Friday, February 23, 2007
First and foremost this is Chad Thompson--The boss man--he gets it done and looks good doing it.
Mr Vice President and brand new first time parent Ryan Rish...gettin it done.
This is our view from hotel room. Someone knows what restaurant I like.
This my roomate at camp Frankie Dierking. He doesn't snore and likes good coffee so we have been getting along great.
This Bennet Vandergenugten--good ole dutch boy showing off his guns.
This is how he aquires the GUNS!!
Marco Aledia showing us how he rolls...this was not staged, he indeed was texting while riding...what can I say he is a BALLER!
Rich Harper trying desperately to be cool.
Neil Coleman, our weapon from the UK just being cool, must be the accent.
Me trying to show off our slipstreams. Slipstreams are ear guards which clip on your helmet strap and eliminate the wind noise. I love them as I need to protect my hearing and have been worrying lately about all the howling wind. They work great and look dorky, so I love them.
Us testing out our new carbon bikes and wheels, taking good care of them.
Riding in only shorts and jerseys...NICE!!!
Brandon Gavic is one crazy dude and a ton of fun.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
We have been riding a bunch and I have some pictures, but I can't plug my camera into this computer, so maybe I can get some up soon.
The new team is awesome and we are having a great time. The riding here is beautiful and I will see if i can get some pictures up soon. We rode three hours this morning in the rain, good thing it was 65 out so it was quite managable. We are chillng for a few hours and then riding again this afternoon.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Here are the pancakes that Danielle tried to cook, oh yeah about what I said earlier about them cooking, I take it back. Bonnie was the one who cooked all the time. These pancakes were Danielles first and last attempt and at cooking. We still ate them.
The week was awesome and they have a pass to come back anytime they want. You can read all about it in detail at daniellemusto.blogspot.com
Jim showed up on friday night bearing gifts--one of the perks of putting everything in your life on hold to race bikes.
New Wheels to go with the new frames. MASI CARBON YEEEEEHAAWWW!!!!!!!
Tomorrow Jim and I are drving down to Macon GA for the A&F training camp. The camp goes all week and should be a ton of fun. It is supposed to be close to 60 every day so it will a little warmer than what we have had in NC. It has been a tough winter here. I think it got below freezing the other day. WOW. I hope all the northerners are loving the warmth up there. HA!!!!
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
I went to asheville this weekend to race mountain bikes and train with my teamate/coach/friend Andy Applegate. We had fun, but it was COLD. On Saturday it didn't get above freezing which is cold to us weak southerners. Anyway the race was awesome, the trail was frozen and had packed snow all over which was actually quite easy to ride on. Andy and I both did all right. I had 2nd place in the bag but flatted with 1k to go, i rode it in and managed to hold on for 3rd. Andy got pimped at the line but still rolled in for 5th place.
I forgot how much fun mountain biking is, everyone is so laid back which is a nice change of pace from the pretencious (sp?) roadie world
Check out Andy's stem, he has another one on his tandem. I didn't even know nuke proof was still around when 1 1/8 head tubes came out.
My 30lb hardtail. Those wheels roll over everything though and make up for a serious lack of technical skills. Rocky decent? Just go straight down...its awesome.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
AND TO CELEBRATE MY NEW CAR, I GOT A NEW HAIRCUT
THINGS ARE GREAT, HAD A WONDERFUL VISIT FROM MY PARENTS LAST WEEKEND...IT WAS GREAT.
I HAVE BEEN TRAINING A WHOLE BUNCH AND EVEN DID A MTB RACE THIS PAST WEEKEND.