Sunday, March 26, 2006
I love the frame. Handles very well. It is a little bit longer than my Giant was, but it still felt very comfortable in the hoods and drops. It feels stiffer in the BB area than the Giant. Not that the Giant flexed much anyway, but I didn't feel any movement at all in the BB on the Madone while sprinting/climbing.
We followed up the ride with some excellent burritos at a restuarant in Marshall. :)
Tonight the Sioux took on Holy Cross in the NCAA west regional at the Ralph. HC beat the Gophers in OT last night, and they played very well again tonight, but the Sioux were too much for them, winning 5-2. So the Sioux are heading to the Frozen Four for the second year in a row! And even better is that it is in Milwaukee this year, and I have my tickets already.
Looks like Simmons and I got into the Chequamegon 40 race as well, since I noticed today that they cashed my check. Good day all around. :)
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Next up is the NCAA tourney. The Sioux are hosting a regional this year in GF. Wish I could make it home for that, but it would have been hard to get days off for the Final Five, Regional, and the Frozen Four (in Milwaukee this year) all within a month. Oh well. The Sioux take on Michigan on Fri. Go Sioux.
Heather and Vontoux are still in Port Huron. They return home on Tues. So, it's just me and stupid Birdie until then.
The weather is starting to warm up again. All of the snow that we got last week is already gone. I have a long ride planned for Sat morning with a guy from work in the hills to the southwest of Madison (the same roads from the Horribly Hilly 100s ride). Looking forward to testing the legs on some inclined pavement. :)
Thursday, March 16, 2006
This weekend Birdie and Cat Stevens will be watching the house, as Heather and Vontoux are going to Michigan to visit her family, and I am heading back to Minneapolis for the WCHA Final Five hockey tourney. A big group of us rented some ice on Sun afternoon there as well. Good times. I'm sure the snow will make the travels more interesting.
Vino needs to post pics of his new Poprad. :)
Thursday, March 09, 2006
In other news, the Madone is finally finished!:
It turned out very well. I used all the parts from the Giant, aside from the King headset, the new Look Keo pedals, and cables/housing. Now the weather just needs to get warmer so that I can take it out for its maiden voyage!
Monday, March 06, 2006
Heather is just getting over her sickness. But according to her, she was never sick. ;)
Fri night Heather and I scored some free tickets to the Wisco/St Cloud hockey game at the Kohl Center. It was a good time, even if I hate both teams. I had to root for Wisco though because SCSU was right behind the Sioux in the standings. The Kohl Center is nice; bigger than the Ralph, but not nearly as extravagent. No leather seats or marble floors there. :)
The Madone is nearly finished! Just have to cut the cables and put on the computer, and its done. But we got snow last night, so it may be awhile before I can ride it. And a thumbs down to Trek for not having the 9.9 frames available yet. ;)
Yesterday Heather and I took Vontoux to AniMart so that we could get him more Greenie Treats (his absolute favorite) and so that he could pick out a new toy. He picked out a hardened mini-football that weighs like 10lbs. He loves it, of course.