Sunday, June 28, 2009


Here are a bunch of random pics. They tell the story of what I have been up to the last few weeks. If a pic is worth a thousand words here is about 15k.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Looking Ahead

15 Days

29 Days

44 Days

Its going to be a great summer.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Whats New?

I have been asked that question a lot lately. It's a weird question. Its a three sided question. You want to say "nothing" but in your head know you sound boring, you want to say something but there rarely is, and thirdly its really just a conversation starter or figure of speech and the other person isn't really asking for an answer.

So what do you do? Sound like you have no life, make something up and lie, or just slide past it and move on.

Somebody asked me "Whats new?" the other the day. I just said, "I've been trying to eat more Mayo."

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I fell hard yesterday.

I fell off my wagon.

I had been doing so well.

I allow my treats but do not grossly indulge.

Yesterday I fell.

I fell hard.

I had a granola bar for breakfast. So far so good.

I had a Chipotle Burrito for lunch.

Amy and I had Sushi for dinner.

We went to the bar next door and I had a couple Vodka tonics on the patio.

I was still hungry so I ordered some chicken wings.

We got home and took the cruisers out.

I went to the Twist and got a vanilla malt.

I rode past the Little league fields and the concessions were open so I got a licorice rope.

I got home and had a little Door County cherry wine cheese spread on a cracker.

I thought I was done but late that evening Amy whipped up a blueberry coffee cake for her dad. I had to try it and make sure it was good. It was, so I tried it again.

Chipolte, sushi, vodka, chicken wings, ice cream, licorice, spread cheese, and blueberry coffee cake. I didn't feel so good when I went to bed.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Random Rides

I was out on a ride last Thursday and 1/2 way through I had this " I am sick of riding feeling." I, like everyone else, has had days where you don't feel like riding. Sometimes you go and sometimes not. Thursday something was different. I turned and went home. My 40 miler turned into 21. I couldn't understand why, even as I was heading home I couldn't figure it out. It was nice out. No wind. I wasn't tired. I had nothing to do and it was early. The only thing I figured is I was sick of the same old thing. I had been riding the same roads for 4 months now, by myself. I need to ride with others and need some different scenery. So last night I hit up my first group ride of the year. I had only done one group ride last year and after getting dropped hard early into the ride I never went back. I went back last night. My goal was not to get dropped and relight the fire a bit. Well, I didn't get dropped and was able to ride pretty easily with the group. I even took a little dig on the longest climb and was able to string everyone out pretty good without feeling like I was going to explode. Turns out it was just what I needed. I started the year doing my own thing when most convenient. I rode to collect miles and get ready for mtb season. Now I can start working on getting a little faster and riding harder than I would just on my own. I am motivated again and look forward to my next ride.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Extreme XC

Performa Kicker

You should have seen where I landed.

Friday, June 12, 2009

I (heart) Fridays

I have already gotten a ride in today.

I have already taken myself out for breakfast.

I am waiting to get picked up to go wakeboarding.

Its only 9am.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009