Sunday, November 23, 2008

I smell like smoke and my face feels sunburned. That was fun.

The Englishman turns 41 tomorrow so we celebrated today down at Moonlight Beach. Daggs, The Fitz's, Wallace and the rest of the crew met down at the beach for a fire to celebrate 2 birthdays. Old Brett and Sean clearly had dipped into the Vodka well before the meeting time. Fun was had by all, except my washing machine and hamper.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008


"Mark your calendars for Saturday December 13, 2008 at 8:00am; this will be the kickoff of Campagnolo first annual Toy Drive and Christmas Bike Ride.
The ride will leave from the Campagnolo offices in Carlsbad ( CA) - 5431 Avenida Encinas, Suite C - at around 10:00am and we will head out for a nice ride on the coast; approximately 30 miles.
We will have some breakfast food and drink to fuel you for the ride.

It is not necessary to pre-register.

We ask you to bring a new unwrapped toy for children infant to 17 yrs of age. The toys will be donated to Children's Hospital of SD and Voices for Children- SD Chapter; these are two very deserving charities.

Please spread the word and pass this information along to anyone you think would be interested in joining Campagnolo North America staff and all Campagnolo fans.

We look forward to seeing you here, getting in a fun ride together and making a lot of children's holiday season brighter.

CampagnoloNA staff"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Every once and awhile I miss home....

Sometimes it's family, sometimes it's friends and sometimes it's the lifestyle. I recently saw an episode of "Thre Sheets" in which they traveled to Louisville to find out the difference between bourbon and whiskey. 

"All bourbon is whiskey but, not all whisky is bourbon."

Wikipedia offers a pretty good description but, I explain that bourbon has to be atleast 51% corn. Anyway during the show the host visits a new restaurant in town called "Bourbons Bistro", From the look of their 2 page Bourbon list I might need to make a trip to the 'Ville sooner than later. They offer 3 versions of my favorite bourbon of all time, Pappy Van Winkle. I have had the fortunate luck to have owned a bottle of 15yr, 18yr and 20yr Pappy. I am nursing a bottle of 18 right now. I will cry audibly when the last drop is poured into my glass (i'll keep the bottle in memory).

"There are no bad bourbons, just better bourbons."  

If anyone finds a bottle of Pappy let me know. I need to prepare for the inevitable.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Project GT is finished!

I took it out for it's shakedown ride this afternoon. Wow it's different. It is exactly as I remembered it back in 1992 but, different. The top tubes back then were short and flat. The wheelbase was long and the headtube is short. I love it!


  • 1992 GT Zaskar (ball burnished)
  • 1993 GT Cro-mo fork
  • 1992 Shimano M900 XTR drivetrain 
  • XTR M900 Hubs laced to Mavic 517 rims (DT 1.8/ 2.0 spokes w/ black brass nipples)
  • Syncros Cattle prod stem
  • Syncros seatpost
  • WTB SST gonzo saddle
  • Onza Porc rear tire and Onza Aggro front tire (currently Continental tires)
  • White Bros Titanium riser
  • Oury grips
  • Shimano Deore XT U-brake
  • Shimano XTR M900 cantilever brakes