Wednesday, September 21, 2005


So I just spent the last hour and half glued to my TV watching a jetBlue airliner circle LAX before it made an emergency landing. I'm sure most of you have heard about it before you read this, but the front landing gear was turned at 90 degrees and evidently was stuck that way. Anyway, the pilot finally landed it at about 7:15. It was pretty crazy to see as the tires burned off and the wheel, which is about as tall as I am, was ground down to half its original size. Congrats to the pilot and the people on board, that must be a pretty freaky feeling circling an airport for two hours burning fuel knowing that you just might die if something goes wrong. Anyway, thats all for now, I was going to go mountain bike again today, but I fell asleep instead. Tonight I've got some house cleaning to do, and if I'm really feeling energetic I might go buy some laundry detergent and do some wash.

I talked to Danny last night and today about buying a mountain bike, so if any of you have the chance, be sure to encourage him to do so. I also mentioned that it would be fun to get all of the Northern Colorado Bloggers Association together for a mountain bike ride sometime soon. We were thinking the Dog Park in Ft. Collins, and then possibly head up A Trail if everyone is up for it. Anyone who reads this is invited so be sure and leave a comment saying what day and time would work best for you. I know there are at least 7 readers that all mountain bike, so I'm hoping we can get some good response. Just because you are out of state, don't feel like you're excluded from this invitation.



Anonymous said...

glad you didn't leave out-of-staters out of the ride--i haven't been training in WI and MN and SD to be left out of the BIG rides!

Anonymous said...

your mom asked me to ask you when you plan to send her a long, newsy e-mail, answering her questions.

Anonymous said...

As a licensed pilot I can say with a little authority that the landing was picture perfect for the situation. I heard the captain was former navy, which would make that landing a piece of cake for him because they see much worse situations in the navy. I don't think I will ever be able to get up to ft collins to go, but I would like to try it would be fun to meet you guys in person. If I could get up there any sunday would probably be best.


Anonymous said...

will you be able to find A trail??

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun but don't plan around me, my schedual i pretty crazy. Hope to see you then!

Corey Carlson said...

This ride isn't restricted to Ft. Collins, I'm always down with riding something different, and I'm sure Scott would go if I tell him I'm going to the Puma outlet, and just sneak his bike on my roof. So... the moral is, tell me when you can ride, not when you can't and we'll make it work.

Anonymous said...

me and a another buddy i work with are planning on sunday morning. this would probably work best for everyone. we're all off sundays right? scott, can you check your schedule...i'd hate for you to miss it and we all know how busy you are.
the bean