Finally had a few minutes to sit down and update the good old blog, and realized it's birthday had come and gone. As a present, I'll make sure to actually update a few times this month rather than once. :)
Where to start, well... my wife got a gorgeous new Track Bike that the weather gods have not allowed her to race on Friday yet. Hopefully tomorrow will fix that.
PIR on Monday nights in the 1/2/3's have turned into a total clusterfuck of late and I have better things to do than be taken out by a sketchy-ass rider who isn't paying attention. Yes, I'm talking to the guy who put my teammate into the fucking concrete wall on the last lap of the 6/22 race. Thanks for not bothering to see if we were okay after! Ass. I DNF'd my last two races (one mechanical, the other the crash) so I figure its time to step back and relax and do something safer. ShortTrack maybe? :p
Speaking of mechanicals, huge thank you goes out to Mark Duff from VeloForma who light a knight in tight spandex came to the rescue and assisted with the fix of my front derailleur hanger on the VeloVie.
We've been cleaning out our garage, and recently sold Traci's old road bike to a good friend of ours, its her first "big girl bike" (her words) and she's absolutely in love with it.
We also recently parted ways with my 350z, which literally had been gathering dust over the past 2 years. (1700miles put on the car since Oct 07.. 2400miles put on my new VeloVie since March 1st of this year.) Ironically we owned the car for *exactly* 6 years, with the purchase and sale date being 6/20. With the TT bike being demo'd by Burke (dude, you back from the islands yet?) The garage looks spacious even with the Mini in it. Hmmmm we could possible fill it with...
A Tandem! Well, at least a borrowed one. Last Saturday Traci and I celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary. I was on the tail end of a rest week and I wanted to ride with her, so I borrowed a tandem from our good friends Dean and Barb and we rode with the 21's on the Saturday ride. I'm happy to report we are still married, and I have both my kidneys intact.
In non-biking related news, the 2009 edition of Bridgetown's "Stumptown Tart" will be released shortly. Last year this beer (a Marionberry infused Belgian) was my favorite beer of the summer. This year they went with a Yamhill sour cherry rather than Marionberries. I look forward to seeing it in the market soon. I'm also happy its just about the end of allergy season. After previously posting this season wasn't to bad, Murphy drop-kicked my sinus multiple times over the past few weeks.
Stay tuned for some exciting news about the upcoming months! I'll give you one hint. Cross.