Sunday, September 23, 2007

Destination- InterBike/Las Vegas
Est. Time of Departure- 10 a.m. Monday 24, September
Est. Drive Time- 11 hours
Est Time of Arrival- Ummmmmmm????
Est Amount of Fun- LOADS!

InterBike is upon us. We are feverishly working to finish the prep work and get on the road Monday a.m. in order to make it to Vegas by nightfall. We being, Dave, Mark, Liz and Jackie.

InterBike promises to be an adventure as it always is when you take Vanderkitten on the road. The excitement has been building for ages and it's about to explode. Weeks of hard work have finally been realized and now it's time to see the fruits of our labor. If you've never been to InterBike the best way I can describe it is like a Star Trek convention for bike geeks. We're really no different if you think about it... All the tight shiny lycra and whatnot.

This morning we attended our last CA road race for the 2007 season in Chico and to say we had a favorable outcome is perhaps an understatement. Liz took every prime and won the race outright so it couldn't really have gone better!

As well as the industry show there are two races with Vanderkittens looking to make their marks . Wednesday night Mandykitten Lozano will be showing her stuff at the UCI C2 Cross race. She is sure to have a large cheering section and we wish her the best! The following night is the final leg of the USA NRC Crit series which will deliver high excitement, even more than normal due to the debut of Ms. Leigh "Machete" Valletti. If you are in the area come out and cheer for Liz and Leigh and meet the crew! The race is being held at the Mandalay Bay Casino to be followed by a night of end of season fun.

We'll be sure to document the whole trip in pictures followed be a post trip report so be sure to check back in!

VK, Out!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

September Already?

Time flies when you're having fun (and kicking ass) as they say! September is well under way which means the 2007 road season is almost in the books and what a season it's been. We lined up at our first start line back in May and have been steadily making a name for ourselves across the country with our one girl team. The future looks even brighter for Vanderkitten as we build the 8 woman team for next year. The response that Vanderkitten has received from women, and men for that matter, of all ages has been overwhelming and tells us that we are doing something special. We've been spending countless hours working on the new team and making preparations for InterBike in Las Vegas at the end of this month to ensure that 2008 will be the year of the Kitten!

The Vanderkitten cyclo-cross team is warming up with the first few races of the year and we could not be more excited to have Christine Vardaros in our kit for the 07-08 season. Christine brings with her a vast knowledge of cross and is an invaluable source of experience that she will share with the team. Her love for the sport is infectious!

We'd like to thank all the women that have supported Vanderkitten by purchasing tees and cycling kits, spreading the Vanderkitten message and having the time of their lives doing it. Keep kicking ass and inspiring us ladies!

Talk soon!