1, November 2006

Greetings -

First off - apologies for this delayed email. From this point on I vow to get
race weekend reports done on the Monday so that all news is more timely.
A full plate at the bench along with an obligation to help my mom move
from the house she has owned since 1954 has cut into my online time, all
this being understandable I hope! I have a few disjointed subjects to note,
so I will number them for clarity:

1) This past weekend was a very fruitful one for the Richard Sachs 'Cross
On Sunday we attended the
Canton Cup Cyclo-Cross in Canton,
Massachusetts. In the Men's Elite event,
Brian Hayes had a stellar result
with his 7th place finish, while
Amy Wallace proved that the time spent
resting after recent nagging injuries was worth it, and got herself a 2nd place
in the Elite Women's race. Further south,
Jon Hamblen made it three-in-a-row
by winning the Boone, North Carolina event in the
N.C. Cyclocross Series.
Way to deliver, Jonny!!

2) I received a very nice email from Mr. Alex Brauns, he being the owner of
Challenge Tires, one of our very esteemed sponsors. We met Alex at the
Gloucester race in October, and he follows up with this message:
Hi Richard,
It was a really nice weekend for me and I found that the event was
well organized, nice course, great racing and fantastic weather. Attached
are a few photos I took at the event but I am not a good photographer.
Well the reason I like your team is all the philosophy that is behind. The
atmosphere, the passion for bikes and for racing but with "hand made"
quality products! The spirit of competing and having fun ...the challenge
first with ourselves then with the race ...this is the Challenge philosophy
as well.
We started the company almost 6 year ago and we believed that tubulars
are still the best possible solution for high performance racing. There is nothing
till today that performs better than tubulars. Hand made is still the way to go!
Thanks for the new photos they are great!
Best regards
Thank you, Alex. The pleasure is ours!!

3) Following last week's online interview on th
e bike game dot com, Jacob
has taken an interest in out team and will be posting some newz 'n notz
about us on his website.
Here is this week's example. Thanks, Jacob, for
keeping us exposed south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

4) As noted in past emails, I now have nearly 100 images from 2006 mined
and culled in my Yahoo Pics gallery. A link appears at the mailbottom. While
there are no shots from this past weekend, I have pasted a brilliant example
of stop-action photography. How the picshooter froze
this image is beyond
me, but it definitely is a keeper. I heart this stuff. And it's also a good thing
that pal
Adam Myerson is one of my favorites, because somehow that blue
and white
shmata gets this picture a 96 rating down from a possible 100.
Otherwise, it could've been the pic of the season atmo*. Insert smiley face
here ----> ______ . Oh and by the way, you two are always so, ya' know -
together. What gives? Inquiring minds want to know!

5) The racing this weekend is somewhat local, yet it is one of our most
important two dates this season. Saturday and Sunday are each UCI C2
events as well as part of the Verge NECCS Points series. On day one we
race up the highway in Farmington, Connecticut at
Chainbiter 8.0. The
next day we are in Northampton,Massachusetts for the
16th Annual
Cycle-Smart International.

6) Warning - Blatant self-promotion follows: After having not tended to my
personal blog since April, I have revisited the work in progress and pasted in
some recent texts. The purpose of this site is to cull emails and forum posts
that I make in order to keep from having some of my thoughts and opinions
get lost in the ether onceI pop my mouth off! Much of what lives there is related
to my experience as bicycle framebuilder, with a small part of it touching on
racing and/or a passing interest I(once) had in the Vintage Bicycle hobby.
The link to this blog is here.

Thanks for reading!
according to my opinion
Thank you for your interest and support.
The Richard Sachs Cyclocross Team is sponsored by RGM Watches,
Rex Chiu, Radix Group LLC, as well as by Cane Creek, Crank Brothers,
Rudy Project, Oval Concepts, Challenge Tires, VergeSport, Selle San Marco,
JB Custom Paint, Pacenti Cycle Design, The Wheatmarket, and Nelly's Deli.
TEAM PICS (2006):
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