3, June 2010

Greetings -

It's been so long since I tended to the Richard Sachs Cyclocross Team blog that I needed a refresher
on how to work the settings and some of the permissions atmo. So much has happened since the last
race (the Nats in Bend) that I feel disconnected with the broadcast machinery here. As many of you know,
we relocated this past autumn and have found a peaceful and very secluded spot in which to, er - start the
fourth quarter. Every aspect of the move went smoothly. The one tangent that was beyond my control was
the new studio. What with building permits, architects, and contractors, it took me about 5 months of waiting
before I was able to resume work. By February I was back at the bench atmo. With the exception of a few
detours such as NAHBS in Richmond, Virginia and, more recently, the Bespoke show at New York's Museum
of Art and Design, I have been working as diligently as possible. For the sleuths and bean counters out there,
don't ask me to define diligently.

The 2010 'cross season will be here soon. The RS 'Cross Team has all of its sponsors and suppliers returning
for another year. On the field, we have another excellent roster containing all the names familiar to those following
us and the sport all these past years. Matt Kraus, Will Dugan, and Josh Dillon will be joined by a returning alumnus
in the form of one Justin Spinelli. These four men, plus myself, will spend from late August through to the Nationals
in Oregon focused on cyclocross, our sponsors, and each other. This team has always stressed the experience of
racing over the actual racing itself, and our ways are well documented. The term I use is "making memories". It's
fitting because, though we are all 'cross zealots and bleed for our supporters, 'cross is not really life. For us to have
the 25 or so weekends together is our gift to ourselves and each other. We race hard, win often, and leave for home
each Sunday night wishing these days could last forever. More on all this as the weeks and months unfold.

I recently started a batch of frames that I hope to send out to pal and team sponsor, Joe Bell, for some fresh red
paint real soon. For those counting, I am limiting my production for this season's team bicycles to six. We have a
good supply of 2009 units still usable, and I'll supplement it with a few new ones.

I'll close by saying thanks to all who have followed us over the years. 2010 marks the 28th contiguous year (I love
that word, contiguous...) that I have been sponsoring a team, and also the 15th that I have been 'cross centric. We
live for the autumn months atmo.

Thanks for reading.


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