Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Circus Was In Town

After the race on Sunday Lyn, Paige, and I drove to JC to take Paige to the Circus. It was a blast! She had a lot of fun. Unfortunately I did not take that many photos but here are a few I did take.

We think this clown might had a few at the local water hole before showing up for work.

Paige and her new light thing.

This elephant was amazing. It did some crazy tricks.
You can see Paige in her rainbow colored skirt and mommy in her orange shirt

Paige, Grandma, and Mommy getting ready to go for a ride on the elephant.

Another Weekend of Cross Racing

This week my legs felt like mush. I just hope that all the different training I'm doing this year is going to pay off at our UCI race in a few weeks. Only time will tell. The only photos I got are of some hot air balloons on my way to the race.

Friday, October 26, 2007

I Had A Great Birthday!

First off thanks to everyone for their phone calls and making my birthday a lot of fun. I got a phone call Wednesday afternoon from Cashion. He used to live in the neighborhood and moved back to Boulder, CO about 6 months ago. He just happen to be in Greenville, SC and wanted to do a ride Thursday morning in the backyard. "Of course" I said. What a great way to start my birthday. A ride with a good friend I haven't seen in months. We also hooked up with Kevin, and two guys that work for Giant. It was an awesome ride with great people.

Later that night the Williams, Lyn and I went to dinner at my favorite Italian restaurant for some good food and laughs. We got a babysitter for the girls so it was adults’ night out. When we got home Bill and I watch BC come back and win against VT. What a great way to end the night.

9:30am and the trails are ready

Taken a little breather at a secret location

After and hour and half of single track we headed back to the car via the gravel road. The trees are beautiful right now.

Group shot. What a crew!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Cyclocross Weekend

Big cross weekend. I had a race in TN on Saturday and then a 5 hour drive to Religh, NC for the first NC cross race. It was a great turn out for both races. On Saturday I got 5th in TN and Sunday I got 16th in NC. We also got to send a few days with the family which was nice.

Going For A Ride On The Parkway

We went for an afternoon drive on the parkway to see the beautiful fall leaves.

Paige possing

Paige could not believe Bambi has at the lodge. She had to say hello and give him a big huge.

Paige and mommy walking back to the car. As you can see Paige never wants to go the same way you’re going. It's like lugging around a 28lbs weight.

Paige Comparing Herself To Mommy

Paige decided to give mommy a run for her money on tummy size. You be the judge on who won.

Paige vs. (6moths) mommy

Paige saying hello to the soon to be new Bedsaul. Is it a boy or girl? I guess we'll know when the time comes.

Trying To Go To Church

This is what happens when Paige gets up to early 6:15am and we try to go to the 11:00am church service. Lyn went and I took Paige back home. She slept for about 2 hours in the truck.

Tom Is Back!

Can Tom turn the Nebraska program back into the powerhouse we were all used to watching? Even if he can it's going to take some time. Welcome by TO!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Nebraska Football....What's Going On?

If you haven't noticed, heard, or don't really care, Nebraska football took a huge turn this week. I think the straw that broke the camels back was the butt whopping we got at home by OSU last weekend. Here's the official letter from UNL. Tom is back in the caption seat for awhile. I wonder if it's too late or can he get things done and the team back on track. I'm pulling for you TO.

UNL News Releases
Perlman announces Osborne will be interim athletics director
Released on 10/16/2007Office of University CommunicationsUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, Neb., October 16, 2007 -- In a new development in leadership changes in the athletic department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Chancellor Harvey Perlman announced today that Tom Osborne has agreed to serve as director of intercollegiate athletics on an interim basis. Osborne left his head coaching post at Nebraska in 1997 after 30 years coaching football, including leading the Nebraska Cornhuskers to three national championships, 12 Big Eight titles and one Big 12 title. Osborne's teams finished in the top 10 17 times. He ended his head-coaching career with a record of 255-49-3. Osborne left his post as 3rd district U.S. representative following a gubernatorial bid in 2006. He has been a senior lecturer in the UNL College of Business Administration, teaching leadership and business ethics. Osborne met with Perlman this morning to discuss the interim post and Osborne agreed to serve, on an open-ended arrangement, until Perlman finds a permanent athletics director. Perlman on Oct. 15 fired Steve Pederson, who had held the AD post since 2002. Osborne said he looks forward to the challenge. "I've spent the majority of my life working with the Athletic Department at the university and I want to do what I can at this point to continue in the pursuit of excellence that has been previously established," he said. Osborne said he anticipated taking over duties right away and would also finish the semester teaching his two classes, which he enjoys. Chancellor Perlman said he is pleased that Osborne agreed to provide leadership and that the university will benefit from Osborne's vast experience. "I am very pleased that Tom Osborne has agreed to help bring some leadership and direction to our athletic program. Tom is committed to making the entire program successful. He brings the right experience, an understanding of Nebraska, and our aspirations. I look forward to working with him."

Monday, October 15, 2007

Cyclocross Season Is Here

I think this photo says it all about cross. Thanks for the photo Gabe.

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Buyers Agent Annual Party

We went to the Buyer Agent party last night. They had these hug inflatable slides and play areas for all the kids. Paige wanted to go down the slide so Lyn took her up to the top. All it took was one time down and she was hooked. She wanted to do it again so Lyn took her back to the top. This time Paige said “I do it myself”. So Lyn gave her a little push and away she went. It was hilarious watching her face as she was coming down the slide. At the bottom she was a little freaked out but she wanted to do it again. No fear when your 2.

Paige and Lyn's first trip up the slide

Paige and Lyn checking everyhting out. Paige is ready to do it.

Paige loved it and was ready for another run.

Paige going by herself per her request. Priceless!!!

Dancing At The Park Party

Twice a year our neighboorhood park has a party. Everyone brings some food and we get a band. Paige had a blast dancing. She was the first one to start dancing.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Eli and Megan's Wedding

Eli and Megan tied the knot last weekend. It was an awesome wedding. Very low key with the right people to have a good time.

Pump Track

Last Saturday and Sunday we worked on the new pump track in our park. On Sunday there was plenty of help from Dads, Moms, and kids. When you get this many people together it's amazing at what you can accomplish. The track turned out really good. The kids and the adults love it. We have already talked about the expansion of the track.

Everyone hard at work

The kids making some laps helping pack the track

Making laps, and more laps, and more laps.

Watching The Sunset Over Mt. Pisgah

We decided to get some food to go and head up onto the Parkway to watch the sunset.

Fire Pit Is Complete

The new fire pit is up and operational. We tried it out for the first time last week. The only thing we are lacking are good chairs. They will come later.