Tuesday, July 29, 2008

53 days till CX

How sweet would this be for CX & Circuit races?

Saturday, July 26, 2008

55 days till CX

Does this skin suit make me look fat?

Friday, July 25, 2008

56 days till CX

"Don't those go on the side of the tube? You already know who you are and you are the only one who can see that sticker."

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

59 days till CX season

I get a brief "vacation" from work for the next 4 days to go back to school. I'm taking a 4 day class in PLC troubleshooting. Today was a little boring since it covered stuff I already knew but I did pick up a thing or two. Unfortunately I have to drive to Joplin everyday to go to class. That means 5 am training rides this week, which is no big deal.

The Scooby is back in action! Amber picked it up from the transmission shop this afternoon. The clutch feels better than it ever has. Hopefully it will make it 212k like the original. I'd love to put 500k on it.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

61 days to CX season Excalmation Point!

State TT sucked!, the race sucked!!, the wind SUCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, I sucked!!, The freaking USCF GENOME NAZI irritates the heck out of me. They finally figured out registration. Now they need to figure out what a start time is. 9:14 my ass, try 9:45. Screw warm up that's what the first 10 k is for.

PATE ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best Tour stage I have seen in years. Just shows how clean racing is much more entertaining than the all drug Olympics of the past. Not sad to see Pereiro crash out. There have been some serious internet rumors that he was going to be the next to test positive anyway.

CX bike is on the stand getting ready to start earning its keep.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

62 Days TIll CX Season

I always say Robots & Ninjas will be the end of all of us. I think the Ninjas infiltrated my work & sabotaged one of my robots. I got to spend all day yesterday trying to get the damn thing to do what I wanted it to. After about 8 hours of programming & tweaking I threw in the towel & called in R2-D2's makers to come & try & remove the demons the ninjas stuck in it.


Off to State TT, almost time to start thinking 46t instead of 54t.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

66 days till cross

That's right only 66 more days till cross season. I could knock 14 days off that but I think 66 is a nice round number. Just State TT this weekend, some race in the SPR, & a couple of loops in KC then the real racing begins. I'll be starting out this cx season by getting my butt handed to me at the Hermann Invitational. The KC cross season this year is looking pretty good. Rumor has it that there is racing every weekend but 2 all the way till January. That's freaking nuts!

After this weekend the CX training begins. That means running, barriers, & time on the SS CX. Planning started last week by putting some feelers out for tires. I want to move up to 32mm Challanges this year. I plan on riding the Grifo again & adding the Grifo Dry to my arsenal as well (which means adding another set of tubbies to the wheel rack). My Slimen team mate Kyle is riding Dugast Rhinos this year, but I think they are a bit too spendy for this blue collar racer (I actually wear a green collar @ work). I'm thinking about retiring the pit bike as well. Why put money into 2 bikes when I can get one completely dialed in & work on get a real pit bike in the future. Though every time I didn't bring it to a race last year I needed it, so I'm torn.

I've also found a place that repairs tubular tires so I can save that Grifo I punctured last year for training. $20 for a new tube & base tape, which includes shipping. That's a steal. Now there is NO reason not to be on tubbies folks. If your not racing tubbies your not racing Cross (you know who I'm talking too).

There has been rumors about the Slimen CX kits but have yet to see any mock ups. I hear they are going to take kits to the next level. Rumor has it we're also getting the insulated long sleeve skin suits, very PRO. Thank god because I''m tired of freezing my jublies off. Not so PRO to freeze your boys off.

I hope that 66 days would hurry up & get over with!Mia's ready for CX, got her boots ready.