Thursday, June 26, 2008

Out of Office Reply

yup, i'm out of the office. no desk, no job, no responsibility. just ridin' around the country

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

good chamois=happy ass

A good friend of mine was kind enough to get me into a pair of these shorts for my upcoming trip. I finally tested them out last night and over the 50 mile ride they were very very comfortable, despite the 90+ temperatures and 99% humidity.

Stop by his online store and support him by buying some great cycling clothes. He'll also be happy to offer honest recommendations if you need.

Friday, June 6, 2008

C'est fait

I'm sitting in the airport ready for my last business trip to come to an end. I'm going out in style of course by sitting in first class. Too bad it is Friday night and I'm getting on a red eye flight. In fact this is the fourth red eye flight I've taken since mid April. They've all been from the Pacific NW. At least I have some good friends out here to help distract and entertain me otherwise I would have gone mad a long time ago.

Tuesday June 10th marks my official last day of work. Then it is off on the adventure of a lifetime.
I'm almost done with my planning and anxiously looking forward to the next really big trip. I haven't seen my family and friends much since April but there was no better time to do this than now and so I am sacrificing additional time with them to pursue my selfish interests.

Keep track of me if you like.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

guilty pleasures

I've been trying to stagger my cycling gear orders lately to spread the joy of receiving new toys throughout the season. On Monday a mother load arrived from my generous friends in the pacific NW (where I coincidentally find myself working this week). I snapped some pictures, tried on the gear, and was tempted to wear it on the plane (sorry TSA, can't hide any weapons in this spandex). I brought the rain jacket with me which was a good idea because the forecast in Seattle is for rain followed by rain and then some scattered rain.
Who knows, if the weather breaks I might be able to test some of the gear. Otherwise it will have to wait until this weekend when I get back to Boston.

Thanks guys, this stuff is amazingly comfortable and going to be perfect for 7500km of touring this summer.