My wife and I have been in nonstop travel mode since before Thanksgiving, and about an hour ago, I just got home from Vegas and realized how much I just want to stay at home for, like, an entire month. Alas, Snowbird is calling next month, though I suppose I shouldn’t complain. A week slopeside might just be the most relaxing thing I ever experience, though if my first turns of the season this past week is any indication, I may be in trouble.
Here’s some highlights, lowlights, and thoughts about current events that I get to throw at ya, because I can, yo.
—Just saw Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Zumanity‘ in Vegas last night. My initial thoughts, as I posted on facebook, were that the show was weird, and there were lots of boobs. My wife then got mad at me because I did not say it was awesome. To this I replied, “I said it was weird and there were lots of boobs. What is not awesome about those two things?”
—It’s about t-minus two months until Old Pueblo, and after a few months of “TRAINING”, a word I use in the loosest sense, I feel as though I am in better shape this year than I was for last year’s two-lap disaster. I have also relearned the unpleasant sensation that is ‘trainer taint’, or the numbness associated with sitting on the trainer for too long. Maybe I should just stick to drinking.
—After I posted the first DC book review, I received an e-mail from the author asking if I would post a link directly to his website so you could order his book from there. His royalties are better if you order from his website, so I would recommend helping a brotha out and ordering there if you plan on purchasing. Go here. He’s a nice guy who went on a cool journey, and that’s worth supporting.
—Speaking of books and writing, I’m publishing my first novel soon. Be ready to bust out $15.99 for some awesome fiction. More details to come…
—Winter threw its dick down here in Flagstaff, and I hit the slopes last week for the first time in two years. Being poor’s a bitch, so D2 and Co. had to hike it up. The turns I made were unspectacular, the experience was quite the opposite. Fresh turns in a town that allows me to ski in the morning and mountain bike in the afternoon…can’t get much better than that. All this healthy exercisin’ stuff might get me in shape again. Maybe I can be this guy again:
I’m going faster in that picture than it may seem.
—There was just a car accident outside my house as I wrote that last sentence. No lie.
—I am about to buy new tires for my mountain bike. Here’s the situation: I just rode some Kenda tires that were awesome…until they wore out completely after about ten rides. I dug the tread, did not dig the soft compound. I need a tire that will last a while, will go tubeless, will corner in the desert (think red rocks and Flagstaff trails, if you’re local…otherwise, think sandpaper in a sandbox). I dug the Geax Sturdy tires, though they were a bit heavy in my opinion. What’s your tire of choice, and for what kind of riding is it great?
I’m gone like the Balvenie in my glass…by