Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Puppy

Pam and I finally got a puppy. We found a great little mini Australian shepherd. She is 11 weeks old. Her dad was a toy Aussie and her mom was a Miniature. She is the best thing.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Ryan and I both broke our collarbones this weekend at the Harbin Park CX race. Mine was with 3 laps to go and his was in the finish. Can you believe that? Hope we can both get better soon and get back out there. Goal is to be back for Jingle Cross. Sucks because we were both having such good early seasons.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Went fishing.....

Spent yesterday afternoon wading down at Clear Creek. The Creek was just about perfect. Water was a bit higher and slightly stained. After all this rain it will become very stained and much higher. Had ok luck. Pulled down a nice largemouth and a small smallie. Still fun as hell though. The trees are starting to change. It is breath taking down at the creek. Next week I am going to try out some striper.

The Creek

Turtle shell

Smallie with a big appetite

Nice Largemouth. Got him on my second cast.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Chicago Cross Cup #2 Dekalb

Last weekend Pam, Maggie (our dog), and I headed up to Chicago for some cross racing. Friday was dedicated to driving up to chicago and having a relaxing evening at my Dad's condo in Evanston. Saturday Pam and I got up early and took Maggie for a 3mile walk around Northwestern's campus. Starbucks was needed prior to the walk. We then headed out for a nice spin around Evanston and Skokie. Hitting up some sweet skate parks and bike paths.

Sunday was race day. It was a early morning because Dekalb was not as close as we thought it might be. We got there in time to watch the masters race. Great job Pony shop on winning both the 40+ and the 30+. Pam then raced in the 1/2/3 womens race and had a great result of 5th place. It was then time for my race. Was not feeling so good on my warm up laps so I was not sure how the body was going to feel. I took the whole shot and never looked back. The course at dekalb was very demanding on the body. It took a lot of fitness to keep the speeds up. I ended up winning, just ahead of Scott and Popper. Got 3 wins in the books now for 2009. Not bad for only 3 weekends of racing.

Saturday, October 3, 2009