Striking a Blow With My Pimp Hand
Got two hours in at the gym tonight. Felt like ssssssssssssssheeeet, but by the last 20 minutes of the stair master I was feeling good. Then got my weights in with some extra leg work, this has been a real push week for the legs.
I've been keeping the upper body down to 1 set of 50 reps on the chest press and 3 sets of bicep and tricep work with the dumbbells. Easy spinning to keep the legs loose tomorrow.
Sponsor News and Sponsorship Updates:
Bikeman.com frame sponsor and all-round cool ass company Salsa has updated their website and is showing all the 2006 frames, soft goods, and components. Including this green spicy morsel...
In personal sponsor/Bikeman.com news...
First the bad(ish) news: It looks like I will NOT be using Maxxis tires this year after all. I was fortunate enough to be promoted within the ranks of the Bikeman.com team this year and with that comes some added responsibility to our sponsors. In this case Panaracer.
I've used Panarcers for years and even raced two races on them last year when I had a side wall tear on my Maxxis Advantages. I contacted Maxxis today to explain the situation and to thank them. I'm just glad I had not made an order yet for '06. It's really a win/win situtation for me. My only complaint about Panaracer's is the lack of mud shedding ability on the Fire Pro. In dry conditions the Trailblaster rolls fast and light.
Downside is I'm looking to get the Dos Niner and as of year Panaracer does not make a 29er. There are hints from Bikeman HQ that one may be in the works. Also that I waited year for the new Ignitor 26 x 2.1 and won't be using it.
UPDATE: 11:03 PM Sent an e mail out to Panaracer tonight about 29" tires. Got word back a few minutes ago stating: "The Fire Cross is a 29 x 1.9 and we're coming out with a 29 x 2.3 in July. "
The REAL Good news in personal sponsorship: It looks like I'm gonna be hooking up with Twin Six Alternative Cycling Apparel to pimp some product for them this year. It's not so much a sponsorship, since as you know I'll be out there on race day in the red, white and black of Bikeman.com, but more of a "club" of racers that share the common interest in having fun racing our bikes and getting the word out about the awesome new cycling threads that Twin Six have.
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They've hooked me up with a generous package of products and goodies and I hope to be training in that sweet Argyle jersey this season. I might even get a pair of thigh-high argyle leggings to wear in lieu of leg warmers and a sweet valor fez to wear on top my lid.
Check them out. Soon ordering info will be on the web site as well as some on-line retailers like Velogear.com and other shops near you. I hope to have a jersey and/or t shirt at races for folks to check out, so if you see me floating around before or after a race, stop by the pit and take a look.
So throw out that garish, cocky Primal Wear jersey and strap on some duds from Twin Six.
I now leave you with today's Moment of Zen:
This is what happens when you Google Image search "Fez"