• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Cycling

    One day you’re a diamond and then you’re a stone

    The last two weeks have been ridiculous.  The Brother got himself some nasty ass shit that kicked his ass pretty badly.  People die from what he had…but he beat it.  But he was super super sick.  I’m used to his never ending stream of respiratory bullshit but this took things to a whole new level. One of my good friends found out her husband, a guy in his 40’s has a mass on his bladder.  Another lost a member of her inner circle to cancer of the freaking everything.  I think she didn’t have it in her stomach and that was it.   I saw this woman two months ago…

  • Cycling,  Rant,  Stuck on Stupid

    Loaded up and truckin’ we’re going to do what they said can’t be done

    The stupid is strong. Check out this article and the response by the 11yo kid to the racism he was subjected to.  Sebastian FTW.  Racist assholes have a little problem on their hands.  They are about to be outnumbered.   The United States is heading to the mocha slush I predicted 20 years ago.  I originally thought it wouldn’t happen in my life time, but I’m beginning to think it may occur in the next 25 years.  Which hopefully is my lifetime. What?  That Old Repulsive crew from the late 80’s and 90’s has been decimated by way before their time deaths.  There were four Advisory Title Officers.  Me, Teri,…

  • Cycling,  Rant

    You say Rolls I say Royce

    I kind of feel like I owe you a rant about umbrellas. Best yet.  Sarah Palin tweets  “Mr. President, when it rains it pours, but most Americans hold their own umbrellas ” Seriously.  1) who gives a crap? 2) Did you asshats forget that Obama is the President of the United States AND the Commander in Chief?  So USMC uniform regulations state says that  Marines don’t use umbrellas but you’re missing the point all of you tin foil capped little numbnuts. The President noted that he had a change of clothes but the Turkish minister might not.  So this is the result.  Kindly stfu. Now on the cycling.  The Amgen blew through…

  • Cycling

    Maybe it’s not to late, to learn how to love and forget how to hate

    I might be working on a theme today.  Embrace the crazy. Yes, I’m back from AIDS/Lifecycle 11.  Yes, it was tough.  Very tough.  But not as tough as last year.  Strangely even though I didn’t train as much as I did for ALC 10, (too much real estate to sell) I trained smarter and that was a good thing. Day 1 was pure joy.  The weather was gorgeous, Highway 92 into Half Moon Bay did not swallow me up like it did for ALC 10, no construction on the 1, and I got into Santa Cruz about an hour earlier than the year before.  Great start.  My tentmate naturally got…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Cycling,  Rant

    I said stand or deliver or the devil he may take ya

    Good morning Kittens!  I’ve missed you.  Have you missed me?  I’ve missed me too.  So pull up your big boy pants and lets get on with it. Things that piss me off.  Oh why the hell not? The hottest viral video on the internets right now.  It’s long, 10 minutes.  Totally worth it. Now I’ve never watched MTV’s X Effect or whatever it was and I have no idea who this guy was, but he built a life for himself with someone he wanted to be with.  It’s America.  That’s his choice in spite of what the idiots in North Carolina have to say.  Or the idiots in my own…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Cycling,  Dogs

    And we gonna make you lose your mind

    I’m sorry. I lost control of everything.  That is all. So here’s an update and some bon mots and cheap shots.  Ready.  Set.  Go. Last we heard, my all time favorite rescue Prescott had a massive heart attack and dropped dead in his home.  Well it never ends there. Back in the middle of March I was supposed to drive down to the Harris Ranch and meet a transport that had a Doberman from Bakersfield.  My job was to take this dog to Cottage Kennel here in Concord where another driver would come down, pick him up and take him up to the rescue in Red Bluff.   Yeah, that…

  • Cycling

    I heard the voices of friends vanished and gone

    I’m a little behind here. It’s really time for my annual Black Friday outrage post, but it’s already World AIDS Day. World AIDS day means that it’s a year later and there is no cure. It means another 50,000 Americans were infected with the virus last year. It means the pandemic rages on in sub-Saharan Africa. I was listening to NPR the other morning and they were talking about how HIV works. I can’t find the article on their website to link back but the Dr. they were interviewing was talking about how it’s a three pronged issue. Prevention. Vaccination. Management. There is a lot of different places for money…

  • Body for Life,  Cycling,  Powerlifting

    The cheese stands alone

    I’m sure all of you who have television saw the original of this.  I think he looks terrible in that video.  Actually, I think he’s looked bad for a while now, bad like he’s-going-to-drop-dead-at-any-minute-bad.  I hope he doesn’t, at this point he’s kind of the heart of the Democratic Party, the only guy who remembers how to get anything done.  I can’t even begin to understand what happened to the Republican Party.  They have clearly forgotten about the separation of church and state, which while not in the Constitution, was clearly the intent of the founding fathers.  (Do your homework).  I reject the cultural and social conservativism they are spewing…

  • Cycling

    I won’t argue with myself, today my legs are gettin’ some hell

    And now, the Ride. Day 1 we rode from the Cow Palace to Santa Cruz. Quite honestly if not for the weather this ride just wasn’t bad. We were jacked up on the coast for about an hour because the road was only one way and controlled by a long light, but it really wasn’t bad. This is a little older route, but is very close to what we did. AIDS Life cycle – Day 1 Find more Cycling Routes / Bike Rides in South San Francisco, CA The hill profile is almost identical to what we did, so about 2500 feet of climbing. The real route was 82.5 miles.…

  • Cycling

    There’s no way we could disguise it

    Jackassery, party of twenty three hundred and sixty one, your table is ready. When I decided to do the AIDS/Lifecycle, I didn’t really think it out.  I’m famous for not thinking things through in the beginning.  I really didn’t think about 1) what it entailed 2) what it would be like.  For instance, I knew it was 545 miles.  I knew we had to ride 70 per day on the average.  I didn’t put together that it meant ride 84, then 106 the next day, then 66 the next day, then 98 the next day and then have a 40 mile recovery ride followed by 85 and 65.  The gravity of…