Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Anyway, here's to having me back. Thanks for the applause. A couple of things to go over first. One, I'm trying to develop a way to keep me on a better schedule for writing these damn things. Although I am known to bitch and moan I do actually enjoy writing and it's one of those things that if you do more of it the better you will become. I spend much of my days pouring over training files full of squiggly lines and wading through excuses of missed intervals and forgotten items that would prevent said persons from completing tasks laid before them. I have to be careful of who reads this blog now, since the days of people not having computers and never hearing the words "surf the web" are very distant. Man those last few sentences got a little crazy, 'cuse me. I spend most, if not all of my working day sitting in front of a computer so when I have a chance not to do that I try not to. Thus, blog writing has taken a back seat.
If I'm not very careful this post will last forever. Let me do a quick recap of the year so far. I decided to race bike again. And not just mountain bikes but road and cyclocross bikes too. I set out to compete in several national level races and came away with some solid results. Don't get me wrong I'm proud of what I did this year but I know the level of commitment and dedication you have to have in order to get "good" results. I have not done this....yet. Once I see a direct correlation from what I'm putting into the racing to the finishes I'm getting out of it I'll be a happy man. However, on the flip side, I'm probably having way more fun racing my bike than I ever have before. The pressure of performing good enough to be on a big team is off and now I can just focus on having clean races.
Right now I'm gearing up for cyclocross season and while training and preparing myself for that I'm trying to think of ways to market myself better. I've done the whole twitter thing and that's pretty fun as silly as it can be but I really want to show people I care. That's kind of where this whole blog writing thing came back. If I can sit down long enough to get some musings and comments down on paper, or in this case electronic letters, then I can start to build something that actually carries some weight behind it. I know I usually drop you off on the edge of a cliff for several months but this might actually trigger something in me to keep going.
Sorry I'll have to keep you waiting till then. Too sleepy right now.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
You know when I was growing up, I never thought I would sit down and type out these blogs. I hated writing, absolutely hated it. I'd rather Mom run her finger nails down the chalk board than have to sit down and actually compose something. Well, that is if you consider this writing. It is in a sense but at the same time since our world is so revolved around technology I feel like I should pick up a paper and blow the dust off a pen and sit down and write it out. But then who would really read it? Would I actually take the time to sit down and type out what I have written, would I keep a diary so that when I grow old someone could see what thoughts were running through my head, or would I just keep my thoughts to myself as man I had some crazy ideas.
But I digress, let's cut to the chase. What is the purpose of this blog? To be perfectly honest, I have no idea. That's probably why I haven't written anything on it for quite some time. I first started it as a way to tell people about my racing. Not sure who that would be since I called my parents every weekend. For a long time I didn't talk about training or what I was doing because I didn't want other to gain an advantage over me so I switched to talking about day to day life. When I traveled overseas and raced it was an easy way to hit a bunch of people with the same story saving me bottles and bottles of Bengay for my fingers. Then the stimulus stopped, I quit racing bikes and vowed never to return. The blog pretty much dropped off the deep end after that. Save for one or two quick posts. But again, why was I even writing about my day to day life? I don't think it's much more interesting than an average person.
So sorry about all that soppy history stuff, just had to get that off my chest. I'm slowly developing a new theme to the blog. Well, not so much as a theme but a purpose. There are several types of mass communication these days. I needn't tell you which ones I'm talking about. The sad thing is that all of these communications are taking away from good old description. Twitter is great and all for measuring the amount of people you can reach with a simple blurb but there is something to be said for sitting down and composing a story or a jumble of thoughts or a bloggg.
Which leads me into my next comment. I got to thinking the other day and discovered that I have been handed a golden opportunity. I am going to pick up that mountain bike and start riding it around in circles with other people as fast as I can. I have slowly been adding supporters to my list and hopefully will announce that soon. But for now know that I'm going to continue writing as if I was by myself and that I'm back in more ways than one.
Enjoy some moto vids.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Dano spear headed another Ally Cat that's going off tonight. If you happen to see this today, come on down to the 828 and join in. Five buck cover and entertainment that's priceless.
I spent most of last weekend helping out the college cycling team crush at Mars Hills. It was a long weekend but pretty fun. There was some good results across the board. It's funny, seems like I should start racing again just because that will make me quit talking smack on people....haha.
I hope I'm still trying to catch up on sleep from the weekend as my motivation is pretty low, any bike I have is not that appealing to me. Hopefully it will come around.
Funny, who thought that a full time job is actually full time? I love working at CTS but it's a little different than going to class and just kickin' it for the rest of the day.
Seems like I'm getting writer's block worse and worse, I used to be able to just go off on something and spend a whole blog about it. Haha, it's transformed into more of a stream of thoughts, none of it really good. I could talk about bikes or work or things that happened to me today but do people really like reading that? I guess I do since I do it all the time. I swear I spend more time thinking about the audience that reads (or could read) my blog than actually writing anything useful.
Two more thoughts before I leave for another long period. Andy sighted the McRib. Be warned.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The athletes don't get here until mid day tomorrow and it will be full on from there. Three days of intense training to help these people prepare for the Ironman.
But anyway, I'm getting some good hang out time at the house. And some thinking time too. I know I'll sound like a broken record that's been drinking some kool aid but different sports are interesting. Different sets of challenges.
Also been thinking about next year...
That's all for now I guess. Apparently I do this a lot but I mostly wrote this post to add this movie. If James Stewart ever needs a second job I think he could be a mail man cause he's hauling it.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I finished up my internship at Carmichael Training Systems and I applied for a job as a cycling coach. Pretty fun stuff, I spent three days last week in Colorado Springs as part of the interviewing process.
Glad to have that behind me I've turned my attention to finishing school and hangout seshes. Things have been good, I've finally been able get out on the bike a time or two and there might be a possibility that I come out of retirement this weekend. So if you're in the 828 you should swing by...
I really should add some sweet pics to this post but I'm typing on my iPod which is proving to be more than difficult than it looks. And I just lost the Internet soo yeah.