p.s.- this pic has nothing to do with this story, hell its not even north carolina. but it is me. ah skeet!!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
p.s.- this pic has nothing to do with this story, hell its not even north carolina. but it is me. ah skeet!!
Monday, December 22, 2008
can't lie, i miss these dudes a lot. its fun as hell when we get together though.
see yall in the panhandle of paradise!!!!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
i like monster truckin, been riding my big bike, its fun. it kinda warmed up here lately, which ive been taking advantage of by actually riding my bike. its cool.
i was checking some ones blog today and i came across a statement calling a mtn bike a training tool. in honor of this tool move, I'm gonna start calling all my bikes training tools. hell, that case of beer i got last night was a training beverage, which makes the SAV MOR a bonafied training center. i live across the street from a training center, which i can ride my training tool too, and get some training beverages so i can train in the mtns of busch. this is good. i will be well trained come spring. here's one more train before we bury this stupid subject....
that's how i feel about that. every one of those koalas have a powertap by the way. i swear.
in other news, I'm gonna have another roommate n the farmhouse soon. he's from Florida, he likes to ride his bike till it falls apart (which happens a lot honestly), and he's got a shiny new diploma.
here's a pic. i think we'll get along.
don't do any thing shady or ill have to smell your dicks,
p.s.- Ive been feeding off Chris Bennett. its delicious.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
fortunately he was apprehended before he could make it back to banner elk in the SHRTHRD mobile.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tupac ain't dead, y'all. he's hiding out with Elvis up in Canada. whistler to be exact, heard that dude can throw a mean tabletop.
A conversation i had with my momma the other day got me thinking a bit. usually talks with my mom go along the lines of "i need money" followed by "tough shit". we were talking about school though, and she was telling me to buckle down and handle my shit, cause i got nothing to fall back on. i didn't really think about it too much at the time, but a little later i was out riding and it popped back up in my head, this whole college thing. i was thinking about this time last year i was flunking out of school for the 4th time and barely getting by down in gville. i was floundering and going nowhere, except to the bar. fast forward and I'm here, life is good. stressful at times, but good. i guess what I'm saying is I'm here and this is an opportunity that i didn't really deserve but I'm gonna run with it as far and hard as i can, cause like my mom said i got nothing where i came from. my plan is to make this my motivating factor for the next year, school and racing wise. we'll see where it goes.
don't worry though, I'll still get drunk and throw cans in the fan.
somethings never change.
Friday, November 28, 2008
I'm still working on my wind tunnels tests but i should be ready for domination by the spring thawing.
I heard a nasty little rumor that our buddy St. Marie might be out for 6 months with a busted knee. That truly sucks dude. get well soon.
by the way, you think i could borrow your new road bike? you know being that your not really using it an all...
same team dude.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
they were lame, so we gave them timeout in their room.
"my body stay vicious, i be up in the gym just workin on my fitness"
Monday, November 17, 2008
mon.- this day is bad, i always feel terrible and stressed about the weeks shit that i gotta get done. no bicycle magic today, its all about homework and real work. bummer.
tues.- Hopefully i've been good and done some work so today i can go ride bikes. usually a good mtb ride in the pisgah and maybe some cross racing at brevard to wrap up the day. Or i just watch movies and eat bbq. you never know.
weds.- all about the pumptrack at eddies. its got lights and is pretty damn fun. good times.
thurs.- lets take it to the slalom track and then over to sycamore for their night ride. awesome.
fri.- out at 1130 and hopefully on my bike for a long ride. afterwards its probably party time.
sat- i party. and ride. scientifically.
sun- more of the same.
jesus is my homeboy,
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I just registered(possibly) for something really dumb. i'm keeping my lips sealed till its offical but trust me its gonna suck. looking forward to it. i'll keep you posteed.
i thought the florida boys were coming up this weekend but evidently global warming has dried florida out to the point that the they all live in a constant state of sandyvag. sorry about your condition pretty. get well soon.
im gonna go do some homework now so i don't get kicked out of paradise in less than a semester.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
thanks Kylie, we're trying down here.
One more weekend, its a big one. who can keep it together is the question of the day....
listen to slayer,
Monday, October 13, 2008
casey jones, not only a famous folklore about a railroad engineer but one of the best hardcore bands ever out of the 904. sometimes you just need a little hate in your head and a little tobasco and whiskey in your belly.
conference champs were this past weekend in clempson kids. this was a last ditch effort for a lot of people to go to natls, and the last chance for me to get a win before national champs. in case you didnt know, ive been doing a whole lot of nothing this season exept kicking myself in the dick. im glad to finally shake off a bit of the sucks and actually ride decent. yay me.
What you can't see in this pic is the alcohol fumes coming out of my pores. delicious!
2 wins. slalom and dh. mom would be so proud.
oh i also sold my singlespeed, so thats like three wins.
and thad walker owes me taco bell. i just want that to be public knowledge.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
- the slalom course was a little retarded this weekend, i understand putting things together on a shoestring bucket, but don't mark your course by using green spraypaint on grass and penalize us for not seeing it.
- wilson dude on the black specialized hardtail, take a fucking shower. you are disgusting. i'll even buy you some dr. bronners hippiefuck soap if you like. i understand not being able to wash your jersey sat night before the xc, but you made a dirty portajohn smell like b.o. I didnt even know that was possible.
- the xc courses in conyers kick ass!!
i've been cruising a few blogs lately and i've noticed the trend seems to be to put a radibonzical racing pic of yourself up with a phrase that uses words like MONSTER, PINNER, BRAPPP!, RIPPER, SHREDDERGNARCOREBROSEPH, ETC. It got me thinking that maybe it was time to change out the ol' header pic, but then i sat down and had a little soul search with myself. those words don't really fit me, i actually prefer living the good life, and so the header stays. sorry guys. one day i'll be cool, i swear.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
beautiful. notice the A-row position. damn thats fast. i need to stop smiling though, exposed teeth create wind drag. ask victor alber-he knows.
dude i just pulled my old cds out again and grabbed a masterpiece.
metallica- kill em all.
WHIPLASH is the current preride favorite.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
mikey v. tells me i need to ride less and recover more, tristan says i just ate too much cereal (ihave no idea what that means), and sbc just says take better drugs. i like all these ideas. but damn i love some cereal, so that one might be hard. cheerios and beer is the best recovery food ever, and beer is a drug so there youu go, prob solved.
check this out. adam craig is the man.
listen to slayer,
Saturday, September 27, 2008
eh, i still got pisgah in my backyard.
Monday, September 8, 2008
i wasn't so stoked on the race order when i saw the flyer. with short track being at 9, dh at 12, and slalom at 4, i had my work cut out for me on sat. a lot of people these days specialize in one discipline, which is cool, but i got the attention span of a goldfish and like to switch it up . anyhoo we started out with A short track where you sprinted around a wet grass field for 25 minutes or until a lees mcdork guy passes you. the whole time i just thought about how much more fun this would be if the course had a little more than just 5 ft of single track. it did have a fun flat grass corner at the bottom of the dh section that you could flattrack the hell out of, so i got a little enjoyment out of it. other than that, i just talked shit to people around me and pedaled till i didn't have to anymore. i really think that event is plain shit, and will prob never break the top ten in it cause i just don't care and it doesn't take any skill other than gorilla power. lame as hell on all fronts.
second on my plate for the day was the DH. I'd been talking with some folks the night before about it, and the general thought was that i had a pretty good chance to get on the box, so i really wanted this one. i had some pretty sweet crashes in the practice, but was able to keep it together for the race runs. first run i played safe and consistent, but when i got to the bottom, i noticed my fork had just had a wet dream all over itself. bummer. i knew my time was well off the lead and that id have to pick it up on what was now pretty much a pogo stick strapped to my bike. i gave it pretty much all i had for the second run with the fork clanging through every rock garden and log pile and was able to pull off second place, off by a little bit. i flatted the front DH tire with a six inch fork at the end, but it was slow and didn't effect me, so that was good. i dunno if i could have made up the time with no mechanical issues, but that's racing i guess.
by the time slalom came around i was so damn tired i didn't really give a shit what happened. i just want ed to ride the dirt jumps with alex uh-ohman and get some grub in my belly. i got beat out of the gate and crashed trying to play catchup on a slick and rough course in the semis, and that was all she wrote for the slalom. I'm just glad i didn't crash on the super sketch final jump at the bottom of the course that people were getting annihilated on. that thing was scary.
Sunday rolls around, and my old ass can hardly roll out of bed. I'm beat up, cut up, sore as hell and pretty damn tired to boot. fortunately that seems to be the recipe for Dan Ennis to have a good race. the xc course was a fun as hell super twisty trail with shortish power climbs that sucked if you sat down, but weren't too bad if you just stood up and monkeyed up it. basically i loved that course, i wish it was closer so i could ride it more. the race started with a ridiculous sprint uphill to the single track, and i just sat in, figuring the rested up xc guys would be blowing me away all day. first singletrack section in and I'm feeling pretty darn good, so i start picking off riders and working my way up through the Field. before i know it I'm rolling up on Matt Wells wheel and I'm thinking damn I'm feeling pretty good. two minutes later and I'm up with St. Marie, the semi pro. i figure what the hell and lay down a little horsepower to keep catching carrots, figuring those two would be coming past me like a freight train in the later laps. i end up battling with two Wilson Stinky's and a Cumberland guy for a few laps, until the day before started to catch up with me on the last lap and i couldn't stay with them on the last lap. oh well, 9th for the day, and i stayed ahead of the Matt's. i don't think they'll be letting me do that again, just a hunch. ill take it though being that i don't do anything to train for xc racing and its not even really my focus. that was a nice end to the weekend though, and that course was awesome. much props to ETSU for a sweet weekend of racing.
my fingers hurt.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
- As of today i am offically unemployed. Am i looking for a job? kinda, but not really. im looking forward to riding a bit and getting ready for this college racing buisness. if anyone has some side work though i'm your man.
- my brother joey, aka the minibear, and pretty jo are supposedly heading my way labor day weekend with a whole crew of people. I like it, i need some old friends around for a bit. the all new life thing is a little stressful.
- my new roommate sarah is obsessed with mustaches in all forms, shapes, and sizes. this is awesome.
- im unemployed but not homeless. we just got a sweet old house on the edge of town. im convinced its haunted by an old lady, therefore i've paid rent since the tenth and haven't slept a single night in it. im a sissypants.
- i threw a rock at a rat today by the kitchen and stunned it. then dale came over and killed it with a 2x4, ala "Hacksaw Jim Dugan". it splattered and was grossly amazing. then we went and ate bbq for lunch.
- i no longer have a Singlespeed. im not worried though, it wasn't much fun up here. im gonna see if i can find a 26 wheeled frame and a 5 inch fork so i can actually enjoy more than just the fire roads in pisgah.
- Everybody is welcome to come stay at my house anytime. seriously, we'll leave you a key. just come.
- i've been hearing lots of talk of "training" and "powertaps" when im around riders up here. im gonna have to show them the very specific, guaranteed to work, explosive training plans that pretty, big mitch, and i have been developing over the past few years. you gotta climb the mtns of busch kids. more later.
thats all for now, i'm on the hunt for an old tire to build a swing in my yard. maybe a trampoline if i can find one. keep it sleazy.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
anyhow, this summer gigs almost over, schools around the corner, and im looking for a residence and job. i gotta get some treasure for the winter built up. my friend an i might have a house though, i'll know in a few days. otherwise shit is tight. i guess ORAMM was last weekend. didnt make it. i decided that it would be a little expensiv, and besides i had plans in asheville involving a sweet old house and some R & R with good friends. i idid want a good long ride though. i just dsidn't want to deal wuth the race crowds. so i got dropped off at bent creek and rode home to brevard. took about 5 hrs with a bit of it backtraking from a wrong turn. all good!! its got me thinking about my grand trip idea, a multiday trip across the appalchians and a few states but all off road if i can and self supported. its totally possible in my mind. i'll be talking to some people soon. this needs to get done.
Oh i dont think i ever mentioned this but i'm starting at Brevard College this fall. do you know whart that means? besides me being dirt poor for the next couple of years, i get to race collegiate season. i've never been allowed to do that before and im pretty damn excited. ive been just lying low getting ready and im feeling a bit restless to see what i can do. this is gonna be fun.
see yall august 29th.
Monday, June 30, 2008
enough touchy feely shit.
im going riding.
Friday, June 20, 2008
i got my slalom bike all built up this week so ive been spending some time at the local dirt jumps and slalom track. i hadn't realized just how far my skills had fallen off. i guess 2 years of mainly XC riding will do that, but im hoping for a speedy recovery. riding with the crew up here it shouldn't take too long i don't think. we'll just have to see. i def have no style over jumps and goon air (super T) a lot of the time. lame. at least i can pedal!!
i'll post up pics of the dual course soon, im bringing the camera sun.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
- i woke up with terrible beer farts today, so i went and ate onion rings and now i've got terrible farts and terrible breath. they cancel each other out right?
- im not sure why the computer is putting numbers next to my sentences, but i like it.
- camp is too fun.
- joe melvin is a sissy pants. no particular reason right now, but it should be known anyways.
- i got hit on by a really really old lady at the bar last night. it sucked and she wouldnt leave me alone.
- you need to fess up. i know, just tell me the truth.
- im going to ride my bike in the mtns some more now.
p.s.- current jams in the ears- Dio. playing air guitar makes inventorying things go sooo much faster.
Monday, May 12, 2008
maybe it up to nc yesterday (barely) in the old clampett. i had to first gear some of those climbs at the end, but im sitting in mike V's house now so its ok. it kinda cold out and really windy, but im headed over to dupont to do what pretty has termed "the dh loop". mine mtn to airstrip and out. quick and dirty and two hot laps on the big sled will make you smile for days. i start the new job tomm, ill throw up a post on the trail thats being built by the same people who brought you dupont. private pro built rail, oh lawdy lawd!!
listen to slayer.
Monday, May 5, 2008
whatever, i'll get the last laugh when you all die of cancer. wait i just heard nalgene bottles cause cancer. shit.
we can't win.
fun day today. worked a bit at the shop where i cut my teeth on this bike thing, got a free quart of natty ice for mowing the shop lawn (took 10 minutes tops, def worth it), and then went out to dinner with some family thats in town from austin, tx. good time crew, and we sucked the bar dry. gotta love your family!
tomm im gonna hit up one of the faster road rides in town on my mtb, being that i don't actually own a road bike anymore. im looking forward to it a little but what im really looking forward to is sunday afternoon and the drive to western carolina. thurs night might be a little fun though with Pretty Useless turning 21 and all. get swasted pretty! do it for jesus!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
looks like fun, and rumors are floating around of multiple free kegs all weekend. do it.
if your looking for a more local way to hang out with me (cause im awesome) and ride bikes, thurs night will be the last tues-thurs rollout ride for me for a while. Shamie has already dubbed it the assassins last stand ride and i figure that skinsuits should be the dress of choice. of course if you don't have a skinsuit you can just wrap yourself in saran wrap like the warlock is doing. gross.
random thought- has anyone seen the new villin mtb frame design that lex is doing? matt and the enemy just got theirs and they look tight! beefed up rearends with caps on smaller looking belevedres. also a new fork that looks like a steel version of cannondales old pepperoni forks. neat. also some amazing paintjobs that i'm guessing is joe m's work. i want them to build me a slalom frame now. maybe i'll go talk to lex tomm...
this post has gone on long enough.
oh good band- the refused. awesome punk from the early to mid 90's. yeah i know thats a black hole for music, but check these guys out. good stuff.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
i've been riding my bmx quite a bit lately. a new skatepark got opened up down the street from my house so i've been having fun with that. i got out of the little bikes when i got back to florida a couple years ago, but in the last 6 months or so i've def started to pick it up again . so so fun! thats what i did before i started racing mtn bikes and i honestly enjoy it more, but im too old to huck myself all the time now.
im babbling, time to go work on the pump track.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
i can't complain though, it ain't that bad. i got the official word a few days ago, I'll be working in Brevard, NC this summer again fixing bikes and taking kids riding for camp. this year is especially sweet because in addition to the room and board/ good pay, im only working 10ish to 4ish. plenty of time to hurt myself in pisgah and dupont. their also letting me go to as many races as i can. with this setup, i should be back up to speed rather quickly. i leave Florida, probably for a long time, in two weeks.
I'm excited to chill with my friends in NC and ride some of the worlds best (in my humble opinion) trails. its gonna be a guaranteed good time, and I'm looking forward to meeting new people and seeing if i can make the switch stick. I'm also looking forward to pushing my riding and education farther.
on a sadder note though, I'll be leaving almost all of my best friends behind here in gville, with is an amazing town full of good people. it also has one of the best riding scenes I've ever been around. as much as i bitch about, there's good reasons that i keep coming back. I'm wondering if there will be people as ridiculously fun to ride and hang out with in NC as I've got one phone call away here in FL. we'll see...
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
i've learned a few things though the last few weeks.
1. girls will get in your head and its hard as hell to get that shit out. the only cure i know of is lots of hard drinking, but even that seems to not work great. i think i've pretty much got this thing licked though, and i'm glad. i need to get back into my normal shitshow life.
2. bronchitis will knock you on your ass. i ignored it when i first got sick, and i've paid for it the last week or so. i can't really ride, and i sleep about 23 hrs a day. i see the end though. maybe next week i'll be able to get back on it. as long as im 100% by may 1st i can live with it.
3. womens pants are really comfortable and make my ass look great. i might have to pick up a pair soon.
4. i don't like swamp ass. its starting to warm up in fla and its time for me to head north.
so with the attainment of this knowledge i should be able to make some positive changes in my life and start to get it together. i figure wife, 2.5 kids, dog, good job, and suburban house will all be mine within the next year and a half.
ah shit who am i kidding, i thought i'd be married and out of college by 24 and look at me now!
im headed to the bar,
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Pretty and i figured we'd roll out to it on Sunday and pedal around a little, but little did we know what was in store. My death rattle still hasn't left me alone, despite my steady whiskey meds, so i wasn't figuring on it being much of a showing for me. Pretty was balls deep in a multi week bender and looking the part nicely. The night before the race we ended up in women's clothing at 4 am, just to set the scene for y'all. lucky the race didn't start till 330, and we needed that sleep.
1:00pm- I stumbled out of bed with a sweet case of the beer shakes and almost threw up in the shower from coughing.
i like to keep myself in optimal race fitness at all times. bonedeth.
2:30pm- roll up to the start and have a high life tall boy with pretty to get our carbs in. pretty's rolling hard on his giant carbon road bike, as are fisher and the tobinator. I decided to put a 32-12 on my SS and call it good the day before. i don't even pump up the knobbys. i am regretting this decision now as i am the only mtb signed up. i am stupid.
3:30pm- Race starts. i sprint like hell, taking every cut thru, curb hop, and stair drop i can find hoping the roadies will follow and consequently be killed. i cough a lot and don't see anybody after the first 2 minutes because of my route. this is awesome. my gear hurts a lot climbing the parking garage to the second checkpoint, so i resort to screaming like an ape while i climb. this works well and i pass an Asian sensation on his aerospoke equipped fixie.
4:00pm- i haven't really seen anyone for most of the race, but i figure its because I'm using every trail cut thru i know and going for the checkpoints with the most points only. Little do i know that Pretty is averaging about 50 mph and eating scenesters he finds along the way for energy while he hits every checkpoint in the race.
4:25pm- I finally make it back to the pits to turn in my tickets, only to be informed that i can only turn in 3 at a time, not sets of three. I'm told if i can sprint to the hippodrome and back in five minutes with one more ticket, they'll accept my other three that i already have in my pocket, but not the one for the hipp. i sprint off and and halfway there before i realize how stupid i am. i could have just ridden around the block and turned in my other three tickets. oh well, nobody ever said i was smart...
4:30pm- I fly back into the pit, almost going over the bars and give them my last three tickets, including the one from the hipp. nope, i didn't turn around. that would be like trying to pull a u turn in a funny car at full blast.
4:32pm- I finish my first beer from the keg and go looking for Pretty.
4:33pm- I find pretty as we both finish our second beers. we decide neither of us won and decide we are OK with it because there's a keg of beer and a bunch of our friends are there.
5:00ish pm- Time starts to slip away. Action makes us go outside for the awards ceremony. Pretty and Ian are out there yelling and screaming like retards and people are looking at them funny. Some girl starts talking to me about my bike. she tells me singlespeed mountain bikes are stupid and i stop listening to her. she continues to talk at me for 10 minutes until i just walk away. i hate her and think she must be Gabe's twin. i am very drunk at this point.
Sometime pm- Somebody starts calling Pretty's real name out. It turns out he won first place. people are amazed. They look at his deeply tanned thighs and Jack Johnson like face in awe. I explain to a scenester that pretty harnesses his power from his tan lines. he looks at me like I'm a retard. at this point they call my name for second place. Boom! people seem sad when they hear that i rode a mtn bike, but i don't care.
So anyways, i ended up with a t shirt and some socks and pretty won a Villin track frame. fuck yeah! we drank ourselves stupid on free beer and walked away with the top two spots. not bad for couple of retards!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Tonight is the hounddogs 46Th b-day so he gets to pick the route for the ride. he's keeping it under wraps, but sources speculate we'll be heading out to the well fields tonight. sandy fire roads, joy. at least there will be plenty of sierra to drown my sorrows in afterward. maybe we'll hit benland on the way back. that is bar none my favorite town trail. Lowe's is fun too but nothing beats the pure speed and tech on benland. reminds me of razorback.
i miss that place.
late edit: I threw up after the final sprint to the bar tonight. it sucked, and i had to go home with out any beer. pissed.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
ORAMM will be mine this year.
when it gets the right fork on it, the bar, seat and cranks will be exactly the same as my Kona, just with monster truck tires stuffed in the wheelwells. im excited.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
rat shit is coming for sure,
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Here's a little chris j. shot to remind you...
I've been joking with peeps a lot recently about sponsors and bike racing and what a pain in the ass it is. Bitchin mitch and i were out roadie ridin a few weeks back and he was telling me about what a clusterfuck his race team has been this year and how over it he was. It seems like most of the people that are into that sort of thing i talk to have had the same experience. I race mtb so i don't really worry about sponsorship (there isn't any really) but there are some teams out there that seem to get some help. i think its cool, but all the teams i see are pretty straight laced operations. red, white, and blue kits, thanking the lord in podium speeches, voting for Dubbya, that sort of thing. If thats what your into ok then have at it. but im not and neither are a lot of people i hang out and ride with. In fact, i'd say a majority of serious riders in know aren't into that shit. So this is the thinking i've been having over the past few weeks. Start my own team, one that isn't all about pleasing the squares of the world. its too lopsided out there right now and it needs to be fixed. we need more misfits instead of nickleback. more PBR recovery instead of Electrolyte replenishers. more singlespeeds and a hell of a lot less powertaps. I'm gonna work on this, stay tuned.
rat shit racing is coming.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
that pic is a slow motion version obviously.
im selling some bikes to pay for my spring break trip up to asheville. go to the goody and buy them please. id really like to see the girl, and the ridings pretty sweet too.
Friday, February 15, 2008
doesn't really look much like kelly, but they got mitch spot on perfect!
wait till those roadies feel the wrath of mitches secret training technique. its bodacious!!
this weekend is the 12 of santos, which i wasn't planning on racing cause i had to work till 3, but now i'll be on a fun team and get to do a bunch of laps in a row at the end of the day when i get down there. sweet, im stoked. look for me, i'll be the college kid not drinking.
i'm heading over to the villin warehouse next week to test ride my new bike. yeah, its finally (almost) done. 650b wheels, i dunno we'll see on those.
artist of the week- immacculate technique, the angriest dude out right now. i dig it.
less then a month till i get to see the girl. i think thats part of the surlyness...
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
i typed my name into google image and this what came up. so dan dare it is then.
today was the great gville road race yall. i rolled on down around ten in the morning with full intentions to sign up and race that cat 5 fiasco. i get down and am chilling with the parents watching the masters grind their 3,000 dollar carbon wheels against the curbs when benJAMmin rolls up looking completly disgusted with something. turns out the entry fee after all the addons they make you get is right at $50. what!? this is for 25 minutes of riding guys. thats $2 a minute. two words, fuck that. i'll just keep my money thank you promotors, and way to be encouraging in getting new riders into your sport. i was thinking i might do some road races this year but at that price, i'll just stay home and ride around campus looking at girls tanning themselves. way better then staring at a dudes ass for 30 minutes of sprints. whatever, i'll be on the trails if you need me..
next weekend is the 12hrs of santos. this used to be a razorback classic, kind of an unoffical opener to the new season in the dirty dirty. we'll see how the new venue pans out. i might, might, be on at tentative team with gary yates, victor alber, some south florida cuban, and your truly. it would be a roaster of a squad and might even make some money. who knows though, i might have to work and run all my hopes and dreams. what would i do without racing? oh god please no, racing is my life, its all that matters.
oh wait thats not the case at all. it is fun though, and i like going fast and making motorcycle noises so i fit in well at them.
in other happenings, this sickness that i've been plagued with just won't go away, so im cutting all alchohol out of my system until i feel energised again. this make take a month, may take a week, i don't know. but its got to be done because im becoming (gasp!) a frat boy. party all the time, sleep in, drink everyday, wear flip flops. gotta cut that shit out. especially the flip flops, that shits for fairys.
song for the day- Anthem (we are the fire) by Trivium.
old school riffs in solid new hardcore. perfect. bump this in the ipod while riding and gain an extra couple mph's for free. shit yeah!
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Good Luck Pretty!!!!!!!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
side note- gus is my boss, also known as the warlock, who makes me buy him a quart of icehouse on the spot when i'm more than five minutes late to work. he then drinks it immediatly and hollers at thick girls from his cave. gus and i get along quite well as you can probably imagine.
later on in the day pretty high five the tricycle tech rolls in, making the day even better because that means i don't have to work with gaybe the fagbot today. fuck yes. build that trike jo! go jo go! howl like a monkey! roar like a bear! build that trike!!
wow that got weird sorry. anyhow after work and a delicious msg filled chinaman meal, i met up with the mitch on his cross bike for a little cross town adventure. He informs me as we start out on our ride out past I-75 that he has a slow leak in his tire but that "i pumped it up really hard so it should be ok for a bit." ummm whatever, im leaving you for dead if you get a flat. we get all the way out to powerlines, this sweet and completly illegal trail system out past santa fe and are having a damn good time when mitch gets a flat. no worries he's got a tube. bounds ( who we randomly ran into in some random woods across town from where we live. strange.) and i just roll on to the next intersection and wait for mitch there. a few minutes later mitch comes flying out of the woods, flat fixed. until we're sitting there and we hear the hiss. mitches ride just turned into the best cross training of his life. run mitch run!! we get him out to a main road, wait till he calls kelly, and i dip out to start my trek back across town. i get rained on the whole way and arrive back at my house around 630 soaking wet. shitty but kinda fun anyhow. another good ride, this is becoming some sort of weird habit. i gotta get a beer. later, dan