TWW Blog

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blog. Putting the wackiness back in Wrong Way. Let the hijinks ensue...

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Worse than getting carded

Okay, so I'm innocently standing in line at Subway to get lunch. I notice a serious MILF in line in front of me with her son. Serious stuff. Oi. She walks to the restroom (even though the sign says "no public restrooms - employees only"). I'm ordering my sandwich and nearly get to the cash register when she walks out and cozies up right next to me. I mean RIGHT FREAKIN' NEXT TO ME. Like I could see and smell things that well, I'm not sure I'm supposed to in public.

I'm thinking, "yeah baby, I still got it."

Then she looks up at me, we make eye contact, she pauses for a moment, and then says, "oh I'm sorry, I thought you were my son."


Monday, August 28, 2006

Cyclepath Demo Day - Pleasanton Ridge

Lookin' for that new bike to add to your stable? Come check out the latest and greatest from our friends at Cyclepath.

Tell them TWW sent you and you're sure to get a hardy pat on the back (and maybe a special deal too if they don't boot you from the event first).

And the ladies will want to come out to check this out, as some TWW heartthrobs are scheduled to attend (oh, and they'll have their full line of women's specific Cannondale bikes there and a ride with the Cannondale group is scheduled - sorry, it is a road ride).

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to score a suh-weet ride!!!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Going back to my roots

If my memory serves me correctly, the Chinese built the Flume. Americans were too soft apparently... Early signs of S.A.S. (Soft American Syndrome)

Friday, August 25, 2006

It's like deja vu

Oh wait, that's because I am once again kickin' it in Sand Harbor in Tahoe. I could get used to this. One last splurge before school starts.

Oh by the way, what are you doing on your Friday?

It's like deja vu

Oh wait, that's because I am once again kickin' it in Sand Harbor in Tahoe. I could get used to this. One last splurge before school starts.

Oh by the way, what are you doing on your Friday?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Anyone else feelin' this way?

Downieville is done with, the DSL connection is on the fritz (45.2K dialup as I type), body feels tired, bikes are growing cobwebs, and remodeling ideas are starting to float through my head.

Maybe my cross debut will have to wait another year...

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Jack in the Buffet

Not sure why this little fruit tart is smiling - probably because I'm too stuffed to eat it. Big ol' buffet the night before riding around the Lake. Probably not the best pre-ride meal. Hopefully the 5 lbs. I gained this vacation will be burned off...

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Make you strong like bull

Saw this at the Tahoe Safeway. Wonder if this is on the banned substance list. Maybe that's what the Bagboys are on. Might explain all their success... :)

Monday, August 14, 2006

Totally unrelated to cycling......

but still hella funny. I was just thinking about the old Budweiser commercials on a long driver back from Sacramento. So this morning I did a quick search on Google and sure came thru for me. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Late Season High Altitude Training

Tahoe... 5 days kickin' it... Loop around the lake... River rafting... Good stuff.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Roadie or Mtn Biker?

Just so ya'll know I'm still sporting my mtb roots when racing road....check out the logo on my helmet in this picture:|32|...

Timpani Crit, 6th place. I had a great time causing the pack to chase after me the entire 40 minutes. I shudda sprinted just a little bit hard at the end to take 5th. Oh well. Next year will be a whole nother ball of wax when I got to get my cat 3 upgrade. Wow...looks like I got my work cut out for me ;-)


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Coincidence or alien intervention?

Okay, so I'm at a training seminar and there are about 200 people there. They provided box lunches that you could simply pickup. Turkey, roast beef, gourmet, chicken breast, and so on.

So I take the chicken breast box lunch and inside is my favorite Snapple, raspberry. And then I open it up and above is my "real fact" inside the lid.

Strange... it was held at a decommissioned military facility... I wonder if that had anything to do with it?

Monday, August 07, 2006

New bike #2

Well, I normally try to stray away from Park Tools - seem awfully expensive for what you get. But I was at my wits end with the shifting of my bike. New cables, housing, different people working on it, but no luck.

So after D-ville, Frankie said instead of buying new shifters, etc., why don't you check the derailleur alignment? I figured, why not, I've tried just about everything else.

I found a Park derailleur hanger toolamabobby, and went to work.

And now I have another new bike. Best $40 I've spent on a tool (oh, and I got a nice set of cable cutters too - no more of those cheesey $5.95 cutters).

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Only 28 miles?

I love talking to people who have never ridden at Downieville and only judge a bike ride's toughness by mileage. 28 miles? That's not too bad. Sure, maybe on a road bike or some of our lamea$$ fireroads here in the Bay Area. But mix in a baby head or several thousand, a nasty climb (8 miles, 3K elevation gain) up a fire road with really only one good line in most sections, a lot more technical singletrack, and 28 miles can seem like an eternity.

Even though at times it can seem to go on forever, still wouldn't miss D-ville. It is one of those "good pains."

So for you folks who think a 28 mile ride shouldn't be too tough, make sure you join us next year. And puh-leeze don't get me started on those people who say, "Oh a downhill race - that should be easy."

Tuesday, August 01, 2006