Friday, May 29, 2009


I have just realized that most of my topics come to me when i'm out riding by myself...more time to think about everything...

As i was riding along and letting my mind wander, I heard the wind blowing past my ears...I don't use an ipod or anything of the sort, mainly because of stupid drivers that refuse to give more than an inch...FUCKERS!!! That's a different topic altogether. Anyway, so I got to thinking about my favorite sounds, I have a few that are my absolute favs, again...another topic...;) But the wind blowing past my ears as I move along is one of them!!

I found that I like this sound when I was a ski bum in Colorado. I was doing some early morning bomb runs on the corduroy and was going 70ish mph, just before I started to slow down I heard the wind blastin past my ears and it was as loud as thunder!!! It was the coolest thing I think I have ever heard!!

If you care to experience this, there are a few ways to get there, 1. is to go skiing and make 11's (go straight) and 2. is to stick your head out the window of a moving vehicle at 70, you will be amazed at how loud the wind is!!!

One of my favorite sounds is the wind...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Karmic Retribution

I am a firm believer in karmic retribution...Most of the time I run my mouth and talk shit for fun and usually don't mean anything by it!! Well...karma is a fickle BITCH, and sometimes she feels the need to remind me she's listening. Might take a second or it might take a lifetime...No matter how long, karma will get you!!!

For instance...A friend of mine is a HUGE FAN of the Egg McMuffin, so I took it upon myself to tell her that I was going to get one and just basically rub it in!! No big deal, i've done it before and will probably do it again!!! So I dole out the ration of padoobie, eat down my Egg McMuffin and head home to go for a ride...HOORAY!!!

Fast forward about an hour...I'm just about ready to go, gotta pump up the tires still. I grab my pump and hook it on the valve, up to 120psi, go to pull the pump head off of the valve..and the valve comes with it...insta flat, gotta change the tube...

So I change it, finish getting ready, then send a text retracting all statements made towards her regarding Egg McMuffins...Karma!!!

I said once and I will say it again, karma will get you...Might take a second...might take a lifetime, but she will exact herself on you!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Hmmm.......Why does anyone lie?

The people I really don't understand are the ones who tell lie after lie after lie...They all get caught eventually, then they throw a lie when they get caught...To me this is waaaaaaay beyond stupid, so much so that I can't wrap my head around why!!! It gives me a headache to even try!!!

I don't know...I work with a guy that does this and it baffles me. I am a firm believer in karma, and what goes around comes around!!! I think that sooner or later his sac is going to get ripped off like a paper towel!!!

I would rather say nothing than toss out lie after lie!!! I'm not perfect by any means but WTF!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009


Sometimes I get really bored, that leads to sitting at the computer...kinda like now, I have ridden 7 days in a row, I could probably ride today, but I just don't see it least right now.

Anyway...when I'm bored I root around on the world wide web for shtuff, not anything in particular, just whatever pops into my grey matter whilst I look. Lately it's quotes...quotes on everything...mostly to put on FB, and a little for knowledge,but it helps pass the time.

So as I looked at my notebook of these quotes, I figured I would share some of the ones I like.

When I'm mad and I remember this one it makes me laugh...most of the time...."Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent"

I found this one and I like it a lot just because I think too much...a lot of the time!!! "Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself"

This one I just like!!! "A word to the wise isn't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need the advice!!"

As I was digging one day I came across some of Bruce Lee's quotes...These are a few..."Using no a way, and using no a limitation" Kinda makes you go hmmmm...

A simple one..."As you shall you become"

This one I have seen in action several times, and it never ceases to amaze me when the "smart" people don't see or get it!!! "Simplicity is the key to brilliance"

Now back to some random quotes...This one fits just about everything, but for me it's cycling..."The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it"

This one fits a few of my friends, but one in particular...I don't think she ever stops moving from the time she wakes until her head hits the bed...she is a FREAK!!! "Be the first to the field and the last to the couch" I'm telling you it fits perfectly!!!!

I think I have a few more...This one, I wasn't even looking quotes, but it caught my eye..."What a man does for pay is of little significance. What he is, as a sensitive instrument responsive to the worlds beauty, is everything!!" By the master of horror H.P. Lovecraft.

I think ill call it even after this one...if you never ask you will never know..."He who asks is a fool for 5 minutes...but he who does not ask remains a fool for ever"

There you go...some of my favorite quotes.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The simple things

I figured this one out a long time ago, and had forgotten about it until yesterday.

So yesterday was the Saturday morning ride from the rec center at Longview C.C. and I decided to not go the usual way and take the scenic route. The usual way requires me to do a 110% effort after 1 mile...I FUCKING HATE THIS!!!!

I was thinking the scenic route would take longer so I left 10 minutes early just in case...It turns out the this way is a mile less WOOHOO!!! That gave me a lot of time to just ride and enjoy the morning. So i'm riding along and realize that I have a ton of time and start to poke along and notice these purple wild flowers, so I stop and take out my phone, snap a shot and roll on. While I was doing that I realized that all I could hear was the breeze blowing through the trees and the birds, no traffic, no people, no nothing...Just the simple things right?

I wasn't at a good place on the road to be sitting, so I rode up the hill to the intersection and stopped...just to take in what nature has to offer, I sat there for about 5 minutes and it's been a long time since I stopped to look around.
It's funny, when me and the hommies would go on MTB trips, I would constantly preach to them to just look around see what's there...If you never look you never see!!! I do look around when i'm out riding, it's a rare thing anymore for me on anybody for that matter, to just stop and look around.
I guess I don't really have a point with this, i'm just saying that it was nice to stop and forget about everything and enjoy some of the simple things for a few!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Stanley Cup

If you're not a fan of hockey, you probably rode the short bus to school!!

I think I have always liked hockey, but since i've lived in a state (Colorado) that has the NHL, and watched it on a regular basis...I LOVE ME SOME HOCKEY!!!

Let's look at this...It's generally a fast paced game, they get to smash each other in to plexi-glass and wood walls...not sure about the wood part...anyhoo, they get to beat the HELL out of each other with bare knuckles whenever the players feel it necessary, and the playoffs consist of at least 5 games!!! A lot of the time 7!!!

So I ask you...How can anyone not like hockey...?!?! Someday in the not too distant future K.C. will have another minor league team...Praise the gods of blood on the ice!!!! You know i'll be there as much as I can handle!!

If that goes well maybe someday the NHL will give us a team, and we will be able to go to a Stanley Cup play off game or 3...and maybe just maybe the Stanley Cup will be hoisted over a K.C. teams head!!!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009


If you know me, you know that I have been riding for a long time...since 1995. As I have progressed through the years, the ride times and mileage for each ride have gone up.

One day many moons ago, someone asked me why I ride, and why so far...I couldn't come with an answer right away, so I pondered for a few days, and sure enough the answer came to me, you guessed it, out on a ride.

The main reason I ride is it makes me feel like a kid!!! Everytime, not for the whole ride, but there is always a moment. Who doesn't want that??

Another reason came to me just today, and that is pain!!! Not like broken bone pain, but the pain you feel from digging down deep and pushing yourself beyond your limits. To be honest I don't really know why, but I love it, actually I think i'm kinda addicted to it.

This was another answer I came up with when people pose the question of why...Because I like to suffer and because I CAN!!!!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Race review...

So I got up at 5:00am to go racing today. I didn't sleep very well at all...thinking about racing I suppose. It's funny, the races i've gone to and not slept very well the night before, I usually do pretty good. Today was no exception...

So we get there, sign up, change, and go for a little warm up spin...luckily we decide to ride a couple of miles on the start finish road...It ends up being a good thing...The big red, white, and blue flag marked the finish line...More on that later. The race ended up being 66 miles, I lined up with 4 other Bike Shack racers in a field of 33.

Go!!! We're off, cruising along at about 30 mph with a little tail wind, no big deal. About a half an hour later the attacks start coming, 4 or 5 go up the road and are brought back pretty quickly. It settles down for a few minutes, then another attack goes, one guy from the shack is in this group of 4. We let it get out there pretty far, and I decide to try to bridge across, I attacked on a small hill and get a gap quickly...HOORAY!!! I beat myself blind to get across, I get about 2/3rds of the way across and run out of gas...BOOOO!!! Oh well, I got a man in the break, time for others to take hold and is good.

Well that lasted all of about 3 minutes, the other 3 riders were so strong they shot my man out the back...Time to work again, so for the next 30 miles me and my teammates and a couple others go to the front and proceed to kill it to bring this break back...never happened...They got away and stayed away.

Lap number 2...was pretty uneventful, more or less a fast group ride with some of the leaches finally putting their faces into the wind...BITCHES!!!

Okay, back to the start finish. We finally make the turn onto the finish straight, and have about 5 miles to go. At this point I have been sitting in for the last 15-18 miles, I didn't care anymore, I busted my ass for at least 30 miles so FUCK EM!!! Any way we're about 1 1/2 miles from the finish hill and the road is arrow straight, so you can see it.

We are now at the 1 k to go marker, the pace is picking up. the group is rolling along at about 26 mph now. the final attack is launched, 5 guys and myself are getting after the finish line. The 1st guy blows up into a million bitty pieces, guys 2-5 sprint to the 200 meters to line...they sit up because they thought they were done, and I go blowing by like they had the brakes on all the way to the flag, and take 4th!! WOOOOHOOOO!!!!! Not a win but I will take it anyday!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


So I decided to start racing on the road again, and tomorrow is the first installment of the year. I've raced in the woods, now it's time to bring it to the pavement.

The race is in Topeka KS, it's 67 miles in length. My longest ride to date is 52 miles...I have done a lot of 40 milers, some with good intensity. I think i'll be okay. The course is mostly flat to rolling from what I saw on google earth, this is a good means the race pace should be at least 20mph+ and be over in 3 hours...ish. Breaking out the 303's for the race!!! It will be a nice change to ride some light wheels, and it will SUCK to go back to the everyday wheels after!!

Update tomorrow...I'm setting my goal for a top 10...not to lofty, but a pretty good goal none the less!!!


So i'm wandering through the world wide web looking at various things and whatnot, and decided to become a blogger...I don't know if anyone will ever read this, but what the hell, i'm bored!!!