Friday, March 30, 2007

The kid loves chocolate chip pancakes

But, honestly, who doesn't like chocolate chip pancakes?

Originally uploaded by cbnystrom.

fighting weight

I did not have a plan to drop the usual 0ff-season weight gain.

I was just going to let it happen naturally as warmer weather led to more riding.

Well, nature decided to make it happen quicker. Somehow I lucked into getting the stomach nasties. Two days of puking and peeing out my ass have left me 5 lbs lighter and fully cleansed.
Sweet. Insta-diet!

As a bonus my appetite is way down so I'm eating quite a bit less.

In a month I should be down to fighting weight.

Norovirus: It's a brutal way to drop some weight, but it works!

Monday, March 26, 2007

I've got the fever!

Sunday was a day for Spring fever.

I might have overdone it.

I rolled around on my way-overgeared fixie for 2 hours with secret-training-Sean and Chris.

The rest of the day (before and after) was spent gardening. My super-helper/protege and I planted a row of hedges along the back of our yard and an azalea in front of the compost bin.

We shoveled, wheel-barrowed, moved dirt, played with worms, and threw rocks in the creek.
That's good stuff.

Later, he helped Mom wash bikes. He's pretty handy with the hose and a sponge. In a few years I'll put him to work in the pits at 'cross races. 8-)

We wired up some outdoor speakers on the deck so we can listen to tunes out back. C'est tous bon.

Spring fever is good for the soul.

It's also tough on the body. The riding (grinding) and shoveling have me sore all over.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Dinosaur tracks

Saturday was a rainy. A perfect family day. After a breakfast of pancakes we rolled downtown to the Maryland Science Center. They have a kid's room that is really cool. There's a big water table, trains, building blocks, and other fun exhibits for the 6 and under crowd.

In the main exhibit hall there's a large dinosaur exhibit...another winner. Here's a shot of a big dinosaur fan checking out a dino footprint.

Originally uploaded by cbnystrom.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Go away

Originally uploaded by cbnystrom.
Matty z. is not happy about mofo's riding the trails when they are muddy...among other things.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Family self-portrait

At a small airport outside of Atlanta watching planes and helicopters take off.

Originally uploaded by cbnystrom.

One more snow ride

One more snow ride for the season. For a Winter that started off on the mild side it's really piled on with a blast from February through mid-March. We got the best snow riding I've ever seen.

Now warm temps have returned so the thaw is on. Hopefully the trails will dry up quickly before they get too torn up by assholes riding in the mud.

Originally uploaded by cbnystrom.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Not bad

Originally uploaded by cbnystrom.
Not bad, but we'll need a solid week of dry weather to really dry things out.

Monday, March 05, 2007


Originally uploaded by cbnystrom.
Quote: "Oh...Wow!"

Home Depot is always good entertainment...tractors, tools, and lumber. What more could a kid want?