Sunday, September 30, 2007

Work work work!

Ok I have been slightly busy last fortnight with lots of overtime to pay for the upcomming snow trip to the US/ Canada and to pay off my new 29er. I am slight tired of seeing the four walls at work and watching daylight slip past me.There has been many a sick patient at work, thats a good thing cause it means extra work for me if I want it (ching ching ching). Not to worry as I did manage to get out on the road bike a little (boy did it hurt...muscle memory has failed me). Even managed to hook up with Az and get a lazy brew ride in (cause we were rooted from work) and have a decent catch up!
Hopefully this week will be less hectic ( I did manage 26hrs overtime this fortnight) and the weather friendly enough to let me out and about on the bike and roller skis. Managed to see a band called Daughtry....not bad ( I was a sceptic cause he had been on the US Idol, Hey I would see them again).
Glenvale crits start next sunday, something to enjoy....... (1 hour of pain). I will be racing myself back to fitness and am looking forward to giving the crit season a decent stab.

over and out

p.s. Good to see a aussie smashing up the worlds U23 road race. Young Wes Saulzberger pulled off a 2nd! Tonite the men have a go so good luck to Gerro and TLowe and hopefully they can get a aussie up for a win!

Monday, September 24, 2007

29er time

After must procrastination I have put some money down on a 29er. This is the one a Specialized Stumpjumper 29. This baby has sliding dropouts so I can run it single. Why the Specialized 29er..... cause it looks cool, I have a 26 inch version and love it and cause I can. Thing is there are going to be many a overtime time done to pay for it. Hopefully be on it by the end of October if all goes well.
Time to get my training back on schedule after a couple of weeks of nights and a week of getting my body clock back on the daylight thing. Hit lysterfeild last week but felt like crap!!! Happy trails

Friday, September 21, 2007

mail call

Ok I must admit that I love getting mail. Dont know why but always have, just like having some in the mail box for me....
I had a nice box delivered this week with my DOPERS SUCK gear. It will be a nice addition for the wardrobe. i kn ow Im getting on the bandwagon aswell but fuck it.... i agree with it so why not!

I recieved some sad news yesterday about Andy White. Some might know him from track racing others from his website fxyomatosis (check it on the sidebar). He was training last week and had a misfourtunate mishapp.... over the bars landing straight on his head. This fall resulted in him breaking some of his cervical vertabrae. He is now sporting a lovely halo thoracic brace.....not a good look! But luckily he has not suffered spinal cord injuries and is fully mobile and not looking at needing four wheels instead of two to get around. I wish him well and a speedy recovery.

Monday, September 17, 2007

happy monday

been a shit couple of weeks due to night shift but I am back in the land of the living as of this week. Plenty of daylight hours to get my shit together with riding and rollerskiing. so head down this week and get back on top of my routine!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

happy friday

Had to finish off with something!!

US racing

For those of you that know him Richie England has been racing his way through the US for the last couple of seasons. He has shown some good form over the last couple of years and getting some decent results...(shows what some one can do when they put in the hard yards and not on the pointy end of a needle). He had some luck in the last couple of days getting 3rd behind the fast finishing Menzies (another Aussie giving it to the Yanks on their domestic scene....Rich there are ways to slow him down!!!)
Anyhow well done!! I believe he is back to the local scene in the next couple of weeks.....

Granted it is better to see him have the success than the crashes like this one in 2004 Herald Sun Tour where he ended up at my work looking a little worse for wear ( trust me readers at the time it was only a face a mother could love!!!)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

pictures say a 1000 words

Mister sister was complaining apparently about my previous shots of him....hows this!!!


Ok Im addicted to facebook. Much more fun than MSN and easier to stay in touch with people far away.
Looking for my next project to build up. I have narrowed it down to the two following frames

The voodoo dambala

the vassago jabberwocky

Cant make my mind up. Both are not overly expensive frames and I am thinking that I will run rigid forks to start with. Cant wait til it all comes about cause I am keen to ride the 29er thing and pound the trails.

Monday, September 10, 2007

happy monday


OK working in the area that I do (ICU) I get to see many different kinds of things, situations and people. One thing that never ceases to amaze me is the disrespect shown to both me and my collegues by relatives. Quite often we are the verbal punching bag for rude ignorant people. We are there trying to the best we can to save peoples lives, I dont need to be verbally abused..... show us some respect, basic really!
Enough rants, assholes are assholes...... shouldnt let them get in my head.
Found this pick, if only.....

Got a night off so hope to get up the hills on the road for a bit of a pedal. Havent been up them hills for a while (should be interesting)

Saturday, September 8, 2007

carbon driven

Found these shots on the web @ cyclingnews whilst killing some time. Looks cool but is limited to Spot brand bikes at this stage. You need special drop outs to run this gear so it rules out anyone else being able to give it a go......interesting...will it catch on?

Discovered it was spring today whilst at Lysterfeild having a pedal. Bloody magpies are in action. This bird saw me from at least 100m and got his shit together to dive bome the fuck out of me (good interval work!!!). Loving this weather at the moment especially when on the dirt.
Also found a new way to torture myself. Its called moose hoofs (running hill intervals with nordic skiing poles)....this shit will get me fit for my OS ski trip next year!....more details in a later post.

Thursday, September 6, 2007


The SSWC07 have been run and won in Scotland. Hats off to Adam Craig and Kelli Emmet for winning. SSWC08 are going to be held in Napa, California. Might be a good one to look at getting to. Will have to put it on the list of things to do.

Monday, September 3, 2007


The cure for sleep deprivation and a post night shift hangover is this little sucker! plus some melotonin to reset the sleep cycle. Awoke today and felt like mouth felt like the bottom of a cocky's cage.
Busy week planned this week more will be share later in the week

Sunday, September 2, 2007

night shift

Got to love being awake all night. I dont but do it cause I have to. Plenty of web surfing is done if it is not too busy at work. Found the site I love singlespeed. I have added it to my favorites, it's worth checking out if you are interested. Has some cool shots of trails in the US.
With the travel lately around Victoria I have hit some breweries in the North East. The first was a haunt of mine in Bright. Bright brewery is a great place to sit outside on a sunny day and kick back with one of their nice brews. The Bright Brewery's Hellfire has made it as the brew of the month.
I also made it to the Beechworth Brewery.....found it hidden behind the main street. Definately worth a look and a sample of the brews. Be great after a hit out at the MTB park.