Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Yes, it looks as though I'll be leaving Ohio for 3 months to work at Ellsworth as a contractor/intern with becoming the manager there as the goal after 3 months.

This is a huge move for me even though I'll be back in 3 months to take care of my house, cat, furniture, etc......it's pretty wild leaving everything here except what I can put into the Mini Cooper Clubman.

I'll be at the shop by April 6th and helping out at our booth at Sea Otter April 16-19th so if anyone is going, stop by and say "hi"!

No formal good byes yet....but I am excited by this opportunity and want to thank everyone for the help and support you given me.

I'll be updating the blog with the trip and Ellsworth happenings.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

California dreaming

I'm hoping to get an offer to work for a company tomorrow.

If not I'll be doing the 9-5 thing in Cleveland which isn't all so bad after all......hope fully I'll know soon.


Sunday Ride

Was a struggle for me but a good time for all. Seems like the 10+ HRS OF DRIVING I did to unload the motorcycle that AG had to have took a tool on my knee. Still a great 35 mile ride.

Life is getting better by the day.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mountain Bikes for Sale

2003 Bianchi SISS w/Chris King headset, Marzoc Bomber fork & the rigid one - $639.00
1999 Klein Mantra w/upgraded ISIS crank & air shock front fork - SOLD.
I gotta tell ya I have an empty feeling inside watching the Klein leave.....
1997 Trek VW "Limited Edition" SS Mountain bike with upgraded ISIS crank, Surly flip-flop hub (20 & 16) and upgraded front brake and fork (it was rigid) - SOLD to Eric! This was my first real mountain bike and then converted it to a single speed; I'm glad Eric bought it...


Ellsworth 'Cross Bike?

Check it out......Ellsworth sold out of last year's issue.

I don't know about you....but it is getting me pretty "excited".

Here's the information on it.

I'll post more information as I get it.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A ride at the "Chip" yesterday

I was able to get away for just about an hour yesterday and I'm blessed with being riding distance to the MetroPark in Brecksville.

So I was going to do an easy ride....well, if you've ever ridden the Chippewa Road (Race) course....it's tough to just soft pedal it.

I saw Ted on the road and got in a fun workout.....about 3 laps worth.

Could Spring be here?


LSD Ride with Donny Sunday

Yep, I got to ride outside with Donny on Sunday.

A nice 3 hr ride with the high light being the Boston Mills climb.

A great day and we had a lot of fun...if you discount Donny's poor "twig & berries" issue.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Velodrome Fundraiser March 26th @ The Blind Pig

Dave is setting this up....

The bar tabs go to Fast Track Cycling and Dave will be raffling off some free stuff.
A frame, fork, cranks, and wheelset from alien bikes.
A bag from seagull bags
A bag from dirtbag packworks
A subscription to urban velo
A prize basket from the grog shop.

The Blind Pig is at:

Let's support this...you could be riding in an indoor velodrome this time next year if everyone gets on the bandwagon!


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Two Days of Nice Weather

Wow...was that nice! Got in two days of roughly 35 miles each day....solo the first day on Valley Parkway and then met up with some SBR folks (and two guests) for a nice group ride.

Way glad I got out...today was perfect Ohio weather....rainy and 47'F.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Back in Black

Well, back in Cleveland.

Despite a tender knee, I put in over 400 miles and avg'd 10 hrs per week of activity (2 days of surfing).

So I promptly got the chest cold crap that has been going around last Thursday and it's still hanging on today.

Regardless, I'll be doing some kind of trainer workout tomorrow. And it will be on the Ritchey....gotta spread the luv around with the gurlz. The Cervelo got plenty of action in FL.

It's depressing to come to the snow and cold of Cleveland, but I'm glad I was able to get out as much and meet as many people as I did down in FL.

Yeah, the photos don't match coming back....almost in the opposite.

As Eric says,