Last Sunday Diane and traveled down to Baltimore to the epicenter of C3: Twenty 20 Cycling, for our team's annual celebration and awards event. It was great to catch up with my teammates old and new and reminisce about battles in the past, and future goals.
|Team Riders Cover The Walls at Twenty 20 Cycling Compamy...|
|Diane and Bad Kat Catch Up|
#10 Black Kit- Kit is black. Black like my soul. Every time I zip up the jersey I hear AC/DC's back in black playing. How cool is that?
|Andrew and Shawn, Kathleen in the background...|
|Top Left to Lower right-:Karate Kid, Snow Camo, Stormtrooper, Evil Carebear, La Vie Claire. Love and Hate|
#7 SWEET JOHNNY MAY- no explanation needed.
|Frances, Steevo and BadKat adorne the walls of the shop...|
|Auer, Bad Andy and Bad Kat|
#4 We race as a team.- Our team works together in races, we get the real benefits of being on a team. We share information, we support each other. We work in the pit for each other after our races. We cheer for each other. We want to be successful as a team. I am proud of how Auer, Sweet J, Sven Nystron, Joe Lillibridge, Jay Lazar, Big Time GT, Brett R, Jan, JHIII- and others have raced as a team over the years...
#3 Counter Culture/Aging Hipster/DYI ethic- The team attracts folks who tend to march to their own drummer. I like that. But it's not a FSU (fuck shit up) attitude, it's a "were gonna do this our way, and we expect the game to be played a certain way" ethic... We have a diversity of personalities and I have enjoyed learning from being around some awesome people...Two roads diverged in a yellow wood...
|Kyle and Tommy|
|Barnbaby and Shana|
|Auer flanked by Bad Andy and Shawn...|
But I DIGRESS,
Sunday night was our team party and awards ceremony. While I'll admit I love the idea of riding for a smaller team- I know C3 is an ARMADA NOW! I can't say that there is anyone on the team I am not proud to associate with and that I haven't had a great experience with. Shawn, Jay, and Tommy or as I like to think of them Doc, Julie, Issac and Gofer did a great job pulling the event and awards off.They have done a great job all year helping make the team feel like, well home. I was honored to have two awards named after me. That was a surprise and something I took as a great honor. John Hosteller won the Fatmarc Breakout Award, as after years of being right on door step John grabbed a few wins and earned his cat 2 upgrade this fall.
Joshua Templeton won the Fatmarc Positive Attitude Award (which Bad Andy gave me a funny look over as he's seen me not always have the best attitude). Joshua is a super positive person and I have really enjoyed the times I spent with him. He is well deserving and has been one of the nicest folks I have been proud to call teammate this year!
Auer's opening remarks:
Most Prolific Racers: Greg Wittwer (20), Sam O (19), Kris Mac (18)
|Webber Looking Damn Good in that Sweater|
|Shawn explaining how he botched his spring at Schooley Mill..|
|Awful picture of Kris and Jeremy.|
|C3 director and one of his lieutenants Jay Lazar!|