Thursday, February 21, 2008

Cabin Fever

It has been fun to watch the Giro de California with all the new colors of the team kits it feels as if I am watch WWF wrestling. Been building bikes some nice and others not so nice. Even got to build some for the Lemonds. The word is that the cold should break soon it has been in the negatives for days. More skiing and cycling to come think that I am the only one in the Lacrosse valley that is not going to the land of the sun for spring break. I could sure get me some of that Upside Out this spring.

54 comments:

I am Brian said...

Has anyone around here seen Tim? Tim! Where are you? I swear he said he was going to be here...

Seth Rubin said...

Maarrrrrcooooo . . .

I am Brian said...

It must be getting close to spring; the weather forecasts are all over the place, and no where near accurate.

Oh wait, maybe it isn't spring... there's no racing to be had!

Seth Rubin said...

Wow, that's nuts. I have no idea what I am doing for rides this weekend now . . . possibly snowy on Saturday, 58 on Sunday. Anybody for bowling?

Seth Rubin said...

Out of curiosity, who would you beat up if given the chance, Carey Hart or Corey Hart?

I am Brian said...

I almost miss the Teton forum... could you imagine the arguing that would be going on right about now? Between cancelled races, races without women's categories, Tyler being excluded from the TOC, Dempsey's "mudd-butt", and so on!?

I am Brian said...

I'd beat up Carey Hart. I mean Corey Hart is english AND wrote "sunglasses at night". But Carey Hart broke poor Pink's heart, and the constant "10-degree tilt" of his hat just cracks me.

Seth Rubin said...

That would be beat to get slammed on a regular basis on your own blog, that's why there's no Teton forum anymore. I can't believe what he has done with the ACA . . . rumors abound.

Seth Rubin said...

I think Carey Hart and Pink deserved each other, I'm sad to see them split. Thank god there weren't any kids . . .

How about Corey Hart v. Corey Haim? Who would you hit in that one?

I am Brian said...

Corey Haim, hands down. Then I'd take the sweet wheelchair he had in "Silver Bullet", and ride off into the sunset on that thing!

Seth Rubin said...

I'd beat up Corey Haim just because he's Canadian. Sad state of affairs when our strippers leave to work in Canada because their dollar is worth more.

Tim said...

what's up bitches? i had an early meeting that just got out. TOC has been pretty epic.

Seth Rubin said...

I was getting worried that I was the only one here. These absentee blog landlords give me the heebie jeebies. You'd think there would be some alarm about a sudden burst of comments.

Hats off to Scott Nydam. I remember doing the Estes Park Stage Race with him as a Cat 3.

Tim said...

corey hart is canadian.

Tim said...

i thought he raced around but i wasn't sure if it was my imagination.

I am Brian said...

New DVR finally arriving today, so hopefully I'll get to see todays TOC stage. The attempts at humor on the cyclingnews live feed are killing me

Seth Rubin said...

Let's talk politics . . . what the? Who is this JCNA?

4. JCNA letter of February 13, 2008
· Requesting ACA "focus its efforts on senior and master issues,"
that it "not proceed with junior programs at this time."
· Request tabled for consideration

Tim said...

tomorrow still looks nice, maybe nordic skis will be the call on saturday/sunday.

I am Brian said...

I found this, and this.

Seth Rubin said...

Nice try there Tim, you can't just default to the weather as a topic!

Using junior racing as a turf battle, isn't that like fighting over the kids in a divorce? Will somebody please think about the children?

I am Brian said...

Deep down, I really want to support junior racing, but I have had such shitty experiences with junior racing (mostly, almost entirely, on the parents side) at races I've worked, and even races I've just been a spectator, that I personally don't want to put any effort or dollars towards those people. It's probably the classic case of "a few bad apples...", but whatever.

I'll still root for that little kid riding a 10-speed older than he is, with a t-shirt and sideways helmet, before supporting those "baseball parents".

Seth Rubin said...

Parents involved with their kids' sports are usually messed up.

I would love to see more kids involved in cycling, but you don't have to throw them into racing right away.

I am Brian said...

Seriously. I used to ride my bike ALL the time. I mean, you should have seen some of the "sick" jumps we made. Or just plain riding back and forth on the road. Or driving the parents insane by wearing tracks into the yard from endless trips around the house.

Seth Rubin said...

My parents used to send me on month long bike tours back in the day to get rid of me for the summer. I miss those days, that was some fun nonsense.

I am Brian said...

I'm feeling pretty let-down that there hasn't been any mass-whining or protests about the newly elected CU president.

I am Brian said...

This totally counts as politics, right?

Seth Rubin said...

CU has a president? I figured there would be some sort of Grand Master of Parties or something. Do they still have classes there?

I am Brian said...

The new classes are all about the petroleum industries, including searching for new reserves.

I am Brian said...

Oh sweetness...

Here you go, Seth wanted some conspiracy stories on the satelite shoot-down.

I'm pretty much speachless, since I couldn't even make this stuff up, I'm not that creative.

Seth Rubin said...

I think the School of Mimes has that well covered.

The sun is shining, it's not snowing . . . OK Tim, go!

Seth Rubin said...

Great research, the blog has been updated.

I am Brian said...

I want to be a "Councillor of Earth" as well!

Seth Rubin said...

I'm pretty sure it is an elected position if you want to get started with your campaign.

Tim said...

junior cycling is too focused on racing. why not get the fatties out there and burn a calories instead of playing halo?

Seth Rubin said...

Do they still make any "actual reality" games that you can get out and play with your friends?

Tim said...

what? like soccer on capture the flag?

I am Brian said...

I like "smear the queer", or dodgeball.

I'm thinking of putting together a kickball team for the league here.

devin said...

I like the picture of Blazer, or is that Lazer..

I am Brian said...

Nope, that's just plain ol' me...

I am Brian said...

...the picture is from the summer, so I was a lot more tan then.

Tim said...

wow, an active host, hooray!

Tim said...

isn't that guy's name gay-zer?

I am Brian said...

You just say that because I'm not there to crush you with my massive, sexy, oiled-up peck muscles.

Seth Rubin said...

Man, fall asleep at the wheel for just a few minutes and look where it goes . . .

devin said...

Hard to play along @ work with bikes and bike racing on the computer

I am Brian said...

Everyone else gets a smoke break... you deserve a cycling break!

I am Brian said...

Congratulations Devin! You win!

As payment for being such a great host, you get to pick where we land tomorrow, and who's email box fills up with comments!

So choose away!

Tim said...

seth, did you have the white people link up before this week? i love that site!

Seth Rubin said...

Looks like that time is rapidly approaching. Where do we go tomorrow Devin?

Seth Rubin said...

I need to find the "I Know Black People" skit from Chappelle show to complement the vast knowledge of racial preferences I am compiling.

Seth Rubin said...

California . . . the sunshine state . . . gorgeous, gorgeous! I'm glad I don't get paid $6k/year to take part in that suffer fest.

I am Brian said...

I wouldn't want to get that close to Danielson anyway... he'll suck the form right out of you.

Tim said...

http://www.blackpeopleloveus.com/index.html

another good one.

Seth Rubin said...

When the man (Devin in this case) says jump we say, "Where to?"

http://mtbomaha.blogspot.com/ says Devin.