Friday, January 30, 2009


So I pride myself on riding year round. Not letting the bitter cold of winter nor the oppressing heat of summer stop me. Needless to say I've handed out quite a bit of slack to those who cowered in their basement all winter afraid to 'man up' and ride through the chill. However, this year being a father has given me greater responsibility or to be exact taken away my irresponsibility. It's extremely icy out the last few days and sliding in front of dump trucks or pushing off out of control cars is no longer an option.

Sooooo I've taken to riding the trainer in my basement. At first I was disgusted at myself for relegating myself indoors for a mediocre workout. However, I quickly found out that a person can get a pretty decent workout on a trainer. I can't do sprints intervals for 2 hours straight with all these hills around here but in my basement it's possible. In fact it was actually kind of pleasurable. I took the laptop down and watched full length TV shows and pedaled my ass off.

So I take back some of what I said to you folks hiding in your basements. Some...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Snow Cross

Went out for a ride today with Martin, Stephan, Jamie, Craig, and Jeff. Martin and Jeff rode their mtb's and the rest rode cx bikes. The first half was rough going. Flatted within 30 mins of the start and then we went on some fun trails with one too many fallen trees for a cx bike. After awhile I just started running to avoid trashing my rear wheel or eating shit. The latter of which is inevitable when you're me.

Stole a pic from Martin. Me running with the bike and wearing a borrowed 80's mtb helmet. Saved me an ER visit today.

The second half was awesome and I could have done that smooth carvy trail all day. Of course I tried to see how far I could propel myself head first into the ground at one point. Didn't feel to great. Might have a slight concussion. I just felt like I was warming up and it was time to get home to my teething one year old. Who is pushing through 4 molars a once. Needless to say no one is sleeping much.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

BMX Part Deux

So some dude wants to trade me his new(ish) race bike for my old school ride. How could I say no?



Easy decision.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


In the spirit of Crew Jones (RAD) I think I'm going to try my hand at racing BMX again. It's been a long time and I still have the bike I raced back in the day.

But I think I'm going t get rid of it and buy a 24" cruiser like this one. It's just rotting away in my basement and there are dudes who collect this stuff and will keep in nice. It's going to rust away and I'll never use it.

Luckily there is a new track in my town (the only good thing in this shithole). Not like I feel like paying dues to another bicycle league but whatever.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

I've got nothing

I haven't made a post in a little because I really don't have much to say. Nothing good anyway. I've just been sitting around with frozen peas on my nads for two weeks. Things are getting better but at an amazingly slow rate. It's only been 2 weeks but it seems like 2 months.

Also, when I was told I was having the lump removed I assumed they would just take the lump. I read the pathology report and the size of "tissue" they looked at was equal to about 75% of one of my boys. I REALLY would liked to have known that ahead of time...

So here I sit just day dreaming about riding a bike. I should probably get working on the motorcycle in the garage.
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