14, July 2007
Who's the bad, bad team director?
Sheesh. This has been such a busy spring and summer season and I am
painfully aware that i've been remiss in keeping you all up to date regarding
the Richard Sachs 'Cross Team In a recent exchange with my pal team-
mates, a reply came through that contained contained this gem:
"I don't think it would be possible for one lone guy to take away the camaraderie that
we've got as a team. We'll all be at the start line taking each others' stuff, we'll all be
in the pit helping out, we'll all be cheering loudly, regardless of who else joins us. I'm
so excited...i even dismounted 'cross style from my road bike today."
And when I read those words, I realized it's time for me to resume pestering
all of you on a regular basis atmo*.
Though I have not yet written much, there isn't a week that passes in which a
good portion of it isn't consumed with team email chain letters, notes to sponsors,
taking inventory of useable parts from past seasons, and a whole lotta' shet behind
the scenes so that, when September rolls around, we're a well-oiled, lean and mean
'cross team machine. Hey - don't hang up yet.
In recent months, I've 1) tightened up art for the 2007 team kit that VergeSport
will be producing in August, 2) had a wonderful visit from Alex Braun and Donn
Kellogg from Challenge tires, and am convinced we'll have the best rubber and
tread at any start line this season, 3) had several great conversations with Roland
Murphy of RGM Watches, our title sponsor, about plans to keep this, our third season
together, our best ever, 4) chatted with Peter of Cane Creek to tie up the wheel and
accessory needs for our team, 5) placed orders with Jason at Crank Brothers for
the best 'cross pedals on the market, and 6) i've orderd and received our 2007 livery
of helmets and eyewear from long-time RS Team sponsor Rudy Project. Heck - i've
done other stuff too, but i'm typing from memory, and the attention span stuff is kicking
For 2007, we also welcome back Rex Chiu as a sponsor, and are pleased to add firms
to the support group: Radix Group LLC, and Ozell Stankus Associates Architects. More
on these and other sponsors and supporters will follow in the weeks and months ahead.
On the roster side of the ledger, returning campers are Justin Spinelli, Jon Hamblen,
Alicia Hamblen, Amy Wallace, Dave Genest and Brian Hayes. New to our core group
are Alie Kenzer and Matt Kraus, both of whom are proven, elite-level racers. We have
our first team meeting of the season this Saturday, and we'll take notes and some pics,
and report on it all in the next email.
On a separate note, for all of you familiar with my many Yahoo Photos galleries in
which lived hundreds/thousands of images, many 'cross team related - well that page
is now dead. Vapor. Done. Zip. From this point on, all of my pictures live here:
Once you bookmark this link, you will notice that all the sets and galleries are in similar
order to what used to exist at Yahoo Photos.
Until next time, 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, Ozell Stankus Associates Architects , as well
as by Cane Creek, Crank Brothers, Rudy Project, Oval Concepts, JB Custom Paint
Challenge Tires, VergeSport, Selle San Marco,The Wheatmarket, and Nelly's Deli.
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