Monday, November 27, 2006


Sunday was stupid. I should have just stayed in the garage and built bikes. But noooo, I gotta go ride. Of course I didn't want to ride alone so I text messaged O-Dogg to meet up. He accepted and my day was about to turn to shit. With the temperature about 38 degrees and the wind wipping at 20-30 mph I kitted up and rode downtown to meet Omer. I won't get into details about the ride but Omer's built for flat, windy riding and let's just say that I'm not. After 3.5 hours of wind and rain I got home and for some reason I've been in a pissy mood ever since. I think that ride broke me. Stupid bike. I'm moving to California.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Next Stop: Pro Tour

Well not quite but it is the next step for Lake Washinton Velo and world domination:

Todd Herriott Joins Hagens Berman Cycling Team as Director

November 22, 2006 – The Lake Washington Velo Cycling Club is taking another big step in solidifying itself as the premier amateur development team in the Nation with the announcement of Todd Herriot as the Director Sportif. Todd comes to the team with several years on the NRC circuit as a member of the Colavita/Sutter Home and Healthnet programs along with a background as a strength and conditioning coach. "With the increased support from our sponsor Hagens Berman we were able to bring in a great talent and mentor like Todd to help mold our talented yet inexperienced riders into the cyclists of tomorrow. He has the experience and background to direct this team to an even higher level", states team President Terry Buchanan. Todd comes to the team with several stellar performances over the last several years: first American to win the Univest Grand Prix in 2002; first American to win the Tour of Cuba and finishing his professional career 12 th overall at the US Professional Road Championships earlier this year. Todd won't only be sitting behind the wheel of the team's Saturn Ion but will also support the entire team in many areas including coaching, tactics, and mental toughness and will also give us a unique perspective as the season rolls along at or

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Pass the Gravy

It's Thanksgiving Day and that means eating until you can't move. For most cyclists, and me especially, this is a very bad thing. An extra 7000 calories in one dinner can set you back a few weeks in training. I found this article about making Thanksgiving dinner healthier. It's pretty much common sense but we could all use a reminder now and then.

I'm going to enjoy my one piece of turkey, no potatoes and one scoop of dressing. Of course the one piece of turkey will be 300 grams and the scoop of dressing will be from a shovel.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Why I Hate CycloCross

I just checked out some pictures from the USGP finale in P-Town...why the hell would you roll to the starting line knowing full well what the course is like. That doesn't look like fun at all. Covered in mud, soaked to the bone and freezing your ass off. At least it's over with in one hour and you can get a beer hand up.

A couple nights ago, after finishing a pint of ice cream, I had a dream that I was guest riding at Mt Hood for a pro team. Odd. I'm going to have to have one hell of a start to my '07 season for that to happen. I should probably lay off the fozen dairy products.


5 hours on rain but cold.
3 hours on Sunday...rain and cold.
7 day forcast: rain and cold.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


So in order to better prep for playing with the dude when he arrives let's play a little game. It's called find the stuff on the workbench.

-Calculator, because I can't add or subtract
-Bike-o-pain, AKA, time tial bike
-Half eaten cliff bar
-2005 OBRA expert number plate
-Various measuring devices because my eye-crometers are not calibrated
-Remote to the tunes
-Pliers for assisting my weak wrists
-Cell phone in case the orders start flowing in

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Big-Tex vs. Cancer Ver.2.0

Sunday, November 05, 2006

It Figures

Sore throat....Check
Runny nose....Check
Achy muscles....Check

It's officail, I'm sick. It pisses me off too, I wasn't dieting or pushing myself on the bike. I was just exposed to some virus, which brings me to my rant:

If you're sick, stay the hell home!! Don't come to work, don't show up on group rides, don't go to the store, just stay home! Last week I can count 2 people that came to work ill and at least 2 people that showed up to the weekend rides coughing and hacking. I hate them right now.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

The Pay-Off

I think all the weight lifting is having an effect on me. Check out my buff legs.

Corporate Sell Out

I added a couple links to my page here. One is Garmin, my corporate job. I have hesitated on linking my 'real' job to my blog. It's not like the need the publicity for revenue. But what the hell it's review time and I think my boss reads this.

The other is Motion Based. Check out their site. If you are using a GPS device you should be uploading your information to Motion Based. Besides they're a good group of guys and they do need the revenue.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Rain is Here

I started raining today. I'm not ready for 3 months of wet weather. I don't even know if my rain bike will make it another 10 miles before it falls apart. I guess I was hoping the nice weather would hold. I guess I was wrong.

The Blazers season started today...with a win in Seattle. Brandon Roy is something special.