Bike Racing, Weight Lifting, Heavy Metal, Shittalking

Monday, February 23, 2009

Awesome Party

The party last night was the perfect venue for Hibagon's debut. Haunted Castle killed and we all got awesome/wasted. Here are some pics I stole from the forums.

And today I forced my self to go to Crossfit and it was like an A. A. meeting with all the hung-over crosfitters. It was 5 sets of 3 reps front squats. I did a pyramid 205#, 215#, 225#, 235#, 225#.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


HIBAGON is the band's name. Our 1st show is tonight at a loft party. 470 flushing. X Bones Brigade, Atakke, Cuddle Machines, Same-Sex Dictator. We play "late." Get Awesome.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Blog Move

I am going to start blogging at the site. So no more I am on the Twitter now too. TTFN!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ride AMRAP Ride

This morning I took a little recovery ride through Prospect Park with Rick. It was such a nice day, the park was packed at 9:00 AM when we got there. It was such a pleasant experience. Spring in winter. I went to my girlfriend's house and we talked about the possibility of my being gone to LA for 4-8 months. It's going to be hard but I feel it will temper our relationship, really test to see if it was meant to be.

I did the AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) I missed from yesterday. It was:
row 250 m
21 95# sumo deadlift high pull
15 pullups

It was tough. I got four rounds in. The row was good, I set the baffle at 10 and kept my pace around 1:40/500m, my first round of sdhp's I broke down into 7 rep setlets and the pullups into 5 rep setlets. By the third round I was doing 3 rep setlets on both. On my 4th round I was doing singles by the end of the pullups. As I started the pullups I had 45 seconds left. I literally got my last pull up in the last second of 20 min. It was dope!

Friday, February 6, 2009

New Edition is way better than Bel Biv Devoe

audition tape from Mario Ferrari on Vimeo

So this is the second audition tape I have made for Quest for G. I pretty much made it yesterday, with a little help from Luke. It's definitely better than the first one. I am glad I made it, because I almost didn't. They have yet to tell me if I get to go to boot camp. Fingers crossed!

Fingers Crossed

So I have jumped through the flaming zero, climbed the highest mountains
to finish my audition tape, got it in just under the deadline. All I can do now is sit back and trust that these people can see that I am the shit.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mission G

So they used me for their commercial for the show. I feel like the cat is out of the bag. I saw this at one in goddamn after finishing my audition tape. Ken Stanek sent me a text: "I am looking at your face on the Gatorade website. Way to go."

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

This Machine Kills Hipsters

My buddy in Seattle, Matt, came up with these stickers a couple of years ago and has been passing them out at messenger events. He started a blog ( to follow the proliferation of them across the world. I got a little blog love in there the other day. So here's some blog love back from the hippest harbinger of the track bike apocolypse (with the tightest pants of anyone I know).

Monday, February 2, 2009

Audition Tape

So this is the video I sent into those casting people. Fingers crossed.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Phelps is my new hero, backwards hat and all.

Michael Phelps admitted yesterday to smoking weed, FUCK YEAH! He's the most winningest Olympian (in one Olympics) of all time. He's being put through the ringer for hitting a bong at South Carolina frat party. It seems that most of his sponsors are sticking by him, that his appology was sincere enough to keep the millions rolling in.

I have *high* hopes that our own esteemed leader, BarrO, will legalized the sacred sacrement, or at least end the prohibition as a way to curb government spending and boost the economy. I would gladly suffer four year of economic shit if it meant a second term legalization move by the POTUS.

I smoked a lot of weed since I started, oh, about 16 years ago. I recently quit so that I could pee clean for this years racing season. The withdrawls have for the most part subsided, two weeks later. Dramamine an L-Theanine have helped (thanks Mom!) me relax and get good sleep again. I am a little pissed that my only choice for a vice is alcohol. Booze is so bad for you, really makes me feel like shit. Nevermind my extensive family history of alcoholism, and my own expiriences, traials and tribulations with the hard stuff. The wagon is a bumpy ride Mr. Phelps. I'm holding on tight, are you?