Sunday, January 25, 2009

training for the ragby

lotta folks think this is easier than it appears; it's not. trust me on this.
you can't learn how on a set of rollers!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

lang's new 29er

lang wightman, noted world-class mountain bikers, is show here on the saddle of his new 29er.
stayed tuned for an upcoming episode of the kim west radio cycling show to learn what THIS foretells.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

cold and snow got ya down?

dave ertl, of, tells of tom wilton, originally from the twin cities [ski trail cred, in MY book] who has taken it upon himself to groom both nordic and skate trails in and around central iowa. go here to learn more.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

music for your outside riding pleasure

during my sophomore year at the ui, i lived in the quadrangle: first floor single room; windows opened onto the quad. across the hall, a couple brothers lived, and each evening, when it was time to bust out the weed and get loaded, they fired up this song. man, they had such a killer stereo, and such killer weed. i still enjoy the song, too.
i think i'll listen again.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

take 5 mintues to defend cycling

as you may know, i have a little radio show on kxno am-1460. it's a ball-sport station, a part of fox sports and clear channel. how i've managed to be on the air for nearly 9 months is beyond me. the show and its audience is growing, but i'm like the rodney dangerfield of hosts, and worse, cycling is the rodney dangerfield of sports and lifestyles.
example: tuesday, on the marty and miller show, a daily afternoon drivetime show [4 to 7 pm] with LOTS of listeners, they blasted the show and more importantly all folks who ride bikes in the winter.
listen here [click on "take 5 minutes to defend cycling"].
kinda pisses me off.
why don't YOU sned marty tirrell an email at and tell him how YOU feel?
tell him kim sent ya.
there's strength in numbers, you know.
[note: marty and mike are fine folks; this isn't anything personal. but they just don't get it about cycling, and THAT'S what i'm upset about.]

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009