Thursday, October 23, 2008


It looks like Astoria is where THE party of the weekend will be ( yes Jamie even bigger than yours!).
Have you seen those Cross Crusaders Party? Here's the "menu" from Brad, I'm sure there will be something stronger too, if you so desire.

Now on to the real important business. BEER. I'm bringing 45 cases ofPortland Brewing beer for prizes for the last two weeks. Also, we have four kegs for the Saturday night bonfire, and there'll be a beer garden all day Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sunny Saturday

I did the Excel, Marymoor ride today, just 5 of us. Went up novelty hill and north on snoq valley to lost lake and woodilville.
I got this afternoon and did not go to the gym. Washed the burner plates on the stove, though while Stoked salved in the garden. Spent some time on Bebo networking site
too :-)

I also got the first of my 2009 Z Team Clothing!! How many of you can say that? and there should be more on the way soon, just got a skinsuit and arm warmers today, Louis Garneau...very nice.

Tandem ride in store tomorrow! Weather looks like it will hold up.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Day off Work!

I have a day off! I worked last Saturday, though.

Time for a bike ride!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Saturday Ride

I did the First Rate Mortgage team ride today, they are so nice to let me ride with them even though I am no lomger on the Team. They are nice about it too, thanks guys.

We rode across I-90 to Newport Way-Issaquah (where Salmon Days made it crazy!) Issaquah-Hobart, Cedar Grove Rd and back the Cedar River trail to Renton and up the west side of the lake.

There are still some guys who need to back off the intensity for this time of year, it's ok to go hard up a hill of for a sprint, but you need to limit the intensity for a few months and recover, or build endurance if you have nothiing to recover from.

That said, it was a good ride, despite the fact that Stoked could only ride to Leschi and back, still suffering the effects of a lingering cold.

Tomorrow I get to ride with my only Seattle teammate!

I have been following what is looking like a very intense race at the Furnace Creek 508 between two time defending champion Michael Emde, from Spokane and Kevin McNulty from Ramona, California. After 253 miles only 1 minute seperated them!