Monday, December 21, 2009

From all of us here on Armer Ave...

Happy Holidays!

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Whats Up.

"No Shave November" is coming along swimmingly.

Check out this sweet new site for more info on today's ride.

I went to Thanksgiving at the Hamity's house here in Boulder. They were wonderfully gracious hosts, and our feast was delicious. As this isn't my first Thanksgiving away from home, or at an unfamiliar house, I'm starting to get the hang of it. You see, for me Thanksgiving is all about one thing.

Jellied Cranberry Sauce.

Now... back to where my expertise comes into play. I've slowly learned that most of the outside world doesn't actually serve this Thanksgiving staple on their tables. Usually they'll opt for the classier "chunky cranberries" or even the homemade "cranberry relish" concoction. I don't get into these so much, so for my first Thanksgiving with a friends family I thought I would solve the jellied cranberry issue by being a gracious guest. I arrived at dinner on time, bearing a bottle of wine, and a can of "Ocean Spray" jellied cranberry sauce. I had even splurged in an effort to impress the hosts by buying the name brand stuff! The impression I had hoped for was not achieved.

This year I solved my dilemma in a different way. I woke up on Thanksgiving morning, made a cup of coffee, sat down to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and ate an entire can of cranberry sauce. I don't get that into the parade, but for a minute it really felt like Thanksgiving.

Thanks again to the Hamity's and the Wenzel's from the story above. It's awesome having "family" away from my family.

On a final note, I'm unloading some bike stuff on eBay, so check back over the next couple days while I get it all posted.

Oh yeah, one more thing. I broke my cross bike. During a practice a while ago I noticed it was handling really weird. Upon further inspection I found a crack on the downtube that had almost separated the downtube from the headtube. Joe D at Primus Mootry was awesome about it though and within 3 weeks I had a brand new, Scandium this time, cross frame in white! I'll take pics later.

It felt good to write on here again, maybe I'll start doing it more often? Maybe not? Thanks for checking in.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009



Mt. Hood

McDonald's Ice Cream at Mt. Hood.

Tour of America's Dairyland - Stage 3 - Grafton, WI

Friday, May 15, 2009

Jami's birthday present.

In only 10 short hours, this...

... can turn into this.

I'll put it up on the woodworking blog soon.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Gila is a wrap.

Done with Tour of the Gila for one more year. It went better than last year, but still not as good as I'd hoped.

Up next is North Boulder Park, a little camping trip to Moab, Coal Miners, Koppenberg, some more local racing, then off to Hood River for another edition of Mt Hood Cycling Classic. Hopefully it goes better than last year too.

Yesterday I did the coolest ride ever here in Colo Spgs. I got up pretty high, even saw some snow. I rode up Gold Camp road, past Cheyenne Canyon, through the closed part for 8 miles of loose gravel and down Old Stage Rd back into the Springs. It was fun, felt like a mix of MTB and Cross, all on the road bike. Not everyday do you get to rail some singletrack, and a rocky creek crossing on the road bike.

Here is the view from the top, please excuse the camera phone quality pictures.

Also, I've been planting and building in the back yard. Here are my tomatoes, with there custom built tomato supporter things. Also, you can see my radishes coming up in the foreground, the broccoli is harder to see on the right. We've got 3 kinds of lettuce coming up already as well, along with a bunch of wildflowers and some basil.

And finally, Jami planted a bunch of herbs in pots, so rather than leave them scattered around the deck, I decided to build a little plant stand for them.

Friday, May 01, 2009

3 Minutes slower than 2 years ago.

Yup, and it shows.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Only in Silver City.

Do you find yourself on the front page of the Sports section next to Lance Armstrong.

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