Doing it all the hard way...

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Flushing 2008 !

Evo is glad to just be standing at the end of '08. It is hard to imagine a worse year, and accordingly, I am glad to see it swirling down the circular porcelain ski slope. That isn't to say we didn't have great moments. In fact it took some amazing tragedies to cancel out the goodness. And tragedies we had a plenty.

Let's hope, no, let's DEMAND 2009 be better.  To those who supported me, my heartfelt thanks. Words to express my gratitude and fail even me. To those I've lost, my heart is broken and aches for peace. 

Monday, December 22, 2008

We have whiteness

Snow in Seattle.....

We have lighted candy canes in the front yard.
This will tell you how much snow we have.....

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fun Summer memories

August 2005
Zach Tim (Garth) Silas and Davo
Backpacking in the Cascades

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I'm in Detroit on Business.
That is my rental car on the left. It is a red Mustangsicle.

Ten things I hate/love/notice about Michigan (in no particular order)

1. You get to practice scraping your windshield so much you probably get really good at it

2. If you drive a Japanese car you're not just unamerican, you're a communist

3. When it is quitting time, they scatter like roaches when the light gets turned on

4. They suffer from "Buckeye Envy"

5. In the winter any sports that don't involve "camo" either stop or move indoors

6. Everyone has a cough and a cold

7. Everything that can be bad about unions is alive and spreading the pain in Michigan

8. Michigan "lefts" seem to work pretty well

9. If you want a hill workout, you have to leave either the state or the country

10. Since they have the heat on already, they keep it pretty warm indoors

USGP Portland Baby

This past weekend Hottie and I traveled sans pups down to P-town. Through the kindness of our friends Allen and Michelle we had some pup sitters who moonlight as elves. The gang on 20/20Fuel was super and we had some fun apres' ride fun and feasting. I managed to place in the top 50; and considering my poor season I'll call that good. I had the wrong tires for the conditions but if I had turned the pedals faster that would have helped even more....

My association with the new team leaves John as the last remaining member of the once-dominate TERD Bar Racing Team. John is among the finest men I know and while we all have certain affiliation needs, I am sure John takes pride in his autonomy as well. Portland was muddy and wet and wonderful.