Saturday, April 26, 2008

on vacation

The Horvaths' are flying down to sunny Fla and hopping on a boat. Not just any boat, but a Disney cruise ship! Holla!
After a few days of that, and a few islands, we're going to Disney World! Epic!
Wifey says no lappy toppy. What?
And for that reason, you may not hear much from the k-blog. So it's a vacation for all of us I guess.

Take Care Erbody!X0X0

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Thats the Brakes

Today was the Twisted Tire MTB race in Ashland Va and the conditions called for EPIC!
It poured all day! The 7 mile loop of singletrack was riddled with 3 inch thick muck, puddles that went from one inch to hub deep for long stretches, and lots of ups and downs to keep you on your toes, or elbows. Mike said it right when he said he now knows how salmon feel when they swim up river as we ascended the singletrack the the milky way chocolate river flowed down towards us. It was weird, but cool.
As I was riding with Roger Satler we were chatting about how we always end up riding together at poor farm, and how awesome the conditions were, and how people were dropping like flys all with brake problems. I mentioned that my brakes did not sound good at all, and that their performance was diminishing in a rather quick and untimely manner! Shortly after that, the rear brake locked up really bad. I flipped the bike over and searched my jersey pockets for a multi-tool to no avail... I was gonna take the caliper off and try to free them up but not today. My race along with many others was done! The good things were that I didn't crash once, and was riding really well, and what happened was beyond my control. I applaud all who finished!

Mike was also riding nicely and lasted a lap longer than me till his brake levers would be pulled all the way to the grips and no stoppage, so he too had to drop out.

Jerry had a nasty spill and got some nasty puncture wounds near the groinal region which required stitches.

Liz finished, Bill finished, Mark finished, Tim finished! Me, Crazy, and Jerr Bear did not!

In other racing news, BJ went down in the last turn of the last lap at the Casey Crit held today in Newport News Va. She has a slight concusion, broken collarbone, and stitched up knee! So sorry to hear that. Get well soon BJ! Everybody send her some love!!!!!!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tour De Beach (pics)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

My goodbye to TT's

That Hot Red C-dale will go up for sale soon (no wheels) Let the bidding begin!

Even though I'm lookin PRO, TT's have got to go! Crits, CX, and MTBikin will be where its at

Photo credos-----Momma Kranes, and the Samuels'

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Langley pics (30+)

Tuesday Night Lights???

A--race Break formed and stuck. Bill Collins, Keith Johnson, Mike (crazy) Hosang, Lucas Harville, Jim Bender. Nice work fellas! For the field Geno Fowler came across the line with Jon Nisbet in tow.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Keeping Keck in Check at Langley

With my magical powers!

I joke, I joke...

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Tuesday Night World Champs ride

Today was epic conditions although we didn't go epic distance or time.
Temps were in the mid 40's with some wind and the precip was in the form of a steady mist with stints of rain.
The players---Me, Bill G, Dinsey, Elliot, Lucas, T Kranes, and two others.
My face is still full of road grit.
Kranes broke off early and did some intervals.
Lucas broke a spoke within 5 miles and had to turn it around.
Then there was just 4 of us working together to make it till the end where some of us knew where the final sprint was.
Halfway into this ride and I was put in the conservative role. Which means back off on taking hard pulls, make sure to make it to the finale sprint and do work.
For this time of year its cold and wet.
Its been CX weather for like 6 months at least.
Whatever, tuesday night World Champs, will have to take back seat to the Tuesday night training crits.

Big ups to all who showed!
Big ups to all the young gunz!

Post ride Mexican food was good times!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Pure Sweet What!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Pure Sweet Hell

It's going down Saturday night!

CX in April??? Why the Hell not?

Come early to talk about a weekly cx training series...