Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Day Check List

[x]sleep in
[x]see family
[x]eat turkey
[x]eat sweet potatoes
[x]eat fruit salad
[x]eat more turkey
[x]Cowboys win
[x]blow up can of match heads
[x]nap on staircase
[x]Longhorns win
[ ]ride... oh well, soon enough.

Pictures of the new car will be up tomorrow, hopefully.
Have a song:
'Clouds Over California' DevilDriver

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mellow Johnny's Classic

For the first time in I can't remember how long, I was at a race without a bike or any intention of racing. Instead, I was there to hang out, get a break from studio, and maybe take a couple pictures.
As much as I would've preferred to be racing, just chillin' was actually pretty nice. Got to see some people I haven't seen in a long time, and heckling the people I usually race against was good times too.

Photo dump:

Out on the trail

Pro Class on the line
Sager, Rick, JHK, Fawley, Lance

Fawley on his way to 2nd place

Keith, Wheel, and Dave Wiens

JHK heading to victory

Tuesday, November 17, 2009



Two Thursdays ago
Driving home from Attack Attack!
That was a really good show.

Some lady driving other direction
Turns left right in front of me
Without looking
(LOL 'left right').

Car is totaled
Three broken bones
In my right foot

Insurance companies
Like to screw you over
Makes shopping for a new car
Harder than it should be

That's the majority of it... Let's see... Anything else...

Chicken and Waffles
End of the semester
Ice cream
Hot chocolate

And some...
RANDOM QUOTE[s] OF THE [last couple] DAY[s]!!
(With absolutely no context
Because it's just so much more fun that way.)

"Well Frank Lloyd Wright says you're wrong."

"They're so PG... But their eyes are rated R!"

There's my world since the last post.
'Ain't no Rest for the Wicked' Cage the Elephant
'The New Shit' Marylin Manson

Monday, November 2, 2009

Collegiate MTB Nationals (Part Three)

Saturday. Short Track. I opted out of watching the womens race this time, so I could eat and warm up up and everything. We got down there in time to see their finish though, before warming up some. Then we headed over to call up, which had apparently been fixed. Nope. Just as bad as last time.

Then some guy on the front row crashed at the start of the race. So me, and everyone around me, got to stand there while everyone else went around first. Ten seconds into the race I was third from last. In a field of almost 70.

For whatever reason though, people decided to get out of my way again on the gravel climb (same one as the xc, we started at the bottom of it), and I was able to move up pretty quickly. It used up energy I didn't want to waste that early in the race, but, there wasn't really anything else I could do...

We turned onto a flatter jeep road section, and I went by some more people before we hit the big bottleneck section going into a singletrack section to head back down hill. There wasn't any passing through that, the last short downhill jeep road (it was too fast), or the downhill switchbacks back into the village. I got some more people on the short loop through the village around the gondola building, and then we headed up the hill again for another lap.

I passed some people, some people passed me, and then with four laps to go I go pulled. That might sound bad, but they pulled all but about the top ten before the end of the race. I ended up 31st, and was the top Texas finisher again. Chad flatted though, so its hard to say how how that would've turned out otherwise.

Now: picture time!

Cross country

Short Track Staging

Awesome start... At least I'm on my bike

Short Track

Short Track