Tuesday, December 30, 2008

At Long Last

Finally, after like three days on the phone and several attempts we have fixed the home wireless system so I can surf from my room instead of walking up all those freaking stairs and getting on the home computer. I am very happy.

I'm so happy that I posted two blogs today. Not really though. The first blog is from a few days ago when I couldn't post it, but if you had read that one then you would know that wouldn't you.

Well, I have some bad news for my friends in the awesome 828, I will not be participating in the Molester this year. I was hoping to but I had an offer that I could not refuse. Sorry bros, nothing personal.

So what is this alternative action? Why a New Year midnight urban ride in the ATL. Yes, me and the infamous Michael Cummings are going to celebrating the new year in downtown. It will be sick. I did get a new camera (I might have already mentioned this but) so I should be taking some pictures and posting them. Theoretically, that is.

I almost forgot to tell you about my awesome ride today. Since I did a good three hour ride yesterday (and found a new gravel climb) I was going to do a easy two hour spin to loosen the legs a bit. I rode out about ten minuets down the road and met up with a dog running beside me. Always one to race, I dropped a few gears and sped up. The dog was doing pretty good and kept up until for some reason it decided that it would be much better to run on the road instead of the soft, grassy shoulder. In the process that figured out how to change its trajectory it must have forgotten that I was in the middle of the road. The dog turned right into my front wheel causing me to go from 25mph to 0 in the span of five feet. As the dog ran off, I almost got run over by a car who didn't bother to stop or slow down as it whizzed by inches from my head.

So after some guys across the road came over to help me out I rode back to my house with some difficulty. The end result is a trashed right shifter, some road rash, a busted gel in my pocket, and some seriously bruised ego. I will never, ever race a dog on the side of the road again.

Everything is good now, but I'll definitely feel it tomorrow on a wicked long ride tomorrow at Fort Yargo.

Well, I'm signing off for now, but watch out for those sneaky dogs and those clever Brevard area senior citizens, and eat lots of ketchup. It's good for you.


Speed Up to Catch Up

So, it’s been a while since we’ve met.

Well, not really. Considering that I can’t see you or that you can see me but you understand. Much of interest has happened in the time from my last post. I went home. That was a task in itself because the roads were very, very wet. And uh…I’ve been hanging out with the parents for the past few days. Somewhere along the way I managed to pick up some virus and it held me up for a couple of days. I didn’t really get sick but it was other “stuff”. We’ll leave it at that. Nasty.

In the meantime, I washed my bikes and rode them a bit here and there. I was hoping to be pumping out miles and hours on the road bike but I’m stuck taking care of Mom after she recovers from her foot surgery. Yes, she has these things called bunions and they are not cool because they make the ball of your foot swell up and stick out. Mom is now bunion free.

I’m writing this on Christmas day, rather the night after Christmas. I probably won’t be able to post this for a while because I haven’t got the home wireless working yet so this blog (on my laptop) will be posted when I get service on this thing. I got some good stuff for Christmas, nothing too big except for a new camera that I didn’t really ask for but got so I guess I’ll have to start putting it to good use.

In my spare time I’ve been thinking about the upcoming year. Trying to figure out how to pay for all this travel and racing that I’m planning to do and all the stuff I still need to do.

Well that’s all I can think of right now, I’ll probably write more after this weekend. It should be good.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

The News

To make up for the last blog, I’ve got some good news.

I’m announcing the formation of my new team. This is not the actually the team I’m going to be racing for but more the one I’m going to be leading. Tristan Cowie Racing (T. C. R.) is a small group of hand selected riders than will use exclusive equipment from sponsors that are yet to be announced.

I will announce the team riders at a later date. And final info and race dates will be announced as soon as I can get some more time on my hands.

We have T-shirts.

We rule.

Friday, December 12, 2008


I should probably start this off on a higher note because I'm about to be really complaining. I've still been not writing my blogs because I suck and I'm really lazy. I'm so lazy I'm skipping eating food to study and write this blog. Not really. Eating would be soooo much better than what I'm doing right now.

I could go into details on the paper I'm writing but you really don't want to know about. Whatever. I'm going to start complaining.

In my several hours of surfing the web every day, I was perusing a fellow racers blog. In it he was talking about the race he was promoting. He named a few people who had agreed to show up and throw down. I told him that I was going to show and hopefully make things interesting. Well, he named off some favorites in this blog and he didn't even mention me. Punk. He put down "*********" and the "******" team and even some dude named "***** *****". Let me first say that I'm not trying to say that I'm really fast or whatever, but I'd like to think that I'm decently fast. But he had the nerve to list "*********" and not me.

Let me just say that I'm tried to getting beat by certain people and next year those people need to watch out because I'm bringing the rain.

I'm out.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Old smelly stuff

Here's something sweet that my parents took while at Collegiate Nats.
Enjoy. I'm working on up loading some more pictures too.

Have a nice day.

And don't forget to eat your porridge Charlie.