Monday, June 25, 2012

2012 24 Hours of Summer Finish

2012 24 Hours of Summer Solstice done!!

Here is the final race board and a link to the results.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

First night lap done

First night lap done.
Its just past midnight and time for a nap. The team is in 31 out of 97

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fw: 5 laps in

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We are 5 laps in and The Burnt Helmets are riding strong.
Here is Scott grabbing some video for the documentary. Derek is getting ready for his lap.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Evening Tents are up

Well its friday after 8pm and our cycle camp is set up.
We have a large site and plenty of flag land. We will be cooking dinner and starting the camp fire soon. Then its off for bed cause its race day tomorrow and it won't stop for 24 hours.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Solstice 2012 - 15 years in the making!

Introducing this years roster for the 2012 Summer Solstice...

Our team this year is comprised of Denis 'Big Daddy' Buchwald, Derek 'Who rides a Mountain Bike' Thompson, Dan 'Outta the Gate Late' Doucette, Amy 'lil Mama' Van Meirlo-Buchwald, Isabelle 'The Iron(WHOA)man' Thompson along with Dave 'The Helmet' Harding and lastly the unforgettable Scott 'I am Okay' MacDonald.

... none of which would be at all possible without our support team comprised of Julie 'Get out there and pedal' MacDonald, Jenn 'Hurry up and eat that' Mendyk and Nicole 'You are Done' Doucet.

The event begins Saturday at noon. Stay tuned for race updates!

Time to Burn some Helmets

Amy waving during the time laps shot taken during the night in 2010
It has been 2 years since the BH's fired it up in a Chico 24 hour race. This years summer solstice looks to have some good weather in store for us. The team is almost unchanged from 2010 so you could 
probably call this a Burnt Helmets Alumni 24 hour race. 
You could also call this a vacation for some of us who haven't been camping in a chain links age.

Its going to be good times again. I like putting the camp together and setting everything up for our conveniences.  I like the camping aspect of it second to the biking.  And then there is the biking.  This year everyone should be in excellent shape and we should be pulling some fast lap times.  The course is reportedly longer this year so it would be hard to compare with other years with shorter distances.  We will find out for our selves on Friday when we pre-ride. Until then its packing, travel, un-packing, base station setup and registration.  There will be twitter up dates and maybe a few posts to follow. Stay tuned.
PS.  BH's don't forget to bring old 24 hour T-shirts. They might come in handy for prizes during the awards ceremony.