Archive for May, 2011

Memorial Day ride

Posted in ride reports on May 31, 2011 by 41flyersracing - o'kelley

Just past 7am on Memorial Day, Travis Grappo, Brian Parker, and myself took off for a mountain bike ride on the ridgeline behind our neighborhood.  We left Area 41 Pizza and headed down hwy 41 to Soccer Blast.  From there, we jumped onto the Dunnavant Valley Greenway Trail and then took an off-shoot trail to start heading to the top.

After a nasty steep climb (438 feet elevation change in 0.9 miles), we arrived at the dirt road that runs along the ridge of Double Oak Mountain.  From there it was more uphill until a brief section of pavement broke up the ride.  Once pavement ended, we headed northeast along the ridge trail (basically double track the entire way) until we hit the second power line crossing.  After that it was just a matter of turning around and heading back home.

Sunday’s ride

Posted in ride reports on May 24, 2011 by 41flyersracing - o'kelley

Decided Sunday afternoon around 3pm that I would get in a ride straight from the ‘hood.  Headed up the steep hike-a-bike dirt climb to the top of the ridge, went northeast to the first power line crossing, and then turned around.  Hit some previously unexplored trails on the way back.  Good overall ride.

http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/87544682

haters gonna hate

Posted in Uncategorized on May 20, 2011 by 41flyersracing - o'kelley

team members

Posted in Uncategorized on May 20, 2011 by 41flyersracing - o'kelley

Our racing team is made up of a group of guys living in the Birmingham, AL metro area….most of whom live around the Shelby County Highway 41 corridor, hence the team name.

Michael O’Kelley

Eddie Thomas

Travis Grappo

Brian Parker

Jeff Jackson

David Brush

Joe Dennis

my bikes

Posted in Uncategorized on May 20, 2011 by 41flyersracing - o'kelley

At the moment both of my bikes just happen to be Specialized….a white Stumpjumper HT 29er Comp and a Tarmac Double Comp.  Been very pleased with both bikes, though I am currently lusting after a Niner Air 9 Carbon.

Below are some pics of bikes past and present.

First Post

Posted in Uncategorized on May 20, 2011 by 41flyersracing - o'kelley

Welcome to the 41 Flyers Racing Team blog.  As the season progresses look for updates and photos from the racing team members.

Check back soon.