Gotta work on homework BEFORE I ride today. Looks like I'll have to wait till Thursday for another big ride. It's the way it is.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thanks Mark for giving it a go, pulling me round town(Ok, I owe all a thanks for that), and taking some nice pics. MMI 8(Milwaukee Messenger Invitational) is in the books. Major mess-up early on my part. I couldn't find the secret check point. Wasted 15-20minutes once we found it. Otherwise we would have been pretty good. Route we chosen couldn't have been much better. Can't wait to try again next year. Young Blood ran a top notch event. I absolutely love these events. Time to hit up some "first fridays"...
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
With knowledge of rain on the way, I opted to only get wet once, buy sitting on the trainer in the AM. Yes, I said sit. Nothing much out of the saddle to speak of. Just some simple spin spin for just over 60minutes.
Shower. Get some homework done. Change for Rain.
Commute to class was dry until half way. Then the rain came down pretty good. Answer Kashmir boots kept my feet totally dry. I was very happy about that. Knees got wet, that was it.
Met Trixie for din din and that was all she wrote.
Enjoy Hump Day.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Thanks Jay - For making me sweat on a Saturday Ride. Man did I need it!
Saturday night was Sidewalk Jam #1. Before you click play - You have been warned! What a FUN night to cap off a super Saturday. For some reason Nate and Brandon walked the other way...Tray and Tim put me to shame.
Major Props to Gage on his Birthday Win!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
After years of dedicated support to EXPO Racing, Endura wants to upgrade the relationship to Custom Clothing. We couldn't be more excited! Not just jerseys and shorts either. They are helping EXPO out in every way possible - Skinsuits, Long and short sleeves, jackets x 5, bibs, hats, arm warmers, socks, team bags, booties, knee warmers, neck tubes and gloves...
You are sure to flip out as much as we once these goods arrive. We will certainly be showing off what Endura is capable of this season. However, don't fret, they can take care of you too - Custom Clothing.
If any of you own just one Endura item, you know what is in store for us. We can't wait.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sonic is here! Sonic is here! No wait...They don't like cyclists! 20 cars waiting in line to eat and get fat. Two cyclists pull up on St. Patty's to cheat their diet plans...Nope. Manager said nope. "You didn't drive in a car, so we can't serve you. Sorry.". It really didn't make sense that they didn't want to honor the "go green" peeps on St. Patty's Day.
Maybe they knew we wouldn't be repeat customers...If the manager was that smart, then I give him props.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Today I attached a Lowepro camera case to the frame of the BD1. Looks like I found the best way for easy access to pocket-sized storage areas. No need to take the pack off. No need to worry about the pack covering up the pockets. Worked like a charm today. Camera and Shot Bloks fit perfectly.
Now, I have yet to confirm that this is thee answer, but I feel I am headed in the right direction for quick access storage during Trans Iowa. Suggestions are welcome.
Scroll down to Saturday's post and take a look at the path the hydro hose was taking. Now lookie here. After-market bladders always seem to provide a bit too short of a hose for Ergon pack use. Thread the short hose through the two given straps and eat up even more hose. My answer - Only use the last strap(pictured) for more freedom of movement and more hose, OR get a BH200 and be done with it.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Today happens to mark the first day of Spring Break #1. I say #1 due to the presence of a #2 down the road(info latter). Lucky me. Saddle time is the name of the game, outdoor-saddle time to be exact.
Aris "I'm Faster Than You" Peters finally(from a cycling lens) ended his Super Senior Basketball Season last night at the Al McGuire Center on the Marquette University campus. It was a tough battle in the sectional semi-final against the power house Germantown HS. I wouldn't be surprised if Germantown takes State this year.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
This bike won me my first attempt at 12hr solo SS race, the 12hs at John Muir 2004. What you see is as stock as it ever was. Setback post and bottle cage were the additions. This bike and that race hooked me into a culture that I hope never changes - WEMStyle'