Thursday, November 29, 2007

Rush Job

Think the fellers at Legal Intentionz can get the Redline up and running with a phat system in time for Capital 'Cross Classic??? Fingers 'crossed!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


For those who think cycling causes infertility, check out these shots!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Busted Up in Boise

There's misery. And then there's misery. Running a nice fever right now and feeling like utter, utter poop, so I'll get to the point.

Just back from a 4.5 days trip to Boise, ID. That place takes the cake for having the nicest strangers I've met. How nice is this? I entered a 'cross race out there. Strangers were willing to let me race their bikes. I used Hal's, as the rig the promoter arranged to let me use never showed. Long story short, I effed up Hal's bike real good. And banged myself up pretty nicely in the process. The damage count? One sheared derailleur hanger, one broken chain, one rear wheel in dire need of truing, and some badly mangled cable and housing. How did Hal handle the news? He laughed it off like a champ. Unbelievable. Ain't nuthin' but a thang to him. Beyond that, I just got an e-mail from the race promoter telling me he heard my day turned out to be a major bust. He wants to return my money. Really? Man, too nice. I think the $25 should definitely go toward's Hal's next entry fee. No doubt.

In other news...I'm sick as a dog. Or did I already mention that? Ugh.

Off to attend the condo's annual association meeting. More misery.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Remember This???

I'm a stubborn bastard. That's for sure. Any sane person would've taken this incident to heart and done something definitive to prevent future malfunction. Not me. Lazy (note the blog name) and mechanically dumb.

The Tacchino course is the kinda course that makes me squirm with glee. Only catch, it's bumpy as heck. Kinda like my washboard abs. Or not. In any case, seems the courses suited to my strengths are the ones that also like to shake my chain loose. Again, see this report.

After five dropped chains this past Sunday, I had to excuse myself. Pretty disappointing, but so was having to dismount twice a lap to fix my chain. Beyond that hiccup, the fitness was surprisingly okay. The field was similar to DCCX, the course was slightly less technical, and I saw a top five within the 'crosshairs (pun...intended...absolutely) after another front row start. The 'cross season has been a bit of a bummer, but I also haven't devoted time, energy, and fitness to it. The DCCX result was encouraging and another decent result on a course I really like would've been slightly redeeming. I guess that'll have to wait.

This coming weekend...Race Pace. I won the C race there last year. Must be another course I like. I remember some sweet power sections and some good run-ups I managed to ride. I'm psyched to see how I fare in the B race. But that will have to wait until next year. This weekend will find me scoping the scene in Boise.

I'm turning over a new leaf on many fronts, so I hope to update here much more regularly.