Sunday, November 28, 2010

Danny MacAskill: "Way Back Home"

Connecting with Seven Owners

I had the chance to catch up with Barbara, the owner of a Seven Elium. She has been riding her Seven for several years now. Her riding was set back with a broken hip from a crash. After working hard during rehab she has been back on the bike now for a few years. Here are some photos of her beautiful bike (it probably has more miles on it than most people drive in a year).


Pic of one top notch welder at Seven

Roller Skating

Been almost two weeks since I've been on the bike. Got out on T-day for some skating. Looking forward to joining forces with Bear and Welby for the RT roller festivities.

Up and Coming

Here are some photos of one of the athletes I coach. He's a top notch junior and loves riding his mountain and cyclocross bikes. Right now he's racing cross and been placing in the top 5 in the Men's A category.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Ready for more storms. Got some new Blizzaks that need to be broken in so I hope it snows more.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving to all! Ready for some wild Tryptophan dreams

Sent from my iPhone

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bear Gets it On

Bear and I hit up some roller skiing the other day. Bear is quite the trooper. It was his second time roller skiing (the first time he just tried them out so it doesn't really count). He opted to go full bore and we skated just a hair over 9 miles. He augered twice but got back up and kept going. Needless to say the guy is hooked. Can't wait to get on snow. The quiver is set to go.

Post ride I ate up some cheese the Welbys are now making. It's good stuff so if you see it give it a try. The current label is under Green Acres.

Bear wears short shorts


Is your quiver ready?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Change of Pace

Finally fell victim to the junk that's going around. Sore throat and the whole bit. I've been putting in some quality time in front of the computers and hopefully one of my design projects will be done soon. In the meantime the levels of desire to ride a bike have been at zero. Storms have been moving in and hopefully there will be some snow coming to the hills. Snow level was down to 2200 feet last night. Good signs. Hope Royal opens soon. For now the roller skis will be put to use if I can kick this funkiness that has me down right now.

The mind has been wandering to different sports lately and I was thinking of a surf trip I took to Mexico and long time ago. It was a blast and it was probably the last time a farmer tan did not grace my skin. Best part of the trip: Surfing and hanging out on the beach all day. Worst part of the trip: Tie between getting stung by a jellyfish and going home. Going home probably wins that prize because honestly there was quite a bit of excitement with the jellyfish thing.

Not sure why that trip came up. Perhaps something in me just needs a change of pace. 

Whatever it is, the next few weeks will be quite busy and then.....well, you'll just have to stay tuned.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wheels for Wheels

I've been hoping that the weather turns south and begins dumping some snow in the hills. Pedaling is just not really on my mind right now. Bear and I went out for a spin the other day and we turned around because we just weren't into it (at least I wasn't).

Bear giving me the "Look"

All the girls at home are sick and the oldest had a temperature of 103. It made it tough to get work done but pushing on is the only option. Today improved and they all seem to be feeling better. I was really hoping it would snow but a sunny forecast is showing for the next 10 days. Skiing is on the brain. As luck would have it a box from RR came and had the new wheels.

Maiden voyage was a bit sketchy. Getting used to tiny wheels and my not yet broken in skate boots from last season made for some interesting slipping on ice type antics. It took a while before getting comfortable but slowly it appeared I was getting accustomed to skating on wheels.

Not as boring when you are occupied doing this case it was: Not die

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Cookie Told Me So

Coming down off the Halloween sugar high is always welcome. Fall is finally in full swing and the leaves changing color are quite spectacular. It's what makes this time of year my favorite season. I've been designing a lot lately. Just trying to get ahead to prepare for a conference and perhaps a visit to Bend to watch one of my athletes race CX Nats.

Hear that? That's the sound of cracking

Bear and I hit up some trails. The youngest got sick this week and sleep continues to be precious and insufficient in the household. A little worried because the MD instructed us to bring the youngster in when sick because of health issues of being preemie. Hope there will be no ER visits. Had plenty of those this year.

We chased some singletrack and rode the new bike path on Middle Creek. It's a great path and even better that we can stay off main roads coming back from Dub-Town.

The legs were shutting down today. Tends to be a common theme these days and hope there will be some changes soon. Like snow. Maybe I need to rest a little more this weekend before I head into final design projects. For dinner the girls ordered up some take out. Finished up with my fortune cookie and it told me this:

I will do so....because the cookie told me so!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Gettin' It

Got out for a spin the other day with Bear. It was full of goofing off as always. The legs felt like beef logs. Heavy and slow. We hit up some bike path action and found a new singletrack that parallels the RT all the way to the dam. It's 6 inches wide and not very technical.

We worked on our aero positions. After riding mountain bikes for so long I realized that my body does not like getting aero....not to mention reminding me that this particular body is not aero in any way shape or form.

It was a slow ride. Nothing exciting but Bear and I chatted it up quite a bit. I ended up selling off one of my ti bikes (Non-Seven) and glad that it is going to a good friend of mine. He'll use it way more than me so I know that it is going to a good home. Chalk up one less set of curly bars for me.

Is it snowing yet? I'm itching to get on the skinny skis as well as searching for some pow on the fattys! Also here is my farewell to JS. Thanks for the ride.