Living the dream!

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Mid week update:

Things are going well at the Veloshop. The new mechanic has started, that is a little load off my chest. The bike shop could still use some more help. Maybe another part time mechanic during the week would be perfect. Been racing the last couple days. Not quite in it to win it yet. Finished […]

The internet is paying reperations.

Thats right, after 50 years of wage slavery. Selling bikes on the internet makes you rich. This older gentleman came in the bike shop today. Had to be at least 70-80 years old. Asking if I had any bar end plugs. His had fallen out. Starts mumbling about closing up his bikeshop a few years […]

The Miller kid.

Friday night was Pete’s pre-birthday party and I stayed up pretty late. Dancing at the Shallowscene and riding my skateboard as she drug a birthday pinata pony around on her bicycle. I woke up Saturday with a horrible headache. Ouch. Backing up a little bit, Mark Blackwelder and I raced the Alpenrose track last Thursday. […]

Geld. Belgie.

I spent a few hours at Stumptown last night hiding out and writing a “sponsor me” letter and proposal. Sacha needs something from me to send out as part of the Vanilla team. I am also going to start scrounging around for donations to help me race through the winter. One of the things Sacha […]

Too damn busy…

I like Mark McCormack. He is classy, he races cross and, can win a road sprint. I rode my new mountain bike for 12 hours yesterday. Started out riding through Hillsboro and Forest Grove towards Gale’s creek then turned left onto some power lines and rode what we could of the brutal access road. It […]

Reheers race report. Tragedy.

My mom’s sister passed away early this week. She was in a fatal car accident on her way pick my mom up for a doctors appointment. We were not too close, I have not spoken to her in a few years. Barbara, she looked so much like my mom. I’d really like to fly out […]

My first masters race.

Ok. I did it. It was almost scarier than actually turning 30. I entered my first masters age group race. While technically not 30 years old yet, it says 30 on my racing license and I took advantage of that to enter the Monday night masters race at PIR. I got spanked by some old […]

Health insurance?

Who has it? Well really, who has health insurance and is happy with it? I’m shopping around for some. Interested in something better than the bare minimum coverage. I’ve looked around a little and I think I mentioned it before that I would love to give my money to HealthNet since they are indirectly paying […]

Total crash.

Mountain bike school took a turn for the worst, or actually I did. Hitting a rut, smacking my hand on a big tree, flipping over and really f’ing myself up. Bloody and sore, I finished up mountain bike school, ate a burritto at Sellwood and jammed home. Thursday I felt like hell, sore back and […]

Total suck.

I entered the Bear Springs XC today feeling upbeat! I was excited to start racing again. I started off well, heading into the first single track section in 4th position. Got through a few potential bottleneck sections (the “run-up” and, the “fallen bushes”) where I wanted to be ahead of the mayhem and I tried […]

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