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Thursday, January 9, 2014

I Have Ridden 19 of the Last 24 Days

I have been getting some good time in on the bike.  Lots of rides.  Not a ton of mileage, though I have been consistent, which is the key ... for me.  And I have been riding some dirt on the road bike, as can be sen in the photo above.  

Today I begin some interval work.  Why?  Good question.  I am tired of being tired and need some speed and high intensity work.  That's why.

Out?

Friday, January 3, 2014

You Ready for This, Bitches?

So I have ridden 15 of the last 19 days.  Still fat, just a faster kind of fat.  The rides have been short and ... cold.  But they have been consistent and frequent.  I have been tending more garden than freeway; for those of you who don't know that means more dirt and less road. I like the road but no where near as much as the dirt.  It's like the difference between masturbating and the real deal; both work but the real deal is way better.
Real deal.
Not bad but not the same.
(Picture credit in bottom right - will remove if you so desire)
HAS ANYONE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS GAL?  MY GAWD.  SHE IS ON FIRE AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHECKING HER OUT. HER NAME IS ....  Elle Anderson.
The boys and i saw one of these bad mofos at the top of Lucas Valley ridge.  Remember, we are not alone out there.

Oh, and like I said I have been riding, just added the Strava widget to the right.  Check me out and follow the madness.

Out 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Buy Trek ... Or Anything But Specialized


Read THIS.  This same dude led me out, the first to go dirt crit style, at the now defunct Cactus Cup.  He led me down the wrong path and in doing so got me canned from the evening crit.  And when I petitioned toget let in because the douche on the lead moto got me lost and added time to my, well, time I got DQ'd. he did not step up and defend his mistake. 

SO NOT A STAND UP DUDE.  CAPITALISTIC PIG ALL THE WAY.

BUY TREK, GIANT OR ANYTHING OTHER THAN SPECIALIZED.  

BE ABOUT THE BIKE, NOT THE BUCK. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

WhatTheFu..........


So some of you might be wondering where in the fuck I have been?  Good question.  I have been busy.  Life has caught up with the fun.  Don't get me wrong - LIFE IS FUN - it's just that there has been a lot to do that does not revolve around me and that, my friends, is something I am not used to.  

I am on my eighth month of coaching select, travel softball.  That means I am on the road most every weekend.  When not travelling, there are 7.5 hours of practices to plan and execute each week. There is work.  That is a whole other story for another post.  There is riding - which up until this week is pretty nonexistent; which translates into I AM A FAT AND SLOW FUCK RIGHT NOW.   But I am on that and it will change quickly. MY wife decided going back to college would be awesome.  And it is.  Just not while she is there.  I can't wait for her to be done so I can shift my focus - yet again. 

All in friends, things are pretty standard, just busy.  I am back on the bike.  I do need a new 'cross bike and I broke my mountain bike frame and I am in the process of warrantying that piece of dung.  The company sent me a new frame with no rear shock and mine, of course, is not compatible.  I am pretty sure the whole point of a warrantee is to replace a valued customer's broke ass shit with something that works and is not broke?   Should be simple.  But it's not.  

Check back often.  If you like my writing it can be found HERE and HERE as well.

Out!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Only Two Days I Like Better Than Friday


Alright, alright, alright, alright.  There has been an assload of shit going on in my world.  Now I am not one to stress on the potential, the future, the shit that is not mine to control, but that is exactly what I have been doing.  Done now though.  So over it.  And do you know what it is that gets me over this kind of crap?  Those three bi-wheeled sleds in the shot above.  Time to focus and be about the bike again.  I have been riding, but I am down to 4 days a week from 5 or 6 and that is unacceptable.  Even my wife is telling me to go ride; that proves that I am not riding enough.
I will start on the road today and open the legs up with a nice 45 or 50 miler.
And then Sunday you can find me on Tam for an all mountain shred with the boys.  The time is nigh to pay my knobby wheeled respect to the sleeping maiden.  

Out!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

This Time I am Really Back






So if you are here you may just like what I have to say.  If that is the fact, and you are not here to see the train wreck that I can be, thank you. 

I write for Cycling Illustrated and you can check out my words HERE.

And if you are truly a fan and would like to drop a whole 99 cents on my ebook, that can be found HERE.  The stories in that puppy are fiction but based loosely on my days as a bartender and might just make you wet yourself with laughter or go ewwwwwww, too.

Thanks in advance.

Monday, February 18, 2013

I'm Baaaaack

Been riding a lot.  Went from almost fit, to fat, to almost fit again.  I have that early ripe, early rotten feeling I used to get back in the day.  So,I have been slowing things down a bit.  Plus, after seeing this wicked awesome video, I told myself I would not post until I was at least as good as this awesome lady.  After much broken furniture, some superficial burns, 3 new carbon forks after sliding off the rollers and into family members, 4 trips to the dentist and 1 colostomy bag, I am now a capable egg cook on the rollers.

I do not recommend trying this at home, bitches.  Shit is hard.