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calling all cars, calling all cars….

March 14, 2009
Filed under: Uncategorized — bcd @ 2:30 pm

i have been exceeding lazy in the last several months; the energy it takes to write a blog entry is more than i can muster…and let’s be honest, how much energy does it take to sit on my arse?

anyway, since torpedoing my diet right before Thanksgiving i think i have added back 20lbs of the 30lbs+ i had lost.  in my defense, i have been enjoying a lot of fine craft beer and Ben & Jerry’s, so there is that.

but, i have finally done it: i took my new road bike to the local bike shop today to be assembled.  it only took me roughly 8 months to get all the parts together. here’s the details:

Klein Reve frame + fork
$386 + $49.99 = $435.99

Bontrager Race seatpost
$9.55 + $8.00 = $17.55

Bontrager Race Lite stem & handlebar
$40.00 + $7.50 = $47.50

Roval Echappee E5 wheelset
$250.00 + $40.00 = $290.00

Bontrager Grippy Tape handlebar wrap
$16.99 + $4.00 = $20.99

Bontrager Bzzzkill Harmonic Dampers
$9.99 + $4.00 = $13.99

Continental Grand Prix 4000 tires (two)
$53.76 + $0.00 = $53.76

Selle Italia SLK saddle
$49.99 + $3.99 = $53.98

2009 Shimano Dura Ace 7800 group + Ritchey WCS carbon handlebar
$999.00 + $45.00 = $1044.00

SpeedPlay Light Action Chrome-Moly pedals
$114.99 + $9.49 = $124.48

“Pro” build @ Sugar Cycles
$75.00 + $6.19 = $81.19

TOTAL = 2183.43

for giggles, that is listed in chronological order of when i bought them.  obviously no rhyme or reason to how i roll!

i have another $400 invested in shoes (Sidi Ergo 2) and a new helmet (Giro Ionos).  who made cycling so expensive?  oh yeah – now i remember why i sold my car when i was a bike messenger!

i am also planning on buying a new set of rollers; i wish i had kept my lovely Kreitlers from oh so many years ago.  but i did find a new type, E-Motion rollers, that i am considering.  expensive, but being able to ride on shitty rain days (usually rains a lot in the Spring in TX) will be worth it.

so that is it.  bike is supposed to be ready on Wed, Mar 18th.  my goal will be to start riding and i would like to drop back to my fighting weight of 185lbs in made 6 months.  i am roughly 210lbs right now – YIKES!


WCP: freeroll your way to the Borgata Winter Open Main Event

January 22, 2009
Filed under: casinos,latest update,poker,Uncategorized — bcd @ 5:54 pm

via Sir Al, the boys (and their library of girlie pics) at Wicked Chops Poker are hosting a freeroll tonight on Full Tilt Poker for the Borgata Winter Open.

you don’t read WCP?  what, you don’t like girls or poker? most of the images are even safe for work…i think.

hope to make it home tonight in time to see you there!

test test, 1, 2, 3

December 13, 2008
Filed under: Uncategorized — bcd @ 10:10 pm

Hello, yeah, it’s been a while
Not much, how ’bout you
I’m not sure why I called
I guess I really just wanted to talk to you

And I was thinking maybe later on
We could get together for a while
It’s been such a long time
And I really do miss your smile

I’m not talking ’bout movin’ in
And I don’t want to change your life
But there’s a warm wind blowin’ the stars around
And I’d really love to see you tonight

We could go walking through a windy park
Or take a drive along the beach
Or stay at home and watch TV
You see it really doesn’t matter much to me

I’m not talking ’bout movin’ in
And I don’t want to change your life
But there’s a warm wind blowin’ the stars around
And I’d really love to see you tonight

I won’t ask for promises
So you don’t have to lie
We’ve both played that game before
Say I love you then say goodbye

ok so yeah, i’ve finally installed the latest WordPress update and i am actually alive and able to post. who knows, maybe i’ll do it more often.

things to look for: at a bare minimum, got the best of 2008 music list coming; mine as well as others.

oh yeah, and i’d really love to see you tonight.

Even the Mona Lisa is falling apart.

May 6, 2008
Filed under: Uncategorized — bcd @ 9:58 am

just a note since i am at work and won’t be fixing things immediately:

i am switching over to WordPress. the (old) site can be viewed at

i will not be archiving the old site to WordPress…so if you want to read old post, you gotta use that URL.

goodbye Greymatter. you were a fine piece of blogware for your time!


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