The 2021 Season is off to a great start here in St. Louis, with 150+ drivers at the first event. As we shoot additional events we'll add the slideshows to this page. Visit my photography blog to see some of the shots.

 

 

So what’d you do this past weekend? Did you ride The Mid South? They shifted things up this year, went to a virtual “incredibly socially distant” version of the event.

Everyone is getting 50% of their reg fee refunded starting today. It might take a few days to deposit so be patient!
We are physically mailing out your Mid South swag bag with t-shirt, water bottle, and more to your front door! It will be there before event weekend.
If you’re signed up for the race YOU’RE IN. All you will need to do moving forward is join the Ride With GPS challenge page and upload your ride/run. You must ride/run and record your activity on one of the dates between March 12-14.
Our partner bike shops are creating 50k, 50mi, 100mi routes in their areas for many of you to be able to ride/run. Sponsors will be sending swag to each of these shops for you to win on a first come, first serve basis after you’ve completed their specific Mid South partner route.
If you don’t live in one of the partner shop areas you can upload your own course/activity from your backyard to the Ride With GPS challenge page. You will not be able to win swag from the bike shops BUT you will be entered to win from a list of GRAND prizes. We will be drawing names from the complete list of all participants that uploaded their ride/run from the event weekend on Monday March 15th. Prizes include a Salsa Stormchaser, 5 free entries to Mid South 2022, free bike shipping to and from Mid South 2022 AND a free entry to the race courtesy of Bike Flights, and our biggest prize of all the “Eternal Entry.” It lasts forever. More details soon.

 

Just in time for the #DNNSummit conference (https://www.dnnsummit.com) there is a new release of the DNN Platform, version 9.9.0.

 

https://github.com/dnnsoftware/Dnn.Platform/releases/tag/v9.9.0 

Most of you are probably surprised to see that DotNetNuke is still around, well be surprised, it is still alive, well, and vibriant! 

Be sure to join the DNNSummit conference to get some of the latest tips and tricks on using the platform. 

I will be presenting on Thursday the 25th of March, on the topic of "Configuring your DNN development environment"

Hope to see you there!

Over President's Day Weekend we went with the Chesterfield Falcons to the Kirkwood Ice Rink to take part in the 2021 President's Day Jamboree, as well as a pair of games in Webster Groves

Check out some of the photos from their games.
 

2020, the year that most people want to forget. It started out like any other year, a week into it though I was unemployed, getting let go for the first time in my life (that was’t a bad thing though, trust me). 8 weeks in, the world was starting to wake up to the realization that there was something going on with this virus thing. I was flying to/from Orlando at the end of February. I recall going through the airports thinking that anyone wearing a mask was over reacting, that being said, I wasn’t getting too close to anyone back then.

 

Today is November 16, 2020, why is that an important date? If you registered for the Dirty Kanza in 2020 and chose a deferral option, today is the day that deferral users have the ability to sign up for the 2021 race.

Check out your email for details on registration for Unbound Gravel 2021.

One side note: Personally we received an email saying that we had deferred to 2022 and wouldn’t be receiving a registration link today. Hopefully that was just an error and they’ll get it corrected today. I know personally I am planning on riding 2021.

Have you started your training yet?

-Chris

Update: 11/16/2020

The marketing director from LifeTime posted in a private Facebook group acknowledging that some deferrals were errantly attributed to 2022, and they will be emailing those impacted with registration information for 2021.

With a limited number of National events for the 2020 season, local autocross became the focus for many drivers around the country. In St. Louis we've had 8 of 9 events. 

RainbowMarks has been able to shoot photos at a variety of these events, below you will find photo galleries of some of those events.

July 26, 2020

July 26, 2020 Autocross

September 20, 2020

St. Louis Autocross 9-20-2020 Heat 1 St. Louis Autocross 9-20-2020 Heat 3

October 4th, 2020

2020 St Louis Region Event 7 Heat 1 2020 St. Louis Region Event 7 Heat 2

October 10th, 2020

St. Louis Autocross 10-10-2020 Heat 1 St. Louis Region Autocross 10-10-2020 Heat 3

With a limited number of National events for the 2020 season, local autocross became the focus for many drivers around the country. In St. Louis we've had 8 of 9 events. 

RainbowMarks has been able to shoot photos at a variety of these events, below you will find photo galleries of some of those events.

He was a fine high-minded man, and greatly respected both ashore and on the river. He was very tall, well built and handsome; and in his old age - as I remember him - his hair was black as an Indian’s and his eye and hand were strong and steady and his nerve and judgement as firm and dear as anybody’s young or old, among the FRATERNITY of PILOTS. Mark Twain

Somehow I haven’t blogged about the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, and here we are with a second iteration of the bottle already! Maybe soon we’ll get some pictures of the original bottle, for now we’ll cover the newly designed bottle that was released in 2019 and most markets in 2020.

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Chris Hammond is a father, husband, leader, developer, photographer and car guy. Chris has long specialized in ASP.NET and DotNetNuke (DNN) development, so you will find a variety of posts relating to those topics. For more information check out the about me page.

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