Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Sasha School Photo

Originally uploaded by Greg Kidd.
She's actually smiling this time!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Poker Night at the Barrel

Originally uploaded by Greg Kidd.
Honest Jack is really "fat bastard" in disguise.

10,000 Twitter Users Can't Be Wrong

Originally uploaded by Greg Kidd.
Jack's Twitter (SMS social networking) surged in growth this weekend -- doubling to 10,000 messages a day. Jack assures me that this didn't all come from one abusive user (as was the case with a miscreant from Italy a month or so ago).

Night Walk at Muir Beach with the Boyz on Turkey Day

Originally uploaded by Greg Kidd.
Rob and Jack looking sober as we hear some good stories about getting tazered.

Core Strength Drills

Originally uploaded by Greg Kidd.
On the ball -- one leg extended. These really make ya feel it in the gut.

Three Men and a Baby

Originally uploaded by Greg Kidd.
Being put to work at the Barrel on Turkey day.

Almost Almost Ready to Pour

Originally uploaded by Greg Kidd.
Beautiful, beautiful weather at the Barrel this weekend. Kids were swimming at the beach. The Barrel is ready for the big cement pour.

2007 TransRockies Challenge sold out

Long before 2007 registration opened, promoters expected the TransRockies Challenge to reach its field limit more quickly than ever. After a record-breaking 2006 edition which featured the largest field yet and a brand new course, the race's reputation as challenging, seven-day mountain bike stage race keeps growing.

Andreas Hestler and Seamus McGrath (Rocky Mountain Business Objects/Felt Racing) won the men's division in 2006 while Sue Butler and Anna Vacca (Bear Naked/Cannondale) won the women's race. Racers faced a variety of conditions from hail to baking heat and from dry fast conditions to soupy mud.

Registration for next year opened at 12:01 am (MST) on November 1st, and entries started pouring in from around the world. Within a few days, over 80 percent of the available 275 two-person team spots had been taken. The remaining spots filled quickly, and on Friday November 17th, the field was declared full, two months earlier than last year. 2007 marks the second consecutive year that the race has sold out.

This year's sixth edition of the TransRockies Challenge will draw teams from over 20 countries on five continents. The race starts August 12th and goes for one week throughout the Canadian Rockies. While the bulk of the teams are still from the US and Canada, in 2007, over 50 teams from the United Kingdom will start along with others from Kenya, Hong Kong, and Israel.

"We're really gratified to have reached capacity so quickly and we take it as a testament to the hard work put in by everyone in the TransRockies family," said event director Aaron McConnell. "We'll take a minute to celebrate it and then get back to work making sure that TransRockies VI is the best one yet."

Though the field is full, a waiting list is in place in the event of any withdrawals from the event. Teams who wish to be placed on the waiting list can do so through

Friday, November 17, 2006

Birthday Girl

Originally uploaded by Greg Kidd.
On the night of the big 4-0. Looking mighty fine.

Jack & Rob

Originally uploaded by Greg Kidd.
At the Amita forty b-day bash.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Nanaji (Grandma) in the News!

Originally uploaded by Greg Kidd.
Sasha's grand-mum made the front page re: her recent award from the president of India.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

At the Game

Originally uploaded by Greg Kidd.
Its b-ball season across the street. Dad and Sasha caught some hoops upon Dad's return from the big Apple.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Tougher Training

Did my first 2 hour roller stint at the higher base heart rate (130-137). That was an ordeal. First, it took some effort to just get the heart rate up. Then it took a bunch of food to be able to keep the power output up over the two hours. Ugh. Glad that is over. And I certainly wasn't able to fully recover in 24 hours! Yikes -- hard to think of knocking this out for 4+hours day after day.