Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Snow day today. We got hit with a blizzard last night. I will be riding 3 hours on the trainer today, then maybe some sledding. Winter sucks but at least we do not have class.

Snowy trip to CVS last night.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dream Bike!

What a good looking bike. Sven really knows what he is doing when it comes to Cross. Think the Ultimates are a good addition to his setup this year. All he needs now is some Sram Red.

Monday, January 26, 2009

End of the Month

I am sitting here on this Monday morning drinking my coffee before class looking out at SNOW. We are suppose to get 3-5 more inches tonight. I now that all you Chicago and Wiscsonsin guys are getting dumped on but last week we had temps in the 50's and now we are getting snow. I am not happy about this. Going to have to get out on the mountain bike or something. Thank god it is almost Febuary. One more month of the winter is over. Days are getting longer and the temps are getting a bit warmer. New bikes are coming soon and clothes should be here in about a month. I have been looking forward to next season. Hitting up Joe Martin, hopefully Nature Valley, Fitchburg, Tulsa Tough, Chicago Crit, Elk Grove, Winghaven, all the big NRC stuff around. We should have a killer team this year.
I gots some new stuff:

Pink Crank Bros.

Pink Chris King

Pam's Crank for her Pony Shop Cross Bike

New Dugast Rhinos.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

When Deer Fight Back!!

So yesterday I was riding with Isaac on some new roads and some crazy things went down. We were descending a pretty big hill hitting speeds around 40mph when suddenly a big buck came running across the road right in front of Isaac. POW!!! Isaac smashes into this deer going 37mph. His bike stops and he goes flying and then slides about 40 feet down the road. I honestly thought he might of been dead. I was a few feet back when all this happened. I locked up my brakes just in time to miss Isaac on the road.

He got road rash everywhere!


Saved his Life.

Broken front wheel, broken shifter were the only small damages to his bike. How crazy. Pam came out to pick Isaac up and I continued on my way getting 2 more hours in. Bonked bad!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Winter Blues

Weather has been horrible the past week. I have ventured out in blizzards the last 2 days. This week has been pretty epic for training. Finally it got too nasty out today to ride outside so it was finally time to hit up the rollers. I usually can't stand the rollers but today it was not too bad. I watched a cool show about working dogs on National Geographic. I got to see some cool border collies. I can't wait to get my dog next winter. With 1omin to go my freaking rear tire blew. I guess that what I get riding cheap ass Panaracer tires. But I have only had about 10 rides on them. I do not know what it is but I am way more motivated this season to train which rocks.

Watched 2 episodes of LOST last night getting ready for the season premier next Wednesday. Back in classes which I am not to happy about but I got to keep chugging away so I can graduate next December. Been chatting with Luca about heading to Tuscon in March to get a big block of training in over Spring Break. Its official we are going with Specialized bikes again this year. I am pretty excited to be on another Specialized this year. Build details will be coming soon. I think we are ordering them soon I can't wait to get my hands on a new bike.

2009 Specialized Tarmac Pro

Today's Veggie Breakfast with a cup of Joe

Bike pic from last weeks snow ride.

I am selling my Cannondale Cross Frames with Ritchey WCS forks. Asking $650 I will sell them both for $1200.

Should I get Carbones or Reynolds for my race wheels?? That's the question of the week.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

And it begins.......

Last weekend Chris, Kim, Pam and I ventured North up to northern Wisconsin for some XC skiing. It was a blast up there. We had never beein XC skiing before so we all learned together. We skied for 3 days and on the second day Chris and I had a epic 20k ski adventure in the back woods. Sunday we decided to try out skate skiing which was alot more enjoyable than traditional. We stayed in this sweet little cabin on a lake for super cheep. What a way to spend a winter weekend.

Kim and Chris

Pam and I


My skies.


Snowy Subaru

I am back in Bloomington now. Yesterday was my firsday day back on the bike in 3 weeks. It was great even though it was crappy out. Today it is snowing so I am heading out to the trails on my mountain bike. I can't wait. Sorry for the lack of posting I just have been busy enjoying my time off.