Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Mom's new winter ride. Certainly the nicest Jeep she
has ever owned.


She would go on to call me "honey" later.

Kwame's first Christmas.

Pajamas and Booties.


The Callahan Family. Minus Me.

Christmas Vacation.

Not nearly enough Michigan for my taste.

It will have to do for now.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

1000 Product Designs.

A book came out and they put some of my work in it.

Congratulate me.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Blogging Vacation.

I have not been taking pictures lately and GT5 is to blame.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Guest Content: Rick Callahan

So, I haven't done this before, but my dad recently
sent me some pictures he took with his D300 that
I really liked, so I thought I would share them with

He is showcasing his new 4 Piston front brakes that
he acquired for his Race Roadrunner. The second image
is Scott Berberick installing said brakes and the last
one is me saying bye to Kwame before my 460 mile
journey begins.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Getting Dirty.

I genuinely miss working at Callahans.
I miss the grime that would get in your
skin and wouldn't come off, even after
several scrubbings with lava soap. I am
sitting here tonight, 4 days later and 500
miles away with a satisfying amount of
residual oil in my fingernails and cannot
wait for the next 3000 miles to elapse
so I can do it all over again.

Thanks for taking pictures, Dad.


It's that time of year again.

Off with the BBS's

On with the Blizzaks.

I miss the lightness already. Cannot wait
for the first big snow.

10,000 Mile Service.

4.2 Quarts of Mobil 1 5W-30 (plus Filter)
25mm Front Swaybar with End-Links
22mm Rear Swaybar with End-Links
Inspection of running gear and suspension components.

Swap Summer Wheels/Tires for their Winter Counterparts.

Thanks for giving.

I got to cut the turkey and then eat the turkey.

Super worth the cumulative 1000 miles of driving for it.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Foggy Day in Sun Prairie.

Perfect for cleaning apartments.

Couch Kwame.

Kwame just got his new "big dog" collar
after graduating from his puppy harness.

He thinks it's nice that people can see the
masking on his chest now.

Like a boss.

Perrin Sway Bars and Endlinks.

25mm in the front and 22mm in the back. Should be installing
this upcoming Wednesday with reviews to follow.

As you can see, Kwame has already scrutinized the quality and
he seems to approve.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sheehan Park: Sun Prairie Wisconsin.

An amazingly challenging course ended the 2010 CX season
here in Wisconsin. Located about a mile from my house,
Sheehan Park provided some serious elevation changes and
steep muddy climbs for racers to compete with. Another
agonizing treat for the competitors was the harsh cold and
persistant winds that Wisconsin provides mid November.

There was, however, a fairly spacious heated concession and
shelter from the wind for the spectators who braved the wind
in order to cheer the cx'ers on.

Pictured: Leah Stieber and John Grosz.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Dad's New Bike: 2010 7.7 FX

Picked up a bike for my dad to replace the 7500
he gave to Uncle Steve. At first impression, I am
completely stoked for my dad. The 7.7 come with
some features I did not expect like color matched
Race Aero wheels and Stem. The bike has the new
ISOZONE suspension feature the seat stays which
will both absorb road noise/vibration and wane
my dad off of his suspension seat post.

The fork and seat post are carbon fiber which will
be my fathers first foray in both vertical compliance
and lateral stiffness, but I have faith in his ability
to ride this thing like a champ. Shimano 105 Gruppo
tops the bike off, 10 speed cassette and 3 ring crankset.

I got it just in time for winter so he can look at it for
4-5 Michigan months before tearing up the suburbs.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Guess Jeans.

Somebody took my camera from me and then took pictures
of my butt without my knowledge.

I rode my bike 20 miles in those jeans yesterday. While they
look really nice and shiny, there are definite comfort issues
while riding a Madone in them.

This picture also shows off how my back pack has the special
coating that glows when light is shined on them (the SAG logo
and side panels). A cool looking safety feature for night riding.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Ride.

Halloween Trek Pub Crawl.

I wasn't prepared.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Shanghai Crush.

Postcards from China. From people who miss me.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Party. Eckholm Style.

The last ever Eckholm Watertown Halloween party was
"Come as someone/something Dead" themed. After some
consideration, Krautbauer and I decided to go at Team
Radioshack. Jim Morrison, Farrah Fawcett, Swayze and
Chris Farley made appearances, along with generic "dead

Lupe's wife brought homemade Tequilla and then things
got rowdy.

And when I say "Things" I mean to say "Hans".