hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. i sure did. i learned that memorial day started way back in 1865 or so. civil war time. i thought it was a newer day than that. friday night the Melvins played at the showbox in seattle. it was f'n unbelieveable. man they are loud. the plaved all of houdini. plus tons of other heavy shit. sunday was the ski to sea race here in b'ham. it's a relay race. check the link if you're unfamiliar. it's one of the biggest things to happen in this town. i did the road leg for a really fun team. i hurt like i rode super hard. but i only bested my time by one minute from last year. oh well, maybe next year. watched the race, and my team through the mtb/kayak transition. then eventually, off to the after party. i guess there were 3 different teams there. live bands, half barrel of boundary bay esb, lots of food, and lots of laughs. went out on the mtbs today. the weather was beautiful all weekend. the reason i live here. days like those. thank vets for doing what you did.