Monday, July 18, 2011

No Pic But It Was Real

Today I saw a guy riding in town. He was in FULL Fox Cities Tri Club Kit. He had no helmet on, was wearing bright white tennis shoes, and was on fixed gear road bike. I couldnt pull that look off.

Making a final push right now. I had planned on having fun this July but that light is getting so much brighter. I ordered my countertops yesterday and had the basement measured for carpet. I got all my extension jambs on over the weekend and cased in my doors plus the patio doors. Tonight I layed out all my leangths of base molding so tommorow night I can cut and install. I hope I can get it all nailed on in 2-3 nights. Then I have about a night of grouting and then I can start final installs of bathroom fixtures and make final plumbing connections.

Then its just final touches and connect all the cable lines and splitters and mount the tv's.

I still need a sauna door and insulate with cedar but that doesnt have to happen anytime soon.

I think I can be 95% done by the first weekend in August. Then time for summer.

Monday, July 11, 2011


A full week off was nice. Mqt in the summer cant be beat, I dont care where you are.

I got some rides in too. Got the Up Nort' bike out and it was prime to ride. 75 degree, sun, and no wind. Lake Superior was glass all week. The great thing about riding up there is that there are trails everywhere. Marked trails. You can park anywhere in town and be on singletrack in less than a mile. I rode 2.5 hrs 3 different days all singletrack all from town and didnt ride the same thing twice. Awesome! I got into some great views, found a 12-15' waterfall by accident, and found the limit of mechanical disk brakes with a 200lb rider.

Up this month... finish the basement (fingers crossed), get a few rides in, celibrate #37, and rip some black dirt day and night with my homies.

Friday, July 1, 2011


Ahh... the 4th is here. Time relax and enjoy some sun. Planning on spending some time here, there, and everywhere. After a little more work on my basement project I am calling it quits for a little while. I am at a good stopping point and I think I deserve a break. Doors and trim are about all I have left for major tasks. Soon I will be calling for carpet and looking for people to come break this thing in.

I am super excited to spend time with my little family and spend some time alone with nothing but the sound of tires gripping dirt and heavy breathing. Maybe a little yea-haa's mixed in when I hit a certain section of UP brakeless singletrack that I have been dreaming about.

Tour also starts and I admit I am a junkie. You cant fake the excitement and real life drama that unfolds during that race. No fancy A-list producer could replicate the intracasies, battles, and suffering going on. You just have to watch it and I will be.

July is shaping up to be a great month. Time off, summer fun, dirt shredding, and getting the gang back together in Wausau is going to make this month fly by but also one that should leave me satisfied and refreshed heading into the next things in life.