Thursday, April 17, 2008

Magical high tech toilets

I love it - do you?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Another Double?

This is starting to become my saturday theme - Ride Hall And Heil back to back. I haven't gotten to the point where I'm riding from one to the other... but that can't too far off in the future.
I'm also having a sunday tradition - riding with no legs... it sucks.
My sunday rides have turned to crap because of my long saturday doubles.... hopefully it'll payoff sometime soon.

I'm not any thinner that last season (disappointing)- but I am riding DH faster, and I'm getting my sprint back. I need to get back to running a few days a week too - I've been good about lifting weights and riding.. but now I need to loose some fat.

Update again later...

Monday, April 7, 2008

Weekend Riding

I got in a few rides this weekend - put in a double on Saturday, Hall Ranch and Heil. Sunday was supposed to be an easy ride (recovery) but I ended up riding super hard at Walker Ranch.
And I bonked. At Walker. It was embarrassing.

Colorado Whiskey

Man - when was the last time I talked about this stuff? Maybe about 5 minutes ago...
I've been fully embracing all that Colorado has to offer before reaching out beyound this bountiful state, and one of my favorite finds is Colorado Whiskey

Thanks to Gerald, I've gotten a taste for Whiskey once again. I suspect one of the reasons that it's so good is that they may use mash from the Flying Dog Brewery (same owners). This would create a much easier and consistent ingredient list to work with...

Go to your local liquor store and buy a bottle. Yes, it's expensive - but you'll love it

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Race Bikes

I'm getting my race bikes finalized for the race season... I'm hoping to race in 2 disciplines this year. Super-D and DH.
I had given some serious thought to DS, but there's only a couple of races in Colorado that are DS this year and I didn't want to buy a bike for 2 races. I am planning on getting a DS bike this year to race next year. Anyway - onto the bikes.

Super-D bike,
I am riding the almighty Commencal. This bike hasn't become a Super-D specific bike yet - but it's on it's way. I've got a couple of wheelsets, a light one and heavy one. I've also got quite the tire line up, Kenda has definetly hooked me up. I'll be rocking Nevegal's for most conditions but have a pair of Cortez's and Blue Groove's for alternate soil types. I'm still on the fox suspension setup from last season because I love it. Vanilla RC2 and Float RC. I'm running some nice wide Sunline Carbon Bars (28 inches) and Formula Oro Brakes. If you haven't ridden the Formula's - you are really missing out. These are the best things I've ever used.

DH Bike
I'm rocking a Giant Glory DH this season. I was considering a Sunday, but ended up with the Glory cause I got a screaming deal (leftover team frame and parts - Thanks!). Ive ben riding a lawwill suspension setup for years - and a 22.5 inch top tube. This setup is a dual link, and the top tube is 21 inches. The setup seems to be working jut fine, but only time will tell. Fox 40, Truevativ, Kenda Tires, WTB Wheels, 30.5 inch Sunline Bars, Easton flat pedals, and no brakes yet. I'm anticipating the Formula Dh brakes called "The One" but they are super pricey. My backup option is the Avid Brakes "Code".

In case you missed it (and know me) I did say I'd be running flat pedals this season. I've been a hard core Clipless Addict for years - and I'll probably still race in them, but I've decided on doing 75% of my riding on Flats. Why? I took a little trip to Seattly in February and got in some riding on a DH bike with Flats and realized how much skill I've lost over the years... I need to get it back. I need to stop using my clipless pedals as a crutch and use them like an advantage (like I used to).
Don't forget the 5/10 shoes.

Aight - so what races am I doing?
MSC - Crested Butte, Aspen, Sol Vista
maybe a national or 2 - but nothing serious
I also plan on heading up to Boise in September for an Hour long Super-D. i guess it runs from Bogus Basin to DT Boise. Sounds like it's right up my alley!

Since I have a newborn, and my wife is not a big fan of injuries - so I've promised her no podiums. That being said, I fully expect to have some top 10's.

I'll be posting up my 2008 Event Schedule soon, as well as my sponsor list for the season.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I suck

I know, I know...

I'm back now - should be for real this time.


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