Thursday, October 29, 2009

I have a bike named Silver

Silver brakes for cornstalks. I don't know what Silver is made of but Silver can survive bike crashes without getting scarred. Silver was my birthday present 2 years ago and we've done a few days of RAGBRAI, two Tour de Kotas and one wild ride through Hogsback.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

i have a bike named woody











but on further review...
maybe this bike would be
more deserving of the name...

...obtw,
what's the name of your bike??
and where's your post
with a picture of your friend?!?
BONUS:
name the natural product used to make this frame!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Why We Bike


I like these pics

Nov. 8, 2008 - May get an earlier snow-cross this year?

To me these say - not that bright but love to ride... and bikes are to be ridden, not cleaned!




Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's too dark to be riding when...

1. The other vehicles on the road have headlights on.
2. The street lights have been on for over an hour already.
3. You can't tell if the dark patch on the road in front of you is three dimensions or just two.
4. You take your sunglasses off, and don't notice any difference.
5. No one is shaking their fist or yelling at you...because they don't know you are there.
6. Even Spiderman would think twice.

Needless to say, I was biking a bit too close to dark today...but it was totally worth it. Around Big Spirit then south to Three Sons and back. Tomorrow's forecast is now 100% chance of rain. I know, I know: showers pass--but, c'mon already!!!!

PS They say that TacoHouse is closing soon.

what inspires you in your riding


is it wearing a livestrong helmet...

...is it wearing no helmet at all...

riding a pink bike

riding with your spare in a figure 8...

the dream of a custom frame??

skidding on your fixed gear

with a rear studded snow tire??


you name it!

...this picture has several sweet spots...

post one that inspires you, too!

c'mon take the challenge--

and extra credit if you can tell me

who built the pictured bike!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

maybe this is the bike kari can use to shoot the gap


i think this is the mud machine for the ages!


...just needs pedals

and you're ready to dive

into the tunnel!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New bike tunnel is open!


Remember what it was like to risk your life by biking on Hwy. 86? Well, folks, here it is....the new tunnel connecting to the bike trail on the west side is open! Oh sure you have to wallow through large amounts of mud to get there and there's plenty of mud in the tunnel.....but it's gotta be better than getting hit by a car.

Monday, October 12, 2009

ok, i think kari needs to take the lead on this!


do i hear a second??

if you're riding off road

let's make sure you have a route leader

and decent equipment!
...even comes with pedals...


not near the comradery but the scenery is sweet


time for you girls to take your riding to the next level...

...here's a favorite place...
anyone know where it is??

Saturday, October 10, 2009

109 Rites of Passage

Bicycling magazine has a fun article this month that is also online. I have to admit, I can say yes to most all of these!

http://www.bicycling.com/article/0,6610,s1-3-12-21047-1-P,00.html

Friday, October 9, 2009

Girl Power!
















We did a little off-road biking today. Extra credit if you can identify the exact location in these photos!

world bicycle relief is spinning with the pro peleton!

bojibiker sent me this link:Add Image

i thought the quotations were particularly nice!
even nicer than an invitation to ride gravel roads
in the lakes area...
...yet not even close to the divine invitation to
tabernacle with G-d!



"I'm really looking forward to this trip and to being able to see firsthand how a bicycle makes a real difference to people in developing nations," said Alex Candelario. "I'm eager to be a part of the assembly and distribution of the caregiver kits and bicycles and to learn more about what we can continue to do to help impact those in Zambia and beyond."
The athletes will also do a 40km bike ride from Palabana to Chongwe, meeting with local charcoal riders along the route and learning about the difference bicycles make to their livelihoods.
"The impact of simple, sustainable mobility on the poor cannot be overstated," said F.K. Day. "I am certain that this trip will leave a deep and lasting impression on them of the true power that bicycles have in the hands of those who need them most."






Thursday, October 8, 2009

for all of the bonktown.com faithful


don't look just now

but i was able to get a large

at the last minute!

now i just need to get a matching bike!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Glad I had my camera......


I pulled up to the stoplight on Hill Ave. and looked at the vehicle next to me. Was I ever startled to see this load of animals in the back of the pick-up! I rolled down the window and took a quick photo. Yeah, I know this has nothing to do with biking....but hey, with all the rain it's the best I can do.

since the 'head of the new year' began

i have been thinking about training goals for 2010.
i think a ride like this might be fun...
...a ladies team and a mens team possibly??

http://www.serotta.com/forum/showthread.php?t=65054

http://www.the508.com/divisions/index.html

entering as a tandem team...or a team of tandems??

obtw, some days i can post from work
and some days making comments seems to be blocked.
yesterday comments were apparently worthy of deletion.
something about riding in the rain,
getting wet and drying tights...
i think i was just 'being against'
not being able to go back and edit my comments
to correct grammatical errors!

Monday, October 5, 2009

who's with me...a noon rain ride??

so, according to another blog there are 3 camps:
1) rain = drive
2) rain = ride only after consulting the weather service
and probably not...
3) rain = ride like the postal service!
are there more camps??

http://beatbikeblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/riding-or-not-in-rain.html

55, 56 and 57cm serotta csi fest on ebay



it's just they're priced high


and painted ugly!




Friday, October 2, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

tell me i don't need another bike



especially if the rear dropouts look like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tommasini-55cm-C-to-T-Cromor-frame-and-fork-set-NOS_W0QQitemZ270461955784QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCycling_Parts_Accessories?hash=item3ef8c9eec8&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

helping change the dreaded double flat!



i just wanted to say this transition is quite a challenge having two daughters on two competing campuses.

yet my need to be needed was satisfied on the most recent parent weekend visits.

one of the girls on audrey's floor had a bike repair need that we were able to handle together...

...sometimes old school tires just need an old school repairman!