Thursday, August 06, 2009


I'm starting like I'm getting back in the game. If most of you did not hear about four weeks ago I crashed a Crystal Ridge and dislocated my shoulder. So I have had a long four weeks and before that my fitness was not the best it has been, but........ Last night turned that all around. Lets start with last week. At the ridge the turn out was big, pre Wors race, the plan was just get the laps in and see how the a arm feels. Everything was great until the third lap when for some reason the lights went out and the woods got dark, I mean real dark. The last lap was like riding blind but I finished.
This week I worked a little harder in the single track and tried to hold onto Coop's wheel as long as I could. That worked great until my powertap head unit popped off in the woods right before the alpha trail, so from then it was a catch up game. I think I did pretty good and even tested the climbing speed in my legs on the finish hill.
So all in all not to bad. For three laps it ended up 34minutes,34 minutes and 33 minutes.
I feel the old randy coming back, now lets hope I can carry this into the 40.

See Yaaaaaaaaaaaa................................................

Monday, April 13, 2009

Movin Time

This weekend is the time. Saturday morning 8am at our house on 88th. I hope to only have to make two trips(less with more people). A lot of stuff has been moved already.
Looking for some help so come help a brother out.PLEASE....................

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Its moving time

As of May 1st this is where we'll be hanging our hats.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Will you give this to my Daddy?

Will you give this to my Daddy?

As a Company, Southwest Airlines is going to support 'Red Fridays.'

Last week I was in Atlanta , Georgia attending a conference. While I was in
the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to
clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the
greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen.

Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camos. As they
began heading to their gate, everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to
their feet with their hands waving and cheering.

When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered
for, it hit me. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red-blooded American who
still loves this country and supports our troops and their families.

Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung
heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go
to school, work and home without fear or reprisal.

Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our
service men and women, a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old, ran up
to one of the male soldiers. He kneeled down and said 'hi.'

The little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for

The young soldier, who didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, s aid he
would try and what did she want to give to her Daddy.. Then suddenly the
little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she
could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.

The mother of the little girl, who said her daughter's name was Courtney,
told the young soldier that her husband was a Marine and had been in Iraq
for 11 months now As the mom was explaining how much her daughter Courtney
missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up.

When this temporarily single mom was done explaining her situation, all of
the soldiers huddled together for a brief second. Then one of the other
servicemen pulled out a military-looking walkie-talkie. They started playing
with the device and talking back and forth on it.

After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to
Courtney, bent down and said this to her, 'I spoke to your daddy and he told
me to give this to you.' He then hugged this little girl that he had just
met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying 'your daddy told
me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home
very soon.'

The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young
soldier stood t o his feet, he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing
no more than 6 feet away from this entire event.

As the soldiers began to leave, heading towa rds their gate, people resumed
their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, there were
very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier in one last act of
selflessness, turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling
down his cheek.

We need to remember everyday all of our soldiers and their families and
thank God for them and their sacrifices. At the end of the day , it's good
to be an American.

RED FRIDAYS ----- Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red
every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called
the 'silent majority'. We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for
God, country and home in record breaking numbers.

We are not organized, boisterous or over-bearing. We get no liberal media
coverage on TV, to reflect our message or our opinions.. Many Americans,
like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast
majority of America supports our troops.

Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and
respect starts this Friday -and continues each and every Friday until the
troops all come home, sending a deafening message that.. Every red-blooded
American who supports our men and women afar will wear some thing red.

By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday
a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers.

If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances
co-workers, friends, and family. It will not be long before the USA is
covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once 'silent' majority is
on their side more than ever; certainly more than the media lets on.

The first thing a soldier says when asked 'What can we do to make things
better for you?' is....We need your support and your prayers.

Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example; and wear
something red every Friday..





Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday, February 01, 2009

good day

1hr 15 and felt pretty good. power seems to be coming around. See Ya..........................

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Parts for the ride

Got me a set of these last night
From this guy
If he keeps this up I'll own most of his parts.
The worst part was I ran in to him at SAMS club too, but a least his better half was with him so it didn't make it to bad.
All I have to do now is figure out the bars for the Rig and the bikes are finished.
Then I just have to finish the plan for me.
See yaaaaaaaaaa

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Don't Forget

The Schedule for this week Extreme Ski & Bike Indoor Training Center is as follows:

Wednesday January 28th.

Start Time: 7:00pm

Saturday January 31st.

Start Time: 7:00-10:00am, ride as long as you like.

Location: Meet at Extreme Ski & Bike, the UCI training center is in the vacant space two doors down from the shop.

BYOT (Bring your own trainer), bike, shoes, however we do have extra trainers if you don’t have one, guests are welcome. Saturday January 24th was our largest group thus far with over ten riders in attendance.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Power days

Couple of good days on the bike. A couple of stops to stretch out the legs but all in all the training is coming along well. 216lbs was what the scale read yesterday, that's 19 1/2 down. so I am happy about that. I can now see the goal is reachable and my endurance is starting to come around. 190 by race time? That's the goal and I'm not playing around this year.
Well got to get back to work.
See Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.


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Friday, January 23, 2009


7am to 10am training ride at the shops indoor training center . come one come all. its better then riding alone in the basement.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Training day

sorry for the late post but Extreme ski and bike is having a training ride tonight in the new training center. grab yor bike and your trainer and stop by. 7pm in the store three to the left of the shop.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

The sickness has landed

In our house when the sickness comes it comes in full force. For the last week it has run like a train, the cough is the worst because it just won't go away.
I skipped the swap today, I really wanted to go but we have been on a tight budget since we found out Erica's job is going on hold till next fall. I didn't really need anything anyway so it wasn't to bad. A few days ago my Mom said my Dad found a snowblower for us, found as in as "free"? I guess someone in their neighborhood couldn't get it to start and worked on it but then gave up and tossed it when they got a new one. So he worked on it for a couple day and then gave up, so it was my turn. Stopped over yesterday to take a look at it, plugged in the electric start and it just cranked , no fire but you could hear it try. I tinkered for awhile and then looked into the on/off switch, turned the switch back a quarter of a turn, hit the electric start and low and behold the beast comes to life and runs like a champ. I need to replace one of the rubber snow blades but it works great. So for $30.00 in parts(that I got from Ace today)I never have to shovel again(lets hope).
As i sit here Erica's at work and Tess is tearing apart the front room with all her toys. I'm going to try to get on the bike tonight after Tess goes to bed to see if I can force this shit out of my body. I tried to start the training last Saturday but I really only got about 30 min before I had to get off with a coughing fit. Well lets hope tonight goes better.
Got to go
See Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Monday, January 05, 2009

Loooooooooooooong weekend

What a great long weekend. Got to spend a lot of time with Tess and Erica and get a lot of stuff we have been putting off done. We decided to switch bedrooms with Tess as she has a lot more stuff then we do, so she gets the bigger bedroom. That took most of the weekend as we didn’t rush it, just took our time getting most of it done.
I also got everything set up for the training and the diet plan. The training plan and dungeon are set and ready to go for tomorrow, the start of the secret training plan. As the diet goes, that started today and as I’ve been on this one before. I really don’t mind it, the food is good and sometimes it’s too much, as it seems I’m always eating (like right now, PB and J on a whole grain bagel).
The rest of life is just on auto pilot right now, work is slow so I’m trying to get everything caught up and ready for the busy time of year. Erica is looking for a new job right now because Target on 124th is closing for nine months to do a tear down and rebuild. She will be returning after the rebuild but she really does not want to travel to a new store for that amount of time unless she really has to.
Well that’s about all for now.
See Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.