Monday, May 28, 2007
Spent Sunday at Frank's beach house in Oostburg. Look familiar Sheboyganeer's?? Yes..It's on the route of your winter beach ride. I am going to join you guys next winter for one for sure. Maybe drag Russell and Coop with me. I understand breakfast is an added bonus on this ride so I probably won't need to twist any arms.
Anyway, Frank is a high-falootin' corporate attorney for a multi-national company based in St Louis. He works down there but gets to spend about 3 days a week at his beach house here. Having access to a corporate jet makes this type of living possible. When I grow up, I want to be Frank. Frankly, Frank does not act very grown up though. This fire on the beach wound up getting a bit out of hand due to his pyro-tendancies. He has also perfected the art of drinking scotch while jet-skiing.
But you know Bubba had everything under control.
Some pics from the first WEMS race.
Props to Brittany and crew for a very well done event and good times. Congrats to Meg, Ron and the other winners.
There was poison ivy everywhere. I glad I kept him at home. He usually waits until July or August before giving me a good case of it.
Friday, May 25, 2007
SO MUCH FOR MY DIET......................
What's with all the frickin' gnats?? I think I've eaten 6 pounds of 'em in the last week.
I had a pretty good race at Lake Geneva Sunday. I killed the singletrack, and the climbs killed me. So we were even.
I did the Wednesday night races at Crystal Ridge. I had a pretty good start, but before I had the chance to blow up I took a wrong turn and did about 3 minutes of extra credit on my first lap. It was a good ride all-in-all.
With all the dumping going on over there, some new re-routes have been done to compensate. It is a work in progress, but the new stuff all seems pretty nifty.
Pressed for time, and rain threatening, I decided to blow off the beatdown last night. I noticed this guy had a ride posted for the Tosa trails billed as a "moderate pace-tempo" ride. Bender was there as well as a few second level fast guys. Let's just say that their easy ride is my Super-Bowl......and I lost. After about 1:45 of that nonsense I had the equivelent of 3 sport races in 5 days. I feel pretty good. My new "nice bike from Gunnar" is a champ........I am not.
I'm hoping to do a 3 hour solo at the WEMS race Saturday. I think I need to get used to riding for 3 hours because that's about how long I'll be out there if I decide to move up to Comp.
Congrats to COOOOOOOOOOOP. My sympathies to Anne.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Alterra fast guy #2 sent me this photo he took at Iola. He said he had to turn up the shutter speed on his camera to get a clear picture 'cause I was HAAAAULLLLIN'. If you look behind me, I even put the hurt on Bender...............O.K. it was his dad, but it sounded good.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Takin' his game to a new level....................I need to buy him a beer.
3 overall womens sport and recently turned 21. She should really ride her bike more.....and have a beer.
Let him eat fer' cryin' out load.
Coooooooooooooooooooop don't do beer. He has a low tolerance for stupidity.....Who'd-a-thunk judging by the crowd he hangs with.
A COOL DAY................JULIE'S PICS