Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Finally I remembered to take a camera on a ride with me. So I have a few photos from it. There really aren't any stories to go along with them, but its a lot better then me just talking about a ride I did.

One of my favorite roads:

No getting caught by a train here:

I've never realized how dangerous it was for us to be out on the roads till I saw this picture someone took of me while I was out:

Well other then that I turned in my paperwork to the local school district to become a substitute teacher. I'm pretty excited about that. I just can't get away from school. Other then that Lucy still stares at the shadows on the walls, and there seems to be end to that phase. It's the silliest thing I have ever seen.

How bout the tigers and lions, both are currently winning, of course the Tigers on a much larger scale. But for the past few years any wins for the Lions seems to be a great feat. At least they don't loose the way the Cardinals do, not that they wouldn't blow a lead like that, but the fact that they don't usually play nationally televised games so everyone could see.

Thanks for reading,
Breeze On

Sunday, October 15, 2006

DOES ANYONE HAVE AN 8 SPEED SHIMANO STI SHIFTER they would like to sell to me?

Well not much going on here, just continuing to ride. Saturday I did my new cool route again with Jeff Carl. Man it is just a sweet ride that really can put the hurt on. Anyone intersted in riding it with me in two weekends? I need to get pictures, I forgot to take my camera this past time, but I will next time. I need to put more pictures up to make this blog more interesting.

I guess thats it for now.

Thanks for reading,
Breeze On

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

All I have to say is that if you are not my dad, Swain, or myself you missed one heck of a ride. The Breezer True Hilly Hundred was one heck of a course and turned out better then I could have ever imagined. And the beautiful weather we had definently didn't hurt.

The route consisted of 13 climbs, of which 4 where dirt, a few other dirt sections, and plenty of single lane country roads. And there even was a starbucks at the start, for those who are into that type of thing. It was a truly epic ride. We had a nice stop in Nashville, which was hopping with thousands of people to see the half way sprint into the gas station. My dad took the win on that one as he was able to squeeze between a person in a wheelchair, and an overweight fella in an amigo.

We had only a few hold ups with flats with Swain getting two and myself with one, which wasn't my fault at all, it was a mix of my dads and Swains fault as I see it. We were going down the coolest road, Slippery Elm Shoot and I got over the climb first and kept it rolling to the paved road just a mile or two down the road. I got all the way to the end and waited a few minutes and after thinking to myself how strong I must be, I figured something must have been up so I went back to see what was the haps. I saw Swain was fixing a flat so I stood there waiting as my dad commented on how he couldn't believe I hadn't flatted yet with the tires I had. So of course as we got rolling, I kid you not, we go not even 100 meters and KABAM! flat tire.

Well it was a great ride and I can't wait to do again. It took us 6 1/2 hours for the 170km's. We didn't kill it by any means, and we did do a bit of waiting for my dad who was like a dead dear carcuss on the side of the road with the bloating stomach, but it wasn't exactly easy with all the climbs. I can't wait to do it some more, and if anyone is interested they need to contact me. I'd love to have some company.

The next day my father and I did the hilly hundred ride, or as I like to call it, the not so hilly 50. As the ride each day is 50 miles and I only counted 4 climbs, but these climbs would be only comparable to the small climbs on my true hilly hundred ride. So for those who plan on riding the hilly hundred weekend next year, maybe you should consider taking the challenge and riding the Breezer True Hilly Hundred.

Thanks for reading,
Breeze On

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

So here is what I came up for the weekend for those who are interested. We will do my hilly hundred route on Saturday. We want to be riding by 10am so we will meeting a bit earlier then that at the shopping center just off of 37 in martinsville, just off of Ohio st. which will be the starting point. Check out the course route and profile here.

Then on Sunday we will be doing the actual hilly hundred ride and will want to be riding at around the same time of 10am. So if anyone is intersted just meet as the rides, and if you have questions email me. Hope to see some of you out there. it will be fun I guarentee.

Course Description (Saturday):

Ok I have never done the course I have mapped out, but from other rides I have ridden many of the roads and this is what I can tell you. The bigger climbs are no longer then 2km, but can be steep. There is one really steep dirt road climb I know of, that has a dirt decent right afters that is a blast. Many of the roads are less traveled roads so there is little traffic, and it is very nice scenery. The whole day will be up and down. It will be 100 miles and just over 10,000 feet of climbing. Are you up to the challenge.

See you there,
Breeze On