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Ride and Step Brother Interview


Great Ride in the heat yesterday followed by and encore ride this morning before work which was filled with monster hills up and down.  This is my favorite time of year in phoenix where it is nice and cool in the am and hot in the afternoon. I had the pleasure of seeing a tortoise.

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I am finally down below 170lbs.  It has been a little challenge eating healthy and being on the road 4 days a week but I bring 4-5 meals with me as well as healthy snacks.  I am defiantly going to be cruise ready.  My goal is 165 or less before the cruise which is at the end of may. Time to enjoy a cup of Japanese green tea and get ready for work.


Been a While


Sorry it’s been long since my last post. I have been enjoying the Phoenix winter. I tested out the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29er.

Although I did like the bike and also test rode the Epic which I wasn’t that impressed with I went with a Niner.  All of the reviews on the Niner were great.  Also although the Stumpjumper was cheaper after upgrades they would have been pretty close ing price.   I ordered a new Niner RIP 9 mountain bike.

Niner RIP9 Frame – MD Ano licorice
Rock Shox Revelation RCT3 dual position, black
Stans ZTR/Flow wheelset
Front – Maxxis Ardent 29×2.25 tire, Rear Kenda Small Block 8
SRAM X9 2×10 drivetrain
Avid Elixir 9 brakes, 180/160 rotors
RockShox Reverb adjustable seatpost
Niner carbon flat handle bar
Truvativ Stylo 30 stem
ODI x-trainer grips
WTB rocket V NiCro saddle

Thank you Erin for the best birthday and Valentines day present ever. My wife is really the best.

I have been riding about 3 times a week and lifting about 3-4 times and I am feeling so amazing. I have lost about 8 lbs and feeling so strong.  Can’t wait for my bro to get out to Phoenix so we can start riding together.  I just found a new really nice trail 3 miles from my house called Sonoran and Dixie Mountain loop in North Phoenix.  It is not technical but there is a fair amount of climbing and descending.  The trail is in very good condition and there is not very much traffic.  It is a nice change from T-100.

Last weekend was our friend Brittany’s 30th birthday. She got a party bus and what a blast!

Here I am controlling the lighting for the bus. My best friend Dan brought some Red Stag which is the worst crap I have ever tasted and it cause all of us to see him dancing in his underwear. Brittany was shaking her thang so hard the bus broke down 1 mile from her house. It was classic. Lucky for me I was slightly under the weather so I drank a little less and felt great the next morning due to a 3am stop at Armando’s a 24 hour mexican paradise.