Showing posts from February, 2007

Training for Crits


Well today was a great day. I went out with SDBC to Huennekens for some crit training. Mind you I have NEVER done any crit training in my life. We started out doing about 20 laps for warm up then ended up riding to a park where we did bump and rides. This was interesting because we were on the grass. Lots of fun. I paired up with Ling. Very nice guy...we practiced up high and bumping shoulders and elbows in our drops.
After this exercise we ended doing "ring of fire". This was pretty challanging because you make a ring of water bottles and then 12-15 guys get inside the ring and ride around. the goal is that you try to make another guy/gal go outside of the ring. I lasted pretty close to the end, but lost my balance and had to come out. That sucked...but it was good learning experience. If you haven't ever done this type of training, I highly recommend it.

From here we rode back to the course and talked and then did 7 laps. I am cat 5 and I have a …

Time to start writing again

Well i just got a MacBook. Unbenounced to me...i sort of inherited it from a friend. I love it. I have to admit that I probably will never go back to windows...I just love the layout of the whole thing and it really isnt hard to learn once you have been on a pc. It is very fast and works well with the home computer.

Networking is a breeze and the layout seems very clean. Once you learn all the tricks, the rest is easy. I am attaching a picture of me in here.

So now, on to good stuff. I am a strong believer now in the secret. If you haven't checked it out, you need to. It is amazing stuff. The power of intention the power of attracting good things in your life. If you haven't heard the principles, here they are:


1. We all work with one infinite power

2. The Secret is the Law of Attraction

3. Whatever is going on in your mind is what you are attracting

4. We are like magnets-like attract like. You become AND
attract what you think

5. Every th…

Quoted in the Wall Street Journal

This article printed courtesy of the Wall Street Journal

The W Chicago City Center has a stylish lobby and chic guest rooms, with 350-thread count sheets and marble bathrooms. But it doesn't have a bar Frank Bynum feels comfortable in, or even a phone he can understand.
When traveling, the University of Southern California law student usually likes to grab a drink in the hotel bar before bed. But when he stayed at the W in December, he skipped it. The hotel's Whiskey Blue bar, with its mirrored walls and clubby scene, was so trendy, he says, he felt he would've had to dress up.

Then there was the phone. Instead of typical buttons for the fitness center or the valet, it had "Sweat" and "Wheels."
"I couldn't figure it out for a couple of minutes," Mr. Bynum says. "I was like, 'I just want my car.'" Next time, he says, he just wants a Westin.
There's a backlash brewing against boutique hotels. While brands like Starwood Hotel…