Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Iron Cross

Anyone else thinking about doing this one? I've never been to Pennsylvania, and this thing just sounds too badass to ignore..

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Newest Amanda Quote

I thought this one deserved its own post. Yesterday Mando turns to me and says, "I swallowed a piece of gum yesterday, what happens if it gets stuck in the umbilical cord?"

Somebody get a doctor on the phone!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dirty Kanza 200

So, the Dirty Kanza is this weekend. 200 miles in the Flint Hills of Kansas....and I can't help but ask myself why I ever thought it would be a good idea to sign up for this race. I've never even ridden a century, so there's clearly no way I'm going to ride 200 miles. I mean, I've put down a fair amount of base miles this year and my nutrition is good, but I can't help but ask myself how fun could it possibly be to ride 200 miles in the frickin' Flint Hills? I did a bit of research and found a few cool photos:

I like this one in particular:

Having grown up in Kansas, I don't remember anything being this hilly or pleasing to the eye. What I do remember is flat terrain, dry heat and unrelenting wind. This all leads me to believe that I'll look like this before it's over:

I guess we'll find out on Saturday. I just don't know if there are enough Kid Rock songs to carry my ass for 200 miles?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

That was fast, huh?

I finally got the results posted from the babyfood fundraiser. Now I can start on the Syllamo's revenge report.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Syllamo's Revenge, Take 2.

Just finished the writeup for this mofo. I'm havin' some trouble getting it transferred from Wordpress, so why don't we just save some time and click here.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Best Weekend Ever

The High Profile Adventure Racing Camp/Race was absolutely mind-blowing.
Luke, Casey and I are working on a write-up to post on that will do it justice, but no words or pictures will ever bring you close to the experiences we had.

In the mean-time, here are just a few captioned photos to give you an idea of what an amazing event this was:
^^ 1st rappel ever, trying to pretend I'm not scared shitless. ^^
^^ Here we see Luke at the same spot belaying for Casey^^

^^Casey makes his way across the tyrolean traverse^^

^^Luke free-climbing up the "Shimmy in the Chimney"^^
2 dimensional photos don't do justice to this event.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Today the babyfood fundraiser hit a milestone. Pre-race lump-sum donations just hit $200.

We've taken $70 worth of donations in the last 2 days from two people: One person I barely know and one person I've never even met.

Add to that, we get to donate anther $25 for every lap additional lap and I'm not even counting the donations from the other (3) racers.

I know it's completely impossible, but what if we raised like.... 800 or even 1,000 dollars?

Should I even say something like that out loud?

I probably shouldn't but a guy can dream, right?

In other news, Luke and I are heading to Illinois tomorrow for AR Camp, so if you see a couple of guys looking like this, honk and wave:)