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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

This Blog Sucks

This thing here really sucks. But any way This last race was a blast. Chippewa has always been my favorite race since it started 4 years ago. So much to do for the family and who can beat 5 dollar all you can eat food. Well I have to give props to Rumby for manning up and racing with the rest of us losers. I feel that I made the right decision after the first race to take a step down and start enjoying riding again. I mean I almost stepped away from racing all together. What most people don't understand is I was very sick over the winter and still into race season. I cost me any chance of training. I only was able to get the problem solved close to 3 weeks ago. Who would of thought that a guy growing up in good old Brat land would end up with a pork allergy. This really sucks but I will have to deal with it. I mean there are turkey and chicken brats right. Well any way Best of luck to Rumby. I will be moving out of the cit clydes at some point. I may do Sunburst in my age group and see how it goes. Sport will have to wait for some point in time next year. To all of you who have given me crap you try and be sick for 5 months and still ride. At least I am still racing.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A piece of STEEL

Well anyway I got a call from the shop the other day saying that my new frame was in. Mind you I ordered this thing the last week of December. So I get to the shop thinking ok they are pulling my leg. Sure enuff there it was. My beautiful green 29er Gunnar. I am under firm belife the hold up had to do with Russel. I know he has some connections over there in Waterford. So any way well I was there I ordered my parts wich I guess are in except for my wheels, fork, and tires. Again I blame Russel on the wheels. I don't quite know the model of them but they will be up to par since one of the boys at Sun ringle will be biulding them. Thinking about calling them Holcombe Harassers. I will post pics as soon as I get this beast together. Ofcourse this bike will only have one gear. I'm starting to get confused with all those other ones. I still go the same speed. You all Know. What is it you all say on your way by Get the F#@k out of my way you fat boy. Or was it this is a race junior.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Friday, January 18, 2008


I belive this may be Fattires and Beer" new Team Bike!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

For Bubba

Down south, Bubba called his attorney and asked, "Is
It true theys suin them cigarette companies fer causin
People to git cancer ?"
"Yes, Bubba, sure is true," responded the lawyer.
"And now someone is suin them fast food restaurants Fer
makin them fat an cloggin their arteries with all Them burgers
an fries, is that true, Mista Lawyer?"
"Sure is, Bubba."
"And that lady sued McDonalds for millions when she Was
gave that hot coffee that she ordered?"
"And that football player sued that university when he
Gradiated and still couldn't read?"
"That's right," said the lawyer.""But why are you asking?"
"Well, I was thinkin . ..
What I want to know is, kin I sue Budweiser fer all
them ugly women I slept with?"

Start the year off right. Easy ways to stay in shape in the new year.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Its Been A Long Time

Wo I can't belive it has really been two months since I did a damn thing with this. Well a quick recap of the last couple of months.Work way to much. I am making more money than I ever have. Finished up the race season with a DNF at Shevegas that sucked. Our team had their cross race. That seemed to go well. Thank you to all who atended. Bowling started. Cool thing there is I roled the highest game of my life a 295 to bad I blew the 300 with the last ball. Then I went deer huntingAfter 21 years of trying I finally got my BUCK. he is a small 8 point but sure better than all of the does I usualy see. Our hunting party was as fortunate as I also. W3e had 6 deer by about 8:30 am opening morning. That was by far the best season yet. Our team for the next year is starting to come together. We have made some changes to what and how our team is run. Our team is now part of the Janesville Velo Club witch I was elected Vice President of. Michaels Cycles is now our sponsor. Team mebership is open to any one in the club or any one interested in the club. You must however be a club member to be on the Team. I am still trying to get my butt in gear and order my Gunnar. We have had a group of people work on a new jersey desing and I think that all of their hard work has payed off. It will be a Ruffian 29er just not sure what color. Think I might have to get ahold of Russel for some Bubba beaters. I hope with the drop in weight I can and will be faster than last year. That brings me to a sad farewell. To all of my former Clyde competitors I like Russel have droped below the magic weight that keeps our fat asses having fun. I will now have to race my age or race singlespeed this year. Who knows maybe both. Even though I will most likely be able to race with you guys let me say it has been fun over the last 5 years. So no elbows when you catch me next year when you still have the downhill advantage. well hopefully it wont take me another two months to post again. I hope to start putting up more of the team and club hapenings. Strarting with The next club meeting will be on January 7th. Anyone interested in joining the team and our club contact myself and I will get youy pointed down the right path. Well the snow is starting to fall again. Time to get ready for frozen fools challange. More to com on that

Monday, October 01, 2007

Fall Color Fest

Well any way I know I havn't posted in a while so what better time than now to do so. On Saturday I went over to John Muir for the Fall Color Fest.This has to be one of my favorite events just because it is only a half hour away from home. Well any ways I decided to break out the single speed for this " EVENT". i thought that since this would be the first time I had raced this bike I would wimp out and only do the 10 mile. So after seeing all the rest of the "events" start it was time to go. So when the man yelled go I went. Had a good start hanging on in about 3rd to the start of the red loop. Downside was I was only riding 2 to 1 so off went like 8 more guys. I fall to around 12 or 13th. So we get to the blue loop and with the hills I start picking up more positions. The traffic from the 20 mile race was picking up at this time. So after passing what seemed to be about 20 people I get passed by the first female in the 10 mile and I decided to pick up the pace. I get back by her in the sandy pines when she came to a dead stop. So zoom there I went. Well ok she held my wheel for the rest of the race but couldn't get around me. We pass by a course marshall and he tells us we are in the top 10. I was like wow. So up the hills I went. I felt great Imanaged to climb every thing. So I come in to the finish and there the guy at the finish they tell me that I was in the top 10. Cool. So after results are posted 4 hours later I find out that I finished 8th over all and 3rd in the singlespeed class. So this weekend its off to Shevegas for the last race of my year. Hope this weekend is as good to me as last. I need some real help to finish in the top three this year. I need a 3rd or better or a DNF or bad race from at least one of the clydes. Not going to mention who he has had enuff bad luck this year. No matter what happens congrats to every one this year its been a blast. Lets hope to see you all back next year when I am no longer a Clyde and I am racing my new singlespeed.

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