The following is a true story, only the names have been changed, to protect the guilty.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Awesome weekend

Not only was the weather going to be unseasonably  perfect this weekend,  but I had plans to fill every minute of it with fun. To start, Lynn and I dropped the kids off at Grandma's house around 10:30 am Sat. for a sleep over. From there we headed for the 29nsngl Holzinger Hot Lap down in Winona. We got there about a half hour late but still managed to race. It was a time trial so we were the last two people out. We literally pulled into the parking lot, found a waiver to sign at the empty check in table, put on or gear as fast as we could, rolled to the start, and they said GO! I haven't been to Holzinger since 97' and had no idea what to expect, except that I knew I would be climbing all the way to the top of the bluff. Within a minute or so I was feeling the effects of the climb and no warm up and felt like blowing chunks, this went a way and I started to feel a little better, passing some riders and really enjoying the trail. The race was great and the party afterwards was fun too. I got to catch up with some old friends and make some new ones.
       Next we headed home to clean up and go see Lynn's cousin's band playing at the Twin Point in Lake Elmo. They call themselves Ruben and put on a great show. They did some covers but were much better doing their own material. I would like to go see them again at a larger venue.
I didn't ride the Pug in the race but I take it everywhere now

Lynn was 3rd and got to pose with the trophy girls and Sherm  (my old roommate)

Does that mean I'm #1 or hes #1 ?

Fancy Ray

       Sunday we got sleep in and then grab some breakfast at Panera Bread (rip off) before picking up the kids. After that I headed down to Red Wing to ride the "Hay maker",a ride set up by Ben Witt of Mill Town Cycles. It was a little over 40 miles and was on much of the same roads as the Ragnarok 111. Around 30+ guys showed up to ride out at noon. The ride was awesome with perfect weather, large climbs and descents and some good people. I finished in just under three hours with Mr Pramann. We were the first ones back . I couldn't stick around to chat with anyone because I promised my kids I would take the on a hike and look for agates so I was off as soon as I rolled in.
     I arrived home around 4:30pm to grab the kids and roll out headed for Hidden Falls in St Paul. Also joining us was my dad, my brother and his girlfriend, and my friend Ray and his two girls. We milled around the shoreline of the mighty Mississip' for about an hour and a half  finding agates and fossils.  Dinner tonight would be Chipotle just up the road. Next.......... bed time


  1. weekend sucks compared to yours...superdad!

  2. "I didn't ride the Pug in the race but I take it everywhere now"

    A truer statement has yet to be spoken!!!
    Here!! Here!!
    :) :) :)


  3. Sassy,

    Thanks for the pick. That was fun looking around the mighty Miss... The girls had a blast. Caitlyn was really hoping your dad would find some gold.