Thursday, May 31, 2007

and just like that...

a Van Halen song is made irrelevant

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Hey @!@#$%, I bridged them up to you! How do you like that !@#$%^!!!

It's tough to believe that those words came from this respectable citizen!

All this when i was just going out on a nice friendly ride. :)

(Surely he'll comment on the blog for that one)

Guru RaceLite - RIP - Dec 2002 - May 2007

Haven't posted in a month of Sundays...

So if you were wondering how long a carbon/aluminum/scandium frameset will last with my sort of abuse being placed upon it, the answer is 4 years, 5 months give or take a few days.

Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Colorado, Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, Florida, South Carolina. Training races, commuting, rides, crits, motorpacing, road races. 3 Rouge Roubaix, 4 Cheaha Challenges, Trail Ridge Road, Gate's Pass.

... then the Guru gave up the good fight, i'm thinking this happened at this year's Cheaha. It was probably in the works for a while, but the crack surfaced near the top tube/seat tube cluster and it's being warrantied as we speak. Looks like i'll be on a new one soon. Not only was it the most comfortable, best fitting bike i've ever had, it had the good sense to crack 7 months before the warranty went out. THANKS GURU!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

holy crap!

That's Taylor's comment at the end of this video of the Sunny King crit. Scott K. (he's the 3rd to pass by) rode a smart race to bridge up to the winning break, then it looked like he might win at the top of the looooonnnngggg straight-away climb to the finish, but he ended up in 3rd. Awesome ride though. I say long, because they changed the course from the last time i did it, giving it longer straights and shorter stretches at the top and bottom.

Here's an even blurrier image of the Pro 1/2 field going through turn 3.

try to do right, but not right now

so, i'm way behind on posting.
here's a 360 mini-flick of us surgically striking gillian welch at the jazz fest. i need to work on my 360 technique, i clipped ryan's head off but it's still a keeper.
it was great, we got in, got our bluegrass via the west coast fix, then snuck out under cover of Bonnie Raitt.
if gillian welch comes anywhere near you ever, beg, borrow, and steal to get there.
it's the 3rd time i've seen her/them and it's always awesome. At times, it may seem that David Rawlings is choking his guitar to death, but the result is simply astounding. Gillian's self-deprecating humor is always fun, "Our songs range from slow to real slow, but this is one of the upbeat ones".