Friday, January 30, 2009

Whats your problem???????

I swear....if I hear another person with a good job, family and good health whine about life I may just punch them in the mouth. Seriously folks.......Well that's enough of that

One of my sons favorite Summertime sports.......

So I was headed out to clear the snow and my son asked if he could come out as well. He is not put off by adverse weather and makes the best of what is thrown at him,which I think is awesome. So out the door and straight to the swing.I think he would do this forever if you would let him, although he still refuses to make himself go so that means allot of pushing for me and his mom. Oh well, that's OK he wont be this little forever.



Doesn't that just warm your cycling heart?

So as I said I was clearing snow and my son finally pryed himself away from his swing and comes up and asks for his bike helmet. With now cohersion from me he is asking to ride his bike in 20 deg. weather with 5 inches of the white stuff on the ground......AWESOME :>)

BTW, Its official........My son now has more miles on his bike that I do this year. Oh well I will surely catch up and pass him...I hope to anyway.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Power in a Cup

While training is best measured this time of year by "time on the bike" and not by "miles", one thing remains constant...the sweet taste of espresso afterwards!

Power in a Cup

While training is best measured this time of year by "time on the bike" and not by "miles", one thing remains constant...the sweet taste of espresso afterwards!

Power in a Cup

While training is best measured this time of year by "time on the bike" and not by "miles", one thing remains constant...the sweet taste of espresso afterwards!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hello old friend.....You werent missed you know

So I took another spin class last evening, which was my first experience with affib for the year. I should have expected it though having just eaten shortly before and with no warm up time having shown up just in time to start. Oh well, live and learn, it was a good class however and I hope to start teaching again in a few weeks.

Who cares what you people think..........

Came across this on another blog.......Do these people really believe that anybody really cares what they think or have to say. I would rather they all give up their citizenship and move to some foreign land...preferably one that we are currently bombing, a nice bungalow at ground zero would do nicely.



This is downright scary....although I am pretty sure that their golden child is not as liberal as they might believe which in the end is kind of ironic.


Speaking of friends.........


Ran into Doug at spin class last night as well. Doug is probably one of the most positive and motivating people you will ever meet in your lifetime. Some people don't know quite how to take him sometimes but that's mostly because of his incessant intensity.

Anyway he was telling me that his son and Toby shipped out a few weeks ago and are currently in Kuwait waiting for deployment to I think Afghanistan....... God luck, good hunting and gods speed boys, you will be in our prayers.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

owwwwwwwww@!!@!!!

So I started back to spinning class today after too many months off of the bike and way too many hours worked....

The class was full, which was good to see but I was in no way ready to spend over an hour standing and spinning...but I did. It is actually the same spin routine I taught in several of my classes last year, except I don't remember it hurting so badly....... Jim says everybody hates it and loves it at the same time. I actually plan to start teaching some again in a few weeks once I get some of my legs back, until then I will just suffer. I wont be able to make it to many of the weekday classes but I have my own spin bike here so I will use that. I actually look forward to tomorrows recover spin. Probably about a half hour or so.


I hate house work....

So since Gail and I have both been so busy..me with work and her with school, the house has suffered some so today was clean up day, or at least the start of what will probably be a 3 weekend project. Its not really dirty it is just disorganized and I cant stand that. I am going to take a brake though. Brownie is coming over this evening and I am going to finish up his time trial bike.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Alternative Training

Some people find many different ways to train in the off season....Here is one of my all time favorites
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Not very physical but allot of fun.



Still haven't seen Monkeyboy.....

I know that he is back but I have only spoken to him briefly. He said he has allot of stories from his Florida trip but I have to ride with him to get the skinney on it all. He did however say he is selling his bike so if you know anybody intersted that is built like a monkey it is a pretty good deal.


How'd they pull this off???????

So one of my racing friends (far right podium) sent me this photo the other day.

What I want to know is....... How did they get these women to pose with cowbells hanging from their necks..but upon closer inspection it became clear to me that they primed them beforehand.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Alternative Training

While some of us prefer riding outdoors... and others of us prefer riding indoors... they are both still (just) riding. Meanwhile, Shredder, marching to the beat of a different drummer, considers cross country skiing to be a viable way to bring his fitness on-line this time of year!

Alternative Training

While some of us prefer riding outdoors... and others of us prefer riding indoors... they are both still (just) riding. Meanwhile, Shredder, marching to the beat of a different drummer, considers cross country skiing to be a viable way to bring his fitness on-line this time of year!

Alternative Training

While some of us prefer riding outdoors... and others of us prefer riding indoors... they are both still (just) riding. Meanwhile, Shredder, marching to the beat of a different drummer, considers cross country skiing to be a viable way to bring his fitness on-line this time of year!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

4 hour trainer ride!


It's over and what an experience. Not necessarily a good one but it was an experience for sure. Read about it here.

4 hour trainer ride!


It's over and what an experience. Not necessarily a good one but it was an experience for sure. Read about it here.

4 hour trainer ride!


It's over and what an experience. Not necessarily a good one but it was an experience for sure. Read about it here.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Big Snow !

3 Hours of playing in the snow for Sam and I today. IT WAS GREAT :)

Here are a few pics!




Big Snow !

3 Hours of playing in the snow for Sam and I today. IT WAS GREAT :)

Here are a few pics!




Big Snow !

3 Hours of playing in the snow for Sam and I today. IT WAS GREAT :)

Here are a few pics!




Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Merry belated Christmas and so on..........

Wow!!!! Another year is here. Monkey Boy made it to Florida (he has some good stories to tell).I guess the gyms will be hopping for a few weeks now then things will go back to normal. I hope to get back to spinning this week. It's been at least 2 months since I have last ridden but I have done allot of hunting.

Speaking of workouts....

My son started back to Tae Quan-Do. He is really excited to be back at it an I am happy for him. I really was against the whole martial arts thing but die to my previous experience with somebody that had taken Tae Quan-Do when I was a kid (Story to follow) but his School is great and His instructor, Master Andrea Casagranda is phenomenal. They really teach allot about respect and self control............

My Tae Quan-Do experience........

I apologize to you regular readers if I have already told this story but for those of you new readers out there here we go.........

Growing up in a small suburb of Pittsburgh I had allot of good friends, one of which was Rob. Rob was about as laid back as anybody could be and came from a good Catholic home. He went to Catholic school up until his high school years and l never saw Rob pick a fight. Now as all young boys we all had minor skirmishes but nothing that wasn't forgotten by the next day. Rob and the rest of our gang spent allot of time fishing and just plain hanging out. I also blame this group of guys for helping me to developed my somewhat sarcastic sense of humor that is always putting me on my wife's bad side.

Fast forward to high school, Enter The Dragon (Dale). Now Dale was a pretty nice kid. He and I never really hung out much but was a nice enough guy. Now Dale at some point started taking Tae Quan-Do which never really impressed me or anybody else but I guess that he was pretty good at it. Anyway I guess at some point he decided that he wanted to start trying out some of his moves and for whatever reason his target was Rob.

Now Dale knew that Rob had gone to Catholic school and had been trained by Nuns for most of his life but that did not stop him. It seemed that every time Dale learned a new move he sought out Rob to try it out. Now the real irony here is that every time Dale would get in his stance for combat, Rob would just cold cock him and that was it....game over... and Dale would run off holding his hand over is often bloodied nose. We all took great pleasure in the humor of all of this as did several of the teachers art our high school.