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Louis Garneau and Unicycling


Not to happy with Louis Garneau.  After changing the meeting time and date 3 times I was totally stood up.  Let me say one thing.  In life never assume that your time is more valuable than someone else’s.  I actually planned my day around these meetings and yes I understand things happen but this was a true lack of respect.

Saturday was pretty awesome!  First a morning mountain bike ride to make sure I get my exercise then off to a demo day for Specialized Bikes so Danny could check out an Enduro.  My bike was great except that is had a leak in the back tire.  I had to pump it up about 10 times cause I only had a 29er tube.  Oh wait I also had a dropper seat post that dropped on its own.  When you put it back up you better watch out.  It shot up like a rocket.  Danny tested the shit out of his bike.   It was a perfectly good bike when we started and by the end the seat post was bent like a boomerang.  He was bucking like a bronco.  Drew didn’t like the bike at all.  For some reason he said it felt totally sketchy.  I thought it was a fun bike overall but don’t but a specialized dropper seat post and replace the seat post.

Lastly that night we went to another one of Cat and Danny’s awesome BBQs.  The brisket that comes off of that grill is totally amazing.  It cooked for 14 hours.  I also attempted unicycling.  NOT GOOD!

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Meeting with Louis Garneau


I have been working on a new concept for cycling shorts that will drastically improve comfort for men. Today I have a meeting with Louis Garneau. I am hoping that even know there is a lot of engineering to still be done they will like my concept. I with I could share the videos and pics with you guys but I Gotto keep it on the DL.


Teaching Your Wife to Mountain Bike


Ok Lets try this post again.  I got finished on the iPhone app last night and was looking up a word and then it froze.

Yesterday of was another amazing day in Phoenix and my wife Erin said she wanted to go Mountain Biking.  Wow!  She has gone about 3 or 4 time since she got the bike 3 years ago.  We decided on Pima and Dynamite which according to Cosmic Ray Fat Tire Mountain bike guide it is a “puck 2”.  Not too scary but it is a fun trail.  Erin now disagrees. Erin also used the F bomb like I have never heard before.

She fell twice.  That not bad at all considering how sandy and loose it is.  After the second fall where she got hurt she got mad and although appeared not to have fun she became a much improved rider.

Patience is the key to teaching your wife anything.  I do not have patience.  I think that I did very good though.  I complimented her anytime she did something hard.  I tried to just explain what she was doing wrong when things didn’t go so well.  When you are good at something that does not mean you are a good teach.  Although I think we had a successful day I am still not a good teacher.

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Awesome Day for a Mountain Bike Ride


Great ride today in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve.  I started at a different trailhead (Shea and 40th St.) and got on a bunch of trails I have not been on.  Well I don’t think I have been on.  I can never remember.  If I saw a trail I knew I turned the other way, sometimes that meant turning back. I did have a great ride although climbing a lot more than planed.