days on an anti-clot drip to try and open them up without surgery. once again please keep tim in your prayers and i will keep you posted here as to his progress and eventual release from the hospital.

[i have been taking it easy since tim's accident and hospital stay, it really wore me out and now i am back to riding and racing. this weekend the boys in blue will be contesting the barry wolfe crit in woodland hills at various levels, so come on out and say hi. this past weekend paul did his first race ever at ontario, he held his own for awhile, but the heat stroke from the day before and the 100 degree weather finally did him in and he reluctantly pulled out towards the end. i am very proud of him for his effort and for even doing the race and i know that soon enough, we all will be seeing his back side at the finish once he gets a few more races under his belt.]


[even in the hospital tim represents for the sponsors]

his blood clot status, albeit a very serious condition in his leg, do to one of them being above his knee, is holding steady and the treatment is not complete yet.

tim is now back home, getting shots in the stomach and we are all praying that the regimen works and his clots are gone for good.

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