Monday, May 01, 2006

2006 Tour De Tucson Mountians (link)



The long road home during the Tour De Tucson Mountains. Distance was 70 miles and I rode it in 4 hours and 45 minutes. I was on the rode for 5 and a half hours. The shoulder I had surgery on hurt pretty bad after but it was worth finishing.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Germany 2005 Photos (link)

This is a little cafe in Rothenberg.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Stevens Thanksgiving 2005 (link)



This is Mike and Robby and Lauren on her own quad.

Robby and Lauren, Halloween 2005 (link)

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Webcam to a watering hole in Africa (link)















This is a sample photo from the site. The camera runs 24 hours and you can see all kinds of animals. They are still photos and they refresh every 30 seconds.

1996 and 2001 Photos (link)














These are pictures of my wife and I at Walt Disney World in 1996 and 2001. We ran the 1/2 marathon in 2001. These trips were during or 5th and 10th wedding anniversary.

Injury Update 3

Well it has been two months since my surgery. The range of motion is back to normal although with some pain. The strenght is probably 50% of what it was. It is frusterating but it will take time. My Doctor told me that I probably will not be recovered to where I can go back to full duty until sometime in Jan. Oh well,,,must be patient. Got on the bike for the first time since the surgery, felt good, little pain in the shoulder and I am incredibly out of shape. I guess I need to start all over again.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Injury Update 2

Well the surgery is over and I am in the middle of the physical therapy. The labrum was torn from the 12 to 6 o'clock position postlaterally. I hope to be recovered enough to go back to full duty by the middle of November. The pain might not go away for a year or so. That's all for now.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Injury Update.

Back in March I injured my shoulder. After several trips to the doctor it was finally diagnosed. The MRI showed that I have a tear of the Labrum in my right shoulder. It is torn from the 6 o'clock to the 2 o'clock position, so almost 3/4 of it is torn. I also have a compression injury of my Glanohumeral Ligament. It is compresse to the point that it could be seen through on the MRI. I am going through physical therapy several times a week and see the Orthopedic doctor again on July 11th. I was told that this injury will not heal itself and that the only way for it to be fixed is with surgery. It is now shot with steroid so the pain is a 1 on a scale from 1-10. Before the steroid the pain was a 7. Updates to follow.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Lighthouse Ride

This is the next organized club ride I plan on doing. It is along the California coast. It has wonderful views as you ride along the coast. It also has a great SAG. Food, food, food. This was the first organized distance ride that I did last year. It was a metric century (62miles) that I complete in 3:52:00, it is a ride I do for enjoyment not time. Click on the above title and it will send you to the site.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Germany Vacation

We just got back from Germany and I must say that it was one of the most beautiful places that I have ever visited. We flew into Frankfurt and took an ICE train to Nurnberg. The train ride was great. We had a first class car, thanks Scott, and the ride was fast and smooth. We had a German Native in the car with us and he assisted with letting me know when and where we were going to stop. I am not sure if he thought "crazy American's" but if I were him I would think that. As we were traveling south I noticed a couple of ladies in the car next to us. They were both fast asleep. As we arrived in Nurnberg and started to exit the train, they exited just in front of us. We then saw Scott greet them as if they were family. Come to find out they were. They were Maria and Paige, Scott's aunt and cousin. With all of the travel arraignments and e-mail communications, we forgot that they were going to be in the train with us. We had never met them, that is why I did not recognize them.

More to follow......

Sunday, May 22, 2005


Me in NurnBurg in front of a German poster for the new Star Wars movie. Posted by Hello

Monday, May 09, 2005

Michael Yon Blog..Embedded with soldiers in Iraq

Click on the title above to go to the site....
Author Michael Yon is currently embedded with the 1-24 INF ("Deuce Four") in Mosul, and is filing stories on his website. Be sure to stop by and read his entries. His most recent entry, The Battle For Mosul, is a must-read.

Thanks to Deuce Four officers for making us aware of his reporting.

Scout ride with Bolo

On 05/08/05 Bolo and I decided to scout the route to his work. We started our ride from his house at Greenfield and University by riding east towards Suguaro Lake. About 3.5 miles out we decided to turn around and find a route to his work in N Scottsdale, in the area of Shea and 101. We rode west to McClintock and went north to Curry. We then followed the wash north to Indian Bend. We stopped at McCormick ranch for a break, 25 miles thus far. We then followed the golf course to the east and hooked up with Pima Rd. We then followed that south and it incorporated a bike path. We hit McClintock and took it south to Rio Salado. We took it east back to Bolo's house. The total distance ended up being 47.3 miles. Good training ride. *Side note.....my shoulder is still injured and started to have strong pain at mile 30.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

New challenge!!

Hey all,

I am thinking about doing some "tin-man" competitions with a co-worker. Tin-man's are mini Ironman competitions. The co-worker of mine has competed in and finished three Ironman competitions. He is a great motivator. I have two concerns, swimming and running. I can swim but I need a serious amount of conditioning and my knees aren't the greatest in the world. They are the reason I started cycling. I think they would be fun and a great sense of accomplishment. Has anyone else done them? Please send me some comments,,,thanks.