Friday, August 21


Road Racing and Crit racing in specific, are a team sport. I have no team!! Oh SNAP! I keep trying to convince other lone-rangers to band together with me, but no dice.

Pictured here, Erica and Katie from Kahala are LAUGHING at me when discussing the fact that there is a break, and if I infact attacked, I would be hung out to dry.

The SBDC chick doesn't think its funny. I guess we are supposed to be serious. Knowing me, that ain't gonna happen. I don't care how tight that turn is. But really, I asked the chicks "if I attack we are screwed, right?" Them, laughing. "No. YOu are." At least I know my place.

Back on the work front, school has started with a vengence. Once I get past the meetings and parents and lockers, I really like it. The kids are rad and I can already tell, we are gonna have some fun!

Today was the first, in 7 years, casual Friday. I wore the same polo shirt and plaid shorts I would wear on any other day. I suppose I dress pretty casual as a habit.

I am also currently plotting a new hair situation. Suggestions welcome, but colors must be neutral.

Happy pedaling!

Tuesday, August 11

I've been having too much fun to photo document anything...

So take my word for it!!!

Maybe its because I am getting old or simply conditioned, but the 104 degree afternoons aren't kicking my butt as bad as they have summers past. Daily ride start time has been between 3-4pm, meandering into the dusk.

I am taking the manditory break from ruining teenagers lives by assigning them poopy lockers to check race results and other such web-based madness. Geeze, I have missed a bunch of cool stuff!! But recent pay cuts and more importantly, the self-perscribed debt-pay-off-plan have kept within a 3 hour radius of home.

I have, however, maintained my road/crit campaign which frankly leaves me emotionally taxed for up to 2 days post event. Since I am a cat 3, i can race the 3/4 events or the 1/2/3 races. Or be super over committed and do both. That's my favorite because I can be on the bike forever and figure this stuff out. There is a MARKED difference between the two events, and let's just say I have come to realize crit racing is a full-contact sport!

I poached this one off the net...I want that chicks PINK shoe covers. I have no idea what their purpose is, but i want them!

I got all amped out this last weekend and headed to the mountains for a mountain bike race, only to be greated at the top of the first climb with a broken shifter. Doh!! I got stuck with three gears, really fast, really slow, really not useable. Since Brian is a champ and RODE UP to the race from Yucaipa, he was on tap to get me into a "climbing" gear at the feed zone as i hammered off to work on my out-of-the-saddle skills! Sweet!

Great to see everyone at the races and catch up! And I realized/remembered how much I Love Love LOVE mountain biking!!!

This coming weekend, bit of a road trip to Sisquoc Road Race, then some more crit fun!