Posted on May 29th, 2009 No comments
If you look really closely – on the left side of the pick, that guy sneaking on the screen last … that’s me. The overly happy man is a friend of mine, Dave McGlory (sp) – we just call him Trini!
Posted on May 25th, 2009 No comments
So yesterday, we were working in the backyard, minding our own business (as most of my stories begin). I was cleaning up weeds, edging and such. Nothing major. We have a gas powered weed wacker that after several years, I can finally control REASONABLY well. I don’t get worried about using the beast. Well, I had a couple blades I saw … so I wanted to take care of them. Sarah was in the backyard as well… I fired up the weed wacker and goofed. Sometimes, the engine gets a little “stiff” so I pulled a little harder. It fired right up but the next .3 seconds of my life were really quite painful! You see my hand slipped off the “T-Handle” and that T-handle did what, for lack of better things, I will call “boobie-whipped” me! I grabbed my bousum and danced around the backyard. Sarah looked at me as if I was insane and thought I was being overly dramatic – maybe I was, but it HURT!
Well… an hour later after a good shower I saw my chest in the mirror. Below is a photo! (Fear not, I have censored this for your protection!
Man … that hurt! Still does and the mark is still there! So remember – wear your chest protector when weed wacking! The nipple you save may be your own!
Posted on May 20th, 2009 No comments
So yesterday I commented that I was glad I went riding, regardless of the wind. I had a good time, enjoyed my ride – it wasn’t so bad. That would have been enough wind for me. Today – it was just as windy and ugly. It was wednesday – so it was track racing night. I packed up my gear and off I went. There was a high wind advisory in effect… lovely. Got to the track, warmed up and felt like maybe I had a bit of form. I was moving pretty well, good news.
First race was a squirrel fest. One dude in particular took it upon himself to run into everybody in the field at least once. Talk about a squirrel. I launched a gutzy (stupid) headwind attack up the home straight. I got spotted, got another big guy on my wheel and knew it wasn’t going down. I was done. OOPS!
Miss-n-out. I hate this race. It sucks. Well – I rode it 1/2 way smart and pulled a 3rd. I honestly thing it was 75% brain, 25% legs. I really didnt do well – but I kept being in the right place. I did some work, but just got it right. The final 3 – up sprint – I had nothing good race.
Tempo – got a 5th which I was happy with. It was really hard – I did my best. The madison – I rode it. That’s all I will say. Walk away with a 3rd, 4th, 5th… I’m happy with that. Crappy weather, but good racing.
Posted on May 15th, 2009 2 comments
A year ago, I kept people updated on my weight loss. I was proud of it – I was working quite hard. I had a bad period and gained a bunch back. I as not proud. There were some circumstances that led to the weight gain, but simply put, I ate too much – the key to weight gain.
Well, a while back, I threw together something to help me stay a bit motivated – I started a contest called “VeloLosers” – a group of cyclist trying to lose some weight. It’s been going pretty well. You can check out http://www.velolosers.com for details.
Anyway – I have avoided looking at last years weight because I still feel a bit of a sting, a sadness for the work I did that I “threw away”. Well, today I mustered up the courage and looked at last year (look at “Weight Loss” at he top of the page). Funny thing is – I am 1 pound lighter than I was last year. Not that it matters – not that it’s good that I gained that back, but it’s good that I’m back to the ‘same place’. I just need to focus and keep it rolling. Things are going well.
And now – the truth … here’s the graph. Nothing to write home about, but better than not doing anything about it!