I've got a smuttynose, so you who know, will find me at earth tonight. What da you know, music too! Cheers, be good. dlowe.
I like these days on the bike, I have to admit that sometimes that all those hard efforts and pushing hard can lead me to be a, short, hard, tense person. Today the sun wiped it clean, in a way shaking my etch a sketch brain back to a blank grey screen. The bike is special, and I feel lucky when I have the time/opportunity to be riding.
Tomorrow I'll go for a ride. cheers, ya blokes! dlowe
George does not race, but he is the best team mate I have when I'm out there giving it a go. He needs to get a new mountain bike, or something older and purple and lime green.
Here is the photo of Jimmy I owe ya. Senior Jimmy, good guy.and a little music to send you off to sleep, soon to be caring your hangover into Tuesday. CHEERS!, dlowe.
Jeff App. found a nice all american hotel, sorta run down sears style carpted place, nice mattress, clean and quite. goodnight rest helped me for the todays town park crit.
took this photo on the way out after collecting some loot for 5th place. A good race for me, I'm happy with 5th, not that I wouldn't be happier with 1st. I put in a good effort in jumping to get into the right break and helping make it stick. The break of us 6 worked pretty good, despite one member getting a good tongue lashing, but its good to know how someone rides, for the future. uhh... we were coming into the final laps and were catching the field so the officials pulled the field. Cool. and tactics started to play into it all. Me, of course took off as we dilly dallyed going into the 2nd to last lap. Got a good gap with the surprise, made it for a lap and 1/4 but was caught by some hard work and sacrifice by one team mate for another. Despite the work I got back into the fray and sat trying to catch my breath and get some pep back into the legs. didn't happen. got 5th out of the remaining 5. the sink photo is from the place we had dinner. good beers, good food, despite the run downness. Is america becoming a movie star in a house dress?
and in the end made it home with tomato plants, herbs and flowers for the garden. whew! cheers, dlowe.
I've been in the studio more, so I've lost my location legs a bit, just a bit tired from the humping of yesterday. Today I'm off, so I'll do a bit of easy pedaling, take the cat to the vet, and maybe make a cake. cheers, dlowe
a couple of pals came walking through the door and we sat and bullshitted the rest of the night. I slept soundly last night, and deep, till the alarm awoke me at 5:15 and into cog mode I went. Gonna get outta these work duds and onto the SS, hello life.
I work with that man, Chris Howe, every so often. Always a pleasant day, full of good chit chat. That is not how he dresses on the job, there was no mention of being such a talented theremin player. Energy, is it all just bits and data, cut and dry mathematical solutions. I've never really needed to know, but I do know that music can transform me, it sinks in easily and causes at most times strong responses. Opinionated, I am. That is when it comes to music. Bike shops should be like the record stores I use to hang out in. Drink beer, look at shit, listen to music, just hang out and bullshit it with friends. All bike stores should have a tap, a couch, a good stereo, and cool, characters that work there.
I got out on the cross bike today, I was starting to get sucked into road riding and racing, really getting into it, so out on the SS a couple of days ago and the Cross today to bring me back to reality. PHEW! I'm SAVED! Great ride. 3 hrs of great trails, my big loops still got it. To top it off my wife joined me for some coffee, nice to sit outside and chat in a cool spring breeze.
That's ol'nelly, look at that bike. Its got a super light saddle and a club car size saddle bag, what the F'? I guess I need all them supplies on my journey. I'm a dork! cheers, dlowe
First you need one of these. Well you actually need a lot of things, but you do have to have a compressor. Put your rim tape in, paying close attention to the valve hole. That rubber gasket has to go cleanly under the hook of the rim. Using your Tactile senses evenly stretch the gasket around the rim.Take your pink pedros tire iron and make sure the gasket is under and even around the rim. Use your sealant and pop em full of air with the compressor, works for me. See all done. 10 minutes.Here's my trainer/pit bike, ol' Nelly. Looking as fresh and shinny as some used tires at the Palmyra flea market. Some of you might ask.... dlowe why do you blog? .... well lads its because I'm vain. ah hum. New to the blogging word is Gklimi, trying to discover the inner essence of the inner id. It looks to be a good one. http://georgeklimi.com/blog/ If you look at the side bar, those are some choice blogs to check out. I'm working on some free stuff for y'all. adios, cheers dlowe.
I didn't have people carry me around or wear any of those constricting compression tights. but I did "berson" a sweet or two. Our neighbors brought it over as a nice present.
I took a some pictures of our cats, we've got 5.
and Miles davis
I owe you all a photo of Jimmy he was strolling out back and I didn't get a photo of him. I also watched the Giro, and episode of Kitchen Nightmares on Hulu. Got well into my new book 1491. Called my mom, and I borrowed 7 dollars for my races fees. Didn't take much to get out the door and to the race. Main Line Cycling Club’s Habitat for Humanity Circuit Race. Soft pedaled a bit, chit chatted and off we go. Put my nose out there some, well ok, a lot. did some riding in the grass, my fault. Felt good, some efforts off the front. I got scowled "pull", nope sitting on ya. and racing stuff. Coming up the short hill for the bell lap, I spun and scooted easily thur the traffic and when Mr. J Appeltan hit the big, I hit the big ring. I followed his effort and he got us off the front and away we went for a nice 2.5mile lap of driving it to the line. Aubrey was smart and saw us go and sat 3rd on the trolley. Got to the end, I went, was going good and got passed. Tried to rejump for a surprise gotcha at the line but was short, happy to say 2nd place was where I finished. Jeff got 3rd. oh well back to Sunday stuff its trash and recycle day. cheers, dlowe.
I went back home on the familiar trail and did a little looking around the backyard at a few more gravestones. Not sure what races I'll feel like doing this weekend. Trying to amp myself up to do some mountain bike racing again, maybe. cheers, dlowe.