Monday, December 15, 2008

Feelin' Strong Now

Those who have faithfully followed this blog over the last couple of years know what is inevitably coming.

My gym rant.

I have covered it before how much I hate gyms. Not the fact of working out but the people and memberships. The last time I inquired about a membership it wasnt pretty. The local spot is filled with the idiots in skull caps and girls in full make-up. On top of that I couldnt get out without a long contract that I wouldnt use on the days over 30 degrees. It was pointless.

But,guess what I did.

Since I dont have a Rocky Balboa home gym like CB has, I joined a gym.

I joined one practically across the street from our new place (not new but not the old place). It is 24 hr Fitness. What pushed me over the edge.... 3 month memberships. Also, the place is darn neer empty. So, 3 blocks away and only 3 people inside on a Wednesday at 5:30 pm was good enough.

Now I just gotta use it. Which reminds me how much I hate gym's.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Keeping up With Ronko

I should start with this.

So long old friend.

My GF Supercaliber has bit the dust.

I took the bike apart last week to clean and inspect and I found what I thought was crack. I took the frame to the shop and it was confirmed.

Now for the mushy stuff.

Amy bought me that bike. I didn't have a mtb at the time. I put all my money into remodeling my house. I was waiting for it to sell before I bought a new one. She felt so sorry for me, or sick of listening to me whine, that she told me to go to the shop and bought one for me. This one. The broke one.

We have had some good times. Two ore to shores, a cheq 40, 4 wors marathons, numerous wors xc, 2 years of Tuesdays at the Beech, 24hrs of Ol' Pueblo, and the many random rides just for fun.

Now (sniff sniff) its (sniff sniff) all over. (sniff sniff)

...but there is an 09 Hi- Fi on order to replace it. So I think I will get over it.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Followin' Wheels

I am a follower.

I guess I am just going to have to admit that.

Maybe 5-6 years ago I went and watched a mountain bike race. I thought it looked like fun. So I started mtbing.

I liked riding mountain bikes and watched le' Tour. I went and got a road bike.

I was pretty happy with that for a while.

Then... I should get a single speed. (that idea sucked)

I should get a full suspension.

I should get a 29er.

See where I am going with this. While I don't expect to be a trend setter it seems like I am always just following along... along for the ride if you will.

This year... what to do after mtb season. Cross!!! Got a bike and hit up the barriers and run-ups.

While I don't regret any of that it does brings me to my current point, the reason for this post.

Everybody is xc skiing!!! I feel so left out. All the cool guys are doing it. I am so bored in the winter. Now I am slightly obsessing for xc ski stuff. I don't know the first thing about that sport but now that is what I want to do.

Will this ever end?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I Should Wait Till Mid Feb post this, but it is just too good.

Vid by Mathie, stolen from Jojo , a kiss on the lips to who ever is responsible.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Points to Ponder

This morning when I was eating pizza for breakfast I figured the best way for me to get fast is just be a clyde. I raced all year at 195-200 lbs and if I just gave up I could easily be a borderline clyde. Then, I could be a top 3 racer clyde without hardly trying.

Also, nobody talks bad about clydes being clydes. Everyone says how awesome it is that the big dudes can ride like that. So, to sum it up, I could be one of the fast guys and everyone would think I am awesome.