Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Pizza Hut convinced me to feed 4 kids for $1 for some "from Hunger to Hope" thing, and as a reward I got a code for a free Mariah Carey song. I'm so excited!!!!! I have enough room on my Zune, but since I'm an official T.H.O.R. member I'm obligated to give back to the community.
Here is the code for the song "Love Story" - first come, first serve!
Claim at this web site: http://www.fromhungertohope.com/
Just post back saying thanks and three sentences about how Mariah Carey changed your life.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Brady Clark and Mykle Hansen created a vest that lets bicycle riders show off how fast they’re pedaling:
How does the vest work?
In a nutshell, it uses a sensor on your wheel to send a signal to a microcontroller that then turns the numbers on and off on the vest.
Why did you invent this?
Have you ever outpaced cars and been honked at? Had a car almost wipe you out while making a turn? The Speed Vest was invented because we were curious to know if putting more information in front of drivers might change their awareness of bicyclists. That, and we suspect a lot of people don’t realize that an average person can bike 10-15 mph (15-25 km/h).
Here's a link with a video
Save yourself from a life of regret.....be there.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Friday, September 19th could end up being the day that changes your life forever. It'll be the day you first realize that donuts and wings can be eaten in tandem as long as you included a bike ride in between.
Come join some Goatheads for the Stop to Stop ride. Wing stop is located at 120th and Blondo. Donut Stop is located at 13th and Pierce. If you'd like to join us, you can hook up at any point depending on where you live. The tentative plan is to meet at the UNO clock tower Friday night at 6:30. We'll head west and get to Wing Stop around 7. We'll ingest a small mountain of tiny fried bird wings before we head to Donut Stop. I'm thinking it'll probably be around 9 before we start cramming eclairs in our pie holes.
If that doesn't sound like a good time to you, then we won't get along......ever.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Thank you for your continued support!
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Lumpy's race recap:
Mile 8: My back tightened up so bad that I thought I had fire ants in my jersey.
Mile 15: I clipped a log on my downstroke and crashed hard.
Mile 21: While passing someone on the grass, a fire ant flew into my jersey and bit me three times
Mile 24: I blasted through a fresh cow pie splattering "pie" all over my legs and into the mouth of the guy behind me.
Mile 30: I got leg cramps in places I didn't think you could get cramps.
Mile 39: As I pushed my bike up the "Widow Maker", I was trying to think if I had enough tools in my backpack to disassemble my bike and bury it in the woods, and then hike out, forgetting that this ever happened.
Mile 48: I crossed the finish line 3 hours behind the winners and proceeded to puke my guts out........ twice.
48 hours later: I'm ready to do it again!
Good times, Goatheads! Good Times!
The best way to describe what went down last Sunday was a multi-round fight. The Goatheads decided to challenge the Dakota 5 0 to a duel. The first body blow to handle was bike problems. Tires, center pivots, brakes, shifting, and frames all had issues in the weeks, days, and even hours leading up to the start. However, shops in
The course, in Goathead terms was like connecting/riding Dakota Ridge, Apex, and Larry the Bear all at once. To non-Goatheads it was like “Dr. Seuss’s worst nightmare.” We at least got to ride about ¾ of a mile on flat ground before the first hill. Climbing all the way up to the single track REALLY spread out the field and took a nice chunk of our energy. Once on the single track, the key was pace. Which wasn’t hard because we were going up. The first part of the trail was not super technical, but it went up and up and up. I happened to crash twice in the first 15 minutes of the single track. Meeting up with J.A. at the first aide station was a huge blessing. Between miles 16-21 I had a near meltdown mentally. I was secretly wanting a mechanical issue to call it a day. Keeping my mind occupied through conversation J.A. and I made it to one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, Aid station number 2!!!!.
The Second part of the course contained one of the longest downhills I have ever ridden, at least 8 minutes of just going down. Of course the second half of the course also contained: some very technical riding, a downhill that me and some other competitors walked, the climb known as “the widowmaker”, and a climb up a fire rode that went on forever.
After riding back on the single track we started on, we descended back into Spearfish on the gravel and paved roads that took us out of town. You can imagined how relieved we were to see the end of the single track.
Goathead times were(roughly)- 6:24, 6:34, 7:20, 8:30
Lumpy gets the “good Samaritan” award for helping a cyclist dealing with cramps. He also gets the “cow pie award” for causing a person behind him to swallow some after Casey rode through it. J-mac will be selling videos next year called “Less is More”, he rode his bike less than 20 times this season before tackling the 5 0. I trust my fellow Goatheads will help fill in the parts I missed.