Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer time and the livin' is sausage...really. Well yes! Good news, road bike is up and running thanks to Sean and Johnny Sprockets. We are on our way to the 508.
Ride on!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Aahhh, it's good to be riding around lake country again.

Ride on!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Mom and Pancho Villa got the garden in. Now let's hope the deer and the rain cooperate. If so, we'll have quite a harvest. As you can see we are back in WI. After a fun trip across country we are back were it all started. This morning I got up early and put in some good time on the trainer. I'll spend the week on the trainer and Song. Friday I head down to Chicago where Sean and I will build up the road bike. Speaking of Sean, he raced the Lumberjack today, I hope he had a blast. While coming cross country I was keeping a close eye on the RAAM. I was following Paul Carpenter pretty close as he is a professor and the university where I got my M.F.A. and for simple reasons...we share the same last name. He had to pull out early do to things that the RAAM will cook up. I hope to get in touch with him once the dust settles. When I was thinking of doing the RAW he was a great help, and I know I could use his sage advice for the 508.

Ride on!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This has been what riding has been like lately.
Nothing too hard, and usually with friends. I been working with past members of biking club so we try to get out on the trails around campus when we have time. Tomorrow we are headed down to Hurkey creek to do a lap. It should be fun, I haven't ridden out there since last fall. This weekend we'll be running the Idyllwild 10k. Running club thought it would be a fun way to end the year and I couldn't agree more. We'll run the race, get cleaned up, head over to graduation, and then...SUMMER!

An update on the road bike. I won't be going with a Siren. Things are really taking off at Siren which means time is tight. I need to get on a road bike as soon as summer starts and there just isn't room in the line up to pump out a road bike. And let's face it Siren is after all a company that builds and designs great mountain bikes, and only once in a great while pumps out a road bike, time permitting. I got a great deal from Bear Valley Bikes over in Big Bear. Eric will be dropping it off later this week. Then the plan is once we get back to Wisconsin, head down to Chicago and have a good friend, who works at Johnny Sprockets, finish building the bike up and have me fitted. Then pack on the miles.

Ride on!