Dear 2011 Cycling Season, All your hopes and dreams, aspirations and goals will never be realized or attempted.RIP.No bike racing this year.Goodnite
Monday, February 21, 2011
As I lay in bed this evening I can't help but to wonder about the things encircling my life and it's current situations.First of all I would like to announce that I am going to be a dad.Crazy I know.I am excited, nervous, anxious, pumped up,and scared all at the same time.I have no clue what kind of dad I will make.All I can do is look back on all of the lessons that I learned and apply all the right ones and hopefully none of the wrong ones in them.There is that word that constantly runs through my mind "them." I would love to know what I am having, and eventually I will but the waiting is the hardest part.Finding out will be the most important news of my life. I am more than confident that if I have a boy that I won't encounter any problems I won't be able to handle or understand. A girl child on the otherhand is like a suckerpunch that you never see.The kind that dazes you for a while and leaves you wondering what the hell happened.I have no clue what kind of waters will await me if that is the case but I will probably be relying on the wife more than not.If "it" is a she I hope she is not a girly girl.That would make me feel better at least...Now onto life...What to do with my life...Currently I make a means by working in the industry that I know and love but I wonder if that is actually enough.I hope it is and I want it to be really bad but nobody knows what the future holds in store.I have to admit that I am scared about this dilemma going forward.I am just going to have to put my head down and plow through any challenges that get in my way....Racing has always been a mainstay and a staple of my life for the last 13+ years which is almost half of my life and now this season may be in jeopardy.I sold my bike this offseason to pay bills and stuff while my wife has been out of work due to the budget problems of the state of Illinois.And now I find myself sans bicycle with only a small glimmer of hope of getting a new one.I may have a chance of getting one but with the way things have been going it will probably fall through leaving me totally fucked and without the only thing I know and that has always been there no matter what.I'm done now...Only because I don't want to dwell on my potential misfortune...Chin Up...I'll know more tomorrow...oh boy can't wait...
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Buy it, use it, break it, fix it, Trash it, change it, mail - upgrade it, Charge it, point it, zoom it, press it, Snap it, work it, quick - erase it, Write it, cut it, paste it, save it, Load it, check it, quick - rewrite it, Plug it, play it, burn it, rip it, Drag and drop it, zip - unzip it, Lock it, fill it, call it, find it, View it, code it, jam - unlock it, Surf it, scroll it, pause it, click it, Cross it, crack it, switch - update it, Name it, rate it, tune it, print it, Scan it, send it, fax - rename it, Touch it, bring it, Pay it, watch it, Turn it, leave it, start - format it.
Monday, February 7, 2011
I am happy to report that my blog is finally reaching the eyes of new people.Cyclists for that matter.A gentleman on twitter by the name of @halfwheeling tweeted me out of nowhere today and said that he was glad to have found my blog and liked it.I was sooo thrilled due to the fact that i have barely gotten it off the ground and only have a handful of posts.But such compliments deserve more reading material so here i am.Whats new...I've been playing a lot of scrabble on facebook with fellow cyclists Dave Reed and Mark "Druber" Schwartzendruber, the latter being one of the fastest men over the age of 40 on a TT bike in the country.The former being a badass bike mechanic turned professional pet nanny.Other than that I've slowly but surely been getting back into cycling shape by going to the gym and lifting weights and doing some lite running on the treadmill.This weekend i may even dabble in a bit of XC Skiing with my cycling coach.All in an attempt to realize my potential on the bike this year.I am calling myself out in this regard.I am a Cat.1 cyclist which is no small feat seeing as how there are only like 200-300 of us in the country.But i rest on my natural talent and don't really try as hard as i should or could for that matter.Ask me why...I just don't know, but i do intend to give it a go this year and maybe shock some folks and even myself in the process.I'm gonna keep my head down and let the rest work itself out.The first race is probably gonna be in April or late March,all of that depends on how fit i am and if i wanna road race or crit race.Either way in the beginning of March I wanna do a killer 18+ hr training week so I can get my body used to big miles and give it time to recover for the local spring classics.I really want do well at the Leland Kermesse.That has my name all over it and I should of rocked the house last year had it not been for some dumbass flying into a gravel corner and breaking my spokes.The past is the past though.Lets get it on...