Monday, October 30, 2006


Well I have been in philly for over a week now. Lots of cool and a few uncool things have happened.
- my new cross bike fell of the rack on the turnpike
- my new cross bike got run over by a semi. Yeah a semi

I raced a ridley crossbow last weekend and probably did about as well as I would have done on my own damned bike. Those guys are just so freaking fast, they put 5 minutes into the guys who put 5 minutes into me.

attn: Cyclocross B Downgrade

I have to send that letter out later.

The crew at Bicycle Therapy totally fixed my bike, aside from the wheels, which were all that really got hit. They are now for sale.
We rode Wissahickon, which was rocky and fast and hard. I had a 29'er and it ruled. Yozel puts on a cyclocross training thing on Wednesdays, which turned out to be really hard and tiring.
Saturday night was the "Dumpster Derby." Groups of kids show up at 7pm on Pine St in West Philly and race cars built out of stuff found in the garbage. This year they had their own caution tape to close the street down. There was a swimmingpool on wheels and a car that had flames shooting off of the wheels. No photos available unfortunately

Johnturn got his freaking call up yesterday at Beacon, front row with 1 point. The stairs of death kicked my ass. I didnt get lapped!

Monday, October 16, 2006


There were a few people in this position this weekend, this one was captured for you all.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

who needs intensity?

First: I just read this in a book.
"What we have is an ally in name only. We support a government that has no supporters. What we have is a government that without the support of the United States would fall tomorrow."
- Robert F Kennedy - speaking to Alice Lloyd College 4 months and 4 hours before he was killed in 1968. Hey you were the one who thought Iraq.

more important stuff. bike racing.
Holy god are some people fast. That is my summary of the Month of Mud race today. Brady's run state park, 17ish miles. I saw TJ, Krimerney, Pflug, Ruggs, Gorski, BABIK!!! and some other studs just ride away from me. Evan on a 29'er singlespeed to take the singlespeed win. Steevo with a ego deflating 4th place singlespeed, like 139th overall or something. 3rd day of intensity since my trip, and I must say it is a lot easier to just ride really slow for a long long time.

The question remains: How long will I make it before being lapped at Sunday's UCI race in Cincy? I will guess less than 40 minutes. Brutal.