Today I watched ‘The Big Lebowski.’ It is a wonderful movie. It is a really bad movie when you are watching while riding your bicycle indoors on a trainer. Today was the first time I rode my trainer in about a year. Normally I will ride my trainer to get ready for a race or to warm up. In the winter months I ride it to stay in shape and get my body ready for the upcoming season. I must admit that I have set up a nice little area in our main living room which is complete with a nice table fan to keep me cool for when the temperature inevitably rises in the stale air our living room.
My big goals for the upcoming season is to upgrade to Category 3 on the road and Category 2 on the track. Individual goals for 2006 are to finally break 12.0seconds in the flying 200m and break 1:14.00 in the kilometer. So I guess we will see if I will be able to do that. Hopefully, all the work in the weightroom and on the trainer will pay off this summer. It better pay off because the trainer really sucks!
The main reason that I want to get to Category 3 on the road is that I will no longer have to worry about the 4/5 crash fest. I am not saying that Cat. 3 doesn’t have its own crash problem, but the way I figure it is that I will be way off the back in Cat. 3 races so I won’t really have to worry about somebody hooking my bars.
So in case you have some left over money to spend for the holidays here is my complete Christmas list:
1. Set of Kreitler Rollers.
2. Electric Razor.
3. Scion Car.
4. X-Box 360
5. Giro d’ Italia 2005 dvd(which is available at World Cycling Productions. Just ask for dispencer and he will rush it up to the front for you. This is because he is a lackey in the warehouse which is located at: 2225 University Ave. right across the street from the offices of The Center For Victims Of Torture).
Today I got an email from a good friend of mine that helped me a lot when I was still in college. His name is Dave Monteyne and he is now an associate professor at the University of Calgary. Dave is originally from Canada and just sent his dissertation in to his doctorate committee. He is doing his research on cold-war architecture. He even included my name in the footnotes! This is because one day he was over at my house in St. Paul and was walking out the door and saw a sticker on the door jamb that told the occupants where the closest bomb shelter was in case of a nuclear attack from the evil commies. Because of this chance view of a tiny sticker I can now say that “I am actually a footnote in history.” See you really don’t need a college education to be successful!
The funny thing about Dave moving to Calgary was that I always thought he was responsible for the ‘hits’ that are coming into my site from that city. But, he told me that this was the first time he had been to my website. So there are a couple www.super-rookie.com viewers from the great northwest that like to check out the site. How rad is that? If you include all of the people from Malaysia and Korea that find my website after googling ‘super rookie’ at about 2am Chicago time it is easy for me to say “I am global!”
On Friday I have a sit down meeting with a gentleman from SRAM. I sent him an email after I got his contact information from a well respected person in the industry. Although I don’t think that they are hiring at this point I want to get my foot in the door for the possibility of future employment. The problem that I am having is that I don’t know what to wear on Friday. I kind of want to ride there to show my dedication and it isn’t all that far from my house, but at the same time I don’t want to get my pants all slushy because of the pending snow. So what should I wear? A tie(pre-tied from my brothers wedding in 2003) might be nice, but a little to serious for a bike company. Khakis and a sweater? Sarah’s bathrobe?
I have to go now. Sarah wants attention.