Wednesday, October 25, 2017
As our earth begins its tilt, winterizing chores come on quickly. And winterizing the swamp cooler is so much damn fun. But this year, 3 coolers, I didn't bleed ONCE!! Sweet
I hosted a radio show last Monday at 6am and it was a complete sh*t house. It all started with the Boy Dog snoring in my bed and didn't walk to the station with me. My alarm went off at 4:04am and he just lifted his head as if to say," Are You Kidding Me?"
I sucked down some Joe, ate the pot of steel cut oats, and filled my backpack with electronics and the Boy Dog was still snoring like a human. I put on my clothes and he didn't budge one bit.
So I rode to the station. Arriving early as I usually do, the heater was on, that control room was 84F. My show was scheduled for 6am but I took over the automated system at about 5:15am with the best of Jerry Garcia. Pulled some new music off the new rack while that was airing and started getting my act together.
That was pretty much my pinnacle. The gremlins took over from there. CD player #2 would stop 10 seconds early for whatever reason, CD player #3 wouldn't start off the board, you had to manually hit the play button on the machine. About the only thing that I didn't do was hit the open button by accident when pushing the play button.
Now, all of this was my fault. I hadn't done a show in awhile so I didn't know about all these new little issues. I never blame KAFM anymore because its community radio and the program director lacks communication. So I pretty much stumbled through the three hour time slot.
The High Light By Far ----- I featured the late 1970's Television Show TAXI. Those mixed in clips were a MASSIVE stimulator to the listening audience. I just might have had a record number of callers. I didn't keep track and I don't know what that record might be but the phone constantly rang all morning. It Was Awesome & Keep Me Going.
I'm reliving these mistakes because I am hosting the Orbit Lounge this Friday at 6am and I couldn't be happier about it. I will have my redemption and I can't wait. I already have about 5 hours worth of music for that 3 hour time slot. I have tons of killer Halloween tracks, some deep epic lounge tracks, & ghoulishly horror film clips to mix over the top of instrumental tunes.
TRAINING: Found an event for 2018 and I am pretty damn stoked about it. Check out this course - https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1ttOiKpALVGcMJphlf5yvGxlbVr8&ll=39.04428325938744%2C-107.96690415592275&z=14 - This is the 30K of the Grand Mesa Ultra. The 100 miler can be found here, along with the 50 and 30, taking place in July of 2018.
The next cyclocross race is this Friday Night at the Holy Family Catholic Church. Then, Saturday is the Spooktacular 5K on the same course. Will be pretty damn entertaining for sure. I have always enjoyed night time riding and racing in the dark. Here is last years race and hope ya dig the tunes!!!
Last But Not Least, if you happen to enjoy numbers, October's Strava has recored 199 miles on the commuter bike!! That totally blows my mind. These are NOT my road riding miles or Dreadmill miles or no excuse loops with the Boy Dog. 199 miles on that old Cannonade commuter!! As you are reading this, I'm clipping over 200 miles as I ride to the office this morning. WoW
Until Next Time, Have A Brilliant Day & Seek The Best Possible Outcome!!
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
September produced some sweet numbers. Strava recorded my 3rd highest hours, only 226 miles, and 5 personal records. The hours sure do reflect the single track trails. My power has improved, thanx to spin class. The Boy Dog and I have a no excuse loop walk thats just under a mile. Him and I walked 41 miles this month on that loop. Dynamite
Haven't been in the gym as much as I would have liked but making the most of it. Still gaining strength but having a difficult time wrapping my mind around the fact that Summer is over. Its October already!! Gr8 Summer but damn
The first Cycle Cross Race of the series was last weekend. The days leading up to it were awesome but the day of, not so much. Klishy & I had a great time building the corn maze of the course. We laid all kings of corn stock dow to guide the riders in the right direction. He designed and we built a righteous 1.8 mile lug burning track.
We were treaded with two days of old aircraft flying into GJ for the air show. Its amazing how slow and big some of those military craft can be. Flying in formation were 4 P51 style planes and they flew right over our heads. Wish I had a photo because those plane were so close over head and spotless clean against the Colorado Bluebird Sky. Perth, were was that magical eye of yours
I was totally blown away by the amount of Denver folks that drove over the Continental Divide to compete in our event. Racers from CB, Carbondale, Vail, Aspen, and Telluride all came to GJ to Cycle Cross their brains out. How Cool Is That
The next MAD event will be held on the 21st. Its a crazy cool cross fit style race. The race will be on an 18 hole golf course were athletes will start in waves and run down the fairway. Each green host a set of cross fit activities. This obviously goes on throughout the 18 holes. I'm really looking forward to it
Writing down my daily intentions has been quite beneficial so I am sticking with that plan
Will be adding more road miles to Strava this month
Finishing up the landscaping project ( time lapse to follow )
Hosting a radio show featuring clips from the TV show Taxi
Spending more quality time with the Boy Dog
Hopefully pulling together the funds to attend a Ortho-Bionomy conference in Dec
Hope you're a video watcher and appreciate the craftiness,