Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Still Happy

I am still happy with my place. The ACA one of the strangest groups to put on races reposted the cross overall and they have me in third. Which is still good for never racing cross before and being on a single. I had a great time doing the races and can only look foward to april for mountian bike racing to start. I can't wait to start riding my new Wily, I think that the 29" is going to be a great fit. Spent the day moving snow and a lot of it. It was about as windy as it can get here and that shoul make every thing up high ski well.Going to do some skiing after work tomrrow it will be nice to ski some powder.....

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

More snow???

Hey check out this guy he is a guy from wisco, who went to the same college i dropped out of. They breed freaks up there which helps me understand why he rocks the single speed so well. Snow is on the way and i am ready to ski before i get back on the bike. I call it nordic combined , Tele skiing and xc skiing. So let it snow and lets get through december on sticks then back to wheels.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Stupid Chain

This is me going from the front of the race to the back. I am in the background working on my chain while Kris Thompson passes me look at the smile on his face. We both ended up in 2nd place overall for the cross season, not sure how but we did. Time to ski and do so riding with the new team WILY Cycles.
frisco a borrowed photo courtesy of peloton photo, check out his site, he does it right. shows for the races and shoots all day, thanks.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


This weekend did not go as planed. I did not run the mud on the first lap and my singleator started to give out. I went from 2 to 7 after my chain dropped 3 times. I was able to save some space and not loose to many points only 6 points back with sat and sun still to go. Good thoughts and hope to finnish well.Tomrrow I ski with my 10 year old and get ready to eat turkey.

Friday, November 18, 2005


I get to watch the sun come up 5 days a week, some days are better than others but todays was on of the best. It is a nice treat watching the black go away and the orange fireball come up. I do have to say it is hard right now wathcjing everyone else go on the hill and hear the stories but that is ok because i am still racing bike and that is kepping me going. I have to say that still ridding and being in the mix this late in the year is good. Going to race the red rocks race this weekend the one that I flatted at 3 times last month. I am ready for it this time and hope for a good race. Then when the racing is done for the year and my weekends are free it is time to ski.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Winter is here

It is hard to belive that we went from no snow to three feet. I spent today in the plow truck and with the hand shovel. It made it so when i got home i did not want to ride the trainer. I need to. I am going for a one two this weekend Boulder and then Red Rocks. I would love to finish on top and I know with a litttle more work I can do it. The skiing from what i hear has been great and i miss it but not yet my time will come. I learned to day that team Wily got two new members, Tim and Ronnie the husband and wife duo, we should have a kick ass strong team.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

White Jersey

The day started off with a bit of skiing with the kid here at breck. She had it going on making the tele move and having fun. Thenwe came ome and i got ready to go to the cross race. It was cold down in Denver but that was ok. A good line up for the start the two young studs were there and the race was off. Great lay out for the race and I just tried to stay out front. I duked it out with my nearest GC contender and crossed the line in third, it was nice to have some folks to work with. Then back home to the snow, I think i'll try to xc ski tomrrow.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Last day of vacation

well today is it one more day in the sun one more day of fun before going back to the grind of every day life. We got to go to trader joe' stoday which is by far one of the coolest stores in the world. they have every thing from high end meats and dairy to beer wine and hard to find good eats. It is hard not to try to fill the car up for the drive home. got one last time with james in the pool he is jumping in and haveing fun he'll be swimmimg on his own soon. I got one more road ride in today went out through fountian hill with the thought of going and doing more but the wind was getting the better of me so I just hit the hills hard and made my self work. In my head i am racing in the cross races but my wife is starting to say that enough is enough that it is nov. and I should be done. the thing that sucks is that i am having fun and could win the whole damm thing. Oh well it figure it out when it comes down to it it is a money thing. well back to the high country.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Mcdowell Mountian

Today was nice, I like waht they have done out here. The mcdowell mountian park is a one way track coarse that you can rip appart. I usually come here with my daughter but she wanted to do some thing else, so I went. I was the only person out there and it was nice it is so fast, I can see why they race here last year for the norba circut, it is a shame they are not commmig back for next year. I did 2 laps flet really good and came back to find the kids in the pool so i jumped in. Not going to head back tomrrow it is going to be raining in moab so we'll do it all iin one day so i can head back out on the road bike tomrrow.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Critical Mass

Go out this morning on the road bike but did not make the group ride that i wanted to. James my son decided not to sleep like we wanted him to. But no bother their were so many people on bikes going in every direction. I jumped on a group to start chatted and saw another up front so at the light i jumped up the road to see what they had going on. They were a nice bunch two cupples on tandems and 5 other solo. They moved well telling me riding stories and asking questions about colorado. The thing that caught my eye was the group had a lot of Fetish bikes. Nice carbon road bikes , they had nice parts with seet bent rear chain stays. One of the husband and wife duo's were on a fetish tandom nice ride. All in all it was a good ride with fast speed and a unbelivable morning in the desert. Not sure what tommrow has in store hope to ride but it souds like thier might be other stuff in the works.

Friday, November 04, 2005


Today was a quick one the kids wanted to get down and see their grandparents. So i did a lap on the chicken point loop. This is a great trail one that I have done many times, years ago when I lived in scottsdale I rode it and ran into sharon and dave two breck ski employees , and right before I moved back to Breckenridge I meet Tim Grachek(sp). So I gave my self an hour while the kids went to a park and did it up. It was a great morning in the high desert with the sun dancing on the red rocks. It was a fun ride and was wanting more but need to get in the car and get down to scottsdale to swim. Tomrrow going to try to ride with in a group ride ........

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Look Out

Well first things first. Went to see Steve Garro today , and let me say that he looks good for someone who was so close to death. I hope that I have this all right but he said he had 7 broken ribs, broke both kidneys, had a hole in his lung, busted up his adreanl glands, broke his back, and had his femur fractured in 5 places. I may have missed one or two things but was pretty blown away from the run down. Having said that he looked good, he was in the lunch room getting done eatting dinner and watching the sun go down. He has a great support base and a great out look on what is to come ,He even moved his toes for me and the doc's say he can come home in two weeks. We are all lucky that he is alive for he is such a great man and an icon in the sport of cycling. I skipped riding in moab last night because i did not want to ride with my head lamp and my son James need some dad time. But today was something else. Today I rode up to a trail Steve showed me years ago ( the look out trail ). It was great the temps were great and the sun was out through the thin layers of smoke from a RX burn. I went up Shultz creek trail and spured off some single track untill i hit the fire road that cuts acrrose the MT. From there I climbed old weatherford rd untill the trail started. This is a great trail it has everything smooth single track and tec sections that make you think. After statnding at the look out point i ripped back to town found the family and pounded a cold one. It felt good to ride a trail like this in nov. when their is snow on the ground at home. I know that no one reads this and that is ok but thank what ever is out there that did not take Steve away................