Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Bare with me, things are gonna be a little slow for awhile. I did get out for an hour and a half with Tbone last night. Otherwise, the DJ has seen the most of my odd hours. I'll resist letting this site degenerate into a home improvement episode. It still says Riding n stuff somewhere up there, so check back in a few weeks.
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
You know how it is. First warm days of the year and your legs just want to go. I ditched the winter gear for 4 more teeth and found a new sensation of speed. My miles for this year have been nil. Unless you consider BMX laps and a couple MTB snow rides as mileage. And before yesterday it was 3 full weeks since I've even touched a bike. Today was short but it felt good. Gotta enjoy it, by the weekend my time will be saturated with painting, flooring and fixing God knows what else I'll find. I don't close until Wednesday but I've already got tenants interested. Racing wasn't in the cards this year but T may have talked me into hitting 8, maybe 9. "Training" will be spotty at best. According to this guy, all he did last year was drink beer and race CR. That might be my plan. Could less be more?
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Or not. After a 38 hour long Saturday mixed up with daylight savings, I ended up sleeping off some jetlag this morning. For the first time in 5 years I missed the Redline Cup weekend. I was working on Tbone time today as he dragged me out for 50+ miles in the afternoon. A sign of things to come? Reality is, I've got a pretty full plate ahead of myself this year and racing may have to become a side dish for awhile. I'm OK. Are you OK? Just enjoy the weather. Carlos- You're in>>>.
Yesterday, I finally returned home. It was a long but phenomenal trip. I want to thank Hayes Bicycle Group, Asahi Spoke and Ron McAdams for granting me the opportunity to visit the great country of Japan. I've learned many things and made some great friends along the way. It was a very valuable experience that I will always treasure.
Friday, March 09, 2007
This was the icing on the cake. One of the objectives I'd hoped to accomplish on this trip. Thank you to Agata-san(above) and Kaji-san of Asahi for the trip to the Kishiwada Keirin today. The races are short(600m) and are only every half hour or so, but it was exciting and something I'm very happy I got the chance to experience.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
During the week, the folks at Asahi do a pretty good job keeping me busy. So this weekend I took full advantage of taking in some sight seeing.
Afterwards, we had lunch at the very prominent Nara Hotel before visiting Isuien Garden.
On Saturday my lovely guide, Akiko, had arranged for us to tour Osaka Castle.