These young guys got theirs. Just in case you are wondering why they are passing you or pulling you in a race. When they get together the intensity goes way up and workouts only get better. Just hop on and hang on for as long as you can. Later..
Friday, February 27, 2009
Here is a flick of Nate pop'n a gate on Wednesday night. He has a great snap out of the gate and just needs to get a more powerful pull down the straights and jump the doubles. Once he gets these parts down he will be killing me by a straight at the end. We have some racing on Sunday and then only 3 more weeks after that. I wonder if there will be any spring Kenosha races? Maddie is at a dance and we are just relaxing till it is time to go and get her. Later..
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tonight was gate practice at the barn. Danny T was there and Joe came out to watch with his son Jack. It won't be long before Jack is out on the track as he is only 3. Nice to see Joe as he has been laid up for a couple of weeks.
Nate was running all night with Dan and the fast guys and he is getting faster each week. Damn the punk is fast and he makes me look real slow. Again a light turn out and you got to hit the gates till you were fried. Nothing like getting a sprint workout in and getting the bike handling skills dialed in before the race season. Need to go to bed as it is after 9 and I'm beat. Here is a short film of Nate tonight. Later..
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Today was another day of talking to the operators that still owe $. The best one was the store that supplies the churches in the area. They told me " trust us the check is in the mail " how could not believe them. Plus most of the others took care of business as I stood there so I may only have to shut a few down later in the week. Looking at starting to drop the hammer Wednesday and save the real idiots for Friday and make them wait over the weekend. Let the fun begin. Later..
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Today was a donation at the bmx track today. I had a stacked cruiser class and couldn't fight my way in. So I got to watch the mains. Now I know why I like the 20 inch bike better, the guys there are more my speed. Nate had a pretty good day. He took a 3rd in the cruiser and a 4th in the 20. A good day and as always fun racing the bmx bikes. Now the snow needs to go away and let us get outside to ride. Later..
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The movie Mall Cop was funny and we enjoyed the good old clean funny movie. So many movies these days are raunchy and bad that you can't go to them as a family, or they are a cartoon and that is OK but that gets old to. But the movie good and the music was fun to listen to. Time to get out and move some of the snow so Cece and Jessie can get to a meeting. Later..
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Easy core strength and a spin on the bike worked for me today. Now time to watch Earl. I can see a few people in their places. Later..
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tonight was a nice night at the gate practice. With the snow it meant another light night of riders. We were able to hit the gates all night and never had to take a break as one of the fathers sat in for us and ran the gates. The good and bad is that we got to ride hard all night, the bad was I was fried at the end. Then to top it off the drive home was crappy with the snow and wind. But made it home and now I'm watching the tour. Later..
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Just a clip of Nate on his cruiser on Sunday. Just hit the start and then rolled easy. Tomorrow is gate practice if the snow isn't to bad and caused it to be called off. Kind of really liking the bmx and could see doing it a few more times a week this summer instead of some of the other stuff. Just plain fun and getting used to the speed going over everything on the track. Actually Nate and the others make it look easy and I still struggle at times to go over spots on the track. But none the less it is a blast and give it a try if you never have. At least try to catch a race to see hoe fast and the how skilled many of these racers are. Later..
Monday, February 16, 2009
Today Cece took her Mom to her house as she is good to go on her own. That is good to see her doing so much better since she got out of the hospital as she wasn't doing so well when in there. I remember that when ever I was in there for anything that I felt like crap the entire time there and the minute I got out everything was better right from the second you get out. Now her brothers will be stopping in to make sure things are fine and keep us posted.
Then tonight it is back to the same old grind. Meetings for the kids and we have to go as they get a dress down pass for Friday. If they don't get one we would never hear the end of it. And to make sure that we go Maddie has volunteered to watch the little kids for the other parents that have to bring them there. I hope to get out of it and Cece will go alone and then I can catch House and 24. Day off the bike and just lifted weights as the body is sore from the races this weekend. Later..
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Heck yeah it was nice to be hitting the gates in a nice warm place today. Here is a video of Nate in the 20 inch 2nd Moto qualifier. Needed to be in the top 3 to make the main and he did what he needed. It was a double point race so the fields were bigger and the races a tad faster then yesterday. Nate and I raced both bikes and we made it through to the main on each one. Nate took a 3rd on his cruiser today and a 5th on the 20 inch. He had the outside gate in the 20 inch and as always it is hard to get over to the others when they are all fast as hell. I took a 6th in the cruiser today as I was on the outside to. In the 20 inch I took 2nd place today which was fine as I need to hold a few wins off for the Nationals. Now I have the coffee and the tour on the computer and the Daytona on the tv. Need to get the feet up. Later..
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Here is a little film of Nate's 20 inch main tonight. He took a 3rd in the 20 inch tonight and a 2nd place in the cruiser. I took a 4th in the cruiser tonight. I was moving into 2nd and a guy t boned me and I had to hit the breaks to not go down and ended up with the 4th place at the end. Tomorrow is more racing and I'm racing both the 20 inch and the cruiser. As always Nate is racing both classes to. Later..
Well Cece's Mom is here after her heart surgery and she will be here the next couple of days. She wanted to go home but I made Cece have her stay here as she is all by herself and almost 80 so it is best to have others around to do a few things. We will get a chance to watch her and make sure everything is good to go before she is on her own. Nate and also went and visited my 90 year old Grandma as she is moving to new Sr home in Keil Wi. from the one she in in Cudahy next Friday. That will be nice as she will be closer to my Aunt who can visit her alot more. But for a 90 year old she still gets around well and her mind is still pretty good. Now it is time to eat something and then get the bikes packed to go bmx racing the next few days. Have fun riding everyone as we know we will. Later..
Friday, February 13, 2009
That aside tonight we are heading to Bryan Dickerson's for a dinner party with the BMX Sun Ringle team.. Should be nice and then it is racing the next 2 days at the BMX track. So while the others are outside int he cold and wind we will be doing sprints in the warm barn and getting the mad skills dialed in. Got to get going have a good ride. LATER..
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Cece is on her way to parent teacher conferences for Nate as he struggling a little in World History so she just wants to talk to his teacher. He is doing good in the rest of the classes though and that is good. Just have to step up the nose time in the books I guess.
Again there is racing at the bmx track this Saturday and a double point race on Sunday. May race the cruiser on Saturday and the 20 inch on Sunday. Have to keep the skills on the 20 inch up and still save a few wins to be able to race it at the Mid West Nationals in Rockford in June. If you are bored over the weekend ride over or drive over the bmx track at the Walworth County Fairgrounds. Racing is at 6 on Saturday and about 1 on Sunday. Later..
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Nice weather outside kept me busy as today I did a lot of the salvage yards. Kept those aside to do in nice weather as the scales are all outdoors so the bums are kept at a distance from the hired help. Aside from the muddy yards it was nice to be outside all day. Tomorrow is more of the same in moving the heavy weights but indoors with the rain and cold that still awaits us. Then the bmx bikes await for a nice workout in the barn. Now I need a big bowl of ice cream. Later..
Monday, February 09, 2009
Here is A video of Nate's 20 inch main from yesterday. He had gate 8 and had to fight his way over to get in the mix. He seems to be OK even though he has gate 8 every week but it is wearing on him. But making the main and beating the others in the other 2 motos kind of makes up for the piss luck getting gate 8.
Glad to see rain instead of snow tonight. Being that the weather is going to be nice tomorrow Nate said it was time to break out the dirt jumper and ride to school. Man I wish that I got out in time to get out for a ride but there will be a lot of good days in the spring and summer. Don't want to burn out in June. Later..
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Friday, February 06, 2009
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Dan and Nate lined up for a battle and Nate came out on top in this one. As always it was a great night of gate practice and even after popping them all night I don't feel as spent as before. Must be getting closer to being in shape. warm weather this weekend means may have to get the Saturday road ride from Hales Corners Wheel and Sprocket. Later..
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
It's 3 1/2 months today until the 2009 Bone Ride, Wednesday May 20th at 8 AM. This will be the 23rd annual gathering of bikers for our annual pilgrimage from Milwaukee to Madison and back. Start your training in earnest now!
Cancel all vacations, take the day off and leave the kids behind because May 20th, 2009 is the day.
More details to follow.
Team Sports Inc.
6228 W. State St.
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
414 431 0559 x14
414 431 0585 fax
So if anyone does not know what this ride is about, it is a group ride that has about 150 to 200 riders on it. Tom breaks the group into smaller groups of about 40 to 50 in each and then they roll to Madison eat lunch and roll home. The pace is steady with a few stops lights on the way and the average speed for the entire ride is 23 to 25 mph. I have done it the last several years and if I can make it so can many of you. There are several options to the ride.
1.) Start at Tom's house in Tosa and ride from there which is about 160 miles.
2.) Start in Peawaukee and ride to Madison and it is about 130 miles.
3.) Start in Delafield and is is about 120 miles.
4.) Start at Russell's house and it is 4 blocks longer then from Tom's.
5.) Start with Jeff Senn and it ends up almost 200 miles.
Start riding and planning on a fun day in the saddle instead of work. See you on the road. Later..
Monday, February 02, 2009
Jessie had us catch her doing a little dance during the Christmas vacation. It is to the song from South Park called "Mr Hanke the Christmas Pooh" She kept bothering me until I posted it. So enjoy. The color is not the best and she appears about a minute into the film. Later..
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Here is a video of Nate in his 20 inch main. He had a great gate and then 2 guys got around him and then he settled for 4th. He needs to be more aggressive and not let it happen. He also took a 2nd in cruiser today. I took a 5th in the cruiser and I just missed running Mike Froh over as he his the deck right next to me. The bad thing was that Jim parked his front tire in Mike's face. No damage though and Mike got up and walked away.
In gate practice Nate today over rode a manual and kicked the bike out on the double out of turn 2 and was about 7 feet in the air when he let go of the bike and landed right on the middle of his back. He knocked the air out but then got up in about 10 seconds and was right back in the gate like it never happened. Good thing he always wears his chest protector. Now we are just waiting for the BIG GAME. Later..