Tuesday, October 30, 2007

pain cave

I hear this term thrown around all the time in the cycling world some times I just have to laugh. That is only because I have been there and the one that I love has and from time to time lives in a pain cave that few of us would understand. So we spent the morning at the doctors having more test done and another one of these things to see what is wrong. She is only 3 weeks post opp and what they think is that their might be an infection around the area that they reattached the colon together . Damm strong kid..So after running around and getting her comfortable I head out for what was to be a hour on the single cross. I ran in to an early edition of the tuesday night group ride. I am thinking this should cause pain knowing the direction they were going and cupped with the 20+ winds. One big hill was on tap and I thought it would hurt. pain was irrelevant I just went up 6 mins of standing and it was over. So more like a pain tunnel not a cave.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Crazy Crazy Crazy Day

What a day started off with the whole family together which is so nice. Right in to mowing the grass and off to go ride with the Girl. Stopping in to the shop to get her bike we find out about Donny. Good wishes go out to his family. On the trail Two Wheel Fun fun was on it, she was riding things that I didn't think that she could. Riding strong and fast, she said that she was riding for Donny since her bike was the last one he ever tuned. Crazy. The trails are sweet and the Wily rode so sweet. the grease job that was all Donny's idea and it was smooth so smooth. We are going to miss ya..

We Will Miss You!!!!!!

It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that Don Ames Passed away. He was an amazing man and one of the best bike mechanics I have ever met. He had a heart attack while hunting this morning only a few short hours after he and I tuned and cleaned up Sophia's Mountain Bike. He passed doing something that he loved. All of you out there that had a chance to meet him or ride on a set of wheels that he built up know he will be missed. Work wont be the same with out his humor and funny stories. We will miss you Donny Rest In Peace.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Against the Grain

Not only a great record but a fun way to ride the single track up at HPT. Some of the trails are directional and this time of year you can get away with coming at them a different way. It was a chilly start but the sun was out and the dirt was perfect. Nothing like spinning on dirt to make on smile. I opened up the king on my Wily and gave it some grease first time in 8 years not bad. So simple and so smooth. Anna has been home now for two days and she is getting back in to the swing. She made the boy costume tonight and james is ready for candy. I get to change the dressing on he wound, I never got to see it in it's glory it must have been huge,only getting better. Next Bikes family and FUN!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


First real chili one of the year....Only 37 on the ride in it felt like going to work in Breck. Time to get some shoe covers. You do warm quck when you can't shift.....the toes just never feel it. BURRRR<<<

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Parking lots are slippery

Some days it is the little things like getting out and riding on a bike. The weather has been tough lately so when the clouds stopped crying I headed out. I did a mix of county roads and dirt paths. With all that has been going on it was nice to be outside. Tomorrow will bring the symphony which should be different I am not one for sitting that long but you got to support the family. More miles to come race in Iowa in a week? Maverick and Wily on board for next year are you ready??

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Eat warm Bread

I need to get some riding in. Things have been crazy, sometimes the pancakes are not cut right. Sun has come out and things will dry up. Slow days drag sideways. Sleep comes in and goes. Go and see mom healing fast. Stupid Pancakes.!! Nov 16 one month cross?

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Good to Be OUT

That is the statement of the weekend!! Anna got let out on saturday and she is looking great and doing so well. She is at her parents house relaxing and and getting much needed rest. It is nice that she has people that care about her. I was able to escape and ride the trails for a lap and a bit.. the wood are alive with the tons of fury things getting ready for winter. The weather has turned to rain here a system that dumped snow in the high country, it is winter there the trails are now covered for them they will have to head west to the promise land of Furita. Stay warm and ride fast, and remember time spent on a bike is better than time behind a DESK!!!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Falling Down

A nice afternoon in the woods.. You can now see the forest through the trees. Thanks to my inlaws for all the help riding the single made the week feel a little more sane. A cold ride in to work and a stop at the hospital to see Anna. New Twin Six stuff on the way warm toes!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I hate your Bike!

Things keep moving along for the

HPT here in Lacrosse. A new section of trail has almost be completed which will allow for more single track fun. With the weather turning more like fall I head back out into the woods to ride the trusty single.

What do you think? Should single speeds race in their own cat.. or should they race against the geared folk//It has been an on going topic here at the shop today. Just ride a bike and shut up!!!!!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

One less biker..............................................in Breck

Watch out Big George and the rest of you NASCAR freaks, something new and fast is coming to town. Good luck and have fun you Cross Freak. Keep him in line Peggy.!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Green Light

Out with the bad and in with the good. Anna is recovering nicely and should be back to her old self. This photo is from wikipedia, to help show what was removed... Part if not all of the ilium, where the small and large come togother and 6 inches of the ascending colon. She looks good and happy knowing that this the start of something new.

Sunday, October 07, 2007


Looks like this forest Gnome needs a little help.
Now I am not bitching because it is warm and I can ride but 87 isn't that to much for October? The leaves really fell between friday night and today some places hard to see the single track. Rode the new section that they have been working on. I am so impressed with the work that the HTP crew have done. Well tomorrow is the day anna has not been able to eat all day and I need to have her at the hospital at 6:30 it should only take 2 hours. Fingers are all crossed all to go well.

Friday, October 05, 2007

A night at the Kingsbrey

I have not spent to much time riding in the dark but I got out tonight with a little help from some friends and their lights. Meet up with kings at the top of the bluff and we got down to work. It was easier than I expected and we had a blast. I felt like i could have kept going but need to be at the home. Correct me if I am wrong but beer is food right? Don't think that I am getting enough calories. Last race of the wors this weekend my bets are on the Creep. I am going to miss out but I have bigger things on my plate.. I am hungry must eat more..

Thursday, October 04, 2007

515 in the house

Sweet looking bikes and nice landscapes, new to come and faster horizons. Now all the pieces need to fall in to place. Spread out and caffeinated. With nothing to be raced it is time to ride.