Friday, October 31, 2008


I have been on a kick for some time now eating waffles every morning. Good 10 grain fill your belly waffles. The question is will this help me be faster in a cross race? Now how to get the good syrup.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


The long way in was not long enough
to quite the voices.
Sorrow and boredom still fill my bloodstream.
Need something to happen something to spark a tired being.
Happiness can be found on two wheels I am looking for it.
Just feel like i need direction.
Wheels did move ok the cross winds worked me more than
i wanted. I am going to try Coffee and a Scone and see
what becomes of it.
Now I wear my Dark Heart Smile and
get through the day.
The Big wheels will carry me Home.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mr. T says Ouch!!!

Even if it sounds like a good idea keep your fingers away from spinning rotors. Heal soon little man.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Down turn

was the temp rolling in this morning.
By far the coldest yet. I had to pull out most of the cold weather
gear for the first time. It took a good while for the body to heat up.
Still as always better than driving a car.
Tostin and my self spent the better part of our day on
monday pealing up all the old tile in the mechanic area.
What a mess,, now the new stuff is going to get put down and we are told that
it can take a hammer from ten feet up.. Can't wait to see that demo.
Warmer by the end of the week time to get back out in to the woods and play in in the leaves.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I made the right call to get out and ride. The Beach Boys have a song about how much they like being in their room and the Descendants sing about being in their van... Me it is all about being in the woods.With high winds blowing I turned the tunes down so if a branch or tree was coming down maybe I could hear it.
With the Leaves falling and the trail covered speed was to be used with discretion. Saw one or two other riders but that was it.
Great to be out on the bike flowing up and down and loving every minute of it. After getting home the clouds came in and the temps started to drop and the snow may be on the way. Rest of the week is going to sunny and nice.

Go fly a kite

Winds are blowing and blowing hard the sun is out and they who every they are are calling for snow showers. Sounds like a good day to go ride single track. Just need to layer up.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

CH CH CH Changes

Weather is changing here in the great white north. Time to winterize some bikes and get lights. The lights are needed with daylight savings coming in a week. This week the volume is down with the K's just not adding up. This weekends weather is not looking to nice either. Motivation is going to be the big factor. Now i need to fight the wind and get coffee, then we can unload the 190+ bikes that are coming to the shop today. Live Loud !! Ride Fast!!

A least I am Fu*%en Trying

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Coffee Good !!!


First of what should be come many cold morning rides in to work. The layers are coming out as needed. Today my legs were calling for the Rodie and a light spin. This can be hard because all that bike want to do is go fast. When it is 30 and you are not used to it yet fast is not always the best idea. Warmer clothes may be needed like a nice wool hat from T6. Some more sunshine and days off will yield some time in the woods.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

We are DeVo

A pair of good rides in the woods this weekend helps settle the brain. Days are shorter and the leaves are falling, I think that winter is coming. I could not make it to the Fore Bye Fore non event up at the trails but it sounds like the guys had a good time. I did get to see the black bear and oh boy he is big boy lucky for all the Bikers he has no hunger for them. Here comes the start of the week are you ready. More food and more sleep and I will be ready.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Look out

Even with the sun up it was cold this morning. 35+ was the reading and it was chili, nice to get out and feel the legs move. Life comes at you fast and for some reason it keeps trying to knock us off our feet. Not having all the same in's that I did at 9600 feet it can start to mess with my head. At least I can look at some nice views. Charlie Brown once said, AHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Nice having the extra road bike in the quiver.
At the time of going to work it was still
raining and wet out so I grabbed the #2
bike and was off. Cool wet and quite, anything to
get my mind off being stuck in the middle of no where.
Not no where just not close enough to make it to the race venues for cross.
I spent the summer traveling for racing so now it is hard to justify.
Until I can figure it out I will drowned my sorrows with time in the woods and time on bike #1.
A nice cool ride home and do it all over tomorrow.
I get to smash some more bikes that is always fun..

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Lost in the Woods

Off in the woods to do what I do best....Riding bikes
by my self.. Good company and good trails, I did see a group of guys coming out of twister as I ducked in.
Yes I rode stuff backasswords, but I feel that this time of
the year you can get away with it. My legs felt good and I rode well ,I had done a lot to have my self ready for cross racing today. I just could not justify the cost of getting there. Even with gas becoming cheep I can afford to travel would love to. Waiting for my Golden Parachute or bailout package.
Until then I'll do what I do work eat sleep and ride a Bike..

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Where are you

Out for another good ride with my new friend. The weather is great for long rides, even if the end leads you to work. Smooth roads and great climbing, is a great way to start the day. Now Coffee and single cross and back to work, then to the shop. It is sunny out do you know where your bike is.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Color slips into the sky

Glad that I did my work this morning because, this eve was full on down pour. I was happy to be on the single cross, nothing moves better when it is wet. Warm on the inside and wet on the out even hit the crushed lime stone to get some wet slick mushy under the tires. Would love new wheels but with Wall Street the way it is not sure if I have the $$..


Skipped the Hudson cx on sunday. I was a bit burnt from the Demo day and being on a bike all day on saturday. It was cold and wet up in the Twin Cities, so I stayed warm at home. Getting the work done when I can quick starts and cruz intervals to and from work. Hope it pays off this weekend is the wirth park race and would like to do well.. Plus Trader Joes is near by so I can do some shopping. Sleep eat and Ride, Take it as it comes. Just love being in a saddle. Go fast and have Fun!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Do you know Where

You are going to be next labor day.... I do ..... HERE. Most fun I have had in a long time!

Demo this

It was a bright and brisk saturday morning at the Proving Grounds when the Trek Van showed up. As the sun warmed the bluff the people showed to ride. There were Superflys and 69ers and someHiFi's and even some Madones to take out on the pave. I know Which one I want to ride!!! Sophia got to do a bunch of riding and even made it out on a single 69er and she killed it amazing what happens when the choice of shifting is removed. Even got to ride with Chris Ames, he is the son the late Donny Ames. When it was all done everything went back to it's place Ken has a system and all the bikes are happy. Lots of people lots of bikes and smiles all around. I know I was happy to ride my Spot after weeks of being on the single cross. The mountain bike felt like a speed freak ripping up the trails. I love riding on dirt.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Going to HELL on a Bike

I have had a lot of things said to me between the hours of 9-5... Stuff like " I have a dark Heart" Shallow,,, Arrogant spandex tour de france SOB" But yesterday I learned that I am a leader of a CULT. Now in the mid eighty's the Cult was a good rocking band then in the 90's we heard the word cult used with the Branched Divdants in Texas. And now in Lacrosse Wi in 2008 when it comes to skinny guys that ride bikes. Not sure what to think being thrusted in t this position but here it is and I guess I except my partys nomiation. First I want to thank stevil for the use of his logo. And big up's to all of you who are out there "Going Buy Bike" those two wheeled charriots of the darkside. Get out there spin your wheels bark at the moon do what ever it is you do,, just ride and remember that salvation comes on two wheels. If I am going to Hell in a Bucket,,,,I am enjoying the Ride.