A modest soiree for the Masters Women of Cyclocross Nationals, Bend

DROP BY anytime Thursday, December 10, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. McMenamins, Rambler Room.

HEAR Team LUNA Chix member Alison Dunlap speak at 7:00

FREE entry, raffle, appetizers

RAFFLE at 7:30. Must be present to win!!...see blog for crazy long list of goodies (62 prizes!).

FUN girlie stuff for sale

WEAR your team jersey and get 2 raffle tickets

MEET women who like to talk about bikes

RSVP / questions: rsvpcxingbarriers09@gmail.com

Are you a masters racer? Have you been the ONLY woman in a local race? Have you been 10 years older than any other woman on a sports team? Do you check your lipstick before the start? Yes? This is for you! Masters are tough ladies for whom sports aren’t a fad. Being competitive and active aren’t things left behind at college graduation. Career, family, life - don’t impede your dedication. You’re willing to cross barriers.

Friday, October 30, 2009

mmmmmmm chocolate

Box of the good stuff for the raffle! This comes from Julie, owner of the Bend store.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

bring cash

April Lawyer, owner of Vanilla, is bringing us the best of Bend's locally made jewelry, clothing and accessories.

Too funny

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Keep warm

The raffle continues to get richer...Voler is giving us arm, leg, knee warmers and shorts!!

Another t-shirt design by Jenny

Having a hard time which design to choose. Jen has created a bunch and they're all great.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Look pretty

Dave Verrecchia is making the t-shirts - everybody looks great in Vanderkitten!

Am I dreaming?

Win! Win! Win! a custom frame built by Allen Lucas and Jason Quade. Thanks Abbey Bicycles!

Thanks also Bend Bike N Sport for arranging this!

Hey everybody, visit Bend!

Thanks Visit Bend for picking up the tab, arranging the room and lots of other stuff!

I'm sure I'd be faster wearing this.

The envelope please

Speaking of drinking...thanks Amy, Shige and Alex for brain storming with me to come up with a title for the event. The Windy Oaks Estate Pinto Noir, Diane's Block was delicious. The perfect wine for your next event coordination session. The more you drink, the more ideas you'll create!

Another t-shirt!

For days Mary and I were kicking around ideas but things jelled over drinks the other night with Jen and her live-wire boyfriend Brock. IE - we were laughing our hineys off so much I looked up and realized everyone else in the restaurant had gone home. Maybe to get away from a bunch of loud crass drunks.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

You want these ladies...

One of Jenny's fab t-shirts.

Free stuff!!

Andrew at Cyclocross Magazine is coming through with subscriptions for the raffle. http://cxmagazine.com/

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

CXing Barriers 09

When I went to Kansas City last year, the only time I connected with other masters gals was mostly at the start line. I thought, "these women are so cool, I wish I had more time to get to know them!" I vowed there to do something about it. CXing Barriers was born.

People want to come to my party!

Just started last week and already have some great sponsors for the raffle. team estrogen is giving this for the raffle. Sweet! It's gonna start some cat fights for sure. http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodTK_1111.html

Can't believe the response I'm getting from women around town - everyone I mention it to gets excited and wants to help. Miss Mary Perez has jumped in with a ton of connections/advice/help. Jenny Petter, an amazing local graphic artist, came up with some hilarious and cool t-shirt ideas. (still super secret). One local cxer decided to sign up for nationals bc she wants to come to the party!

What's on so far? Prizes, appetizers, brownies, cookies...and a venue with a christmas tree. In the heart of Bend's cool downtown. Check out the Rambler Room (for hikers?): http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=98&id=767

Thanks a ton to Visit Bend for arranging the food and room. Doug LaPlaca and crew Laurel Brauns are super helpful and working hard to put on a super fun weekend.