Monday, April 9, 2012
Twenty Eight Days Until Christmas?
The speed of this time of year almost seems like Christmas. The list of things to do can seem like Christmas Gone Wild: informational meetings, proposals for fund raising, meetings with potential sponsors, signing up kids, collecting money, taking out USA Cycling licenses, signing up for the WORS all-in-one, depositing money in the bank, paying bills, approving jersey design, signing up for the USA Cycling Club, fitting jerseys for the kids, ordering jerseys, purchasing bikes, and organizing group rides. The good news is there are only 28 more days until Christmas - WORS Style!!! Of course, Christmas-WORS Style is the Iola race on May 6. And like the joy of Christmas Eve service, all of this work has been worth it. We are almost trembling with excitement as we close our eyes and dream of hearing Don announce, “Good morning and welcome to the 2012 Iola Bump and Jump - the first race in the WORS 2012 mountain bike series! We are about 20 minutes away from the start of our Junior Category race.”
The FCYCT-The Scarlet Knights has grown from nine kids in the 2011 season to 24 kids in 2012. All have made a commitment to ride the number of races required in order to compete for a final place in the WORS overall series. Our team looks like this: 9 team members returning from last year, 4 members who rode for other teams or who were unattached to a team in 2011, and 11 kids who will be new to the WORS racing scene (3 of which are girls). We have a total of 19 boys and 5 girls on our team this year.
We cannot wait for Christmas-WORS Style! Be safe, happy training, and may you be ready to hear “GOOOOOO!” on Sunday May 6th.
New to the team in 2012 Jacob Mork shows his new bike for the 2012 season.