Friday, February 22, 2008

The Pumphouse, Anguilla

The Pumphouse is our favorite bar in Anguilla. Pretty much why we keep going back there year after year. Oh yeah, the beaches too! This is a shot from a few years ago on a band night.

Matt, Diane, myself , and Gaby. Gaby is German, married to Laurie. They own the Pumphouse.
The Pumphouse is known for their rum punch drinks. Jessica is giving me pointers on how to make one. I usually drink one of these when I've already drank too much beer and need "something else."
Diane and Laurie. She's such a sucker for guys with hair.

Just another night...
The bar is getting slammed. Laurie and Alex, his former manager are working their butts off. He is shaking a rum punch.A group of us from a couple years ago. The couple on the left have kids in college and haven't been there in a couple years. Another couple is getting divorced. The guy with the same hairdo as me is Mike. He's a retired detective from Maryland. We've been friends with him and his wife, who is hidden in this photo, for 10 years. He and I both like to do tequila shots.....

This is a guy I met last year. He said, "Say do you want a shot of Patron?"
Well, you can't say no to new friends!

See, it's a hair thing! Geez! What do you think, Madonna? Breeder?

This is Sarah. She is the current bar manager. She has our stools waiting for us!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Frost Bike 2008

Frost Bike is the annual bike parts show put on
by Quality Bike Parts. It is not open to the public,
only bike shop owners and employees. People from
all over the country attend. It is a blast to see all
the new stuff and talk bikes. I went with Stu and
Adam from the shop.

Isn't this the greatest smile!!!
I hadn't seen Pam in a couple months. It warmed
my heart to see her again, and with hair!
I loved the hug I got!
Pam now works for Kinetic trainers and was at
the show push her wares.

There was a silent auction for the Fat Tire Bike
shown above, sponsered by New Belgium Brewing,
makers of Fat Tire Ale.

DA cranks.

FSA cranks.

Campy's new "ultra torque" carbon cranks.

ITM's new carbon handle bars. What I'm trying
to show, that is hard to see, is, the flat spot on
the bars that would be the normal spot for the
meat of your palm to rest if you're riding the
hoods. Very ergonomic and nice. Unfortunately,
they cost more then a cheap frame!

This is Bill's new ride. Since he has become the
extreme SF amigo, he needs an extreme bike.
This is the one, Bill!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

2008 Bianchis at Trailhead

Stopped in the shop last week. Besides viewing
the new ride for Bob and Bill, I checked out
the 2008 Bianchis. They are 928 carbon
"B4P", "Born for performance." Pretty
catchy. They are beautiful machines. I wasn't
too sure about the white, but they are
beautiful in the showroom! The top one is
DA groupo, the bottom one is Ultegra.
Click on the link if you want more info.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bob's new ride

I know Bob is loving his single speed, but he really needs to look at this beauty! This, my friends, is the Giant "Revive." 8 gears, padded seat AND backrest! Just what a guy needs for his ailing back, right Bob? Plus, it has adjustable handlebars (unheated) and to finish it off, one helluva nice rack, not too big, not too small. I'm told it's Madonna approved! This is a collector's edition, there aren't very many of them around. Giant doesn't have them on their website currently. This bike is meant for tearing up the bike paths for bad back amigos. I've also learned that this model is "heart friendly." No need to be concerned about over doing it and having those pesky afib attacks. Not sure if you could out pedal a 5th grader, though.