Its not about the bike… or my running shoes


Not riding sucks!!!
March 16, 2008, 1:46 am
Filed under: Rants, Riding

so I got back on the bike, for a week.  Then i got what ever it was that had been getting passed around.  Holy crap did it suck.  If you had it, i feel sorry for you, if you didn’t, count your blessings!  You just cant kick it!!  At one point i actually thought I was going to cough up my left lung.

So needless to say I haven’t been on the bike, for a VERY LONG TIME!!!  And now i see everyone posting on the board, and on their blogs about early riding in RI and Mass.   So yesterday was a nice, around 50 degree day,  and of course stuck at work.  That’s cool though, I am off this weekend right…  Well I got up this morning and hey, look at that, snow!!!  SUCK!!!

I think that maybe I need to come hang with the boys in Mass and get some ridin done!!!

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Early season tune up for Crits
February 13, 2008, 12:22 am
Filed under: Riding

If you happen to get yourself to Maine early in the season

Southern Maine Cycling Club Scarborough Criterium Series
April 6th-May 25th, 8AM – First Race
SMCC hosts an eight week Crit series starting in April in the Scarborough Industrial Park. This race training series is open to all. The first race each day, the “B” race, starts at 8:00 am sharp and will go 12 laps. The “A” race will start right after and go 20 laps.

Chances are really good that it will still be snowing by then… makes for an interesting morning of racing!!!



I still have a bike
February 11, 2008, 3:07 pm
Filed under: Riding

a funny thing happened on the way to the basement… well there you go… my bike… dusted it off, slapped in on the rollers and got some time in this weekend!!  God, does my butt hurt!!
Boy is it nice to be back on!!!



thing that make you scream!!!
January 28, 2008, 10:04 pm
Filed under: Rants
MADRID (Reuters) – A Spanish driver who collided with a cyclist is suing the dead youth’s family $29,300 for the damage the impact of his body did to his luxury car, a Spanish newspaper reported on Friday.Businessman Tomas Delgado says 17-year-old Enaitz Iriondo caused $20,500 of damage to his Audi A8 in the fatal 2004 crash in La Rioja region, the El Pais newspaper reported.

Delgado, who has faced no criminal charges for the incident, wants a further 6,000 euros to cover the cost of hiring another vehicle while his car was being repaired, El Pais said.

The youth had been cycling alone at night without reflective clothing or a helmet, according to a police report cited by El Pais.

His family won 33,000 euros compensation from Delgado’s insurance company after the firm acknowledged he had been driving at excessive speed and this could have contributed to the incident, El Pais reported.

“I’m also a victim in all of this, you can’t fix the lad’s problems, but you can fix mine,” Delgado told the newspaper, ahead of a January 30 legal decision on his suit.

The family said they had previously pitied Delgado for the guilt he must feel at killing their son but were now disgusted that his greatest concern appeared to be money.

“This was the final straw, a kick in the teeth,” the youth’s mother Rosa Trinidad told El Pais.



Why men have better friends
January 4, 2008, 12:51 am
Filed under: Rants

Friendship between Women:

A woman didn’t come home one night. The next morning she told her husband that she had slept over at a friend’s house. The man called his wife’s 10 best friends. None of them knew anything about it. 

Friendship between Men: 

A man didn’t come home one night. The next morning he told his wife that he had slept over at a friend’s house. The woman called her husband’s 10 best friends, eight of which confirmed that he had slept over, and two said that he was still there



December 25, 2007, 6:29 pm
Filed under: Rants

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!laughter-before-the-rain.jpg



Is it time to whine or get some Wine?
December 18, 2007, 12:49 am
Filed under: Rants

So the economy sucks!  The housing boom did a little more then bust!  Most studies show that most consumers will spend much less then last year for the holidays!  Oh, and did i mention that gas and oil are well over $3/gallon? (cause I’m sure you needed me to remind you)  Oh and I completely forgot for a second that it has been snowing every other day, and i have 2 feet of snow in my yard…  What a great time to be in retail management! I am so happy, it is so much fun to get up every morning and drag myself to work.  But alas I am ranting again!

so I realized the other day, as i looked at my bikes in the basement, that it is the OFF season.  My cross bike is mostly ripped apart and still dirty from the 5 minute race I had at Lowell.  My road bike is set up with my trainer in hopes that Santa will bring me some determination to actually get my lazy ass on it and burn off some of the 8000 calories that i am taking in each day!  Oh and I looked down past my big fat gut at my legs the other day and saw something i hadn’t seen in a while!!! Little black stuff growing out of them!  My god, someone help me!  I need to get on the bike!

So i bid you all a fond farewell till the new year!  Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or other!  It was a great year and look forward to racing in 08.   Time to go make me another Eggnog and Captains!!!