Did my first ever Alley Cat race tonight; and boy did I suck ass … to be expected since a) I’ve never done one before; b) I rode earlier today and was already cooked; and c) I chose to ride the fixed-gear tonight.

But that wasn’t really the point. The point was to raise money for Kristi Potter, who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia earlier this spring, and is still awaiting a bone marrow transplant.

Fastest time overall by Cris Fox; but due to the time bonuses for kicking in extra cash, someone else is getting the singlespeed frame donated for the winner. The Mistress gets 3rd overall fastest time, and fastest woman, also taking home a frame.

It’s really nice seeing a community come together like this to help out a fellow cyclist in need.


Kristi and parents at Jefferson Park at the finish of the Alley Cat

Cancer Cat co-organizer Patrick Beecroft

Cutthroat Racing team members Ryan Miller and Jason Copier

Bryon Wright, Ryan Miller & Jason Copier

Mistress Julie and Rob Lingstuyl selling raffle tickets …

… contributing to the $2200 haul, as shown by Chelsie.

That’s a lot of raffle tickets!

Brian Price expressing what I’m sure we all feel.