Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Painfully Close

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Less than 3 days out from the Dirty Kanza 200. Short thoughts:
-Almost 250 participants this year, more than doubling the amount of last year
-Beautifully hard course
-Feeling way more confident than any year past
-High temps in forecast but surprisingly not worried
-On my fastest bike I have ever rode


The Superfly at rest. Hopefully the beast will be ready Saturday!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Fat Tire Festival

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Quick video of the race. I am on the start line on the right. Notice me dropping back very fast haha.

Wilson Lake Race from bob arnold on Vimeo.


Went down to Wilson Lake for the Fat Tire Festival. Had a good time even though the trail was pretty long for a XC race. Took about 2 and a half hours to finish. Ended up 4th or so. Possibly may have got 3rd but no way to figure out the actual finishing order so didn't want to bitch so I guess 4th will have to do for now.
The race was insanely hot and took the power right out of me. Anyway just wanted to do a short post. Racing in St. Joe MO this weekend.

The whole team was pretty much there with a strong showing from everyone including, Matt, Aaron, Bobby, Randy, Mike, Steph, Dustin, and Dusty. Jed also came down from Emporia and did his first race and had a good race finishing I think 2nd.

-Seagato

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Still Alive.

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First things first(like there would be any other spot for the first thing?), Matt Brown has joined the blogging word. Check that out HERE

Told myself I wouldn't do another update 'til after school was done for the semester but figured a quick update couldn't hurt. Hope you like short and sweet.

Bikes Relaxing Before Ouchita Challenge


Raced in Ouachita Challenge(Place 51st...just missed the goal of top 50) and had a blast with all the team who all went down.



Bone Bender


Two weeks later I headed up to Lawrence KS for the River Trail race. Got first place in the Expert/Cat 1 19-29 years old class.

Bone Bender: Mouth Open = Painful Ride

The week right after Lawrence I would head up to the Bone Bender 6 Hour Race in north Kansas City where I would learn very quickly that a week of recovery that is made up of teaching spinning 7 times in a week is impossible. I would ride like a small child and just held on to what little power I had to finish respectable(not sure what the exact place was, didn't care to look yet).
Well that's about it. Racing at Wilson Lake, Fat Tire Festival this weekend then next weekend heading up to Robidoux Roundup in St. Joe, MI.


-Seagato


P.S. 38 Days until the Dirty Kanza 200....I'm so screwed haha can't wait!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Have You Met My Friend Matt?

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If you have not got a chance to meet my good friend Matt Brown and his wife Stephani I believe tomorrow, Wednesday, is the day you should. They are opening their new shop downtown, 520 Commercial in Emporia KS if you want specifics, and I couldnt be happier for them.

Yes, there are in fact great products behind those brown papers in the window.


They bust their tails 24/7, literally 24/7 to keep our team and fellow riders happy. Dont beleive me, example time then, called Matt at his home and he came down to the shop at 10 p.m. to get me some tires to go race the next day because I was not happy my choice I had made. They bought a new building, secured all our team sponsors, completely rebuilt their new building, continued training and kept the old shop all running at once...Yes they are that good!

These two are also responsible for my addiction to bikes. They donated a bike to a giveaway that I happened to win. Dang them and their kindness! Thats why this couldnt of happened to a better couple of people. Anyway, I could go one forever on how great they are but you should really go down and check out the new shop ASAP! I got a sneak peak today and wow!! Prepare to be amazed... so get down there now! As for me I got some new tires that need mounted for Ouachita so off to go do that.

-Seagato


P.s. If its been away since you have made it into Flint Hills Music you should swing by there as well as they just updated their shop as well.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Famous? Not Yet.

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Well here it is. CLICK HERE for the Adventure Monkey Magazine. Its a collection of articles meant to inspire you to get outdoors and become active. I was lucky enough to get asked to come on board and right a section on heart rate. I got to run though. Its about to be the longest week of my life and fallowed by going to Arkansas to race so I need to get down to business. Enjoy the Mag!
Link time,
All the contributing writers:
Anne Marie Garrett(nice looking last name there)
Shawn Honea
Lelan Daines
Robert Garcia
Rebecca Martin
The Browns
Randy Rasa
Mike Wise
Adam Didde
Rob White
Bobby Wintle

Enjoy and check all those people out if you can!

-Seagato

Yours Truly

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Check it out! Monkey gave me gifts at the release party! Full write up to come later...I am off to KC to go see my brothers finally after last nights snow storm put a stop to that real fast.

I am photogenic...right?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring "not so much of a" Break

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You know the saying...Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, strike three! I feel like I may have that wrong...who knows. Anyhow, long story short, come to find out my phone did not update with the time change and I finally missed a day of Spinning. To my credit I still showed up "on time" according to my cell phone just in time to watch them do stretching.

In other exciting news, did a VO2MAX test on Mr. Tim J. Mohn(made up middle initial for dramatic affect). This was the first time for me to help with running the test, have actually been the test subject in the past. It was a great learning experience and starting in the next week or so I will be able to run the test on my own...so if interested let me know. I am in the process of developing the bike version of the test for ESU which has me really excited.

Also big weekend coming up, Adventure Monkey Magazine party Saturday if you didnt know! Then after that its off to KC for a Seacat brother reunion. A Seacat reunion gaurantees three things will happen:
1. Me and little Seacat will accidently break a car window(long story)
2. I will end up kicking in a locked door(even longer story)
3. Blackout

In order L to R. Marine, Doctor, Bicyclist.

Thats about it for now. If your bored I found a couple links worth a view that should help your Friday move right along.

That's What She (Courtney) Said: Older brothers girl friends blog...she is somewhat witty(just kidding Court) and has some gross/funny stories about med school.

World Cup Race Coverage: Video from a World Cup race up in Canada last season. Great video and a couple girls that are easy on the eyes, as well on bikes. What I like to call a win/win/win.

Have a good weekend

-Seagato

 
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