Tuesday, February 28, 2006

!Caution wideload! Posted by Picasa
Huh, one link on Drunkcyclist and my blog gets 400 hits...

I sent Big Jonny some links to photo's of Old Pueblo and mentioned I was the big Pink camo guy. I guess he took it upon himself to show everyone else my outfit, thanks really....

My fat self is on the SockGuy gallery as well, gee thanks.

The hopper is full this week. I have a three tuneups (one finished), two bike builds, two wheel builds and a component swap. Life is good!

The Gunnar is almost complete. I would say this weekend it will be ready for some pictures. Then I will have to figure out how to deliver it (Long Beach is pretty far out of my way).

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Still working on the position...but, the ride is spectacular! Posted by Picasa
With rides like that I wonder if I will ever ride 26" ever again....

Needless to say today's MTB ride was superb! Pretty large group (Cinnamon Star, Fat Tim, Geri and No show), relatively fast pace and I climbed everything!

My 29er seems to climb better, roll rocks better and ruts are a thing of the past.


Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Pink Camo in action Posted by Picasa

Pink Camo...Now I know why they only made one kit in XL. Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 20, 2006

I'm back!

Well, going into the race my goal was 5 laps. After all of us did our first lap I knew 5 was a little high. Let preface the situation; Our Team Captain resigned from our team to race with "The cool guys". So another rider who lost his team volunteered to join our team, only to find out at the race that he was racing on a two man as well. I am pretty sure he only did one lap for us. Our first rider "SB"* rode a 1:50 lap(including the run), the second rider "SDS" rode a 1:20, third "GY" 1:28, "ER" brought home a 1:15 and "SW" rode a 1:26.

*SB= Sarah Breyer
SDS= Steve Bacce
GY= Me
ER= Ed Radcliffe
SW= Steve Worley

The second laps were as follows;

SDS 3:00ish (2 flats), SW 1:45, GY 1:55, SB 2:00ish, SW 1:30ish and the last lap was a blistering GY with a 1:30. Unfortunately we didn't have anyone that wanted to go out again so I waited out on the trail until noon, so my time shows 2:02.

I was flying on my first lap. I felt awesome, the bike handled great and no mechanicals. I beat last years lap by over 20 minutes! My second lap was ugly. 1:30 in the morning is not my kind of fun but, I got up and pressed on. I am just glad it was under 2:00. I really wanted the last lap. There wasn't any pressure to get back before noon, I could cruise or work it. i rode really hard in the begininng and decided to slow down and have some fun, keep it smooth. This bike rails. In the middle of my lap I caught up to Roger L. from the Sycip Team, he was racing Solo SS. We talked for a few minutes then I let him go. We kept in contact though, he was spent from all the spinning on the course (that's the only way I could have kept up with him). Towards the end of the lap, a bunch of us stopped and waited for noon. I needed some shade so I cruised a little further. As I passed the solo pits, Dejay stopped me and passed me a beer. Mmmmm good timing. He was racing on team and sharing pit with the DC crew. Fat Tire on Tap, nice. I was in full "Watermelon"* so I was easy to pick out and I got several nicknames during the race.

* Full Watermelon= SockGuy Green camo bibs, armwarmers and Pink camo jersey.

I had a blast! I am really proud of my 3 laps. That is one of the best 24hour races around, Thanks Todd S.

Congrat's go out to my Team, we didn't need Jensy-pooh after all.

The drive home was ruthless...Both my passengers fell asleep and were out cold for 85% of the trip, thanks. Jensy would wake up long enough to poke me with his finger and ask me if I was awake then he would fall back to sleep, @sshole.

Race product review:

I tried several "Energy drinks" on the trip home. Some had good flavor, good source of energy, etc.

Full Throttle: Taste- Fruity Red Bull, Energy- iffy
Amp: Taste- Mountain Dew with Guarana, Energy- superb
RockStar Double caffiene: Taste- Red bullish, Energy- better than FT
Sugarfree Red Bull: Taste- Blah, This should only be consumed with Vodka.
Starbucks Frap: Taste- Not as good as the real thing and too much fat.

So that it for now. I am going to ride the 29er urban style this afternoon.

So you on the trail,


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Man blogger has been freaking out lately....
I tried seven times last night to post but, no dice.

Old Pueblo is this weekend...yay. The "F"ing german backed out of racing with "his" team. He is the captain of the team, the got to guy, the registar, the one that got us together to ride..."Hey guys let's get a team together for a fun trip, I don't really want to race hard just get a few laps..." I call Bullshit. Plus the team he is going to ride for is going for the gold. Granted they are the "Brokeback Mountain Boys" and he goes for that sort of thing, just ask him about JK. Let's see I could be a dirty slut or a Gay Cowboy hmmm that's a hard decision. fucker.

Well either way I am going for five laps. I don't know how many of those will be in the wee hours of the morning but, never the less.

bike is ready, I on the other hand am not.

CD playing: GSW "Who's driving"
Socks: PBR promo's
In the stand: Gunnar Rockhound 29er

Off to sleep, I need to get all the sleep I can since I won't be sleeping much this weekend.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Just a teaser.... Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Went for a SS road ride this morning. Man I love that bike! Sure it's a bitch climbing but, it's a great workout. The Chicken Sympathizer, Stubby and Vanilla also rode. CS rode his Kelly 29er with cyclocross tires, while Vanilla and stubby were on their gearies.

I placed an order with UBI for my dropouts. I am really glad I found out about this issue now rather than during the race in the middle of the desert. The bike is begging to be ridden and it will be.....soon.

Next weekend will be all MTB rides. Check your mailboxes (if you are on my list) late this week for my ride schedule.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

The good, the bad and the pinky....

It's here! The first ride went smoothly until my replaceable dropout sheared off. Shitballs! I removed the broken piece and noticed it was contaminated, probably a bad batch. I will order some replacements on Monday and post some pics.