Thursday, May 20, 2010

Get your ride on.

The Trek/Fisher demo van is coming to an area near you.  Get there early as it gets busy!!


Saturday, May 22 at the Freewheel Frolic – MNMBS Series Opener from 9:00 – 3:00

Sunday, May 23rd at Murphy Hanrehan from 10:00 – 3:00

Monday, May 24th at the Human Powered Trails (HPT) in La Crosse from 2:00 – 7:00

Brendan "KC" Moore will be there Sunday kissing babies and posing for pictures.  Turns out he is feeling better after the whole Sandwich 50 meltdown. 



Here that? The fan has stopped spinning after all this excrement.

Hopefully more speak out....


Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Picture viciously stolen from and Jay Richards.
This is from the start of the Cable Classic (me in black on far right). I was effected quite a bit with breathing problems at the beginning, and just as I was getting my power back a mechanical took me out. Damn Obama. Only because of this Brendan was able to take a convincing win.

Cable was a blast though. Sunday was capped off with a long ride through Rock Lake and Namekagon trails. More and more new trail pops up there when I ride. It is amazing and I am spoiled.

Did I mention that you can rent my cabin that sits just off the Esker trail and is my starting point for all Rock Lake/Telemark/Namekagon rides? It currently sits open for Memorial Day weekend. Just saying.

I got stuff to do, and so do you, so let's get back to work.

Friday, May 14, 2010


I am getting packed to head out the door, but here is my blog post in bullet points.

-Raced Buck Hill last night. Despite a very hard time breathing on the first lap I came away very happy with my proximity to the lead guys.
-Take the best riding bike you have ever owned. Multiply that experience by 10. Yeah, that is what my Superfly 100 is like. Blows me away.
-Racing Cable Classic this weekend as part of a Man trip to the cabin.
-The Office last night was absolutely hilarious.
-The Child is learning things by leaps and bounds. Really, really cool.
-Baby's Momma will be missed this weekend.
-NPR says they do membership drives twice a year. I started counting this year as it seems they are always asking for money (besides the millions they get from the government). They held one in February, and one now. I am aware of your tricks NPR. Click and Clack are not getting you out of this.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sandwich 50 Recap.

With the eyes of the world watching, we embarked on a quest to polish off almost 50 miles of singletrack out at the famous Eastwood Park. Matt "Kuske" Kurke and I were co-directors for the race and also heavy favorites. You see, Eastwood has an extremely tight course that a rider with experience on the trail has a distinct advantage. Also, Matt and I have raced against each other here many Tuesday nights and this year we have been the most evenly matched as we have ever been. Usually we are separated by a few seconds at the finish of a time trialed lap.

A prerace meeting and a Le man's start had things kicking off our day. You can see here I was answering the question, "Where is the beach?".

The second we hopped on our bikes I realized that my body was screaming loudly that it wished I had done some type of warm up. Kuske was killing it on the front and I struggled to stay on Chris "Top Chris SL" Fisher's wheel who was on Kuske's.

About 75 feet into the singletrack I managed to bang my pedal (breaking one side of it) on a stump and burp out the air in my front tire on another well placed stump. So I limped back to the feed zone, grabbed a pump, and gave chase from the back of the pack.

After the first lap (of seven) Kuske was off the front and had already put 3 1/2 minutes into me. Knowing how closely matched we are out there I knew it would be difficult to make up, but I just kept my head down and kept going, picking off spots as we worked our way up. Eventually on lap 3 the Superfly and I made our way into 2nd place. I never felt great out there and finally realized that I simply had too much food in me from the morning and I was still trying to take more in. With 2 laps left I just stopped eating and only drank. Those two laps saw Kuske have the opposite problem and he started to slow.

You can stand just about anywhere at Eastwood and see 3 different sections of trail. So with that Matt and I knew when we saw each other we had an idea of how far apart we were. Well, on the last lap it was recognized by both of us that the gap was coming down quickly. With trail running out, Matt was able to push his calorie deprived self fast enough so I couldn't catch him. After 4 hours and 10 minutes Kuske ended up taking the win by 95 seconds with myself coming in second. In a display of home field advantage, locals Jon Finnoff and Mark "Tri Guy" Carey snagged 3rd and 4th. Chris locked in 5th place for the day.

Special shout out goes to my Baby's Momma and her Rochester BFF. Together they rode 5 laps in 6 hours to take on the 3rd place prize.
Congrats to Kuske and all the other racers out there. And a special thanks to the Homeless guy on the course that shared his lunch with the racers. Also thanks to our volunteers as well!!

Now get back to work.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Sandwich 50 in 2 days.

I am out to seek and destroy anything on a bike. This will be my theme song.