Sunday, May 30, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

dusk miles

i was still recovering from the previous night when lauren called. i almost didn't go (i was napping) but it was gorgeous out and i think she wanted to show off her new jersey. we went south and came back at dusk. having just bought her first road bike barely a month ago i think she's coming along as a roadie pretty well. BRAN starts next weekend and i think she's ready.

c-rad hussle

last night it was my turn to put on the monthly 'hussle' as they are coming to be known. 16 people showed up including a few outta-towners. i sent them out on a tuff 20+ mile route. some got lost and went a lot more than that but in the end i think they all had a good time.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

mopac trail and petting tolls

another tuesday, and another ride out to eagle with some peeps for some food and a few beers. i had to be back earlier than the rest and rode back solo with just the moon accompanying me. as i got back into town i saw a number of gatos along the trail, and of course i had to stop to pet them. one black kitty really wanted to play and wouldn't let me leave. ahhhh... such a nice little gato.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

breaking in her podio

while i was sipping a latte at cultiva i got a message from rachel. she recently got a new salsa podio and wanted to go for a ride and wanted to learn some routes. i took her out on a 40mi loop and with the heat and high winds it wasn't an easy ride, especially for a newbie. on our way back to town we stopped at the casey's on hwy 34 for something cold to drink and i could tell she was shot but she didn't complain at all, instead she said she was enjoying it. she's tough so i know she'll make a fast roadie in the near future. welcome to the roadie ranks rachel! :)

sunday afternoon caffeine fix

cultiva has a new place on s. 11th, and it has a bike work area inside... sweet!

welcome back hilary

i met up with hilary saturday night, she's is back in l-town after after being away a year. she's riding a new bike too, a mixte single speed that she named cheetara. we rode downtown to the roller derby at pershing. afterwards we met up with lis and ryan for a few drinks. friends on bikes on a saturday night, it's a good formula for fun. :)

subs, buds, and bikes

cvo chomping on a sub during the capital city crit on saturday.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


i met up with lauren for some evening miles. it was perfect weather and we saw many wild flowers in bloom along the roads. for being only her fourth ride on her new bike, lauren's drafting skills are coming along pretty good.

Friday, May 14, 2010

amigas y margaritas

hey ladies, feel like some margaritas?



el dorko

i started my friday evening off by going over to cycleworks for the tomac open house. afterwards i was thinking about dinner and just then i got a message from kim who had the same idea. she suggested la mex. on my way to meet her i saw ryana and of course she decided to join us! :) margaritas at la mex are hard to resist!

Friday, May 07, 2010

finally friday

not only friday... but 1st friday! i went downtown to catch a few shows, take in some art, and then get a few drinks with some friends.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010


tuesday night's usually mean lots of people riding the mopac out to eagle for some food and a few beers (aka the nacho ride). cara and jon called me up and invited me to join them and a few other peeps. later the wind picked up and some rain clouds moved in but it stayed pleasant. on our way back in the dark we had a nice surprise... we came upon four or five fox kits playing on the trail! the mama vixen was probably closeby so we didn't want to disturb them for too long and get them in trouble, but oh how cute they were! i think cara was tempted take one home in her messenger bag.

Monday, May 03, 2010

learning curve

lauren is enjoying her new bike and working on some skills (drafting and maintaining speed).

Saturday, May 01, 2010

damas y bicis

i had a nice friday, mostly because it involved two of my most favorite things... bikes and women! :) i met up with lauren for an early evening ride. she just got a new road bike (a giant avail 1) and needed to get it dialed in so i took her out on a 40mi southwest loop. we ended up coming back in the dark (but that's probably because we stopped at culver's... that place is so tempting after a ride as it's right there as you come in off hwy 77). a short while later i headed downtown to meet up with felice and melissa for a few drinks. afterwards melissa and i rode to el chaparro where we ran into some renegades: tim, patrick, and daniel.