Wednesday, December 27, 2006

more edge

Marcy thought my post from yesterday didn't convey my amount of excitement about receiving the Garmin Edge for Christmas. I tried to explain that it was a super busy day at work and I simply didn't have time to do a real post but I wanted to get something, ANYTHING!, up so that was what I did. Just to be sure you understand my lust for this item, I've included a couple of extra pics. The first is me as I opened the box at my parents place on xmas eve. The second was a pic Marcy snuck of me on the pot playing with my (electronic) toy. I apologize for the almost ass shot.

thanks for checking in.
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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

welcome to the 20 somethingith century

I received a Garmin Edge 305HR for merry ole xmas. I wasted no time by promptly mounting it up and going for a 2 hr mountain bike spin last night. I uploaded the map to for your viewing pleasure.
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Monday, December 18, 2006


Not much to blog and even less time so here is an e-mail from a fellow teammate who also runs the MMBA Series.  Exciting stuff huh?

Hi team,

I am excited to report that the Maine race series schedule for
2007 is
confirmed and is as follows:

May 20 – Maine Mayhem – Camden, Maine
June 23 (Saturday event) - Rotary Park Short Track - Biddeford,
June 24 - Clifford Park Assault – Biddeford, Maine (also an EFTA
NECS event)
July 15 – Maine Sport Run Off – Camden, Maine
July 29 - Bradbury Mountain Enduro – Pownall, Maine (also an
August 19 – Carrabassett XC Challenge – Sugarloaf, Maine
September 2 – Rangeley Lakes Saddleback Challenge – Rangeley,
September 16 - GrillZ Memorial – Georgetown, Maine (also an EFTA
NECS event)

For more EFTA events, go to

Thanks and ride on!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Level with me.

I ran over this bad boy on my commute home the other night. A nice, heavy duty, metal level used in a combination square. It didn't do any apparent damage at the time but I broke a spoke on my way home last night while essentially coasting down a slight downhill. Coincidence? I think not.

Yesterday I got an e-mail from a fellow teammate that our Rider in Chief, Davis Carver is in this months issue of Mountain Bike Action talking about his Carver 96'er line of bikes. Its nice that he's getting exposure for some pretty cool bikes and is being recognized as one of the forerunners in the 96'er movement. Unfortunately, MBA is the worst bike magazine ever and I refuse to read it let alone buy it so hopefully someone will be kind enough to post the article up on the web eventually.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Butt floss

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “butt floss”.  It refers to a woman’s g-string essentially flossing her crackasoreass.  The other night though, we witnessed the beginnings of a new meaning.  The whole Dam fam was at home Sunday night and I was flossing the ole pearly whites while Marcy was attempting to show B how to solve a quadratic equation.  Unfortunately, Marcy just isn’t that bright so she asked for my help.  Sensing the urgency of the situation, I carefully set the floss down on a magazine on the coffee table to be disposed of afterwards.  As I was explaining that a quadratic equation is a second-order polynomial equation, Chance snuck in and ate the mint flavored floss.  I guess I can’t blame him, ever since being put on his new diet he has willingly (eagerly even) eaten anything that even remotely resembles food.  Unfortunately though, he’s going to have to suffer the consequences as he “passes” the floss in a day or two.  My only hope is that it is contained in a single, umm, dook or else he may end up with a second, slightly stinkier tail.

In other, less disgusting news, this morning’s commute was a balmy 12 degrees.  Thankfully, this time I was prepared and had dressed properly so it was a surprisingly nice ride with the exception of my eyeballs freezing solid on the downhills.  Note to self, wear glasses next time.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Word of the day

Now if someone could just photoshop a pic of me sucking wind in a race this year, it would be perfect! Posted by Picasa

Does it get any better?

Its been pretty boring ride wise in these parts recently.  Aside from the occasional commute and maybe one weekend ride, there isn’t much to report.  This weekend was devoted to child care and house renos so my ass didn’t touch leather (saddles at least) all weekend.  I did bust out the Cyclo-Core dvd on Saturday though and put the hurt on the lower body.  I’m still hurting today.  I felt ok on my commute in but just couldn’t really get a groove going.  After last Wednesday’s frigid commute I decided to dress a bit warmer this morning so I ended up being a touch over dressed.  If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, dressing for warm temps is easy, dressing for cold temps is easy, it’s this damn 30-40 degrees that freaking kill me.  I’m always a little too warm or cold, never just right.  Thank god for zippers by the time I rolled into the office I had my temp pretty well regulated.  When I got off of the bike though, I realized why I couldn’t get the legs going though.  I noticed that I had some nice brake rub going.  It wasn’t bad enough to be really noticeable but enough to really sap the legs.  I guess I didn’t get it dialed in right last night when I adjusted the chain tension.  My mechanical skills continue to astound me.

On a good note, I’ve now been using my Jandd Huricane bag for every commute for the last couple of months and I have to say, now that I’ve figured out the proper adjustments its pretty damn comfy.  It has also kept my gear nice and dry on a couple of rainy commutes.  If you’re in the market for a messenger bag, this is one to check out.