Saturday, June 30, 2012

Nitro Time

Jet cars finished off the night as lighting was flashing all around us.

Top Fuelers just before the green light.
Right after the light turns green..
Top Fuelers leaving the start line.
Second round of Nitro Funny car.
Tom & Angela in an Army helicopter simulator.
Tom & Bob Tasca 401 for RI.
John Force heading out for the 2nd round.

Top Fuel.
Bob Tasca from RI.

Best time after 1st round of Nitro Funny car.
Nitro Funny car.
Pro Stock.
The crowd got bigger as the day went on.
Tom with Greg Anderson.

The day started off with alcohol cars.

Dan Page from NH.
On our way to the track we stopped here.

Entering the pits.
What a day, we started out and ended the day with severe thunderstorms.We got back to our hotel about 10:30pm and the whole section of town was without power.About 45 minutes later, it did come back on and we were golden.We had a great day at the track and we're looking forward to going back tomorrow for the second day of qualifying.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Nitro Time

I took these pictures from our hotel room.

It's Friday morning here in Joliet and we'll be heading out to the track soon. Right now some thunderstorms are going through the area. Hopefully they will drop the temps down some.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nitro Time!

This weeks race is in Joliet,IL. Check it out on ESPN2 or you can do what I'm doing with some of my family. We're heading out there tomorrow to see all the action in person. That's right, we'll be there breathing in all that wonderful Nitromethane and getting our ear drums blown out from all the noise. Pure ecstasy, orgasmic and woody. I'll be updating my blog daily with pictures and info so stay tuned.

Want It Wednesday,Shimano XT HB-T780,XT FH-T780 Hubs.

These hubs will be my next purchase when I build up a new set of wheels this Fall. I'll be replacing my Ultegra hubs with these, so I'll also have to spread the rear spacing another 5mm on the rear. No problem, my frame is steel. Don't forget to check out Jez Andrews blog here.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

NBW Scramble Metric

Saul and Ken.
Mansfield airport.
What a beautiful day for a bike ride, low 80's,low humidity and bright sunny skies.I had a couple of friends join me on the first part of the ride today. Saul rode with me for the first time and Ken, who has rode with me before, also joined us.They did the 27 mile loop and I think they enjoyed it? I ended up doing the 53 mile loop, but I cut off 3 miles so I wouldn't have to go up a big ass hill. I know, hills make you stronger, but I wasn't in the mood today to climb it.
NBW Scramble Metric by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

Friday, June 22, 2012

Thursday Night Ride

I made it over just before the bridge opened for a boat.

Pig farm, what a smell!
Beautiful water views.

 Tonight's Thursday group ride started from Ted's house. It was a scorcher out, 94 degree's and the humidity was high. I headed out early so I could get the whole ride in before 8:00. The scenery was spectacular, with very few hills to climb, just the way I like it.
Thursday Night Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details