Thursday, November 27, 2008


Did 3 hours today in the AM.  Just cruised.

Me:  eleanor, get me a beer
E:  Ok
E's friend:  He's joking
E:  No, he's not.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Bread 'n Butter workout:  15' w/u, 60' at crit course @ 90% SST

It's sooo much nicer to do this workout on the road than on a trainer...I actually look forward to it.

Monday, November 24, 2008


It's 5:30pm and it's depressing is that?

This is kindof funny...go HERE and enter your "favorite" blog to see what the reading level is.

Mine is:

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Nice day today but I missed our little group by 30'...did 2.5 hrs with my iPod.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Damn cold

I got called into work today so I had to do an abbreviated ride at 3pm.  It was still friggin cold.  After an hour of just cruising I was still pretty cold so for the next hour I started punching it up the climbs to warm up a bit.  That helped.  Without my iPod it would have sucked bad.

Tomorrow is still frigid in the am so it looks like a noonish ride for me when it's closer to 50˚.  Text or email if you wanna go.

Friday, November 21, 2008



 A while back I was climbing a 1000' route in the Verdon Gorge in France and a BASE jumper did about 6 jumps right over us.  It was pretty freaky on the first one when I thought some suicidal person just jumped from the top.

The closest I ever got was paragliding off of some mtn peaks we had climbed (much quicker way down than hiking!) but I imagine BASE jumping can be kindof addictive.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Today I busted home from work and was out on the bike by 4:15.  I did a 15 min warmup down to the crit course then did 50 min at around 90% of FTP then rode tempo home. On every lap I would sprint around turn #1 for 10s or so.  Fun...hell yes.

After doing a few hundred races out there I can get pretty motivated by reminiscing about good rides...

I've suffered through workouts and rides the last few weeks and today I felt like I finally got a good ride in.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

just and hour

Did an hour at about 90% of FTP on the velodyne...every 3 minutes I would sprint for 15 sec to mix it up.  Fun...not.

Do it this way...

THIS is similar to an article by Michael Jordan on how to dunk from the free throw line.  99.99% of the people who read it don't have a chance.

I'm off to the cave...

Sunday, November 16, 2008


We woke up to some snow on the ground so instead of a ride we built a snowman...a very tiny snowman.

Ok...THIS is an amazing article: an excerpt from an upcoming book by the guy who wrote "The tipping point"

Saturday, November 15, 2008

STS Bronze-man

Awesome trip as usual...This year debuted "bronze-man" which only photo's will do justice (or injustice depending on who's looking at them).

On the nighttime flight back I had the perfect window seat and saw the launch of the space shuttle from 30k feet with a full moon.  It ranks up there as one of the coolest things I've ever seen.

I'm in Louisville for the next few days and am looking forward to riding my bike...if it would stop raining for 5 min.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Into the eye

Off to St. John's tomorrow...maybe I'll get to have a warm beer with Anderson Cooper.

Swis...when I say you'd look good as a brunette, Run.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Pretty nice day out there today...we did 60ish miles.  I'd like to get a couple more good days in before leaving for the caribbean on sat.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

You gotta

keep your head in the game...