Change of Pace

Before changing into something a little less different, it would be worth noting that racing, albeit racing badly, essentiofficially ended with the Fall 8 Hour. I stank as good as I ever did. Possibly better. Of course, given the season that I offered, we could endlessly argue that my racing never began. You would make this result the butt of your poorly constructed joke. Hardy.  Har. I would cleverly alter the ...

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It’s a Shitstorm in Here

Two days gone by, no updates. I could do this all week. Honesty and integrity are the main motivators. If you have nothing nice to say, say it. If you have nothing new to say, shut up. I would and could, dredge up some one thing and pratter mindlessly about it all day, every day, all week...but that's so BEEN OVERDONE. What's to update? Dear Blog; This weekend there ...

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Down to the Wire

IN TRAVELS: The hour is nearly NI. Departure imminent. Our time in Florida, like our welcome, has reached terminal velocity.  Authorities of the most enigmatic sort temporarily relinquished the psycle spawn in exchange for an agreement that the Corporation would placate and vacate. Mysterious authorities, suppressed media and a foreign prison...this trip is shaping up just nicely. What could the Corporation have uncovered that would trouble the good state ...

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Arise from the Ashes!

It would appear that even certain death is no match for the awesomeness that is the Misfit Psycles Empire. Defiant, resolute and certainly stronger for the experience, I stared death in it's beady little eye and death backed down. Evil-doers beware. You see, in those few (grim) days I was unable to train.  Upended and completely off my saddle...this lack of focused sweaty distraction provided ample opportunity for selfish ...

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Welcome to Misfit Labs

Where the future will be made tomorrow. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2008 - Bolton, ON - CANADA Today the single speed aficionado and sole founding member of Bolton's elite Royal Cycling Family, The MisfitPsycles Corporation, proudly announced that they have successfully HARNESSED THE RAINBOW. The Rainbow Connection. STANDARD Collection. Said corporate BF'n'J Peter Keiller; "Starting back in June of this year I have imagined a world of choices, a world where ...

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WIP

BRIEFLY: Monster Bike - Project SNAP-TITE Translation from ink and paper has begun. Three sizes only, that means the wee folk and giants likely won't be thrilled...well take that for not following your proper calling. Holding fast for fall (October) prototype...drawing and full dims asap. Urban - Project NUMMERS Production release set for August 1st...tick tock...with a few changes being considered. Integrated pivotal seat mount - ...

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Real Live 24.

Nothing could have prepared me for the world of hurt I felt a mere 2hrs into this race...on my second lap something went terribly wrong...cramping quickly and ready to quit by my forth at 4pm...really quiting, not just gawsh golly guys I want to stop...this was helmet off spewing profanity stepping on bugs quiting. I hated riding solo, I hated my partner. Actually nothing could better ...

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Ride For Craigoff – Everybody Wins!

Response to THE SOUND OF ONE LEG FALLING was swift and decisive this past week. By decisive I mean nothing that would constitute a complete loss. Both Sunday's Canada Cup and yesterday's Tuesday Series of Death netted solid performances. How was your hero able to stem the supposed tsunami of mini-me muckrakers...was it a nutritional twist? cross training? or a single minded desire to decimate the detractors? Yes. Yes ...

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Unbroken Wholeness

Life is good. A solid week of work, particularly work on the road can play havoc with fitness, never mind the stringent training regime of elite athletes. Responsibilities and commitments can be such a bore. Despite temporarily re-locating to Kansas City, I was able to net more saddle time this week then any week (to date) in 2008. Sure the infamous Kevin Nierman and local celebrity Joe Snook, had me rolling ...

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Stand Back – I’m coming out.

My family knows, my close friends know and now, you know... Coming out is a process, and often a gradual one. It is common to come out first to a trusted friend or family member, and wait to come out to others. Some people are out at work but not to their families, or vice-versa. I like my road bike. I like it alot. Many road riders go through a ...

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Elite Corps Log 04/03/08

  New jersey patch of authority has been decided and spring marches on. Plans? Nothing. Structure? Nothing. No plans, no papers. Still stammering and stuttering away on the trainer with little or no guidance...fortunately for me I consider the acknowledgment of my deficiencies to be an adequate attempt at rehabilitation. Only the tears remain. Last night I switched it up a tad. Instead of the usual 'more base miles' ...

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Time to get Sirrius

It is no secret that the long winter months and the lack of any one season goal has taken a toll on my early season preparedness...while I doubt that I am alone in this, it is a well documented FACT that I am a weak willed creature of habit...and this winters nothing repeats and rockstar partays are way too easy to reproduce. Sure trainer based sessions increased in ...

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Racing, Training and Trash Talking

Can any one exist without the others? Probably, but that's because these words are not created equal. How much fun is losing, hurting yourself daily and being a good sport about it? I can think of a handful of you sadists...good sports, gentlemen - chivalry is in fact dead and you aren't going to be withdrawing from that blessed karma bank anytime soon... Talking smack may be the one ...

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Investment Season

Tis the season when oh sooo many scramble to the bank to draw on lines of credit using money they don't have to invest in RRSP's to (perhaps) earn a fraction of it back in the form of a tax refund, this refund will (of course) be used to purchase crap they really don't need. Fear not, the man has cleverly disguised this debt inducing bollocks as 'investment' and 'sound ...

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