Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Funny thing about cycling...

It is ironic that during the season, I sometimes get stressed from riding my bike, while in the off-season, it is riding my bike that relieves me of stress. Funny how that works, eh?

I seem to have picked up on whatever cold is going around, and have not been feeling my best the past few days. Slept for 14 hours last night, so hopefully that helped, but I can tell you that as of this moment, it has not.

I have a chance to go to the collegiate mountain bike nationals in Angel Fire, New Mexico with the University of Arizona cycling team Oct. 20-21. I'm thinking of taking them up on it, as I think that it would be pretty fun to do. Only problem I can see is that I'd have to train a little bit after not doing much of anything since the state road race about a month ago, and that the race takes place at roughly 9000 ft, with the high point over 11,000 ft. That might not be so fun, but I'll probably end up going anyway. Might even be the oldest guy there! Adios.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


So I just got back from doing my first yoga class in several years. Feeling pretty relaxed right now, except for my shoulder, which is absolutely killing me. Must be getting old, as I've got more aches and pains this year then I have my entire life.

So the forum on the AZ Cycling site is getting pretty entertaining once again. Some crazy cat 5 kid has decided to start blasting the state and pretty much everything and everyone that is involved with racing and race promotion here. Seems the kid is a 29 year old career Cat 5 who has been riding 20,000 miles per year since 2001 in the hopes of making it big, yet for some reason he likes to sit at the back of the local Cat 5 races and stay "safe" and out of trouble. Right. I say you suck. Can't wait until the dude discovers this and adds me to his most hated list. Better watch out for all of those 30 something Cat 2's out there, though!!!! :)- If you got the time and want a few laughs, just follow this link and you'll be all set. Adios.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Big ride today, got in about 34 miles over 2 hours, with a quick detour to Starbucks about 3/4 of the way through. Must have needed the caffine, but I don't think it helped 'cause I was asleep within an hour of getting home. Rough day. :)

The Tigers lost another one today, and are now only 3.5 games up on Minnesota, with a 4 game series against the Twins starting tomorrow. Lot's of pressure, hope they make it. Adios.