finally, pictures. sorry about the weak blogging. been very busy lately. trying to get some goods together for the oregon manifest. we'll hopefully be taking a couple of completes, and a couple of frames. stay tuned for more on that. went to wisconsin last weekend to hang with family and friends. very nice weather for august there. did some wakeboarding, golfing?, grilling, beer drinking, mtb racing, and went to the science museum in st paul to check out the star wars exhibit. freakin' sweet!! all kinds of cool paraphernalia and props from all six movies. the race was good. as good as racing after a night of big time partying can go. it was a wisconsin endurance series race. i did the wussy 3 hr course. there was also a 6 and a 12. great trails in la crosse. thanks erik and co. for putting it all together. it's getting late, and bmx is supposed to be on the olympics tonight. late, G


man, i've been a slacker with this thing lately. i've also been slackin' on posting photos. lots going on. sent in the registration for the oregon manifest handmade bike show. an event much smaller than nahmbs, but it's in portland, so it should be a good time. so now i have made myself extra busy by committing to that. but also very motivated. everyone now knows, even people in the int'l space station, about brett favre and the drama during summer training. i can't believe he's not going to wear green and gold. i do respect the packers decision to move forward with the team they were planning on having this season. i just wish brett would've stayed retired. oh well, i'm going to wisconsin tommorrow morning to grieve. actually, i'm going to hang with family and friends. get loose. and do a mountain bike race in la crosse. should be fun. more soon. g


what a weekend. it started out with getting a bunch of tasks done. then a farewell session at the trails with jake and vaughn. jake is leaving b'ham. the trails must not have wanted us to forget that day anytime soon. i got squirrely and planted my foot to spraing, with a bruised heel. and jake looped out to ass slider. not a very productive session. but still fun. a little partying that night to send jake off. i then went over to the peninsula to meet up with kevin. who was up from salem for a wedding in sequim. after the delayed ferry finally arrived, i pedaled aboard and tied down my ss with trailor in tow. definitely not efficient. set up camp, then rode over to the other side of discovery bay for the small wedding. right on the water. pretty freakin' good spot. lots of cake=good times! the journey back to camp was ridiculous. it's a good thing there is a bike path that is closed to traffic. kevin fell over twice. from laughing so hard, he said he couldn't see where he was going. sunday morning came. way too soon. so we headed out to find the ride we wanted to tackle. find being the key. not only did i forget the camera, but i also forgot the trail map. i did read the route a few times at home, so i had an idea. came across a couple of riders who led us in the right direction. of course we missed the turn where there wasn't a sign. what a ride. some brutal climbing. but awesome trail. we rode up the lower dungeness river trail, and i mean up. then eventually connect to gold creek. very narrow downhill. seven miles long. it was a good ride. 18 mile loop. now i'm trying to let my ankle heal a bit. it's hard to walk, but not bad to pedal. sweet.