Ebert interview on ChicagoBikeRacing.com

Chicago Bike Racing's Luke Seemann and ABD's Mike Ebert chatted it up last week about the club's new direction, what it takes to be a rider on the Elite team, and Belgian bacteria.

Check out the full interview.


ABD's Sunrise Park Cyclocross Results are Posted!

Thanks to the 170+ riders who came out to help make ABD's first foray into 'cross a resounding success!

Results are posted at: http://chicrosscup.com/results07/ABD_Oct_29_2007.htm

Thanks also to everyone at the Chicago 'Cross Cup for letting us in on the fun!


ABD Club Roll the Tollway Update: SOLD OUT!!!

Here is a list of ABD'ers that I know will be doing this ride.
If anyone else is planning on joining us, please let me know.

Ken Glinka
Sandy Glinka
Joe Glinka
Sharon Comstock
Lori Miller
Rich Mstowski
Mary Lee
Mike Farrell
Joe and Theresa
Paul Zelewsky
Brian Hildreth
Amy and Keith Halsall
Mike Januszewski, his wife and both kids
Rob Jungels
Mona Kuna
Josh Christensen
Allison Moe
Terry Cerwin
Jenny Cerwin (support)
Jessi Prinner
Chris Karsten, his wife and 3 year old
Steve Bielski
Cathy Webb
Gary Rulo
Jim Flechsig
Scott, Sue, Konrad and Dani Witt
Dave Clark, Rebecca Clark, ABDer Graham Clark and little sister (age
7), Annika Clark.

Jim Flechsig informed me that he tried to sign up and the web site
states that the ride is "sold out".

That's 5000 people !!!!

I will let everyone know more information when I see it.

Ken,Sandy & Joseph Glinka
ABD Cycling Team



Cook's Carpenter Cross Pics

Ron Cook took a lot of great photos at last weekend's round of the Chicago Cross Cup.

Jump to his 30+ album and 40+ album.


Cycling through Vietnam Documentary Screening this Saturday!

Award winning Documentary film maker
Gordon Quinn brings master class
to Geneva in honor of Geneva 's 1st annual film festival

You are invited to a preview event

Saturday, October 27th

*At the History Center on 3rd Street
1pm – 6pm

Sponsored by The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission

Kartemquin films will present
Their award winning documentary


After the viewing Gordon Quinn Co-Founder and President of Kartemquin Films will hold an open question and answer session followed by a master class
addressing the process of making documentaries

$5 Donation per person

Space is limited! To reserve tickets visit our web site at www.genevarts.org
Or call 630-232-8171
[Advance tickets can be purchased at the History Center]

*Location may change depending ticket sales

Background on the documentary:
In 1998, World T.E.A.M. Sports (The Exceptional Athlete Matters) organized a 16-day, 1,200 mile bicycle ride through once war-torn Vietnam . Able-bodied and disabled veterans, from the U.S. and Vietnam , travel across a landscape where they once killed to stay alive. The former enemies ride as one team, joined by well-known rider Greg LaMonde and Senator John Kerry, in an emotional journey of peace, reconciliation, and athletic achievement. The biggest handicaps turn out to be the ghosts of the past, with their nagging reminders of conflict, injury and loss. Narrated by Actor and Chicago Native Joe Mantegna

Broadcast nationally on NBC
Directors Guild Awards, 1998 ­ Outstanding Directorial Achievement National Society of Television Arts and Sciences- Emmy for Outstanding Program Achievement, 1998 National Society of Film Critics, 1998 ­ Nominee, Best Documentary Aspen Film Festival, 1998 ­ Audience Award CINE, Golden Eagle Award, 1999

Chicago International Film Festival, 1998 ­ Official Selection Denver Film Festival, 1998 ­ Official Selection Cleveland International Film Festival, 1998 ­ Official Selection Temecula Valley International Film Festival, 1998 ­ Jury Award, Best Documentary

Here's what the Critics said:


A heroic and essential piece of filmmaking…the film is irreplaceable.
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

Wonderful, deeply humane.
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

Covers as much emotional terrain as it does beautiful rural Vietnam .
The LA Times

Vietnam Long Time Coming proves more powerful than other films about the country precisely because it is not a war movie.
Hannah Beech, Time Magazine


ABD'ers "Rolling the Tollway": 11/11/07!

Thanks to Lori Miller for the tip!

Several ABD members have expressed interest in the November 11th Roll
The Tollway event on the new section of I-355. (Farrell, Mary Lee and
Joe are even talking about closing the store for this one!)

We'd love to organize groups of the "orange and blue" out there, but
pre-registration is a must!!!

Head on over to their site and sign up now if you'd like to join in:


More details on ABD's official meeting places as the event draws near.


ABD's BIG '08 News Party & Voler Try-On: 11/3/07

Attention ABD'ers!
Mark Your Calendars for Saturday, November 3rd. We're holding an ABD soiree starting at 5pm at the Prairie Path Cycles-Batavia store!

What's behind Curtain #1?
The 2008 Voler Clothing Try-On
Voler has an all new material for their bibs, and Larry Lorenz is bringing all his samples to try out. We'll start taking orders at the party with a final due date a couple of weeks later. The design is getting an update for '08, but will use the same colors to maintain retro-compatibility (...unless you're sporting the super-retro ABD gear, but then you're not really concerned with style!)

Curtain #2?
ABD's New Athlete Programs
What's that? ...even more Farrell sightings? ...ABD Coaching? ...Tactical "Happy Hours"? ...a "Traveling" 3's team? ... the ABD Cycling College 2.0? Oh my, you better not miss this!

Curtain #3?
ABD "Event Crews"
There are a lot of you out there that are chomping at the bit to share your ideas and become more involved with running ABD events. We know that your ownership and great ideas will make our events even better- so here's your chance! We'll have an overview of the 2008 events, dates, and different roles available within the event crews.
(Thanks to Ligocki for the great idea!)

A Curtain 4 too?
The 2008 ABD Elite Team
Who could it be???

Ohmigosh, and a Curtain 5!
2008 ABD Club member BIKE DEALS
El Presidente will announce all the models and prices!

We will have hor's douvres and beverages, so please RSVP for the November 3rd meeting by sending us an e-mail.
The November 3rd ABD meeting is also a great opportunity for anyone interested in ABD to get an idea of what we're all about.

Fall Fling Results, Photos & Prizes

Thanks again for everyone who participated in this year's event, and a special thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers who helped make it happen!

Daily and Overall Prizes will be mailed out this week.

Daily & Overall Results
Podium Photos

Overall Winners:
Men 1/2: Rob White, PCW
Women 1/2/3: Jessi Prinner, ABD
Men 3: Tom Boba, WDT
Men 4: Ryan Cooper, ABD
Women 4: Lynne Arrigoni, Skypoint Chiropractic
Masters 40+: Wayne Simon, Colavita
Masters 50+: Tom Doughty, AMD/Discovery Channel
Masters 60+: Dennis Novak, MadCity Velo
Masters 70+: Bob Beck, Midwest Masters
Masters 80+: Ray Putnam, Midwest Masters
Women 40+: Donna Maday, ABD
Women 50+: Mimi Fagan, Team RVO
Women 60+: Marianne Kron, Midwest Masters
Women 70+: Pat Beam, Team RVO
Citizen Men: Eric Christiansen
Citizen Women: Kim Malmquist, ABD

And congrats to Robert Ruggles, who won the Land Rover LR2 for a weekend of his choice courtesy of Bill Jacobs Land Rover!