Sunday, December 30

FYI for Cross Lovers

Heading to Nationals in January?
Heading to Louisville in February?
Need some motivation or just want to watch the worlds best go at it?

Here's a link for most of the Euro races from across the pond.
< I also added a link on the side bar.
They're full coverage with women's highlights and in order from most recent on back.

If you've been watching then you know how great the racing has been. Nys, Albert, Pauwels and even Stybar has been looking strong over the last few races.


Friday, December 21

American's are Pussies.

Louisville looks easy compared to these. Enjoy and I hope America's ready!

Druivnencross Overijse December 9th

Leuven December 16th

Monday, December 17

CX State Championships 2013......Best One Yet!

Having done a pre ride on Saturday and knowing a couple guys were dropping down, my expectations for 'wood' at Sunday's race were becoming unlikely.  The course was great and the venue very spectator friendly.  The sweeping turns, power zapping sand and long grass sections made for some fun racing and suited others better than me.  I typically do better on a more technical course. But this Sunday I was feeling great. I was both mentally and physically ready and wasn't going down without a fight.

Sitting on the line I felt anxious but comfortable. There were only 9 of use and all but 1 was on the front row so no great advantage off the start. Whistle blows and it takes an extra second to get clipped in and that puts be in the back of the group. We're all moving well and no gaps are forming. Lap 1, then 2 go by and still we are mostly together.  I'm not worried because there are plenty of places to pass, but I am worried about bobbles in the sand or a crash. At that's what happens toward the end of lap 3 or 4? while leading the group, Alex's front wheel slides out on a sweeping right hander and everyone knows this is the time to GO!

Steve gets around first and is charging.  Pete Thompson and I are next followed by Andy Weir, Osgood and Ron (I think). With still half the race to go and sitting in 3rd I was shitting my pants!  I've never raced with Pete and wasn't sure how he raced. Andy and Osgood were not far behind and 9.5 out of 10 days they are faster.  Early plan is to hang on to Pete and see how things go.

Lap 5 comes and goes and I'm still holding my own. I actually feel good and am thinking when I can put in an attack. I can still see Andy and Osgood around the turns and am judging if I'm loosing or gaining ground. The gaps seem steady or growing slightly so attention goes back to Pete. Then on lap 6 (I think) Pete goes down, in front of me, in the back pines and I try and gap. I didn't get great traction but thought it might work.  It didn't. He was quickly back on and I was leading the way. Laps 7 and 8 were spent going back and forth. I would attack and Pete would not let me go. He would come around and I would ride his wheel and wait. I would go again and he would react and stay close. Midway through lap 8 he pulls beside me and asks, 'Is this the bell lap?'I reply that I don't know. he takes the lead and around we go into the final bell.

Final lap and I'm staying pinned to his wheel, hoping for a mistake. I'm still feeling strong but I'm not sure about him.  Heading up the slick climb on the back side he puts in a small surge, then around the pavilion he stands and goes hard again. I'm able to react and still have a chance. Heading up the final climb towards the barriers he has a 6-8 bike length lead that I was able to close in half. He's over the barriers first and sprinting.  We hit the final turn and he as 4-5 bikes on me. He is on the gas first and before I can complete the turn he has another 20ft.  I stand and sprint but am not gaining ground. 10-15 strokes in I sit up and coast in.

Looking back I made a tactical error. Still took 3rd and made it on the wood, so I'm very happy about that.
Not sure if my season is over. Might take a trip over to Chicago in early January.
Thanks to everyone who cheered me on. It was very motivating and helped a lot.

Great racing by Pete Thompson. Thanks Alex, Andy and Osgood for making these last several races a blast.

Congratulations to-
 B's 39u guys: Big Mac, Lako and Jim Goerlich. Great racing and season guys.
Mstrs 45+: DC and Scott Fab for staying strong all season.
Elite's: Weinert, Sven, Mark P sorry I couldn't have seen more racing by you guys put it down. Good luck at Nationals and Worlds.
Ladies: Queen Anne and Kelly P - Way to go!

Thanks to Tailwinds for giving us some great races this year. Change is good and some lessons learned I think.

Michigan Scene: I appreciate what you do for the sport of cycling and the perspectives you bring. Keep it going and speak your mind. Haters will hate but the true will always love.

Love and Respect to All.
Cycling is what I do. Not who I am.

Saturday, December 15

CX States Championship - Michigan's Last Dance

In a little over 24 hours from now I will pull up to the line for my final race of 2012. TheMichigan Cyclocross State Championships at Addison Oaks. I've had  a great time racing with everyone in the Masters 35+ and wish you all 'Good Luck' tomorrow. (Alex Monte-Sano, John Osgood, Andy Weir, Shawn Schaffert, Mark Caffyn, Ron Stack, Andy Fedewo, Dan Bannink and Brian Wachlarz)

Many have written me off, others have given support and a few praise.  I have no regrets and I know what I'm capable. I will not stop coming tomorrow. I will not lay down. For those who were there, last Sunday will seem easy. I will NOT go gentle into that good night.......... 

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, 
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light

I Respect you ALL but someone has to Win and claim the top step. Not saying it's me, but I believe I have a good a shot as any. So let's put on those dancing shoes and step out one more time for the Last Dance.

Thursday, December 13

I'm not bringing a knife to this weekends fight......

Put on psy-war-op. Make it loud. This is a Romeo Foxtrot. Shall we dance?


Wednesday, November 28

Waterford Day 1 and Day 2......Just Call Me Mike.

How'd that feel Teddy?
Less than 3 weeks to go.......

Friday, November 23

It's Not Always Pretty, But?

Sometimes you need to look beyond the surface.
It's not always pretty, but he gets it done on his terms.

Thursday, November 22

Friday, November 16

The What's Been. Iceman and Derby Cup

ICEMAN 2012- Going in I was planning on the big 'W'.  The pre-ride from Williamsburg on Friday was great and the body was ready to go. Saturday morning and everything went well from breakfast to warm-up. Lined up towards the back and was waiting for the gun.  Blast off!

Rode smart and kept pace. Didn't sit in too much and kept moving forward but quickly my luck would change. I went from 20 mph to 0 mph on a section of two track while attempting a pass.  After sliding for about 10 yards, I was able to get back on and continue racing.  I gave chase for the next 9 miles but wasn't catching and now my motivation was starting to fade.  Once to Williamsburg my 'race' now became a 'ride'.  I lost all motivation and just wanted to finish.  If I wasn't going to win I didn't care how I finished.  Rolled in a bit over 2 hours and it looks like a wave 3 start for next year.  The goal will be the same but coming from wave 3 my work will be cut out for me.

DERBY CUP 1 and 2- I've never done a USGP before and was very excited to check it out.  The car ride and company were great, having been with a couple veterans (Osgood and Goerlich).  I was told to relax and enjoy the weekend and that's what I did.  I did have some reservations going into day 1.  I was racing the cat 2,3 race and Osgood kept saying how crazy it would be and that Masters was the better race.  Oh well let's see what happens.  Gun goes off and we sprint like mad for the first turn.  I started 48th of 120'sh so there were a couple bodies around but I wasn't uncomfortable just having been at Iceman.  You just hope that everyone stays up. That didn't happen though, crash 1 happens at the end of the straight and takes out about 8-10 guys.  This doesn't slow too many guys down though, the pack quickly heads downhill on the grass and is heading for the 3 foot speed bump (jump). Crash 2 is on the other side and this sucks in another 8 or so guys. Around and full speed ahead for the first run up, 50 foot? sand pit then 300' to the green monster.  This section of the coarse was brutal and kept the heart at max.  Once over the Monster the race thinned out a bit and for the next 5 laps it was all about gaining spots and keeping the effort high. Ended the Day in 36th and had a great race. Laps were consistent and effort was all out. Would Day 2 be better or worse?

Day 2- Morning routine was the same but the coarse was tougher.  The long sand section was now slightly uphill and followed by a short punchy climb.  Starting spot was the same and pace was just as fierce but today the group stayed up and crash free.  The race was going well until we hit the sand section.  I attempted to ride and that proved to be a mistake because a guy went down in front of me and that caused me to crash. I lost valuable time and additionally got sand crammed in my shifter.  I couldn't shift for over half the next flat section and was passed by 4-5 more guys.  I was able to knock it out and regain full use of my gears.  Over the next 3 laps I would catch small groups and take short breaks. When someone would launch or come around I would latch on.  On lap 4 I felt my rear wheel bottoming out and thought I was getting a flat.  With no spare or pit bike I had no choice but to keep going.  The straights were fine but some turns were tentative.  The wheel held and I was able to finish.  Day 2 didn't run as smooth.  It seemed like I had difficulty clipping in after every dismount, I bobbled on several occasions and I couldn't settle into any rythme. I finished 40th and 10sec behind a 36th.  My times were still consistent but I had to do a lot more work.

It was a great weekend and I would like to thank the Wolverines for the 'home' base. Osgood, Goerlich and Payn for the conversation and many laughs. And Thank you to the rest of the Michigan guys and girls for cheering.  It was awesome hearing my name at many different times during the race.  I will be going back in 2013.  I will be more prepared and looking for better results.

Time to finish off the cyclocross season and see what happens.

Monday, November 12

Some of the Nations Best....



Monday, October 29


Lake Orion High School was a new venue and the coarse layout was a great mix of flats, hills, curves and sand.  It was deceptively tough, with few spots to recover. Normally that's good for me but there are some very strong, fast guys in the field and I'm still behind when it comes to fitness. It was still great getting out and riding the tape.

Great weekend for Andy Weir, Alex Monte-Sano and John Osgood (despite a crash on day 2). You guys keep bringing it every weekend.

Congratulations to Sven for 2 strong days in the Elite's and DC for clinching the title in Masters 45+

Brad Lako - Thanks for cheering and nice racing! Keep it going and stay motivated.

Next stop is Iceman 2012. The train will be Hauling Ass so I better hold on tight.

Saturday, October 27

What's "IT" All About?

For me it's about the personal challenge and the MI scene.  If you DON'T get "IT" try a Wednesday night Ice Baby ride, find a cross race or travel to Traverse City next weekend.  Yeah folks want to do well, but in my experience, it's about the ride.  Guys and girls are happy to cheer, lend a hand and share a beer.  Don't sweat the small stuff and worry about others finishing time or placing.  Worry about yourself and are YOU doing what you can or want.  Stop hating, pointing and being anonymous. Unless you hate negativity, are pointing at something sweet or anonymously helping others.

Sunday, October 21

It's Been A Rough Few Weeks.

This will be short.  Since a lack luster Kensington 2 day CX, racing has been rough.  Grampian was a disaster and P2P even worse.  There is a glimmer of hope though.  This past Saturday was the Mad Anthony CX, a place that has treated me well.  I decided to do the 'A' race and see how things went.

I had a good race.  Not sure my placing but I raced for the full hour and was able to hang with some fast guys. I averaged 168 bpm for the effort and I'm happy with how 'training' is going.  Lake Orion 2 day this coming weekend and then the final XC race of the year.

Thanks again for all who cheer, heckle and make riding a bike fun.

Monday, October 1

Kensington CX 1.5 Day

It was finally time for my CX season to start and being at a new venue and not much racing this year I had the race jitters.  I knew J Osgood and Shawn Schaffert have been racing strong and I didn't know who else was going to be racing so I didn't have any real expectations for Day 1 but to get one under my belt.

DAY 1 - I started 2nd row against the tape and thought I was safe from getting pinched but that wasn't so.  Mark Caffyn got a wheel in front and I had to settle back.  The group seemed to hold together for a while and I was content to follow.  We completed lap 1 and the leaders were still 'close' so I remained calm but things soon changed. I was riding behind Andy, not paying attention and a gap had opened.  I couldn't seem to find a good place to get around and had to wait.  Late in lap 2 I make the pass and have lost major ground but have a clear coarse so I but my head down and go. I'm gaining ground on some and can see Shawn slowly coming back. Leading into Lap 4 I'm feeling good and know it's a matter of time before I reach Shawn but then on the back of the coarse my sidewall gives out and 'POP' my race is over.

DAY 2 - I started 2nd row again which had a similar result but today the leaders weren't waiting around, the pace was quicker and the race seemed to blow apart in the first lap.  I made similar mistakes to day one and had to fight again to make up any ground.  I clawed my way up to 6th and had Brian W in my sites but it wasn't going to happen. I couldn't close and that was it.

Not my best races but once again I learned something. Most know what it is so I won't go into detail.  I'll just keep working and trying to improve.  Next couple weeks are back to MTB with Grampian and P2P then back to CX with a place that has been very good to me Mad Anthony.

Great racing Adam York, John Osgood, Don Cameron, Brad Lako and Tom Payn.  Very sold 2 days!

Thanks to Tailwinds for another venue.  Thanks to Tom Clark for the companionship, to and from the race. each day and Thanks to all who cheered me on it helps a great deal. Finally to Shaun Welch for the pictures and offering his wheel.

Saturday, September 22

Ronde van Stony - Tough

First day of fall and it felt like it.  Light rain, cool breeze and temps in the low 50's.  Having done this race last year I knew what the race plan was.  Make sure you're with the leaders coming out of the trolley trails!

It didn't happen.  Turning onto 26 Mile I'm about a tenth mile back (WTF) and the chase to catch is going to be tough.  Mt. Vernon, Washington, Winkler Mill and now Sheldon and still no help. Finally around Stony Creek I'm joined by 4-5 guys and we start working together.  The group ahead, is maybe a quarter mile away by now and we ride well down Snell and Mt. Vernon and are able to bridge back to a tenth mile.  Once we make the turn on 31 Mile that changes. A guy from O2 goes up the left and splits the group, I'm able to make the jump along with a guy from Haggerty? We ride together North on Dequindre, but the O2 rider is getting anxious and keeps surging hard to contact the group ahead.  Shortly after 32 Mile the O2 rider puts in another surge and I can't hold-on. The 2 guys ride away and I'm alone again.

I make the right on 33 Mile and I still see the group ahead, so I dig deep and try too bridge. I manage to get about 100 yds away but can't reach.  We make the turn on Fischer and the group starts pulling away. this is the closest I will get. I keep them in sight for the next 6-7 miles but at Parks and Dequindre they are long gone.  The carrot is gone and mentally I start falling apart, the legs start to feel heavy and weak. I begin talking to myself and trying to regroup. I'm able to keep it together until Stony Creek but once I hit the climbs most of my power is gone. I'm struggling to keep the pedals turning and a group of 3 guys catch, then go by. I try too keep pace but get popped again on Mt. Sheldon. I entire survival mode until I reach Sheldon and head for the finish.

Making the turn on Sheldon I can see riders ahead and new motivation. I manage to catch and pass one rider and roll across the finish a very tired and dirty guy.

I didn't finish with the leaders but I had a great, very tough race. I never looked back, sat-up or thought about quitting. Only finishing and racing the best I could.  Not being in the lead group(s) cost me a lot of energy but I was able to keep them in sight for a long time.  I'm walking away with my head up and knowing I still have a lot of hard work to put in over the next 3-4 months.  Let's see how the first CX races go this coming weekend at Kensington.

Thanks to Mike Franko.  Thanks to all who donated their time and products. Thanks to all the racers.

Sunday, August 12

2.JMAK..whats going on?

WORK.......A four letter word for me this year.  I'm not bitter, just 6 days a week from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. or later.

I'm going to salvage something for this fall.
Let's wait and see how things go.

Stony Creek XC will be the first litmus test.

Tuesday, July 24

How not to 'Train'

You can't be competitive without a plan and training. I have neither and I proved it last Sunday at Bloomer. It was a great reality check and kick in the butt.  Will I be ready for Fall or not?  The plan is almost done so let's see if I can pull it off. 

The lack of numbers.

Sunday, July 1

Blissful Ignorance

Yesterday I went for my first ride of June 2012. Instead of easing into things why not just throw cation to the wind and see what happens?

I was meeting 3 others in Lake Orion and then heading out for some trails. Why not ride out and get some extra miles? So I did and left Troy at 8 a.m. and off I go for my first ride of June and last one since May 27th. With my ear buds secure and Bob Seger's Greatest Hits playing, I pedal softly toward Downtown Rochester to connect with PCT and flatland it to Orion. I cover the first 17 miles in just over an hour and feel good. I meet the guys at Kern and Greenshield, turn off the music and head North for a lap at Bald Mountain, then over to Addison for another.

I haven't ridden Bald in about 2-3 years and not much has changed. It was a nice way to break up the ride and helped me get comfortable in the trails again. Now over to Addison and replenish the water before hitting the loop. Water full and off we go. What a great lap. It flowed well and I like the re-route eliminating the gravel climb. (side note: what's up with that new path along Lk. George?). Back to the building for more water before the ride home.

I'm about 2:30:00 into the ride and ready to head home. Time for some nutrition and turn on the music. This time the playlist is going to be different. (Rage Against the Machine, Cluth, Metallica and a bit of Lil Wayne) I have another 1:15:00 +/- in the saddle and I'm not sure how it will go. The route is Predmore, Rush, Dequindre, Sheldon, up Bloomer Rd for some added suffering  and John R home.

All is well for the first several miles but when I cross Rochester my thighs start feeling it so I back it down and take on some more nutrition and water because now I know the last hour is going to be a mental and physical battle. I recover slightly over the next 2 miles and try to ease the climbs but my body is shutting down. I get past Stony Creek, then Letica and decide it's best to cut through Bloomer Park and bypass the climb. By the time I reach John R my thighs are blown and needle like pain passes through every couple minutes. I've been here before and now they drill.  I finally reach the driveway after 53 miles and 3:45:00.

Oh well I still had fun and it was nice talking with the guys. Today it's off to Stony Creek for some laps of next weeks 'Heat Miser' and then some Tour watching.

Wednesday, June 13


Who really cares?

Sunday, April 29

Remember What's Important.

What are your goals/priorities for family, work and riding? Can you really balance it all or do you sacrifice somewhere? I can only speak for myself.

Family and work come before anything else and for now riding is a weekend (if I'm lucky) activity. I've struggled with that since BRX. Life is busy and I'm a husband, father, son, friend, boss, contractor.......  I know I'm not the only one or am I looking for pity.  I have just recently come to accept, for now, that riding and racing will have to be sacrificed. My racing goals have changed and there is still plenty of time to ride. As for the ones who live, breath and sleep racing, What are your goals? What are your strengths? 

Very few can be a sprinter and marathon runner or be competitive for 9 months.

Work the plan, asses and evaluate.  Make adjustments and learn. At the end of the day I hope we are all just riding for fun.

Tuesday, March 27


I've had almost 3 days to obsess about this race and I just keep smiling. I did somethings right, some wrong and others were out of my control. Made the drive over with Tom Clark (thanks for the conversation) and had plenty of time to settle in and look at how big this event has become. On to racing.

Lined up second row behind Osgood and Simon Bailey but got suffled back on the 'neutral' roll out. Guys kept crossing the double yellow and coming up the left side. We made the first right and tensions were getting high because just ahead was the left hander onto Duffy Rd, the dirt, when the race ramps up. 3,2,1.....

We hit the dirt and all I see are riders. We have already caught the group ahead and people are fighting for wheels. I make my first mistake while following up the far left side. About 1/4 mile in we hit a sand filled wash out and I find myself off the bike, running and trying to remount. It only lasted 5-8 seconds but with the loss of momentum and the leaders at 20+ mph I was in for a fight. I could still see Payn and Osgood but I was trailing back about 200 yds and losing ground. I kept the grinding forward and catching groups ahead. I think it was around mile 5 that Chris Goddard came around with another guy, so this was the train to get on. Shortly after Dan Krajcovic joined and we were 4 strong. A tandem team from Founders was also in the mix but they were yo-yoing from the flats and hills. It took awhile and finally we reached the lead group (15+) around mile 20-22. 

The eventual winners were up the road but podium players were still here. The group was moving well and rotating but it wasn't very fluid. Only a half dozen or so would pull and of those one or two would soft peddle or just cycle through. By mile 28 the group was splintering over the climbs. We make the right turn for the last section of two track and it looks like a mine field (I think someone said this already) with all the 8-10' puddles. Some you can go around others you blast. Towards the end it gets steep and time for the CX portion of the race. Luckily I didn't have any cramping, but you could hear people screaming when they tightened up. It was like someone was snippering from the woods and taking folks out one at a time. Back on the bike and left hander onto Gunn Lake for the final stretch.

Peddling up the climb I'm tired and settling down when David Messing comes by. He's moving well and I dig deep to get on his wheel. He was a monster and pulls until about 1 mile left. The group swells to 10 or so and we position for the sprint. I'm a fish out of water, sitting 2 or 3rd wheel and am waiting. One guy goes and I follow, this proves to be the wrong move. After I make contact and hold his wheel for a breather the train comes by my left. They are hauling. I stand and dig deep but I'm not gaining any ground. I peddle in and the race is done.

Thanks to all for a great day. I will remember this race for a long time. It's great battling with people you know and respect. Have a great season and see you down the road.

Saturday, March 17

Yo T! What Gives?

Gold's near record high and A-Team is still in syndication, so why the new job?

Saturday, March 3

Something New

I'm in for my very 1st 100 miler.

Thursday, March 1

It's not a right, it's a privilege

In a little over two hours, several thousand cyclists from all abilities and ages will be frantically trying to 'get in'. Many just want to finish and enjoy the scene, while some have visions of a podium or personal best time. Whatever your goal, enjoy and remember you are fortunate no matter what the outcome.

Good Luck!

Monday, February 20

It's Time for Change

The winter that never came, longer daylight hours and February is nearing end. BRX is 4 weeks away, Mother Nature is a month early and the roads are busy with cyclist.

It's time for change.

Change with work means starting now, instead of early April. Maybe this change will make my May and June a little quieter? Change with riding means starting the 'plan' and getting ready for BRX. Change with home and family means getting a jump on outdoor projects and travel baseball. Life is about to get real busy around here and time management is going to be very important. I need to plan and adapt so I don't lose momentum.

Monday, February 13

Keep On, Keepin' On

Mid February and the rides keep on rollin'. A couple more weeks and the Blogs and social media will be buzzing about how fast Ice Man  (March 1st) and LumberJack100 (March 3rd) sold old. How bottle necked the registration was and how they are done with these events or can't wait to race. It all seems comical and absurd at times, but I'm grateful and blessed to be a part of it.  Remember why you ride, race and participate.  I hope it's not for the medal. I hope it's for something more. That any hardware or step on the box is just a inner 'pat on the back' and not a 'look at me' moment.

'Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory!' BL

                                                                         2012 Mile 500

Friday, February 3

hatin....bring it mr. rotten

It's a repressive society where you can't be horrible, I'm not horrible, they made me horrible, I'm just honest. JR

Wednesday, February 1

Off Season.........?

Today is February 1st and most of the Michigan cycling community should be enjoying their off season. Eating ice cream, drinking beer and loosing themselves in something different. The opposite seems to be true.

Michigan Mountain Mayhem is Sold Out, Barry-Roubaix has less than 200 spots left, Steve Kinley heads up a ride every Friday and many already have there 2012 planned with rides, races and trips. Training plans have started, Simonson appears full on and I can't remember the last time I had so many people ask me to ride in January. Is it the weather? Mid 30's-50 is a lot easier than teens. Is it trying to get a jump on the season / competition? It's a long season with Barry-Roubaix through to Cyclocross Worlds. Not to mention the 'winter' events of Fat Bike races and the LOHS.

What's the problem JMAK? Nothing, I think it's F'ing great! Get out and ride! Some people run, walk, etc. but I ride a bike. It's what gets me going. I'm on a single speed for the first time ever. I love it. It's great going on rides and not being able to hammer 20mph. Anything over 16-17 and I'm spinning like a fool. With this new found pleasure the same old route(s) have become new again. I look around more and notice things you can't see during the summer. The leaves are off the trees and you can looking through the valley on a trail or at homes that were hidden. It's not the same scenery. There's a sense of calm. Riding for the fun of it. Not looking at the monitor for the next interval or wattage level. My screen only has the time of day and ride time. On more than one occasion I found myself riding longer than I planned because I was having so much fun. All to soon that fun will turn into training. I'll try and hold it off as long as I can.

Monday, January 23

My Apologies MI Scene

It seems that during my Blog cleaning / Re-design, I deleted Michigan Scene from my follow list.
Sorry about that.
All fixed now.

2 months until Barry-Roubaix and already 1,000 plus making the commitment. Sweet!

Friday, January 20

First Tracks

A couple pictures from yesterday's ride.

Sunday, January 15

January 2012...

Congratulations to all the Michigan CX folks who headed down to Kentucky for Worlds. Results and reports are at

I'm loving this mild winter. My kids are not so happy, but they still have plenty to do. Some are just finishing there season and ready for rest, while others are already doing structured training.  I'm neither. Just doing what I want and taking it slow.  The riding has been great and the weather looks about the same through January, so enjoy.
West bound Predmore Yesterday

Tuesday, January 3

Retort for TMS - WTF!

Jules: What's the matter? Oh, you were finished! Well, allow me to retort. What does JMAK look like?
Jules: What country are you from?
Jules: "WTF" ain't no country I've ever heard of. They speak English in WTF?
Jules: English, motherfucker, do you speak it?
TMS: Yes! Yes!
Jules: Then you know what I'm sayin'!
TMS: Yes!
Jules: Describe what JMAK looks like!
Jules: Say 'WTF' again. Say 'WTF' again, I dare you, I double dare you motherfucker, say WTF one more Goddamn time!

JMAK: Not Hatin, Dissin or Angry. Keep rolling TMS and speak your mind. Your irreverence, passion and cultural throw backs but a smile on our faces. Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now--Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything