Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Facebook vs Blog

Facebook has been winning obviously! However the race season is here as is NASCAR so I think I will have a few more things to post here. Starting with life is going well I have a new bike waiting in the LBS, a specialized Tarmac Expert that I got fitted on today, was hard leaving at the shop since I have to wait on the tax return (which I finally recieved notification it was accepted by IRS)to pay for it. Also I have PRK surgery this Thursday so hopefully I will be able to ride without prescription glasses for a while! Hawaii is quite the place, enjoying the scenery and the people, with the exception of thier driving style, extremely passive-aggressive! Enjoying it so much I am considering staying here after I retire from the military which by the way will be about two years I have figured out my time frame and am looking forward to it! Ready to be a civilian again. Anyway I have some pics from my trip to Japan and some views and cycling pics from Hawaii. Enjoy the reading and keep the rubber side down!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

December in Hawaii

Well it has been a B E A utiful past couple of days 78-82 degrees nice breeze and great riding. Still to muddy to get out on the trails from the previous rains but had a great road ride today with alot of climbing and an equal amount of downhill at one point was cruising at about 43mph. Just wanted to wish my avid readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Life is getting Better

Well it has been more than a little while since I have posted but life has been kinda hectic in more aspects than one but I seem to be getting on with life and trying to get myself going in the right direction again. I have gotten back to cycling again doing 34 miles a day four days a week commuting to and from work. Been involved with a road riding group Tradewind Cycling Team and have even hit a couple of trails recently. That has been kinda slow due to the college classes I was taking this semester but that paid off as I now have a Bachelors Degree! Anyway just wanted to let everyone know I am still alive and kicking and should be posting more here in the future. I am attaching some pics and as always I will See you on the Trail!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hanging in Hawaii

Well just arrived here in Hawaii and am still living out of a suitcase but hopefully will have something to call a home by the end of the month. Still minus bikes but will get them out here soon enough. Meanwhile have to work on getting myself healthy again so I can get back on the bikes when they do get here, nothing too serious but enough to derail the riding for a while. Anyway look forward to some pics once I get a new camera, my last one broke in Korea on my last trip out to see stuff what timing! Thanks for reading and Thanks to Sam for the ride at South Mountain while I was home that was great!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

42 and still Pedaling

To the Top of that Rock is the Goal and it was a hike!
The View from here was even with the surrounding peaks and I wasn't even to the top of the rock face here
Next day at another National Park, Tallest peak at 1563 meters
Tour de Korea wishing I could have been part of this that would have been awesome!

Well I know it has been a while but I am still here, and in Korea as well but at least I only have 58 days left in Korea. Well since my last post I have rode more road miles than trail but still getting the time in the saddle. Haven't done any races yet as I had hoped so I guess I will just have to wait till I get back to the states for a race. The Rocky Mountain Element Team made its way out to the folks house in Az so I can't wait to get a ride in on that when I get home on leave. Turning 42 was pretty anti-climatic over here I think this is the first B-Day I have had since I was 22 where I didn't have cake...bummer lol. I have been doing some different things these past few weeks spent two days hiking the national forest over here and while I was at it got to see the pelaton for the Tour de Korea go by those guys were flying and I was wishing I could have been part of it, though I am sure I was no where near the skill level these guys had. I am still looking to get a race in if possible here before I leave and will definitely be hitting a few more trails so will update as I go. Hope I all my readers are enjoying the riding and keeping the rubber side down! Till I write again

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Life is all about changes

Well, back to single status again, not something I planned on at 41 but here I am. At least I am still riding, the past two weeks hit the same trail after issues trying to get up to Seoul. Last week I got lost in Bundang could find the trail, today I was halfway up there and blew all three belts and the fan clutch off and had to get towed to Osan and get it fixed. I ended up riding in Osan again with a buddy so at least I had some company. Amazing how thing go but eventually I will hopefully figure it all out. Happy Easter everyone have a good weekend.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Road Rides and Stairmaster

Well it has been a busy couple of weeks here so the riding has been somewhat limited. I have been able to work in a weekend roadride for the past two weekends and hit the gym a couple of days in the past week. Missed the first race of the season due to work requirments but thats alright will have to work with the rest of the schedule see if I cant get a couple in between now and the end of June. It is strange that in this time in my life I am not so much focusing on my riding as I am escaping in it, my passion has become my sactuary from some things that I didn't think I would be facing at this point in my life. "Life aint always beautiful, but its a beautiful ride"