Friday, September 26, 2008

New(sorta) Toys

I got one new toy and another thats not so new but I haven't talked about yet.

First..the not so new. My old Nike shoes which had served me well for 3 years were finally starting to give out. I found this very distressing because they were super comfortable and all that stuff. Since Nike had quit making shoes and these were no longer available I had to go looking.

Enter the Adidas Marathon.

They were on sale and I'd read some pretty good things about them so I figured I'd give them a shot. They took about a month to break in but I have to say..I'm really liking them. Stiff enough and pretty damn comfortable.

The next toy was much more recent. My old helmet was about 4.5 years old. While it hadn't suffered any real nasty impacts the pads and such were shot and I figured it was time for a replacment. I was going to get another Giro Havoc but I found myself being more and more drawn toward the Giro Hex. It's a bit heavier but it seems to ventilate even better and fits my large,round head much better.

Gotta love the Army green color and semi-macho(as macho as any piece of bike clothing can be) styling. I'm loving it.

Hope everybody has a great day and weekend. Later folks.

Sorry for the stupid pic placement but I haven't taken the time to figure out how to move this stuff around on here.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

There hasn't been a lot going on lately. No big news to speak of. Just work and trying to get ready for the National Mountainbike Octoberfest. It's a weekend long event and probably the closest thing to a stage race I'll ever do. It's a short track on Friday night, a 8 hour on Saturday, and a time trial on Sunday. Should be fun.

For all you Metallica fans...the new album is really good. It's easily the best thing they've done since the Black Album in 91. It sounds more like Master of Puppets or ..And Justice for All though. As far as I'm concerned this is a good thing.

Hope everybody has a good weekend. Later folks.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The big 4-0

40....4-0....hmmmmmm..just doesn't sound right. There are a lot of people out there who would've lost a lot of money taking bets on me making it this far when I was in my 20's and early 30's. Ah use an old quote and pretty kick ass song. "Life is Beautiful". Time to hit the bike then it's off to the movies for Death Race and then Papa's and Beer for Tex-Mex and sweet tea. Later folks.