Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
A short film from gate practice on Wednesday. Nate is on the yellow GHP bike.
Today and tomorrow Nate and I will be riding our bikes indoors. It is the State Qualifier and BS open on Sunday and just a single point race tonight. So come on out and catch some fun action if there is nothing else to do. www.walworthbmx.com for the details. Later..
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Today was a meeting at work as we are in the midst of maybe moving to a different office or just staying and the rest of the staff moving by us. But no one seems to know where and what is happening. Then it was off to the Ambrosia chocolate factory and testing the scales there. Oh what a cool place and a great smelling place. I would be a Clydesdale if I worked there as the chocolate smelled and looked awesome. After work it was off to the orthodontist and the teeth getting tightened down again for Nate and Maddie. Time for me to head out and enjoy a few laughs and a good meal. Later..
Monday, January 25, 2010
Today was a busy day doing some scales at the Klements sausage factory. I get to see the entire process from start to finish and I do have to say that it brings back memories of when I worked for my Uncle Bill at his meat market and I made sausage for 8 hours a day on the weekends. But it was cool to see the process and how the people get it done. Then it was get home and check on the girls as they stayed home from school as they were puking all Saturday night and still had a fever yesterday. All good as they folded the clothes while they hung out at home. I then went into the basement and tossed some weights around and did my roller workout. After that Cece was thinking that the wax ring on the toilet was leaking as there was a little water along the base of the toilet. I was thinking it was the fact that Maddie takes long showers and that the tank sweats and the water from that falls to the base. So I picked up some new wax rings and proceeded to take the toilet of the ring and it was fine but I replaced it as the seal was now broken and I did not want the stink in the house. All good now as there is a new wax ring, now I need to get Maddie to take shorter showers and that should take care of the sweating tank. Now time to watch House and then 24. Later..
Sunday, January 24, 2010
It was a night of little sleep as Cece was up all night taking care of Jess and Maddie puking their guts out. So needless to say Cece called them both in already as they have not eaten anything and both are still running a fever so no school for either of them tomorrow. I did wake up yesterday with a real sore throat but today it was OK so I'm hoping that I dodged that bullet.
Nate drove our butts to the track in the rain and fog and did a fine job. I like being driven around. At the track Nate asked Fred should I race the main and Fred looked at him and said yeah, so he did. He took a 2nd in the open and then followed that up with a 2nd in age and cruiser. He is looking real smooth on the GHP and is right in the mix from start to finish. He did a low high in turn 2 on Payton and put Payton on the ground which was pretty good and thanks to Payton for being cool about it. I raced the 20 and cruiser to day too and took a 3rd in both. I do feel bad as I did the low high in turn 2 and sent Bill over the burm and that opened the door for the guy behind to move ahead of me and I still ended up 3rd. Sorry Bill. But in all a good day of racing our little bikes. Time for dinner. Later..
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Here is a short film of Nate's cruiser main. As he gets ready to go into turn 2 there is a crash and he falls on the guy that crashes and is not harmed. He finishes 3rd. He had a decent day as in his cruiser there was him and Alan which are both 15 and other racers who were 21 and 25 years old. Just the way the classes fall sometimes. Then tomorrow is gate practice and that means that I get to sleep on the way there and back as I'm letting Nate drive again. He is getting better each time and I think this time I will let him drive in the rush hour traffic to. Hell he has to sometime so he may as well start right away. Just hope that he is patient enough to make it through it, or that I am and I make it through it. Well see you at the gate practice. Later..
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
This has been the longest week ever. Just to much went on and I am glad the week is over. Now I have a 3 day week end coming up and I hope to get re energized and feeling better. Tonight I have a retirement party for a co-worker and then tomorrow I'm going to try to get the car and truck washed and change the oil in the car. Then take a look at the list and see what else needs attention as there is bmx racing on Sunday so if you are bored and want some fun racing to watch. So come on out catch some tight fast racing action. Time to run to the party. Later..
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Today was some more racing at the barn. What a perfect day to be riding the bikes indoors. Nate took a 3rd in his 20 inch class and missed making it to the mains in the cruiser. Nate said his GHP was faster with the new tires on as the Holy Rollers seemed to slow the bike down when he was not pedaling. He also looked more comfortable today as he has had 3 days on the bike now. He can only get faster and better now.
I took a 2nd in the 20 inch which was earned as I had to come from gate 6 with one guy on the outside and 4 to the inside. I was lucky to get to the 2nd spot as all the guys inside are just as good so some luck was on my side. In the cruiser I took a 4th place as I has to hit the breaks 2 times to avoid 2 guys elbowing each other from the start to the end. The best thing was Bryan hit the gate at the start and went around all of us and took the 1st place at the line. Bryan also talked me into racing the open and I did make it to the semi's but that is were the run ended. Still a fun day at the track. Now 5 days of work with a nice break to go to gate practice Wednesday. Later..
Saturday, January 09, 2010
Friday, January 08, 2010
Thursday, January 07, 2010
It was a good day at work as everything slowed down. I had to start an hour early to get to an appointment on the other side of town and with the snow my 30 minute drive was 1 1/2 hours. So the nice thing is that start early means done early. Then I had to clean and get the car out of the spot at the parking lot and then get Jessica and getting home to shovel. I pulled in the alley and the alley was plowed, cool as I didn't have to clear that out and the rest went fast. I think with the snow coming down now I will be out there a few times yet tonight. Oh well I like the snow
I stopped at Ben's and my tire's for Nate's GHP came in. 1.75 Maxxis DTH's. I got down in the bike cave and got them on the bike and they look nice and fast. I think Nate will like them and I hope that they hook up nice at the track. Now we are just waiting for the Answer carbon fork to come in. When the fork comes in that should finish the bike and make it sweet and fast. Can't wait to finish it up and see how it looks.
Got to get out and move some snow. Later..
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Russell trying to figure out his new pedals. He brought the wrong shoes and I hooked him up with my spare shoes and got a spare pair of pedals for him.
Mitch looking up a the start lights. He was flying by the end of gate practice.
The kid wondering how bad that fast girl Tina was going to smoke him. And boy did she smoke him.
Dan getting ready to hang loose next to Russell.
Tonight was a great night for some bmx gate practice. I was sluggish as being outside all day testing recycling facility scales make the legs stiff and tired. But it was still an awesome night as the legs felt better about half way through. Also it was nice to see Dan T, Mitch, Ray and Russell come out. There was still Fast guy Joe running around the track with Jack trying to get him used to the bike and track. Jack is getting better and I hope that he is soon on hos own around the track as it is always fun to see Joe flying around the track too. So dust off your bike and hit the track and do a few laps with us. Time to shower and head to bed as I'm beat. Later..
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Monday, January 04, 2010
Also it went better then I thought it would getting the kids going for school this morning. They were a little slow getting out of bed but as it got time to get out of the house Jess and I were out earlier then we normal so that was nice. Cece, Nate and Maddie also got out a few minutes early as Cece said that she got a parking spot close to the school which was nice. I know it will fall back to the normal times again but we can hope that it kind of stays the way it was today. Well have to get going as there is a football game on, imagine that as I have had 2 weeks of good football to watch. Later..
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Today we raced at the barn and at first I felt sluggish but as the gates started dropping I began to feel better. Also with the place being closed up for the last 2 weeks and the heat turned on for the first time today there was water dropping off the metal beams for gate practice and the racing. So in the gates you had to be careful as as when you were going out of the gate the back tire would slip. That happened to me in the 3rd moto of my 20 inch class but that was OK as I had the win locked up already, so I rolled in 3rd knowing that I had 2 wins already giving me the 1st place overall. Nice to finally get that 1st win as an Intermediate. Then in cruiser I took a 3rd and in that class that is good on any day.
Nate raced his new GHP 20 inch today and said that he is comfortable on it. He looked good but I have to adjust a few things and I think he will being liking the bike even more. He took a 3rd in class today and that was a stacked field again. Those little punks are just plain old fast and smooth. He also raced his cruiser and took a 2nd place making it a good day for him. So after gate practice on Wednesday I think he will have his GHP dialed in and it should be fun to watch. So come on down and catch some bmx action.
Now that I have had 16 days off it is back to work. I do have to say that I am looking forward to getting back to work as I do enjoy throwing a 1,250#'s worth of 50# blocks around all day. Hell what is there not to like about that right? Also the kids go back to school and I do have to say that they need it as they are just getting a little lazy and in to each others space. Good time to get into the groove again. So enjoying the last night off and relaxing watching the Packers. Later..
Saturday, January 02, 2010
Took the tree out last night as it was losing needles by the ton and it was up for about 3 or 4 weeks so that was long enough. It is nice to have the upstairs family room back as the tree does take up a lot of room. But it is nice to have it up there instead of in the living room as it really makes that room tiny. Thinking maybe I will buy an artificial tree as it would make things so simple but we like going and getting the real one and enjoying the smell of the real trees. Plus I think that we would tend to leave it up longer and this was long enough. Still may check out a few artificial tree though.
Well time to get a few chores done and get the gear bags packed for the races tomorrow and getting ready for some gates to be dropping. Later..
Friday, January 01, 2010
This morning I loaded the Felt single speed and dressed for the 15 degree weather and headed to the Tool Shed for a little ride to the lake with some friends. We got on the road ( a little late thanks to Bubba and made it to the Palomino Bar just in time to make to to the Bi-Polar plunge. Many ride their bikes into the lake and others just jump in. In any case they are all nuts in my book. After getting cold watching we rode back to the bar for a few cold PBR's and then back to the Tool Shed for some awesome chili and a fire. It was a fun day and now I'm chill'n trying to thaw my face and eye's. Good start to the new year to ride with a great group of friends. Later..