Monday, May 31, 2010

Books, Beers & Back?

Books & Beers:   Drumroll recently polished off Joe Parkin's second book about life as a pro cyclist.  In this book Joe returns to the US and gets involved with teh domestic racing scene on the road, CX and even gets some mixed results in MTBing.  While perhaps not as riveting as Dog in a Hat, it is a good read for a cyclo-dork.  Drumroll also recently polished off Brewery Ommegang's Belgian Pale Ale (BPA) seasonal/specialty brew.  While Drumroll has never been a big fan of pale ale's, this wasn't too bad.  The Belgian chacacters and complexity were notable when compared to other (lesser) pale ales.

 Back? ..... well maybe and probably or somewhere in between.  Is Drummroll's back holding up well enough to ride and race?  The answer to that is yes, so far so good.  But is he "back"?  Well, maybe, sorta, kinda.  He actually raced the Race 4 Hope this past weekend.  He finished "ok" but realized toying with the front end of a local club ride is a little different than hanging on the front end of a race.  Back racing but perhaps not quite back to the level of previous years.  Maybe a few more races and we'll see if he's really back.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sh*t My Dad Says

If you're a 'bit' off center (like I) and are in need of a smile or chuckle ... I present to you a bit of Twitter excellence in the raw:

Need to be convinced .. here's a few tweets to savor:

"A parent's only as good as their dumbest kid. If one wins a Nobel Prize but the other gets robbed by a hooker, you failed."

"Pressure? Get married when you want. Your wedding's just one more day in my life I can't wear sweat pants."

"I like the dog. If he can't eat it, or %^(* it, he pisses on it. I can get behind that."

Yeah it may be a little raw but you will probably be giggling like a school girl or snorting out loud once you get reading these.... And there's even a new book I just might have to pick up.