Sunday, September 26, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Dude Girl

Dude Girl Announces Their Spring 2011 Cycling Collection

September 23rd, 2010

Dude Girl , makers of spirited technical apparel for athletic women, announce their Spring 2011 Cycling Collection. Dude Girl ’s Cycling Collection, including the Poppy, GiddyUp and Hot Rod kits, offer a spunky western vibe blended with modern designs and performance fabrics. All styles are made in the USA. The entire Dude Girl collection will be unveiled at the Interbike Trade Show, September 22-24, 2010 in Las Vegas and is available at retail February 2011.


Inspired by fields of bright red French poppies, and their work with cyclist and designer Poppy Gall, Dude Girl ’s Poppy kit is a feminine yet lively look for the female cyclist. The kit includes the Poppy Short Sleeve Jersey, Poppy Sleeveless Jersey, Poppy Tank and Poppy Cycling Short.

The Poppy Jersey, $109, and Poppy Sleeveless Jersey, $99, feature soft, lightweight, moisture-wicking fabrics with strategically placed mesh venting, zippered easy-to-reach rear pocket, and elastic-free cuffs and hemline for extra comfort and flattering fit. The body-hugging Poppy Tank, $79, features a built-in bra top and rear zip pocket. This is the top for those sunny days when you want to catch rays, stay cool and be supported.

The Poppy Cycling Shorts, $109, with 10″ inseam, offer a flattering 8-panel construction featuring a slightly higher waist with gentle front dip and wide fabric waistband for extra comfort. An elastic-free wide cuff leg adds comfort and a touch of color ties in with our Poppy jerseys and tank. Dude Girl ’s chamois use a female-friendly 4-way stretch pad made with a micro fine Trevira Bioactive polyester filament yarn with antimicrobial properties (silver ions incorporated into the yarn). These shorts offer excellent moisture transport and optimal breathability for your next long ride.


The GiddyUp Jersey was originally designed as a trip souvenir when Dude Girl ’s founder Kim McElhinney led groups through the Tour de France circuit six years ago. When the stylish jersey was met with voracious demand, she took it as a sign. Today, the GiddyUp Jersey, $88, remains a signature piece and showcases a spunky graphic that appeals to the female cyclist looking to GiddyUp and get going.

Sleekly designed to match our jersey, the GiddyUp Shorts, $88, honor our western theme with an abstract boot stitch side panel. GiddyUp shorts are made with a high quality Italian-milled fabric in an 8-panel construction, and an 8.5″ inseam with leg gripper elastic. A women’s specific chamois and elastic-free waist ensure comfort.


To super-charge your ride, we’ve created the Hot Rod Cycling Kit to wear for those high-energy days.

The Hot Rod Cycling Jersey, $89, features lusciously soft Italian milled fabric that feels like cotton yet wicks moisture. A full-length zipper keeps the cycling engine from overheating. The jersey comes in two vibrant colors, Seaglass/Orange and Eggshell/Coral with a fiery design.

Pair the jersey with the Hot Rod Cycling Short, $89. This racer cut short has a 9.75 mid-rise front and high-rise back for a gap-free jersey/short connection. The short has a self-waistband and a non-binding elastic-free fit through the mid-section. The Hot Rod Short is made with an 8-panel construction, 8.5″ leg inseam, and custom “GiddyUp Dude Girl ” leg gripper elastic. All of Dude Girl ’s chamois are made with a 4-way stretch pad with an antimicrobial treatment.

Dude Girl started in 2002, when its owner, Kim McElhinney, left a corporate career to lead bike tours in Europe. After her souvenir jerseys and tee shirts became popular, she became inspired to launch an apparel line geared toward active women. McElhinney named the company after a book written about her cowgirl grandmother. Today, Dude Girl designs, manufactures and sells active apparel with a spunky western spirit made with the latest technical fabrics and functional designs. All products are manufactured in the USA. The products are available nationwide at over 200 specialty and outdoor retailers including REI, Title Nine, Terry Bicycles, Lance Armstrong’s Mellow Johnny’s in Austin, TX, and Hudson Trail Outfitters.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dine Tonight (Taio Cruz' dynamite parody)

I like to eat, Sometimes I eat with feet feet feet feet
I don't care if I'm not neat neat neat neat, because I eat with my feet feet feet feet feet

It goes on and on and on
It goes on and on and on yeah

I throw my sand which in the air sometimes saying ayo I ordered mayo
I wanna celebrate and eat it up,
saying AYO I ordered mayo
cause we're gonna rock this club with tomatoes too, we're going to dine tonight
and I told you once, now I told you twice
We wil dine tonight

I hope you liked it

Sunday, September 12, 2010

First Day of Football = popcorn, soda, and best of all, no cycling

Now, You are probably confused by the title. It basically says, that I don't like to cycle. You are wrong, I love to cycle, but not on football day. I will now list everything that happened to me today, in a boring post, that you should not read. READ IT. Sorry, an emotional out-burst, on with the listing.

  • I woke up. It seems like a pretty logical thing to do on most days, except for Saturdays. (I honestly slept over 24 hours once)
  • I ate breakfast. I am a huge breakfast eater, so it's normal for me to eat breakfast. A LOT. And some how, I'm still short.
  • I went to Church. I am a Christian, so like every Sunday, I went to Church. BTW (by the way, for those who don't know that means. I just figured it out yesterday) I changed before I went to Church.
  • I ate Lunch. I ate a delicious lunch of beef and corn off the cob. I like to cut my corn off the cob, before I eat it.
  • I played Ping-pong. For those of you who don't know, I played ping-pong, semi-professionally. I won a tournament, and got payed for winning it. Today, I was playing against my dad in a friendly ( or not so friendly) match.
  • I, of course, watched some FOOTBALL. Here are some pics to prove it. Technically, I'm proving anything, since these are just some pics of my favorite players.
First, the football. You can't play unless you have a football.

Donald Driver, my favorite receiver.

Brett Favre is back, but a tough early schedule could complicate the Vikings' plans.

Brett Favre, my favorite QB.

Adrian Peterson, my favorite Running Back.

I hope you enjoyed my Pics. Because if you didn't I would be really upset. Just joking. I had an emotional out-burst again.... that happens a lot. BYE. You better comment or else I'm gonna kill you. Bye, I love you.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Awsome, or not so Awesome Aero-dynamic Position

As you can tell by my aero dynamic position, it needs some work. This may be why I'm not very fast. Enjoy, unless you like me, if you like me feel bad for me.

So, I have been working on my dynamic position really hard. When I say hard, I mean 2 minutes a week. When I say 2 minutes a week, I mean 1 minute. With all of that said, I work on my "beast" position, for 1 minute a week. I'm good, aren't I.

I need a new bike. REALLY BAD. So, I have saved up some, not all, of my money, to buy a Gary Fisher Superfly.
as you can see here.

I also need to get a new pair of shoes. I wear a wimpy size 9, but my shoes are a size 8. You can view my new shoes. Which one do you think is mine.

The Shimano M086 Mountain biking shoes

SIDI Ergo 2 carbon: SIDI Men's Cycling
Pearl Izumi X-Alp Drift Cycling shoes .
Diadora Team Racer Cycling Shoes

You are probably wondering which one is my pair. I will tell you. This is my shoe.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

An Open letter to The Bike AD people

Things I don't get
  • The sign. What in the world does this sign mean.
  • "Even the Ads are an endurance event." I think they mean,"Even our ad is an endurance event. It's impossible to stay a wake reading our sign."
  • The bike being held in to the sign. Why is the bike hooked in to the sign? It would be so easy to mug that guy, even with the camera crew standing right there. Plus, it looks a little (or a lot) nerdy.
  • No one in Spitting Distance. As you can see, the other corner of the street, has over 100 people packed very tight together. And in this block, probably due to the camera crew, there is no one in sight. Why wouldn't there be people? After all, they're trying to make it look realistic.
  • The water bottle. Yes, I have to say, this Ad is so bad, that even the water bottle has its issues. First, the water, or Gatorade, hasn't been used. You cant tell me someone riding his bike for 8 days, hasn't had any drink. Plus, the drink, is on the ground. It's not excess-able, without having to stop pedaling.
Things I understand
  • The biker. I will have to say, Bike Ad People, that your cyclist, might actually be a cyclist. I don't see any jersey tan lines, but it's such a small picture. I also think his legs are a little to skinny to be a bicycler. But Hey! I'm a little to small.
  • The bike. Bike Ad People, thank you for at least making this man (who may or may not be a bicycler) ride a real bike. Unlike most things in this Ad, I must say, the bike is genuine.
  • The Helmet and the glove. I think the helmet might be in disguise as a glove. And possibly vice-versa. With that, I am not sure it's a real glove, or helmet. Normally, I wouldn't think anything about it, but with this ad, I have to look at everything, as if it were in disguise.
PS: My exercise machines are on the way. They should be here by Monday, but you never know with manufacturers. I should post within the next 5 days . Please Comment.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Great Peanut Tour

The Great Peanu
t Tour
For a while now, I have known I was going to compete (or so i thought) in the Great Peanut Tours. It was yesterday when I realized, I would not be competing.

Why I am not competing
  • I'm not in shape. Yes, it's true. The short cyclist is not in shape. I haven't trained for a race in a long time. As you read, two posts ago, I just purchased some new workout machines. Maybe I will compete in other races net year.
  • I need to ride my bike more, before racing in a race. I only ride about 30 miles a week, at slow pace, I think I need to amp up my pace a little bit.
  • I don't want to fail. I look at results of cycling races, and I always feel bad for the person who is in last place. And I definitely, don't want that to be me. (If I raced, it probably would've been me )
  • I don't even have the right bike. Sure, I have bikes, but not the right type of bikes for the Grand Peanut.
See you later

Sunday, September 5, 2010

An Open letter to the Fat Cyclist (Elden Nelson)

A thing to say: I wanted to express my feelings, (not in a weird way) to Elden Nelson (A.K.A-Fatty). You might have heard of him through his blog. Can view here.
Elden is a nice guy, who I first meet (didn't really meet, more like saw) on a video on you-tube. I was inspired to write this blog because of him. Mostly I would just like to say thanks to Fatty.

The Good things about him
Elden has very many good characteristics. One being his sense of humor. He is one of the most funniest guys I've meet. He turns a boring note, into a comical comic (if that made sense). He is a great father. He takes care of his four kids with ease. OR NOT. The one thing that really got me, was that on the day Susan died (his wife), he posted about her death on the same day. If you read my last sentence, you would be quick to agree that Elden is a great husband.

The better things about him
  • He loves to BIKE. If you've ever read his blog, he posts a lot about his races. I mean he probably races in over 10 races a year.
  • He's a good biker(unlike me). In all of his races that I've seen, he has probably gotten in the top ten for his division every time.
  • His fatty gear. He has fatty socks, fatty shoes, fatty bike, fatty jersey, and a fatty water-bottle.
The Normal (oh so boring)
Through all of his glory, he is just a normal 44 year old father, who has wonderful kids. He lives a normal life (or semi-normal). And he wears normal shoes, except for the fatty part. He has job, he rides his bike, he has kids, he owns a blog, and he dislikes his age; all the signs of being a typical, normal,non-exciting, man. And if I haven't bored you enough, he likes to take photos without his shirt on (a real man look).(The picture below, is Fatty with his shirt off, hugely sun-burned)
All in all, Fatty is a good guy.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Workout Machines

I have recently purchased some new workout machines for working out. I need to get in shape for upcoming races, so I think the machines I bought were worth the money. Take a look.

This is the NordiTrack c/static bike.

NordicTrack C2 SI

I plan to ride my stationary bike more than the treadmill, because I like riding bikes. This product costs around $300.

This is the new T/si Nordic Track Treadmill

NordicTrack X7i   Incline Trainer

As you can see, this treadmill is insanely cool. It inclines up to 40% , and declines up to 6%. This product is worth 3k. I got it for under 2k.

Training Plan
You are probably wondering my "training plan", for my new machines. Honestly, I don't have a plan. I will just ride, walk, my heart out. (If that's possible). I will post more about my machines, and give you an update about my training.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Stephen Hawkins:God has no rule in Creation

I find this very sad, because I'm a Christian. Pray for Hawkins

LONDON (Sept. 2) -- Entering the ongoing debate between faith and science, renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking claims that modern physics has now proved that God played no role in the creation of the universe.

In a new book -- "The Grand Design," co-written with American physicist Leonard Mlodinow -- the theoretical physicist sets out to demolish Sir Isaac Newton's claim that an "intelligent and powerful Being" must have shaped the universe, which he believed could not have emerged from chaos. Hawking and Mlodinow rule out the possibility of divine intervention, saying that new theories have made the idea of a supernatural creator redundant.

"Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing," the pair write, in an extract published in today's London Times. "Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the Universe going."
God Has No Role in Universe, Says Stephen Hawking
Evan Agostini, AP
British physicist Stephen Hawking, shown here at the World Science Festival in New York City this summer, says he's changed his mind about the role of God in the universe's creation.

"The Grand Design," which goes on sale next week, is a significant shift away from Hawking's previous comments on the divine. In his 1988 best-seller, "A Brief History of Time," he suggested that it was possible to believe in the concept of God as creator and also hold a scientific view of the universe. "If we do discover a complete theory ... of why it is that we and the universe exist ... it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason -- for then we would know the mind of God," he wrote.

And in a 2007 interview, he appeared to portray himself as an agnostic. "I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science," he told the BBC. "The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws."

Hawking now argues that Newton's assertion that the laws of nature cannot alone explain the existence of life and the universe started to fall apart in 1992, when astronomers discovered the first extrasolar planets (planets beyond our own solar system) orbiting other sunlike stars.

"That makes the coincidences of our planetary conditions -- the single Sun, the lucky combination of Earth-Sun distance and solar mass, far less remarkable, and far less compelling evidence that the Earth was carefully designed just to please us human beings," he writes. Hawking believes that other universes, as well as other solar systems, are also likely to exist. But if God's purpose was to create mankind, he wonders, why would He make these redundant and out-of-reach worlds?

Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist and high-profile atheist, welcomed the book, telling the Times that Hawking had developed a theory of Darwinism for the entirety of nature, not simply the creatures that live within it. "That's exactly what he's saying," Dawkins told the paper. "I know nothing of the details of the physics, but I had always assumed the same thing."

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However, religious commentators have criticized Hawking's theorizing, saying he can never hope to explain what is essentially unexplainable.

"If all the physical laws had been explained and proved -- which is a million miles from the case -- our understanding of the actions of God would not be one whit greater: his existence and his actions are of a different order," writes Quentin de la Bedoyere, science editor of the U.K.'s Catholic Herald newspaper. "Most particularly it would not touch the question of how something existing comes out from nothing. That is a question which science cannot answer, and will never answer, because nothingness is not within its domain. ... Neither [Hawking], nor you, nor I will ever explain creation, except through faith."