Monday, October 30, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
Really I made that up. Since the Merm gave me a race last weekend I felt the need to taunt him into racing Sunday instead of praying for my wicked ways. I figure Cale will destroy me, Farasy will half ass it again, so the Merm it is. Bring it on bitch.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
"Stem cell research is already allowed by law but the Dems. are trying to fool everyone into passing the amendmnent(sp) b/c it contains a hidden clause that allows cloning and embryonic stem cell research." (Cale that's a direct quote no editing for spelling.)
I decided to see if I could find it. I read the whole Ballet Proposal several times. No hidden clause. Don't believe me look yourself:
2006 Ballot Measure Constitutional Amendment 2
It does say in plain English:
"(1) No person may clone or attempt to clone a human being.
(2) No human blastocyst may be produced by fertilization solely for the purpose of stem cell research. "
I don't see any tricky double negatives or other measures to pull the wool over my eyes.
Unlike some who take there views from Fox News I like to make up my own mind. More people should exercise their brains instead of regurgitating something they heard. Vote the way you want not the way someone else tells you to vote.
Back to yesterday's post. Here's a funny article about Rush: IDIOT
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Deep down I'm kind of hoping it will rain so I can skip the track & work on important things like watch the World Series, sit on the couch, maybe glue my tubbies on. I know I was supposed to do that 3 weeks ago but they had Tufo tape on them & who knew it would take an act of Congress to get that crap off? Turns out I should have used paint stripper.
Did anyone see that idiot Rush Big Mouth on the news making fun of Mikey J Fox's Parkinsons? Rush was doing his impersonation of Parkinsons & saying Mike was acting/exaggerating his Parkinsons for effect. Rush is a complete idiot. But what can you expect from a drug addict?
Monday, October 23, 2006
1) My cold was worse than I thought; excuse also used by Jimbo who I lapped.
2) My Tufo's valve stem broke 5 minutes before the start & I had to use Bud's rear wheel. I can not thank him enough for keeping me off my SS CX. Granted said wheel only allowed me to use four of the 9 gears. This was 2 too many though since I had no speed. Though according to him I should have lapped the field 3x on his wheel. Like I said I suck @ the CX game.
3) I ran the barriers like a girl. No offense to Pam Hinton who was the only woman, so she did truly run the barriers like a girl & managed to beat most of the B field (who I lapped, that'd be you Skip).
4) The grass was bumpy.
5) It rained/drizzled.
6) It was cold.
7) Amber only rang the bell twice.
8) I was getting snot every where.
A pretty big field assembled in the A's race, with a similar sized B field to follow & allow us to lap/get in our way(that would be you Skip).
I only had 3 goals:
A) To not get lapped by Cale who I didn't but He only got 4th so I got lapped by 1-3. Butthead is a lot faster than he lets on. I know I tried to ride 2 laps with them when they lapped me. I suck, he doesn't.
B)To not get beat by the Merm. Little bastard actually made a race of it & I had to struggle to beat him.
C) To Lap Farasy. This became a during the race goal when I saw I was getting close.
This was me warming up when I realized I was probably going to hit these hay bales. I did. Third lap straight over the handle bars. I suck, hay bales are soft, asphalt isn't, shoulder OK.
The Merm racing JR Froese while chasing me. One's 17 the other just acts like it.
The battle. Me running the barriers like a girl. See Bud's wheel; kind of looks fast or @ least it will hold by big ass. Looking kind of fast. Really its trick photography thanks to my Mom.
More trick photography. She even made it look like Bud's wheel was kicking up dirt, moto style.
Butthead who won the battle of McSlow v. Butthead. He's so fast he's blurry.
BOCOMO V SPR: BOCOMO 1,2,3,5,6 SPR:4,7
BOCOMO better @ the CX game.
Shane sorry for the lack of updates. Miscommunication between me & Amber. I thought she said she had updated you, not that I was supposed to. See I suck @ the whole CX game.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Sometimes you feel like poo. Last night was circle running practice part something or other. The weather was dreary & soft boy made a no show. My head felt like it was weighed down with 50 lbs of snot & I showed, yet I'm the soft one? Go figure, kids today. Hogan & boys did show, along with Cox & friend, & the owner of the shoulder I saw popped back in Mike Owens. He's Hogan's cuz & currently training for the Boston Marathon. Cale was there showing some form in his prep to whip the Butthead.
I had wanted to do 8 X 800 in 1:30 but once I started dipping into my oh so precious reserves I called it a day @ 6. I know its not like me to cut a workout short, I must be getting soft like Skip says. Since I know how much he likes numbers here some just for him.
This is how I felt when I got home from work this AM. I went out just like the little one.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
I was hoping that the rain would let up enough for me to get in a ride outside. That didn't happen either so I was on the windtrainer. I guess I'm getting soft because Amber went out & ran in the rain saying it would make her tough. We then had the discussion about the difference between being tough & hard. It really didn't make much sense but I'm hard not tough, though now I'm soft because I rode the trainer instead of going out in a light drizzle.
The strangest thing happened while riding the trainer. I went hard enough that I thought I was going to puke. It turns out I didn't go that hard I was just starting to catch a cold. Monday night @ work I got to feeling more & more crap like as the hours ticked by. I went home that AM hit the bone stimulator & crashed out for a solid 7 hours of sleep. I woke up feeling not much better but I think it's just a head cold.
Being an idiot I figured I could sweat it out so I headed over to the Lake to ride my CX bike. I've changed my practices up a little this year & I'm doing some top secret training I can't let you all in on yet just in case it actually works. While riding around minding my own business I see a guy driving around in his car BUTT ASS NAKED! CC practice is going on so there are about 40 kids in the park. What a creep. I looked for the Park Ranger I had seen just 5 min before but to no avail & the cell was in the car. I guess I should have gone over to the Greenways & worked on bunny hopping the barriers. Its going to happen this year in @ least one race!
Now that I know I'm sick I guess it was a good thing I didn't go out in the rain. Hopefully I can shake this by Saturday. Tonight I'm on my 3rd liter of water & I'm starting to feel a little better. Maybe with some luck I won't be too knackered on Sat since Amber, Mia, & my Mom are coming to watch me race. Last year when Mom came to a CX race she got to see me do a 50' baseball slide on my ass right in front of her. That probably wouldn't go over so well this year. I made Amber the coolest bell for CX. I took an old crank arm & attached it to a cow bell. Now she can ring it till she goes deaf & not blister her hand like last season.
Tonight is circle running practice. As long as I can breath I plan on making it. Must train through the pain.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Its a balmy 38 degrees with a feels like temp of 33. Sunny with light wind. The high is only supposed to get to 68, Perfect cross weather. The plan right now is to race 3x. Subject to change once I see the course since the 3/4 & 1/2/3 races are back to back. Plus we'll see how I feel after the Master's & 3's races.
All for now will try & get a results update later.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
More circle running tonight. This time @ MSU. Being a little closer to home I rode the SSCX over. Made for a nice little extra to the workout. Tonight's players were me(duh), Cale, Cox, her friend Kelly(Cox called me out on not remembering her name, I was trying to be all stealthy & catch it in conversation, but put it on the internet & it will be found), Skippy who rode his yard gnome bike over, & the one, the only Hogan, sans soccer cleats & anger. There was a little chill in the air tonight giving it a true cross feeling. Tonight I did a pyramid workout 200, 400, 600, 800, 800, 600, 400, 200 all in 1:30 pace. I hit them all several seconds faster though & didn't hurt too bad. For the longer intervals I gave myself 3 min recovery, the shortest just 200 meters. Hopefully I won't be laid out with soreness this week since I'm going to attempt to race this weekend.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Miscellaneous thoughts from practice:
I bought a set of cheap Kenda kwik's to put on the SS'er, actually pretty good tires for the dry conditions. If you need a cheap spare set I'd recommend them. Though I think they would be a bit slippy on wet grass or mud.
Dismounts & remounts need a little work but not to bad for first CX ride of season. Did manage to whack my nuts pretty hard one time, that'll wake you up.
SS'er skipped the chain off twice. Not sure why yet will have to do some investigating into that one.
Early afternoon not best time to ride @ the lake since CC practice is going on. Does add an interesting element dodging high school kids. Got asked if I was Phil Harris. What the hell is up with that?
Think I'm going to like running 2 rings up front this year. Gives me a lot more options.
Going to have to do some more running since I'm going to have to run with the bike more when on the SS.
Think the gearing combo is about right on the SS. Might tweak it a bit a gear inch or 2 either way. Have to do some testing & some Sheldon Brown figuring.
Ran into Coach Norton out for a spin on his CX bike.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Yep its that time again. Got out tonight & did my first running since the Turkey Trot last year. I'm thinking this year I might attempt the trot without running 5k in one shot. I met Cale, Rob, Cox, her friend whose name I can't remember, Skip(yes I was floored too), & Farasy all kitted out. They were doing a VanFasten workout while I stuck to tried & true 400's. 10 of them to be precise. Was able to finish all of them in my desired time so not too bad an effort. Need to put the HR on next time to see how deep I'm digging. Though I didn't seem to hard pressed to stay well under 1:30. Toward the end I did feel the old legs getting a little sore.
When I got home Amber had me a good dinner waiting & even treated me to a damn fine massage. You'd figure a guy married to a massage therapist would get a massage all the time but some how it just doesn't work out that way. Hopefully that with the I Be Brokens will let me get on the bike tomorrow.
Tuesday instead of bike practice I went & helped Uncle Jeremy put an alternator in his Passport. I should have known something was not just right when I was told to bring a floor jack. I called in advance to make sure the alternator wasn't hidden in the motor or the likes. It was pretty damn close though. You have to go in through the wheel well to get to it. Engineers are so freaking smart! I think they purposely teach them how to make 5 bolts almost impossible to get to. Really it wasn't to bad once I figured out how to get to it.
The Dunsmuir household has officially switched to DSL. Got it up & running this afternoon before loops. Pretty fast. Was mildly impressed to see it seems faster than cable. Because of this most of you got an email with my new email address. If you didn't get it drop me a line on the old one before it disappears.
Big bike practice this weekend @ the lake. OG says something in the ballpark of 110. Works out nicely since I wanted another century before cross season.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Tomorrow night is circle running part one. Haven't done any running since the Turkey Trot last year so figure I'll do a different workout than the rest. Hopefully I won't puke. I'm going to try & get Amber to come with. Maybe the prospect of seeing the MSU foootballers will have her run circles with me.
Monday, October 02, 2006
Saturday night Amber's parents, Rick & Debbie came over & we BBQ'd up some big fat T-Bones they got from Harter House. MMM Good. Lucky & Lacy got the bones. Normally I make them do tricks for treats but I feared for my life so dropped the bones & ran. Bones lasted less than 5 minutes. Devil hounds!
Sunday got in another good bike practice bright and early. On weekends I've started getting up at the ass crack of dawn & getting in some good miles. After getting home & taking a nap got up & mowed my lawn for what I hope is the last time of the year. I've been putting off for just this reason.