01 July 2011

i am gonna be killin' it for cyclocross season

what's 45 minutes of 110% effort compared to breaking your jaw and biking home, and then having surgery.

it's all about perspective, i've been to the pain cave.... ain't no big thing!

27 June 2011

jaw wired shut, titanium in body

luck still not running out, same area as a injured in 1985, different surface/abrasion. is it rad or just plain stupid! i have never seen as much liquid percacet as i have now in my possesion. (0) (0)

14 June 2011

weekend riding and family

ella has a new bicycle, turns 4 tomorrow and she's up and at 'em. jakob is happy to be riding tandem with dad on the trail-a-bike, it's good to be 7. we loaded up both and my wife and i met our friends at lake harriet for a picnic. my buddy had a large trailer and brought a grill, cooler, tons of food.
i might race or i might take some long road rides. MTB racing seems most attractive at the moment. we'll see how i feel after taking a few hot laps at theo wirth trails. it's gonna be a great summer.

19 May 2011

update of sorts

  • bridgestone xo2 : riser bars, no more road levers and mustache bars, geared, need some new tires ,think i found a pair 1.75 with some tread
  • meister: 42 x17 ss now that the bridgestone is up i can pull the cx tires, and ride fast
  • schwinn le tour: as close as it's ever been, crank and shifters close
been riding a whole lot more since the van bit the dust 3 weeks ago. $1500 in repairs on a 15 year old van means it's time to donate that money pit. so the wife and i are car free. april was cold may was a little bit too, riding is great and i'm doing it as often as i can. Not thinking about racin' until fall. i'd rather ride than blog about it

28 April 2011

out on the road in the cold

i like riding in spring and fall the best of all. and the beer in your bag stays cool, y'all

19 March 2011

from the hip

enough of the fore play let's just spit on it and shove it in. hipsters have seized on the concept of bicycle touring. One local bikeshop was lousy with the kids looking for a consultation. and this is a bikeshop that's only open on a saturday from 12-4. i mean really it was like waiting for the record shop to open so you could get in line to talk about that album from somebody you've probably never heard of. and there you have it, i don't need anything special just want to get my crap , talk a little bit and get out and back on my bicycle ASAP. buy the print above at HC

you knew it was coming to this, the signs where all there, rivendell waiting till they became fashionable again, brooks leather saddle more popular than ever, and the immortals a Rapha UK staging a road bike clothing revolution. i'm not gonna talk anymore the bike and coffee-shop combo either, i kinda like that. gravel road racing is good and i respect the ethics of the trend. but in the end its people thinking they are better than you cause the have more time to pay attention and actually follow through on things that are kinda cool but ultimately not all that big a deal. i've always said that being a hipster is a full-time job and i have children to raise and food to put on the table.
Now where i am find that 300 bucks i need to finish the touring bike i've been putting together for the last 2 years? you see i actually know a little bit about bicycle touring like an old man should. the trick is to do it on the cheap and expect the unexpected , bring a chain tool but don't bring an extra chain. you see, being a hipster is cool but don't get all excited about it, and spend too much money. on a lighter note, i think i found a cage for the pickled herring i plan on taking on my next spring road ride/tour, is that for a quart or a pint.

13 March 2011

spring fever

alright, so i didn't commit myself to anything this year. i had signed up for almonzo three years running and canceled in april every year, not gonna even hope for it and maybe then it'll happen.

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well.... there is that visit to crc before the doors close. ya, uptown is so over, except of course for this guy, but he's Pittsburgh. we'll see if i ever feel like blogging again, i could tweet my life away. if you can't say it in a haiku, then yinz aint no friend of mine. enough name dropping for now, see you in the funny papers