Tuesday, December 29, 2009

An Early Morning Ride??

So my alarms were set for 5:30, 5:45, and 6:15. I got up at 5:15, go figure hey??!! Lol
so after coffee and some peanut butter toast I head off for work (6:25), I'll take the long way this fine northwest wind morning. I pull up to work (6:50), no cars in the parking lot??? WTF???
I hangout till 7:15 when the boss shows up and says what the hell you doing here? Everyone is off till the 4th! Duh, there's something to be said for hanging out in the break-room!! So will I hang out in the break-room??? Na, no way!! Lol
so I left and put on 20 miles around town, what a great morning to be out, and i'm really looking forward to my Pug being done!!!!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Just sitting, and relaxing

I'm all done digging out after around 18" (damn i need a snow blower), of snow fell over the x-mas break.

sitting down having a nice cold Summit beer, watching Zack play the Wii.
the girls are out about town doing whatever girls do??!! LOL

tomorrow reality slaps me in the face again with work!!! oh well.

i was gonna break out the snowshoes, but a sick kid will put a damper on a lot of things!!! although, i did get out on them for a bit the other day.

My Pugsley build is coming along nicely and we are only waiting on a little less than 1/3 of the parts. from what I've been reading...... others are waiting on more. i should be able to make my news years eve/day ride............. it's gonna be sweet!!

until then.............


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Here's To..........................

Four days off of work............ pently of Horizon Red Ale, and some ESB!!!
86 the ESB's (beer store out), more Horizon Red Ale please!!! Yummy!!!

Good times watching the kids eyes on x-mas morning, and to spending some down time with my partner Cindi!! Love ya babe!!

To all... i wish.... you get what you wanted under your tree, and to a very happy new year, filled with meeting all your goals!!!

time to crack a beer and chill, and wait for the snow to fly!!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Large Marge...

My wheels are getting laced, and they asked me what color nipples I'd liked.
I gave my honest answer.... Pink!!!?? Lol
He says really? I say yeah, but make mine red!!!!!
I don't know if he got my humor or not, but oh well I got a good laugh!!
Things are starting to flow nicely, and I'm starting to get that new
bike itch!!!!

So i'm getting ready for bed, and I decide I'll check the Surley blog............. Wow, Wow!!!!

Panic! Don’t panic. Panic!!!
Panic! It crept up my spine like the first rising vibes of a Pugsley frenzy....

We've received a shipment of Large Marge offset rims in both DH and XC versions. They're new, improved, choice. These parts now feature a welded seam, which is approxomately 40g lighter, and far more rad.
It's a good thing.

So I mention this because I thought you should know. These were our first of the new production run, shipped expressly to satiate demand. Demand is a hungry beast however.

That's a moderate thing.

But why mention panic? What's the point? Well, it's because we're all out of them already. Took about 2 hours.

That's a bad thing.

As they (we) say in Minnesota, "So there's that."

Seriously, people say that. It's pretty awesome.

In summary, we care about you, and want you to be happy. The next batch of rims will arrive mid-Feb.  It will be a bountiful order. I applaud your patience. Your lustful waking dream of Pugsley is very close to reality.

So there's that.

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Well, Today I Had..........

To make a choice about where I wanted to work. Not a bad thing with the way the job market is, I had to choose between two places that provide a very good living for my family and I. The only thing that blows is I had 3 hours to make my choice. Now before you say WTF, this is common place for the industry I'm in, and this makes the fourth time I've had to make this choice, so 3 hours was (sad to say), a long time compared to previous times.
The 3 previous times I choose to go back to where I worked for 10+ years, and pretty much knew how to do everything with my eyes closed. The only downfall is 4 guys who are total Fucking Assholes, and make working there a nightmare even in the best of times!!!! You know the ones, always watching someone Else's bobber instead of worrying about their own. Even when things are going good, unlimited overtime, enough work to go around for everyone, and still find something to Bitch about!! Yeah, you know. They are the ones who think the world begins and end out their back doors, true Fucking Assholes!!!!
So I made the choice to stay where I'm at, and get excited about the 2 million dollar expansion that's taking place, and get my share of the pie!!
In the long run did I make the right choice?? Ha, only time will tell.
I also don't give a shit, because I have the best partner any guy could ever hope for backing me up, and propping me up when things aren't going my way!!!! She let's me ride my bike whenever I want, and even is letting buy my very own Surly Pugsley!!!!
Cindi my dear, I love you more than you know!!!!!

In closing, I give the four Fuckheads the two finger salute, (one finger on each hand), and bid you farewell.... You will no longer affect my mood, and I wash my hands of your negitivity!!!!
Man, I feel better already!!!! Ahhhhhh


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It's Done!!

Well, I pedaled over to my LBS after work today, and put the final touches on my Pugsley parts list.
As people have been saying, the LM wheels aren't available yet............. but I've got my name down for a set, and they'll be done in two weeks!!
More like two weeks and 3 day to be exact. lol
God i can't wait!!!
The only bling i added was a red Chris King headset, and the Titec H-bar, (thanks Doug).
Thomson seat post, stem, and flat pedals (for winter use only), WTB speed V saddle (my fav.).
the rest will be what Surly has in their different build packages.

Right now it's looks like a news years eve/day ride is not out of the question!!!
Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

Cindi, I love you my dear!!
You keep me strong!!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Nice morning.....

Well, we're starting to get settled into our new place.

5 degrees, light dusting of snow, and making tracks in said snow, for other people to see and say WTF??
I love it!!

Cindi, I love you my dear!!
You are the best partner a guy could hope for!
Pete, what can I say, you rock!!!!

My ride to work got much shorter with our move. I don't think of this as a bad thing, just something I'll have to get used to. As soon as the the "Pug" is done, I'll have to pick my morning ride route out and head off to work an hour or so early. Funny thing about living so close to work now, is I'm just starting to get warmed up by the time I arrive.
Now if I could just snap my fingers and have my "Pug" waiting in the porch in the morning!!??


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Random Photo's

My Pugsley frame has arrived!!!

Jenna and Zack



Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!!

Hoping you all have a Great one!! Peace, Joboo

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Place To call Home

After over a year and 1/2, we have a place to call our own!!
it feels great, but moving still sucks ass!!!

you always need the fire-pit! Our little devil girl!!! LOL
Last time he does this!!

Larry and Shan helped us out a lot!! Thanks guys!!


Monday, November 2, 2009

I'm Bored Out of My Mind!!!?

I haven't ridden my bike in well over a month due to a left hand injury that happened at work. I think I'm losing my mind!! No work and no bike make Joe a dull boy!!!!!
Hee Hee

All but this 1st photo was taken off my bike.

This is my buddy Frank; he got his spider web's done in the early 80's in St. Cloud!!! LMFAO random shot somewhere around town.....

North of Hibbing.......

And west of town..........................
This is one of my favorite spots to stop and sit for awhile.....

This will be the first road I take my Pug down when it's finally done!!!

North of Hibbing.........................

Another nice resting place..........

Along the Snake trail north of town......


Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Players......................................

Interesting sights........................

The haul...................


Courage, My word...................It couldn't come at a worse.......Time!!!

The Tragically Hip
Due to the Flu, the shows in Denver, CO. and Saint Paul, MN have been canceled. The band expects to resume touring on Friday as scheduled.

We are............................................... Can you say devistated??


Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

SAD!!! SAD!!


yet another example of what a "HACK"/Unnewsworthy newspaper the Hibbing Daily Tribune is!!!
we get the "Hack" Daily Tribune everyday, (not anymore by the way), and yet i had to read about this truely sad story in the Duluth paper today!!

What a joke, and whomever decided to not cover this story for the "Hack" is a chickenshit asshole!!!

sounds like Dr. Krause had a nice little racket going on. Imagine if this is practiced all over this great country of ours!!! Very Very scary!!

Can you imainge said Dr. and his nurse before their day started....................good morning nurse, well good morning Dr. how many kids can we pump through our office today? Dr............................... i don't know let's give every sick kid 10 min. and see how many we can pump out, who knows maybe we could beat last week!!! SAD SAD!!!!

if your child has Dr. Krause..........run..... I SAY RUN!!! to a different Dr.

our youngest has him as a Dr. and i'll state here and now, she will have a different Dr. in the a.m.!!!

as far as i'm concerned, Dr. Krause should not practice (term used loosly) medicine EVER EVER EVER again!!!

Hey Dr. Krause go flip burgers somewhere, 1 every ten minutes sounds right, but you might have to speed it up some during the lunch rush!!!


5 Days and Counting..........................

To my favorite band in the world, coming to the state of Mn.!!!

11/03/09: O'shaughnessy: Saint Paul, MN United States


This will be the 13Th time I've seen them live, and it keeps getting better every time!!!

2006 we saw them twice in one weekend at the Mn. State Zoo on a Sat. night, then Sunday night at Grandma's Sports Garden in Duluth, Mn. Very Very cool group, best seen live!!!

My top albums by the Hip in no particular order are..............................

Fully Completely -Locked In The Trunk Of A Car, 50 Mission Cap, At The Hundredth Meridain, Wheat Kings

Up To Here - New Orleans Is Sinking, Blow At High Dough

Road Apples -Little Bones

Phantom Power -Fireworks, Poets

if i peaked your interest, check out this link......................http://www.thehip.com/albums/ and give the Hip a listen!!!

You won't be sorry!!!!!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

So it has begun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The boss says i have enough money to start the build of my new Surly Pugsley!! http://surlybikes.com/frames/pugsley_frame/
Metallic Thunderhead Gray please!!
How cool is that??
Frame got ordered this afternoon, and so begins my jump into the world of the "Pugs"!! I'm so looking forward to it!!
Wish me luck, and damn this winter just got a lot more fun!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Two Years!!!

it's been two years since I've seen my two girls!!
I used to be very angry, but now my heart just aches everyday!!
Cindi along with the other children in our family also miss Lola & Opal VERY VERY much!!!
Pray that the girl's mother pull's her head out of her ass soon!!!!!


A Fun Lazy late Fall Afternoon............

Hanging at the "Mayor's" house in Gheen.


Monday, October 19, 2009

From Another Blogger.....

Our boy Response is back on tour and livin’ the vida loca. Whatever the hell that means.
From: ResponseSubject:

My bike is my armorWell, my bike was stolen here in China. It was $60 usd new. So no major loss. Or so I thought.
I had ridden a few miles off the beaten track to the fair grounds to see the 60th anniversary of Chinese Communism festivities. My bike was swiped while I was walking around inside the fair.
Nothing to do but walk home. Evening had set in and the hazy autumn sun sunk slowly into Guangzhou. I noticed that the streets seemed strange and different. Somehow the buildings, houses and vacant lots that I had breezed by on my bike, now seemed unfriendly and sinister. There was none of the usual “hello” being cast in my direction by locals testing their one or two words of English. People had time to study me as I inched through the dense neighborhoods. The local tough guys looked a lot tougher now I am moving at brisk 4 mph and standing 6 inches shorter than when mounted on my bike. After my bro recently got his gold chain snatched in broad daylight, I knew that these guys can be Kung Fu fast and have balls of steel.
I realized at that point, my bicycle is my armor. It protects me from harm and speeds me to safety. (If I was as tough as old pistol pete, it could be used as a weapon as well). My bike hardens my muscles, puts calluses on my hands and stretches my lungs, amplifying my strength and forcing life into my body. My bike sharpens my senses and reflexes, testing my limits, making me tougher and more secure.
My bike is my translator. It sends a message of good will and trust to all who observe my gentle passage. It tells a story of my interest in the community and desire to keep the environment clean and my carbon footprint small. It shows my willingness to adopt the local ways and my respect for the common man.
My bike is my friend. It tells me stories of adventure and romance. It carries beautiful women on its padded rear rack and charms them with its confidence, imparting a sense of freedom with its smooth effortless movements. It wakes me up in the middle of the night to tell me jokes so I laugh myself back to sleep. My bike always wants to hang out after work, go for a cruise or even hang out in the garage, listen to music, drink a few beers and play with tools. On rainy days, we go and play in the puddles and try not to drink the gutter water.
My bike is my business partner. It carries my tools and sundries for work. Also, my bike shows the local vendors that I am CHEAP, too cheap (and practical) to own a car and too cheap to pay full price for their goods. My bike has a strong work ethic and seldom calls in sick for work.
My bike must be replaced immediately! I smiled and changed my course to the nearest reputable bike shop…
I hope the new owner of my stolen bike lives to be 110 and their whole family becomes rich…

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pumpkin's, Pumpkin's Everywhere!!!

Getting hurt at work a couple weeks ago,
does have it's advantages.
i got to go to Jenna's very 1st field trip with Cindi.
Jenna had a blast!!!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My New Ride!!!

Here's a video of the new ride i'll be getting. Minus all the extra's. lol
The Surly Pugsley.



Mellow Velo: An Old Idea whose Time Has Come?

a neat link by a fellow blogger.


Mellow Velo: An Old Idea whose Time Has Come?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

For Chad....................

No words needed...........
enjoy my brother!!!


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