Friday, November 30, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

For Sale...

Dom Perignon Champagne, Vintage 1992 (750ml bottle).
That kind of "juice" retails for $300-$350 but you can't sell alcohol on eBay ;-) Would be a good buy for a Wine Expert or also a great gift for the upcoming holidays. Make me an offer.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving = Go Shop and Ride!

Thanksgiving started yesterday with a BOOM: It snowed in DFW...and the Cowboys keep winning games!
So today was not only After-Thanksgiving Day but also a good opportunity to save some $$$ when shopping for stuff you need (or at least think you need). Together with Sheri and Thomas, we went to Circuit City @ 4:30am hoping to get a $229 Desktop PC. Well, we did expect some other shoppers but not the 500 (!) standing in line at that time already (see picture left). By the time we got in, the guys at CC told us that they had given out vouchers for the early-birds on special deals, including our "target", the Desktop PC. Well, I did another run at 10am and was more lucky this time when going for a print-fax-copy-scan machine for $50 and a Magellan 3100 Nav. system.
After that, it was time to get the legs rolling on my off-season bike (thanks to Chang of CSK and David Sommerville). I went through the southern part of Ft. Worth, discovering new routes and the Thanks"giving" was not over yet...I found a old Nokia phone and a pair of trashed Oakley's on the road. Crazy what kind of stuff people throw out of the their car-windows these days...
Tomorrow it's time for another solid ride and Sunday we'll head towards A-town in order to scope out a few more things in the housing market.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Offroad - [awf-rohd, of-]

This past weekend we used the time being "home" to participate in the local "Faster'n Hell" mountain bike race here at the "Wee-Chi-Tah Trail". First off, I do some mountain bike riding in the off-season (Oct-Feb) once a week but haven't done so since last December. As a roadie I did a MTB race either. So it was going to be fun, especially after 3.5 hours the day before in the saddle and the Hash Run...
Both Sheri and me rode some borrowed Giant Warp DS3 bikes which are right at 33lbs a piece...That's twice my road bike!!! Some people say to stay away from that CCM (Cheap China Metal) but hey, they were for free and I couldn't take the road bike ;-) After all, the legs are the important part in bike racing...
I decided to do the sport category, along with Brian, Francis, Adam (single-speed category), and Sheri, who was the lonely girl out there that day. After a slow start and clip-in issues I couldn't believe how FAST people would go off in a 90min race. My HR was locked at 190 for the first 5minutes and I slowly managed to pass some people. I rolled up to Brian and we raced for probably an hour "together" (if you can say on a single-trail). It got too technically for me though and I had to let skinny Brian go and race my own race. I was in third. Francis crashed out prior to that. Towards the end I could use more my road skills and use the flats to catch up on Brian just before the finish to make it a 2-3 for the "roadies", while a guy from Wisconsin (a 'real' biker) took the win.

Photos hijacked from

Tour of Arkansas...What?

A few day's ago the inaugural Tour of Arkansas was announced and my team is putting it on! The event will run right after Joe Martin Stage Race from May 14-18 and will combine the former Tri-Peaks Challenge and the Celebrity Classic. It's not on the new 2008 NRC calendar yet, but they are working on it for next year.

Make sure to check out the Tour's web site at