Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
It's now the beginning of the Cyclocross season my favorite time of the year , I feel fit and ready to tackle some tough New England races. Suckerbrook last week was awesome even with a flat that ended any chance of a good result I still had a blast, that race gets better every year. My next race at Gloucester should be epic. Then the first R.I. weekend of the year combined with Inter Bike looking forward to that. Check out a race its spectator friendly and even better when you participate. Here are a few things I've been working on since my last post.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
I was contracted to remodel a mudroom and laundry/half bathroom.Laura saw my website online and reached out. The plan was to add beadboard to the laundry/half bath, base cap to the existing baseboard and crown moulding in both rooms. I started from the top and worked my way down. The crown was installed, the beadboard was next, followed by the trim.
Time to paint... the walls were sanded to knock down the swirl marks from the previous paint job and primed. The ceiling was painted, trim and beadboard next, for the walls I applied Ben Moore Arcadia White. Frankie the plummer will install the fixtures and the Russo's will be in buisness.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
but bike racing is BETTER!!!!!!! Mike & Lynn of Team Sam/Millwork One Racing and I also of Millwork One Racing have been heading to CT. for the Plainville Spring Series training race. This week Mike chose to do battle with me in the 3/4 race NICE!!!!!! Good turnout this is usually the biggest field of the day 40 to 50 riders. My plan was to ride as smooth as possible through the corners , close gaps only when neccessary and ride the best possible wheels in order to save energy for the last 5 laps when all hell breaks loose. One wheel that I enjoyed was Capt America's who rode a Red White and Blue Stars& Stripes C'Dale. I was in constant search for the Capt as he was strong , an excellent bike handler and provided shelter for my fat ass. Mike Sam bridged to a break mid race and ready to rock& roll found a group of riders not willing to work together to keep the break alive and were soon swallowed up. The course is flat and very fast making breakaways difficult. With 5 to go time to move forward. Gutter time, outside left , slowly getting to the front with the Capt and Mike in tow just keep the pedals moving the CAAD8 will do the rest , 1 to go ....my favorite corner is the last one leading to the slight uphill finishing straight , everyone nice and straight, hold the lines and empty the tank , field sprint , finish line approaching fast, finished upper teens or so, my best finish so far , every week the fitness improves.
Back to the Volvo , change quick and head out to the course to heckle Lynn the most attractive member of Team Sam. Lynn did an excellent job as the only woman in the 4/5 Masters field, showing the men how to take the corners at speed and riding strong the entire race. Tommorrow Wells Ave.... SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The 2009 season is upon us , we now have something to look forward to , every weekend if you want it you'll find some form of bike racing be it in the woods or on the road......"Life is Good"
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
On this job I installed 4 1/2"crown , made the fluted column and installed the chair rail and finished it in Sherwin Williams white.
This crown is poplar with a very funky profile that my customer special ordered.