Tag Archives: life

Too Much Too Little

5 Aug

Too much work. Too many car problems. Too much yard and house work. Too many jobs. Too many irons in the fire. Too much responsibility.

Too little time. Too few family moments. Too little Tasha time. Too few bike rides. Too few hands. Too few of me. Too little down time and too little me time.

But surprisingly, just the right amount of life and fun. Things are good.

I’m busier than I’ve ever been in my life and certain things (biking, blogging, reading, cooking, pilates, genealogy, etc.) are quickly taking a back seat to other things.

I’m not sure about Leadville or anything else right now. I hope to make it but not having biked but once in the last 2 weeks I’m not expecting much if I decide to line up. Hopefully, I’ll be there and be extra rested and recovered because I really want to kick Kenny’s ass.

Dude, what gear you running?

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My Guitar Hero

22 May

Fighting for Susan

4 May

I had all kinds of things to write about today but they all seem so trivial. Don’t go check out Fatty’s post unless you have several hours to cry and wrestle with your feelings. I had no idea I was such a crybaby. I liked Bob’s idea about posting a pic of the “Pink Jersey” and letting it speak for itself.

Coffee With Jesus Part 2

26 Dec

I’m still trying to catch up. This should be my last day-behind post.

I think our girls officially hate their parents. Tasha and I yanked ’em outta bed at 5 a.m. a 2nd day in a row to go brew coffee. This time on Christmas day no less. Sweet revenge for all the years they’ve got us up at some ridiculous hour to open presents. I’ve got to hand it to them they didn’t complain too much and were super troopers. I think they actually liked it. Kendra can also mix up a mean batch of pudding and fruit. If that’s what you’re into. I’m not.

I didn’t get a single bike related gift for Christmas. A bit unusual but not at all disappointing. I did however, get a boat-load of kitchen gadgets and cooking implements. I do love to cook. Speaking of cooking you should check out Tony Bourdain, he is to cooking what Bob Roll is to cycling. I’ll get into that in a future post. I also got a Flip Video recorder. Hence, the video today. No one will ever want to ride with me again.

I got Tasha her very own cycling jacket so she doesn’t have to wear my stuff anymore. A nice little Pearl Izumi number. You know your girl is serious about biking when she gets excited about a cycling jacket. I must say she looks absolutely stunning in it.

Zero complaints about Christmas from me this year. It was perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing.

P.S. I couldn’t get the liability forms signed so no compromising Christmas Eve video.

Finding My Religion

30 Nov

Rick S. wrote about his failed attempt at weight loss the other day. Fatty started an enormous web community around his obsession with losing some pounds. I’m pretty sure that dieting is one of the only things people fail at over and over throughout their lives yet continue to try anyway. Well, maybe marriage can be added to the short list.

Anyway, why is fat loss so hard? Why do so many try and fail? Oh ye of little faith I think I found the answer. As a bonus I may have found myself a new religion.

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My parents would be so proud. Wait, maybe this isn’t the religion they want me to come back to. I drive by this building everyday on the way to work in downtown Midvale, yes, Midvale has a downtown. A thriving, vibrant downtown with its own museum even, multiple restaurants, bars, businesses and now a new church.

I’ve noticed people working on this building for the last few months and have been curious as to what new business was going to open. They just plastered these signs on the windows a couple days ago. I can only guess how they’ll meld faith and fat loss. Replace the pews with treadmills? What ever will the Pastor wear?

Gooseberry 100k

20 Nov

That’s right. I’ve pieced together 100k of trails on and around Gooseberry Mesa. A great way to start the new year. I’m planning on driving down Friday the 18th of January 2008 and camping out on the overlook just past the windmill.

I’ll be rolling/hiking off the mesa @ 9:00 am on Saturday the 19th. That should give you enough time to get there if you are staying in St. George or Hurricane to avoid camping in the cold. Plan on 50-55 degrees during the day with low 30’s overnight.

The planned route drops off the North side of the mesa and heads (10mi) over towards the Rim/Jem/Gould loop (22 mi) which we’ll do and then go back towards Grafton. Then it’s time for the grunt up the steep scenic byway to the Goose cattle guard and back onto the mesa for a loop around Gooseberry and finishing at the overlook.

Total distance is about 65mi and should take 6-7 hours to complete. I plan on having a topo map with mileage and elevation up on the blog soon so check back for more details. Ill provide post-ride beverages for everyone who participates. If you’re interested let me know so I can get a head count.