Thursday, July 27, 2006


It doesn't look like DaSug has fallen on his head, but he is about to attempt a 24 hour race with Candy this weekend. Good luck to the Hoffman's.

Do they have a catagory for 24hr duo- Top shelf pimp and number 1 lady??

What are the odds they will make it back to see this little tribute??

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Another first for The Bubbster. It sounds like it's going to be a blast.
My checklist:
beef jerky
salted nut rolls

Somebody said I'm getting a free t-shirt, so I'll have that as well.
Am I forgetting anything?

Monday, July 24, 2006


Two summers ago I found out that I am allergic to the stings of yellow jackets and two kinds of hornets. Badly allergic.

A colony of yellow jackets had taken up residence on the side of my house in my vegetable garden(I fancy myself a farmer) and jacked me up but good landing me in the hospital twice within a 48 hour period. The second time with multiple stings.

Luckily my wife and my bitch were able to get me to the ER very quickly before things went too far south.

Further testing confirmed the allergies and I now am getting desensitizing injections and may need them monthly for the rest of my life. The doctor also perscribed an epipen(adreneline) and said if I am in the woods and get stung,"You better make sure you are with someone who will stab you in the thigh with it if you can't do it yourself." Scared the shit out of me.

Fast forward to yesterday..... I got stung by yellow jackets (at laest once, maybe twice) in the ankle while working in my back yard. I run in the house, grab the epipen and wait for the first signs of anaphylaxis. Nothing. A pretty swollen, very itchy ankle is the result of the latest sting(s) and I am now feeling much better knowing the bee-shots are working.

Now that I probably wont need the epipen for bee stings , I was thinking about sending it into my leg next time I get dropped in a race. With my new health insurance the co-pay on the epipen is only ten bucks. A small price to pay to move up a few spots and maybe on to the podium.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


I think I'm gonna be single for a while. Whatever the case, I could use some counseling....That's for sure.

Faster last night on the SS than I was Sunday with gears at Crystal ridge.

Got me.?.?

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Mediterranean Succotash Recipe #159784
A yummy low carb vegetarian side dish from Rachael Ray's show.
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
red onion, diced
garlic cloves, chopped
bell peppers, any color seeded and chopped
bunch asparagus, sliced on bias, tips 1 1/2 inches long
cups frozen corn kernels
ounces butter beans, drained
salt and pepper
flat leaf parsley, chopped

1. Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat.
2. Add oil, onion, garlic, peppers. Saute peppers, stirring frequently, 5 minutes.
3. Add asparagus and corn, cook 3 to 5 minutes longer.
4. Add beans and heat them through, 1 or 2 minutes.
5. Season dish with salt and pepper, to your taste, then stir in parsley.
6. Transfer to dinner plates or bowls and serve.

Monday, July 17, 2006


Oh yeah.......The creeps put together a couple of nice races to finish within 2 seconds of each other yesterday. I think they were trying to be like these guys (minus the ink).

Some interesting exchanges last night......

Meg- I would have beat you if I woudn't have lost all the air in my fork and dropped my water hand up.

Jamie- I would have crushed you by a mile, but I just started riding again.....etc. and so on...

After years of telling them to quit arguing about stupid shit, I found myself thinking"FINALLY..An argument with some substance" I said nothing...just reclined back in the lazyboy and giggled.

Check the results for great showings from locals in almost every race from elite down to citizen. I wish I could have done my part.....I sucked.

Friday, July 14, 2006


So.......... I go to Mcdonalds to pick up lunch for the office because I'm a nice guy. I get out of my truck and start to walk across the rain soaked parking lot because everyone knows you don't get any exercise using the drive-thru. I'm wearing flip-flops because I have a cool boss who allows very relaxed work attire. My flip flops cause me to do some kind of wacky skid-slide on the slippery painted arrow that directs you to the drive-thru (because flip flops are not the correct choice for these parking lot conditions). The end result is a confirmed pulled muscle in my back, a probable sprained ankle, and a possible broken big toe (because I'm a wuss).

I'm thinking about battling Mickey-D's in court for a lifetime supply of McFlurry's. I think I have a case. In any event...This is the excuse I will be using this weekend instead of "The Heat" like so many others will use.

Proof that nice guys always finish last.

Thursday, July 13, 2006


Through Dave Torgler's camera lens, I actually look like I half-know what I'm doing....Almost fast.......*Scared??

*This is a freebie....I will not serve it up like this very fire away.

Sunday, July 09, 2006


Come to think of it my whole fragile self is in the hurt-bag this morning. I mean shit...stand up, sit down, on the bike, off the bike.The last time I had that much fun and my ass felt like this was..........well nevermind, I'm rambling on and that was a long time ago.
Saturday was the State Singlespeed Championship (Gee Bubba....Do ya think you might be in a little over your head??) at Blue Mounds State Park. I had never been there before and it sure did live up to it's billing. Sharp rocks and flatting was the "mechanical "of the day. Not for Bubba though....I knew I had to fill my tires harder than Micheal Jackson at a cub scout campout in order to keep from flatting which is exactly what I did. I realized right away that I would be paying a price for it. I was bounced around like a pinball and it beat me up pretty good. Any thoughts of "rolling the dice" and letting some air out were nixed early in the first lap when my seatbag worked it's way open and all my flat repair stuff spilled out on the trail. By the time I noticed what happened, it was way too late to go back and collect all my crap. I then knew if I flatted, I was done. I managed to finish (not DFL either) despite not feeling my best and off a long night Friday. I figure 18 or so more spots and I wudda caught this guy. I asked him after if he wanted to sell his plaque. Dude wouldn't even listen to my offer.....
My prediction for the top 5 was right on except Mountaingoat was supposed to be in there instead of the guy that took 5th. Oh well.... he will have plenty of opportunities to get back to the top of my "hero list".

Friday, July 07, 2006


I'm thinking I might be able to do the SS race tomorrow, but have never riddin at Blue Mounds. What is the bike set up, tires, gearing, training wheels, basket, etc. for the course???

I'm putting together my prediction for the top 5................I'm not in it.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Props to Jamie for putting together a nice race for her first back from scope surgery on her left knee 6 weeks ago. Her knee held up fine while she cracked the top 10 overall and won her age group easily. Her sister and her should push each other in a sibling rivalry as the season goes on.

Props to Jay for putting together a fine race for his first back since his mishap.He does not seem to have missed a beat, but does seem to have gotten a bit weak in the arms.....wuss.

Also shout out to Nate, Ron and DaSug, and Sean for some good racin'.

Oh.............check out the shaved head. Mabeeeatch!!! soooooooo wants to be like me.

Thursday night is Brewers-Cubs and I get to skip the beatdown to observe a bunch of fibs get all liquored up and make asses out of themselves. At least we're sitting in the boss's suite.......sweet.