Monday, April 29, 2013


Figure if I can walk in this boot, riding will be even less stress. Sure enough, and it was worth it. Active recovery...

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Still sucks. Kids get too much of it these days but I can see that it helps hold parents accountable. I'm having fun with Jack's class animal project. We're doing the head tonight (due tomorrow!) but here was the skeleton. Best smelling meerkat ever.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Ok, starting..... NOW

Need to rest this foot but a day of cleaning the garage led to tinkering on the bike (fork oil exchange, invert my FU2 bars on the Edwin, fix several flats...) which led to me wanting to get out ONE last time before I (may) have to cast or boot this injury up for six weeks. Rolled out back in a light rain for about an hour, then the sky darkened near home so I cut toward home early. Quite an electrical show it gave me with a seemingly distant rumbling then CRACKKKKK right above my head while I was riding out across a field. Dove down and hugged the tree line despite not having a trail and instinctively sulked home - naively thinking my crouching down would help lessen my chances of getting struck. Foot felt great the entire time but stiff cycling shoes are like little ortho boots. It was a good time trial, just me, the frogs, the herons, the owls.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Gonna have to take this foot thing serious for a bit longer. From today onward, I'm wearing this stylish boot I bought at Red Racks for $2.95. Special thanks to the Affordable Health Care Act. I'm not even going to entertain doing the Dirty Kanza 200 which I've already registered for. Selling my seedy, edge of Emporia motel reservation to the highest bidder.

Monday, April 1, 2013