Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New things for 2010

Ok, so I'm not really one to open up and spew my deepest thoughts and feeling to just anyone by writing them on the wall, but....  this seems to be a significant enough event at this point in my life that it would warrant some acknowledgment.

I am now single.... I know that this might seem trivial, but my girlfriend of almost three years with whom I am living with, informed me last week that she wants to start seeing other people.  [blink...blink]

Now I know that every relationship has its ups and downs and ours was no exception but I thought that through it all we were actually doing pretty well and actually on an up swing.  But apparently I was the only one that had that thought and was the only one who had been thinking that for a while.  She has been feeling like we were going nowhere for about six months hence she decided to break it off instead of "wasting her time."

I think that the best thing that tops it all off, neither one of us can afford to break the lease so we can move on with our lives hence we have to try to live together until June or July.  I have spent the last week moving and reorganizing all of my stuff into our office along with my bikes.

Everything in consideration it isn't the worst thing that could of happened to me this past week... I haven't been hit by a car yet this year (knock on wood) and I am still healthy.  I guess I just have to keep everything in perspective.  Right?  Anyways, I guess that other than my dog, I can focus more attention on climbing and cycling.  Back to the basics in life: Eat, sleep, work, friends, climb, and pedal.

Here's to you.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

First round of training

Ok, so in my attempts to get into shape for the Dirty Kanza I have designed a riding schedule that I will hopefully be able to maintain along with my normal everyday riding.

So this Saturday, January 16th lets say around 11 am roll out I am going to be heading up north to dutch hall road, out around Elkhorn on skyline drive and return via my neighborhood commute route with some papio and keystone trail mixed in to give it some length.

Here's a link to  a map:  http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/59-mile-dirty-Kanza-training.

Leave a response if you want to go, anyone is welcome.

Dirty Kanza.... here I come!

So I made it in to the Dirty Kanza 200 2010.  Now all I need to do is get myself to a point where I will be able to finish 200 miles.  Exciting.  Right?  I am very excited for this.  I'm a little disappointed, but not surprised with one of my co-workers that said he was going to sign up but didn't make the cut-off, but it is for the better.  Side note:  last year the promoters said that the registration filled up in four days.  This year it filled up in 14 hours!!

So for my training plans I am going to start doing rides every weekend building up to doing at least one 200 mile ride before the actual Dirty Kanza.  I figure what better way to know if you can finish than to do it.  Anyone is welcome to join me on these rides.  The more the merrier.

Congrats to EB and RD for making it in as well.

I'll keep you all updated on how the training is going and which bike I will be riding.

Until then, enjoy this video.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Congrats to everyone on another year survived.  Here's to you and yours and hope everyone has safe and fun pedaling in 2010.

What this is about...

It is me making commentary on life as I wade through, trying to avoid the sink holes. Maybe you'll laugh; maybe I will offend, or maybe you will just sit back and think….

I'm not trying to change my world... just survive it.