Thursday, December 3, 2015


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This weekend - race or watch it - it doesn't get any better

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I guess Kat moved this down tree off the trail              
 Big time at the CAMP

Party on tribe

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Teammate - Europa employee - music instructor...
had some serious work done.
I'm sure he is off his bike - I hope he can still handle his directing baton.

Keith's account of what is behind this amazing sight -

Short story long about the elbow:

Had a pinched nerve in the elbow that was making fingers go numb, elbow & wrist hurt a lot (as in waking me up in the middle of the night) and it would bother when playing almost any instrument and during and after long rides.  I was even dropping stuff in the kitchen, tools in the garage, just because the hand wasn't working right. So, after many tests and what not the best fix they could come up with was moving the ulnar nerve to the other side of the bone in my elbow so that it would have a more straight line - reminded me a lot of how a straighter cable housing pulls better on a bicycle, too eh?  

Not a real big deal, fairly routine operation.  20-30 minutes.  Well, the surgeon told me the nerve is usually "laying in there kind of like a garden hose across the lawn" but the problem was my nerve was all wrapped up in muscle.  So, the cut had to be way bigger and the procedure took almost an hour and a half. 2 weeks in a splint, now all is almost well and I can get back on the bike Saturday.  

Fingers and even the palm of my hand already feel better.  In my follow up appointment yesterday the doc told me that it is a pretty fluke thing and there's no cause to change anything that I've been doing.  *whew* 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Some of the photos from Kim's massive collection of the pictures she took of the cross race last  week - I think they speck for very well of the wonderful event.

Monday, September 21, 2015


I asked Jeff about his Cross Race and a question about training for Cross Nationals.
His most excellent reply
Hi John, Yesterday was the last Cross race I'm promoting. It was a good 8 year run but I ready to move on. I do have one event I will keep doing in April, the Tour of Hermann Gravel Challenge.
Regarding fitness, my suggestion is to break away from the numbers and go by feel. I'm serious, I was tied to those numbers too and when I unhooked it was liberating. Ride hard, train hard and get good rest, the body will take care of the rest and you'll be as good as you can be.
Jeff was a good friend, training partner, team(Spokes) leader and an excellent race promoter.
I'll have a very difficult time giving up the numbers of Training Peaks.
We'll see.