Saturday, June 26, 2010


Almost the end of June and by my view Summer has just finally gotten here. 112 yesterday.
If we get the Monsoon started here soon this could be a banner summer in the valley of the sun.

Regardless of the temps it was time for another Thursday night ride.

A nice 60ish miles and home by 10.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

pater familias

Father's Day. Love it more and more every year.
I am truly a man blessed.

Doing the drop in to this one backwards was key.

The boy was pretty fearless. Might have something to do
with his swimming prowess. Last week was the 1st swim meet of the year and he took
1st in 2 team events and 1st in 2 individual events. A dad is allowed to brag.

We both thoroughly enjoyed this one- like a double free fall.

It started pretty high up and once again I got
the initial drop backwards. Tate got the secondary one backwards.
Good times!

When I was a kid our parents pawned us off on water parks like this
on a fairly regular basis and I can understand why.
All day entertainment with lifeguards and emts and tired kids at the end of the day.
This one is good enough that I'd happily go again.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


I spent friday eve cleaning drive trains and lubing up
with the new Dumode Bio Green.
I went green to  offset
hosing all the old smutz into the grass in the backyard.

We stayed up late last night and watched Ride the Divide.
Great movie.
Jill was super impressed by Mary.

I got up early this morning to see how the new lube fared on the John Henry.
I'm really enjoying this bike. The geometry suits me and the adaptability of SS and gears is ideal.
I have only two things I wish were different.
1. I wish I had gotten a bottle mount under the down tube.
2. I wish it has s-bend stays. My heels hit the stays. It was particularly noticeable initially.
 I honestly don't even notice it anymore. It's nice that I can fit a fat tire but I wish the stay were bent.
I applied a little helicopter tape to the stays to keep the paint from rubbing off and all seems well after a few hundred miles.

You can see where iStrike.

Last Wed I did another Wed morning Somo shuttle.
This time is was one long run from the top parking lot
down the road to National to Mormon to Javalina.
 My mojo was gone but I still had a damn fine time.

There are advantages to being on a small travel bike.

Monday, June 14, 2010

i hate you

Bachelor weekend in Vegass for the selfish bastard.
I feel like I got stabbed in the liver.