Thursday, October 29, 2009


Things are only different when you are not used to them. Working on making stuff feel more normal. Have been a bit under the weather with a small Cold,,,,I am winning but still not liking it. So after my ride on monday life on wheels has been a bit off. The goal is to start the off season work on Nov. 1. This will help getting thing back to normal. There are some new for 2010 sponsors in the side bar, some good stuff to help with the cycling campaign of next season. Life moves pretty fast sometimes I just hope that it is because your wheels spinning.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Somthing I learned Today

Gave the Spot some time that it needed. Out and about as I am in-between the between. Rode today in the Uvex xp 100,, nice lid super lite and the fit is great not really my style but can't complain about the way it felt even with a hat on under it. Another one should be on the way a with a little bit more of the roadie style. Good time in the woods had to go a bit slower than would have liked DU to the leaf cover, and the few times torque was applied the back wheel spun. Happy to be out and on a bike. Not a bad view from up on top of the Bluff. Corn and Potato Chowder for dinner.. A warm belly and a cold beer.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


A bit slack today and I know that outside bike time is gone in only a matter of time. But even in the off season rest is important. Off tomorrow in between the in between. Things start up in full gear come November. I just hope that the dirt is some what dry so time on the Spot can be had. Did I mention that my Risotto is better than yours.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Real Big Fish

The sun came out today, it brought it's friend wind. That did not stop me from getting out on the Road. Tested out the new HRM thanks to Terry @ Cat Eye. Then numbers scared me,,,, but a bit tired and rest is hard to find in my world lately. After a quick refuel the boy and I took mom out for a ride down by the river. That is Minnesota in the distance they think that they all answers now that the old man plays football in purple. The rain and slop comes back tomorrow so it will be time to move to the garage and start hitting up the rollers,, a thanks goes out to Wyatt for those. Would like some Indian summer but that may be asking for to much. I may just split open and melt!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Ships Creaking

After 7PM and the shop was closed. With the warm shoe covers and some illumination it was time to head home. As it has been for weeks now the sky was spitting. Mike Watt and his friends yelling in my ear and I rolled. It was a good bit of fun epically through the marsh. The black top was covered with the colored leaves of hundreds of trees making a dizzying pattern and hard to steer. Fenders kept me dry and spinning wheels kept me warm. More rain today, which is going to wash out the Trek/Fisher Demo. May have to spin circles in the Garage, only after I work on building an Arc.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Around the Bluff today. Last minute decision fenders and the winter bike. Dressed well until the top of FO then the furnace pumping out the BtU's. Stuck in a rainy pattern and I am fighting the inside riding. Up to the cities this saturday for the MSCS awards. Would like to ride single track but the weather may not agree?!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Home with the kids one last day, and the H1N1 should have run it course. Slipped out for a quick one on the SScx and climbed a hill and played in the wind. Would like to think that I have some fitness left ,, and would like to think that i could make it to a cross race. Thought about this weekend but may just go and ride at Lebanon Hills. Rain coming and maybe some snow.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Life here in the 608 has been a bit crazy. The Pip with the h1N1 pretty mild but her school had 200 kids all out at once. Seems like something is always going on. Their was a Wems race up at the HPT yesterday so I went up after work and watch the racers plow through the cold temps. Rode down through the quarry on the sscx not the best idea with 28mm tires,,,,but still stayed up right. Another trip up to the Proving Grounds today to get the Spot on dirt. Just did not have it rode ok just not the normal pop and snap. I watch the guys and gals get ready for the super d race then called it . Home for Football..... Now nothing but the great smell of red curry and one happy belly. What will the next week bring.? More changes?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Soldier Child

There is a lot of music in my head as the wheels roll along. Some more than others some with more meaning and more depth in words.. Some just noise but all the soundtrack that keep things moving.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

2 Wheels 4 Ever

Wheels moved and moved a lot >>Fun was had and dirt was ridden>>More is needed and more will Be Had!!! Bikes RULE!!
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Coffee warms the insides before I go outside. When commuting becomes work to be done. even small amount of spin in this weather is good. On monday saw other brave souls out in the moisture. Forming a plan with the cure balls thrown, would like to hit it out of the park but we'll see. Stay warm stay dry and keep the damn coon out da truck!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wrong way

Plan was to ride dirt and enjoy an october day. Toast had just won the 24 of Moab and got a National Title and Pickle wanted to go for a ride in the wood.
The Trails are sweet right now bit of foliage on the ground so I kept the Nevgal up front and the small block in the rear . Great traction and with the direction that we rode it felt like a whole new trail system. Got to love this time of year for mountain biking .. Now if the rain will only hold off so we can ride more.
Smiling because the wheels were spinning and knowing that Pickle was going to have some fun with this... Down the up and up the down. Hills are fun to ride.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Winter is coming?

Detroit sucks

Wheels moving through the sunlight made for a nice little Wednesday. Grey today, but nothing that a little Chunk can't take care of. Watch out for the man,,,,,,

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


No one cares that you Tele Either,, HA!

From Armstrong to Farve

First things first all the hype aside the old man did play a good game. Now that being said,,,,the Pack shot them selves in the foot one to many times. They were their own worst enemies in the games last night. The Offensive line needs to get figured out and I have a hard time believing that #4 could not get sacked or pressured by the D line. In all I am glad that it is over and the bye week is here, things in the locker room need to be addressed ,,like stop letting Rogers get sacked so many damn times. I was kind of hoping for a Contador Armstrong kind of battle and I think that if Rogers had a team around him that, the game would have played out that way. But much like the Tour all it did was fuel the fire of reporters to pump up yet another aging man with one hell of an Ego Problem.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

I live cement

Excuses are like assholes, we all have them. Yes to pass up a day of riding because you weren't into it is a crock of well shit. But it happens. The gray clouds hung low epically after talking with the woman that brought me into the world. Body and mind still tired form the long season, and the lack of racing and such can reek havoc on my mind. What would Black Francis do?
The wheels will spin again, I just need the spark to light the fire . As coach said this will be one of the days that I look back on in January and say damn it I should have been out riding. What sounds like fun and maybe I need to get the ball rolling is a night race/ride up to the Trempealeau Hotel and back. Light 1x1's and a beer @ the Hotel then back to Onalaska..?? Something needs to give... Surfer Rosa changed my Youth!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Kind of What

Out for a ride with the typical training partners. Got a quick one in before the rain that is on it's way. New month and new list of goals. Being pulled in way to may different directions. Changes on the horizon? Not sure but need to keep the wheels spinning to quite the voices in my head. The cooler temps have made the rides much nicer with the cold air in the lungs and extra layers. With the wind it fells like spring all over again. Remember how exciting things are in the spring?