Sunday, June 03, 2012


How many engineers does it take to move a space shuttle five miles?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Things are just growin!

garden goodness
The goal this year is to produce around a thousand pounds of garden goodness.

So far Ive harvested around 20 pounds of radishes and a few pounds of lettuce.

The tomatoes, peppers, peas, mellons, pumpkin, zucchini, and cucumbers are all in the ground. we'll see what the poundage is in a few months

have a great summer, folks!


Monday, February 20, 2012

50 years together. congrats ma and pa!!

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Stupid with Zeros On The End...

stupid with zeros...bent giant tcx 'cross bike
a while back i drove into the garage with my bike on top. at one mile an hour i was able to ruin my favorite 'cross bike.

as rd would say, 'doouude, there are two types of people in this world...those that drive their car into the garage with their bike on top and then there are those that lie about it."

as josh stampers would say, ruining a perfectly good bike, a bike that you really love to ride, is more effective than syrup of ipecac...

as i would say..."now that's stupid with zeros on the end."
but wait, this story has a happy ending...everybody likes a happy ending, dont they?

oh boy oh boy oh boy! spankin' new!
i talked with the folks at olympia cycle and was able to score a spankin new frame. all i need to do now is strip the old components and bolt them on the new frame.


now i just need to find the time to do it...

onward and upward

have a great weekend, folks

Friday, January 13, 2012

New Goals

The bike is still packed up and I have been easing back into working out. So I have set some goals to get back into the groove.

Next on the list this year
  • DirtyKanza 200
  • IronMan Boulder 70.3
  • IronMan Kansas 70.3
  • GravelWorlds
Im gonna throw my hat in the ring and give cyclocross a try. Not sure how I'll respond to anerobic events, but we'll see.

We are also going to try to get under 200lbs this year...Im thinking that will improve the swim/bike/run times. That means cutting out barley pop, soda, and sweets.

Happy Friday, Folks!

You can quit and they dont care...but YOU will always remember.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

we thought this was a good idea...

today emma started to kick a little more...looks like we're gonna need to change the frame layout...

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Forgot how good it feels to commute to work by bike. Bring on the day!

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It's another new year that's full of opportunity!

Last year was great! Emma was born and joined Jamie and I at the B2B Ironman.

So what's next this year? Will Emma get a baby brother or sister? Well, we'll see about that. The garden was expanded last fall and so I may dabble in growing hops and grapes. As far as riding, I plan to resume commuting this winter and would like to get in around 5000 miles this year on the aluminum steed some how some way. I also have the goal of keeping up with the big fellas on the Wednesday Night Ride. That's always a fun challenge. In the pool I am aiming for about 200 miles with the nanas...Thats always a fun time. The folks I swim with are sarcastic enough to make you want to come back the next day.

Cheers to you and yours and all the best in 2012!

James Jamie Emma and Fenway...