Saturday, May 29, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


And the kids never rest. Gun Show's in full swing!


Congrats Chudy!

Monday, May 24, 2010


No excuses, its gonna be a hot one!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Ramble Ride, Memorial Day
Get your gravel on!

A few updates from last years,

-Ride will start from my place, 9am. If you don't know, find someone who does.

-We're reversing the route from last year. So if you planned to ride in from MKE, you won't be able to hook up with us. Either leave early and bail near the end or plan for a good day of bonus miles.

-Mountain stage/ DFL bonus- The only substantial climb of the route is on the LC trail at Pewaukee Lake. Upon cresting the climb, everyone will have to dismount and heckle those coming up behind them. The last one up gets a big push and continues down the backside of the hill. This'll keep the group from stringing out.

-If we run across a Parade we'll stop and enjoy it.

-Being Memorial Day, we'll exercise a 'Ride of Silence' along the 1 mile stretch of New Berlin trail between Sunnyslope & Moorland as it passes Veterans Park.

-Post ride- Brats, Blatz and Bocce ball at my place. Everyone's welcome to bring a dish to pass as well!

Plan for an all day event. Bring a 'cross, touring or lightly treaded MTB. We'll be riding all kinds of terrain- gravel, singletrack and even Milwaukee county roads, so a fancy road bike won't cut it. The pace won't be fast but may be steady at times, dress comfortably for a long day. Email me with questions.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Good day to ride out to Madison & back.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Great weekend, great racing and great friends. What its all about.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Gun Show tonight, Bone Ride tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010



The weather had us on the fence, but since Brandon and Nathan came to town, we couldn't let them down(sorry Rick). Brandon made the shortened route a work out for Nate and I while Maciej and Andrew hung back with Kate & Carlos. Casa del Rio with some of the W&S crew rounded out the night. Hopefully better weather next week..

Monday, May 10, 2010


Hopefully the rain holds off, or gets out early. Rumor is there's some horsepower on tap! Same time, same place. 6pm.

Friday, May 07, 2010


It's coming up, May 31st! Plan for a day of adventure, fun and Blatz. Details to come!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


The warmer the weather the bigger the guns! Snap, krackle, POP! I dangled off the driving break half way through the ride while Joe, Brandon & Maciej drove the pace into oblivion. Waited on Mill for the chase group with Greg and rolled in spent. As always, Blatz was enjoyed and the pizza was well earned. What doesn't kill you, makes you faster. That's how we roll.

See ya next week!

Monday, May 03, 2010


After one of the sweetest sunset rides I can remember, my frame was silently pronounced deceased Saturday after the discovery of a fatal chainstay crack during late night race prep. Maybe I jinxed myself. I will say I learned so much and accomplished more than I ever dreamed possible through the experiences with this bike. Even the failure itself is part of the learning process. I'm at a bit of a cross roads now. Or maybe its just the push I need. One things for certain though..

This was not the hot set up Sunday. (photo:Brittany)

Still, it was a fun day with friends. And remember folks, Its almost Tuesday already. Gun Show V goes down tomorrow. Get your vengeance!