Thursday, August 31, 2006

Labor Day Wisport Racing

Here is a shot of Schmeichel at Shell Lake in 2004. Man is he big on a bike compared to everyone else. Looks like I'm headed to both Shell Lake and Cameron this weekend for some WISPORT Road Races. I haven't done a WISPORT road race since Dairy Day's in 2004. This time, Jordan is going to race solo, and I'm going to hang with him for the races. Should be fun.

As far as the track last night, I felt good, but rode slow. 8 seconds slower than Districts. It was weird. Only Mulrooney improved his time (big time - 5 flat, wow!). Everyone else was significantly slower. The weird part was the conditions were perfect compared to districts, almost no wind. I did do a Kilo prior to the 4K, where at districts, I skipped the Kilo. But I'm going to take my lumps, and attribute it to the hard racing at Marty, last weekend.

Schmeichel showed up on his new S-works MTB, and B.S.'ed with us for a while. Had some good laughs, watched the messengers do a team sprint, and Schmeichel did a couple of 20 second laps on the MTB. I had forgotten how entertaining and fun the track can be.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Treb lives!

Sorry, no photo proof, but Ron Trebesch did show up on the 3M club ride tonight. He's been nursing a bad back for a few weeks, but gutted it out with us for most of the ride. I'm pretty sure it's the furthest he's ridden in the last few months. Glad to have you back Treb.

One last visit to the track.

After a 5 year hiatus, I raced the 4K pursuit at district track this year on the road bike (sold the track bike this spring). Did it mostly to defeat Schmeichel's poll. There is one last chance to do TT's on the track tomorrow, so I'll give it one more go. Schmeichel, this is definitely your last chance to see me at the track this year, and maybe forever.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Proud of LSC and GrandStay

I have to say I am very proud to be a member of the Loon State Cyclists team this year. Along with GrandStay, we pulled off a ton of great races. Props to all the guys who pitched in at the races. A special shout out to SuperD, Skibby, and Jim Bell. They were instrumental in making all our races successful. Way to go guys!

Sunday, August 27, 2006


Stepped on the scale this morning after yesterday's sufferfest. 199.8! Second time below 200lbs this season. I got there in May, just before heading to California on a 2 weeks, off the bike, family vacation. I didn't think I'd make it back this season. I just didn't find it enough to say I weigh less than Schmeichel, even if he is fit this year.

So the addiction is to cycling appears to be offsetting my addiction to food.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Compliments of

Cycling addiction

Yes. I thought I'd join the blog world finally. I'll try to avoid the usual self-promotion B.S. as much as possible. But we all know how these cycling blogs read.

My wife say's I'm a cycling addict. I find it hard to disagree, but is it such a bad thing? I don't smoke, do drugs, or drink. There are much worse addictions, right? I've got a 13 year old daughter and 11 year old son, and have spent more time with them than my Father ever spent with my brother and I when I was a kid. I'm probably lacking in the husband department, but I know I'm not alone there. Carla is the best thing that ever happened to me, hands down. She keeps me grounded, and our family healthy and wise. It's just that I've developed this selfish obsession with cycling. Getting my son, Jordan, involved has helped, but I'm still taking a lot of flack.

Those who know me, know I don't do anything half way. All-in or fold. It may seem like I'm seeking some justification, and maybe I am. I just hate feeling guilty about my 15 hour a week habit.

I always enjoy sharing other "family" men in the cycling community, particularly Macy and Schmeichel. The 3 of us can really get each other laughing about how useless we are around the house.