Monday, March 30, 2009

Worms and guts

With the wife and kids off to church I hit the roads, Thick fog and a cool mist, the warming temps had the roads filled with worms and squished frogs, one sure sign of spring is when the peepers start peeping. I like riding in a light rain. with the thin tires and chipped road, little to no need for fenders, glasses were useless within the first 100 yards, as the fog stuck to the outside, covered only about 25 miles, legs were quite heavy from previous weeks efforts, but eventually came around.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Going down

Took this shortly after the downhill picture below, I was going to just take a picture, but the video came on. Well might as well ride it out.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This grass looks a little greener than it is. I have noticed some leaf buds about to blossum. I just want to turn the heat off.


I was given a copy of the three disc show from 3/6/2009 at the Hampton Colesium. I don't get out much anymore and for the most part don't really think concert tickets are worth their price. but the music, how many bands play three hours of music at every show? Not flawless, but the jazzy duo of page and trey, with the rythm and funk from mike and john, makes for music that hits hard. Sometimes the lyrics and almost nerdy inside stuff interfers with the pure musical talent that is.

late note.. looking at the setlist it is four hours of music. I am just curious what a typical concert is in length. late late edit. The sound of the video is not good, but the cds were order from Live, and the sound is excellent.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

cycling tip # 8

Commuting is tough. The tip is, pick good routes.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thursdays are tough

Up late, out run, or overdone. Trying to figure out why my sluggishness is lasting so long. Good group ride out to Marsh. Streaks of full throttle. Riding the flat pave back to victory was tough spin spin coast, was the game as the geared guys upped the anty, the 32X19 spun out quick.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Did also watch some college bb. Big East was interesting.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Weekend review

Did a shift at the bike shop. Had some pizza with fam. Drank a few beers. Rode the 'ryan' on sunday. Went home threw some baseball with the boy. played sorry with the girl and boy. watched a little flyers. drank a couple of beers, watched the end of Paris-Nice( wish I could have seen Saturdays). Put the kids to bed. Bottled 5 gals of cider, drank a quart of cider, hit the hay.

Friday, March 13, 2009

What I am miss'n

MC - The past couple of weeks I read his ride reports from last year, pretty much book worthy stuff. Great pictures too especially the CDT.

I have mentally plotted some schemes to do some overnights on the Horse shoe. It would be a great adventure taker ride/race. Valley forge to Harrisburg.

HS Trail

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Is it Wednesday again

let's just forget about last week. Here is a recap...six inches of snow, relay, bonfire, beer, almost turned into a 12 hour event. Headed back to the cars via a busy road, I hit a block of ice that fell off a wheel well of a truck. Can't remember a thing from the crash. I know I hit the right side of my chin and my cheek. As chris tucker would say "you got knocked the $%^# out!". So I am lucky I had friends to scoop me off the road and put me back on my bike.
So onto this week. The Snow melted, it was 60 degrees this weekend. Here is today's dialogue about tonights ride. Follow you will not unless you ride with us and even then most don't have a clue.

CH: Are you gonna be riding tonight? I will be on a shortened timeline. I am thinking about starting at the covered bridge and meeting you guys somewhere along the way. Let me know what your proposed route will be so I can meet up…

Me: Yeah, not sure how sloppy it will be. If the trails are bad, I was thinking of possibly climbing the orchard and go down that “great road” you and I did. That said, for the start, I was thinking of the Campground loop. Climb driveway, head toward Skelp level rd. Cross the road, do that section high above the railbed. Climb up to the neighborhood, and cut into the camp loop, Possible do the wood chip down and back around. Then climb up down up to the back entrance to skelp level loop, roll skelp clockwise, shoot down and either go to the orchard or just to sawmill. Follow? ?

CH: Yep, I follow. I will probably start around the same time you guys do, maybe a little earlier. So I suspect I will meet up with you somewhere around the neighborhood/camp loop. See you out there

CH: The more I think about it, it may be closer to skelp when we meet. I guess it depends on how much of the middle I ride before I head that way. Whatever…I’ll see you eventually…

....And so it goes

Friday, March 6, 2009

Philly week

No not the cycling, the other past time.

P.S. Got to see a good show last night at "the Note" in W.C. Nice new touch to the town. The Bands were great, headliner the Whigs rocked it! Three man band had the music ringing loud. The Singer nearly took himself out while seducing his amp. Bassist was steady and rocking and Drummer banged fast and loud the hole time.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Philo Sophia

"Love of Wisdom"
my thought is.... Have lots of wants, but little needs.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Of course it was no match.
Here is the pitch speed machine. I bet pop. I could hit 70 with the baseball. Only one chance. I hit 62mph. but the ball was a fake hardball.

beer making

dead meat

Venision leg, Steaks and Chip Steak

Oma, kids and Big Ben