Friday, January 30, 2009


The news came earlier in the week that I am one category closer to hitting the pro cyclocross circuit. The fall campaign just got a little harder.

Riding during this time of the year can vary from day to day. My biggest opponent normally beats me on a regular basis. No matter the preparation, once the door is open an epic battle ensues. With a regiment to get accomplished, the focused mind has much work to do. Still I must wallow in the past to help lay the way to the future. Twenty years of toeing the line can give much incite.

Filling the weekends with alternative methods has helped keep the weekday grind fresh. Much has to be said about rethinking your approach and making the changes needed.

Train hard, live life, and those dust bunnies will take care of themselves.

Monday, January 26, 2009


From time to time one has to divest, whether that be the toxins holed up in your fat cells or those unwanted trinkets collecting dust. The questions are hard but the answers come easy.

Room is being made to be filled with more.


Friday, January 23, 2009

The Flow

The ebbs of life sometimes come when the timing isn't perfect. Things happen for a reason and the renewed energy that you emerge with is always greater. This January has brought much vigor to building the base. The addition of a daily WOD from Crossniac Syndicate HQ will add painful twists.

My passion for crayons has paid off. The usual September visit to the SW of CO will be a bit south of Ouray this year.


Monday, January 19, 2009

The other Adventure

This is the season that leads to our weekly migration to Breckenridge seeking short lines and good snow. I bring my children up to the refuge to re-live my childhood of traveling to ski with family and friends. During these jaunts, the kids memories are being built with white powdery adventures.

Monday, January 12, 2009


As we move into the year of 2009, remember to wear sunscreen, a hat, and please seek out a dermatologist. I was very lucky to have a great team of doctors that took exceptional care of me. The process has begun to get my non-profit organization together, more information by the end of the month.

My cycling events are solidifying daily. TI and DK are anchoring the spring season. I haven't yet convinced myself it is a good idea to head to Tejas for Mas O Menos in February. I'll be keeping watch out for a PCL event as well as hitting a MSC race. I did some coloring for a little race in September. It looks like Bayou Salado Enduro will go off on July 25th with a tentative route of 125 miles.

The CO Posse of Crossniac Syndicate has secured Golden Bike Shop as a sponsor. We are hoping to add a few more riders to the roster this year. I am already thinking Bend.

I am hoping for a great 2009! I am starting the year at my lowest weight is as many years (okay Highschool). The 2008 training plan will be the basis for 2009.

Just say WTH and HTFU in 2009!

Friday, January 02, 2009

What the Hell

Words uttered by my 5 yr old during the ripping of paper off packages that had no value to him. The motto for the year is now etched.

A brief visit to the desert land filled with midwestern retired folks and sagura cactus brought a muched needed break from cold and snow. A little hiking at Usary Peak, some comedy in Scottsdale, and too much holiday cheer made it easy to scramble back to CO for some much needed RnR in the mountains.

The plan for the year is set, mostly in pen.

WTH! It is going to be a great year.