Monday, April 27, 2009

Kim Kardashian is friends with Ryan's lady Brooke. Wow. She's a train wreck. And posted on some's front page was the fact that she was getting plastic surgery after falling asleep and getting sunburned with these GIANT ugly hiders on at the beach. Blahahahahaahha. Rough.
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Believe you me, I am blessed. I thank God everyday for how much grace He bestows on me.

The maxwell blog will hold my more serious reflections. I'll rarely post there because those posts are time consuming and usually require some great insight--rather than random bike craziness.

Steve, it was great seeing you. Jarrett, great weekend as usual. Tony, I heart GS15s. Mom, missed you this weekend. And Mandy, there is a plan for you! Love you!

Friday, April 24, 2009

PRO bar

Picked up a 26.5 inch wide Shimano PRO riser bar at sea otter. Now I'll never fit through those east coast tight singletrack trees.

Consequently, I have a near new Ritchey WCS Rizer carbon bar 25 inches wide for sale. Also have an Easton Monkey Lite SL (25 in wide) for sale. $50 for either bar to any of my beloved readers.

I also bought the new PRO XC-R stem that is supposed to be super stiff and lighter than Thomson. However, I am not going to use it. $40 new in the box. Pics on request.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Just a bunch of random pics

Very foggy. Jarrett's tired specialized. My tight babyblue intense.

Shep, Jan, and me getting ready to race XC. Lots of clothes because it was cold!

Free-bird slash streebin

Shep was terrified! I joke I joke. Jan was sticking out his chest as all euro's do before a race.

Me with my tight new Troy Lee Jacket which the boys called my "bro" jacket. I was happy to find this jacket as annie was supposed to buy it for me for Christmas. She didnt, so I did.

Jarrett didnt understand that 185mm rotors are a little more powerful than ultegra SL brakes. He went over the handlebars and drug his knuckles across the pavement. Ahh mtn bikes.

The drive home was an awesome view.

'nough said.

Packed truck. I was sunburned and tired but still managed my best collegiate result--3rd place in the field sprint.

Streebin super happy. Safety first with the helmet on in the truck.

Why would you take pics in the tent? Why are you always so happy?

Turn that camera off son!

Of course I had to pack the truck every time while jarrett was off talking to some one about a deal on brake cables.

Happy kid. Its been a while since I've managed a smile from the bottom of my soul.

Sea Otter part 3

Here's a bunch of pics I took at the expo.

Huhu, he said hub chub!

Sea Otter Signage

Jan, Shep and me at the campsite

A replica of John Tomacs 94 (I think) Norba national winning bike

The coolest bike at the expo.

I want this

Jan with the worst jersey of all time

Belt drive

Chub hub on a deep dish fixie. Why- because you can.

Industry 9 makes cool colors and deep dish now. Tkranes rode these last year.

Control Tech bringing the 2x9.

More colors from industry 9

If you have ever read a mtn bike mag, you've read zap espinoza. He's cooky, but knows his bikes.

Boonen won an important race on this bike.

If you turned the fast lap time, you won this bike. I didnt turn the fastest time. So I didnt win this bike.

Ken Bloch, of DC shoe fame, did a backflip in this car. Yes, a backflip. I wish I was a skater shoe maker and was worth about $700 mil.

electronic DuraAce. Di2

Skip Barber racing school cars lined up at laguna seca. yep, you pay $500 and can rail around the course in a carerra. Not too shabby

Open wheel carts. I love cars.

THis is the 500 HP Lexus IS F. Never seen one before this weekend. I want one of these too. M5 beater!

This is me cheesing it up after my crit win. Cool winners jersey and really cool cogs with a stem cap as the medal. Ballin white shoes and tall socks of course

Happy after my win.

Ok, admittedly, I should be working on my case, writing one of 3 papers due, or registering for the VA. But this bloggin must go on.

Sea Otter Part 2

Again, all photo credits to Jan.

The most awesome part about sea otter is that nearly every bike company is there. The expo is huge. And this year the weather was awesome. Prob too awesome as I was kissed by too much of God's blessed sunshine. At least I'm set on Vitamin D.

Some of you are familiar with Liz Hatch. Jan loves her, as most riders do. She's marketed herself decently. But she always looks pissed when you see her. Considering she's prob most popular with male cyclists, maybe she should smile once or twice. She's nothing compared to Mandy Lazano who is both hot on the bike and smart, plus super cool. Yay for mandy finishing up her MBA at Darden. Thanks for all your advice by the way.

Yes, this company was at Sea Otter. I guess the owner just smokes dope, has sex, and rides bikes. He said that he is near "F-you money." I think I might develop a condom company and just let the cash roll in.

This is midday camp. It was awesome weather. Sea Otter is usually miserable wx. Laguna Seca raceway 7 miles outside of monterey.

Jan at 0700 on Sat. It was 40 degrees and froggy. Thats my $40 costco kelty tent that is still serving me well 15 years after its purchase.

Shep and I contemplating the cold weather. Breakfast was freezing each morning. The fellas made fun of me because I brought an $8 walmart air mattress for one. It rocked and I didnt have to sleep with a rock in my back.

This was a really cool contest at Fox. Basically, the chose 16 dudes (girls too). Groups of 4 had to hold an 8 pound bag at arms length. Person to keep their arm up longest wins $400 worth of gear (helmet, shorts, gloves, goggles, ect). The dude next to me was about 250 and a firefighter. I put up a good fight and both of our arms were convulsing like eric kuhn when he's low on blood sugar. However, I think the crowd didnt like my radars so they picked the other guy as we both dropped our arms from level at the same time. Oh well. Cool contest.

This kid had a sweet bike. No pedals. Made of wood. Rad blonde hair living the dream.

Check out this triple clamp!

Even the wheel chairs at sea otter are legit.

Tandem intense DH bike? Whaaat?

JHK about to get worked by Carl Decker in the Pro Short Track.

I didnt know that Todd Wells (first here) left GT for teh big S. Christoph Sauser led him out and then burped his tire. Christoph (world champ) was done for the day and Todd easily won the short track.