Sunday, November 03, 2013
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Canada, Eh?! Yessir!
So, several of you probably already know that I have decided to take up an offer to move up to Calgary and help out with our new Canada office. All I can say is that I am very grateful for this opportunity! It is a great feeling to know that they actually listen to my wants and needs and try to make it to where it is beneficial for both me and the company.
It is currently a crazy time with a lot of changes unfolding. Although it has been a while, I am somewhat accustomed to this type of change. It is still hard, though. This is one of the longest, if not the longest, time I've been in one place. Through all my travels and experiences I have meet amazing people and experienced amazing cultures. As with Texas, I never thought I would end up in Canada, but the lure of the Rocky Mountains was too strong. Plus it is a grand opportunity for me to accelerate my professional growth.
But enough of that--this is an adventure racing blog! I'm so looking forward to the new outdoor adventures that are sure to come! I really hope my friends in Houston come up and explore these new-to-me regions. Plus, I'm going to be even closer to Glacier/Waterton, so no more excuses for yearly trips! That said, I hope to become a curling aficionado in no time.
I think the biggest transition is going to be trying to find a new workout crew, especially for Ironman Florida. I really hope this doesn't mean a lot of lonely miles on bike and foot, but it may become my new reality for a little bit at least. I know the Race the Rockies and Raid the North crews up there, so hopefully I can hook up with them and they band of merry adventurers.
I am still in a bit of shock because I had been talking about this potential move for over a year now, making it seem to be less realistic as time went on. But it IS happening and I might even get a bonus, short stint in St. Johns also to help out with a project out there.
As someone recently reminded me of my own favorite saying: "Change is Inevitable, Growth is Optional." Here's to a new growth chapter in the adventures of K-SPoT!
Business cards from Zazzle
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Masi Speciale Premio Road Bike For Sale
I'm asking $700. I'll put up as much specs a possible, but contact me if you have any other questions. Click the photo to email me. LOCAL INQUIRIES ONLY (Austin/San Antonio/Dallas/Houston).
MSRP (new): $2,100
Fork: Reynolds Ouzo Comp (Carbon Fiber)
Derailleurs: Shimano Ultegra (Front and Rear)
Crank: Shimano Ultegra or Ritchey Compact
Cogset: Shimano Ultegra (9-speed)
Chain: Shimano CN-HG93, 1/2 x 3/32"
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra
Hubs: Mavic Cosmos
Rims: Mavic Cosmos
Tires: 700 x 23c Hutchinson Carbon Comp
Saddle: Selle Italia Genuine Gel or Serfas
Seat post: Carbon Fiber
Stem: Thomson Deda Zero
Handle bar: Deda 250
Pedals: Shimano SPD
Headset: 1 1/8" integrated Cane Creek S-2
Includes Shimano Flightdeck Computer (speedometer, distance, and cadence meter, controls integrated in shifter hoods)
Castellano Fango Softail Mountain Bike FRAME For Sale
Asking $400. LOCAL INQUIRIES ONLY (Austin/San Antonio/Dallas/Houston). I have all the other parts too if you want to rebuild (either geared or single speed). We can negotiate price. I was going to repaint, but I really do need to make room in the garage.
Click on photo to contact me.
Designer: John Castellano
Color: Black with Speckled Silver (custom)
Head angle: 71.5deg
Seat angle: 74deg
Top tube length: 23.5”
Seat tube: 16.5”
Bottom bracket height: 11.75”
Original Parts (also available):
Fork: Manitou Black Elite, 100mm travel
Rear shock: Critically Damped Elastomer Shock (softtail) with Flat-Plate Chainstays, 1.25” travel
Derailleurs: Shimano Deore LX (front), Shimano Deore XT (rear)
Crank: Shimano LX
Cogset: Shimano XT (9-speed)
Chain: Shimano DuraAce HG
Shifters: Shimano LX
Hubs: Shimano LX
Rims: Mavic X221
Tires: Ritchey ZMAX World Championship Series (front), Continental Explorer Pro (rear)
Seat: WTB Speed V
Seat post: Thomson Elite
Stem: Thomson Elite with Carbon Shims
Handle bar: Profile Design Bar None
Pedals: Shimano SPD
Monday, January 02, 2012
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Houston Nav 2011 Results
Thanks for all the hardcore racers who came out on Monday! Congrats to Ken and Brian on taking the top spot in the full course and Elaine for leading the Robertson Clan to an undisputed victory in the family course! I hope you enjoyed the event despite the cold, windy conditions--These parks are beautiful and I look forward to putting up another event there in the near future!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Houston Navigation Meet 2011!
Date: Monday, December 26, 2011
Alexander Deussen Park (12303 Sonnier Street, Houston, Texas 77044)
Navigation Questions: 8:00am
Pre-race meeting: 8:30am
Start Time: 9am
Duration: 1st team should be in at around 2-3hrs
Cost: $20 for solo, $30 for 2 person. Payment due at check-in (cash or check)
Maps: 1:24000 scale
PLEASE RSVP AND LET ME KNOW WHICH COURSE AND HOW MANY ON YOUR TEAM SO I CAN PLAN ACCORDINGLY WITH MAPS, CLUESHEETS, PASSPORTS, ETC.
CLICK HERE for more detailed information and to RSVP!
See you there!