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Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Two short reminders:

  • The Bike Trainer Party is happening this Saturday, 9:30am @ Crossfit Epic in Iowa City. This was a blast last year and I hope we have a decent sized group participate in this again this year! More details here:

    Please RSVP here if you are interested in joining us:

  • The next team meeting will be Mon, March 19th, at 7:00pm @ Coralville Library. Come 10 to 15 minutes early if you want to try on some of the Greenlayer items we will have for purchase this year.

Hope to see many of you at these two events!

Friday, February 17th, 2012

This month's membership meeting was Feb 13th at 7:00pm at the Coralville Library. We had several new members attend the meeting this month. Thanks for coming, and we hope you join the club!

During the meeting, I did omit a few items I wanted to talk about so even if you attended, please review the following information.

  • We announced the Jan NCC winners, Duane Staskal and Karen Stierler. Karen put up an ultra impressive 621 miles on her bike, over 100 more than the top male! Also, Lynda Green won the random drawing this month. All three winners will receive $25 gift cards to World of Bikes. The combined mileage leaders for January were Chris Langenberg and Karen Stierler. Our team took 7th in our division, and 20th overall for our bike mileage, and 21st for our combined mileage. Great job everyone!!!
  • Daniela Williams updated the details about our uniform order for 2012. The uniforms will look similar, but with minor tweaks and new sponsor...
Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Our Sugoi fit kit will be traveling the next few weeks to a few of our sponsor’s locations. I’ve added the following times to the forum post. While you’re there, check out what the shops have to offer!

• Thursday, February 16th, 10am – Saturday, February 18th, 3pm @ World of Bikes
• Sunday, February 19th, Noon – Wednesday, February 22nd, 5pm@ Running Wild, Coralville
• Thursday, February 23, 10am – Saturday, February 25th, 5pm@ Sugar Bottom Bikes, North Liberty

More information can be found on the Iowa HEAT forum at I will update the posting as I get more information. To see the forum posting, you have to be a paid member. If you are not yet, contact me and I can send you the information.


Since we need to meet a minimum quantity before placing an order, we might not send in another order until next...

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to send out one final e-mail with the final plan for the Bike Maintenance Class on Saturday February 11th.
The class will be held at the Coralville Library in the Schwab Conference Room from 2:00-4:00.
We will split up into groups and work our way through each station.
Wheels and tires

We plan on each station lasting approximatley 20 minutes which will leave plenty of time at the end for a little Q&A time.
You do not need to bring your bike. Jon and Ryan will have bikes.

If you have any questions feel free to call me on my cell 319-321-4553. If you try and reach me during the class I will ahve no reception in the library.
Thanks Kim

PS Don't forget the monthly meeting on the 13th!

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

For those of you who could not make it to the meeting yesterday, here is the summary of what was discussed:

  • Don't forget that the Holiday party is coming up on the 21st. We have a LOT of great prizes lined up for the silent auction; many people will come away from the night with some great items! And if you want to join us for the auction, but not for the dinner, you can come to the event for free. Just make sure to come before the bidding ends at 9:00pm. If you are planning on coming for the dinner portion of the evening, even if you would like to pay at the door, please RSVP on the webpage:
    Remember to bring your own drinks and we will have some coolers and ice setup at the event.
  • We will be getting a Fit Kit in for our uniforms next month. Please keep an eye on the emails from the team for more information in early February.
  • Our Board is...
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

I wanted to give everyone an update on the January meeting. The library was booked on our normal date. So we will have our monthly meeting on Weds. January 11th at 7:00 PM at the Coralville library. Our speaker will be Jon the owner of Sugar Bottom Bikes. He will give an overview of what to look for when purchasing a trainer. Hope to see everyone there.
Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

For those of you who could not attend the monthly team meeting last month, I wanted to send a quick summary about what was discussed.

  • We had 10 people volunteer to join committee's to augment our Board's efforts to support and improve the team. Thank you to all those who are interested, and expect to see some additional information via email as we get things organized.
  • We are putting in some major NCC mileage this year! Keep it up!! Unfortunately, our division looks as it has gotten a bit tougher this year as well, but we are still hovering between 3rd and 7th place depending on the day. My hope is people just started strong and are going to lose some steam, so let's just hang tough and keep putting down the miles.
  • Mederic Hall and his wife Joanna have offered to start up a track practice for Wednesdays at the Rec Building on Iowa's campus. This is not finalized, so pay attention to the website for more information about...
Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Hope everyone is enjoying the cold and possibly more snow tonight! I can not believe it is time for our December meeting already. The next team meeting will be Monday December 12th at 7:00 PM. It will be at the Coraville Library as usual but we will be in room B instead of the large conference room.
Denise Barnhouse will be with us again. She will give an overview of her talk last month and devote most of the time to questions. If you have questions already feel free to e-mail me with them and I can pass them on to Denise so she can prepare, my e-mail is
See you next Monday.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the NCC challenge! If you are still interested, send me your age on Dec 1, USAT # (if you have one), and full name by tomorrow. More information about the competition:

There is some useful information and interesting commentary from USAT on their blog during the competition. Find it here:

If you have already signed up, please verify two things. 1) You are in the current list of participants, and 2) You are not marked as "No USAT" if you do in fact have a USAT #. The list is here:

We are currently up to 28 participants this...

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

For those of you that could not attend the November Monthly Meeting on 11/14, I wanted to provide a summary so you knew what was discussed.

From the Board of Directors:

  • We have created an official race schedule for the team for 2012. The races are as follows:
    1. RiverRun
    2. Lake MacBride Duathlon
    3. Pigman Sprint
    4. Xterra Sugar Bottom
    5. Pigman Long Course
    6. Trihawks Triathlon
  • We are working on a Holiday Party with a possible Prize Raffle for sometime in January. Watch for more details on the website, by email, or at the next team meeting (12/12)
  • We are soliciting volunteers for 6 committees to help augment the board in several important areas. Please email Steve or come to the next team meeting and sign up in person. We will be describing the committees in more detail at the start of the meeting.
    1. Events Committee
    2. Membership Committee
    3. Sponsorship Committee
    4. Uniforms Committee...