Sunday, February 27, 2005

Check it out... has LIVE coverage of a bunch of the big euro races this season.

I'm sitting on my couch, drinking a cup of coffee, and watching Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne LIVE on my laptop.

Too cool.


Monday, February 14, 2005

Jury Duty

I have jury duty today.

Amazingly the courthouse does have wi-fi so I'm able to enter this blog entry from the jury room.

I'm in the "Quiet Room" but that's not stopping some people from chatting.

There's too much excitement...I just don't know what to write. 8-)

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

The Nursery

Originally uploaded by cbnystrom.
The nursery is just about done.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Coffee Shops & Cafe's

Props to Gwadzilla for inspiring this post with his entry this morning.
(click on the link in the title to go to his post)

A coffee shop where the community can hang out and enjoy a good brew is a beautiful thing.

In Paris and other European cities the cafe is a social hub where people gather for fellowship and reflection. Chilling at a cafe in Europe is one of my favorite things in life.

We have an amazing shop in our neighborhood complete with comfortable couches, shelves full of books, and board games galor. Plus, the food & brew are tasty. You'll see people spend hours there reading the paper, working on laptops, playing scrabble, chatting, and enjoying each others company.

I dig Starbucks too. Yeah, they seem to be ubiquitous, but they provide a needed service and they do it well.

Now, when it comes to my favorite cup of coffee Peet's is far and away the best. I'm enjoying a big 'ol cup right now with my oatmeal as I fuel up for a 5 hour ride up around Prettyboy Reservoir.

It's gonna be a good day. 8-)

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Surviving intervals on the trainer

Post Trainer
Originally uploaded by cbnystrom.
Last night I did the first LT intervals of the year.

The trainer kind of sucks for doing intervals. I'd much rather be riding outside...go figure. However, a good race video really helps the brain get through the mental suffering.

I dialed into a stage from the '04 Giro that climbed over the Passo del Mortirolo and some skinny, goat path roads over the Passo del Vivione.

Simoni attacks his teammate Cunego in a long distance break with Garzelli, but Cunego plays it cool and holds onto the jersey.

The best part of the video is the SICK descending scenes that the insane motorcycle-cam drivers get zipping down these skinny roads, slick with snow run-off.

Riders were overcooking turns and taking incredible risks to get to the bottom. Popovych, Cunego, and Mazzoleni put on an incredible display of descending. Several riders crashed trying to keep up with them and the camera was right there giving the viewer a first person perspective of the action.

I let out a yelp more than once as riders flirted with disaster. That's some good stuff.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Belly 28.5 weeks

Belly 28.5 weeks
Originally uploaded by cbnystrom.
This is the Belly at 28.5 weeks.