AUGUST 1st 2010

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


got an idea for the 6th annual darkhorse 40? got a suggestion? george and i try to keep it fresh every year and maybe tweak things a bit. only problem is that sometimes in our think tank sessions, read beer and pizza, we overlook something. we want to hear from you!
you want longer laps?
you want more laps?
you want more bees?
you want a bbq throwdown with bobby flay?
remember there are no dumb suggestions. we just will laugh like hell and throw them in the trash!

seriously, drop us a email.

Monday, August 20, 2007


had enough of dopers in cycling? like beer? well have we got the shirt and stickers for you! show your respect for the american microbrewer and your disgruntlement with doped up pro cyclists spoiling the sport for everybody. you wont find any of the team darkhorse riders hopped up on EPO but i can bet you will find a cooler full of hopped goodness nearby!
shirts 15.00
stickers 2.95
stop by the shop or email us and we will get you the goods!
also, like the pint glasses we had at the 40? didnt have any extra scratch on ya to get one? dont cry, dont pout we still got a few! drop by or email us and we will be glad to hook ya up!

email darkhorsecycles(at)

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Hangover....

so the sun has risen on the day after.........and what a day it was. the 40 has come and gone in its 5th year. wow, and a big sigh of relief. its a tremendous undertaking every year but we keep coming back for more. it sometimes takes a little more encouragement, read many many pints, to get george back on the horse but he eventually comes around. the main reason being the racers! you guys rock. all the compliments yesterday did not go unheard. thats why we do it. our motto has always been so long as everybody has a good time and nobody gets hurt we're happy. well we had one visit from the "bus" for a collarbone meets rock incident but other than the normal bumps, bruises, scrapes, and bonks i think most escaped physically unscathed. now mentally.....well who am i to judge.

we need to send a huge shout out to all our volunteers! these guys and gals give up a lot of there free time to help us by doing all sorts of everything and a lot of it not very glamorous. from helping mark, clear, and even craft some of the trails to picking up trash these guys and gals give 110% and ask for nothing in return. if it weren't for them there would be no 40.
big props go out to the apron gang who cooked your chicken, made all the salads and even passed around a few "mega-rita's"! these guys literally slaved over the hot coals all day to get the racers and spectators fed. good work boys! we are currently re-negotiating their contract but i think we can hash out the details for 08!

special thanks to the emt's as well! these guys and gals are there to look after you guys when you have gravitational issues on your 2-wheeled missiles! they don't even complain about getting all up close and personal with a bunch of sweaty, stinky, and muddy racers! they seem to maybe even enjoy it! without them you would have to suffer with the first aid stills of george and myself. these mainly entail applying liberal amounts of alcohol, internally, and then worrying about whatever may be sticking out of your skin later!

last but not least thanks to all the racers who came out and gave it hell! whether you finished in under 3 hrs on a 1 speed bike (tim! holy moly your one fast crustacean toting dude!) or over 6 hrs you rock!

thanks for coming out guys and stay tuned for more darkhorse info!

remember to continue to support the hudson 2 highlands series! we will be there. if you see 2 guys on 1 speed bikes suffering like dogs say hi and remind us that it will be over soon and point us in the direction of the cooler!