Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I guess it's time to bust out the Speed Racer costume again...

In other news, I got a new phone about two hours ago! I can't get a good picture right now, but I'll try again later.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


For anyone who has never been to this race, I don't know what you're waiting for, because I know the ~1000 miles added to my cars odometer between 1:30 Friday and 8:15 Monday were no doubt worth it.

There was a short track and time trial on Saturday, so no pre-ride for me. I think racing that course 8 out of the last 9 years makes up for that though...

The short track was first. For whatever reason, I didn't have too great of a race. I ended up racing with Brian for the last lap, but he got ahead of me in the most technical section, and I couldn't quite catch up before the finish. Brian got 10th and I finished 11th. Remember that.

After sitting around for three hours or so, it was TT time. I rode better than I did in the short track, but somehow that worked out to me once again getting 11th, go figure. Brian finished 12th, which meant we were tied for the overall going into cross country on Sunday. (This is pretty funny if you know anything about the collegiate races this fall.)

Considering I did the two races the day before, I actually felt pretty decent going into the XC. I did my usual "start dead last and go catch people later thing" that seems to be working pretty good right now. I also jumped in behind the 30-39 leaders for about half a lap, which ended up working quite well when we passed like four people in my race. For a while I had 4th in the race (which is also quite funny if you know anything about the collegiate races this fall...), but it turned out they forgot to put someone in the results, and I ended up getting bumped back to 5th (not as funny). Brian DNF'd, so we didn't get to fight it out for 10th overall... Oh well.

The AJ won his overall! (Did I mention this was an AMBC National race?) So expect him to to be world champion or something next year.
That also means that me and both parental, actually, all qualified for the National Championships next summer! We plan on going, so knowing that more than about a month out from the race, I'm going to make an attempt at seriously training for it, and doing good too!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

More search result stuff

Someone has now found my blog after searching for (and I quote) .,,,,,m/;j'hhh

Let me say that again, this time bolded for a little more influence...

I wonder whats in my blog that made it turn up as a result, though the real question might be why someone was searching for that...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I walked out of the apartment after eating dinner, and there was some chick standing by the dumpster, peeing in a bucket.

On a totally unrelated note, three people have now linked to my blog after searching for "gay butt slap."

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Lake Bryan

Saturday I pre-rode the course, then raced the short track. The race was going good until the end...
Here is my artistic representation of the last 100 metres or so:

Even after flying about 10 feet, I somehow managed to not get hurt, and after truing my front wheel, my bike had recovered from its ~20 foot flight as well!

There was a time trial Saturday night, but I made an executive decision to pass on that and go back to the hotel with the parentals instead.

This morning was the XC race. It wasn't too bad considering Lake Bryan isn't my favourite course. I pulled off a fourth, which I'm fairly happy with.

It's just about sleepy time now, so goodnight!

Monday, October 6, 2008


Saturday night I had a dream that I was getting a manicure, but the lady kept cutting my fingernails all funny and it was really annoying...

Yeah anyway, the Waco race was this weekend.
I did ok in the short track Saturday and got 3rd.
Sunday though, I felt rather good and had I what thought was one of the best XC races I've had in a while (since Nationals, at least). I saved a little too much for the third lap, but I'm sufficiently tired today, so I'm sure that somehow equates to having ridden hard enough yesterday. I got fourth, about a minute behind third.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I wonder if this will be in style by time I'm 55? Maybe I should go ahead and order it now just in case.