Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ireland and Other Events

Well, I'm not going to post any pics. Just want to say I had a fine time in Ireland, didn't drink as much as I might, being as I was the designated driver for the duration. I made up for it in pastries and cookies! That's all I ate between breakfast and dinner, washed down with tea or coffee, of course.
My sister and her husband had a slide show on Sunday evening, of their trip to India.

November 28th,

Well, a week later I discover this draft post!!! Happy Thanksgiving ;-)

Yes, my sister and her husband went to an Orphanage in India and spent 3 weeks cleaning it up and bought bedding and replaced windows with money they raised at their church in Ireland. Really cool gesture and an adventure for them too.

We then had a great turnout for the Thanksgiving day ride to benefit Northwest Harvest, with donations totalling $1,500 when all is said and done. Thanks to all who came and donated.

I took a day off work today, as I had two dentist visits to do, I had my crown put in this afternoon. First I went to the Orthodontist and discovered how much that treatment costs! more than my TT bike cost .... and she wants me to wear braces for 2 1/2 years. I do think I need to do it, as it will pay off in the long term, at least I hope.

I'm going to Portland this weekend to watch the US GP cross races, and help Gavin Mannion with anything he needs for the race. I raced with his dad in Ireland in the 80s, before he emirgrated to Boston. Gavin is 3rd overall in the Junior series heading into this weekend, chasing our own NW starlet, Steve Fischer.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007


I just want to tell everyone that has a CycloCross bike to appreciate what pnwbuckeye is doing for you this weekend and go out and RACE the Washington State CycloCross Champs as hard as you can.
You see, after suffering their first loss of the season last weekend, the Ohio State Buckeyes football team is playing a must win game (against the hated Michigan Wolverines) to get to the Rose Bowl, and their #1 fan is promoting a bike race for YOU!
So, go out there , have fun, and thank Joe for putting on great bike races. I would go but I will be on the other side of the world, visiting the old country (After last years efforts, there's no limits to how far I'd go to avoid a 'cross race).

Have fun, race hard and wear speedo's! and maybe gold body paint?


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Good Weekend of Training

We had a dry weekend in Seattle, a rarity for November. As Stoked was out of town I got a long ride in on Sat, and another good ride in today.
We had This Guy and This guy on our ride, they ride on this guys Team. It was windy, and we rode across the Lowell Snohomish rd, the first guy tore our legs off, he was on his race bike, mind you.
After the ride I put new chains on both our bikes, hope they work ok! I also discovered we both, especially me, need new pulley wheels on our derailleurs.


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Breaking News

Stangelator posted to his Blog Enjoy, and let's take bets on when his next post will be!

I did the Cycle U 10k computrainer TT tonight, I forgot how to suffer, and got spanked, by a non racer, at least I think he is. He should be racing if he can do a 14.55 for that 10k! I did 15.11, only 8 secs off my best last March!

I will wear Axley (or Ginny) on my jersey for at least one race next year if Pruitt can break 15 mins!


Monday, November 05, 2007

Thanksgiving Day Benefit Ride

Thanksgiving Ride to Benefit NW Harvest *
For at least the fifth consecutive year, members of the Seattle bike racing community will gather on Thanksgiving morning for a ride to benefit Northwest Harvest. Thanks to the generosity of local cyclists, this ride raises more than $500 each year for local food banks. The minimum suggested donation for the ride is $5 per rider. Riders will gather at 9:15 in the Leschi neighborhood for a social-paced ride around the south end of Lake Washington, departing at 9:30

Be there or be square.....or too round after dinner!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Gossip Column

She was 12 when he won his first tour?

Ashley Olsen dating Lance Armstong?
Actress Ashley Olsen is reported to be dating former Tour de France winner Lance Armstong.
According to US reports, the pair were spotted socialising together twice this week.
People magazine reports that the 21-year-old actress was seen with the 36-year-old cyclist at the Rose Bar in the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York on Monday night.
A source told the magazine: : "Lance was hanging with her, definitely. [Olsen] was very flirtatious, and was sitting on his lap."
The pair were also reportedly spotted at the Waverly Inn restaurant in New York on Wednesday night.