Monday, August 31, 2015


I have been putting on the running miles lately. I plan on running the R2R2R in October. For thoss of you that do not know what this is is running the Grand Canyon from the South rim to the North Rim and back to the South rim in one attempt. My goal is around 14 hours. Laura isnt into the 20 plus mile runs so my friend Holly from Phoenix will run with me when they visit. She is a true bad ass ultra runner. Laura like to keep hers at 8 miles.

Holly enjoying the run on the last Saturday in August.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Barfly Bags

Very cool.....Josh who owns Barfly Bags is making this for me:

Direct from his Facebook page...........El Freako from Rico racing team bag. Even the inside is color matched! More pics to come. Can't wait to see this thing on a Kokopelli Ti 29. I have a Koko because I met Jeff at about 10 PM on Day one of the 2014 AZT. A great dude, a great bike, and a soon to be matching bag.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


I have been slow on my blog updates since the move to Preskitt. It's been busy but busy by choice. We lost Nacho to Cancer. He had a great life and changed ours. Life is full of changes. And our change to AZ has been the right choice.

Fatty Wheelset for Sale

Fatty wheelset for sale. Like new. Used about 5 times by Laura Kyriakakis. The tires still have the rubber hairs on them. Setup tubeless. 4.8 Bud 120 tpi on the front and 4.0 Nate 120 tpi on the rear. Salsa skewers included. Like new. No chips dents etc. $500 takes it all plus any shipping.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Freako Kits

With enough interest to meet my 6 each minimum piece order El Freako Racing kits will be ordered. Made in The USA by Canari. I do this for fun and it's a PIA to collect the orders, money, ship etc. I don't make any money as I charge my cost. It's about $60 bones for a Jersey and the same for shorts/bibs. Feel free to throw me extra cash if you want for my time and hard work. I typically order the VPro cut and can do other cuts as well if I meet my minimums. Jackets can be ordered too if enough interest. Look at the Canari website for specific info on custom orders. Thanks from El Freako! 
PS..... on my last order I got stiffed for $300. I shipped the kits and no money. Asshole went dark... Brian Cottrell! If I don't know you that well I will ask for cash up front.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

RIP My Little Buddy

Our beloved Nacho dawg has passed. Cancer took his life.He was 12 years old and had been with Laura and I since a puppy. We adopted Nacho from a shelter in Las Vegas in 2003. Nacho lived most of his life in Rico but also lived in Vegas, Albuquerque and a short time here in Arizona. We knew right away he was a special dude and he knew he had a home and loved us equally. He changed our lives dramatically. He was an alpha dawg and we knew he didn't like kids. The day we adopted him he snarled at a passing kid in the Petco store. So, that was crystal clear for us to steer clear of little people with Nacho. And he didn't like very tall people. Odd. He had a few incidents with people he didn't like much. He also got a little angst when there was a lot of noise around him. He always wanted to know who was in "his house". He was my traveling buddy and we spent a lot of time in Moab on biking trips among other places. He loved road trips. He loved Arizona and we finally moved here and I am happy he was able to see the new house before he moved on. My heart is broken with him gone. There will be a void that will never be filled. My little buddy is gone.

We bought a weeping cedar tree to plant in his memory.

RIP Nacho...............I love you.