The follow is in no particular order, which is very much how my brain works. I haven't posted in a really long time and wanted to give you some highlights before I dived headfirst into breaking down some posts into much smaller ones.
So here goes nothing!!!!!!!
I went to the Tour of California Stage 3 from San Jose, CA to Livermore, CA. It was awesome. I got to see one of my favorite all time pro cyclist's in Robbie McEwen and had him sign a hat that I had with me. It was definitely a great highlight for this year. Robbie is someone that I have watched since I started cycling almost 10 years ago. It was great getting to see him in his final race as a professional. While he did not win this day, that honor went to Peter Sagan, it was still a great day to see that level of racing where I now live.
A few month ago I was lucky enough to meet another rider whom I have looked up to for the last few years. I didn't really know about him until I started working for The Bike Way and I watched the movie 'Seasons'. In that movie I was introduced to Matt Hunter and his amazing riding style. If you haven't seen any clips of this guy you are missing out. Anyway he came to Specialized a few months ago and I was able to get a poster signed and get this picture with him. I can say that he is one of the nicest guys I have ever met and I was blown away by that fact. He took the time to answer questions from some of my coworkers and share some pretty cool stories about his riding and upcoming projects.
June 30th Ashley and I went to the LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes game. While the Galaxy did not win the game, and I saw that the Earthquakes were a bunch of actor's on the pitch it was still a great game. We even got to see Beckham score a goal from a restart in a vintage bending kick into the upper left corner from 25 yards away. A great game, and we will try to go to the game in October which is in San Jose. Seeing Beckham play was amazing. Yes he is past his prime, but still. Soccer wouldn't be near what it is today without him. He brings a certain flair to games and crowds cheer for him wherever he plays. I have played soccer almost my entire life and had many heroes; Beckham, Gerrard, Michael Owen,
I finally got my Crux in and got it built. I took this shot before I ran brake cables and housing and taped the bars, but you get the idea. Hopefully this little baby will carry me across some finish lines this year in the Bay Area Super-prestige and CCCX races.
Last, but certainly not least. Ashley and I are 328 days away from out wedding. Both of us are super excited and couldn't be happier. While the move to California has been difficult in certain sports. It has made up stronger as a couple and will cement our strong foundation for an amazing and happy marriage. Hopefully, we can truly live happily ever after......