Sunday, September 30, 2007

racin bikes

after yesterday it was rainy,cold, wet and 35 degrees this morning but the sun came out and it was nice and warm by 1pm with a couple of water holes and no mud.

this course was short and twisty, i liked it but it could have been longer. the barriers were too high for me to jump so i just ran it, ali tried the first lap to jump and crashed, that sucks. these laps were 3.5 mins so we did around 15 of them. on lap 7 bart comes by me soft pedaling so i decided not to let sager catch me. i never saw him, so that means bart won by like 10 mins.

i was riding around for awhile in 7th with alex rock, dh dropped me early so im fat and slow. time to put in some hours.

its not the same without gardie sandy and j-rad.

here are some pics from rosie

Friday, September 28, 2007

big city huckin in the SL,UT

Thursday, September 27, 2007


not wasted like you would assume, im so tired i cant stay awake. sager doing coffee and red bull all night. i passed out in the van. he thought it was proper to get home at 6am and go do a 5 hr mtn pass road ride with 9,000 feet of climbing. of course i didnt go, i did a few hours in traffic on the cx bike. i jacked up my arm jumping stuff i shouldnt have been. now i cant pick up my bike. i cant even grip my bars.
oh well.

i wasnt racing so i dont know how those guys do this race thing and train all year. then party, stay up all night and keep going. its amazing to me impressive and admirable, the travel, food, hotels, rest, training, winning, losing by inches and doing it 2 or 3 times a week in different towns. made harder by self driving winning talk, you suck losing talk, sponsor pressures, spoken or not.
performance anxiety and mechanical pros or woes.
its a ballet and the best guys do it weekly and its given and rarely learned. these guys and gals work hard and deserve it, but it takes a special breed and if youre not born with it then forget about it.

its like this. go to vegas, walk around all day, my feet are sore. ride a bit, drive a lot, sleep little, play games and lose lots of money, or go to parties and get wasted, get to the hotel at sunrise and wash up. go walk around in the building all day and do it again.

not that i did all that, its just the theme of the week. just dont get sick. there are a lot of sick looking people around. i dont like touching public hands, doors, hand rails or toilets.

i wont mention anything else.

check out neils page.

here are some more videos from last night.

racing at night

there were a lot of fast guys in this race. the pics suck at night so i thought a few video clips of the action would be better. the video quality is bad but it gives an idea of the crowds, the field and the speed.

tree farm was on fire, the first 15 mins he was standing up all the climbs flogging it and 10 guys were dying to stay in contact. the next 30 mins were 10 guys changing positions,
swiss dude huele, wicks, tim j, jon baker, kabush, jon page, jeremy powers, a few other guys,
on the last lap tree farm threw down a bad ass attack on the longest hill and only the swiss dude could stay on his wheel, but it came down to a 2 guy sprint and the tall guy won.


i have a few more i'll put up later.

i got to get some zzzz's

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

cross vegas

contadoper was in the hizzy

this internet connection i have blows, im going to find another one and gets some night action in the grassy field
mr impatient

salt lake 60 degrees vegas 90 degrees

i like riding in traffic so i did some laps on the strip, splitting lanes in grid lock. this town if you didnt already know, sucks.

guys with big trucks floor it from block to block between red lights, waste gas and brake pads.

stop and go trying to beat me to the next block.

thats nothing new here, they do that in every town i go to.

i'll do some walking tomorrow, then watch guys ride in a park

i saw this guy at the dirt demo

Monday, September 24, 2007

day 2 ass woopins

i told you not even to try. starting on the back row sucks, i wouldnt even want to do it.

$100 bucks next sunday to anyone who can beat the beagle.

up all night sleep all day

i want a dog like this one, he looks fun.

i have this problem where for the last month i cant sleep till 4am or 5am. then i get up at 11. have a nap at 7pm to 9pm then im up all night again.

some hobo sleeps on this couch in my back yard
see the pile of throw up behind it.
i rode the cx bike up dry creek, that sucked. 32mm tubulars with rocks no shocks and a 39/27 cog doesnt make much for ripping any dh, or uh.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

cx king

i got word from the sage, sea town bart ass woopins.

check it out, hes got the pics

that should put to rest anyone thinking to work over bg. 130 lbs of power with cat like skills.

top 10's with stacked fields. um ya pain cave.

i think i might put up $100 prime for anyone who can beat the beagle, in utah, legit no mechanicals.

its a safe bet.

he should start a minute back at the weekly events and practice passing, just to keep him on his toes.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

summer is over but prokop and the dew tour is in the hizzy

prokop cleans up in 4 cross and bmx. hes in town and waxed this heat.
i think only lopes can beat him
the dew tour is over at triad so i had to check it out.
the flying tomato and sheckler are gettin big air.
im watching mtv, summer is over, its not hot here anymore. its cold and rainy, im a fair weather rider so i dont know why im doing cross. i hate snow and rain. thats why i dont live in seattle, denver, boston or 300 other cities above latitude 39
i might have to put on some arm warmers and go ride trails tomorrow up at 9,000 before the snow comes.

i'll be south bound to vegas monday, so lay it all on red. i need to pick up my new scalpel at the dirt demo.

if you want to see something funny check out todds world tour. usa to scotland to germany to croatia to china to vegas in 2 weeks.

life of a true baller, chase points in style.

thats the funniest thing i have seen in a few days.

Friday, September 21, 2007

this gets the chicks every time

im a love pirate, im here for your booty.


dont forget to check out maddox, or go get yourself an iphone.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

cx time to rip

5 Rules for Men to Follow to Have a Happy Life-


1. It is important to have a woman who helps at home, cooks from time to time, cleans and has a job.
2. It is important to have a woman who can make you laugh.

3. It is important to have a woman whom you can trust and who doesn't lie to you.

4. It is important to have a woman who is 'talented' in the bedroom and who really likes to be with you.

5. It is very, very important that these four women don't know each other. :-)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


after i just read kathys post about national sign ups i thought, oh wow that was a good idea.

so i go check it out, 5 days too late. what a freaking joke.

check this out

i learned this, racing age is for next year. so im old, i hit 34 last month. i thought i was racing with the 30-34 group,

but i read on and see im with the 35-39 group. ok i never raced cross nationals, im out of the loop.

i think, okay so kathy said 80 girls signed up within 20 mins of opening reg. last friday night at 11pm.

it says 120 field limit so im thinking im goin to get a nice start position.

hell no, im 120 in line in the age grouper class.

i better practice my passing like bart has the sweet inside line where he makes up 30 spots in the first 1 minute of the gun going off.

it better not be cold and snowy there or im not going.

oh ya mark mccormack is sand bagging in my new age grouper class, what the hell is that about

there should be laws against that,

dirty edit challenge

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

never been called a sage before

thanks to stupid bike
he means well, but hangs out with lyna too much.
not that thats a bad thing.

i though sager was the sage.

sage1 /seɪdʒ/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[seyj] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation noun, adjective, sag·er, sag·est.

a profoundly wise person; a person famed for wisdom.

someone venerated for the possession of wisdom, judgment, and experience. –adjective

wise, judicious, or prudent: sage advice.

[Origin: 1250–1300; ME (n. and adj.)

sagely, adverb
sageness, noun

—Synonyms 1. philosopher. 3. sagacious.

—Antonyms 1. fool.

i like the antonym.

Monday, September 17, 2007

dont be that fat naked guy

You remember that guy who won the first Survivor T.V. show?

His name is Richard Hatch, but most people refer to him as 'That Fat Naked Guy from Survivor'.

Anyway, he's at risk of losing it all the cash he won.
He's been lying to the IRS, he's blaming the T.V. studio, and now he'll be lucky if he doesn't end up in prison.
It's pretty sad, but I can't say I'm surprised.
After all, studies on lottery winners show that as soon as they rake in the dough, they start acting nuts until they eventually blow the whole wad. They don't have the experience to be comfortable with kind of money, and so they unconsciously sabotage it in all sorts of ways.

That's what's happened to the fat naked guy.

He wasn't prepared for it, so he's been having trouble holding on to it.
Now, before you decide this has nothing to do with women, you should ask yourself a simple question... If the average Joe can't keep his paws around something as simple as a pile of dough, how the heck is he going to hold on to a hot woman?

The answer is ... not very well.

The truth is, you'll probably 'get lucky' at least once in your life.

Somehow, someway, you'll have a truly amazing woman pursue you.
Now, I'm not talking about a 'cute girl' -

I'm talking about an amazing woman that's way out of your league, if you know what I mean.

Unfortunately, if you're not prepared, you stand to lose that relationship and maybe a whole lot more.

You'll be like the fat naked guy - or any average lottery winner - and you'll start acting a little weird.
Deep down you'll know that you got 'lucky' with this girl, and that you don't have the experience to hold on to her.
You'll either start clinging onto her like a life-vest or push her away with downright rude behavior. After she comes to her senses and leaves you, you'll blame her for 'dumping' you - or you'll kid yourself into thinking she never liked you in the first place.

If this has happened to you or a friend, then you know what I am talking about. If not then I can tell you it's definitely something you want to avoid.

Seriously, the impact of losing a women this way can set you back light-years in terms of self-esteem, confidence, and your ability to make real connections with women.

I had a good friend go through this several years ago, and his confidence was so shattered it took months to get him over his approach anxiety.

I bring this up because the most important skills for KEEPING a woman are the *same* ones that attract them in the first place.

And it's important you understand this, so that when the right one comes along you'll be able to handle her and keep her around. After all, if you're attracting women all the time , then you will quickly gain the experience you need to keep a women around for good - if and when you choose to.

It's okay to be fat, even naked, just make sure you are prepared for the good things that come to you in life.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

nite riding tips from granny gear

1-Candles are not a reliable backup system.

2-Solar panels don't work at night.

3-It takes 231 sparklers to do a lap.

4-The Indiglo function on your watch was never intended to be a secondary light source.

5-All lighting systems are designed to fail ten minutes before you complete your lap.

dedication to turbo, kanyon kris, gardie, team rico, plesko

for turbo cuz he knew i couldnt hold out

team rico cuz i saw him team mascot on the trail tonight

kanyon kris cuz i should learn moderation instead of all or nothing

plesko cuz he ripped it up the other night in my memory. yaa

and gardie cuz he had a bday party in pc last night with lots of hot chicks.

i took chippo up to pc, we stopped by gardies party. he can get a crowd together. i wish i could stay longer to talk to all those hot chicks. i got a few for a minute but thats not long enough.

the whole green team was there minus dr sandros. i didnt see marc yap, ok the whole team wasnt there.

can you see that small light spec in the middle, well thats chippo gettin dropped.

chippo said he had watts but he left them in the valley.

too bad sandy and sager moved cuz they would have been there

but i had to tell you bout this epic night ride

I jacked up my thumb bz style.

not good for jumping barriers.
930 we head up johns trail to steps up jupiter lake to scotts hill. up at the top 10,000 ft. its a windy bitch about 50 degrees, i forgot any drinks and i have a wind breaker. no food, its ok though im not hungry, if i was we could set a trap and get some vermin and roast it.

after 1.5 hrs of climbing 4,000 vertical were at the top and have a bad ass tail wind. i jam my thumb on the bar and now it doesnt work.
we get to the rock spine and i blazed it, 1st time at night and i was rippin it up one handed.
ya im not lying.
i had to brag about that one.
then it gets real cold into milcreek, we catch up to a couple porcs, deer, moose, racoons. its like a zoo up there at night. then its a 10 mile coast down the canyon road, 10 miles to the dt and

3.5 hrs later im back in the fox den.

tomorrow im takin this new cx bike up to pc to get my van.

17 lbs and its not even tricked out yet.

yaaa rip it, cuz i wont be my had is worked and i cant even text.

team rico, aj and dh team mascot.

slowran thinks they shoot quills like a blow gun.

trucker is makin me a ghetto blaster for my bike, nite laps in moab blastin tecno full speed dh action.
thats pure style.
if you hear the fat beat that means pull over cuz im blazin trail.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

for the fans

it bothers me to make so many sad.

maybe in 2 weeks when racing starts again i will write stories and post pics.
until then i have nothing to say.

after i get back from interbike im sure i will have some pics of the world cup cx race and some hotties in sin city.

then on sept 30 is the cx race in ogden.

so by then i might have the motivation back.

until then.
the blog is on a sabbatical.

thanks for reading.

sly on vacation

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

in hiding

i retired this blog.

you will have to accept this for what it is.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

lay down a 500 foot skid

well these guys can, i cant.

even these track guys here in town today did 200 footers in a parking lot. i watched them wreck into curbs and fall over.

i didnt think of making my own video, it would have been sweet.

we raced around the parking lot and did track stands. the scalpel wins $40 in the sprints. is it the gears, the knobbies, the suspension or the watts?

dont know but a 1 gear cant keep up.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

runners are wack

i didnt know the wasatch 100 was today. i had a typical lazy day, up till 4am watching movies. up at 11am.
lotoja was today, they had 5 hrs in before i got out of bed. normie said it sucked, well i told you that a few weeks ago.

he got 13th in 9.5 hrs.
sounds like hell

and those wacky runners they had 6 hrs in, they started at 5am today in kaysville. finishing in midway. thats some hard core shit.

i got dropped off at snowbird and rode up to alta, up catherines i saw a bunch of red flags tied to the bushes along various points. didnt know why but then i figured it out. i saw a few hikers in alta but no runners. i ripped it down into brighton and saw the first runners with numbers.

i didnt know what was up yet so i climbed up the road to scotts hill.

there was a water aid station just past the radio towers and it was now dark so i turned on the lights and ripped some trail.

i was getting mad cuz i went up there to see nobody. i couldnt ride the dh because these jackass runners were in my way.

30 miles from the finish they looked blown and were barely running. every downhill on the crest was a pack of runners so i got to the rock spine and burned it. right after that the fork that goes down to deso and the turn to millcreek i saw a bunch of people coming up from deso so i knew millcreek would be empty. they went up to dog lake then down and up again to deso, crest to brighton.

i didnt see anyone until i hit the parking lot and it was packed, with cars, trucks and people.

i didnt stop i just ripped down the canyon, must of been an aid station.

coasting down milcreek in the dark i saw about 50 walkers on the road with lights. these poor bastards had 40 miles to go and its 9pm.

im at elbow fork and they had to climb that bitch from lambs and run down that trail to the road.
have you ever been up elbow fork to lambs, its a steep SOB.
running down it after 60 miles i bet was joy.

no thanks, im coasting down the hill and going home.

i wonder when they will finish
about 10 years ago we were riding from pc to provo on this trail up at the top of brighton there is a fork that goes south bound into mineral basin. it was sunday morning and there were still people running and had over 25 miles to go. they had been out for 29 hrs and had 5 hrs to go.

thats pure hell and i would never do it.
but i have people tell me they would never do the things i do.

guess its survival of the fittest.

adventures that i didnt plan on today.

Friday, September 07, 2007

identify this frame and win a prize

this is a serious contest

because i dont know what this is so if you do you will win a case of red bull. yaa

if anyone knows greg overtons email or phone number give it up cuz i bet he knows what this bike is. i had it a few months ago but it changed.

racing in scotland

world champs in the northern swamps.

mitchel looks thinner than his lil bro. rippin the worlds 30th, 6min off the win. check out the results it was a tight race. 1st usa junior.

dont forget U23 worlds today.

2007 snowbird champ thinner of the thinnest.

ya rip it.

Thursday, September 06, 2007


im wondering why it takes some one to die for others to acknowledge them.

you see people die every day, some you know mostly ones you dont know. they always show the close ones on tv saying the same thing.

dont know why this happened to such a nice guy

then you read the paper about these dead people and it says all these nice things about them.

why does the collective society have to wait for someone to die before they get any acknowledgement for their quailities.

i just think thats screwed up.

everyone should be complimented daily.

but in this society its rarely done

if you say anything about yourself you are conceited.
if you blow you own horn you are cocky

if too many people give you props for ass kicking then the group mumble or feeling is "go easy on him he'll get a big head"

ok thats great.

lets just wait for them to die,

then we can be just in giving a paragraph about the guy who was the nicest around.

dont read this the wrong way, everyone should get complimented daily in this world but it never happens as much as it should.

im going riding in the dark

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

i like the team spirit

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

dont know why

the green lantern sent me this picture of him before he had a face lift.

i like the long flowing locks

bike practice 12 hrs early

or late, depends on your day.

i sleep all day then go ride at night. you heard the story before.

get up at 10, nap for an hour at noon. then sleep more at 6pm to 8. so its 330am and im riding and watching oprah.

maybe i'll go ride more, meet bart up the canyon at 630 and ride to work with him.

bike practice for moab. its good times you know. i got the night shift on master bates team. that will be more good times. 4 nite laps. no riding till 8pm. then im done at 7am.

thats what i call kickin it old skool.

i'll keep a count of how many people i pass. maybe they will follow my sweet lines.

its only 5 1/2 weeks away.

one year long ago tom cook and tbird did 24 hrs at moab.
that was funny.

ok the flash in my eyes hurts
and for those morons who ride 1 speeds and then do it rigid. like brad keyes, and all those guys in provo.
truck driver and kenny jones.
when you guys man up and get a cannondale you can do it with this rigid lefty fork.
i have not seen anything so stupid since bio pace.
what a waste of metal.