Thursday, October 7, 2010

Twins Game

I actually watched part of the twins game last night. I guess I was compelled due to the fact that I had gone to a game last Saturday in the corporate seats. Olgacita likes to cheer for the beaners. I noticed the only people of color at Target Field are on the field. What a lily white Minnesota Nice crowd, boring!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Gravel Crushed Me

Bryan Joas and I decided to give the Almanzo 100 gravel ride/race a try. We had said we were just going to take it easy and pace ourselves. Well, we staged in the back and looked at each other and said, let's move up. So we got ourselves up front, Mark Kowalwi, Keith Bianchi and others were up there. We took off, and boys being boys, we were right up in the mix. We hadn't gone very far when we hit a fast downhill, I don't remember exactly what happened, I vaguely remember at the bottom having too much speed, I don't know if the guy in front of me, hit his brakes but I do remember hitting mine and not stopping, I think I bounced off and went down HARD. Bryan was behind me and he said he saw Tom Boonen flying through the air.

When the dust settled I remember wandering around and talking to the ambulance people, Bryan said I'd need stitches on my forearm and someone said they thought I broke my collarbone. I couldn't remember anything and the ambulance people were concerned. So I got an ambulance ride to the emergency room in Rochester MN. They strapped me down because of the neck, shoulder pain and the absolute lack of memory. I was hallucinating that I was at work and late on an assignment. They tried putting an IV in me on the bumpy roads, and I swung my arm all over, no frickin way. They weren't going to give me morphine or anti-biotics so I didn't want it. I absolutely could not stand having my head strapped down and tryed to con Cheryl (ambulance lady) into taking it off, she just loosened it a tad.

They did a CT scan and x-rays. There was no brain bleeding and the spine was ok. I just had a pretty good concussion. Nothing broke, although they did notice the arthritis in my shoulder from an earlier crash! So it was off to stitch my arm up and wound cleanup.

I have "gravel" rash from my head to my toe on the right side. I guess my helmet cracked, and they cut my kit off of me, so the fake Tommeke Skibby Boom Boom Boonen days are over. I am going to take some time off to let my head heel, and I may not do any more mass start type racing. I'm too old for this shit. I'm going to focus on just riding my bike, I can never quit that, and maybe do some tt's and pursuits on the track.

The Almanzo 100 itself was well organized and a very cool event. I will be back next year, but I will have training wheels on my bike and I'm going to be in the back, riding a leisurely pace. CHEERS!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday Night Ride

Spotted outside of Punch Pizza Tuesday night, the SpeedFix bike fleet was there, but only one of their riders showed up. Krotchchek and his pole smoking bandana the only one representing Zebra stripes!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Can't Make it Up

Spotted at a local bike shop the other day, Specialized new version of the Tarmac the Special Ed

Sunday, February 7, 2010


First the good news. Had an awesome weekend, the past week at work was not the best and I've been very crabby. Had Friday off, ran errands, hit the library (needed some new picture books) and got in vo2 intervals on the trainer.

Saturday AM: Spent too much time on the can and got a late start to head down and meet the 318'ers, spent most of the morning riding by myself, but got in 3 good hours. Team Basketball pictures and then my team played the best game they've played all year. 61-20! We are now 4-1. Unfortunately Skibby Jr has been very sick so he missed the game, but we've still got a lot of season left.

Sunday AM: made it to the Flanders Lake Harriet Bandshell ride, almost in time, but caught them on the trail. One month ago, Jordo and I dropped Jimmer like a bad habit, should've attacked him then, now that he's been riding, he put the hurt on me as usual. Great seeing Jim Crue, Jack Stack and Adam G. Coffee afterwards hit the spot, then rode home to complete 3.5 hours in the saddle. Washed the cars, then watched the Super Bowl with Olgacita. It was a good game, took a shower at half time after watching em bring the Who on the stage with walkers and pumping them full of geritol. I LOVED the Who 30 years ago, but come on, they are so far past their prime, would you wanna watch Terry Bradshaw or Fran Tarkenton play football now at their age? I think the NFL response to Janet Jacksons wardrobe malfunction has been lame. Bring out that Lady GaGa or JayZee or something, entertain us! Trotting out old white guys every year is so conservative, like Chilly the Secret squirrels coaching. Which reminds me, yesterday on my ride I saw a squirrel jump off of a two story building and soar into a snowbank. at first I though it was a flying squirrel but it didn't have on the little aviation helmet or goggles and Bullwinkle wasn't around, so it was just a squirrel with good hops.

Lastly, the sad news is the passing away of Franco Ballerini. Loved watching him on the mapei classic team, and his leadership of the Italian team was crucial for Cipollini and Bettini in winning world championships. condoglianze

Friday, February 5, 2010


I've been saying it for years, this is what we need at the NSC Velodrome!
photo lifted from pezcyclingnews

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


t's so simple to look at every little thing i do wrong
it's so simple to overlook every little thing i do right
i think too much i feed too much im gone too much
i bike too much i snore too much im blowin too much,
i ate too much im way too much too stuck up

you're probably right this time
but i dont want to listen
you're probably this time
but i dont even care

i dream too much i think too much i step too much
those things too much
i am too much im pissed too muchi need too muchi kinda want to throw!!

you're probably right this time
but i dont want to listen
you're probably this time
but i dont even care

and if it was mine to say, i wouldn't say it
and if it was mine to say, i wouldn't speak

you're probably right this time
but i dont want to listen
you're probably this time
but i dont even care
and if it was mine to say, i wouldn't say it
and if it was mine to say, i wouldn't speak

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Respect the Cankles!

lifted from

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010