Friday, August 8, 2008

Friday August 8th, 2008

No riding today but I recovered from the past two days pretty well., I hope to be able to get on the spinner tomorrow morning. Gabe and I rode to the shop this morning, what a beautiful morning it was, and he loves to ride. We kicked around the shop for the better part of the morning. I worked while he spread my tools from one end of the shop to the other. He gives each and every one its own identity and personality and really seams to enjoy himself. Most guys would probably freak but I don't mind. He comes to work with me just about every day without complaint so what the heck.

Planning a trip to Roaring Run.......

So I have not been on a mountain bike in well over a year, and with a 24 hour mountain bike race looming in the near future I figure its time I get out and get dirty. I'm hoping that everyone I told about it will be able to come. Some of them I haven't ridden with in well over 2 years and I miss them. We used to ride at least once or twice a week but then everybody seemed to get busy and of course I spend all my time riding on the road now.

Speaking of 24 hour racing......

On the same token the last time I did this upcoming event I spent the following week in and out of the emergency room then a full week in the hospital (read all about it) with MRSA, Man I cant wait to race this Labor Day weekend. In all actuality I really cant wait fro these reasons
  • I really do love mountain biking but cant seem to fit it into my schedule these days.
  • Nothing like spending 24 hours suffering with 3 of your friends
  • There will be at least 15 other people there Racing that I have done 12 or 24 hour events with over the past several years.
Speaking of MRSA.......

My poor dog has it or some kind of similar infection. He got a hot spot on his neck that neither myself or the groomer caught and now he is sick. What a bummer.

On a lighter note.......

Spent the evening hanging with the family. Gabe and I spent some time in the garden picking and eating tomatoes and peppers then off to the blueberry bush for dessert. I have never seen a kid eat tomato's off the vine like and apple but that is how he does it.Then we spent about 45 minutes or so jamming. How cool is that? I picked him up a Line six 15 watt amp and he really seams to dig it.


Nigerian Mohammed Bello Abubakar, 84, has advised other men not to follow his example and marry 86 women. Like we didn't already know that.

And finally something else cycling related...

Valverde favored to win Beijing 250k

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