Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Nothing like a little Tran-Iowa Radio to get you going...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bare or Bear With Me?

No, I'm not asking to get nude. I am just so crazy with this school stuff at the moment, so the blog gets put on hold. If EXPO is looking for me, please shoot me an email.

Yeah, I know! Trans Iowa is a week away!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Back to the Grind

Searchin' for ride time this week.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Home Welcomes ME

Gonna get wet tomorrow...

Edit - Oops, today.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

We must go home

LAX 30min before boarding.

Thanks Uncle Greg and Chris for a top notch trip.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Rest Day after Epik Leads to a failed Big Bear Attempt

Aris and I did a recovery Jamba Juice Ride on Wednesday to give a break to the legs. Why doesn't Milwaukee have a Jamba Juice??

It was great to get out for 20 miles and just spin.

My hope was to rest for the upcoming Big Bear Attempt (Thursday). Aris and Theo just didn't have the motivation to suit up, so I packed the iPod instead. A solo trip to Big Bear? I was pumped. I wanted to get there so bad. 58 miles would be the test, climbing over 6,000ft of total ascent.

Forest Falls was my breaking point. My hamstrings just couldn't do it. I was too sore from before.

I am left with nothing but motivation. Motivation for the upcoming season, and my next attempt to Big Bear. A light spin today, and a quick ride before we catch our plane Saturday. It's been fun. It's not over.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday Pics

Start in Yucaipa. 1000ft climb into Wildwood Canyon. What goes up must come down into Beaumont. We headed west into Banning where we picked up Hwy 243. Up up up towards Idyllwild.

Same way home but we rode back to Highland (upper left in the pic).

Start in Yucaipa.

Top of Wildwood Canyon climb. Hwy 243 peak in the distance.

On the way up 243.

Lake Fulmor. 5250ft.

We stopped to refuel and add layers. Looking back, we wish we had more.

Some of the best descending I ever did(ok ok climbing too)!
I'd like to do this once more...or hit up Big Bear City...
Legs are feeling goood today!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


30min at 40 - 50mph. Are you kidding me?!?!

- 6.5 hours
- 6800ft total assent
- 78 miles
- 5400 highest elevation
- 51 max mph
- 8 mini oatmeal cream pies
- 3 Clif Bar
- 3 Ensure (Thanks Scoletrain)
- 1 jerky
... Lots more

By far the best ride to date. Absolutely beautiful. Truly Epik. Mad props to Theo and Aris "I'm Faster Than You" Peters. Pics and Route hopefuly to come soon.


Palms to Pines

Going for an Epic Day today...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Palm Springs

Build Up...

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Down By Da Beeech

Friday, April 10, 2009

Flyin' High

Southwest is testing(free for us) out WiFi up in the air. It is working super smooth. So smooth, that it will probably be close to Granny Gear prices once they make it official. 2more hours left up here. Peace.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

WiFi Flight to Cali

Friday AM WiFi on our flight to Cali. Madones await our arrival(Thanks Trek!). Aris, Theo and Myself will be attempting to hit 500miles during a custom Tour da California provided by our Uncle Greg.

Two-a-Days and nothing less. No vacay for us. It's ride, chat, ride, smile, eat, chocolate milk, repeat.

I can't tell you how crazy it has been since MMI8. This next week is sure to be fun. Unwind.

Updates to come.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

ZE Ergons are coming...