Sunday, October 29, 2006

Feels like a Arby's night.

So ever since I have been on the bean I have just been getting so much done. This week I did all my normal training and ripped it up. I also hung up this new painting of wine, I fixed a running toilet, made some wicked good feed bags with turkey. Today I got the furnace going. Thats right no furnace till oct 29. we were going to hold off until Kurt gets back some time next week but I just about froze to death so I caved and now I am living the good life. The warm good life. I was at the point of wearing my Russian hat and down jacket inside every morning. "this son of a bitch is ice cold" The best turkey sandwich is very simple to make all you need is two pitas, cranberry sauce, and turkey and then you just go to town. So I got a new project and that is to get Derek drinking coffee. Right now he is on a little bit of coffee with a lot of choc milk program. Next week we are going to up the dose and by Festivus the D man will be hooked and flying. On Thursday James came by with his French press and we had my new French press and we went crazy. I ended up drinking 6cups and was on fire, then I went on this killer ride and tore it a new one. I have been taking pizza with me on rides and its unreal, I put it in a little sandwich bag and then its right next to my body and when its pizza time the pizza is warm and once the cheese was all string like you know? So good to have real food on the bike, forget about it. Well I got to go have a shower, I think coffee gives you BBO. For a better understanding of things you should all check out this link.

new painting on the wall.
Derek coffee day one
Derek coffee day 2 , he will soon be hooked.
good morning
keeping warm, I got the hat from my friend Bob Sackamano

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Who wants to go for coffee?

So I have been just going nut bar this week. Here is why. In 1999 at world championships in Sweden I made a bet with Andrew Shandro, he bet I would be drinking coffee before I turned 25. I bet I would not be drinking coffee before 25. Well I turned 25 a couple weeks ago and I would say I won that bet. 7 years but it was worth it. But now I am making up for lost ground. Well I don't have any coffee making products so I did some sweet Macgyver action and check out the photos. Kurt calls it cowboy coffee, “I am a cowboy!” I rode today and tore everyone a new one, and at hockey yesterday oh man just forget about it. The coffee is making a real difference, if I would have been drinking coffee since 99 I would be world champion, for all the kids out there start drinking coffee today! I got a new room mate this week, Nikki, and now its full a house. In regards to Nikki moving in the quote of the day goes to Rhys, “so I hear you have a new room mate? Wow your place just went from a sweet bachelor pad to uh oh” Today I just cooked a turkey and it was full on wicked good. I will be working on Kiboshing the leftover turkey all next week and making some proper turkey sandwiches. If you got any ideas on turkey left overs please leave a comment. Mmmm turkey. I need some of the turkey to help make me sleepy cause the coffee is making me go mental. So if anyone wants to go for coffee I am down. Count me down. Let me know “I don't know I've had many cafe latte's” Cosmo Kramer. Go Canuck's go, but whats up with all the OT?

Kurt feeling the love.
but I dont wanna be a cowboy.

Friday, October 13, 2006


So I have been back on the bike this week. The rides have been going very good no major bonking sessions or anything like that. Today I did this wicked ride up Elk and down Thurston and it was so nice riding through alpine meadows with falling leaves all over the valley. So with all this training comes a lot of resting and watching TV. I have watched a lot of Seinfeld. Love the Sein. I was just wondering what do people think is the best Seinfeld Quote is? Here are a bunch that I think are for sure in the top ten. Vote for your favorite or come up with a new one. Just leave a comment on your favorite quote. Thanks. And Go Canuck's go!
“I'm George I'm unemployed and I live with my parents”
“is anyone here a marine biologist?”
“No soup for you!”
“my wallets gone”
“look you idiot, first of all”
“good night jug dish”
“who!who doesn't want to wear the ribbon?!”
“boy, you really went bald there”
“you could put that fancy mustard on a shoe and it would taste pretty good to me”
“Jerry, this is Frank Costanza, George is dead call me back”
“driving round in Jon Voights car”
“as you can clearly see this is not my face”
“pulp can move baby”
“this son of a bitch is ice cold”
“Mr Kramer, do you like Cadillac?
“no bagel no bagel no bagel no bagel”
“its a festivis miracle”
“I was in the pool!”
“top of the muffin to you”
“the summer of George”
“stick a fork in me I'm done”
“serenity now”
oh man there is so many. I could go on forever. But the hockey game is going to start.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

What am I thinking? I must have bricks in my head

I am Costanza lord of the idiots! And suddenly we have a new contender. Thats right the new contenders are Kurt and I. So yesterday we set out to do a day hike up to Williamson lake in the back woods of Chilliwack. So we woke up and downed some cereal, I phoned my folks to let them know where we are going and when we would be back then we drove to the hike, we were on the trail at 830. We hiked for like 3hrs then we got to the lake, it was very nice but us being as dumb as we are we wanted to go to the top of this Welch peak that was way up there. The higher we got the harder the trail got. We got to the point where we took the rope we brought and Kurt tied one end around his waist and I did the same with the other end. So we were on a ridge with like 300m drop offs on both sides, the hiked turned into full on rock climbing. Quote of the day has to go to Kurt, “Ok if I slip and fall, just jump off the opposite side” oh yeah that sounds great I will just jump off this massive cliff. Oh Man we are crazy. Anyhow after doing this rock climbing for like 2hrs we had to stop because it just got way to hard, but we got a killer view and ate our 16$ worth of dried mango's. But man they were sure good at the top. After chilling at the top Kurt and I started going down and it took so long, way longer then we thought it would. On the way down I fell hard and riped the skin off my hand. Then we slid down this snow field, right to the lake and it was pitch black. We filled up with some beaver fever lake water, put our head lamps on then went down in the marked trail in the dark. We were doing great! Clear sky, stars, massive almost full moon, it was unreal. But I was kind of worried about my folks I couldn't phone them because no service in the back country, and it was like 9pm. And I knew they were freaking. At this time Kurt was hurting his walking style looked like someone who had to learn how to walk all over again. All we could do is keep going we got like 20min from the car and there was this truck that pulled up and sure enough is was the old man and my uncle Rick, they brought a quad and came to look for us. Well they found us. The total hike was 13.5hrs then we got in the car and hit the Wendy's and made the classic bonking joke of sending the Frosty's through an IV machine and straight in to our vains. Slept like a rock last night and today its full CMT on the couch and Canucks game at 4, I am so wrecked.
oh we got so close to the peak! but not being dead on some rock is kind of good
$16 worth of dry Mango
this should be a lot of fun over the next couple days welch peak from the bottom
Kurt hanging off the rock with williams peak and chilliwack lake in the background
sun set at like 2000m and we still got like 3hrs hike left

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Theres no jobs in this town, unless you want to work 40hrs a week!

Oh mama, what a weekend. So on Friday Rhys phones me up and tells me he cant get the car to go to hockey. Well I do have a scooter and we had to get to the rink so I picked him up and we rolled to hockey both of us on the scooter with both bags and both sticks, now for all the kids out there this is how you roll all white and nerdy. Just call me Loyd Christmas. When I got to hockey I was on a 2 on 1 with some guy and passed it across and the D man blocked my pass with his face and his eye socket and nose got all cut up and there was blood all over the ice and he was off to the hospital to get some stitches. Saturday morning I met the Abbotsford possi at the corner of Vedder and Keith Wilson to do the Mt Macfarlane. We all hiked up like like 5or6km then set up camp at lower pierce lake but we couldn't even see the lake cause so much fog rolled in and couldn't see 10m in front of your face. Then we set off for the last 5or6km to the top. Me and Ryan and Trev sprinted up front and somehow got lost for like 45min and we got board so we rolled some boulders down this cliff. Then Nate and the girls showed up and we went right to the top, the peak was 2100m. Then after not seeing much we went back down to camp site and drank special ice tea and sang lump (by the presidents of the USA you know?) by a raging fire. Next morning woke up and went back up to the top and could see tons and it was unreal. Chilliwack is just insane. One of the best parts of day 2 was jumping in the lake at 1700m in the full buck, this is a family site so no photos will be posted. On the way down Chris and his legs were so messed up and he couldn't walk, if the hike was 10 more minutes we would have to drag him out. Then we drove straight to the Jolly Miller and strapped on a proper feed bag. There is more photos but blogger or my computer is showing me no love right now. I will try and get more photos up later.

setting up camp in the fog

Upper Pierce lake
Mac and cheese for nate at the top
Lower Pierce lake, this is the one we camped by.

Mad fire, Mad I tell you
You just got to get to hockey!