Oct 31, 2008

some halloween cyclocross action from the folks at cross crusade...

Oct 29, 2008

beautiful autumn

if you life in calgary you have undoubtedly noticed that we have been experiencing an incredibly beautiful and warm autumn - unusually so, i'd say. well, enjoy it while it lasts. we are an hour's drive from the mountains and are sitting at 3700+ft above sea level - in canada.

winter is coming.

Oct 26, 2008

why grow a beard?

takin' from here - it made me laugh. if you dont laugh, you are either female or lame.

Oct 24, 2008

...i woke up in a bad mood this morning...

Oct 20, 2008

a little too close to home...my neighbour was the one whos fence was set on fire...yikes!

The Calgary Police Service Arson Unit is investigating a rash
of fires that occurred over the weekend in the Richmond Road
and Marda Loop areas.

Several incidents took place on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008.

The first happened at approximately 12:40 a.m., on the Sarcee
Pedestrian bridge near Optimist Park, where culprits placed a
20 lb., full propane tank in the middle of the overpass. An
accelerant was poured over the entire length of the walkway
and on top of the propane tank, in an unsuccessful attempt to
cause a boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE).

At approximately 1 a.m., two men were observed lighting a
fire in a park near 37 Street and 17 Avenue S.W. They are
described as 18 to 24 years-of-age, approximately 6’ and 6’3”
in height. They were last seen running north on 37 Street

At 4:30 a.m., culprits lit a tree and bushes on fire, in the
park located at Richmond Road and 29 Street S.W., using a red
jerry can.

At 5:25 a.m., it was reported that culprits broke into an
unoccupied, three-story apartment block located in the 2000
block of 34 Avenue S.W., setting a fire that caused
approximately $200,000 in damage.

On Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, between midnight and 8 a.m.,
culprits threw a Molotov cocktail into a parked minivan in
the 3300 block of 34 Avenue S.W., destroying the van. The
culprits likely used a Colt 445 beer bottle that was
recovered at the scene.

Also on Sunday, culprits set a fence on fire in the back
alley of the 1400 block of 42 Street S.W., at approximately
9:25 a.m., causing approximately $200 in damage.

Investigators are currently working to determine whether
these incidents are related.

The Arson Unit believes two young males may have been filling
up red jerry cans late at night, at nearby gas stations. As
well, culprits may have stolen a standard 20 lb., full
propane tank, possibly splattered with black paint.

Anyone who may have seen these culprits, is missing a propane
tank or has any information on these crimes is asked to call
police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

Oct 17, 2008

i love found bikes!

here is my (striped and fixed) latest find...

this litle beauty looks to be a late-70's speed machine. when i found it it was missing its seat, had its bars turned up, flat tires and was whimpering beside a dumpster.

now look at 'er!

Oct 14, 2008

happy thanksgiving to you!

Oct 12, 2008

wiley rides again!

my bikeshop gave birth to this crazy frankenbike today...have fun trevor!

Oct 11, 2008

camp food at home
yummy kicking horse perc coffe and valbella bacon on our woodstove this morning. i was thinking about trying to get out to the mountains for a night of camping over this thanksgiving weekend but the cold temperatures have kept us here in the city - so - andreas and i decided to do a camp-style breakfast here at home.

now - if i could figure out a way to make toast on the stove, i would be set!

Oct 9, 2008

..just a little something beautiful to look at today...


Oct 5, 2008

dark knight 'cross and oval 'cross weekend

my pics can be found here...

another incredible weekend of racing on a course that was spectacular! the saturday night racing action was unbelievable - what with a dj spinning beats, the race announcer calling the action and multiple crashes and lead changes in all the races - i think the cyclemeisters just raised the bar on what a cyclocross race should look like! good job ed and the gang at cmc!

Oct 2, 2008

a copy of this is on the way to me as we speak - yey! ever since i was a boy of 15 and saw, for the first time, coverage of this race on cbs sports, i have been completely enthralled, mesmerized and shocked at the ability of the riders and the brutality of the course. this one event - paris-roubaix - is what caused me to dream of racing, of winning races, of becoming a champion. needless to say, i've never been a champion of anything (maybe being a dad, i'll let you know in 15 yrs) but have won my fair share of races over the years and have never lost that feeling i first got upon seeing the riders clamber across the cobbles, crashing, bloodied - winning.

whos up for a group screening?