My Day with the Disco Boys

It's a rare rainy day here in Southern California. I rode on my trainer this morning in the garage, so it seems like an appropriate time to reminisce about sunnier days on the bike. Recently I had two incredible opportunities, for a cyclist anyway. A good friend of mine invited me to take part in the ride of a lifetime. I was offered the chance to ride with Lance Armstrong and Team Discovery on their annual Sponsor's Ride, following their 2006 team training camp in Ojai, CA. Needless to say, I leapt at the opportunity. Here are a few photos from the day. (click on the photo below for a slideshow)

Me & George

And this weekend, the same good friend offered me & my dad 2 VIP passes to the Team Discovery tent for the final stage of the inaugural Tour of California, which wrapped up in Redondo Beach, CA. We had incredible views of both the race and the riders, and here are some pictures of it all. (click on the photo below to see more)

George & Floyd share a joke


Swingin' Sammy

We originally just sent this one to the grandparents, but I figured it was blog-worthy anyway. This is Sam making his maiden voyage on the swing at the park a few weeks ago. He LOVES the swing now and he and Alissa visit the park every afternoon so he can get his fix.

Crawling Towards the Cheerios

Nanny & Papa John came to town for the weekend, and they must have brought some magical baby powers with them, because within hours of their arrival Sam started crawling for the first time and eating Cheerios on his own. This was no minor accomplishment for a kid who up until this point seemed to have his crawl gear stuck in reverse and had a gag reflex so sensitive that we were afraid he's never be able to eat solid foods without constantly barfing on himself. Now it looks like we'll be chasing him around the house in no time. And just to be safe, we bought 2 giant boxes of Cheerios since he's eating them as fast as he can get his chubby little fingers on them.

I know it's been a long time since I've blogged anything (once again) but it's been a busy month or so. But I'm going to try and keep up with this, even if it means doing shorter posts more frequently. In the meantime, here's a video of Sam's first crawl, captured on tape for posterity. Enjoy!

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