Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I Do

Sometime last summer, after a few beers over at Jerad's pool the idea came up of me marrying our friends James and Rebecca. Well last Saturday was the date, and I did. The wedding was at the Overland Park arboretum.
Mark and Eric we each others dates. There are a few pictures of Mark's locks blowing in the breeze.
Sam decorated the Z3 as the getaway car.
On Sunday Sam practiced her mountain biking in preparation for an upcoming adventure race. She says she's getting better. At this rate she will need a mountain wheelchair for the race.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Much Needed Updates

We have had lots going on the past couple weeks. Last weekend I did (or rather started) the Heartland 50 mile race in Cassoday Kansas in the Flint Hills. I ran well up to mile 25 and then burned out. I had been sick the week before and that combined with lots of travel in September ended my day early. So, here is a picture of a few friends that finished the 100 mile race. Debbie, Coleen, and Laurie looked way better than I did at this point.
The night before we camped in the Element. There are no close hotels and this was the easiest option.
Sam enjoying a beer at the campsite. A SUV air mattress fits with the front seats pushed all the way forward. I got a set of drop down black out curtains so Sam was able to go back to sleep after I started. Night in the middle of Kansas is pretty cool, you can see all of the stars.
Sam had printed directions to the aid stations. However she turned on the GPS just to check. According to garmin, and Sam, nothing exists in the middle of Kansas. Teterville is the point on the map. That is a cell tower and collapsed shack.
It's pretty flat out there.

Here is me pulling into the 25 mile aid station.
With sore muscles, on Sunday I sealed the driveway.
This is getting close to the end of the garden.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tour de BBQ

Saturday we combined working out and eating at the second annual tour de bbq. Sam and I along with a few friends joined 2000 other people to bike and eat. We did 35 miles and hit Smokestack, Haywards, and Oklahoma Joes along the way. Not a bad way to start the weekend.
It was a little chilly at the start.
The long long line at Smokestack. Unfortunately they ran out before we got any. Oklahoma Joes had plenty which more than made up for missing food at the first stop.
Sam made a pumpkin cream cheese rollup to help us recover. Yum.
Hey what's that? Did John finish one of the half completed projects. Yep, the garage floor is finished.