6:00 pm - Tue, Sep 30, 2014
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It’s the last night if TNR racing for 2014. Might as well finish the season off. Haven’t been back since getting hit by the car on July 5th. #letsdothis

It’s the last night if TNR racing for 2014. Might as well finish the season off. Haven’t been back since getting hit by the car on July 5th. #letsdothis

3:09 pm - Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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Thankful to be alive.

Today marks a new first (and a new low); 

As I was riding back home from a ride, just off the Santa Fe bike path and heading to Morena along Garnet, a large white Ford F250 Super Duty pickup drove very close by me and grazed my helmet with its sideview mirror. It obviously startled me and I rode up to the side of the truck as it slowed for traffic entering the road from the Gold’s Gym parking lot. I very calmly said into the open passenger window, “careful, you clipped me with your mirror.” The driver then yelled “GET OFF MY ROAD” and pointed an automatic pistol at me across the passenger seat and in front of the face of the female passenger. Then the guy floored it and sped away before I could read his plates or get a picture. 

The driver was just an ordinary looking white guy, late 30s to early 40s, with a Monster Energy cap on and dark sunglasses. The passenger was a blonde female with a black cap of some kind and large dark sunglasses too. The rear window of the truck had a huge American flag decal with eagle head silhouette. No idea of the plates were California plates or not. He was gone too fast and the shock of the moment kept me from getting a good look. 

I did noting to provoke the driver. I was at the far right of the road when he passed me so close he clipped my helmet. I told him he clipped me, but did it without raising my voice or other provocation. And then he pulled a gun. Really? Is this what we’re coming to? San Diego- “America’s Finest City”… hardly. 

I hate to believe that I have to start wearing a video camera every time I ride. But damn… this is insane. 

Be careful out there. 

Tim

9:41 pm - Sun, Sep 28, 2014

Wore cool socks from pals in CO (Handlebar Mustache) and jersey from my cycling friends in Taiwan. It’s good to have friends in cool places. Here’s to friends. #cheers

5:55 pm - Sat, Sep 27, 2014

Put on my favorite kit and got some miles. #lifeisgood

6:48 pm - Fri, Sep 26, 2014

I like my new Red Kite Prayer kit. A lot. Proud to be a part of RKP. #therewillbechaoskeeppedaling

11:46 pm - Thu, Sep 25, 2014

An evening with my friend and Boss®, Patrick Brady of Red Kite Prayer. I got to introduce Padraig to everybody at Velo Hangar during the signing/reading of his new book #whyweride.

I got a very short ride in before getting to the event. Special thanks to Velo Hangar, as well as Culture Brewing for providing the beer.

Great turnout, great people, great evening.

7:36 pm - Wed, Sep 24, 2014

Time for some TT practice. Winter TT series starting soon. Gotta admit, first time on TT bike in 8 months (?), but feeling a lot faster thanks to dropping almost 30lbs!

10:01 pm - Tue, Sep 23, 2014
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Went to the velodrome and a bike race broke out… TNR… how I miss thee. I thought tonight was final night of racing for the season and wasn’t able to finish off my year. So I went to cheer friends instead. BUT… NEXT WEEK is the last race of the year instead! #maybe

6:07 pm - Sun, Sep 21, 2014
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Got a short ride in, then some overdue cleaning of the dirty machine. Sunday hasn’t been all bad. (And recorded episode #109 of the Spokesmen- which you should listen to.)

7:22 pm - Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Awesome Shirt Day™®©… #cyclelogical #merckxenstein

Awesome Shirt Day™®©… #cyclelogical #merckxenstein

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