Friday, January 31, 2014

My First Pedal Hard Training Center Session

I finally got into the Pedal Hard Training Center for a session yesterday.  It has been hard to walk past their enclosure day after day and watch riders get their sweat on while I've been injured.  It opened 24 hours before I broke my leg at the state cyclocross championship on December 8, so it has been timed perfectly to frustrate me.

Yesterday I did a pretty routine workout (I overdid it, of course) and now I have a 20 minute power test scheduled for next week.  It's going to be a bit humbling, but one has to know where one is before one can get where one wants to be.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

I love creepy photos

 Hanna and I share a love of creepy movies, creepy photos, and generally anything creepy.  So, as we left the Chocolate bar tonight, we were enthralled with the small alley ways between the buildings in Lafayette Square.  The one with Hanna is very creepy, don't you think?
We did one with Eli, too, but he didn't want to stand there long enough for me to get a good photo.  Still pretty cool, eh?

Monday, January 20, 2014

They grow up so fast

Although he has yet to crest 8 years old, young Eli is eager to start shaving.  I helped him out tonight with his shaving cream, and he did the rest.  (That's a simulated razor for all of you who would call me a terrible father!)

Friday, January 17, 2014

I'm ready to Ride!

My broken leg is on the mend and I'm dying to get out on the 27.5.  I had very little saddle time before getting laid up.  The weather is making things difficult, too.  The last thing I want to do is fall again on ice.  I have to be satisfied with the trainer for now.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Skate Park with Hanna and Eli

 We started off at the little skate park in Webster.  Eli has this one wired.
 Hanna got a new skate board for Christmas, and is getting the hang of it.
 Making progress.
 From there, we went down to Silvan Springs, which has an honest concrete skate park with some very challenging features.  Check out the guy behind Eli getting a little rad.
 It really is a cool skate park.  Eli eventually did go up and down some of the bowls, although he biffed it several times at low speeds.

Photo Evidence of Christmas

 Eli, reading the note that Santa left for him Christmas morning.
 Eli, digging in at Grandma's.  Max appears to be meditating.
 Hanna, hiding behind the couch with her pile of goods.
 Hanna getting deep into presents.
Tyson is very happy about his Under Armor hoodie.