spartan13

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from Orlando, Florida

  • Activity

    • Race Reports

      11 years ago

      spartan13

      Miss Xen asked if I was still doing the race reports like I used to do. The answer is yes. =)

      So if you are incredibly bored and want to kill sometime at work, here are my race reports for most of the races I've done this year. There are a few more but I can't find them.

      Leadville 100 Mile MTB Race Report

      The ACC 30-Hour Adventure Race Report

      The SCAR Adventure Race Report

      The Coast to Coast 80-Hour Adventure Race Report

      The BOAR Adventure Race Report

      The Swamp Stomp 30-Hour Adventure Race Report

    • What I've been up to

      11 years ago

      spartan13

      Well, I am too lazy to write it all, and as has been proven by my absence lately, I am too busy at work to do it.

      So I am taking the lazy man's out. After looking through four pages of Xen's journals (awesome pics by the way Xen - you definitely have a talent there), I decided to just show you what I've been up to, in pics....

      Manny - The Year in Review Pics

      Swamp Stomp Adventure Race - February 2007

      Team Time Trial Race - February 2007

      Breckenridge Skiing - March 2007

      Coast to Coast Adventure Race - May 2007

      Friend's Summer Party - June 2007

      Friend's Engagement Party - June 2007

      Friend's Engagement Party #2 - July 2007

      Sarasota Florida Off-Shore Boat Races - July 2007

      Hanging out on July 4th 2007

      And I still haven't uploaded the pics from my recent trip back to Breckenridge for the mountain bike race. THose will come soon.

    • Hello again friends!

      11 years ago

      spartan13

      Wow, I feel like a stranger in a strange land here. It has been, well, I honestly can't recall how long it has been since I last logged into RvB. My previous journal entry says March 8, and I am pretty sure that was the last time.

      Anyway, here I am again. Wondering what's been up and how everyone is doing. I have been a busy, busy boy.

      Work has kept me completely busy all the time. But besides that, I have been training and racing a lot. I just got back from Colorado where I did a very brutal and tough race, but I had a great time.

      Also, I have had a new girl in my life for 5 months now, and she is wearing me out keeping me busy. She's a great and wonderful girl. Love her to death.

      And recently I've been starting to play more and more Halo 2 in preparation for the release of Halo 3. Cause we all know that is going to be a grand week!

      Anyway, hope you are all doing great and wonderful! Miss you all!

      Manny

    • Going across the pond!

      12 years ago

      spartan13

      Xen, Richard, I might be coming to visit you guys next year.

      Plans are in the works for me and a group of friends to travel across the Atlantic next year to go do this:

      Make sure you watch the flash video at the top.

      Tough Guy

      HELL YEAH!!!

    • Holy crap!! We Won!!

      12 years ago

      spartan13

      I won't go into much detail here as I have already done so here, but I'll just say that Ralph and I won 1st place in the 2-person Male division at the race this past weekend!!

      I seriously couldn't believe it. I knew we were doing well and when we finished I had a feeling we were maybe top 5, but when they announced us as the winners of that division, I couldn't believe it. What an amazing feeling!

      Anyway, I wrote a short summary of our race in case you guys want to read it. It has a few pics in it too.

    • I am alive!

      12 years ago

      spartan13

      Hi all,

      Wow, it's been so long I seriously almost forgot my username. Yikes.

      Anyway, what's been up? I have been quite the busy boy. I have been training like I have never trained before. I can honestly say I am in the best shape of my life right now. And it sure feels good.

      I have a big 30 hour adventure race starting tomorrow morning and I couldn't be more excited about it. It's gonna be tough, and to make matters more interesting, it's going to be one of the coldest weekends (if not the coldest) in Florida this year. We are starting the race tomorrow morning at 7:00am. It's supposed to be around 28F when we start the race. Ouch.

      Another bit of good news is that me and a few of my friends got selected to participate in this year's Leadville 100 Mountain Bike race in August. Now usually, a 100 mile bike ride would be no big deal, I do that pretty much every weekend, but this one is slightly different. First, it's on a mountain bike on off-road trails, no pavement. And second, well, let's just say that the race takes place in the Rockies. We start at an altitude of 10,000 feet. Can you say lack of oxygen? Also, we'll have 12,000 feet of total climbing during the ride. But man am I excited! Here's a little more info on the ride.

      And let's see, what else? Oh yeah, in three weeks I am headed back to Breckenridge, CO for some good old skiing in the Rockies! Again, I can't wait for that.

      Anyway, I miss you guys. Work has kept me pretty busy and when I am not busy at work I am busy working on some of the website I maintain. Recently I created this new site for a local adventure racing club. It's pretty simple, but that's ow they wanted it. But what I am most proud about is my redesign of my personal website, The Windermere Roadies.

      So that's pretty much it. And would you believe that my beer consumption has actually gone done a bit. That's the one thing that leadsme to believe there might be something wrong with me. smiley0.gif

    • Merry Christmas!

      12 years ago

      spartan13

      Well let's see, where do I start. Been away for a while. Work is still crazy and been busy out of work too. Lots of training as usual, but then on my spare time I've been consumed by playing Gears, and of course, lots of drinking.

      Almost done with my Christmas shopping. So that's a relief. I only have like 1 or 2 gifts to get. I'll probably go on Friday.

      Starting this Friday I have 11 days off (counting the weekends). So that will be cool. I have a few things around the house to do and I plan to train a lot and watch a lot of TV. Hopefully I'll get some time to actually download and watch all the RvB videos from this season, since I haven't seen any of them yet.

      What else. Oh yeah, I recently made a video journal about our Wednesday Night Ride. In it I poke a bit of fun at one of the local cycling clubs because they started the ride at 5:50PM rather than the normal 6:00PM. I thought they'd all hate me for it, but they took it well and laughed about it. So that was cool.

      Anyway, I wanted to say Hi and take a minute to say Merry Christmas to you all. Chances are I won't be back on for a few days so I figured I'd say it now.

      So Hi guys!

      And have a great and very Merry Christmas!!

      Manny

    • Congrats Jo!!

      12 years ago

      spartan13

      Congrats to Jo who had her new baby yesterday!!

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    • R.I.P. Rocky

      12 years ago

      spartan13

      I am sad this morning. My kitty Rocky, passed away sometime last night.

      Rocky had been with me for a long time, 15 years or so. He had been with me before I got married, and stayed with me after I got divorced. He was with me through thick and thin. Always there to sit on my lap and lick my fingers. Besides my other cat, if Rocky could talk, he'd know me better than anyone else in the world. He's seen me through many of my relationships and friends.

      I'm really gonna miss the little guy.

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    • About time!

      12 years ago

      spartan13

      Well, let's see. I have a couple things to mention.

      First, work is still pretty busy. Still lots of little problems that arise every day. They are not major, just annoying. So I am still doing that. But all in all we are happy with the way the implementation went.

      Second and most importantly, last night I finally caved in and bought an Xbox360. I only played it for a short time but I really like it. Tonight I might be getting Gears of War. I hear it's pretty bad ass.

      Lastly, I have been training my ass off over the last 6 months, and much to my appreciation, it has paid off. I am in the best running and cycling shape I have ever been in. I am now one of the guys in Orlando that other people fear when I show up to bike rides, because they know I will bring pain and misery to all. smiley1.gif I have to tell you, it's a great feeling. smiley8.gif

      Anyway, really do miss you guys.

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  • About Me

  • Comments (276)

    • monopoly_j

      10 years ago

      Let me know if you ever get back on the site.

    • Gen

      10 years ago

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    • monopoly_j

      10 years ago

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      I just want to wish you a Very Merry Christmas!

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    • Jelina

      10 years ago

      Miss ya!

      *hug*

    • invaderrizz

      10 years ago

      RAWR

    • TheGift FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TheGift73

      11 years ago

      Manny, long time no see. How's thing's with you? What are you up to?

    • cml1983 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Congrats on fu

    • Kaiohan

      11 years ago

      congrats on winning spam day

    • Mitorad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Happy FU day

    • Da1Outlaw

      11 years ago

      Still raping btw

      ALERT
      ALERT
      ALERT

      and of course

      Congratz Manny smiley11.gif

    • Terashima

      11 years ago

      congrats on FU

    • MDewMan

      11 years ago

      congrats on f u

    • monopoly_j

      11 years ago

      Hey man you're FU today!

    • fullmetal_24 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keep Moving Forward

      11 years ago

      alert rape, alert rape,
      you're being alert raped!!!
      HAPPY FU DAY!!!

    • Cory_Eliassen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      congrats on FU

    • C_D_M

      11 years ago

      Manny not around

      for 8 months and he's get FU

      Damn

      Doc

    • Da1Outlaw

      11 years ago

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      for not being here to be FEATURED USER !

    • Da1Outlaw

      11 years ago

      Congrats Manny !! Wish you were here so I could pick on you..

      I blame Manny !

    • jackoff

      11 years ago

      EH!!.....FU!!,congrats

    • DeadDragon

      11 years ago

      I'm beginning to think you've outgrown us.

    • monopoly_j

      11 years ago

      I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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      Luke 2:1-20

      And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

      Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.â€Â
      And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
      “ Glory to God in the highest,
      And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!â€Â

      So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.†And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. Now when they had seen Him, they made widely[d] known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.

    • TheGift FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TheGift73

      11 years ago

      Hey Manny, give us an update to let us know you are alive and well.

    • monopoly_j

      11 years ago

      hello...

    • MiniBuddha

      12 years ago

      hey man you haven't been around in a couple months, come back already!

    • DeadDragon

      12 years ago

      its a great day to whoop somebody's ass..

    • monopoly_j

      12 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day

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    • vesta

      12 years ago

      pssssst!
      When are you going to come back? smiley2.gif

    • monopoly_j

      12 years ago

      I want to take this time to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

      Remember the Reason for the Season!

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    • Kirei_Onna

      12 years ago

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    • monopoly_j

      12 years ago

      I am thankful to have you as a friend and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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    • SurferGirl

      12 years ago

      Am I the only one lookin for a Manny ?

    • SurferGirl

      12 years ago

      GOTCHA !!

    • SurferGirl

      12 years ago

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    • SurferGirl

      12 years ago

      Double POKE !

    • crushed

      12 years ago

      *poke*

    • vesta

      12 years ago

      psst.... Hey we miss you.... I know I do!

    • jamoan

      12 years ago

      That may be true, but they didn't say anything about cameraphones...

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      weWin

    • Kirei_Onna

      12 years ago

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    • monopoly_j

      12 years ago

      Ok, I have no idea what's going on, but I do know one thing, that's a lot of color up there!!


      Well I figured you would be used to the rainbow colors!

    • RBuffordTJ

      12 years ago

      And here I thought I was the only 30 something looser here in Orlando! Nice to meet you man, sorry I have never stumbled on you before now.

      Bufford

    • beergoddess

      12 years ago

      Telling me not to read your journals instantly makes me read them. smiley8.gif

    • Natalyaold

      12 years ago

      Eighteen - the info at the top of the page doesn't lie! smiley1.gif

    • jamoan

      12 years ago

      They had a section with leather recliners that cost an additional $10 on top of the $10 they were charging for the fight. As comfortable as they looked, they weren't really in the best area for screen viewability...

    • Natalyaold

      12 years ago

      Possibly, but I value her friendship more.

    • Jelina

      12 years ago

      Miss you!

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    • DeadDragon

      13 years ago

      With a little Stargate, anything is possible...

    • DeadDragon

      13 years ago

      how about pirates of the....?

    • DeadDragon

      13 years ago

      Did you see Superman?

    • vesta

      13 years ago

      Someone is online way past their usual time.
      *see you*

    • vesta

      13 years ago

      no no Manny, Nake lesbian playing ice hockey... now that's a game
      Or at least that's what Jaime said smiley8.gif

      I hope you're having a good day and Boy do I miss your comments. I almost feel off my chair when I saw it on my journal.
      Don't work too hard Manny.

      Oh and enjoy your Wednesday bike ride

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