Monday, April 23, 2007


Yesterday Tbone and I hit up the Kettles. First time this season and good times as usual. Half way through we ran into Duckett and Matt G, rode the connector back with those guys. Last few miles of Emma, Matt and I opened it up a bit, felt good to shake the cobwebs out.
Sunburn is back in session!

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Wasn't sure what I was gonna do this morning until I left.

The Doc ride was an easy seduction.

On the way out I came upon this guy, defecting his socialist homeland to enjoy the land of progressive capitalism, urban sprawl and McMansions, that is the LC.

Feeling ill didn't slow this guy down much either. Him and B.Lund kept it in front all day.

Good ride. Afterwards I soloed north for about 50 more. Running on last nights burrito and jelly beans, I figured it'd be best to fuel up before taking on the Holy Hills and headwind home. Tanlines are back in session!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sunday, April 15, 2007


Simple plan. Roll out of Delafield, through the SKM with Tbone and Carlos. Whitewater for coffee(Alterra, of course), then figure out the rest from there. We decided to head north on D past Helenville. Then Bakertown Rd. east to some other roads basically paralleling I94. Hit the Loaf & Jug for sandwiches before splitting home. Clicked off about 75, T a little less and Carlos taking the cake riding in from Waukesha. Spring is finally back!

Thursday, April 12, 2007


Why do we choose to live here?

Monday, April 09, 2007


Just not on the bike. Floors are shiny, doors are new, paints on the walls, Colorado's in the air, work is crazy. Whats new? Come May 1 I'll welcome Mr. and Mrs. Iguana to the Casa de Ronsta Elite Training Compound located in beautiful downtown Waukesha. Chances are Carlos'll be pullin' my ass around the dirt circuit this year. Word is I'm in for all 12. Guess I should get a new ride together. Tomorrows Tuesday and if you haven't been there, be there, 5p.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Sunday, April 01, 2007


Woke up to a promising morning. 80 mile Whitewater loop on the fixed sounded like a plan. 1:15 in the weather threw a wrench in the plans. Facing a headwind induced stinging rain, it wasn't gonna happen today. Cut short, the tailwind was nice but also meant the rain would join me for the ride home. The dropping temps numbed my arms and brought peace to my decision. 40 is still better than nothing. It was a nice reminder Spring is here.

On a lighter note, my *lovely guide* from Japan, Akiko, sent me a bunch of pictures from the bicycle museum in Sakai City near Shimano. It just reopened today(yesterday) after remodeling. Anyone recognize any of these?

Arigato gozaimasu Akiko!