stone cold lampin'
we like bikes!
Saturday, December 30
okay, one more update

headed out for a short spin tonite on the rigid mtb. it was butt puckering conditions at best with just a little bit of cold mixed in. I managed to keep the rubber side down, which sure is good now that i'm gettin' old and shit. Cuz the shit don't heal like they used to.

Anyway...this is a trail network close to home called coyote coullee....maybe totaling 13 miles of singletrack. Today it was about 50% of dirt the other 50% was snow and ice covered. It's been a while since i've ridden that much ice in one day. I prefer it with dryer and warmer conditions. Is it spring yet ?

happy new year all !
captain...your assitance is required !
paging captain kirk.....captain do you read me.

If you do.....please take my order:

1 - Runza

1 - large hamburger pizza from Val's

1 - autographed 'Flite' license plate (with dorky orange and yellow NE graphics)

1 - 16oz bag of Gutamalan java from da mill (whole bean please)

1 - Nebraka lottery ticket

1 - Cottonbowl championship !!

that's not asking too much is it ?

thanks buddy, i knew you'd understand.
ol baldy

as noted from the front door.
Friday, December 22

uh yeah. i've overheated the forester a few times. this particular engine, the type1 ej25 is notorious for blowing headgaskets. so i'm treating myself to some new ones. before i destroy the block and heads. heads are warped and will get machined flat. new gaskets and head bolts. they were worried about a weird mark in the cylinder wall but they tested it and it's ok. can't wait to get it back and fixed.
Wednesday, December 20
Snow? Snow! Snow...
It was dry 12 hours ago. Even the post office gave up today. Time to go xc... skiiing.

Tuesday, December 19
sunday ride

at lewis and clarke national monument. solo. dreary day. good ride.
Monday, December 18
cable guides

Sunday, December 17
did everyone see?

did everyone see who's in this year? everyone who sent in a postcard that they received is in...

i really wanna finish this one, this time.
Saturday, December 16
Not my brakes
Friday, December 15
tag, your it

i love bikes !! Bikes are cool....14 gears in one hub is purdy cool too. Rohloff speedhub w/ oem axle plate is also cool.
tagged by mod

Thanks asshole. Kidding.
Get ready for a dissertation. I’ll do my best to make this interesting. Maybe some of you know some of this. I was intrigued by CVO’s post and didn’t fully understand the reason for his post. Kinda highschooly but I’ll play.

1 – Yes, I honestly like 311. Not because I have to. I’ve enjoyed everything they’ve ever done, I’m very proud of my brother and I’ve loved every of the hundreds of shows I’ve seen. Sounds hard to believe eh? Nope. I can recall listening to their 2nd self released album. It was tape only, entitled Hydroponic. Fucking blew me away. Devoted lots of couch time to that album. Sitting, listening to my hi-fi in the 33rd street house where the speakers were 15ft apart and I was running a ghetto fake walkman into my custom built tube preamp and brand new kit speaks. Wow. Also, I’m super stoked that my parents were so supportive and they get massive props for starting and running the fan club for years. And yeah, of course, there are times I’m jealous as hell.

2 – My father is a gay man. Several things to note here:
a – I’m very proud of my dad and he’s one of my favorite people. That being said I haven’t spent a ton of time with my father. But, he’s done some incredible things with his life and has lived life to the fullest. Lots of traveling and he’s fit as a fiddle. My parents divorced when I was very young. I obviously didn’t know the circumstances. I was too young to understand what happened. It never troubled me because, to me, that’s just the way it was. I had nothing to compare it to. Dad moved to Alaska and we didn’t go with him. I’ve never really discussed the divorce or dad being gay with my mom.
b - He’s taught me a lot about that lifestyle and way of life. I’m very respectful of every aspect of anyone’s way of life. Unless that way of life is harming someone else. And Homophobes and haters need to check themselves because life is about love. There’s a lot of awful straight people too, so don’t blame someone’s sex partner’s sex. Mind your own business.
c – if you see me sporting a really limp wrist, that shits genetic, I can’t help it.
d – I’m not gay. Don’t say of course not, you’re married. Yeah, right. There’s plenty of people married and in denial. I’m living proof.
e – It took my dad telling me he was gay for me to really understand. And that took years. He tried several times to tell me but never actually said the words. When he did, it was like I knew already but not completely. Looking back there were tons of obvious clues. It just wasn’t an issue for me. My dad was my dad. I’m naïve.

3 – I’m with CVO on the monogamy thing. I’m uncomfortable in strip clubs. Yeah, I’m a straight man, so I’m interested for about 10 minutes, then I’m ready to leave. Same with porn. Yeah, I’ll look but it’s not my driving force. But I’ll take this subject to the next level. You want monogamy? I’m living that one. My wife is the only person I’ve had sex with and that wasn’t until we were engaged and we pretty much got her parent’s permission. Take that. She’s my high school sweetheart and I love her more than anything and I want her forever.

4 – I consider myself a caring, loving person and I believe in compassion for my fellow human, but I don’t understand lazy, fat, stupid people. I’m afraid of clowns, sort of. I’m more afraid of transsexuals, transvestites and drag queens. Freaks. I don’t get it. Probably has something to do with the monogamy thing and the strip club thing and the get off your ass and enjoy your life thing and the do something for the greater good thing.

5 – Hmm. Five. Ok. My granddad on my mom’s side was an alcoholic so I’ve tried to stay away from making that a nasty habit.

6 – Hmm. Six. Hmm. I don’t know. Who said six? Sue me. Isn’t that enough? Ok, I’m vegetarian. I think I will be for the remainder. Why? Because meat is murder!!! Those animals have little brains and feelings and we simply don’t need to be eating them. At all!!! Except for the one’s that are dying so I can have sushi a few times every year. I know. Fucking hypocrite. But we’re talking small quantities of death for sushi ingredients. Like I said, sue me.

So, do I have to “tag” someone else? Do I have to do this part to play along?
How about Thad? and Woodman!
Wednesday, December 13
back in the 89
Monday, December 11
awww yeah

gots to love them jingle balls
ride to platte

i don't think i've been able to ride to platte in december, but here we are doing it. sirAW DeButchie and me up to platte and back. lots of wind. man, i'm hurting.
Friday, December 8
last sunday - cold

the river was freezing up. this is at platte at the lookout, aka, ruthies point.
right part

got the correct end link last night and put them on. i have to do the fronts still but the OE parts are still intact.
Thursday, December 7
Happy Bday Bdiddy!
Saturday, December 2
The beer store called...

...your guitar is in.

If only I knew how to play!