* if you are like me you are starting to put together your calendar for next year. i find the calendar on ride424.com to be very handy, well done mr etzel.
* go pick up the january issue of mountain bike action magazine (fred myer carries it). they have an article on the 2006 24hr solo mtn bike worlds. on page 111 there is a photo of me along with sue hayward, rebecca rusch, and craig gordon. of course at 12th place there is no mention of me in the article itself, but i'm ok with just being eye candy... and my sponsors turner bikes and hammer nutrition appreciate it i'm sure.
* some news on the leadville 100 mtn bike race - first in bicycling mag i read that chris carmichael is racing, then on velonews i read that lance armstrong is racing... and the other day on floyd landiss' blog i read that he's racing too! that is going to be quite a race - and i want in!
* i am tired of reading about dean karnazes being the best runner in the world. enough already. i know five runners right here in seattle that are better than he is (jurek, kochik, morrison, angle, moehl)... give it rest. first it's outside mag saying he's "the best runner in america"!!! what the?! hey outside, please do more research before you write outrageous crap... ever heard of scott jurek, what about karl meltzer (this dude won six 100 milers in 2006!!)? google them and figure it out "editors". then i get my wired magazine the other day (still a geek at heart) and it claims that dean is the "perfect human". i just threw up in my own mouth. yes, dean is most likely a better runner than i am (certainly waaay more accomplished thus far) - but he is far from the best... look it up anyway i had to get that off my chest, and acknowledge that he has brought attention to a sport i love, which is a very good thing. now i'm over it....