Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Afternoon

It has been a while since I have written on here. Hopefully I can get back to posting regularly. I am sitting in the President's Club at the Newark Airport. I have a 5 hour layover here after flying out of Frankfurt this morning. The flight to Austin is over three hours which should put me at home around 1am. My ass is killing me. Ain't life grand?

How is my training? Gone, done, over. I haven't trained hard since early August and have been riding no more than twice a week for the past month. I just couldn't keep it togeter any longer with all the other things going on in life right now. I was also mentally tired from training hard for 9 months. I am going to take October completely off the bike and start my base training in November.

This Sunday is the annual ride/lunch that I host from my house, the Hill Country 53. I have about 40 confirmed riders this year which is twice as many as last year. It should be a great time and I am looking forward to it.

Yeah, so Lance is coming back. Most of us in Austin suspected that over a month ago when he showed up for the Tuesday night pseudo race in South Austin. If he wants to come back, that is fine by me. Do I think he will be dominant? No. Not at 37. It hasn't been done in the past and I don't see why he will be the first. However, I think Johan B. made a big mistake bringing him to Astana and I think it will cost him Contador. While Johan says Contador will be the team leader for the TdF, I just don't see it. Contador seems to be willing to see how things go in the next few months before he abandons ship. It will be interesting to watch.

I have terminated my last top 5 list since so much time has passed. For today I just offer up some good ole American carnage. This one is really for my boy, Blue.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


Due to spending an incredible amount of time in front of my computer at work over the past month, I just can't bring myself to open it up in the evenings. Other obligations and priorities are also getting in the way of me posting and reading blogs as well.

I hope to have more time later this month in the evenings due to some travel to Europe and around the US. Until then, I hope you all are doing well and staying safe and I hope to catch up on your happenings soon.