It is with great pleasure that we introduce Ellsworth Bikes as part of the Shores Sports product line for 2010. Pleas visit http://www.ellsworthbikes.com/ for details on the products. Call Shores Sports at 913-529-9689 for product information on bike fits, repairs, service, and pricing of the Ellsworth product line. We will have future product highlights and information at our website: http://www.shoressports.com/ by April.
See you on the road or dirt! We cover it all!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Just Wrapped up a solid 400 mile training week in Tampa, Fl. A one hour recovery ride in the morning, pack the bike, the kids, and then off to the airport! We had a great time with friends and family. Ashley was able to get in a great race and log some sweet running workouts with some former training partners. I was able to ride with the South Tampa Posse and get in a few solid race efforts during 2 of the longest running group rides in the St. Petersburg, FL. area, wher 50 riders is the normal number of riders per ride. I can only hope that we have a larger group of runners and cyclist joining us in the future for an annual training trip to Florida!
Now, a big congratulations goes out to Cameron Chamber, who races on the Ethos Racing team, Shores Sports is a sponsor of the team, for his 1st victory of 2010! Check out his blog: http://kcdirtbikeracing.blogspot.com/ for a full race report! I am sure he will have it posted soon!! Also check out: http://trailcrew.specialized.com/2010/03/prepare-for-battle/ as Cameron is also a part of the Specialized Stumpjumper Crew. He raced his new Stumpjumper this weekend and I am sure a complete race report and video recap could be on that site soon! Cool stuff Cameron!
Now back to reality soon! Working, raising 2 toddlers, and fitting in training. March 27th is on the horizon, that is the first official race on my schedule for 2010. Let's hope the weather in Kansas cooperates and allows us to ride and race on the local trails soon! Otherwise, I might be forced to race on the road in order to see if this mini training camp was a success or not?
See you all on the trails or road soon and don't forget the SPIN! rides will start soon! The rumor is that we will begin the organized SPIN! rides from the Lee Summit location each Saturday in April. Stay tooned for those details!
See you in Kansas!
JP & Ashley Shores
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Greetings from Florida!
This Winter has been a rough one, so Ashley and I decided to get the family out of Kansas for a bit and enjoy some warmer weather! Well, it is record lows and winds gusting to 30 mph the next 3 days, but it is still warmer than what we have been dealing with in the Midwest this Winter. I just hope that the weather is better for the first Mountain Bike Race on March 27th on the Lawrence River Trails? Time will only tell!
Well, I have to say that my wife gets the first official placing for the 2010 season for Shores Sports Racing! She did the Gasparilla 15K in Tampa, FL on Feb. 27th. She posted a time of 65 minutes and was 7th out of 400 women in her age group! She never stops amazing me and I was very proud of how great she did with the traininig conditions in the Midwest and being a mom to 2 young children. Way to go Ashley! You have set the bar for the rest of the team for 2010!
We have finalized the team kits and they are on order as I type this post. We hope to be sporting the new sponsors on our chest by BoneBender 3/6 Race! I ordered a few extra in the Large category just in case we have a new team member or someone jacks up there jersey this season? We can make another team kit order in June for Cross season if anyone wants to get in on some Winter gear? You all have the price list, but I will throw out a reminder come June.
I want to say thank you to our wonderful Sponsors:
Epic Bike and Sport
Shores Medical, LLC
Seaman and Schuske
B&J Skate Center
DQ Savannah, MO
Please support or send a quick thank you to each of these business's as it is tough times out there, but the support we get is much appreciated. I would like to invite all of the sponsors to the race at Krug the second weekend of May! We could set up a little VIP tent just for the Shores Sports Racing Team Sponsors!
Well, it is nearly midnight here in Tampa, Fl and I need to get some sleep. St. Petersburg Group ride planned in the a.m. Which should log in about 3 plus hours on the road tomorrow. Looking forward to some warmer weather when we return!