Tuesday, May 30, 2006

See...I'm not the only one

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


So they shortened the 17th stage of the Giro, seems like the riders protested because the Passo delle Erbe was "cold and wet"..... what would Andy do? Woud he protest? Would he cry (like the big men did?)....no he would ride. What is this Giro turning into, the tour de france?

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Commuting Bliss

Trying to commute on 2 wheels 4 times this week, partly because its bike to work week, partly because I haven't ridden since my pre-vegas crash. I rolled out of bed and onto the bike this am a little grogy and very hungry...so I was uber jazzed (usage of german in honor of Fat Jans win today ) when I ran across the Light and Motion/Winning Wheels/ Jessie May Massage sponsored tent (pics here) on the path on cannery row. I had totally forgotten about the refueling stations around town today ... (for those of you who dont know what the device to the right is....its the bike powered xtra-cycle blender)

Tonight Stacy and I head up to SC to see "We Jam Econo" (doc. about the Minutemen, the band not the rednecks on the US/Mex border) along with a stop at Charlie Hong Kongs ... its good to get out of Monterey at least once a week, makes me feel sort of withit hip urban, which would be totally opposite of how I felt sat night when I was at Dr. Ricketts, which was like being trapped in a 3rd rate rap video.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Epic (and why the Giro is cooler then the tour)

Stage 17 of the Giro looks epic .. hell they haven't even finished the "road" yet. This is just another reason to love the Giro more the the TDF ... it just has more, well soul. Its much more italian then the tour is french and the TDF would never risk the leader loosing the race because of a flat on a long unpaved climb (that might be, dare I say it, exciting). I actually think it was better before the protour. Pre-p.t. you would have guys from every little italian team that got a start just KILLING themselves for a win, or even a decent showing. Ya its big for some french guy to win a stage but I have the feeling you were a rock start for life if you were an italian who won a stage of the giro.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Basso family aint bad

So a certain other blogger is a big fan of super CSC rider Ivan Basso .... ok, according to Stacy he's "no mario" but now that I've seen a snap of his sister I've become a bigger fan of the family

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Crashn' into Vegas

So I survived vegas, barley, after I got off to a rough start. Much like Q.B. I had a bonehead crash on Thursday less then 12 hours before my flight out of SJ. I wanted to commute into Hopkins so I hopped on the road bike and headed out for my normal inter-garrison, CSUMB, bikepath ride. As I roll up to about 6th street there is construction everywhere so I headed through a parking lot and down a "Campus Vehicles Only" road.... I was in a rush at this point and not paying attention on a downhill when I smacked into a golfcart sized mini-speedbump that I didnt see. I couldnt save it and went over the bars with a good thud. Damage: some good road rash on my left shoulder and arm, a bruised hip, a dead pneumo helmet, a dead vest, a dead jersey, dented top tupe and what I thought were 2 roached DA 9sp shifters.

After grabbing the car from Stacy, going home, cleaning up, calling the office (we were moving labs and I would be pretty useless that day) and recovering a bit I headed for Winning Wheels and what I expected would be some real bad news. To my suprise the frame wasnt bent, the shifters worked and Hector had the parts IN STOCK to fixed the cosmetic damage....I was crazy impressed. I havent lived near a shop that keeps those type of parts in stock in a long time...thanks to WW I should be back on the road on Wed.

Vegas....it was packed and rockin due to the Dela Hoya fight and a big Supercross event.....I'll let the bachelor speak for me .... here is his mini summary of the weekend (I bolded my name for your viewing pleasure):

Hey, has anyone seen the movie 'GO'? I would love to see the weekend as a ten minute summary taken from each idiot's point of view. I think the footage would make me queasy. Awards? Seaman:luckiest/richest, Pete:most likely to move to Columbia, Rich:warm reunion with tequilla, Carleton:grammar/pronunciation, Drew:best job of swallowing own vomit, Todd:"The Babysitter" and totally uninteligible 5am phone messages, Kebler:sleeps while maid dusts him, Corro:sleeps while friends make him eat and drink, Byron aka Rockstar:blackjack and golf journeyman, Litvin:best take-it-to-the-edge-of-anihilation-and-pull-it-back-only-to-bodycheck-waitress-and-sail-off-into-the-sunrise-with-the-police-chasing-him night and to myself I bestow biggest sucka for most expensive/least satisfying stripper experience in history.

So I got back Sunday night and I'm still graggin ... but I did get to SC on monday to pick up Stacy's super secret b-day present (friday) plus I noticed "We Jam Econo" (doc. on the Minutemen) is playing the Rio next week .... Stacy and I are going to hit it, anyone else interested?


Thursday, May 04, 2006

I'm off to Vegas

Maybe I'll see you next week .... if Cinco de Mayo in LV doesnt kill me