Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Busy Beavers

The beavers have been busy. Very Busy.
We are building some new stuff to make our lodge cozier, i have been glueing tubulars like things are going out of style. I love to glue tubulars. I think it is just wonderful.

We had an intern at work for a few days and it was a fun time.

I made lots of stuff happen. Like bikes got fixed, floors got swept, jokes were made. Everyone laughed.
All in all things are going good.
I am working on getting more technologically attached and making this whole update thing happen more often.

Also I stumbled upon a new-to-me but not new at all bicycle that I have started parting together today.

Looking forward to this weekend I am going to race my first road race-Super Flossy, I raced a training crit once and didn't last long. Hoping this weekend goes better for me.

Monday my cross bike will be for sale.
If you are a big tall boy and interested, let me know.
Will include bike, bike fit, road tires, cross tires, and a garmin edge 205 bike computer. $1000.

No I am not selling my bike because I think that this weekend will destroy. I want to sell my bike but I do not wish to sell my cross bike and not have it in order to road race this weekend.

You may ask why I am selling my cross bike? I will give some question/answer scenarios.
-Is there something wrong with it? No the bike is great. It is good, straight, and fast. It has podiumed races. It has been on a solo 105 mile road ride. It will paceline at 35 mph on pavement.
-Do you not like it? - I love it, as a cross bike.
-What do you mean though. . .as a cross bike? Well cross season is about 6 months away. Why sit on this cross bike and try to road race it all year when I can sell it now, buy a road bike to road race now. Save money and buy a cross bike to race cross on later in the year.
-What happens if you dont save up to buy a cross bike, I thought you liked cross? The Surly is a constant in my quiver o' bikes. I'll be racing on single speed steel if I don't keep my finances in line.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What happened to me?

I have been riding, working, having loads of fun working at Outdoors, and having way too much fun. I can only recap back a week because things have been rough/busy/and pretty blurry around the edges.

Monday - went to work, a cute chick with loads of peircings tips me for working on her bike so fast. She had said she needed it to ride to school that night. I knew if I didn't fix her brake she was going to keep riding without a brakes. I couldn't deal with that. After work me and Charles go to Celtic and use a "4 free pints" coupon the owner gave us for working on his bike and the tip from brakeless chick to have some fun. We proceed home to get down some more and then cut Charles's hair. It was awesome.
Tuesday - must not have been too exciting because I don't remember.
Wednesday - worked then went to Charles's apartment and hung out and watched some shred gnar bmx movies.
Thursday - holy shit. Birthday. Went to work. Went home. Went to RP Tracks. There were Ryan, Andrea, Micheal, Ryan Phillips, Jay Phillips, Charles, Katherine, Matt Robins, Graham, Kyle, Steve, and Alex there. It was sort of a rotating crowd as some people showed and left before others showed up. To RP Tracks, Micheal, and Steve - birthday shots are evil and delicious. I felt as if the tabs were getting big enough and said lets giddy up and go to my apartment. No one died, threw up, or punched holes in my walls. I'd say it was a successful birthday.
Friday - Day off to go to Nashville for team training camp. Ryan and I decided to go the next morning and save the money. I went to work and washed canoes. Went to No Regrets and got my ears bigger-tized.
Saturday - Woke up, went to Ryans, drove to Nashville, saw RB's up there, went to the hotel, checked in, changed, rode 60 miles in the coldy windy crap. Showered, went to dinner, had team meeting, went to bed. Slept 5 hours.
Sunday - woke up, ate breakfast, contemplated dying, rode 60 miles, showered, ate lunch, drove home.
Monday - worked and went home. Got some laundry detergent.
Tuesday - day off. Woke up, breakfast, laundry, sewed a patch to my Timbuk2 bag, dishes, washed my sheets, rode the rollers and was in the process of melting my eyes out when I realized my "pieces parts" were unresponsive to stimuli (my junk had fallen asleep from hammering in the saddle for 45 minutes in the drops).  Cut the workout short, cooled off and decided to take a short run. Came home from that and walked the dog. Did some more chores, folded some clothes. Made the bed. Washed some bikes at the car wash, put new brake pads on my cross bike, and hung up some posters in the bike room. Now I am writing a blog and its not even 6:30 pm yet. All in all been a good day.
Tomorrow I have to go to a bike shop meeting at 8:30 am and get my meeting on.