Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rain rain go away.

It has been raining here in the StG for 5 straight days, I hate the rain. I don't hate the rain in it's falling state, maybe I hate it when its just water laying on the ground turning the trails to mud. So I guess I hate mud and I just blame the rain for its role in the transmutation.
Living in So. Utah has made me a bit soft when it comes to inclement weather. The local tourist board touts that we have 364 golfing days a year, they obviously find themselves quite clever.
I continue to tell myself that if I had the right clothing I would ride in the nasty stuff. Sarah scoffs at this logic and of course she is right, I am never going out when precipitation is falling from the sky.
I have been riding in the cold, and when I say cold I mean cold for me. Cold to me is under 30 degrees so to all you tough guys that ride in sub 0 weather with rain and snow I admit you are infinitely more ProCore than I. My question to you is why do you live there?

Monday, January 11, 2010


Mainstream America understands these three letters to represent the #1 spectator sport in the country. To me they stand for something different, we use them to designate an area of caution- NO FALL LEFT. Then some bureaucrat comes along and feels the need to dumb down the trail and put up this sign.

Do they think that a cyclist can not see the huge gorge into which they may fall?

Tough to miss the huge hole in the earth.

Here are a couple more photos, strictly for entertainment value.

Lastly a short and choppy clip of a local celeb. (read SS and frame building guru) He actually cleaned this climb on the next attempt. I show you the dab because I am petty and have never made this climb.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Chance of shower

This morning after I finished another great ride with good friends, good trails, good weather and great views I headed in to wash off the current layer of So. Utah.
I like my shower, I like it a lot. No door that I have to clean, 2 shower heads and travertine as far as the eye can see, including the ceiling.
Everybody has a shower routine and mine starts with shampoo. As I reached for it I realized that there were 2 different kinds, now I am used to that because my quite fetching bride gets tired of one type before the bottle is empty and she leaves it to me to finish it off. The same goes for conditioner and shower soap/gel. I really think it's a fine arrangement. However, this morning I started counting how many different materials where lined up in my shower. Here is the list;

2 shampoo
3 conditioner
4 body washes
2 loofahs
1 back scrubbing brush
1 bar of Irish Spring (that ones mine)
3 facial cleansers
2 razors
1 non abrasive shower cleaner complete w/ scrub brush

Now I ask you, does your shower look like that or is it just mine? I don't need all that, I do appreciate the cleanliness and all the fragrant deliciousness, but I have showered before with just a bar of Dial soap. It's a little harder to work into a lather but it will clean your hair in a pinch.

I guess I should just be glad that I have got the girls to stop interrupting as much as before, just suck it up and finish off the bottles like a good lad.

Next time maybe we can discuss the "nails on a chalkboard" effect I feel when you see how toothpaste is squeezed, spilled, left uncapped and corrupted at my place...... good stuff I know.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Palm Monday

My old Motorola Q9h finally quit syncing up with my computer and Sprint has owed me an upgrade since March of 09. This is what I got.

So far it works like a champ. Touch screen and a QWERTY key board the best of both worlds. Maybe you can see from the pic that you can flip thru multiple apps like a deck of cards. Flip it up and it goes away.

I will be sure I will let you know when I break it.