Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
spinner explaining the finer points of...something...
link between the two log rides in little big horn provides a nice sitting place. the picture ends up a bit small to see the flask but we were able to carry a six pack of beers and 2 flasks of rootbeer schnapps. no pictures of the gravel portion but spinner should have some here soon.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
ohbytheway...check this out for the truth about good old santa claus...
Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
grampa and larsson checking out the action
Monday, November 17, 2008
doug, jeff, larsson, jimmy, me, deke
doug and jeff taking on a tree...yes, it really was that off-camber when we started
larsson pitching in
3 hours of trail work and he was toast...took the edge off the pain of watching the bears
Thursday, November 13, 2008
on another note...i'll finally be starting physical therapy to do something about the shoulder i beat up in vegas. its nothing debilitating but i've certainly lost some strength and range of motion and just kept thinking time would heal it. not so much i guess.
to everyone getting ready to put in a winter's worth of suffering in preparation for transiowa v...happy training.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
race #2 of 4-race DICE series borrowed spinner's chameleon/leaf blower...above is trail already ridden
Friday, November 7, 2008
so today after dropping larsson off with his grandparents i spent about an hour in the car rocking out to paul's boutique. i don't even know where this cd came from but its amazing how you don't listen to something for years, throw it in and immediately remember most of the words. here's the point to this post...eggman is an instant party. classic and still righteous. put the cd in and you're just waiting for that song to come on. not that the rest of the album isn't fantastic...but eggman is just where its at.
it comes from a chicken not a bunny, dummy.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
adam doing his thing in palisades
yeah, i let him have a couple minutes on the jabber...pretty sure that's all it took
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
yes, its a road stem. get over it. its light, not carbon and the "red" is pushing an orange tint that also works awesome with the paint. the carbon wrap on my titec pluto stem was actually flaking of like shitty paint.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
and...on a happier note, my ambulance ride to the e.r. only cost me $1200. i sure am glad the emt's wouldn't let misty take me (especially since as it turns out she would have had me there sooner and on i.v.'s sooner). really lucked out on that one.
Monday, September 29, 2008
-congrats to tom and zach for destroying the 12 hour solo field
-huge thanks to misty for the support which became a caretaker role
-felt good for a while, definitely didn't go out like i did in boone, ended up 3rd ss 12 hour but suffering from pretty severe dehydration
-zach's mcd's hamburger every lap is the most awesome nutrition plan ever
-this will be an interesting nat'l champ. course next year
-rigid forks suck some places
-vegas seemed even hotter
-met up with zack (different zack) and rebuilt fisty
-dropped fisty off with dane from wtb to be used in the dirt demo
-rode the shuttle to the top to ride big bikes all monday...i love riding that stuff but maybe shouldn't...big crash with a lot of desert style road rash
-spent tuesday on cross country bikes and trails
-indoor show wednesday then cross vegas cyclocross race...definite highlight for me
-big names i either got to talk to or was close enough to spit on...nat ross, brian boyko, ryan leech, cam mccaul, tinker juarez, lance armstrong
-i am beat down and exhausted
-gravel ride yesterday was necessary but brutally difficult for the short route i took
-doctor said nothing competitive for a month...looking toward some cross races and the night race at the end of the month
Thursday, September 18, 2008
fly to phx by way of mpls
meet tom, build bikes, ride?
eat, drink, sleep
ride?, visit shop with misty, head to payson
meet team, socialize, sleep
wake, eat, race 12 hour solo, party
watch end of 24 race, party, fly to vegas
demo ride, enjoy vegas
interbike show, enjoy vegas
hopefully have some pics and stories to share
Sunday, September 14, 2008
the two trees just left of center will act like goal posts and support the structure as it turns off the tree and does something fun that is as of now undecided
Thursday, September 11, 2008
rode pretty much my first ever road ride today. 4 hour tour of ne iowa with flip, novian, garrett, terry and lee. got my ass handed to me. held on okay (because they let me) but i got beat into the ground. now on a mission to eat everything in sight.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
found out that fisty might be making a guest appearance during the dirt demo at interbike this year so sunday was spent tearing it apart and trying to clean the crap off that's still on there from transiowa (yeah...i haven't cleaned it since april). in the midst of doing this i found out the bottom bracket is blown up...hopefully get that resolved in the next couple of days. might even get a ceramic upgrade.
scotty's face bleeding
scotty being helped out of the ravine he fell into (yeah, this wasn't his best ride of the year)
a little help with fisty
i suppose i could lower the stand for him...
this was the extent of scott's help (seriously, thanks for the help scott)
fisty actually is green