Tuesday Night Workouts Moving to PPC-Winfield

The Tuesday Night Workouts with ABD’s Rich “the Sarge” Mstowski are moving to the Prairie Path Cycles-Winfield store for the month of February. The workouts are FREE and open to all ABD members.

Riders are required to bring their bike, cycling clothes & shoes, a towel and an indoor trainer (i.e CycleOps, Tacx, Cateye, etc.) The doors open at 6:45pm and the workout, which includes a warm-up, starts a little after 7 PM.

Remaining dates for the 2009 Tuesday Night Workouts are:


ABD TT#2 Pre-Registration Closes Monday Night!

Round #2 of the ABD Indoor Time Trial Series is next Sunday, February 1st. Pre-registration via Active.com closes Monday (1/26) at midnight. Full details are available at www.ABDcycling.com

Over 170 riders joined us for the series opener on the Flat 10k course and this time riders will test themselves on Racermate’s official Rolling 10k course! Riders fastest flat, fastest rolling and John Fraser Memorial Time Trial result all count towards the 2009 Mid America Time Trial Series.

Preliminary Start Times for TT #2 will be posted on Wednesday, January 28th.

Riders at TT#2 receive a 10% discount on all Serfas and Profile product orders at the event!
        A representative from Serfas components and Profile Designs will be joining us to show off the the companies hottest products. ABD Team favorites from Serfas include Furano Saddles, Seca Comp and Seca RS tires, and the entire line of Serfas Optics.
        Profile Design is the maker of the ultimate in aero equipment and a proud sponsor of Craig Alexander, the 2008 Ironman Champion.

We still have a few Lab-Tested Computrainers up for sale for just $1250! These units are being used only four times for the Indoor Series and the manual, software and original cables will be unopened. The units will be available to take home after the event on March 14th. These are first come, first serve.

ABDcycling.com is Down- alternate links available

Due to technical problems with our website host the the domain www.ABDcycling.com is currently not working. Here are alternate links for anyone that needs them:

ABD News Page

ABD Indoor TT Flyer

ABD Indoor TT Registration Form

Link to Active.com registration for the TT Series

Link to TT#1 Results

Link to the Boot Camp Session 2 Daily Schedule

If there’s anything else you need before the problem is fixed please contact us at abdcycling @at@ gmail.com


2009 Chicago Bike Racing Calendar Up and Running

Luke over at Chicago Bike Racing is hard at work on posting a collective calendar of all the road racing, criterium and ‘cross events in the Midwest this year. Be sure to check in at the site regularly when planning your 2009 campaign as he’s adding events daily but also providing updates on event registration and other details.


Carter Opens ABD's 2009 Campaign with a Win!

Although it may be hard to believe, some places have actually started racing their bikes outdoors. One of those fairytale places is Texas, and ABD's Josh Carter opened the Pro Development Team’s 2009 season the same way he closed 2008: with a notch in the victory. 

Carter won the 83-mile Copperas Cove Road Race in brutally windy conditions that tore the 90-plus rider field apart from the start. Early on a group of riders escaped that maintained a slim margin over the field. Carter bridged across to the leaders with a small group shortly after the first time over the course’s most significant climb, about 25 miles into the race.

The newly formed group quickly started rotating through and the weaker riders fell off the pace until 11 remained, including three Richardson Bike Mart teammates. Carter used his quick jump and explosive sprint in the finale to foil any team tactics and take the win.


The Nowak Ski Trail Report

Hey all ABD'ers, there are some AWESOME x-country skiing conditions in the area.  Here is my first hand update on the local and some not so local trails.

The DuPage Forest preserves are in pretty good shape.  I classic skied Herrick Lake on Monday and the tracks were very good (other than one area where an old lady was walking in them).  The skate area had a lot of walking traffic, but looked to be decent.  Also checked out Arrowhead Golf Course and there was a nice wide skate lane.  The tracks there were not as good as Herrick Lake.

Also checked out Blackwell FP and the conditions were similar to Herrick Lake.

My personal favorite, Deer Grove FP in Palatine has EXCELLENT conditions right now.  This is all self groomed by the skiers there (i.e. me and a few other guys).  There is an unused road that travels from the west-most parking lot off of Dundee Rd. east for about 5K that is in very good condition right now.  It is very firm and getting fast.  There are also a large network of skied-in tracks that are getting worn, but overall they are pretty good.

Also, Rockford has a nice system at Rock Cut St. Park.  Check out the link below for Northern IL Nordic.

For those of you looking for a bit more adventure and challenge, I highly recommend the South Kettle area by Eagle, WI.  The Nordic trail system is in excellent condition right now and the DNR of WI does an great job of grooming.  If you are looking for a more challenging and anaerobic workout the trails at McMiller are also excellent.  This is also a shooting range and during the weekends it can be a bit concerning hearing gun shots.  However, this is a World Cup level trail and will leave you gasping.

Here are a few links for more info if you are interested.

Ski Reports:


Hope to see you out there.  Feel free to send any ski related questions, I'd be more than happy to answer them.



Indoor TT #1 Pictures Posted

The 1st Indoor TT pictures are posted, just click on this link:


Ken & Sandy Glinka
No excuses !!!
ABD Cycling Team


The greatest day for a kid is the first day you get your bike
It's a day of freedom.



TT#1 Results & Photos; AM50+ Cat Update; Bike Swap Deals Preview

Results and photos from ABD Indoor TT#1 are posted at www.ABDcycling.com! (pics avaialable via events>photos in the menu)

A huge thanks to the 175 riders who braved the weather to join us, to the volunteer army that makes it happen, and to KC Speich for coming out to show off the 2009 Trek Project One Bikes.

Next up is the ROLLING 10k course for round #2 on February 1st! Online registration is available at www.Active.com and registration for that event will close at midnight on January 25th so be sure to register early!


ABR Masters 50+ Category Update:

This winter the WIIL Association voted to include both Men 50-54 and Men 55-59 age classes for the 2009 MATTS, TOI/W and ROTY Points Series. Thus, you'll notice in our results that we've separated the Men 50+ into those two categories so that riders receive their hard-earned points! 

If riders in the 55-59 age category prefer to race "up" in the younger class then please send us an email at abdcycling@gmail.com and we'll make the change.

The official statement on the change is as follows:

"Men 50-54 and 55-59 will race together in Crits and road races as they have for years.

For two person both riders must be minimum age. Time and Place will be in age class of youngest rider. (ex. 50 & 54 age riders will be in 50+ class), (ex. 50 & 56 age riders will be in 50+ class), (ex. 55 & 59 age riders will be in 55+ class.)"


The Chicago Winter Bike Swap is this Weekend: Sneak preview on ABD & PPC deals

The doors to the Bike Swap at Harper College open at 9:30 AM this Saturday; full details are at www.chicagowinterbikeswap.com

Mike and Mary Lee from Prairie Path Cycles will be bringing a truckload of goodies for riders looking to score great deals on premium equipment. Highlights include:

- Limited Edition Lance Armstrong Madone with full DuraAce 10 speed!
- 850 gram LeMond Triomphe Ultimate framesets built up with DuraAce components! Available in 49cm, 51cm 53cm, 55cm and 59cm sizes.
- '07 Madone framesets in 52cm, 56cm and 60cm sizes
- New Trek 5000 full carbon framesets 
- Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 tubular wheelsets
- Bontrager Race X Lite full carbon bars
- Big selection of Sidi shoes

TT#1 Start Times and Instructions

Start Times for the ABD Indoor TT#1 are posted at www.ABDcycling.com. Please read through the following instructions in order to prepare yourself for Sunday’s event.

1) Start Times are Preliminary, and there may be changes between now and Friday @ 5pm, so please check back.

2) Day-of-Race Registration is available for spots after 1:00 PM and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration opens at 7:30 AM.

3) PARKING: The lot behind the Winfield Middle School has unfortunately become an ice skating rink with the recent weather. It may by accesible by this weekend but if it isn't, please use the lot off of Winfield Road (where the start/finish for the Winfield Criterium is) or you can park on Summit or Park Street but there must be enough room for a fire engine to get through OR YOU WILL BE TICKETED.

4) Please arrive to register at least one hour before your race, and be at your station and ready to race five minutes before your assigned start time. You can speed up check-in and registration by arriving with a completed and signed release form (required if you registered online) as well as completed ABR licenses applications! Just click on those links to download the proper forms.

5) Please be respectful of our hosts at the Winfield Middle School! ABD and all participants are guests at the school so obey all signage and keep all foot-traffic areas clear! Please note the floors at the School are tile and all participants should bring sandals/slippers to walk around the race/warm-up area.

6) Please be respectful of other riders when warming up and cooling down for your race. Prairie Path Cycles will provide a warm-up area with 16 trainers for all riders 30 minutes before their start!  

7) Please come to the event with a TOWEL and rear trainer compatible skewer already installed on your bike! The skewers are the older, cheaper and heavier ones that have round "knobs" on each end that the trainer can fit on. Towels are large terry cloth pieces of fabric that absorb sweat.

8) At the time of this posting there are 160 riders registered!

9) Directions to Winfield Middle School in Winfield, IL:  
FROM I-88: take the Winfield Rd. Exit and head North to the Village of Winfield.  Go left at the light at Beecher Ave.(Turn 1 of the criteirum course) and then immediately left on Park and right into the back parking lot. The Do Not Enter Sign on Park Street is for SCHOOL DAYS ONLY so you can ignore it.
From Roosevelt Rd./Route 38: Take Rte. 38 to Winfield Rd. See above.

10) We are selling LAB-TESTED COMPUTRAINER UNITS for just $1250! We have five almost new lab-tested Computrainer units that will be used only for the four events of this year’s TT series. The manual, software and original cables will be unopened and you can reserve one now for just $1250 The units will be available to take home after the event on March 14th. These are available on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to talk to Mike Farrell or Mary Lee Geraghty at the event if you want to put your name on one!


New Years Day Ride and Party Pictures

Click on this link to view: http://www.abdcycling.com/gallery.htm

Ken,Sandy & Joseph Glinka
ABD Cycling Team


The greatest day for a kid is the first day you get your bike
It's a day of freedom.