Sunday, December 31, 2006
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Now that The Boy has an I-Pod the time for me to get on the Computer is getting less each day as he is surfing it to get music. It is a interesting little thing and bot so they have a market on the I-Pod and the way you can get the music, videos and movies. Oh well I will have to put some of my music on it as he has the the big one. Time to get off the computer as Nate is waiting to look for music and etc. Later..
Friday, December 29, 2006
Tonight Nate and his friend Kyle and myself figured out how to download songs to his I-pod. Let me tell you this is not an easy thing to figure out if you never play with these advanced electronic things. But we figured it out and we did transfer many of Nate's Cd's over. We didn't buy any music or videos yet though. We will get a few of the free podcasts and see about the rest. I will talk to John and Kyle about their music collection and maybe hijack a few from them also.
Tomorrow the Boy and I are going to do the ride from wheel. On Sunday we are going to go the The Rusty Tool ride and have a few of his PBR's and then make fun of Randy and Bubba for the last time this year and get ready for a new start next year. Later..
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Monday, December 25, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
No one got to out of had at the Hayes get together and we all had a great time. It is always fun to see everyone for the party as now we may not see aouple of them until the spring or on a couple of the rides. Time to watch Elf. Later..
Friday, December 15, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
So today I go and have a scar on the inside of my cheeck removed because I bit it and then the scar tissue was getting in the way of my bite. The Dentist Doctor was Doug Pietz sister. She asked why I had to have the surgries on my leg and hand and I told her they were from accidents at bike related things and she laughs and asked me if I knew Doug. I said yes and then she just asked how we find time to race and train. I said it's just something you will never understand. I told her to give Doug a slap to the side of the head next time she sees him though. She was a good Doctor even though she is Doug's sister and the cheeck feels fine. Time to get the kids something to eat and get ready for the Christmas concert. Later..
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
Today it is snowing and Cece and the kids had school called off. I still had to come into work but that took an hour as the van is rear wheel drive and the other drivers were stuck all over on the uphills by the office. I had to drive around the block and find a spot where I could drive straight out as the van handles like shit and I know I'm screwed when I leave as I will may have try to have some one push me because the van will be plowed in. I may have to call the central services and have them send a truck to pull the van out. Just have to see.
Tomorrow Cece and I are going to try to get the Christmas shopping done as my parents are in town for some appointments and they are going to watch the kids. They are taking Nate to the bmx track for races and Cece and I are going to my work Christmas party. Well time watch the cars stuck on the street below for a couple of minutes. Later..
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Now the day has come to get my body ready again for work after having 11 days off. I still have a bunch of days to use up as the 10 weeks off this summer were all sick days to let the fingers heal. I still need to get out and get the Christmas gifts and all so I my bust a day off for that also as I still have 2 weeks to burn. Hope the ride today was fun as I was thinking man what a day to be inside racing but it was still a good day as I was still on a bike and racing it on top of that. Later..
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Nate called and he won the State Cross race today. He said that he almost lapped everyone in his race. He now has won the WCA race jersery and the State race so meet his goal for the year. Thanks Pat and Russell for getting him to the State cross race. Pat took 20th and Russell took like 31st Nate said they had good races also. Now it is time to relax a little and hit the bmx track for the winter. Of course Nate is beginning to get the skills down and is kicking everyones butt on the bmx track to. Well time to relax and have a few beers. Later..
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
I have a school board meeting tonight then hitting the bmx track tomorrow. I'm getting the gun out and the hunting stuff ready for the trip upnorth to sit in the woods and hope for the big buck to come by. It is always a nice break to just sit there and think of things that need to be finished, started and planning for the Holidays. I really don't care if I get a deer as no one else in the house eats the meat and I end up getting it made into sausage and pay like $4oo.oo to do so.
This weekend Nate has the State cross race and thanks to Tosacrosser and Russell he will make it to the race. Thanks again you guys. I hope the they all have and good race and come home with some hardware. Time to get to my meeting. Later..
Monday, November 13, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Here is a picture of Nate at the cross race yesterday. It was a cool race to watch and see all the racers covered in mud. As much as I hate cleaning the bike and clothes it is always fun to watch and cheer the racers on.
Today we went back to the bmx track for double point race day. Nate raced so well today it was a blast to see him knock one of the racers that seems to be a thorn in his side down a few rungs. The kid always tries to push Nate in the corners and it just makes Nate tap the brakes and he goes by. But Nate has a stronger gate and just needs to pedal into turn 1 and hold the low line and come out high and manual the first double and manual the rest. He did just that and blew the others away. The kid that tries to get into Nate just rode off the track so mad he didn't take his place ticket, white trash cry baby is all that loser kid is. Nate also had a great race in the cruiser and took another 2nd place. I took a 4th place today in a tougher field today. So it was a great weekend of racing and I'm having fun rubbing elbows at the bmx track again. Later..
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Tomorrow Nate and I are going to hit the cross race in Janesville and then race Sat afternoon at the bmx track and then race at the track on Sunday. So if the weather is crappy come and watch some bmx racing. The practice is at 2-5pm on Sat and racing about 5pm. On Sunday the practice is 10am-1pm and racing about 1pm. The gate practice times are specific to keep it moving and save for every one there. The first couple of weeks it is packed and then it slows down some later in the year. Come out and see some good and fast racing if you get a chance. Time to go for a fish fry. Later..
Thursday, November 09, 2006
As much as it would be nice to ride the mtn bike tonight on the night ride but the kids all want to go to the bmx track. So off to the barn we go. I'm looking forward to riding the bmx bike since getting a little taste of bmx'n at the Milwaukee bmx track this summer. I can't wait to race this Sat and Sun so we do need some time on the bmx track any how. This weekend Nate is racing the cross race and then we are going to the bmx track for racing both Sat and Sun. See you at the bmx track or if you are doing the night ride have fun. Later..
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
We stopped in a small cafe Friday morning in town and had a bite to eat. We all ordered pancakes and the big eaters we are took the full stack. Well the funny thing is when the pancakes got to the tables they were about 10 inches across and an inch thick staked 3 high. None of us could finish the entire stack and probably were the laughing stock of all the people sitting there as we all said no problem we can eat all these. The best part was when we asked for directions to the place where we were staying the waitress laughed and told us we were in for a surprise. She then told us the bathroom was not in the cabin and on top of that we will be paying for the shower at a cost of .50 cents for 5 minutes. Shit we all just looked at each other and laughed and then just said we will check it out and if we don't like it just leave. The waitress then went and told the others and they were all laughing at us in no time. We paid and left to get to the cabin and check it out. She was right but we stayed there any how and it wasn't that bad. All we had was a little heater to heat the place so I doubled it by high jacking the one from the women's restroom(sorry ladies) and it was toasty in no time. Then we got the bikes out and went for a little ride on the race course. Mike and I tested the handling skills in the single track on the tandem and it went well. As for the sleeping we didn't bring bedding thinking that it would be provided, so we had to go and buy some at the Walmart. That was an adventure in it self thanks to Russ.
We then went and got our race packets and talked to Wendy and DJ and a few others. After getting the details taken care of we went to Ruby Tuesday's for dinner. Of course we had to move from a table to a booth and get the only waiter in the joint. Thanks Mike as I think Ron and Russ would have enjoyed the real nice looking waitress that had the table instead. We went back to the cabin and settled in to watch a movie and relax before the race. Sleep was in need as I got 2 hours in the last 2 days after the drive up to the race.
For race day things went smooth until we looked at the time and we had 5 minutes till our start. Oh shit we said and got to the start and were lucky as many of the Single Speeders let us in so we could get close to the other tandems. We were the last ones in line but we were able to get to about 5th tandem by the the first single track. We got passed by one tandem early and and then we passed one about 3 miles later. We then held on to 5th until the last 2 miles where we dropped our chain and had to fight it back on and another tandem passed us. We got going and caught them in the last single track but they got up the last hill faster then us and we came in 6th place at the end. Really not a bad finish since it is a expert/sport class and the others ride together as we had a total of 3 hours together. Ron was at the finish cheering us on after his finish, thanks Ron. After the race it was nice to be able to walk to the cabin and have it warm so we did not get chilled after the race. When we got to the cabin Russell was there as was Aaron Brandt who was cold after the race. Ron had a great finish as he finished 3rd in expert on his single speed as Nate G won the class, Russell had a great race as he finished 4th in Clyde division. John L. had another great race as he won another race this year. Brittany won her sport class as did Sarah Lukas by winning her class also. Jeff M took 2nd in his age class and Scott took 5th in his. The best was watching the pro's come in. The winner was so far ahead that he got to celebrate way before the finish. Then came Tristan, Matter and best to see was Jesse come in 5th on his single speed. Cole also had a good race finishing 10th and last in the money. The poor sap with a good finish and no money was Marko(eat before you race fool). There was a bunch of other great finished so to check for any one else check here Iceman. Thanks to all who cheered and to all who raced. We took the senic route home and had a great weekend together. Nate raced at the Estabrook cross race and won another race and has the WCA cup locked up and now is hoping to finish the season with a State champ medal. BMX PRACTICE THIS THURSDAY AT THE BARN FROM 5 -7. SEE YOU THERE. Later..
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Tonight we went to John and Laurie's for like the 7th year in a row for the trick or treating. I feel so ghetto when we go because all I see at our door is kids that don't live in the area asking for candy. The difference is the kids that come here have their parents following in cars with rap music blasting or Spanish music blasting with spinners on the cars. I walk around with the guys before the pizza is done and then we all eat and the ladies take the kids back out after dinner to hit the other side of the neighborhood. The kids have so much candy that the bags are just about over flowing. I hope that the kids don't eat to much candy that they get the shits from to much sugar. As always it is a good time and the kids have fun seeing each other and we have fun visiting with the others that we see only a few times a year. Nate went as a football player, Maddie went as a dracula, and Jessie went as little mermaid.
Well 3 days until the long drive for the Iceman and I'm thinking that Mike and I will ride ok as I really don't know what to expect as they combine the sport and expert tandems. So it is time to just ride and try to have a solid finish and hope to be on the podium. I think Ron has a chance to finish first in age again and maybe Russell can hop on the podium if he can get a nice solid ride also. We got a cabin at the finish thanks to Mr Hauser at the finish line for a great price so now it is get there and hope for the best. Time to get the kids in the shower and then relax for a few minutes as today I started work Goat time like at 6 in the morning. Later..
Monday, October 30, 2006
Now that Russell and Ron are out West I know that Russell will be eye balling the cowgirls. I hope that there is something left of Russell after the tall one on the left is done with him. Ron my have more luck with one of the smaller ones on the right. You 2 be careful out there and no broke back.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
I went to the Bubba's for a party for Julie who turned 29 again. It was a great night and I got home a little late and then got up early to get a ride in and wash the truck and car before heading up to the WORS awards. I talked to Cece and we decided to go up later and stop at the outlet stores and get some things out of the way. We then got to Point and meet up with my parents and had a good night of talking and watching the awards. Maddie went up first and got her 2nd overall. Nate was next and he got his first place overall award. I went next for my 2nd in Single speed. Cece didn't get a overall finish but she was the NORBA state champion as was Maddie and Nate. They all got 1st place and I missed the medals as comp single speeders get points first even if they finish last in their race. Well next year I will be racing comp so that will change as I think I can beat a couple of them so that will help for the points. As for the raffles last night the family got some good swag. I won a heart rate monitor, Cece won a bag of Cliff items and Nate won a pair of Sun wheels. Good night for family awards and swag. Good thing is the fact we ganed an hour because of daylight savings.
Today was the cross race at Washington Park and Nate took 2nd to Myles who had a great race. Nate had some shifting issues and a side ache. Well you can't win every race so he needs to just chalk up the fact he had a good race and still finished strong and build up that he knows what he needs to do if he wants to win the State race. I got out for a good ride as we now have 5 days until the Iceman. Time to eat. Later..
Friday, October 27, 2006
The blogger must be off his break as the picture jumped right up today. Nate cut the 1 eyed pumpkin and I did the 2 next to his. Jess wanted 2 different eyes and a big smile on hers and Maddie did the 2 triangle eyed one. The seeds were a little salty but taste great and will have to wash them down will a Lakefront beer later. Heading out for a gathering later and then up to Point for the WORS awards. Dinner just walked in door. Later..
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Tonight we were stabb'in and gutt'in the pumpkins. I then took the seeds and they are now roasting in the oven for 3 hours at 250 with so much salt that I drink 2 beers to every hand full of seeds. We then took some knifes and cut those pumpkins up like no ones business. I will post pictures of the finished product tomorrow.
Monday, October 23, 2006
With Halloween this weekend I think I seen Russell getting this pumkin out. He was getting his pumpkin ready to scare the little kids away in the neighborhood. I have to say this is one ugly ass pumpkin. I hope your pumpkin doesn't have some rotten smells coming from it.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
The race today was in Cam Rock. The course was laid out better but the conditions were anything but good. As Russell, The Boy and I got to the race there was still snow on the ground and 32 degrees. Russell went off first and got a bad start and had to work his way through the field. He finished in the middle of the pack. Nate went off next and got a good gap and just rolled it to the end for another win. He didn't look that well before the race and after he looked worse. Right after getting home he got sick and fell asleep by 7pm. I hope he feels better so he can go to school as he has never missed a day of school. Again Sarah raced well, Pat looked good and Ray raced well. Samantha looked real good and finished 3rd in the women 1 2 3's. Ron was looking ok as we were leaving also. No time to get Nate's bike cleaned up and read the paper. Later..
Friday, October 20, 2006
It won't be long and we will all be hanging out at the bmx track for some fast and furious racing and practices. This was a picture of us racing at the Barn on one of the double weekends. I think this was right before the BS open finals. I heard the track has been built and the practices will start the first Thursday after the races on 11/4. The website has the times and the dates for the practices and the races http://www.walworthbmx.com/ so check it out.
Tomorrow is the cross race in Whitewater and then a race at Cam Rock on Sunday. Again I'm not doing either race but Nate is doing them both. Nate said he is looking forward to doing a race on both days of the weekend. I hope he has the energy for the races after he goes to a dance tonight and mac's on the girls all night.
Spent the last 2 days off with the kids as they had off for teachers convention and I had 4 weeks of vacation to burn. I got some things done yesterday like buying on of these to kill deer and then taking the kids to get some pumpkins to stab later this and cook the insides. Today we all went to the Whole food store and just kind of laughed at all the fools over paying for the stuff there. Boy I'm out of that loop where people think it is cool to dress like bums and others to dress with sweaters and wide corduroy on. And Coop if I ever have a pair of glasses hanging on the end of my nose just walking around thinking that it is cool come over and smack those pieces of shit right off my face. I can say I won't be there again to buy anything soon as it cost $6.69 for a gallon of milk and prices for the fruit and meat were just so high we couldn't believe it. Now we are just getting the punks ready for the dance and then relaxing watching a movie with Jessie. Time to get them ready and the relax. Later..
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
We went to a festival that was around the Space Needle in Centennial park that made anything around here look sad. It was a fun day as there was bands and food everywhere. If more time was to be had it would have been fun to see a little more of the festival. But as it was we walked like 3 or 4 miles to get there and wanted to get back and relax as it was like 100 degree's that day.
Nothing else is happening around here as the weather has been crappy at night and Cece has had classes at night and parent conferences also. It is a busy time of the year for us and the riding gets to the every now and then outside and more inside. But if the night rides come up I will try to make those. I need to get more riding in as I have to stay in shape to ride the tandem in the Iceman with Mike Owens. I'm off the next 2 days as the kids are off for teachers convention and I have 4 weeks to burn up yet before the end of the year. We have some errands to run and try to get to the pumpkin farm and 2 cross races this weekend. Well nothing else to do except to get my big bowl of ice cream. Later..
Monday, October 16, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
We raced the State Night Race Championships at crystal Ridge on Friday. The Boy won this cool medal for his 2nd place finish. He looked good and raced well for really not having a lot of night riding under his belt. He rode a couple of times with us last year and wants to ride every time we ride this year. If he gets his school work done that might be a possibility. I raced it on the Single Speed and was able to ride most of the race behind Nate. I hit a tree on one lap and it sent me flying about 10 feet off the trail and it took a few minutes to get the bearings back, then I caught back up to Nate and rode with Nate to the finish. It was a great race and Russell was able to put together one of the best races of the year. We then hit Ray and Dots for some post race beers.
Saturday was a day to get a lot of things around the house done as the next few weekends are at races and the WORK awards ceremony. I got the Canalilly bulbs dug up, the car and truck washed and the kids got the flower beds cleaned and The Boy cut the grass. In the end I got that a ride in. We then loaded the car and went to Kenny's for his 35th Birthday party. He had a nice bon fire that was just getting nice and big and we left as Nate had a cross race today. I have to say Kenny recovered nice after blowing up at the last WORS race and tossed a nice party.
Today the Boy and I headed to the cross race at Lapham Peak. He raced at 10:45 but as always the race starts were messed up and he started about 30 minutes late. Nate got a nice start and was in the lead from the start to the finish. He was able to put a little more space between himself and Myles each lap and by the end he had about a minute and a half on him. All he got today was a pair of socks unlike the nice medal he got on Friday night. This week is a nice short work week as I'm taking Thursday and Friday off because the kids are off so that should be nice. Then the weekend will bring 2 more cross races for The Boy. Time to get the kids in bed. Later..
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Tomorrow is the first night race championships at Crystal Ridge. Russell is putting on the race and has a bunch great swag to give away. So get there and support the race as the money is going to the parks to help get more mtn bike trails in the area.
Nothing new and the same old shit so time to get going. Later..
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Here is a picture of us on a boat that took us around Lake Washington. It was a tour that showed the big houses of the rich famous people that made millions and billions of dollars. It was a real nice ride and then we went to a classic car show in town.
I went to the Dr. That put my fingers back on and he gave me a total release. He said that I have almost 100% of the movement back and he has never had someone who messed their fingers up as bad as I did do this well. He said that I don't have to see him anymore and that I can do any thing that I want with no restrictions.
Going to see how the legs feel as they are still sore from the race and the cramping that I had whether I will race in the night race this Friday. I know Nate wants to race so he will and I will have to see. I want to take it easy as I'm going to race the Ice Man on the back of the tandem with Mike Owens. So I want to take a couple of days off and then be ready for the race also. Time to go and have a bowl of ice cream. Later..
Monday, October 09, 2006
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Here are some pictures from the races this year. It was a good season for the family considering that Cece cracked her elbow in Iola before even racing and missed most of the year and will end up I think in 4th place in age. Nate won several of the races this year and was finishing several times in the top 10 overall. He won his age group and is now looking forward to the cross and bmx seasons. Nate also took 3rd in his age on the track this summer. Maddie missed 4 races this year and still had a great year for the races she did. She will end up 2nd in age. She also took 2nd in age on the track this summer. I managed to take 2nd in single speed class and I think it is the most fun class that I have raced so far in the WORS series in the last 7 years.
Today was a good day for the kids at the race. Maddie took 2nd and she was all worried in the morning as she needed to beat another racer and after her pedal falling off I think she was worried. No problems today. Nate had a great race and was in the lead and just kept adding distance till the end. He also made $10 bucks as he made it up the equalizer both times. I was in 3rd and got a flat on the last lap and fixed and finished. Oh well, thanks to the air fairy for the help. Later..
Friday, October 06, 2006
Here is a picture of the grave of Custer. He was a fool that if he had waited for the other guys to arrive he would have won his battle. Sometimes working as a team will save your ass from being killed. We stopped and saw the site of the battle and it was a different thing to see all the graves of the men who died in the battle over shit land at that.
Just dropped the Boy and one of his friends off at a dance. He has been going to the last 5 dances and I think he must be hitting on the young hotties at the dance. They say that they are dancing with the girls and Maddie said at the dance that she went to he dances with the girls from other schools. Man it won't be long and the bike will be second to the women.
Tomorrow we are going to preride the course and see how it is doing after the rain and all. Plus I have to ride it on the single speed and pick the right gear. It is the last race of the season and I can't believe that it went by so fast. It seems like yesterday that I tried removing my fingers and now they are just like nothing happened. Nate has his class locked up for the win and Maddie is tied for 2nd and if she does well or at least nothing falls off her bike she should get 2nd. Cece is out of the medals for the year after cracking her elbow in the first race of the season so nothing for her. I'm tied for 2nd also and I have a chance to hold on to it but I need a couple of others to ride well and at the least I need to beat Adam by at least a place or 2. But if all fails I do have 3rd for the year. It has been fun racing single speed but again doing well I have to make a decision to move up to comp or maybe race single in the age class. Just have to wait and see but I'm leaning towards moving to SS comp. See tou at the race. Later..
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Here is a picture of us driving across the bridge for Oregon to Washington. If you are afraid of heights and water then avoid this bridge as it is like a mile or longer and very high. It was a really nice drive and a cool bridge to drive over.
I got back from a convention in La Crosse. The weather there was beautiful and I got a ride in both days. On Monday I rode the old Blue Bird race trails. It was nice to ride in a area that I raced before but it was different as I had to find my way around and then get out before it got dark as I would have maybe had to stay the night if I got lost. Then yesterday I just had time to ride a state trail and never made it to the best trails up by Grand Dads bluff. The time never allowed but I still got 2 good rides in. Now 1 more race and then it will be bmx race time and night rides as often as possible. Well time to eat. Later..
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Here is a picture of the kids at a cool National park near Seattle. We had to walk in about 3 miles and then there was a natural rock slide for the kids to go down. I thought better of doing that and told the kids not to. Maddie didn't listen and she then tore a hole in her swim suit bottoms, lucky she had a pair of shorts to wear. It was really cool and we had a blast there.
The latest news from the last update. Friday we did nothing as I had to fix a hose on the car that was leaking so I didn't get a ride in. Oh well. Saturday I did the ride from wheel and we had a good group and kept a decent pace and didn't drop anyone. Then I got home and got a bunch of stuff around the house done. Today I picked up Russell and went to the first cross race in Madison. Russell went off first and he took his solid middle of the pack finish and Ron Kay did his first cross race finishing like 6th or 7th. Next was Nate and he won his age and got a cool Timbuk 2 bag. It was cool also because it was a Hayes sweep for th top 3 in the kids age. Ryan and Adam Kay looked good for their first cross race taking 2nd and 3rd behind Nate. Then Ron S. was up and he spanked the cat 3 class on his single speed cross bike. We then stopped by Rick and Rick's meat fest for a few beers and good meat. Oh and good company also. Tomorrow I'm off to La Crosse for a few days so I need to pack a few clothes and my bike and riding stuff. Later..
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Here is a picture of Nate racing at the Cross State championships I think from last year. We have had 4 cross practices the last 2 weeks and I think Nate is ready for the season to start. His dismounts, remounts and run ups are looking real smooth. Maddie is looking better each week and I think maybe just maybe I will get her to try a race. I'm still going to just play parent and go for support as my running skills are the worst and I'm not going to hurt myself any more then I have already.
I'm thinking I'm going to go for the group ride this Sat and skip the fall color festival. I road out at the Kettle's only once this year and I'm thinking that I need to get some things done around the house also. Then on Sunday it is time to get Nate to the cross race. Later..
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Here is picture of Nate sitting by the fountain in the Villa we stayed at in California. I would love the temps to be like they were when we were there.
Well nothing going on right now except that the days are shorter and the temps are dropping. Soon after the last WORS race it will be time to start doing some night rides. So charge those lights and have them ready as I can't wait until we start riding.
This weekend is the first cross race. I'm taking Nate to the race and I think I'm going to just be a parent and support him. I will use the money saved from not racing and put it towards the gas. Tomorrow there is another cross practice at Greenfield park at 5pm. It is a good practice and you can ride what ever you bring. It is at the south side of the park near Lincoln Ave. Well time to eat. Later..
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Race day morning was a usual eats at the hotel and get to the race and send the family off one at a time. Maddie went off first and was riding well and I was waiting for her to come at the last road area and all these kids she beats at the races come by so I'm wondering where she was. Well all of a sudden I see her running and she says my pedal fell off. I told her to get on and ride her bike one legged and finish the race that way. She finished the race and got a 5th place. She handled it well and I'm proud of her as she kept on pushing and finished the race. Nate was next and he was riding real well and finished 2nd in age and 14 the overall. A kid that was older then him sat his wheel and came by him up the last gravel hill. He still had a good race and I think he has locked up the overall win in his age. Cece finished 3rd in her age group and I think 10th overall in the ladies cit class. Jessie also raced the kids race and got her medal today also. I was the last to line up and race today. I got the call up and the first place guy and the 3rd place weren't there so I liked the odds right away. Don yelled GOOOO and off we were down the bumpy road. I settled for 2nd wheel and sat there and got towed down the road. Andy was on my wheel and got around me on the road and I sat his wheel for part of the first lap and we exchanged pulls until the 3rd and final lap. I got on a faster wheel coming past and got into the single track in front of him. The guy in front of me went down and I got past him and Andy didn't. Then about 100 yards further the next guy goes over the bars and I get by him and then I pick up the pace and Andy is going back. I was able to get past a few more racers and pull out the first win for me in the Single Speed class. I came close twice this year but I finally got the win. It was a good weekend and only one more race and then the season is over. If the last race left goes well I can maybe get a 2nd or 3rd overall for the series even after messing up my hand so I think the season is going pretty good even after busting my hand up. Time to get the kids to bed. Later..
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Here is the new bike we added to the stable. It is a cool cross bike and rides real nice in the grass and trails. We did another cross practice today and I may have do race or 2 again. It is a 52 inch so it is a tad big for the boy but fits me this year and he will get the bike bike next year so he will have another bike in which he can beat Randy on. Later..