Thursday, May 27, 2010

Golf ball noggin

Is it just me, or is the Catlike helmet the goofiest-looking thing in the pro peloton?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hockey Night in Virginia

Many of you know that I am a rabid hockey fan. Trouble is, hockey is just about non-existant in this little corner of Virginia for some stupid reason. We have the GR8 Alex Ovechkin less than 3 hours away in DC and people are clueless.

The local desperate hockey fans have turned to the Virginia Tech for their fix. Fans have been flocking to see this club team play and folks who want pro hockey and a year-round rink back in Roanoke are noticing.

For those of you who share my passion for this incredible sport and want to keep tabs on the local hockey scene, please check out this site, Not sure who's running it, but I'll find out.

Monday, May 24, 2010


I especially like the brake lever beneath the saddle and the stunt pegs.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Floyd, you're a loser.

I used to like Floyd Landis. I even believed him when he said that he wasn't a doper. I've changed my mind. Read all about what this idiot has said now over at VeloNews.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

White is the new purple

In my basement last night, I was utilizing my huge biceps during a P90X workout. Hanging on the wall I noticed my incomplete GF Rig from way back in 2005. Known as the Purple People Eater, it is the best bicycle I have ever known. The thought of it hanging there utilized is tugging at my heart strings.

It must be resurrected and ridden!

I found this pic of a Rig that has been lovingly painted white. I am oozing over the white, my friends. However, The White People Eater doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

Another color perhaps? I think I wants me some other color than anything that GF has spit out in mass production.

Yellow is magic. Red is rippin'! Can you see a dark green Rig?

Monday, May 17, 2010

XC for me

I have an idea; instead of pretending that I'm an ultra-endurance racer I think I'll just race in XC races from here on out. I have time to train properly for those. Besides, I know I can survive for two hours.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

It's Friday

Don't argue with me, it is. At least it's my Friday.

Watched a mountain bike race last night. It always sucks to be on the sidelines, but I need to rest the ailing knee.

Watched my beloved Pittsburgh Penguins lose game 7 to the Montreal Candiens last night. Now the stanley cup playoffs are of little interest to me. I probably won't even watch the next round, only the finals.

Will watch very fast military airplanes this weekend. I heart fighter jets.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


My body is starting to alert me that it is getting older and less durable. Some nagging knee pain and swelling is forcing me to miss this Wednesday's Disco race on Mill Mtn. A trip to the doc on Thursday will hopefully yield dome good results, but most likely I'll be sent to see a specialist.

I'll return to the bike soon, and I'll be strong like bull.

Monday, May 10, 2010

What cha got?

While I was getting geared up yesterday to ride in the 59 degree weather (down from 95 degrees last Sunday!), I pulled on the oldest piece of cycling apparel that I own: Sugoi arm warmers circa 1996.

What's the oldest piece of cycling clothing you have that you still wear regularly?

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Where am I?

Nice rocks. Do you know where they are?

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Bike Roanoke

If you haven't already, check out the handy work that the fine folks over at ride solutions' have done on this site. Very nice.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Race your skinnies

The folks at Keiren Culture Bicycles in lovely, scenic downtown Roanoke are presenting the Roanoke Civic Center Crit Series starting in June. This is way super-fantastic! The star city has so many racing opportunities this summer that there is something for everyone who wants to come out and compete!

Details are here.

Monday, May 03, 2010


1X9 with a 34T chainring at the Douthat XXC was just stupid.

2x9 with a 27/40 is on the way.