Monday, January 15, 2018


Minnesota Viking playoff football has a longstanding reputation for creating disappointment for us fans in MN. Going into Jan 14th's playoff game against the Saints was no different. Leading up to it fans expressed mixed feelings and thoughts about how the game would go. Haunted by missed field goals and penalties, many fans said they would choke. As a Vikings fan I was still optimistic, but even I would admit that thought crossed my mind of them looking like they belonged back in the pee wee football league looking and 11 monkeys humping a football. Part of being a Minnesotan though, is coming back game after game for the football and staying for the disappointment. So I was determined to watch the game, as I knew that is what every other Minnesotan would be doing. Not only was the game entertaining but in true Minnesota fashion it was snowing outside. Big, beautiful flakes, like you see in cartoons or the movies, and following IndignantMN on Twitter, embracing everything MN during the game. The game was extremely good though, making your emotions fluctuate like a profile of a Tour de France mountain stage. As it came down to the final few minutes the lead must have changed back and forth between the Saints and Vikes three our four different times. Coming down to the final :50 the Vikings needed to get into field goal territory in order to get enough points to win the game.* With several completed passes, including one to Adam Thielen (while getting pass interference, like a boss), the Vikes were faced with one last effort to get the ball into field goal range. This brought a play that had C. Keenum pass to S. Diggs. In mesmerizing fashion, Diggs caught the ball in the air, avoiding a block and a tackle, catching his balance and running into the endzone. Sounds just like a good catch eh? The fact that it was a do or die playoff game, meant that the Vikings would win and move on to the next round. What's so special about it though is the 66.655 purple fans in U.S. Bank Stadium got to see it happen. They were screaming, yelling, celebrating, crying, spilling their beer and hugging the fan next to them whether they knew them or not (because that's MN nice right?). In fact, I am sure the whole state was doing that in their homes and at bars. I was at Kinney Creek and high-fived a complete stranger. We don't really know how it happened that day, but something was keeping that curse away. Could it be the ghost of Prince past that blocked the Saints player from taking out Diggs? I don't know, but i'll let the video do the explaining. Here's to bringing it home. #Skol

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*Previous years have shown us how that could potentially go.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Stay Tuned!

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More ramblings will appear shortly. Getting some blogging game back and then it will be on! Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 11, 2013


Bam! Here is the newest addition to the fleet of bikes at our house. This Dolce belongs to Emily and is getting ridden hard (the bike that is). The reason you ask? Em is training to rock the Wingman Triathlon next month. She has surpassed any level of workout intensity I though she would have the drive to do. So proud of her! So while she is out on her long training adventures, I am plotting which races I want to do next. There are some MN Mountain bike races coming up and I'm thinking a road race or two.

First Em and I will attend a "training camp" in  wine country St. Genevieve, MO to get ready for all this! We will see you on the road! Porco cane!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Winter Training

When you live in these neck of the woods you see signs like this warning you of the local wildlife. It's a great place to train as Sasquatch is not the only thing you will come across. Deer bounding in front of or alongside you is common too. It's the best place to train though when all those panzy cyclist take to Gran Canaria or Tucson, AZ to train. Nothing beats these neck of the woods though for winter training, eh!

Porco Cane

Friday, June 22, 2012

Red Wing Recap

Hmmmmmmm.....Let's see, how do I sum up Red Wing? Well it sucked basically. Weird though because I felt the best I ever have before a Mtn bike race, and I had the best start I ever have had in a Mtn bike race. I sat right near the back of the group and by the time we hit the singletrack I was about 6th or 7th wheel. Over the next 4-5 miles I was able to pass those 5-6 riders and catch the leader. The leader and I yo-yo-ed back and forth for the next lap and then I felt sprinkles. No problem I thought, I will just take it slow and ride to finish. I knew with the rain that I was not going to catch the leader and pass at this point. Boy did I take it slow. The rain did evil things to the course on the last lap and I walked allot of it. It was ridiculously muddy and greasy. It got the best of me, all of me in fact. But I hate quitting more than I dislike pushing my bike uphill and skiing downhill on my shoes because I cannot walk (forget riding). As I did that on the last lap, I watched about 30 some riders go past me. Some riding, some walking too. Not sure what I placed yet though cause the results did not even have me as entering the race. Have to get that cleared up, it is valuable team points.

Wish I was doing Cheq 100 this weekend, but work calls and I need more miles in the legs anyway. Next year fo sure! That's all right tho, after work on Sat I'll take the road bike out for about oh 4 hrs and thrash myself. Here's to f#%@!ng mud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

porco cane

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Found the motivation to blog again! Found the motivation to get moving on the bike more too after putting in ten hours on it over the course of last week. Sometimes when the motivation to do something is lost, you just have to do more of it, and more of it, and more...It is summer now and that means, well it will fly by! I'm out for the Cheq 100, this year because I should put in a full weekend at the guard to get ready for the trip to Africa. Next year though, ill be sure to fit it in to the schedule.
The Sandwich 50 came and went, 6th place. Almanzo 100 came and went, 7hrs and 25 min. both races placed further back than I wanted too, but conditions for both events were not as ideal. Still finished both with decency though.
Red Wing is up this weekend for the MN Series, my favorite course and the defending Comp champ, if that means anything. It does to me though! Say posted for a recap

porco cane

Monday, April 30, 2012

What is it with you and F*$%@&^! Sandwiches?

Its almost Sandwich time! Not talking about lunch or a snack here. It the MN State Endurance Championships (unofficially). But only a select few are brave enough to tackle 7 laps at Eastwood. Five days remain until the race kicks off, same day as the Giro d'Italia too. Got some good riding in, just need a couple of rides with some intensity and boom, ready to take Eastwood by storm.
Had a good time following Trans Iowa V8 this last weekend. Maybe someday I will be man enough to enter that. Back to playing with my mafia hitman now,

Porco Cane