Monday, December 25, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Random Picture Post

Happy Holidays!
Here's a random picture post. Mainly cross photos.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Slacking Away In SLC

Wow! First update in a long time. Here's a few pics to tide you over.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Here's what I learned this weekend: Trolls live under bridges and can also be found on the start line at cyclocross races. I was little late to get to the start and lined up on the 2nd row. 3 riders to my left was the troll, he's a short-stalky fellow that just cannot ride a bike. The gun goes off and I make it about 20 yards into a perfectly flat/straight paved start before the troll sweeps into my front wheel from the right side. I go over the bars, landing on my hip and the troll. We get our bikes untangled and I try to re-mount(while doing this I'm directing profanities at said troll). My chain is jammed and my wheels will not turn, so I turn around and run back to the pits to get my B-bike. Now the whole field is hitting the course and I'm just rolling through the start. I'm pleased that I picked my way through field and rode as hard as I could for a mid-pack finish. The word from people lined up behind me is that the troll was having a hard time clipping into his pedal while sprinting. After bouncing off a few people he took me out. What did I learn?
1. Line up as far away from trolls as possible.
2. Thank the lord for B-bikes.
3. Don't waste time and energy yelling at trolls who crash you out on the start line.

Zack watching me warm up. Why was he having such a good time?

The dreaded off-camber section.

My mad profile.

After the race we went to get some food and saw this:

How does one manage this?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Road Trip

Not really, but we did drive 2.5 hours to a cyclocross race. Where we'd go? Pocatello, Idaho for Poki Cross. First race of the year and it felt like my first race ever. For some reason I raced in the A flight and it hurt quite a bit. It's been a long time since I've been lapped and I was lapped multiple times. I'm lacking fitness and confidence right now. The fitness will come but I really need to gain some confidence.
I ran vittoria tires tubless on ksyriums. No burps but I ran way too much pressure for a grassy/bumpy course. Time for a cross workout and more tire pressure games.

Kracht working the barriers

Bobby Francis burning some matches

Working on my attitude.

She's pretty and she yells at me while I'm racing.

Friday, September 22, 2006

News Flash!!!!!!!!!!

I'm going to be a dad.
We've know for about 4.5 months now, but today we saw what's been growing in Katie's belly. I am blown away. Our baby is pretty damn cool (per Katie)!

Here's Katie on the ultrasound table. Why no pictures of me? Cause I had the camera and I was too busy crying. It was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Fingers, toes, 4-chambered heart, and "it" has attitude. Why "it"? Because it was a surprise and we want to keep it that way.

What have we been doing?

We've been busy living the good life for the past three weeks. Check it out!!!!

Veggie chili cheese dogs!!!!

The original cheese dog

Seriously, it's been rough

Real Rough!!!!

I've been doing some interval work and the occasional ride in hail/rain. Cross season is just about here. And I'm just about ready. Look for some pics and updates from the first race soon!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Obesity Pandemic Looms

While I was eating my breakfast this afternoon I came across an article on AOL regarding obesity in the world. Read it and let me know what you think. Here's the address:
Here's picture to offset the tone of this post.

Mona hates cameras, loud noises, large men, and having her naps interupted.

I rode this bike for a little over 3 hours yesterday and watched a bad football game.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Cross is upon us!!!

And I'm feeling all dressed up with no where to go.......

My "A" bike is here and the training is entering full swing. There's just two burning questions that I have: Where are we racing this year? When can we buy our passes? Our local promoter has the dates set up, but no venues listed. I am staying positive. We will have another great cross season.

Buckley and Murph locking horns

"What?? It's for fashion not because I chew on my ass!"

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Blogger Down

I haven't been able to access the blog for a while. Look for pics and some big news later this week.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

It's been a crazy week since my last update. Trying to cram training in with work and life makes time fly. Works really been getting crazy. August is a special time of year in the ER. The trauma bay got quite bit of action over the weekend with way too many alcohol inspired accidents. Also, one of my intoxicated trauma patients decided to try and choke me and punch my favorite EMT. It must be scary to get trashed, drive your car over a light post and then slam into a tree, but there's no need to take out your drunk-ass anger on people trying to help you. Wow! That was my first work related rant ever.
Training Log
Fri: Tempo V1 on trainer 1:32 w/ work friday night
Sat: work, crazy shift
Sun: work, another crazy shift
Monday: rest/run/yard work
Tuesday: 1:25 Mix V1 on trainer
Weds: some Z1 before work
Thurs: climbing
Fri: 3 hrs Z1

Monday, July 31, 2006

Training and rest

Sunday was great. We spent the day outside doing nothing. Katie, her brothers, her cousins and I went to Jordanelle. It was great to prop my legs up in the shade and enjoy the company.
Today's a big day. Big top secret appointment and 1st day of training for cross (if I get my computer to work).
Training Log:
Friday: 2hrs upper Z1
Saturday: 2hrs SS on MidMtn and cruisin' the hood
Sunday: Rest Day

Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Start

Week to date:
Tues: 2Hrs tempo on cross bike w/ MK
Weds: work
Thursday: 2:30 90+ upper Z1 on cross bike

Friday: mixed effort on trainer 1:30, hike with dogs, order B bike and parts
Sat: long SS w/ MK
Sun: Rec spin 1:00 or recovery

The Start

Week to date:
Tues: 2Hrs tempo on cross bike w/ MK
Weds: work
Thursday: 2:30 90+ upper Z1 on cross bike

Friday: mixed effort on trainer 1:30, hike with dogs, order B bike and parts
Sat: long SS w/ MK
Sun: Rec spin 1:00 or recovery

Monday, July 24, 2006

Wow 2 Times In One Day!!!!

It's my goal to start updating this blog more frequently. I'm also going to use it to chronicle the 2006 cyclocross season. It's only about two months till the first race. Time to get crackin'. Right now it's one hundred degrees out and I'm looking forward to this:

It's been a long time

I have no excuses. Sure I've been working, trying to buy a home, "training", spending time with KMAGA, and living. So why the hiatus? It just felt like time to take a break. So now it's time to make my daddy happy!!! Here's a photo-blog!!!

Friday, May 12, 2006

A day in the life......

Our dogs have it rough.

Lay out in sun, chase birds, rest in shade, and chase each other.

Have you "MADE IT" when your profession gets it's own action figure?

Time to go hit some trails MK.