Hometown ‘Hearts’ Tour de Livingston 

Register NOW for the Tour de Livingston

Seriously, if you haven’t already…

It looks like it’s going to be perfect cycling weather this weekend! Dawn and I will be there riding our tandem. Plus, YOU GET 10% OFF ANYTHING IN THE SHOP when you bring in your registration to Hometown before the 2011 Tour de Livingston.

TOUR DE LIVINGSTON:  OCT 9, 2011 @ 8:00 AM
A Family Fun Loop + 10, 28, 38, 62 & 100 mile loops + four new Mountain Bike loops leave from Mt. Brighton Ski Lodge

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today!!

Iceman Cometh Challenge 2011

Iceman Cometh Challenge 2011Cyclists take on Winter in this infamous 27-mile, point-to-point mountain bike race through the Traverse City trails on


It’s all mud, ice, guts and glory at this mad event, and we know many of you cool cats are taking on the challenge!

Check out CJ’s Monday Iceman Training Ride at right for a chance to hone your cold weather racing skills.

Hometown ‘Photos Within a Photo’ of the Month

Karen Huckabone, Limiteditions Photography
OLYMPIC PHOTOGRAPHY AT HOMETOWN:  Thanks to local cyclist and pro photographer, Karen Huckabone of Limiteditions Photography, Hometown’s bicycle fitting room has gone from great to downright gorgeous! It’s worth a special trip just to see her stunning Olympic and Italian photography.

Karen gives us the scoop on her photo series:

“The U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO is headquarters for the U.S.O.C. administration and the training center.

Since 1978, when the U.S.O.C. acquired the ENT Air Force base, the center has accommodated over 10,000 athletes.

I interned at the center in 1983 following graduation from Indiana University. My job as a journalist was to write a story about the athlete visiting and send the story about his experiences back to his hometown newspaper. This is all before computers and instant news, emails, tweets and blogs. The story was written and photo taken, then the information mailed to the local paper of the athlete.

Twenty-eight years later the Olympic Training Center provides training facilities to 557 coaches and athletes every year.”


Overdressed, Underwhelmed
Hometown Training Tip: Too hot for comfort  

As the weather cools, the temptation will be to layer up like an Eskimo for your bike rides. Fight the urge!

If you’re warm to start, you’ll be broiling mid-ride. Aim for chilly, and you’ll reach that happy medium.

No need to roast or freeze. We’ve got the right gear for any cycling season. Stop in and check it out!

“Put the negative behind you; go out and give it a try.”

               – Mike Hoffner, 1,000-Miles-in-60-Days Cyclist

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