Thursday, February 26, 2009

Take me to the River

Yes it's true...I am going on another vacation!
Eagle River here I come!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Fun in the Snow

It's been a while but I have been really busy with unemployment! This weekend was pretty sweet and I spent a decent amount of time outside playing in the snow. It started off Sat. morning with a breakfast ride and some crit racing in my driveway. We finished it off with some figure 8 racing through my front yard. It was a blast. Sunday I went out to Greenbush with Tristan and Street Player for some skate skiing. I was worked over after 1:30. I always end up skiing on the birkie weekend, but never at the birkie, and the trails are always bad because the groomers are racing...note to self.

Other than that it has been back to home improvement :) I replaced a sink in the bathroom and am starting to work on ripping up some ancient tile that was glued down with boiling hot tar from the Roman Empire. We are also scrapping off layers and layers of paint off of all our antique registed covers...not fun...

I'm still trying to sell my stuff to cover the last bit of expenses from my two trips to Europe. Also there are a few more Does Matter supporter T-Shirts available...gets yours today, e-mail me your picture wearing the shirt and you can make the Superfan Wall of Fame!

Friday, February 13, 2009

For Sale

Tufo Flexus Tyres 32C Brand New $160
(one tyre already has glue!)

SwissStop Yellow King RX Carbon Pads $45 Brand New (3 sets available)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

For Sale
Crank Brothers 4 TI Short Spindle Egg Beater Pedals $175 Used 2 sets (2ti converted to 4ti with short spindle kit)

Crank Brothers Stainless Spindle & Rebuild Kit $20 wrong box!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I'm back in the USA!

I'm working on getting my stuff together to have a huge end of season sale! End of season in Mid-Feb...shouldn't I be doing base miles.......stay tuned for the sale of the season!

Saturday, February 07, 2009


I'm back in Izegem! It is sweet to be back at the house. I packed up my Blue bikes, and now we are watching the GVA in Lille on TV.

We did Barthelona the other day...I found out where all the Ham comes from!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Viva Mallorca!

This place rules....

Sunset over the Med

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


Quick Update:

After the race Andrea, Carrie, and I cruised to Brussels with the rest of the team and crashed in the airport hotel(I actually only slept 3 hours after staying up all night watching the Steelers). I love starting out vacation completely wasted from racing and no sleep! Monday was spent in Brussels checking out Churches, Chocalatiers, Waffles Houses and statues of little boys peeing and of course guys of horses. Brussels was actually a lot nicer than I thought. At night we took a train to Charleroi, which is close to the cheap airport, and we slammed a bunch of frites with a crazy Belgie futbol fan.

This morning we took a flight to Girona and just found a hotel. We are all a little blown out. There is a sweet market across from the hotel where we ate lunch. Now it is time for a siesta and then we will go back to being tourists. Tomorrow we fly to Mallorca where hopefully we will hook up with Ken and Magda from USA Cycling.


Monday, February 02, 2009

I didn't win, but the Steelers did!

I am blown out in the Brussels International Airport Hotel. Did you see that game? Go Steelers!!! I watched the game solo in the hotel lobby until 4:00am. It was sweet!

The race was pretty sweet too. Andrea arrived just in time along with her sister Carrie. They had their Matter Support T-s and were my biggest fans out there. With the U-23's and other Jr's out there I pretty much had fans throughout the entire course. I'm not sure of the final spectator count, but it was pretty huge. I saw tons of drunk spectators and have lots of good stories to tell....

The race itself was good. I was called up in the last row with only 5 or 6 guys called up behind me. I lined up on the right because I knew Andrea was on the right side of the course! Good logic right? Well it worked....I had a great start and moved up pretty soon as we excited the pavement Jose Hermida crashed with another dude right in front of me. I had to stop to thread between them and was instantly gapped...

I was gassed for the first two laps and then started feeling better....Hermida came back up to me and bridged me up to a group of 5 or 6 guys were I stayed the rest of the race. Shriver was in the group and he was riding pretty strong. It was good to be riding with another US rider. With 2 to go I put in a little effort and coulnd't recover from it and finished towards the back of my group in 49th.

Powers was 35th Shriver was 44th and Page was 52? Trebon ran into a TV Camera boom while riding in the top 20 on lap 1. The women killed it with all 5 girls in the top 20!

I'm sure there if a ton of photos out there, but I don't have time to post any. If you find some sweet ones let me know.

I'm not sure what the internet situation will be during the next week of travel, but if I can I will update. Thanks to everyone who followed my blog, thanks to sponsors, the Belgians who helped us, USA Cycling, Mom & Dad, and all who donated to the cause.

Adios...Ahora Nosotros Vamanos a Espana....