Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Tim to Bank: "If you can be competitive I will use you"
Bank to Tim: "Sure, but let's not put it in writing just yet as rates might change"
Tim to Bank: "I need in writing the terms of the loan so I can get this paperwork done"
Bank to Tim: "We are going to suck up all those credits in fee's we neglected to tell you about before when you asked about them"
Tim to Bank and Listing agent: "ummmmmmmm... eat sh*t"
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
I thought Duke was not the brightest dog around. After all, he only knows a few words like: sit, stay, and OK... But maybe I underestimated him.
Before I left for my ride today, I cleaned off the kitchen table. But apparently left a bag of Wonderful Pistachios. After a couple hours on the bike, I got home to find this.... At least he put the shells on the table mat for easy cleaning. Thanks Duke! Since you showed me that courtesy, I am not even mad.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Redlands Stage 1: Beaumont Road Race My roll today was domestique. So I had the opportunity to go to the car a few times and bring up water to the team. The first lap intense and very aggressive. Lap 2 settled down a bit. Lap 3 I missed the feeds in the feed zone and tried (failed) to convince other teams to give me water. I burned a few matched trying to catch back onto the pack after the feed zone and it took a lot out of me. Lap 4 was much better but then I flatted near the top. After I got a wheel change I rode in steady for the last lap and a half with them with the only goal being to make the time cut. Mission accomplished!
Key Stat of the day.... 4600 calories in 5 hours!
Also, I will be using Strava.com for your entertainment. It is a pretty cool site that lets you upload your GPS data and have it calculate KOM's and other pretty cool things. You could call it an online cycling community. You can do it free or you can get a membership. If you want the membership, I have a coupon code to save you some money.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Just threw the new Edge Design bars on the bike. So far so good. They have a flat top which I love. Additionally under the bars there is cable routing tunnels to clean the bar up. I also like the shape of the drop as it is a cross between traditional curved bars and the ergo bars. Lots of different hand positions feel good.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
It amazes me to no end the kinds of people I find riding. Today after doing a few good climbs up the Marin Headlands I ran into Emanuele Bianchi. He was pretty easy to spot with his XXX kit on (I only know of this team because a friend of mine also rides for them). The kit is a rare site out here since they are based out of Chicago. We chatted for a bit about all kinds of things. Like the importance of aero wheels on dog carriers and the Italian Mob (I am kind of Italian, so I was "in"). Additionally, he gave me the inside scoop on the indoor Velodrome that Chi-town is putting up over the next few years. I tried to convince him to just take the money and get a jet and a house in Malibu if he needed to get some training done, but his true mission was to bring back 6 day racing and other various track racing to the USA, not just to get out of the cold during the Chicago winters. Apparently USA Steel company is throwing down too, so if you are reading this and building a sky scraper, give them a holla!!