…but I guess a new laptop will do. I don’t know where the money will come from but I ordered up a new MAC for the Veloshop from Apple, complete with 3 year warranty.
What is new in my life?
Pete was in LA for a week working as the soigner for the USA cycling track team. She came home for a couple nights and we got to spend some time together and then I took her off to the airport for her 2 week trip to Hawaii with her family.
Ouch! I really miss her when she is gone.
I rode a lot this weekend. I’ve signed up with Melissa Sanborn of Wenzel coaching and we are getting my program together. Funny to sit down and just say “I don’t give a crap about anything until October, EVERYTHING is just training for cyclocross”. So don’t expect to see much on me till September.
Rode bikes with Doug Ollerenshaw and Evan Elken on Saturday. If blogs were about anything other than name dropping I would not mention it but, Doug has been getting LOADS of photo coverage recently. Seems like every dealer catalog, magazine advertisement or race flyer has him on the front pulling his HealthNet teammates around. Which is nice. Oregon is f’ing crazy. We have so much talent jam packed in this state. You cannot throw a stone with out hitting a great bike racer. It is small things like that I notice. The photo in the corner of some companies poorly built website that has a local superstar jamming up a climb. No credit givin but I know who it is.
It blows my mind the amount of money big sponsors put into cycling. Doug is apparently heading off to Europe and Asia for racing this summer. There we are riding around the west hills and I realise that I have been putting my advertising dollars in the wrong places. I put a bunch of cash into the Veloshop cycling team and I am going to divert even more money into cycling related projects.
Advertising works, maybe I’ll be calling up Healthnet for heath insurance. Are they a good company? I don’t know, but they are sending a friend to Europe to race…
The bike ride was good, Evan ended up sprinting it out with a Ferrari or something. That night I rolled down to Sellwood cycles to pick up some XTR disc brake pads and get Erik to go on a mountain bike ride. They were not quite closed and I sat down in the chair and soaked in the shop.
It is still my favorite bike shop.
I’m gonna leave it there. It is running late and I am still in the shop, gonna work on bikes and build some wheels.