Thursday, November 30, 2006

Hopping on the trainer.

Last night marked day 2 of trainer riding. It is sooo sweet. I get to ride as long as I want and don't have to worry about changing views, outside stimulation, or just plain enjoyment. The way I survive is to jam to the mp3 player. Actually, it is a wma player. How much of a loser am I? Wait, don't answer that.

One of the songs I downloaded by Nelly reminded me of this pic.Dude, check out that guy's grill!

Stay tuned for live action shots from the trainer!!

Now get back to work!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Is Lance making a comeback?

Can you figure out who this good looking local rider is? Nice shirt dude, and the glasses are pretty rock'n too!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Riding the new ride.

So, Turkey Day came and went. Went out to Eastwood with Becky and met with Ben "El Fuerte", and Queen Bee. While cruising the park we ran in to Mr. Corky (as predicted) with Al. Turns out Corky was out in S.D. with his first wife. Also, ran into Richard "Mechanical" Bennet, and Chuck Sorenson. Ask Chuck about his son-in-law sometime. Plenty of food was consumed at the folks later that day.

Today started out with the ladies of the house leaving to go for a "short" 10.5 mile run. I left to go run the new bike through it's paces on the twisty stuff in Eastwood.

The women of my life leaving to meet up with a group run.

New road construction has split Eastwood. The trees on the right are "old" Eastwood. The trees on the left now hold the secret trails of Eastwood.

My bike getting ready to ride Twister, one of the secret trails. I am really digging this bike, I'll tell you what.

Eastwood has a problem with people coming out there to "hook up" with strangers. I called the boys down at the station and they came out to break up this party for me. Stuff was going on that should not have, I'll leave it at that.

Now, don't you have something better to do then play around on the internet?

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Just a pic of our trip to Crested Butte this year.

We are overlooking Mt. Crested Butte from the Deer Creek Trail. Tons of climbing done that day. Good times, good times.

We went there right after my 24 hour victory. I had broken my geared frame. So, at the time I should have been doing some big time recovering, I was climbing thousands of feet at a time ON A DAMN SINGLE SPEED! I was getting beat down that week.

Now get back to work!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Big pimping, spending G's

I'll be going on a ride tonight to try out the sweet Fisher. I am hooking up with a friend of mine who recently had his bike "pimped". Today marks the start of the on the bike training. I hope my "friend" doesn't bring the boom box. He is not so great one handed.

Are you getting ready for next year yet? Dude, hop on your bike!!

Now get back to work!

Monday, November 20, 2006

1 done 1 to go.

Hit up the in-laws this weekend for Thanksgiving. Here is a pick from the festivities. I am short one with no shirt, Becky is to my right (wearing a blonde wig), and my brother in law is in the background checking for skidmarks.

Thursday morning, the wife and I plan to hit up Eastwood and get our bike on. Gotta get hungry for the feast at my folks. Maybe we'll see Corky and Mr. Corky out there?

I did get a nice workout in at the YMCA there, so weight gain over the weekend was minimized.

Now get back to work!

Friday, November 17, 2006

It has been a slow process, but I am getting my bike fitted with its new bits. It is looking dead sexy, imho.

In the mean time I have been showering at the gym and not shaving in the process. I am telling people about the "beard" I am growing, but in all reality I can grow a goatee at best. There isn't exactly a whole lot of hair growing on the cheeks. There was a kid in my 8th grade class that had a better beard then I could ever grow.

The "beard" is driving the wife nuts!! My next plan is to shave and leave a moustache. Why, cause it would drive Becky bonkers. Yeah, we all have our little ways of entertaining each other.

Now get back to work. While there, you can dream about getting yourself one of these. I should get mine in Jan/Feb timeframe.
I loof forward to doing it all night and all day on this bad boy.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Soooo, I got part 1 of the COOOOL stuff I was waiting for (pictures soon), now it looks as though I may have another reason to watch for deliverys to the shop. I'll wait to see if it happens, but I am amped.!

In the mean time I am selling my frames for last year.

Mean while I still have been in the "prep" phase in training for next year. I'll be getting down to business next week. Hitting the gym reminds me of when I started last year. I was 15 pds heavier than I am now and not as strong. Hopefully, this winter will do to me what last winter did.

That's all for now. Now get back to work!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Well, thanks to M&M I have new cranks and a seatpost coming. It's gonna be SWEEEETT!

Friday night was the Rochester Cycling and Fitness Party. It was to celebrate the end of the year with Velorochester, Women On Wheels (WOW), and select customers. It also included the awards for the local road time trial series.

And a pic of the winners

From left to right: Winner of the stock catagory-Me, Winner of the aero catagory-Mark "Can Erin and I have some food" Carey

And the podium girls

Becky "look into the camera" Tri and Erin "can Mark and I have some food" Carey

Peace out,


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Bling, Bling

Well, I hinted, now here it is. My first foray into product support/sponsorship. I got it built up and rode it last night. I had to borrow a crank as my BB will not work in this frame, and the seatpost is borrowed as well. I need to get those replaced and dial in the set up, but this this can rocket!! Just 1 part of my 2 pronged attack on the endurance racing scene next year.

My new Gary Fisher Paragon. Did I mention we are a Fisher dealer now?

A more dramatic view.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

So I got a new toy yesterday. I am going to work early to assembling. Pictures will soon follow!!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Little cold, a little hot.

Becky is in process of training for her 5th (?) marathon. Today she was wanted to run 13 miles as part of that. I decided to run with her the last portion. I met her at one of our rentals after showing it and we did a 4.5 mile loop. This morning when she started it was cold and drizzling. By the time we got done with our loop it warmed up and I was dying to get the rain jacket, gloves, and hat off. We then did another 2 miles. I ended with 6.5 miles, at around a 9 minute pace, and sweaty. She ended with 13.6 miles at an 8:50 pace.

Is 9 minutes good, is 6.5 miles good for only my third run? I don't care. I just needed to get in a workout and I like hanging with the woman, but this running thing is getting easier. She thinks I have a secret desire to run a half marathon. Oh, she is so misguided.

Nina ran the whole thing with her mom. She started with a jacket that was soaked and then removed. Her legs were all dirty from the wet gound. You know what that means...

A BATH!!! This is very far down the list on Nina's favorite things to do.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Reasons to be positive.

Well, I am 5 days into the quest to kick ass next year. Last winter was the "comeback" from letting myself get way out of shape over several years. I dropped about 20 pounds and committed to a workout schedule. It payed off with great results. This winter is the "blow last year away". I am working with Coach Sugar Daddy, Mark Consugar. Also, I am starting a little earlier with my training and I am almost 15 pounds lighter and much fitter than this time last year.

So, I have my fingers crossed and determination set.

I'll be hitting the weights this month and spending my cardio time off of the bike.

In the mean time I have been attending rallies. That is me in the back holding up the orange sign.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Breaking News!!

Did Jo Mama just pick up his first sponsor? Stay tuned...

Get'n huge

Time to go to the gym and get ripped. I want to put on 50 pounds of muscle for next years racing season. I just hope 50 pounds is enough.

I think next week I am going to go to Vietnam and rescue POW's while using maximum force.

Get to work!