Saturday, March 15, 2008

Another Quickie

After the butt woopin the Spartans put on Northern Michigan last night, we went out drinking with the Yoopers until the wee hours of the morning (or at least midnight). When I got up this morning I figured we'd just take a "leisurely" ride on the Riverwalk. Unfortunately, the Riverwalk lived up to its name, the river was flowing right over it. Worried what diseases we'd get riding through the Red Cedar, we decided to tool around campus a little bit and then head over to the shop.

Our team manager, Jake, was at there to drop off the new jerseys, I think they look pretty sweet.

We also took the opportunity to order some new glasses while we were there. I ordered the Optic Nerve Syncro.

Andrea ordered the Optic Nerve Hell Camino.

Both are what Optic Nerve calls photomatic or what Lens Crafters (or whatever the cheesy eyeglass shop at the mall is called) calls transition lenses. Basically when we're in the woods they don't block as much light as when we're in the sun. It seems like a better deal than trying to match lenses to conditions and then scratching the hell out of them making the change. I can't wait to try them out. Both can be conveniently ordered from our sponsor, Revolution Bikes at a really great price.

Hopefully State will end the Wildcats' season tonight and the Yoopers will leave early so I can get some sleep tonight and get a long ride in tomorrow.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Fixed Comments

Apparently, people couldn't post anonymous comments to my blog. While I fixed that, I think. So, go wild!


Have you heard of this guy Jonathan Lee Riches? He's locked up in South Carolina for wire fraud. Apparently, he occasionally gets as bored as I do. While I waste time surfing "teh interwebs" he's filed over a thousand lawsuits in federal district courts nationwide. Here's some summaries from Justia:

Riches et al v. Vick et al August 3, 2007
Plaintiff a/k/a "Credit Card Czar" d/b/a "The Nostradamus of Commerce" seeks $662 trillion in British Gold delivered via JB Hunt trucking. Plaintiff alleges that he used a stolen credit card for surgery on his dog because Michael Vick broke its leg. Plaintiff explains that dogs are forbidden to take out home equity loans with Countrywide Financial. Plaintiff also charges that Michael Vick ordered Jason Michael Carpenter (Riches' co-defendant) to send a botnet trojan horse into his court records and place false information to make Plaintiff look evil. Plaintiff also noted that Michael Vick is spelled Kciv Leahcim backwards.

Riches v. Vick July 23, 2007
Prisoner Johnathan Lee Riches© seeks $63 billion backed by gold and silver delivered via UPS from Michael Vick for allegedly stealing his two pit bulls and using them for dog fighting. Prisoner also alleges that Vick damaged the RFID chips in the plaintiff's dog collars, sold plaintiff's dogs on eBay and used the proceeds to purchase missiles from the Iran Government. Plaintiff also alleges that Michael Vick subjected him to microwave testing, but that's not all...

Riches v. Gordon et al September 12, 2007
Plaintiff (a/k/a "Litigator Crusador") alleged that defendant Jeff Gordon conspired with Barry Bonds, Michael Vick and others to drive his life insane, create madness in the world, and use #24 as a weapon of mass destruction. Plaintiff further alleged that defendant tied him to the bumper during the Talladega race, took Kit from Night Rider, used his #24 car in illegal car fights at Jiffy Lube Express, and used the #24 to hit Juan Valdez's horse. Plaintiff seeks a preliminary injunction to prevent defendant from driving off without paying at Sunoco stations.

If you're as bored as Riches and I, take a look at some of his cases at Justia.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Had a haircut and a little pre-Key West fake-and-bake after work. So I had to get in a quick weight training session before the Wings/Stars game. With a short time limit and in the spirit of resting the legs after yesterday's ride I stuck to an upper body routine.

  • Chest Press
  • Shoulder Press
  • Lat Pulldown
  • Crunches on the Ball
  • Standing Curl
  • Pec Dec
  • French Press
  • Back Hyper-extension
  • Trunk Rotation
  • Seated Row
I was kickin a little 8 Ball Grifter, some of the best lifting tunes I've found. I wish those guys were still around. In a perfect world, they'd be playin Mac's the night before every day-off I had.

Less than two months until our return to paradise.


Speaking of Key West, Daryl Lee Brooks, aka Gold Man, was busted last week for selling cocaine. He needed to make some spare dough so he could have a day-off from his day job, standing around, motionless, in gold paint. That's an extra dollar I can spend on beer.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


I got 15 miles in on the mountain bike tonight. I averaged .6mph under my target. That was disappointing but I had my first crash, causing the first bruise of the season. Stupid me going too slow over ice without having the foresight to unclip from the pedals before hand. It was nice and muddy, cold and wet. My feet took over a half-hour to thaw, now if the trails would thaw we'd be all set.

My arms are pretty sore today. I switched from tricep pushdown to a french press and from concentration curls to standing curls. But the pain is just weakness leaving the body.

I didn't have a camera with me tonight so I'll leave you with a picture of the kick ass Rock Racing jersey I wore and some info from the Garmin.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

40 Days

No, that's not how long it's been since my last post. That's how long until the first race of the season, Yankee Springs. It's been a rough couple weeks. Not enough snow for skiing but too much snow and ice for riding. I've been completely uninspired for the past few weeks, I haven't done squat but 12 and 22 ounce curls. I guess I've been being generous, just giving my competition a chance to catch-up. I've done Yankee Springs once, it's the only time trial I've ever done. I hadn't trained or even been on the bike all year. I was in a haze, slightly hungover and decided I should upgrade since I hadn't raced, you know, in a few years.

It was a miserable 1:10 or 1:14 or whatever amount of time it took me to finish. Anyway, I don't expect that too happen again. I had some pretty decent training up until a few weeks ago and I'm back at it again. I was able to get some weight training in tonight and with highs above 40 for the next few days, I should get some outside hours on the bike (thank you DST).