Dawn Patrol

Awoke from my slumber in the pre-dawn to slay Suncrest again.  It’s amazing how hard it is to get out of bed, and how much better I feel when I do.  The original plan was to ride to work and home, but Kelly found a house for us to look at this evening, so I need to get home earlier than that would entail.  I think maybe it’s better to go out and do a hard ride anyway as what I am lacking is not miles.  15 years of “base” pretty well covers that.

As for the house, it’s an ideal location.  No, not for my commute, but for general living in the Pee-town.  Built in the 50’s though, so we’ll see.  I am pretty much the antithesis of “handy”, so we’ll have to decide where we can compromise.

Last day of normal work as tomorrow we practice counting.  Oh joy!

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It’s like a metaphor or something.

Just Deleted an Entire Post…

And I really didn’t have time to waste weblogging anyhoo.

Short version.  Things are looking up.  Form is coming back.  Saturday I had a great ride and then took the girls out in the Jeep (Kelly has pics) while the homeboys were killing it at the races.  Sunday church and rikshaw action.  Heading to LBC on Thursday.

Just got a spam comment, and all it reads is “fatty”.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

“It could only be” Jared came to visit me at work the other day.

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It was pretty much just like the above picture, except I was the chick and the J-Rad was the “freakin’ lazer beam” eye guy.  Now, that that’s covered, I am pretty amped to go weekending this weekend.  I am skipping out on the inappropriately named Tax Day Grind, which really drops my odds of seeing Sam Krieg, but sometimes you just gotta make the sacrifice.  I am riding in the mountains in the a.m. if anyone wants to join- probably Alpine Loop-Aspen Grove and/or Squaw Peak in the 8-12 time slot.  Holla if you are down. 

Hopefully, it’s hot that afternoon because I want to take the girls to the pool in the afternoon.  The redneck pool river is still too high, don’t want anyone getting swept away, after all.

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So far summer has been a downer, and I need to turn that around in a hurry.  Winter’s are too hard on me not to enjoy summer.

5am is the new 6am

Inspired by The People’s Champion and not being selected for the Tour of Utah, I got up at 5 this morning to pedal my bike.  I figure if he can do it in their winter, I should be able to man up in our summer.  In any case, the hardest part is just getting out of bed, especially as this still only affords me an hour to ride and what can you do in an hour, right?  Well, my mission is to find out what you can do in an hour, I guess.  Parked at the base of Suncrest and rode both sides, then on into work. 

Unfortunately, we’re hitting a little lull in the hot racing action here in Utah, so it may take a bit to see if my new hour of power helps or if I am just even more tired all the time.

I think we are going to go back to Long Beach next week for July 4th, but oddly, there’s no racing out there.  There is waaaay up by San Luis Obispo, but I’m pretty sure Kelly wants to stick close to the fam bam.  Me too, really.  Kinda wish we’d have planned it to hit up Manhattan Beach, but it wasn’t in the cards this year, I guess.

In other news, I got to cruise the mean streets of Provo last night by bicycle.  Provo is where it’s at.  Especially in the summer, and I think summer is finally here.  I really don’t think I want to move.  I mean we can move houses, but not to another town.  Straight outta Pleasant Grove ,or whatever, just doesn’t have the same ring.  Of course, I’ll likely change my opinion by tomorrow.  And when I say “I”, I mean Kelly.

Aaaarrgghhh

Highlighting an absolute crap week, the car opted out of High Uintas.  On the way to the start.  Life is handing me lemons, but I need at least a little sugar to make lemonade! 

May make an offer on a house.  Yeah, Pleasant Grove.  PG.  PG-13.  Pregnant Grove.

Good luck to everyone at High U.  One of my fav races of the year. 

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Shelter “The Greater Plan”

My fuel’s on E
But inside there’s a shred of hope, disharmony
Hung myself with my own rope
At each milestone I look back over my shoulder and move forward, is there a guarantee?
Things get stale
And yes, I feel uncomfortable, feels like I failed when every step’s a climb uphill
I reach out my hand, where is that friend?
But there’s a greater picture I can’t see

Hollow inside
Yes, it’s understandable
Confused besides, looking to become fulfilled
Making wrong turns, getting myself burned
But I know that I’m getting taught along the way, see the rain, it falls again and we just stay inside but todays rain makes tomorrow come alive
And problems come but they’re soon gone, inside I understand cause in my heart I know there’s a greater plan, there’s a greater plan
A greater plan

And things get stale
And yes, I feel uncomfortable, feels like I failed when every step’s a climb uphill
Reach out my hand, where is that friend?
But there’s a greater picture I can’t see

I see the rain, it falls again and we just stay inside but todays rain makes tomorrow come alive
And problems come but they’re soon gone, inside I understand cause in my heart I know there’s a greater plan, there’s a greater plan
A greater plan

See the rain, it falls again but we just stay inside but todays rain makes tomorrow come alive
And problems come but they’re soon gone, inside I understand cause in my heart I know there’s a greater plan, there’s a greater plan