Greetings Rabid Team Seagal Fan! This off-season has been a busy one for us. In between climbing hills, snow-biking, and opening new Official Chapters "Up Nor't," we have also managed to acquire a few more badass sponsors! It looks like we'll be riding the D9 Bulldozer to the best year yet: 2009. Holy Shit.
This year we are still flying the flag high for the same sponsors that we had this past year:
Pabst Blue Ribbon - Our favorite non-pretentious beer to drink, and it's even better with friends! Big thanks to our rep, Dave, for being nothing but supportive of all of our endeavors!
The Hub Bike Shop - Truly, one of the most knowledgeable shops in town. Road bike, mountain bike, they ride 'em and they know 'em.
Kona Bikes - Manufacturer of what has gotta be the coolest, highest-performing mountain bikea out there. Oh yeah, they make a pretty slick CX bike too... ***cough 2008 National Champ cough cough*** Check out The Hub Bicycles to find out more info about Kona Bikes!
"But Casey! I already know how badass and heinously-awesome those guys are, but what are these news guys you're talking about?!?! Quickly!!!" Geez, man - take some lithium and cool yer jets. Starting this year, you'll be seeing these guys on our jerseys:
Velocity Wheels and Rims - Some of us have already been using these rims and wheels, and can already vouch for their baller'tude. Purpose built, and in any color you want - including $$$GOLD$$$!
Cory the Bike Fixer - Located in Milwaukee, this excellent shop will be supporting our Team Seagal Milwaukee (MKE) Chapter, headed up by Shop Ministor.
Stella Blues Restaurant and Bar - This bar in south StL (Morganford and Fyler) will be supporting us this season, and it will also serve as a great place to hold regular super-secret meetings. Eat, drink, and be merry.
All these organizations really do make a lot of things possible for us that wouldn't be otherwise. We really are looking forward to building our relationships with them.
In other news, we had an incredibly fantastic ride on the Pain Train this past Sunday. We had such a good time, and had such a good response, that I'm wanting to do it again sooner than later. I think I'd rather do the original Death By Hills route sooner than the "Version 1.2" that we're working on. I mean shit, it's just more baller. So look for an announcement again in the coming week or two about the next time we try to organize it.
-Casey F. Ryback