Sunday, September 12, 2010

first cyclocross race of the year

1st Cyclocross race of the year.

Mom, cyclocross is road bikes w/ big knobby tires that go offroad. Its generally crazy and fun. Its shorted to cx.

Check this out: there were 150 starters in cat 3 cx today. It was insane. There were about 50, 50!, single speeders. The promoter came up to us and asked who should start first, geared or ss ers. The SSers were very loud and one of them yells out: "feats of strength!" So the promoter, whom I had met at his velo studio a couple weeks ago, asks me to compete. So I had to indian leg wrestle a SSer to determine who would start first. The SSer who piped up was 160 lbs and 5'5". We laid head to foot on the side of the road with everyone watching. Everyone was cheering and then everyone joined in on the countdown. 1,2,3! I crushed that kid, sent him tumbling through the ditch. Wasnt even close. I got the #1 callout! Front row start saved my race.

I was 3rd into the hole shot and one dude overcooked a corner and smashed his head into a jeep grand cherokee. Awesome. I was wearing the Contour HD helmet cam and hope that I picked that part up. Hope to have it up on youtube soon.

I was feeling cooked from my 70 mile ride yesterday and just had no pop. I wore the Cal kit and go many many GO BEARS hoots. It was tight. I ended up 12th ish on my tired wheels. Once I move to tubulars where I am not terrified that I am going to pinch flat, I'll be able to be more aggressive. Star crossed next saturday.

One last thing, cross is really hard. YOu just suffer the entire time. Time to get on the rollers for some 2 mins on 2 mins off intervals.

This is the start. I went into the woods at 3rd place

Brad smiling too much for cx. He is a prior army and current ER doc.

I closed this gap from about 10 seconds w/in the last 1/4 mile, but just couldnt close.

Very happy about this week's forecast here in Seattle. I dis one roller ride last week in preparation for cross. I got home late and it was already dark. I don't want to do too many more of those.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Just a little stop at the Tesla dealer. Yes please!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy to have put in 90 mins on the cx bike this morning. Beautiful Seattle sunrise

Monday, August 30, 2010

Very happy to pick up 7th in the Pro1,2 race yesterday

Friday, August 27, 2010

Rad night w Karen w and @kentnewman-so good to see u guys!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My new shoes are Vernice and carbon fiber! So fresh

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Just got a flat on my singlespeed. 2 mile walk home

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Just walked to IMAX for inception. Living in a city is cool
Universal sports shows uci cross races with absolutely no commentary. Great fun to watch, but weird

Colorful lunch

Friday, August 20, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

First ride on cross bike, 1st crash on cross bike. Awesome to be up early ridin

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Up early trying to figure out a ride b 4 work sked

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Riding the mono rail home from work. Beat that! Race in Seward park tonight

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Anyone in Norfolk need a hard bike travel trico case? Hit me up. It'll be cheap

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Kinda just found my way to work today. Some walking, some bus. 12 mins. Awesome

Thursday, July 29, 2010

On my way to Canada ehh! to ride whistler bike park. Steve canada would be proud

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

This was the shower in my hotel room in Enmasse, France. Just outside
of Geneva, it took me about 35 minutes to drive into Geneva on the
crazy non-gridded roads. I don't know how anyone survives without a
gps in Europe. I managed by loading turn by turn directions into my
ipad. With no moving wifi connection, I had to make certain that I
didn't miss a turn or I would literally be off my caches map.
Needless to say, it was quite a challenge.

Plenty more blogging to come

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ok, maybe one last little trip to ride dirt at whistler. Anyone ever done that?
Just a little stop in oakland before my travels are complete for my post-MBA summer of love

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Just rode San diego's Noble Canyon. Amazing. Trying to live it up before I start work in 7 short days

Monday, July 19, 2010

Feels good to be back in 'merica. Phily to seatac now

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The coliseum at night. No big deal. Raquel's cousin (who only speaks
Spanish) and her boyfriend (who only speaks italien), picked me up and
drive us straight here. What an amazing experience.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

First leg seat to Europe is #13a. Wish I could turn it upside down like Fabian.
@usairways punked me at $100 for an oversize bag. Never gonna fly with them again. How do they stay in biz?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Pumped to ride w/ @cgbrianas in the am. Wick"I got ninja ed" & @mindthegap along too

Sunday, July 4, 2010

No more Fitchburg for me. 15 mins were mysteriously added to my time and I missed the time cut

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Got worked in the 6500ft of climbing road race today. Too big for that kind of climbing. Hope I made the time cut

Friday, July 2, 2010

56th place in the main group is not bad considering I was doubled over with stomach pain this morning. 27.2mph. Road race at noon
Wick is looking good w 2 laps to go in the Fitchburg circuit race. Miserable climbing every lap!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Just had a bike fall off the roof rack. Literally caught it through the window as it was falling. Amazing

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wick was wearing the nastiest shorts I have ever seen. Serious,
grease, paint, holes, and they were way too short for any man.
Period. Despite the fact that they were absolutely disgusting, the
fact that their inseam was only 4 inches made me question his sexuality.

So we went into walmart. The lady working textiles was appalled at
his shorts. She said "you ain't ever gonna get any wearing those
nasty shorts"

I bought him $10 walmart madras. He relectantly let me throw the
nasty pair in the trash.

6 bikes, 18 wheels, one exploder on the road to Fitchburg. Say a prayer for us

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Excited to ride w unc Keith, @tkarnes, wicknasty, @robnago, k-blogg, and mayb, just maybe,the original bully

Raquel dropped her iPhone and the screen cracked. Shame. We were
very lucky to watch an electrical engineer who now makes pool cues
replace the glass. It was $15 in parts. Apple charges $200 to do
this. I have found my new part time job.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Norfolk, I'm coming to town for 36 hours. Let's ride tues bully/worlds ride! Wicknasty and uncle Kieth have already promised to attend. Any takers?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Neil and I before the start of the cat 2 Manhattan Beach Grand Prix.

Adam picked me up from the airport, let me crash at his pad, and took me out to dinner.  Awesome. Don't blame him that he went to an inferior school.

Long history in this race.  Yup, that's pirate booty.

Horrible placing with one lap to go.  I was probaby 50th place.  There was a crash with 3 turns left.  I somehow managed to stay out of that mess.  Then the group swung left and then right twice.  On the second swing left, I just stayed right and had a wide open path from probably 30th place.  The group barrelled towards the final 180 degree turn and I managed to move into top 15 before a guy swung out right directly in front of me.  So I had to settle for a sprint from 15th placed.  Managed to pick my way up to 8th place.  Not a bad result considering the 80 person cat 2 only field.  I'll take it and the $60.

Should be ready to go next week at Fitchburg.

Baby girl and I at the start!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Flew down to LA today. Manhatten Beach grand prix tomorrow. Crazy
summer travel day 1. Not too bad
Summer travel begins now: manhatten beach gp, Norfolk, bully ride, Fitchburg, annapolis, Le Tour, Geneva, Rome, San Diego

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gregg's bikes in Seattle is trying to charge me $1/min to fix a warranty issue #insanity

Monday, June 21, 2010

Just sold gen 1 iPhone for $100

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Washington state crit champs 150ft per lap. Went with 4 to go, was countered, those two guys won. Arrrrgh. Can't wait for the racing to flatten

Friday, June 18, 2010

Amazingly, WA state DMV lady was pleasant. I am now officially a northerner again. Glad I don't pay ca taxes no mo

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Uhaul unloaded. I am a seattlite now. They are replacing my wood floors in 10 days. Many boxes to unpack. #pain
Made north of Portland at a whopping 5.5 gal/mile. I think this thing gets slightly better gas mileage than the plane

Monday, June 14, 2010

Towing the truck behind uhaul's 27 foot monster. Pretty sure I need a cdl to do this

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Rode Solo around lake tahoe today. Tired

Monday, June 7, 2010

Rode around lake tahoe today w/ dr wu. 6k ft elevation hurts more than sea level. Oh, he's got us a room at the ritz. WHHHAT

Friday, June 4, 2010

Racing the hellyer velodrome tonight for the first time this year. Holla

Monday, May 31, 2010

Who knew Kernville, ca had some unreal singletrack! Pics to follow. Jordan, u missed out

Friday, May 28, 2010

Secured a loft in Seattle near space needle. Tourism here I come!
Secured a loft in Seattle near space needle. Tourism here I come!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Admiral Mullen on the cov of FastCo. Military getting smarter?or Corp America finally seeing value?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Headed to Seattle to househunt. Any recs?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

@jstreebin, Jan and I are chasing around the tour of ca today. Headed to Bonnie doon

Friday, May 14, 2010

MBA complete. Graduated

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

One last MBA final. I would pay $1000 to fast forward 6 hrs from now

Monday, May 10, 2010

Just dropped off the cracked alu Scott cross bike. Sadly, I feel this is a mortuary visit rather than a doctor visit. RIP

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Just cut my sideburns and feel less like a hooligan
Common on Jimmy Fallon with the roots. Not sure it gets much better

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Just another Thursday at biz school

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New What's New is in effect: "Zero Tolerance Descent"
Don't forget your mom's day cards!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Charlie ate the pear core, stem and sticker. I love Its Always Sunny in phila

Monday, May 3, 2010

Last Financial Institutions and Markets class at Haas

Monday, April 26, 2010

First ride in a bentley. Holla

Friday, April 23, 2010

Diablo 65 miles last night, tamarancho mtn ride at 7 am, LA at noon. Nice!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Got an extra tix to facebook f8 party tonight. Hit me up of you wanna go

Friday, April 16, 2010

I love sea otter. Riding is cool but Camping near dowhilling surfers who say "like" & "dude" 4x/sentence

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

First Crit of the Year Telemetry!

Thanks to Pouncy for hooking me up with this sweet telemetry. He took my SRM power data, coupled it to his Garmin Edge 705 and helmet camera. Wow. How cool is this?

I am easily discerned as the largest rider in the group. Elliot Craddock is easy to spot in the light blue Garmin kit. If you turn up your volume, you can hear me talk to Dave about being on youtube and talking about how good I look.

This kind of thing is one of the reasons I love racing. Look at how far home production has come with relatively inexpensive equipment.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Prime and 12th today in my first crit of the year. Happy with that

Friday, April 9, 2010

Met both Steve Peat and Greg Minaar last night--both Downhill UCI World Champions. Pics to follow

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Let me clarify, I looked down and saw 400 watts at 70rpm. By no means was that an average
Diablo is still a hard climb for 200 lb ers. Just over an hour to climb. 400 watts at 75 rpm w a 27 tooth=pain

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Congratulations to steve and Jess on their pending nuptials

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Very happy that my first race of the year is a mtn bike race on a miltary installation (Fort Ord)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

90 miles in the last 2 days. Both hard rides. Chime in on my job dilemma. I need help!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Alice in wonderland was absolutely forgettable. I took a nap during the last 1/2

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

80 miles in the last 24 hours = not bad

Friday, March 5, 2010

Just saw Charlie from it's always sunny. Flip, flip, flipadelphia
For somereason, I just slept 15 hours

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Safe on deck in LA

Monday, March 1, 2010

Everyone loves Mondays-myself included

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tiger hump day?
I-80 is blocked precluding me from home

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sleepy weasel 6 with Shippy and k-nice

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tahoe with the Shipp house

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I just ate 10 grams or 50 altoids in my international comp class

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Taxes:filed. iPhone multiple entries: fixed. Full throttle drank. Super productive day thus far

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The take it easy ship has sailed

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Got an extra ticket to warriors/jazz game tomorrow. Hit me up if interested. $20

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Morgan Stanley's Asia chairman, Stephen Roach, (ex-chief economist) in my intl business class tonight. No big deal

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Very foggy in the bay today, my pilot had to take a missed approach. Pfffftttt
Pikapack bike bag saves me airline fees again. Victory! Anyone available to pick me up from oak at 1030?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Will someone please explain to me why men wear jewel-studded jeans?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Went to the hollywood premier of werewolf. Dinner with Emily blunt, John Krasinski, Raquel, sir Hopkins, Hugo, benicio. No big deal
US airways just charged me $0 for my luggage because I was a service member. I even had my bike with me. That's cool!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Supa Bowl Ads

Just couldnt help myself.......

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Benice in riverside? Yikes

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Talking about integrity thresholds in acct class. What's you $ amount?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Culturally it's unacceptable, but theatrically it's dynamite

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fly in sf. Tahoe all week. Love my life

Friday, January 15, 2010

Just accepted the Amazon offer. So elated to be done....Seattle here I come!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Just arrived in San Diego, which we all know was founded by the Germans in 1812 and means......

Friday, January 8, 2010

Arm me with harmony
Is nick twisp
Is nick twisp
Is nick twisp

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Once you wake up the troops, you gotta storm the beach!
Braille, sawpit, braille in soquel demo Forrest w/ wick on new Yumeya XTR shifter cables. I heart b-school, never wanna leave

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Very happy to be at the cal vs ucla PAC 10 game!

Monday, January 4, 2010

No woman wants to marry a doctor that can't determine if a man is dead or not

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy new years everyone! Marroon 5 at the pearl! Are you serious?
Happy new years everyone! Marroon 5 at the pearl! Are you serious?

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