Monday, June 30, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

first poop

Originally uploaded by cbnystrom
Get up early in the morning (or up all night)
Even with the crappy phone camera you can see first light in the sky at 4:59am.

What a day.
Up at 4:30 to ride the trails with W at 5.
nice way to start the day.

Quality time at the shop during the lunch hour(s)
Getting bikes dialed in for the cranky monkey 12 hr suffer-fest on saturday.

Then Thor makes us proud parents by dropping off his first kid in the pool this evening.  A monumental moment for sure.  I've been proud of some of my poops along the way, but I've never felt as good as I do about the first one from my first born.  Sorry about the lack of photos.  The camera wasn't handy.

I would have celebrated with a beer but I'm trying to limit that to the weekends in my quest to get down to fightin' weight.  Less than 3 months to Charm City.

Over and out.  Up again for another early session on the bike with the TMR in the morning.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Originally uploaded by cbnystrom
Happy dad's day

Thursday, June 12, 2008

batteries on the charger

Chilling at the beach
Outer Banks NC
Eating, drinking (too much good beer), sleeping
Digging in the sand
Floating in the water
Having a ball

The only riding has been loading a kid on a beach cruiser euro-style
and pedaling from the house to the beach.

I did my first run of the year the other day and it felt pretty good.

There was also a nice 80 minute massage on Monday. I felt high as a kite walking out of there. Always a sign of a quality massage.

I'm always amazed how my whole attitude feels after a vacation off the bike. Motes get topped off and my hunger to ride becomes ravenous.

Body and mind are rested. Quality family time. A week+ not chained to a desk. Everything is back in balance and I'm ready to do the work to get ready for 'cross. It's as much mental as it is physical.


I'm hungry.

Team AFC is flying fixed at RAAM. Follow their progress here and here. They are an inspiration.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Originally uploaded by cbnystrom