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Stocking Stuffers

Merry Christmas! What a picturesque day here in The Reepoobleek. It went from 20 degrees in the AM all the way to 50 degrees yesterday. But the mercury corrected itself today to a steady 20 degrees and snowing. It made for a very Bing Crosby-esque day.

Santa came and boy did he. All the little goodies to make a thirty something year old boy smile. Timmy would be proud that he brought a new coffee maker with some of the black goodness to boot.

On the bike tip, Santa knew that I am STILL with numbness in the very tips of my big toes still after the CX States earlier this month. While getting better, he knew that I needed some legit stuff to combat the cold gremlins, and so the stocking was stuffed with all the kindness one could hope for:

New Swix gloves, woolie socks and tons of these adhesive heat packet things Troy made a recommendation to get.

I used all of this new stuff today on my run and holy crap they work. In fact, it melted the snow off my shoes! It is the real deal and I wish I had them before States! They will be packed for Belgium fo' sure.

So now, we're just chilling in a sort of post present opening haze/hangover. Incredibly fun this AM with the boys being as old as they are now. I wish you and all of yours the absolute best Christmas!

Thanks for reading.

Reader Comments (6)

Merry Xmas! Did a nice 2.5 hour ride today and it was fantastic!


December 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

man, you guys motivated. i've been laying on the floor, playing games with the kids, and am still in my new snowman-covered pajama pants. i have, at least, been playing golf and tennis on the new Wii.

i thought, for about 2 minutes, that i should go for a run before cracking open my homebrew christmas ale and getting my christmas drink on. decided to open the beer instead. tomorrow...XC skiing calls me...

merry christmas!


December 25, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterhixson

I hope Hix can get in his Nordic lix w/o the lingering pain I had after my 2 days out kickin' n glidin'. It was hard to do any real efforts the bike.
now I'm tryin' to lay low and easy before a 5+ hour epic up in Mendocino County later this week.
we all have our call to suffer.


December 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Merry XMAS! Luckily here in the MO the weather cooperated & gave us a 52 degree present. Good luck in the Belgium.


December 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterScott Dunsmuir

My honkies: Merry Christmas!

You're f-ing crazy.
Get on the sticks. Tomorrow. Please.
Mmm. Mendo. I got engaged there. Special place.
You got our weather from yesterday. I hope you rode!

December 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

Be sure to affix those packs to the bottom of your toes. I used 'em that way (as the illustration suggests) at States and was toasty warm all day long.

Enjoyed an easy skate ski at North Boulder Park yesterday and saw Zach White and Rob Love "trying" to ride their cross bikes 'round the loop. It still looked WAY easier than Nationals:)

December 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterFastForward

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