Monday, December 25, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Brake Pads without the "Pads". Functioning disk brakes were hard to come by around 8pm.
Shit weather, Advantage "Hamiltonians"! With two very experienced mechanics, three bikes, two more crew, a tough as nails rider, and a guard dog, we were ready to go all night.
5th time "Behind the Rocks" in Utah!
Somehow shotgunning beers has become our "rally cap" or moral booster around camp. Seems to be working!!?
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
What I thought was a hard rain on the course turned into a flood of biblical proportions. I was soaked and instantly put into the deep freeze by the exhaustion and cold rain. I went into survival mode and hopped inside a port-John to shiver myself warm. Pro mountain bike racing is so glamorous.
Snowmass national series final pro men start
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Goran stayed in the water most of the day. He was still paddeling in his slept that night on the hotel floor.
Picnik in the shade with some Fume' Blanc and our Maitre De' Kris w/a K.
Back home. Time for r&r and one of my favorite days on the calinder. I must be a obnoxious euro cycling fan encarnate. There is nothing I enjoy more than screaming at triathletes as they slog up the steep pitches of old stage road.
Super COMo Mom.
Ahh, the suffering didn't stop at the XC. I lasted longer that ever (16:40) at the short track, in slightly warmer weather.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
The cold pacific waters around Montego Bay. Kris and I's NMBS tour has reached it's Zenith, but not it's conclution. It was a little symbolic touching both coast, and thinking of the lessons I've learned along the way.
All that aside, nothing could kill our buzz we had from wine tastings in the Russian River valley. Sobered up with a walk on the beach.
Getting "sideways" at some wineries.
"Generous pours, mineral finish, bitey, smokey start, summer in a bottle, bouqet, toasty, nutty, lively, floral." Words not to familiar in the Mt. Bike lexicon, except "generous pours."
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Tahoe trail riding
R&R at Tahoe. Stayed with some buddies in Trukee on our way to Sonoma.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
For those who aren't 80's car buffs, that's a Plymoth Horizon... with the sweet flames
If you fall off the bike and burn through kits as much as I do, I've got a good tip from the road. Duct tape the inside lining of your rip. In this case, mine turned out to look like a sweet shark tooth graphic, or snowey mt. top. Your pic.
Kris continues his podium run
Friday, July 07, 2006
Monday, July 03, 2006
This weekend my Mtn. Bike team showed up in force at Eldora Escape regional. Handing off feeds, working on bikes, and testing different LeftHand Beers was a welcome change of pace. No racing for me this weekend, and my first rest week since late March.
Here are some of my teammates racing on home territory.
Costello showed his short track skilz
Kris had another good weekend, taking second in single speed state championship.
Meagan riding away from the other fast chics.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
These are pics from Cottonwood pass. It's a shortcut to Crested Butte and one of the better scenic drives around. The 4 1/2 hour dirve was a milk run compared to what we did last week.
Soggy snowballs in June. I laid a big egg this weekend for the "Wild Flower Rush" regional mountain bike race. A victim of the laws of gravity. What goes up must come down. I probably could have used a rest week but raced anyway. Time to swallow my pride and take the lumps that the pro class has been dishing me. Besides finishing dead last (I did finish) a took my worst digger of the year.
Some of our COMotion Crew. We stayed an extra day to ride some trail.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
I may be doomed. But I did have a good day.