Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Trusty S Works waiting for a beat down. It took many and stood by my side for many years and just cracked after to many beat downs. RIP.
Monday, March 30, 2009
One of the many toasts that went on through out the night.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Had to move a bunch of this HEAVY white crap today. The snow was so heavy it took 1 1/2 hours to clear it from the walk and alley. I would have used the snow blower but the guy down the block kept stopping to clear his and I seen him sticking his hand in the shoot twice and I figured I would like to keep my fingers and raise the heart rate instead. The snow meant that the Kenosha crit was also called off so Nate and I didn't get to race 1 this year and that is a first in many years that we missed a Kenosha race, oh well maybe next year. A good day take take a day off the bike. I miss bmx racing. Later..
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Just got a new bike to add to the collection. A sour apple colored single speed Felt Curbside. We have it set up fixie right now as Nate is going to ride it to school till Cece starts riding it in the summer. Then we will put is back to free wheel for Cece as she won't like it fixed. Nice bike and should be fun. Later..
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
In other news that is cool. http://www.velonews.com/article/89758/american-development-team-member-cole-house-wins-belgium-s. Cool to see another WORS racer killing it on the road.
The Thursday night beat down is in full effect. Tonight I was on the rivet a few times as the pace for March was fast. Always good to blow the carbon out. Come and enjoy the the ride, it starts at 5:30 at Wheel in Hales Corners for now. It will start at 6 in a few weeks and I think the pace will be even faster so come and break the legs and lungs in now. Later..
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Me trying to get a good gate here in practice.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
It was a perfect day for a ride. we had a small group of about 25 guys and it worked great. Had a few newbies on the ride of Gus and Bradon. They rode like they have been in a group for ever.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Last gate practice tomorrow and I'm really going to miss it as it filled a night of training and great people to hang around. Later..
Seminary chapel that we get to ride past to and from the lake, just a beautiful place.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Short film of Nate's 3 moto in his cruiser.
Today was the State Qualifier at the bmx track, that also meant double point race. Nate took 2nd in the cruiser class today and 5th in his 20 inch. I took a 1st in the 20 inch. That now means I only need 3 more wins and I move up to intermediate. Then I have to step it up and race the faster guys. Now there is only 1 more practice and the last day of racing is next Sunday. We will then try to hit the last Kenosha race as Nate and I are going to hit the Rockford bmx track for a few races before the Nationals there in June. Time to get a few things done as we have been riding and racing for the last few days.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Happy Birthday to Kyle and hope they have fun at the roller derby and hope to see them out for a few beers after the races and the roller derby. Then more bmx racing tomorrow. Later..
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Here is Nate taking a quick lap last night. Any takers on trying to keep up with him? I can't, Danny T can't and Ray tries when he showed up and can't. Next.
With the cold weather today I was chilled all day and didn't feel like practicing my mad skills. So I didn't. I took a day off. I did lift weights though. Nate did his stretching and took a day off the bike too. Tomorrow will be a short ride and then off to the auction to buy some crap. Then 2 days of bmx racing. That leaves 1 more practice and then next weekend is the last weekend of indoor bmx racing. Then we are hitting Rockford for some outdoor racing before the Nationals. Really enjoying the bmx scene and will have to hit more this summer as they are a hell of a lot cheaper and closer then some of the other races that we do. But as always that changes. Later..
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Fried not from the food last night but the gate practice tonight. Nate and I hit the gate practice and pounded them out to the point that I was so tired I almost hit the deck a few times, I knew that I was done then. Nate took a few more and then he was fried to. I was just wiped out on the drive home. Oh I love that feeling. Nothing like a sprint workout for 2 hours, you don't know what your missing. Later..
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
Here is a film of Nate in his 20 inch main. Sorry for my bad failure to follow for a second. In the main Nate took the inside and did a sweet low high in turn 2 for the finish. It was his team mate but Jacob has done this to Nate a bunch of times and now he is finally doing it back. It only took a few years to get him to do it and it was sweet to see. Now I have to try it. Yeah right I have to get to work the next day. Later..
Sunday, March 08, 2009
There is just 3 more weekends of racing then the outdoor season at Rockford starts. Nate and I are planning to hit a few of the Rockford races to prepare for the Midwest Nationals in June. Right now we are watching the classic American Graffiti, funny to see the old cars and things that went on in the early 60's. Later..
Saturday, March 07, 2009
I have no idea what this is, your guess is as good as mine.
Today was another day of Jr training and with the rain this is where it took place. They should be ready for the races when they get to the start line. Are you ready?
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
12:00 PM Wednesday March 4, 2009
Okay, here's the new plan! If you click on the "Register Now" star, you will find a pdf of the 2009 Iceman entry form. Print that and fill it out. Then throw it back in the mail to the address on the form by this Saturday, March 7th, and we'll take it from there. The key is that ALL entries postmarked by Saturday March 7th will be accepted.
We are close to being able to post a list of the riders who were able to register on Monday evening. SBO has been working around the clock (literally) to clean up the data and to correct duplicate credit card charges and that process is almost completed.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Monday, March 02, 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Here is a little film of Nate's 20 inch qualifier.
It was another day in the barn racing the little bikes. Nate took a 2nd in the cruiser and then in the 20 inch main he took a 3rd place. In the 20 main he was on the outside looking in and trying to look for a hole in all the corners but nothing. So he threw down a sprint to the line and got the 3rd place and the other kid just couldn't believe it. He never gave up, cool to watch.
I just raced the cruiser today and I took a 2nd. One week I was watching and the neck I have a great gate and good gate and I'm in and doing good. Hopefully it continues. More gate practice and then 3 more race weekends and then it will be time to get on the big bikes. Later.