Saturday, December 26, 2009

that was the fastest week of my life

i guess i must of been having fun. rode down here last week, then went home, sat around and surfed the world wide web, had some sleep and im almost done interviewing my new personal chef/masseuse. i think she has potential.

me and brad took the weekly drive to dixie yesterday, i got in a good day with jen and shannon. its not very warm here but 45 and sunny is better than 25 and smoggy so i'll take it.

i've been doing 3 or 4 days on and 3 or 4 days off and it works great. i feel faster and when im completely rested its easy to bury the bone for 3 more days. totally cashed after 4 days then sleeping and eating.

in a month or so i should adjust this to 3 on 1 off 3 on, we'll take it day by day.

i dont have any problems with this so if you do you can suck it!

Friday, December 18, 2009

so blown you cant walk up 10 stairs

we got the training camp down in sg, 60 today, jersey and arm warmers, shorts. you get the picture. ok brandon here was over dressed. but hes like 5% fat. im packin blubber like an arctic seal so i dont need much winter gear.

i feel a bit better now, better than 5 hrs ago i was blown.

these 2.5 hr rides feel like 5 used to.
i'll probably feel better in a few months.
yesterday we rode on the virgin rim, today was west desert and tomorrow probly more out there. it looked like it was a bit muddy out around stucki a few days ago based on the mud tracks, but now its mostly dried out.

the condo down here is $8 each a night, so if any of you keep wondering how guys with no jobs get to ride all day, watch tv and face book. thats how. its not hard to figure out, the hard part is to find a condo for $25.

brad and brandon ride more hours than i do, like 5 each. i cant handle that. utah hill to mesquite, multiple laps around fun sections of green valley. if i go 3 i cant walk for an hour.

tiesto new years eve, thats goin to be kick ass. so warm it up with this.

heres some oppressive news from atrain

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

can you imagine


the smell in the car with arts ass and i didnt have a shower for 8 days.
just imagine.
it wasnt pretty, and dont forget the burlap.

once i got my hands on the wheel it was white line fever. murdered that boise to hog town.

im going to st george thursday, time to rip trail. im over this winter thing.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

the races are over

Saturday, December 12, 2009

cyclocross registration

Friday, December 11, 2009

customer service in bend

for a sweet video of this ice corner check out atrains churchofthebigring

here are some pics from today, it was awesome standing there in the cold all day!!

watching bike races is hard and tiring.

this is my burden

heres a sweet deal on some cross bikes and gear.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

driving to the mid northwest

my predictions are kind of shoe ins and easy.

compton, what fool wouldnt pick her?

todd wells. is another easy pick.
he won barely against j pow last week, but hasnt been racing much this cx season.

its going to be snowy, icy, muddy and slick as .....

these conditions fit him well, and hes going fast so thats how i see it.

ali g, masters. another easy pick.
hes a favorite for the age grouper class, and i dont see how he can lose in slick muddy conditions such as these.

thats my 3 groups, so lets see the predictions come true, nostradamus style.

early in the morning im getting chauffeured to bend, the cyclocross nationals.

many from 801 will be lining up for an hour of pain.

i will be there in camo, with an air horn. giving prize money. livin large, you get the idea.

hopefully ali g can get the stars n bars. hes had an impressive run the last 2 months.
i wish luck to my friends team rico, atrain, dr x, dayna, kathy, krafty, jennie, ali g, the cottles, mitchel p. and im sure i left out a few, but thats all i know whos going.

i will be submitting a short report and race results for most of the races to with shannons help.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

maybe i should have moved to st george

its like 15 this morning at 9am. i had to drive to cottonwood and it wasnt pretty out there.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

winning big

last night at the tables i turned my usual losing luck into 4 hundos. 3 hrs on the 21 tables and some chicks from layton wanted to get on the cash zone. that was pretty funny.
"so what do you do?"
im a professional gambler/blogger and elite cyclist.
"oh wow, u ride motorcycles?"
no, were in town for the rodeo.
one of them claimed to be a single mom of 3 kids. yet shes layin down $5 bets like its easy street. ok its 5 bucks, i had to throw her a few green chips to make it interesting.

today i decided to eat a bit more and see what happens, turns out when you eat, you have energy. i made it 3 hrs in the west desert before i cracked like an 82nd street hooker.

i cant really remember peoples names, and i forget the simple things in life. like eating.

thats probably why my friends over the years keep seeing me make the same mistakes year after year...

its going to snow here tonight so i guess were going to san diego for a few days before bend.
clint and sohmy ate 3 dinners, killed a 12 pack and just went to del taco. its 12am.

holy shit they can put it down.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

ya its good

the trails, dusty and rocky. my fave, i'll try to go big tomorrow for 4 hrs. well see how much energy i have left. today was like this.

the mind says you have a lot left, the body says ya 2 yrs ago maybe. take it easy.

dec 5th, yes its time to watch cable for 7 hrs.

i guess were going to vegas to win some money. this usually doesnt turn out well for me so i'll just stick to the one bet of 2 g's and lay down on red.

win or lose, i have to walk away. cuz i owe chippo 2 g's and he wont like me losing his money.

Friday, December 04, 2009

personal on the trail mechanic

tubes suck, i have used stans wheels for years, probably since 03 or something. whenever it came out. i cut my 300 gram 1.9" kozmik on a sharp rock and had to put in a tube. that tube lasted about an hour before i pinched it. fixie fixed it, he had a patch kit.

he rode his road bike with 1.3" tires, crazy he doesnt flat on that rocky bitch.

how ever 1min after we split i blew up the tube again, it was running low with 30 pounds and i had about a 45 min ride back to the house down a rocky wash. i tried to save the rim so i wouldnt have to trash the wheel during the last 4 or so miles.

we rode over to barrel and sidewinder, those are some sweet views. i used to live in ivins back in 1990 and there was nothing like this back then. too bad i drive down every week to get what i used to live so close to.

that was an easy 2.5 hrs, except for the last hour on a flat.

darth vader rap series

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

bend cyclocross movie with swearing!! oh my

bart wellens will kick you in the baby maker

spreading holiday cheer

elf dance compliments of sohmy and jones.
maybe i should go out and ride before it gets dark.
tomorrow were going back to st george for 4 days.
next week going to bend, after that i think i'll be down south every 3 or 4 day week end until feb.
thats a lot of driving but im not driving im just sitting there on the comp chatting online with babes all day.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

my boyfriend dale

Once upon a time I tried to convince boyfriend, Dale, why it was wrong to support the meat industry. I explained the atrocities that chickens and cows experience in our harvesting of their flesh.

We happened to be driving through rural Idaho at the time, and he pointed out the cows in the field and said, "They look like happy cows to me."

As a hard core vegetarian who had researched the ugly facts of meat processing, I didn't see happy cows. Rather, I saw miserable prisoners awaiting a cruel and inhumane death.

How could we be looking at the same scene and yet see it so differently, I wondered?

When I worked as a market research analyst, my job was to compile statistical findings in report form. Sometimes I'd write something like, "Only a third of registered voters support the proposed tax increase for education." And my boss would say "What do you mean 'only a third?' A third is a lot."

The difference in our perspectives was our vibration. I saw things through a different filter than my boyfriend and boss did.

That's important because the filters we see through (i.e. the vibrations we flow) affect our manifestations. In fact, what we want might already be here, but we're not seeing it because we're not dialed in on that vibe!

Here's a recent embarrassing example:

My new renters called to inform they'd be a few days late on the rent. No big deal, I said.

But after hanging up the phone, my gremlins had a heyday with me. "Everyone was right - being a landlord sucks! Late rent, heaters going out, neighbors complaining out loose dogs - this is awful."

Since I did nothing to correct gremlin thoughts, and with my "being a landlord sucks" glasses firmly in place - guess what I saw? More problems and hassles with being a landlord.

In fact, I didn't even see the rent payment come in (that they actually paid early)! For two weeks I checked the account, yet didn't register $1200 sitting right there in black and white. I just kept calling the property manager about missing rent!

(It wasn't until tenants confirmed they had a receipt in hand that I began to question my gremlin thoughts. With those glasses off, and dialed on an easier vibe, I could finally see what was there all along that gremlin glasses blinded me to.)

I've had clients want a trustworthy and loving companion, while they tell me about the fun time they're spending with a best friend or ex lover. And drop dead gorgeous women wanting to have beautiful bodies that they're already sporting. And nervous millionaires wanting to experience financial abundance.

How could they be so blind as to not see what's already right here?!

The fact is many of us are good at seeing what we expect or what we fear rather than what we want. The trick is to get conscious about purposely looking for the good news and things going right and the evidence of desires unfolding.

Give it a try for yourself! Put on your "got what I wanted" filter this week, and see how different the world looks. Or try on the "life is good" glasses, and watch the world transform before your eyes!

(After trying on Dale's "happy cow" glasses for a while now, I am finally seeing a lot of contentment out there in the fields.)

We get whatever we look for, which is why it's so important we grow skills in seeing what we want, seeing what's right, and seeing what's working. Don't be surprised if you find it really was there all along.
this was copied from an email list im on, written by jeanette maw at

on a roll

it seems the smog isnt so bad so i'll head up to dry creek, nacho mammas has good nachos so i'll get some of that later tonight.

tiestos final US tour date is new years eve in vegas, you cant miss that one. since i'll be in st george that week any way. might as well go rave with all the dudes with their shirts off.