Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
This is Heather and 2 obnoxious dogs. Dharma (left) is about to be 7 years old. Bodhi (right) is round about 4 months old. He should not be that big.
Now.....ladies and gentlemen.....I present to you.......the rock. The sad thing about this rock is that it is literally out the back door. I ride by this rock quite a bit during the summer. Never noticed it. I'm always in the zone. I'll never be able to not look at it again and it will probably result in a crash or two.
I have been to the top of the mountain....and it is good.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
He is...hands down...the noisiest dog I have ever heard...and this is nothing. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and think I'm going to have kill someone or, at the very least, fight like I've never fought before because I fear someone or something is in my house. I only wish computers had a way to allow others to experience the pungent odor that routinely wofts out of his butt on a daily basis. I assure you it is nothing short of violent.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
This is the first video I've tried with the new camera so I know it aint headin' to Sundance. Bodhi's training is coming along nicely as you can see. The only problem is that it is requiring a decent amount of Pupperonis to get him motivated. He did 20 minutes tonight at a huge 1.3 mph and then Dharma got in a session of her own. I got in a ride on the trainer after they finished up. Now we're gonna sit down and watch the UFC fights. Really looking forward to watching the Rampage/Silva fight.
Friday, December 26, 2008
The new frame that's coming will provide a bit of inspiration for me. It's gorgeous and I have to thank Ghisallo Sports for making this happen with Cannondale. I'm super excited to get it and build it up. Here it is:
The dogs definitely got the most gifts. Toys. Greenies. Gourmet dog treats.
A roandom photo of our fireplace. I don't have any of it when we first bought this place but it was butt ugly. That is my prized and autographed (by Pitt, Skerritt, and Redford) poster by the way.
Moulding is in and that job's done.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Stefan may also have us ride segments 22 and 23 this year. These both flirt with the Continental Divide for a distance of about 30 miles and substantial amounts of hike a bike. Not sure how I feel about this. I don't know that I see much point in adding the section that goes from Breck to CM. 22 and 23 would probably be really pretty but if the weather doesn't cooperate it could be very dangerous up that high and exposed for that long. Probably the biggest issue with 22 and 23 is the fact that it makes a trip into Lake City really tough to justify and that means that the racers will have to be very strategic about their food pretty much from Buena Vista all the way into Silverton and that's a long stretch. You can get some things from a small store at Princeton Hot Springs but it's not gonna be a true meal by any means. Quickly glancing at the guidebook, it looks like about 200 miles of complete solitude from the last store by the hot springs until you roll into Silverton. It'd be a real biotch if something like.....oh.....say a rear hub....were to give up the ghost.
Despite how this looks, Bodhi is NOT pooping.
Oh yeah...so much easier with 2 dogs when they think that Duct tape, a pencil, some foam, scissors, and flooring are toys.
Just needs moulding and quarter round.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I think I'm feeling frisky today. Time to go walk my dogs and terrorize the town folk.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Dan retired from BMC last year and I was pretty excited to have his frame built up as my spare bike. It's kind of like those thoroughbred horses that retire to a farm after winning some prestigious derby races. That thing was gonna spend the rest of it's days on liesurely rides in the mountains and taking in all the fresh air that life has to offer. I'd talk to it and generally just frolic about on it. After being put through it's paces by him, this was gonna be a picnic. However...I'm afraid it was not to be. It's just a bit too small. Top tube is 54 and I really gotsta stretch myself out on a 56. I'm not happy about this at all. Dan...I'll call ya when/if I find my phone again.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Supposed to be colder than snot all week and they're calling for tons of snow but I think they're full of crap. It's too cold to snow. I'm goin through firewood like a locomotive goes through coal I tell ya.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
This thing inclines and counts calories and tells heart rate but it does not fold up but I can't complain. I got so much fire wood that it takes up half a bay anyway so no biggie. I don't think it's been used more than a few times. And no.....we're not looking to start a dog ring I could care less about my dogs being strong I just need them to be happy/balanced.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Heather got the decorations up so that Bodhi could start chewing on the lights and ornaments.
Sometimes both the dogs actually get tired of playing.
Bodhi sleeps with his tongue out sometimes and he snores like a freigh train ALL THE TIME.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
1. If my bike's not ready (getting a major overhaul over the winter and it's gotta be reliably ready).
2. I'd have to fly b/c I'll lo$e too much time driving and I have no clue about those logistics.
3. There are probably snakes on that trail and they WILL get killed.
4. Last night Bodhi took a dump in my closet and it made for an interesting clean up. This has nothing to do with the decision but I'm still trying to forget the smell.
5. There was another issue I was concerned with but I can't recall it this early.