Dear Friends and Family,
In May of this year I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of mucinic carcinoma; three cancerous tumors residing in my lower abdomen and pelvis. After seven difficult rounds of chemotherapy and several ugly complications, I am pleased to let you know that the cancer has been eradicated from two of the largest tumors and reduced by nearly 60% in the third!
Though I have several more months of chemo to go, as well as a likely surgery to remove the tumors, I am more confident than ever that this nasty disease can be defeated and I want you all to know that your support has made my journey bearable.
With sincere thanks,
Friday, August 31, 2007
Dear Friends and Family,
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 10:33 AM
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 3:22 AM
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 10:04 PM
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
ya thats right, i got the sport court in my back yard.
i missed out on a ride with mark up milcreek.
thats cuz im wasted.
i dont know how you normal people work a normal job. i cant handle it. i tried it last week, did like 12 hrs, thats too much.
then today i was hauling so much ass around town im dizzy. 50 pound packs of court transcripts 2 or loads of that crap.
43 deliveries in 4 hrs. back and forth across town. multiple stops at the same office 2 or 3 times.
i dont like this, the only reason i do it, i found out is it keeps me on the go instead of on the internet all day.
some what active, 4 hrs later im wasted, my back hurts and im dehydrated. didnt drink anything all day.
man car drivers are stupid, if it wasnt for my cat like skills i would be dead 5 times today.
holy shit these people are stupid. i let them know it as well. when i pass them a few seconds later ya i call them out. you stupid SOB.
how do they get a license to drive?
and still, the old ladies at the reception, signing there whole 4 names and printing it out for me,
5 mins later the chicken scratch still isnt readable.
elevators, 1 floor stopping for the lard ass with the 100 oz. maverick super mug.
thats why i hate people.
im kickin it on the deck. summer is over and im going to australia.
im not an old bitter bat, i like to complain bout stupid stuff.
kenny jones broke his hip, that sucks. i can ride and i can walk. ya this is the same guy about a month ago who split his head open. see pics back in july.
something is trying to get your attention kenny. hope you figure it out.
i know the simple things are the best so my rants are just for fun.
just in case you didnt figure it out
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 9:15 PM
Sunday, August 26, 2007
i got dropped off in pc tonight at 8, then i headed up to the ridge trail. an hour later i peaked out and it was raining. dropped down milcreek, rippppppppppped it ohh hell that was fast.
tell team rico i brought gloves and socks.
2 hrs later im in the big city 30 degrees warmer and no rain. the only thing i saw tonight was a skunk.
i heard some branches crackling in the woods. its scary when youre alone in the woods climbing quietly hearing the rain drop and then a bunch of breaking branches. thats either a big ass moose or big foot. i didnt stop or stay around to see i just pinned it and dropped that bad boy.
in case you are wondering why i like nite riding here you go.
1- nobody in the way, i can rip the dh full speed knowing nobody is in the way on the blind corners.
2- i hate people. i probably hate you too.... so dont get in my way, i get pissy late at night. dont cross me or i will skid a 2 wheel drift and spray you with gravel.
3- its good knowing im out in the woods with the creatures of the night. even if they dont see me or care.
4- its not hot and i hate the sun too.
5- thats about it for now. mostly i just hate people.
check out the bright ass nite rider, ya thats one helmet mount. i wonder if bionic daves home made lite is brighter?
send me one dave, i'll pay you.
oh ya i went to the movie today, this one called super bad. its funny if you like swearing and fat dorky high school kids. its not a utah family movie thats for sure.
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 11:08 PM
Saturday, August 25, 2007
i was out on the town, more like a 2 hr trail ride. some birds flew in my face, i saw about 5 tarantulas, they were big as apples. the moon is bright, and my camera doesnt work.
oh ya before that i went to a race in heber and i didnt get any pics of that either cuz i was in the hurt locker. it was hot as balls and i got shelled. me and bz were pullin up the rear, caught kriegy for a 3 up sprint for 5th. i came out on the bottom of that and ali broke his chain so thats 8th out of 11 or 12. pretty lame but oh well.
the next one is in 5 weeks so i better ride out to rmr and get some time in the pain cave.
not many people showed up, i dont think it was good timing. its august, its a cross race in a dusty field, there was a 100 mile race in pc today, a road race in san pete and a triathlon at jordanelle.
lots of bikers all over the place doing different races. i guess the cross season starts in october and more people will be ready to pin it for an hour.
team rico won the 50 miler
eatough won the 100
bart won in cross
i dont know who won the the road race
sara won the triathlon
erin won a mtn bike race in missouri by 10 mins.
hmmm must be the scalpel...
good work for pilling getting 3rd. thats hard core.
tomorrow night at 8 im ridin up spiro to mid mtn over to park west, millcreek connector back home.
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 10:38 PM
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
rosie and bart in the atlantic ocean. i had to post it.
ok for the past 3 days i have been a bike messenger. back like in the old school days. i have been ripping around in the down town for 3 or 4 hours a day getting some hammering in with some track geeks and UTA busses.
yaa fun times.
seems my pal adam over at salt city couriers got slammed with 5 or 6 guys quitting at once so he calls me to take the load. ok, ok. i say.
what can the fastest messenger do, i come out of retirement.
he fired this guy yesterday on top of that.
seems hes not a biker,
yet he rides around on a fixie with pink rims and proceeded to get ran over by a car.
for the 2nd time in 2 weeks.
guess what, no brakes equals getting your ass run over.
you dont ride fixies in traffic, i dont care if your name is JJ or jason, or if you work at LMI.
1 speeds are gay and you know how i feel about it so lets leave it at that.
this week reminded me why i hated bike messenger red tape. waiting for elevators. stopping at every level in a building because these idiots are too lazy to use the stairs for 1 floor. im on the 20th floor, they go down to 19 in the elevator.
come on, it didnt happen once, its all the time. i've got to haul ass.
racing the train down main to cut it off with a hard left on 200, 300 or 400 south. it says no left turn but thats for cars only.
squeezing by the front of the train just in time to hook it up and not lose any speed.
trying to beat the UTA bus on 200 south west bound to main, we are both doing 30 and hes trying to cut me off to pull over at the bus stop.
ya he floors it and smash his mirror with my fist.
next time hes getting the U lock in the side window.
people, ok, old ladies that work at the counters that cant hear, understand or know a damn thing about why you are there or that you just sprinted across town to get a pick up and they dont know what the hell your are talking about or who to call.
why are they here? sitting at the front when they can even barely walk?? hell if i know
loading your bag with 50 lbs of court transcripts and trying to get 10 drops done in 30 mins so your bag doesnt break your back.
work that in with 15 min rush calls.
down town construction blows.
no riding on the side walks
bike cops suck more than car cops =power trippers who cant keep up if they were paid 1000 to catch me.
people taking 5 mins to sign their long ass name. hell when UPS comes to my house he gets the 1 sec scribble.
give me the same, i dont have time to stand around while you practice your penmanship on my watch.
the most thing i hate.
wooden pedestrian corridors that are 3 feet wide.
this means you cant access the building riding because all the foot traffic on them and when they peds see you riding in this wooden tunnel they freak out.
sager, blake and bart have been in puerto rico all week and the only reason i know this is because go check sagers web site
bart sucks at blogging, you get from him about 2 sentences a week if that.
with no pics.
blake writes a 30 page book about once a week.
and if sager doesnt tell you anything, at least he has some vay cay pics.
no race results,
no action shots
equals lame blogging .
team mona vie may be the world premier mtn biking squad but they suck at blogging.
hey guys...... what about the rest of us who want to follow your life??
keep up on recent activities of our fave super heroes?
come on hook it up and get on the blogging band wagon.
it doesnt take but 5 mins a day, so give me the i dont have time, im at the beach excuse.
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 8:52 PM
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 6:43 PM
"LOTOJA, besides the fact that it is full, with a long wait list, I believe a 200 mile road race would be very similar to hitting my nether regions repeatedly with a mallet. "
i couldnt agree more and that is the funniest shit i've seen all day.
imagine bob slamming his crotch with a mallet, holy hell.
that race is gay, im not sure which is more gay,
the race or the guys driving around town with the "LOTOJA" sticker on the back window of their SUV.
i did it once, in baggy shorts.
it was most boring day of my life.
if you rode, ride or like this race dont think i am demeaning you as a cyclist. i hate the race not you so get over it.
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 1:33 AM
Monday, August 20, 2007
the thing about this sunset is that its the same pic of the one right above in the header. im on the rock spine looking west of course, just 8 hrs later in the day.
me and rico went up to lake deso tonight, i tried the ride the spine in the dark and it wasnt happenin, i was like a 2 yr old on ice skates.
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 11:18 PM
im goin up to pc, head up from park west, meet them at the ridge some where and ride home.
just heard santurbane got smashed by a car and broke some bones, dont know much more than that.
hope his head is in 1 peice.
headin up parleys, when i meet up with team porc i will document the sighting.
chippo thinks hes fast but hes avoiding sly, probably doesnt want to get his ass whooped.
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 4:12 PM
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 8:18 PM
Saturday, August 18, 2007
not cuz im out at the club pickin up hot chicks, but cuz i lay in bed staring at the ceiling. wondering what if and why.
some times i look at the wall and wonder.
something crazy happened last night but im not going into it. it started off at 9pm with a really short ride. then came home tired and thought i was going to bed early. i planned to get up at 6am and go a few blocks over to see the old key bank tower blow up.
you may ask, well i was in the down town area and i still see the key bank tower. well if you are not in the know, here you go.
50 south main is the cross roads mall. its all blown up now. that whole block is gone. they ripped it down over the last few months. they will be tearing down the zcmi center at 50 main and across the street at 40 main. they moved the name of the key bank tower to 36 state which used to be the beneficial life tower.
over the next 4 years they are rebuilding these 2 main city blocks with 10,000 or so hotel rooms and condos.
its supposed to be some big shit goin on.
they better do something down there, its like a ghost town. even before they wrecked anything.
anyway long story.
up all night, then i went over to triad and saw that big bang.
i got a few pics but they are lame since im 4 blocks away. the security grid was tighter than a......well i will leave it up to you.
then i went down to 9400 south at little cottonwood canyon. it was windy, cloudy and right at the start it was a down pour, lightning all around and up the canyon. so james cancelled the mtn hc up at gad2.
the pro 1-2 field was weak.
like 10 guys showed up, im not saying they are slow its just there wasnt that many of them.
i was up at tanner and normy had a 10 sec lead over mitchel, santa, tyson, alex g the summer time dominator
and couple other guys.
i think mitchel won and normy got 2nd, i dont know the results i wasnt at the finish line.
then bryson pulled up on his moto, hes blown like me so we watched as the rain stopped and the temp guage said 55 degrees at 7500 feet.
i got a few pics but im tired so maybe post that sheeat laterrr.
i saw this on discovery channel or something last year, then i stole these pics from matt ant. aka matt love. watched them build it and this ski run has a black diamond on it.
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 1:53 PM
Friday, August 17, 2007
atrain gets old 8-18-07
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 11:08 AM
Thursday, August 16, 2007
i have not felt like putting anything up on the www for a few days, i did a few night rides.
then i saw this and changed my mind. i feel the same way as tbird wrote his latest entry, i know how he feels and know where hes coming from.
i dont like being one of those guys either.
you know the guy at the race where people want to beat, its makes their day. like i rub it in ones face when time and time again i crush them. everyone has up and down days on the racing circuit.
mostly for me its below par, once in a while i impress myself. but overall its worse than normal.
im not comparing myself to tbird. i know where hes coming from. us old jaded racers. im no pro, but i see what hes saying,
people always asking why you didnt win
more people asking what went wrong when you didnt win
same people not saying anything to you when you crush them for years then one day you suck and they get you by a minute and its their best day of life.
then those people years later telling the story, "remember that day i kicked your ass by a minute"
ya i hate it,
first it makes me wonder why im the guy to beat, why im on the radar, im not the king.
sometimes i think i am, but i won one race this year,
5 months ago.
i dont like lining up for training races. in july, august or sept. knowing its going to suck, how the good days of spring are long gone, easy ass kickings are over for awhile, knowing its for the greater good of 6 weeks down the road the pain will turn into ass whoopins with no effort.
lining up knowing its a slaugterfest and in an hour its over but its going to suck so bad,
trying to get used to the insane fast starts, the first 10 minutes of pin to win it style that you need not to bogged down by traffic and 1 track.
they hurt in the beginning but after a few weeks its like a sunday stroll. pinning it at hr 195 for 10 mins to get rid of unwanted baggage.
but i have heard many stories and people say about me.
say it, ive heard it, bring it, talk the trash, i deserve it. i instigate it so deal with it.
like lately, im not fast, i didnt train or race much for the past 2 months. so last week i decide its time to get in some 1 hr hard races.
i went to solitude and got my ass kicked
i went to soldier hollow yesterday and got worked over again, ya im feeling better but chris holley josh and tyson kicked my ass on the climbs.
even brian, barts little brother was giving it a go and laying it all out. he was right in there as well.
kenny jones on a 1 speed not far off the pace, brandon firth. it was a pretty close race after an hour.
so i dont win but it makes some guys day to beat me at a weekly race.
its goes something like this,
so you blew up again, didnt win, gave the race away. etc.
rider with no name
ya but i didnt care cuz i was ahead of you.
im not sure to be proud of that or not. if some guys race performance is good judged on whether they beat me and not win the race or not.
all i know is if im so out of race shape these guys who can kick me while im down better get their licks in.
theres a cross race next week, then i'll probably hit up some rmr and dmv. just so the roadies can get a dose of cyclo cross pain i'll be dishin out in october.
if you see me take off at the start dont chase me cuz i'll probably blow up.
better practice your bunny hops, im up to 26"
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 12:46 AM
Monday, August 13, 2007
but it wasnt a red and blue one.
it was the real deal. he was hauling ass ripping the 1 track. waddling was more like it.
so if you dont know about gh heres a lesson. its growth hormone, it makes you recover and grows your muscles back from training.
it only happens during sleep so get your rest or end up over trained and tired.
so im out shredding 1 track, its 11pm and bart goes to sleep at 930. i guess thats why i get up at 10.
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 10:56 PM
Sunday, August 12, 2007
notice the kiss tat on his neck.
i think abe lincoln wore that hat to a rave once.
thats the best one i've heard all day.
I'm a white boy, but my neck is red
I put Miracle Whip up on my Wonder Bread
My face is pale,
I've been in jail
Me and gypsy spend every winter at Vail
How many bitches
have I slapped?
And Martha Stewart
happens to be my hero
I grew up on a farm,
and I was born with no rhythm
Dr. Phil's my uncle,
and I like to hang with him
I can't dance,
I wear khaki pants
My middle name's Lance,
my grandma's from France
So maybe I'm wack 'cause my skin ain't black
But you can't talk smack '
Cause whitey just struck back
That's what I'm talking about!
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 8:43 PM
they have had that gay law of no riding in millcreek on odd numbered days since about 1994. i remember back then i thought it was lame. i still do, but we used to poach it and the hikers would bring sticks and try to hit us as we ripped by doing 30, skidding and spraying them with gravel.
one time some guys from new zealand were in town and we rode up millcreek dog lake and there was a ranger lady at the lake we all blitzed her and hauled ass down mill d. she tried to ride after us but obviously that was a lost cause.
so she got on the radio and called for back up. once we got down to the road in big c, about 5 mins later, since we were hauling so much ass, we had to hide in the bushes.
the five 0 sped by with sirens blaring and came skidding into the parking area trying to cut us off as if we were robbing a bank. good thing we made it down and out before he got there. i could have been locked up for poaching wasatch 1 track.
thats un called for.
but when you blaze lights at night in millcreek i wonder if the laws still apply, since nobody is up there. tomorrow its the 13th and by 11pm i plan on ripping the forbidden fruit.
we'll see, but i dont think anyone will be there to complain.
unless they read this first.
i pack heat like june and july
next saturday 8-18-07 at 630am im throwin a party down town for the key bank tower demolition. its goin to be sweet. blowin shit up at the crack of ass.
the party is at the mormon temple at the pond about 50 north main.
be there for a hoe down.
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 7:04 PM
Saturday, August 11, 2007
this is what happens when you have goals.
ok usually i say mondays are better than fridays but today i went to a movie then to lagoon with some friends. mostly the kind that dont ride bikes. well some did but thats another story.
and the movie mike moores sicko, thats another story. that guy should be president. he tells it and people hate him for it.
hes the man and if you dont believe any of his movies you need to wake up.
so i never go to lagoon cuz i hate lines, hate waiting for anything, hate traffic, hate slow stupid people, hate walking, hate payin $40 to get in and wait in lines, again, yes,
and then pay $5 to play stupid games that you never win the stuffed animal.
ya but i went any way last minute only for 4 hrs from 5 to 9pm. and i remember why i hate that place.
ok some of the rides are cool, if they offered a no wait in line pass for $300 i would buy it. just walk up to the front and flash the golden ticket and get on the ride that would kick ass.
30 min line waiting for a minute ride is really lame.
glad i only was there for 4 hrs and did 3 rides.
then i lost 100 bucks trying to win some stuffed animals for these kids i was with. that was a scam and saw it coming
the kid working the game tells me this
"you know i have never seen anyone knock these cups over"
"nobody ever wins this game, you have better luck over there"
ya scams, that game over there, the wack a mole game the moles dont even come out of the hole high enough to wack them.
nobody has more cat like skills than sly and these 10 year old kids whooped my ass.
scams. im stickin to the ps3.
ok thanks take my $10 bucks and you might as well kick me in the balls.
i think i would rather lose my 100 bucks at the black jack table in vegas. at least that game involves a bit of luck and some skill.
this is just plain high way robbery.
other than that the lagoon thing still reminds me of 1980, same dumb rides and hordes of fat people smoking with 10 kids running around dumping coke on each other. stuffing their faces with fries and corn dogs
sweet good times
but i do like fooling the guessing guy who thinks he can guess my age. everyone always misses my age, hell in vegas i cant walk in a casino for 2 mins before some pit boss cards me.
they say its something to greatful for, but it pisses me off.
i told the guy to guess high cuz i just clicked off another year. he studied my face harder than the rest and still was too low.
30, ya thanks but you lose too again mr. pro age guesser.
now give me my 10 cent stuffed animal i just paid you $3 for.
now its happy bday to adam lisonbee, same day bday. hope you made it another season and see you next summer.
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 12:19 AM
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 11:14 AM
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
solitude races ended last night, i didnt time that very good. i only did one race in july. oh well.
i won some shoes.
they gave out $2500 in cash last night for a 6 series prize. you all didnt go and missed out on the cash just like me, and the cool weather, at 630 its 70 degrees and when you get done at 730 its 55 degrees. summer is over, get the snow shoes out.
pros men and women both got $375 each,
2nd was 225 each for men and women
150 for 3rd.
even sport class won 100 bucks.
plus there is free full throttle all you can drink.
just for team rico.
i like racing the frozen pig on feb 3rd. that was 15 degreeeeees.
alex and bz only put 5 mins on me, in one hour thats what you call an ass whoopin, but im sure i was the fastest on the dh. i was thinking about doing the snowbird ultra but i decided thats too much pain.
snowbird hillclimb road and mtn all at once
when you finish the road part at gad2 then youre only 1/2 way done, you got another 3,000 vertical up to hidden peak.
on one bike, a cross bike with a granny gear. have you ever ridden up to hidden peak, its a bitch, no big ring needed on that climb.
the best part on the flyer it says "what a great way to spend a saturday morning"
oh hell no.
i can think of 10 things that are better to do at 8am then ride my ass to hidden peak.
6000 vertical gain from sandy. no thanks, i'd rather sleep till 10, get a massage and eat twinkies.
maybe i'll go watch.
its way easier.
i added some new music, lotsa good mixes and the last one on the player is for sager.
if you're not ridin you're skatin
kick, push, kick, push.......coast
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 3:33 PM
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
thats all i did today, there were 3 loonies riding for 10 hrs yesterday. that course sounds like hell.
you guys are crazy. too bad dave aka bionic couldnt do it.
my stat counter turned over at 30,000 hits today, i dont think its too bad since i only installed it april 1st. just over 4 months ago.
maybe tomorrow i will try to ride for 10 hrs, just so i dont feel bad.
Posted by primetime formerly known as slyfox at 10:53 PM