Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bike Porn

The last couple months I have been helping out the Project One department at work...mainly just customer service and placing orders. For those that don't know, Project One is Trek's custom painting program, where customers can select whatever paint scheme and crazy colors they want their bike to be.

They recently came out with some new paint schemes, and I was informed that they needed "sample" frames to test these new schemes on. So I graciously gave them one of mine to play around with. Here are the results.

XO-1 frame before (matte black)
XO-1 frame after (Cool Fire)

The pictures just don't do it justice. It's amazing in person. The crazy thing is that nothing on P1 paintjobs are decals or stickers ... everything is hand-painted. Those guys are super talented.

In other news, Tonia and Trent are paying us a visit this weekend. Should be good times, as usual. They take off Sunday morning, and then I am heading over to Franklin (just an hour away) for a WORS mtb race.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

What should Dad do in his retirement?

My dad recently retired after working 30+ (or was it 35+??) years at American Crystal Sugar in EGF. Now he is trying to decide what to do with his time. I thought I would setup a handy poll so that we could help him out with his decision. So cast your vote below.

Enjoy your retirement Dad!

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

All Hail the Return to Racing

Hello everyone. Heather and I had a pretty relaxing weekend...got all the trim work done in the sunroom and dining room. Looks good. My finish nailer rules, speeds up the process nicely! Maybe Heather will update her blog with pics of that, and some more info about this whole baby thing. :)

On Saturday I went for a road ride and got caught in a crazy windy hailstorm. It sucked (and hurt). When I got home Heather took pics of my arms and legs...the hail made my skin look like I got stung by a bunch of bees or something. Not a pleasant experience.

Vontoux had some weird rash thing on his skin, so Heather put some stuff on it to help. But he would keep trying to lick it off, so she put one of my old t-shirts on him to prevent that. He looks pretty stylish in his classic Rock Shox shirt!
This weekend Eric, Katie, and Hayden are paying us a visit in WI. We have some fun stuff planned, and we are going to work on fixing up our basement stairs. I am also planning on heading over to Whitewater for a road race on Saturday. It feels like its been forever since I raced last...