Wednesday notebook: Feb. 1
» I'm a little behind in piecing together the 2012 race calendar, but here are some important updates: Registration is open for the Leland Kermesse. Registration opens Wednesday, Feb. 15, for Hillsboro Roubaix. The Gapers Block Crits -- a fun and accessible race series, perfect for beginners -- will return Monday, March 26.
» The Wisconsin race calendar is online, including a return for my personal favorite road race, the Leland Grand Prix, on May 19. Meanwhile, other Illinois races can be sleuthed out on the USA Cycling race finder. ABR's race calendar is starting to come together, too, including the start of the Kenosha Spring Training Criteriums on March 11.
» The Illinois Cycling Association is holding a introductory officials clinic on Saturday, Feb. 11.
» If you missed the New Year's Resolution, catch up with Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) and Behind the Barriers.
» How do you beat the Chicago Bulls? Riding to work helps.