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Rock Racing Folding

Mon, 12/15/2008 - 3:47pm by Andy Shen

Rock Racing is folding ASAP. Rock and Republic is laying off 40 employees, and shutting down the cycling team immediately. More as we find out more information.

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who cares
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 07/06/2009 - 1:06pm

who cares

update: fundraiser has been
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 07/06/2009 - 12:38pm

update: fundraiser has been successful. looks like justin will have some new teeth, courtesy of fans and teammates.

f u michael ball, you cheap piece of s_ _ _ _.

Michael Ball is such a piece
By: Wheelsucker
Sun, 07/05/2009 - 5:45am

Michael Ball is such a piece of work that one of his riders is needing to have a public fund raising drive to help pay for dental care (teeth got wrecked in a bad crash), since the team doesn't provide any insurance. Nice, eh?

The class act is Bahati and teammmates. They donated their race winnings to help pay for new teeth.

Ball should be ashamed of himself and this situation.

http://www.socalcycling.com/

"Fundraiser for Justin Williams Dental Work After Crash at MBGP
7/3/09 - U-23 National Criterium Champion Justin Williams (Rock Racing) suffered a bad crash at the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix with 2 laps to go. Unfortunately, his mouth hit his stem and he lost his two front teeth and chipped several bottom teeth. As we all know, dental work is very expensive. Rahsaan Bahati and his Rock Racing teammates have generously donated their MBGP prize winnings. SoCalCycling.com and Rahsaan want to help make up the difference needed, so we are asking for your help in raising the additional funds needed to give Justin his great smile back. We have set up a ChipIn account above where you can contribute via PayPal or credit card. Any amount will help and is greatly appreciated! Thanks and let's see how the cycling community can rally! (Just in case you can't see the ChipIn Widget above, please click here.)

Andy
By: Wheelsucker
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 12:56pm

It takes a big man to admit his mistake and that's what Andy has done. If anything, this story kept Rock Racing in the spotlight at a time when everyone was only talking about Lance Armstrong if it had to do with cycling.

rock site
By: Wheelsucker
Sun, 01/04/2009 - 1:28am

redemption theme so full of sh..
Makes me think someone should re-test for CERA...
still has smilie faces of Leogrande!!!
shall I digress further???
discuss
argue
comment...*

Nope. I said they were
By: Andy Shen
Sat, 01/03/2009 - 7:34pm

Nope. I said they were folding immediately and was obviously wrong about that. I was too quick, wanting the scoop.

Andy was right!!!
By: Wheelsucker
Sat, 01/03/2009 - 7:20pm
Yep, Folding Up
By: Wheelsucker
Fri, 01/02/2009 - 4:10am

So now that Rock Racing is fielding a team for the Jayco Bay Series this weekend, what do you piss-poor "journalists" have to say for yourself now?

Stick em in some of these:
By: Wheelsucker
Fri, 12/26/2008 - 12:29pm

What do you reckon they'd look like in this froot loops cycling shirt?

Winner is ...
By: Wheelsucker
Thu, 12/25/2008 - 11:02pm

Don King

lance vs. vaughters vs. ball
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 12/24/2008 - 3:00pm

lance vs. vaughters vs. ball in an ultimate fighting cage match. who wins?

thanks to ball & his entourage
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 12/24/2008 - 2:25pm

are you talking about lance and his girlfriends?

the fact that he took his
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 12/24/2008 - 2:17pm

the fact that he took his own wealth and ran a kickass team for a few years is awesome. and the guy starts an insurance fund for injured cyclists (no idea if that's still going on, but hey, at least it was a start).

like him or hate him, cycling got a big injection of attention & money thanks to ball & his entourage.

RNR
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/23/2008 - 5:37pm

I always thought it was hilarious (but very very odd) that Michael Ball would dress up in the team kit and prance around (and strike poses) with the riders like they were all at a party together. The BEST was Ball doing the press conferences in full racer uniform...THAT was the best!! it is all too funny.

stop it now!!!
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/22/2008 - 8:32pm

you guys are full of Sugar Honey Ice Tea!!!Northeast region cyclist in generally and CRCA members specifically earn well above average incomes. Made up of CEO's, CFO's, COO's, lawyers, doctors, wall street guys/gals, freelance people with limitless incomes, park av. address, etc...don't give me that crap about saving on jeans fashion to support your cycling habit...nice try at humility richie rich, we are on to you :)

That said, "we" (crca/cyclist) don't buy designer jeans because "we" (excluding myself) are old men that have no swagger!!!

for better or worse Michael Ball and RR injecting a brand of fun and spectacle into American cycling that is absolutely necessary to the long term survival and growth of the sport. Helicopters and TV coverage at Harlem, cool dudes, hot chicks, Cadillac Escalades, etc...for once it was not corny or lame to be a cyclist.

Back to the polo shirts and lames ass race atmospheres. Michael Ball may not know how to balance a checkbook, but he cam put on one hell of an exciting show/race.

The Arena Football League
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/22/2008 - 8:17pm

The AFL actually had its games broadcast on a REAL network EVERY week. It put fans in the seats (did the Tour de Georgia have any fans this year?) and it has the balls to say "time out" when the economy is tanking.

Bahati
By: Wheelsucker
Sun, 12/21/2008 - 9:32pm

Recently put himself on linkedin and got himself a written referral from Andreu. Clearly looking for a new job. Oh well, he can forget about a sprinting spot on Astana.

Team Wheelsucker
By: Wheelsucker
Sat, 12/20/2008 - 9:19am

Has signed newly available riders...Sponsored by SRM/Garmin/Apple, they will text in comments while training and racing, with video helemt cams, DS that guy from Westwood that can TT pretty good for a 3....

Team Somebody will be putting on races for free, with huge prizelists for cat 5...DS Mike "Jack" Gacki

First Series is Gimbels, then Rocket, and Triangle...and its bringing back the "Real CP Pack Ride"...

Oh What Fun It Is To Ride...

Agh come on!
By: Wheelsucker
Sat, 12/20/2008 - 4:52am

This thread Rocks!

Lock your computer instead.

Designer jeans are sooo 80's and justifing a cycling team to advertise them to people who would rather wear a free T-shirt till its paper thin in order to buy a new $6K bike to use for one year is money thrown out the window!

How many of you R&R lovers actually bought a pair of jeans or a Rock kit? None of you and that is why the team will eventually fold. So if you really want Ball to stick around go buy some of his jeans or a kit. Sorry but I'm still saving for some pimp parts for my new frame so I'm still wearing my patched up 501's.

Agh come on!
By: Wheelsucker
Sat, 12/20/2008 - 4:45am

This thread Rocks!

Lock your computer instead.

Designer jeans are sooo 80's and justifing a cycling team to advertise them to people who would rather wear a free T-shirt till its paper thin in order to buy a new $6K bike to use for one year is money thrown out the window!

How many of you R&R lovers actually bought a pair of jeans or a Rock kit? None of you and that is why the team will eventually fold. So if you really want Ball to stick around go buy some of his jeans or a kit. Sorry but I'm still saving for some pimp parts for my new frame so I'm still wearing my patched up 501's.

time to close the thread
By: Wheelsucker
Sat, 12/20/2008 - 1:49am

the premise of the thread is false, therefore, close it. ASTANA folding, due to too many douchebags on the taem, cannot afford that much vagisil.

ROCK RACING LOSES PANTS in
By: Wheelsucker
Sat, 12/20/2008 - 1:09am

ROCK RACING LOSES PANTS in SPIN CYCLE...
ROCK RACING WINS 2 of 3 PRO TITLES and still can't BUY RESPECT...
ROCK RACING COMES QUICKLY, DOESNT CALL BACK (its riders)...
ROCK RACING diversifies into condom sales, recycles inner tubes...

ROCKSUCKER

and they're more laterally
By: Wheelsucker
Sat, 12/20/2008 - 12:36am

and they're more laterally compliant...

too bad nice jeans last
By: Wheelsucker
Fri, 12/19/2008 - 11:48am

too bad nice jeans last longer than a carbon frame.

true
By: Wheelsucker
Fri, 12/19/2008 - 12:07am

i buy $39.99 jeans so i can afford to buy a carbon fiber frame that is 50x that....

priorities...

wow
By: Wheelsucker
Thu, 12/18/2008 - 11:35pm

anyone that spends more than 50 bucks on jeans needs head examinations

...
By: Wheelsucker
Thu, 12/18/2008 - 8:00pm

bollocks

Rock & Madoff Merge
By: Wheelsucker
Thu, 12/18/2008 - 6:07pm

Team Rockoff presented by The Justice Department

WTF is the "Arena Football
By: Wheelsucker
Thu, 12/18/2008 - 11:43am

WTF is the "Arena Football League"? I never even knew this existed.
I'm sure bicycle races have been going on longer than "Arena Football"

variety is the spice of life
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 12/17/2008 - 1:34pm

Weight Weenie Mullet: every other hair surgically removed. Avg. weight savings: 10 grams...

Bon Jovi Rocks!
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 12/17/2008 - 1:23pm

Will team members be required to sport a mullet? Rock on! Rock the mullet!

rock
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 12/17/2008 - 11:25am

you can't see it...but I'm doing that stupid thing with my fingers and making a face like I'm being checked for a hernia...just like all those uber cool rock racing guys used to do...wonder what the mark down will be on the $280 jeans this holiday season...the only thing "here to stay" is Michael Balls debt load. Can't wait for the bankruptcy sale there...soiled jeans and lime green de rosas

bon jovi
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 12/17/2008 - 10:23am

Sponsored the West VA cycling team like 6 years ago when Mikes Jones raced for them. Nothing new.

Bon Jovi
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 12/17/2008 - 12:06am

starts a cycling team...you heard it here first!

arena league folding...
By: schmalz
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 10:39pm

I'm a football nut, but not enough of a nut to watch arena league, that was a pretty hard sell in the first place.

Cycling Will Be In Trouble Soon Enuff
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 10:01pm

Did anyone else see that the Arena Football League is not going to play at all this season? Cycling fans take notice. Rock's not the only team that's going to be in trouble.

This jsut in!
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 9:40pm

Tour de France canceled next year...

Dude, what about Rock not
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 9:38pm

Dude, what about Rock not folding do you not understand? they canned a couple team mgmt guys and the kit cutters and sewers, and unrelated Rock and Rep. people. I can see how you would naturally assume that means the entire team is done, cause they need to find someone else to sew their kits.

I'm glad you guys relish in something like this, even if its not true. Less teams racing is always way better right? Now go buy some speedplay nanograms for your cervelo.

good point
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 8:28pm

vaughters way cooler than ball. those 'burns...love 'em. says, "hey babe, dig the argyle, check the new garmin swankometer. sweet, eh? what's that? no, i'm not a presumptuous effete elitist. listen, let's go grab some riesling and nibble on some wild mushroom canape's that alan li--i mean, i--just whipped up, ok?"

"Corporate Doucheitude"
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 7:55pm

Oh, yeah, not a corporate douche to be found in Rock and Republic jeans......i actually think you can order them with extra douche

wheelsucker
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 7:51pm

note to self...

interesting commentary from the critics
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 6:13pm

hey, when was the last time the high horse armchair quarterbacks here personally sponsored a bike team? at least ball and rock racing were out there mixing it up, and who knows, maybe ball spent some of his own money in it. or if it was company-paid, since he's the owner, doesn't that mean ultimately the money came out of his pocket? the guy spent big bucks and his team looks like they had fun. certainly made an impression. sorry to see 'em go.

besides, rock racing girls infinitely better looking than vaughters' corporate doucheitude...

Ponzi
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 6:06pm

Damned good Oregon Pinot Noir too

reap what u sow
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 6:03pm

ball and racing got exactly what they deserved.
big mouths, no respect shown to the establishment.
that guy was in the right place right time and thats all.
tough times he shows exactly how inexperienced he is.
spending like a maniac when times are good and shutting down in total when it gets soft.
very nice.
i feel bad for his staff and vendors, but for him, it couldnt have happened to a bigger pric k
good riddens.

and charles bianchi was one
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 5:55pm

and charles bianchi was one of his aliases ...

first!
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 5:54pm

- charles ponzi

yep
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 5:53pm

he was riccardo ricco's great uncle. ciao!

Ponzi schemes were named
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 5:39pm

Ponzi schemes were named after the "first" guy to do it, an Italian immigrant by the name of Charles Ponzi. I'm sure you'll manage to twist this into some completely retarded bike-related joke.

man you guys are reeeeeeally
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 5:36pm

man you guys are reeeeeeally lame.

Rock is fine, get over it. They have other issues, like making half their team glorified amateurs.

Be serious now, Ponzi is really made in Taiwan
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 5:00pm

It may be branded as a Ponzi but the frame is really made in Taiwan by Som Sin Wong Bicycle Mfg. Corp. LLC. They're known to be laterally slick and vertically integrated.

Ponzi is italian jackoff?
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 4:57pm

Ponzi is italian jackoff? Ewww....gross. I thought it was just a scheme to defraud people. Shows what little I know. Thanks for clarifying.

do you really NOT pay
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 4:29pm

do you really NOT pay attention, awesome indifferent guy? this is one of the biggest sponsors in american cycling.

Ponzi is italian jackoff.
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 2:47pm

Ponzi is italian jackoff.

Hey, Ponzi sounds Italian...
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 2:21pm

BiciPonzi, Presented by Madoff Securities

do you really pay attention
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 1:26pm

do you really pay attention to the high end jean news? I have a feeling Ball has people below him that deals with Roch and Rep when hes not there. who gives a fuck, seriously? You guys are really straining. Lets start talking about ponzi schemes and how that affects cycling while we're at it.

they aren't folding. But
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 1:22pm

they aren't folding. But way to jump over it guys.

I wonder how motivated the
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 11:52am

I wonder how motivated the employees of a company are, when they only see their boss in the cycling press.

um, my boss is not working on any of this stuff, why should I?

new team
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 10:57am

Mee Heung Low Racing, Presented by Enzyte.

New team
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 10:19am

Hu Tiu Racing. Sponsored by a bubble-tea cafe in Chinatown.

That's a bummer...for the sports especially in the US
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 10:18am

So, how about the local teams? Which team(s) are folding? re-branding? what are the new teams?

Harlem 2009
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 7:36am

See, here's the thing... Harlem'08 was awesome. And if RR exists still and sponsor Harlem'09 it will be awesome too.

But Harlem'09 will happen regardless. If RR doesn't sponsor Harlem'09 it will still be awesome.

Harlem IS awesome because of John Eustice!
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 2:54am

He promoted the event, RR footed the bill of course, but Harlem will still grow because NYC cycling, like this website and others, and hard work by Eustice, supports Harlem Crit...it didnt just happen, Ball jumped on the band-wagon with his cash attitude...that race is hard fought cause there are few races with 40 years history, or the honor roll to match!
peace,
now where is Magic Johnson's phone number?

ODB

"and I am delighted! Who
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 2:25am

"and I am delighted! Who needs soemone like that, practically "violating" the sport with loudmouths, has-beens-that-never-were, and dopers/cheaters?
GOOD NIGHT MR. BALL!"

I've never seen a better Harlem than 2008. Not even close.

Say whatever you want about the marketing aspect of the R&R mixing it up in Prospect and their social ride - aggro, but I liked it.

Go and ask Rahsaan how he feels about Mr Ball.

I admit it - I had prejudices at first. And I was wrong. If the team folds, I'm bummed. I will say it out loud - and I wear Wrangler jeans - thank you Michael Ball. I appreciate your contribution to NYC cycling. That was huge and I'll never forget it. It meant a lot to many of us. You should've gotten a better round of applause when you were announced at Harlem 2008. Thanks.

There here to stay??
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 2:16am

With what bikes? Mike Ball pissed everyone one off in the bike industry..So at this point one whats to give him bikes..

Shocked!
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 2:04am

R$R is the best! They ROCK! Everywhere they go! They are way cooler than Rabobank, Caisse d'Epargne, Lampre...
R$R is HERE TO STAY! as long as I am cool!!! Here's some more $$$, do you like me more?
If his airline ever gets going it will be fly-by-night cause that ROCKS!
Yearly Contracts? Why not hourly?
Scott? Look? DeRosa? Fuji? Which bikes they ride on? Airborne!
Yo, Mike Cunt Hurtz Ballz, is an endurance professional cyclist that makes his girlfrieds look beautiful, as they wipe spewg off their ... as they chill at Tour Californication, DUDE!!

Shocked!

The Source isn't who you're
By: Andy Shen
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 12:44am

The Source isn't who you're insinuating it is. The source is not on the team. I may well have jumped the gun here (and if so I'll eat crow), but let's see what happens the next few days.

True? not true? But either
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 12:28am

True? not true? But either way it looks like "The Source" needs a new ride.

you guys are a bunch of
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 12:27am

you guys are a bunch of miserable, cynical a-holes sometime. this guys puts up the money to one of the Best races in NYC, and these are the comments this guy gets?

disgusting.

"here to stay" lol
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 12/16/2008 - 12:08am

"here to stay"

lol

Still Rocking
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 11:59pm

Many rumors have been circulating over the past week about the Rock Racing team and its parent designer clothing company Rock & Republic, all stemming from the company's financial position within the worsening global economy. The main rumor that the company will be completely disbanding its cycling team appear to be an exaggeration, though internal company communication has indicated that a downsizing of the parent company's staff overall, including portions of the cycling team's staff, is happening. As such there has been speculation that this could reduce the number of riders on the team.

"Rock Racing will continue to race in 2009," a statement from the team said. "Tyler Hamilton, Rahsaan Bahati and Justin Williams will defend their U.S. national titles. More important information about the team's plans will follow. We appreciate your interest and continued support of Rock Racing."

Martine Charles, a spokesperson with the team, would not elaborate on the status of the team other than to say that it is continuing. When asked if the team will be downsizing, especially considering that not all of the riders would be able to race on the UCI roster, the official answer from Charles was: "As of today the team is going to be the same". However, other sources within the team speculated that downsizing is a likely possibility.

US criterium champion Rahsaan Bahati was snowboarding at Big Bear in California when reached by Cyclingnews. When asked about the rumor he laughed saying, "I hope I still have a job!" Bahati said that he had not heard anything from team owner Michael Ball or the management about the team shutting down.

Michael Ball had indicated for most of the last year that he had planned on taking the team to Pro Continental status for 2009. However, the team withdrew its application to the UCI before the deadline in order to remain a Continental team. Still the team has signed many high-profile talents and was expecting to carry a separate amateur squad consisting of many riders that are currently professionals.

and I am delighted! Who
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 11:56pm

and I am delighted! Who needs soemone like that, practically "violating" the sport with loudmouths, has-beens-that-never-were, and dopers/cheaters?
GOOD NIGHT MR. BALL!

Not True
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 11:48pm

The team is NOT going out of business but is going to be reduced in scope. Stars like Freddy and Hamilton and Sevilla are still with the team, and will race a full schedule of events. According to team owner Michael Ball's loyal assistant, Betty, this new version of the team will be called "Unattached" and they will wear Cookie Monster jerseys from Performance Bike.

and this is really bad news for me and sponsored bike racing in general!!!

And btw/anyone in racing with the last name "ball" starts off kind of at the head of the pack in my book.

Not true...
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 9:19pm

....according to Rock Racings Twitter account. I do, however, think its a little strange that an employee was "trying to call Michael Ball" and none of the rider have heard anything from the team in, oh, 2 months or so. weird.

bling is dead
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 9:04pm

bling is dead

2TeethNHead
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 8:57pm

Damn It, Ball! I thought you were going to through it to Uni-Ball.

2TeethNHead
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 8:56pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

dude, everyone on this site
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 7:53pm

dude, everyone on this site is at most cat 4. We wont race against Bahati.

It's too bad, there's really
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 7:53pm

It's too bad, there's really nothing quite like stepping out on the town in a nice new pair of pants. Now I will have one less option.

Actually you might not still
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 7:44pm

Actually you might not still think that local racing is that great when Bahati and Chadwick are riding for Foundation and totally dominating the power points race.

new team emerging
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 7:09pm

Rock Racing & Madoff Investment Securities forming pro team, investors now sought for tremendous opportunity...

I love the google ads that
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 6:56pm

I love the google ads that are coming up on the right column of this page "R&R jeans for 70% off"

Formula for success: Get a
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 6:53pm

Formula for success: Get a bunch very expensive black suv's, pay models overtime to show up at bicycle races and then get some sweet over the hill dopers/ex-dopers, hire Cipollini (yup that didn't cost a fortune) then try to sell $40 shorts for $250.

Man Up
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 6:31pm

and put the memo on the blog. Step into the big leagues of cycling journalism. A little context maybe?

Hock Racing would be
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 6:17pm

Hock Racing would be smarter/better/funnier

R & R
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 6:13pm

$300 jeans don't do well in a bad economy. He might downsize the business but Rock racing wouldn't be the same with Ford EconoVans.

i bet bahati to ride with
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 6:12pm

i bet bahati to ride with landis' new team.

you heard it here first...

Stop Racing?
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 6:03pm

Could this be another sign?
http://www.cafepress.com/StopRacing

I got from an inside source
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 5:57pm

I got from an inside source this:
"Ball told Bahati he’s downsizing Rock & Republic Enterprises, Inc., but the team is staying."

All I have as of now...

I guess the guys
By: DA
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 5:48pm

who are still on the "two year waiting list" are free to persue other teams now.

Leaked internal Rock memo.
By: Andy Shen
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 5:32pm

Leaked internal Rock memo.

Hmmm?
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 5:15pm

Nothing on Velonews or Cyclingnews. Where did you get the scoop?

mr. shen, your ship has come in...
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 5:09pm

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Not here to stay
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 4:39pm

I guess they lied when "here to stay" is their slogan...

Nyvelocity and google
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 4:22pm

you've got to improve your google rating.
A search of Rock Racing folding did not find you.

Adler
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 4:21pm

Adler has almost the same coolness factor as Rock did IMHO, so no big deal really. Local racing will still be good in '09.

Does this mean I should my
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 4:19pm

Does this mean I should my protest to USA Cycling because they jumped into the Prospect Park race?

obstacle
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 4:18pm

That's quite a scoop, you beat everyone to it.
Feel bad for the 27 riders. Maybe Creed can ride for Pacifico. You got a spot?

Bad time to fold , after all rosters are set.

hmmm. Domestic Team. 40
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 4:12pm

hmmm. Domestic Team. 40 employees. A dorky ass sport (I love it). Wow, I wonder why it didn't help sell their jeans.

I really didn't think Ball
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 4:12pm

I really didn't think Ball had the resources to fund his amibitious cycling team while relying solely on the sales of his oveprices pants. However I wish there were more people like him willing to put it on the line for cycling.

coolest kits on the block
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 4:11pm

collest kits on the block for sure. pricey though....

can't imagine r&r jeans doing well in this economy either...

sad for the employees, for sure.
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 4:08pm

not for the team full of dopers with attitude.

wow
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 3:59pm

whoa. that's f'ing nuts if true. and sad too.

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