Sunday, August 08, 2010

New Happenings

A good deal of new stuff going on around here. A promotion at work has been the biggest. It comes out to less hours a week and more money. Yes, I'm extrememly lucky. It's a little bit more stress right now with the training but people have been telling me that I'm actually smiling at work these days so that's new. The downside to this has been missing out on 2 races that I thought I'd be doing til I couldn't ride anymore. ORAMM and Fool's Gold. It sucks but I'll be back at both next year. On the plus side. They're still going to let me have the vacation I asked for in September so I can visit family and participate in the inaugral Skool of Hard Knox 50. A 50 mile bike race around Choctaw Lake near beautiful Ackerman, MS. I was born in Ackerman and 75% of my family still lives in that area so this is a win/win for me. I'm also planning on doing the Swank 65 for the 1st time this Nov. The same guy(Todd) who does ORAMM does this one also so I'm looking forward to it. There's also a new to me race happening near Atlanta in October that I plan on hitting up if I can. I don't remember the name though. Sorry. Anyway, fun and exciting times ahead.

Thursday, January 07, 2010


I love mountainbiking. Absolutely love it. Everybody who knows me knows this. Most don't know I love football just as much. Maybe more. Growing up in Alabama, Coach Bear Bryant was a larger than life figure. I remember when he retired the state basically shut down. Yeah, it shows some out of whack priorities but it is what it is. One of the other big memories of this kind of stuff is a guy who lived in the same town I did had his truck specially ordered from the dealer so it could be painted in Alabama colors.

Anyway, all of this obsession comes to a head tonight. Alabama is playing or the mythical national championship for the first time in 17 years. I've been a nervous wreck for weeks. Last night I barely slept. I have a "lucky" t-shirt, cap, and jeans that I've worn for every game this year and I've got it ready for tonight. Is this healthy behavior for a 41 year old man? Nope. Not at all. But again, it is what it is. It's gameday!!!!!

ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving folks. Hope everybody gets out on a ride and then stuffs themselves. In that order!

Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm back....

..the fog has lifted. Blah,blah, blah. Actually still sort of got some brain fog going on. Trying to decide if I should give a go at the Southern Cross in January. From what I hear it's a blast and how can 8000 feet of climbing in 50 miles be anything but a good time? Hmmmmmm...deisions, decisions.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday, August 02, 2009

I'm still alive. Anything worth knowing about my life (which, let's face it, aint much) is over on Facebook. Befriend me if your on there and not my F.B.B. already.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

No excuses....

...none. Nada. I'm not going to go through the usual.."I've been to busy to blog" stuff. The honest reason is...I really can't think of any way to make commuting to work, work, doing push ups and sit ups, and riding my bike sound intresting to me. Much less to the 3.6 people who read my drivel. All is not bleak in my world though.

In a little over 2 weeks is the Cowbell Challenge. This will be my first race of the year. I know a mid pack finish is the best I can hope for, but still, I cannot wait. I love everything about this stuff. The atmosphere, hanging out with people who think like I do about bikes and all things biking, all of it.

I've dropped 10 pds in the past few months. Thanks again Namrita. Seriously, she took this nutrtition thing, something I've always made as complicated as calculus in my head, and made it really simple. If your looking for any help or advice on this subject. E-mail her. Now. Go on. I'll wait. http//

Commuting to work still rocks. Despite rainy mornings or nights, rude drivers, some unseasonably cold mornings and such, it is still one of the best decisions I've ever made.

Hope everyone is doing well. Have a good one.