Thursday, February 26, 2009

the last four

The Day That Never Comes - Metallica (great 8 minute song for intervals)

My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson (shut it, i love her)

Dead and Gone - T.I. featuring Justin Timberlake (shut it, love JT)

Foo Fighters - The Pretender (get'r pumped up song)

Monday, February 23, 2009


i borrowed this pic from BF. just a great capture by Big John of yesterdays final stage of the 09 ToC. it really shows the steep grade of the mountain they climbed. mountains look like fun. i should try it sometime.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Choices .....

Goose Island Mild or Sam Adams Boston Lager??? Take a guess.

old dude..... pretty fast for February.

jus sayin.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

wet suffering...

there are some great images from the 09 TOC being posted over on BF. mad props to those sharing them with the masses.

am i the only one who looks at this picture and becomes jealous? jealous of the uphill grind up Sierra Mountain suffering like a wet and cold dog. i cant be the only one???

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

when in doubt....

ask yourself this; What would Jens do?

as you can see the answer is clear, he would man up. apply and proceed. later.

Friday, February 13, 2009

down time...

after an excellent early season ride last Saturday i have taken some time off. i know, second ride of the year and i am taking time off???? rest and recovery is good, but i must be honest, this week the bike is in the shop for its Spring tune up.

anyway, it was 55 miles at a pretty aggressive pace for February. i met up with Psimet and some of his Bicycle Heaven crew for the ride. after weeks of solid indoor training i was looking forward to seeing instant results...........i did not.

i take forever to get warmed up, you know, find Stella's Groove. i think i did around mile 40ish and pushed it pretty hard the rest of the way in. i popped with about 3 miles to go. it felt good.

i did tweak my chronic pain the butt left IT band and knee. nothing too serious me thinks. while the body has been resting this week the mind has not. you know, a promotion never means less work!?@?!

with my current rig in the shop and my old rig not really in riding shape i may have to drag the mountain bike out this weekend for some limestone path cruising.

peace out yo.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

My First Love.

My First Love.
Originally uploaded by aham23.

another week, another business trip. good thing is my Mom and the Home Office Headquarters are in the same town.

My Mom keeps everything. plus in her line of business her basement ends up filled with M&M Candies. i love me some M&Ms. i am talking milk, dark, peanut and top secrect stuff. i was down there after dinner and sitting in the corner was this, my first bike. purchased for a troubled youth at the age of 13.

ah, the memories. seriously, this thing brought me freedom and excitement and fun. i would watch Lemond on TV then race around town. me and mook would map out a route then race it one at a time, both using this bike, and timing it with a digital watch. freedom i say.

i took the wheels off and put her in the trunk. she is coming home with me. thank you Mom.

anyone know a good mechanic??


Monday, February 02, 2009

2009 is the year of climbing...

i think i may have failed to mention this here, but the BTC is on the agenda for 2009.
January was a decent month of training for me. 15 hours on the trainer, 2 on the road, a couple runs, and several core workouts. all this accomplished while working my arse off at work to create and kick off a new division that i am now running.
work will settle down a bit now and i look forward to getting my diet and adult beverage consumption under control this month. i would like hit March 5 pounds lighter. everyone knows skinny guys climb better.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

There is NOTHING better then a great Super Bowl on 119"
screen........and several Goose Island Mild Winter brews.

Kick Off Beverage.

My Super Sunday of eating needs a jump start. Yes I am a wanna be

Super Menu

as decided on by my 3 year old. we went to the grocery store & let her pick the fooseball delights. minus Ming Ming, i think she nailed it perfectly.