Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I have nothing

I have nothing to say about anything at all. I am home in NC and have been spending my days watching tv. That is it. Nothing more nothing less. I did weigh in this week and took a "before" picture so I document what a mess I will become in these next weeks. Should be entertaining at least.
All joking aside I am well, just bored and my right leg hurts more than my left one because of all the hopping up and down on it.
My mom wants me to clean up my language on here, so I don't think i swore too damn much this time.
Check out this turd-cutter. Guess who it is correctly and I will mail you some of my vicodin as a prize.



This what downers looked like for our race...

I used to love racing in the rain...

Friday, August 24, 2007

Surgery

So I had surgery today. It was fine, i guess. They put me under and so it went by quickly. Now i am chilling at the "boss man" chads house. Uh is flying up here tomorrow and driving me and my car back home on sunday. I am so lucky to have wonderful friends and teammates who have taken great care of me this week so I would like to say thank-you to them. I have some pictures I will put up on sunday when I get back to my computer.
Cyclingnews did a little story on my break, it is a funny story so check it out here. Is it bad that i giggled when I saw they mentioned beer in that article?
Good luck to my teammates who are competing in round 8 of the the USA crit series this weekend in binghampton ny. I was really looking forward to doing that race because I used to do it when I went to Ithaca college. It is right in that same area. Those pictures I posted a while ago is what I looked like when I did that race back then. People kept asking me if I was hot with all that hair. HA!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Damn Curb

This was almost exactly one year ago.
I guess it must be that time of year because I crashed badly at downers in the rain and broke my M-F ing calcaneous. For those who don't know what that is, it is your heel. I fractured it in 2 places and am having surgery on friday. It sucks and it hurts and I am out for at least 3 months. Gotta Love It.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

crits nats...

Heading to downers grove for the 7th time in 7 years...maybe this year will go better...


Legs are good, team is good, ribs don't hurt too terribly much, just need to take a step back and have fun.

I wish I had a picture of the time there that I ripped the entire ass out of my shorts and was rolling around afterwards and couldn't figure out why people were pointing, giggling, and blushing.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

charlotte

NC is ROCKING right now. The farm is at full capacity and there are a ton of sweet criteriums going on.
So the big money crit was last night, pretty exciting stuff. The race was good, lots of people watching. Ended up 23rd and got a $500 prime. The team did well as Rich got in the money also. Only 3 amateurs placed in the money, so for us to get 2 in there is pretty cool.
Afterward, um...yeah....we went out just a little bit in downtown charlotte. Just a little bit.
Marco aka "patches" was so stressed he pulled his hair out.

Bennett and I ran into some fans after the race:


It was hot last night here, almost 100. Here is how Marco rolls. Nothing like hangin out without a shirt on.


One more race today and it is in hanes park here in winston-salem. should be interesting...

Friday, August 03, 2007

racing racing and crashing

The crossroads classic is going on this week. 3 one hour twilight crits leading into the big show on saturday night in Charlotte and then finishing with the Hanes Park NRC crit here in winston.
Wednesday night was the first night and I felt great. We went from the gun and took a lap witin a half hour. I ended up second.
Thursday night was good too. I felt real strong, but was holding back because saturday is Round 7 of the USA crit series and I need to be good there. Anyway, I realized it is much more dangerous in the pack than it is off the front. I crashed pretty hard with 12 to go because a Quebexican hooked bars with me. Ouch. I am ok, just annoying road rash. (Is "Quebexican" derrogetory? if it is I apologize). We use this term to refer to the french canadians who come down and pretend not to speak english. Ha it is all good though.

Other than that the excitment at the farm is high. I have 3 new roomates. Jill, Baby Lamb, and Spike. Jill is a person and this is baby lamb. Spike has been in hiding since they got here.


Here I am practicing for a rodeo.