Wednesday, January 30, 2008

lame blog

I know the lack of updates have been rampant and I would like to say that I have been busy, truth is I am just too lazy or tired to post things when I get home. I know my life doesn't seem busy, but riding over 20 hours a week and working close to 30 does add up, despite what people think. The nice thing is that I don't need to worry about working out when I get home...
I have been up to a couple of shenaningans which include hiking in bear country, having a birthday party for phatty, and some more hiking...



This is Jim wearing his "special" shirt for his birthday dinner...with the ladies.
Uh and I hiked up to the top of hanging rock which is not an easy hike...my heel held up just fine.


I like to look back on my blog and see where I was a year ago. This is what I looked like one year ago...



Monday is the first day of training camp with my new team which was the AEG/Jet Network team last year. I am not sure what the official title is this year but I am super excited to race with them and spend the summer as a pro bike racer. I wish I still had this mohawk so I could roll in there looking like a sociopath. I hope to be able to do some posting next week during the camp. Should be a ton of fun...

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

this is what happens

when you try and cut your own hair at 8am before having any coffee...
Things are going great, I am training over 20 hours a week in anticipation for the season--which begins in a few weeks it seems. The weather is awesome here in NC and things are good.
Gotta go fix my hair...

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

and speaking of bosses

Just in case you were curious, this is my boss Cameron. He is one of the owners of Paceline Bicycles. He is an all around good guy and everything, but if you are a bike shop owner and this is your only bicycle, i would be a tad concerned.



I like the aerobars and triple... YES this is really his bike...

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

my most sincere apologies

I have to apologize to my boss... when I said in my last post that I didn't have to WORK in january, I actually meant I didn't have to TRAVEL. It was a mild brain fart on my part probably due to spending 4 years living in Ithaca NY. So I apologize, and yes, I am posting this while I am punched in at work.

Rode yesterday again and it was 70 degrees...saw this snowman which is HUGE. It is twice as tall as me at least.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Back at it...

Happy belated New Years to all. Sorry for the lack of updates, as I have been up north in MI where it snowed every single day. It was beautiful and cold. I managed to do some biking and some cross country skiing, but the highlight was definately the snow tubing at the ski resort. They tow you up and let you sled down. It is actually quite scary and borderline dangerous, but a ton of fun!!! It is nice to be back in Winston-Salem as I rode for 5 1/2 hours today in 65 degree weather. Can't complain about that at all. I am excited to have the entire month just to train and not have to work.


Since I am getting older, I finally talked my family into letting me pick out my own christmas presents. Here was my first present...Gotta have the love for Dale Jr.







My second gift was this lamp. This lamp is amazing and beautiful and it just gives me goosebumps. I love it so much I can't even begin to tell you....