Sunday, January 31, 2010

2 For the Road

The Bike Choice,

                                                    The Destination,

Loving the Pain..

The other Lance

Coffee is going in and 
flapjacks are on the way.
Goals are good and mine today is
to end the month on 
2 wheels. 
Good loop picked 
and the CX is the tool of choice 
now just need the temps to go up a bit.
Yes punk rock changed my life but this movie change my world......

Friday, January 29, 2010

From Hell

Woke up this morning and 
it came faster than I expected.
Had still be around 
stuck in my head,
looked all over the internets for the song
could not find one. 
It is friday
which is the best news so far. 
Now the mental battle starts to
ski or ride a bike or both. 
Man choices are hard.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


The reports on the internets is
that the skiing is good.
I would not know it has been a week.
Need to get off my ass and get back out
Got to love the rain,
Put together a good string of outside
two wheel rides, and
have been supplementing with
Rolling in place.
It works and I am tired when it is over.
Need to stop looking at pictures of Tuscon,
looks nothing like the frozen tundra up here.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Woke up to the sound of rain,,, It rained all night which made the snow pack in to 

So with the voices in my head yelling at me
I hit the pave.
The CX with some fenders made sense, because
after the rain stopped we got a .25 inch of
I am going to get sloppy I thought but did not care.
I kept things on flat roads and
headed north in to a good wind the kind of wind
in which you feel like you are going no where.
Through New Amsterdam and now the wind
was at my back strip some layers off and
spin home.
Glad to be out would like to see the sun!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

So Long

Best Free Bird Ever,,,,,, Jay Leno Sucks,, He should have just retired !!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Round and Round

Wheels out spinning
first two wheeled
adventure of 210.
Good fun even if it was just to work.
I know that the haters say riding to
work dose not make a
difference on your cycling work
load but poo poo on them.
Grate way to start and finish the day.
ALL smiles here.

Tursdays low lights

The work comes in
waves like the weather here
in the upper mid east.
We sit on the edge of another
shit pattern of sleet and rain.
Oh well still can't control the
The Boys in Flag town are
going to need big shovels 
to dig out of what is hitting them.
up to 6 feet in town.
More is not less and less is not more
it is that perfect balance the will prevail.
I could use a spring training camp in the warm
mountains but instead I will
layer up.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Eyes wide shut

When you sleep at night what do you 
dream about?  A new bike for 2010 is what I see when I close my eyes.
Spot has changed up the rear end to make the belt change
easier but also to make tension and wheel changes quicker.
I'll take mine in red and black.


Bike shop was jumping
A bit of warm weather
brings out the people.
Road Bikes were the
items of the day.
One more 5.2 is out the door
to another EMAG
I think that it is going to be EMAG brought to you by
All smiles as it is january and roads are getting a bit
dry for riding.
I got the Lemond all ready for riding with
some new shifters and a full wipe down.
Out on skis today but the pave is in my sights.
It is weird to here this come out of my head but lets go
cowboys. It to see the real old man play:)

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Wiped out and not
sure if this coffee is strong enough.
My brazing is getting better
which makes my brain
Need more time but needing the
body to wake up.
More spinning in place,
then back to the skis.
And my internal sound track!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Blue Bird and warm
With a break in my
day between work
and school it was
ski time
This weekend I skied in negitive teens
and today 35.
Crazy change had me almost thinking
about riding a
bike outside but, got to ski it while it is here.
Two hours full sun and race pace or at
least what I think is race pace.
Fried now I get to
play with torches and silver soder. 
This was playing in my head while skiing sure like the noise. 

Monday, January 11, 2010


Back at it again on the
Tired today lots of yelling and
jumping up and down yesterday.
Skied hard and now look forward to going
to bed and sleeping.
Weather is warming up time to
check snow temps
and wax up.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fast enough for You?

The skis were much faster today. Big issue was that the pilot  was a

bit worked from the cold sharp snow of yesterday.
Wind was blowing on the golf course so
I stayed in the woods and beat my self up on the hills.
Good and cooked from the hard work.
More tomorrow with a break in the day
before refrigerant class starts. Would
like to get a few hours in.
Have to see how the body responds.
Till then It is Football day.
Go  PACK  Go...

Saturday, January 09, 2010


Cold out this morning but to not ski would have been crazier than not skiing. -8 when I got to the trail head, goal was one hour.. Ran in to a bunch from the Emag, and we skied around the forest.
The air was cold and the snow was even colder
which made the skis slow. Theses Atmic's just want to go fast but it was at times like skiing in place. 
After it was all over I was cooked all efforts we
x2 because of the
slow snow but it was so nice and quite in the woods
the new snow felt so good.

Now time to get the wax right for tomorrow
for another day slip sliding away.
I hope  the frosty effect is not the word of the day.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

2 dark Park

Skiing in the

dark is not my favorite  but it is still better
than not skiing.
A good hour around links and woods
of Lacrosse.
Fast very fast almost
to fast for being dark.
The ski move and slide better than
any other that I have been on.

Now if the snow that is out there could just start to
stack up.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Back to Work

A blast of cold air showed up
for the new year and
the outside modivation 
has been hard.
After a long day of work at
the shop my modivation was
even less.
The kid got her first shot at the
skate ski on sunday the
temps were in the low 0's
and she spent a lot of time on the snow.
I think a few more times out and she should
be able to move around much better.
I got to fly around a bit on the new skis and
they are fast, all they want to do is move.
Now if I can only find the time to move them.

Sunday, January 03, 2010


A full season of racing in just a few pictures.  All of these come from Dana's site. She does great work and spends a long time standing on the side of the trail snapping shots..
Now if only 2010 can be as good if not better than  2009.
Thanks to all for the support!! I could not have done it with out the help from the folks to the Right of this,,,!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

What the Heck are you doing in my closet

The hills above the St Mary campus was glistening with a half inch of fresh snow. It was just enough along with the cold temps to make things a bit slow. I could feel the difference in the boots and skis. The new sticks want to go fast and the bit of hang up that they got from the fresh was slowing down that goal. Every thing was groomed and groomed well, the hills of SMU don't stop. Lots of climbing lots of climbing. Now the deep freeze is setting in so cold that skiing may be unpleasant. So far so good.