Tuesday, April 28, 2009

up up and away....

it's April and i can't recall laying out my 2009 athletic plans. i can't believe the masses have not flooded my inbox for my 09 itinerary???

i like working towards one or two main goals each summer.
  • 2006 it was losing weight and getting healthy. 70 pounds dropped.
  • 2007 was the Chicago Marathon. i ran & survived in extreme conditions.
  • 2008 was all about cycling and mileage goals.
  • 2009 is the year of climbing.

climbing, but aham23 resides amongst the plain fields of the great Midwest where the steepest hill is his driveway. i know, it's crazy, but it's what we cyclist do. we do crazy and enjoy it. i take a lot of pleasure in knowing that i want to do, plan to do, and do do (ha i said do do) what most can't and many won't.

i am not easing into the climbing either. it starts in June with the 2009 Bicycle Tour of Colorado. a seven day tour, with six days of riding up and down the Colorado Rockies for 500 + miles. the route will take me to 10,000 feet and beyond. it will be epic.

note to self: "self what in the hell were you thinking? the most miles you have ever covered in a week is 248 and a month 704."

July will bring RAIN (ride across Indiana), which i love. every schedule needs a fast and furious 160 mile effort. RAIN is mine. i am sure i will want to PR in it if the cycling lords permit.

August is back to the hills. the Dairyland Dare 200k was a brutal 130 miles with 12,000 feet of climbing last year. i suffered so much i plan to go back.

September will show up and attempt to bring an end to my cycling season. my body and mind normally need a break from the the road around this time of year. not this year. this month will be my second "peaking." i have thoughts of traveling to Georgia for an extended weekend of Mountain love that includes the Six Gap Century.

what is next???? uh, i think that is enough. in fact, i need to find my bike and get to those driveway repeats......

Friday, April 24, 2009


Working from home ?!?!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Are you training hard enough ?

Saturday, April 18, 2009


After a hard 40 at dawn lunch time with a Princess was a delight!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New Lid (again)

The Giro Ionos really was an unimpressive helmet when I got my hands
on it. For the cost I found it dissapointing, especially the rear
adjustment mech. Plus the medium was a bit too small. So, back up on
eBay it went.

I went back to Bell (yes I know Giro and Bell are the same) and
purchased locally in case a return is needed.

Bell Volt (large) in White and Silver. It fits and me likes. It hits
the road this weekend.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Paris Roubaix - Section 3

click the title for some excellent pics, like the one below, from the 2009 PR.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Friday, April 10, 2009

add it up


plus this;

"Just got the word from Versus producer, @joelfelicio Paris Roubaix is in HD on Sunday- that will be awsome. "

make me very happy. so much so i am daring the 24 mph winds to punch me in the pie hole this afternoon. bring it.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

last four

tell me baby - red hot chili peppers (turn it up real loud)

use somebody - kings of leon

15 step - radiohead

ring of fire - adam lambert (love me some American Idol)

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Summer Time?

After 130 miles this week it almost feels like it.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Me, loving headwind.

pimping aint easy..

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jus sayin.