Friday, March 21, 2008

MARCH MADNESS.......................

I am currently in the lead in my office pool of 18 participants. I would have escaped day 1 "clean" except for the UNLV-Kent State game.

Today's upset specials......St. Josephs over Oklahoma (11 over 6) and St. Mary's over Miami (10 over 7). I realize I'm really not going out on a limb here, but I have office women to beat.....besides an upset is an upset.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Personally, I thought Dopey the Dwarf was workin'.

On the scale at the "Y' tonight I weighed 228 lbs. This is the first time I have been under 230 in well over a decade. Just for comparison...last year at this time I was probably in the 243 range and my avg race weight in mid-summer last season was around 237.

Speaking of the "Y"...they were playing this in my pump class tonight.
(try being a macho weightlifter with the vision of that guy dancing around in your head).....O.K. Baron..I know it's not 80's gay, but it sure is gay.

Friday, March 14, 2008


I took a bunch of old bike stuff to the swap in Madison and wound up selling just about all of it. I came about a ten dollar bill short of making enough to score this Dos Niner frame. I bought it anyway.
First ride was tonight with Coop. We took a leisurely stroll through Tosa and rode around Pigsville for a bit and called it. The initial reviews are very positive. The suspension soaked up the potholes real nice, but this is no road bike boys and girls. We shall see how it handles the singletrack........sometime in late June by the looks of things.

Same old waste of time.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I hit the road at 3:20 pm feeling like I just might have shaken the dreadmocus that's rendered me uncharacteristically slow and sluggish for the last 2 weeks, but I still feel the tail end. So, what I had hoped to be a good long ride wound up only being 20 miles total with a stop in the middle to pay a visit to my ma.
My ma had some re-grafting surgery on her neck and chest from a burn accident 3 years ago. She spent some time recovering at the burn unit at St. Mary's and then had to transition at Franciscan Woods in Brookfield because apparently, at 71, you don't bounce back quite as quickly from that kind of stuff .

At first, when they said she had to go to rehab.......she said.... she went anyway. She will be going home Saturday, so it's all good.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


But you can give it a black backround and a little color.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

4 MORE YEARS..........

Dude musta won Ohio and Texas because he was all the news I heard today.

Monday, March 03, 2008

I'M FIXED..........

Dave Torgler gave me this bike when he moved to Colorado. I have a few rides on it now and I think it's going to be pretty cool. A few tweaks fit-wise and I should be good-to-go.

I have come to find out that this bike has been passed around like mashed 'taters at Thanksgiving dinner, but so what.
Sound off if you have owned this beauty in the past or would like to get on the list to own it in the future.