Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Here is a link to the press conference (video, podcast, or transcript - pick your poison) with Lance Armstrong at the Clinton Global Initiative. Interesting question and answer session.


Saturday, September 27, 2008


Today I did the HACC Saturday ride for the first time. I'm not sure why I have never made it out to this ride, but I'm glad I finally did. The ride started out with a climb up Kolekole Pass. After regrouping, we headed out towards Dillingham Field.

We did a quick stop to refill water bottles then some of us headed over to climb Pupekea (my first time climbing this road...thought it would never end). We decended Pupekea and did another bottle refill at Sunset Beach and then headed back toward Schofield. On the next climb, I popped a flat. John and Jeff stopped to lend a hand. We got back on the road and I noticed that my tire was still a little low. So, I stopped to pop another CO2. As soon as I started putting air in, I heard a loud pop. I looked down and saw that the exploding tube had caused a rip in the sidewall of my tire...NUTS! The other guys didn't realize I had stopped, so I was stuck.

Luckily, I had stopped at a bus stop and the bus soon showed up. I racked my bike and jumped on. We passed the group just as they were finishing up the Pineapple Hill climb. I had to change busses in Wahiawa and finally made it back to Schofield. I packed everything up and headed home.

On the way home, John called. I told him to call off the search. Ben called and told me John was looking for me. Thanks to everyone who helped out today!!! Sorry I couldn't call and let you know I had made it back. Lesson learned: Put some phone numbers of the people I ride with in my cell phone!


Need to do a little catch up post. A couple of weeks ago, Damien had to do a project for school showing his family timeline. He and I worked on this for about four hours. Here is what we came up with.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


It has been a busy month. We got the results from the Chief board so I was busy with the new Chiefs all month. I was the Fitness Coordinator for all the new Chiefs in the area and I was chosen as a Sponsor for one new Chief. We finally wrapped everything up on 16 September. This week I rolled right into coordinating the PT test for our command and will be doing that for the next two weeks. To top it off, I caught a cold while camping out with the new Chiefs on their last night as First Classess.

Today I finally got back out for a Tuesday lunch time ride and it hurt. I thought I was on the down slide with this cold but soon found out I wasn't and it kicked my butt. I could not breathe and was continuously having to clear my nose. It sucked! I just could not get moving. I got a little help on the way out for the first loop but fell behind. I ended up time trialing it for the second loop and the return to base. Tough ride with no sprint at the end. I finally went and talked to our Corpsman this afternoon and got some meds. Hopefully I will be cleared up by Thursday for the lunch time ride.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


An update to my last post on Lance Armstrong coming out of retirement...looks like the rumors were true. Here is another article on the subject.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008


Yesterday I participated in the Dick Evans Memorial Road Race. This is a 112 mile bike race that was once called the "Around O'ahu Bike Race" and was the inspiration for the first Ironman Triathlon back in 1978. It was renamed the Dick Evan Memorial Road Race in 1983 to honor the memory of one of Hawaii's best cyclists who was killed while training on his bike.

The race was fun but grueling. At the start we got rained on pretty good and it was wet for a good portion of the race. The race was controlled until we got to Kunia Road and then it was opened up for racing. This is also where we had our first crash. Other notable occurances on Kunia Road...ran into some familiar faces going the other direction (Ben, Dev, and Brandon).

It was a good race, won by The Bike Factory's Carl Brooks. I finished in just over 6 hours which I think is pretty good for my first race of this distance and I did the entire race without stopping.