Its not about the bike… or my running shoes


Hello again
December 13, 2009, 8:40 pm
Filed under: Riding

well here I am one year from my last post…  Needless to say 2009 wasn’t one of my better years either personally, professionally or athletically.  Looking for 2010 to be a little better.

started today for real, training for my resurrection of my running career.  Yup, for some god damn reason i decided that running a marathon this year might be a fun idea, so here I go.  New sneakers and all, I am off an running!

So, running for now, riding will come, so check back if your interested!

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Loving life with a Bike
December 5, 2008, 12:59 am
Filed under: Rants

Alright.  Made the commitment that 2009 will be another year go growth in the old racing career.  Cat’d up in September.  Put the ol’ 4 on the license.  Then i looked in the mirror after cross season and wow.  Time to get the tonnage back down.  Commitment to get below 175.  Put the bike in trainer and getting the time to drive down the weight.  Back to the training after the first of the year…

But i have to say.  The temps hit almost 50 today so i had to get outside with the bike.  I have to say, nice to have a ride just to ride!

Hope everyone is well that reads here.  Happy holidays for what every you celebrate!

later



A fine day in NEW Gloucester
October 20, 2008, 11:03 pm
Filed under: Riding

So i wake up at 6 AM to the sound of my cellphone ringing… its my wife… 6 AM calls from the wife are NEVER GOOD when you are away from home.  But that’s another story…

So Squidly and I arrive at Pineland farms around 830 ready to race. (LOL)  MY DOG was is cold… quick change, register and hit the trail… and what a surprise, they made the course a little “easier”.  Well, if you aren’t fat and out of shape it might have been.  Same start, down hill on the pavement.  Hard right, hard left and then the barriers… off camber then into the woods!  Another off camber, accross the berm, then back into the woods.  What a nice ride down, back up, down then onto the run up.  Half the size of last year, but still sucked.  Prolly has a lot to do with the extra tonage on my ass.  once back on the bike after the run up things should be good right?? NOT… seems that you have to ride uphill for a bit.  One of those hills that gets steeper and longer every damn time you have to do it.

so it was a good race, Squidly got 5th, i had and 11th.  then came the BEER and sitting in the sun watching everyone else suffer!!!

in all a GREAT day to be on a bike!

TIM GETS LIP FROM HECKLERS AND GIVES IT RIGHT BACK, PROVING THAT HE IS NOT RIDING FAST ENOUGH TO ATTAIN OXYGEN DEBT!!! IF YOU'RE ABLE TO TALK YOU'RE SUCKING TOO MUCH!!! BEST EVER-PRESENT PAIN FACE FTW!!!

TIM GETS LIP FROM HECKLERS AND GIVES IT RIGHT BACK, PROVING THAT HE IS NOT RIDING FAST ENOUGH TO ATTAIN OXYGEN DEBT!!! Fat Squid



State of the Economy
October 7, 2008, 9:18 pm
Filed under: Rants

Ok, so i dont usually Rant about politics in public just because… But I have had enough!

so you want to know how bad the economy is…

well this “Joe six pack” just went to “main street”, not “wall Street” to buy a USA made Chevy for his stay at home Soccer mom.  With my 800+ credit score, financing with a company that I have received and paid off 5 car loans in the last 5 years, i STILL had to go through a new credit check and employment verification.

thank you Washington folks!!!

McCain / Palin 2008!!!  Please Give me 4 more years of this crap!!!

Guess my wife needs to be a Hockey mom instead of a soccer mom!

My political rant of the day!



RANTS: There are Jackasses everywhere
July 17, 2008, 12:35 am
Filed under: Rants

copy, paste, read and be careful out there!!!

http://velonews.com/article/79771



Hello to the world
July 17, 2008, 12:10 am
Filed under: Rants

So its been a while… hope everyone is doing well. been watching some of the results and looks like everyone has been doing well. Great top showings at Fitchburg!!!

The world has been treating me well, New promotion in February that has kept me off the bike for a while! Didn’t really start riding till the end of May! As of Memorial Day weekend I had about 300 miles and did my first group ride that weekend, and by then i was just a big fat guy

Good news is that the job is starting to level off and getting under control. Back on the bike every Saturday and Sunday and usually catching a day during the week. I figure it wont take me long to work off the spare…

By all accounts it looks like less then 2 month till CROSS. Really looking forward to it! Check out my new bike!!! Looking forward to getting it out!!!



On my way to St Ives
April 18, 2008, 12:16 am
Filed under: Rants

As I was going to St Ives

I met a man with seven wives

And every wife had seven sacks

And every sack had seven cats

And every cat had seven kits

Kits, cats, sacks, wives

How many were going to St Ives?