Sunday, June 28, 2009

Track Racing & TX Roads

Yesterday, I went to the Alkek Velodrome to do a little track racing. Check out the details over at my Team Blog.

Today, I went for a ride with what turned out to be an Austin Flyers women's ride... oops. It wasn't supposed to be that way, I promise—I was just the only male that showed up. I rode with them for the first hour and a half, then turned and spent another hour and a half exploring some roads that I hadn't been on before.


The Aermotor from Chicago

Country Road

Farm Road


Friday, June 26, 2009

Mom's GED Graduation!

My Mom graduated from her GED program with Highest Honors and was also awarded a scholarship from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi. We're all so proud of her. It was great to see her so happy, walking across the stage. Now it's on to a few years of late nights studying sociology. Keep up the hard work, MOM! We love you!

Me, Dad, Lyss, Mom & Lori

My 6' 2", 13 year-old Nephew, River

Mom, stoked!

Del Mar's auditorium was at full capacity

Everitt, Lori & Mom

Lyss & Everitt

OK, well I couldn't resist getting the obligatory front wheel shot, but this time it's obviously not shot from my bike.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hot & Busy Weekend

John Trujillo and I met up and he rode with me to Buda. I continued on to San Marcos while he headed back to Austin for some Yoga. I ended up putting in about 4 hours on the bike with 14 or so 10-second sprints. I was pretty exhausted afterward, but still managed to make it into the office for 4 hours worth of work, then an awesome dinner.

Apparently I do not know how to NOT make stupid faces in photos... EVER.

Old San Antonio

Thanks to Jordan at Hufnagel Cycles for settin' me up on an amazing bike.

Austin Flyers/Julius break-in ride. We rolled out from Jo's Coffee and headed south to Buda, east for a bit, then further south. The pace was chill, the company was good, and the weather was actually pretty bearable on this Father's Day/Summer Solstice. This was Julius' first group ride and probably the hardest ride he's done so far. He took the heckling from the veterans pretty well and stayed upright the entire ride even though he somehow managed to run over some road kill while swerving from one side of the road to the other between two of us. Good job to Julius today.

After the ride, I came home just long enough to take a shower, grab some left-overs, and head to the office for what ended up being a 10-hour day. We did get a ton done, so kudos to my boss and I.

Sheri taking care of Julius

The crew hamming it up

Jared—photo victory!