An Update of Sorts

So some searching around, and I finally found a WordPress template I like enough to modify for use on this site. Some minor graphics tweaks are done, and the next step is to get that little pile of photos in the upper left corner to randomize. My PHP coding is rusty, due to some dalliance with Ruby on Rails, so that’s kinda back-burner for now. I did get Akismet up and running, so I shouldn’t be inundated with comment-spam anymore. Here’s hoping, anyway.

In the realm of the bike, I have finally gotten an arrangement made with Zipp re: the ongoing issues with the rear wheel in my 404 wheelset. I’m dropping that at the UPS store today so it can go and be fixed. I also started ordering the parts for my singlespeed mountain bike, which is going to have to be put on pause, as I (along with several others) lost my job on Monday the 3rd.

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Grumpy’s/NSC Cyclocross

Picture: the author, getting his ass kicked at the Grumpy’s/NSC Cyclocross. Another race, another DNF. I just wasn’t feelin’ it yesterday. Crashed a couple of times, and the course was … Read more

Quick Update

I still owe an update on Critical Mass. I know. It’s forthcoming. Along with some photos, and probably a small rant about the police state America’s becoming. The GPS flaked … Read more

Off-Season, Gearing Up…

So the off-season looms about 3-4 weeks away. Some of you will point out that, “Bailey! It’s November! In Minnesota! Are you nuts?”

The short answer is: yes.

The long answer is that it’s still cyclocross season, and state championships for that are on November 17th. I’ll be racing every weekend until then.

So the off-season plan? Well, I’m going to keep riding outdoors through the end of December, I suspect. This winter is going to see me in the gym a lot — weights, running, and spinning. I’m probably going to sign up for a Bikram yoga class somewhere away from the gym, and I really should learn to swim in a non-comical manner, as well.

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What’s Up

The primary point of this blog will be to follow my cycling life — racing, the attempt to open my own shop, and the product I want to bring to … Read more