Saturday, July 31, 2010

Seriously, when you walk in, the door moo's!

The purple cow! ...and look...virtual/e-friends eat free!?!
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Walking taco for 2 dollah!

...And 79 cents... Each! At the purple cow!
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Circumnavigating

Lake Enemy swim with camp nesodak in the background!
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Sarah and MTS

Not sure a morning paddle could be more gorgeous! What a day--hope you get out to enjoy it in a way that brings great joy...
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Lake enemy swim

Cleanest lake in south dakota...and I would have to say most beautiful!
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Friday, July 30, 2010

My dream shop

Ever walk into your "dream shop" and discover that you and the owner aren't familiar with the same dream??
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Danger: sweepers

Pull out in front of fixed gear bicycles, too!
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I have decided an upgrade is in order

Two brakes next time I ride llew in the hills/mountains!
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Here I am back to the sign game

And thinking I should've gone back to the 18t cog...but then again...the hidden truth that it can be done (47/17) is now known!
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Climbing out of blue bell

Remember 87 north!
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Park greeters


We found them
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State game lodge


Not even to the wildlife loop! View from a distance is what all the signs say. My jersey says share the road!
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's official

Loveall is an iowa cyclist! Passed by a shirtless mountain biker and fringed flip flop girl!
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Roadside salmon

A brave choice at the first stop!
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The guys take a turn

On the cranks...clear lake here we come!
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Monday, July 26, 2010

Spidey Rocks!!!!

Thanks for taking care of 5 females on your day off. Strong work!!!

Just back from France, it's LANCE!!!!

What a thrill for me!!! My hero....

The century

She-shew crushes the course!
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The clouds roll in

Yet the girls roll on!
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Ok--new game

Name that calf!?!
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It's official in west bend:

Voted most aggressive rider in the peloton: always riding against the flow!
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Chicken on a stick

"I hope it won't make us sick" -- the breakaway in the "feed zone"
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First stop: a ragbrai must!

Slamming pie at 08:30 am!
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Who knew the methodist church in pocohantas

Would be the best first pie option for the day??
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Driving support for ragbrai

Has it's distinct fringe benefits!
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...And so it begins

Storm lake to algona--how many will brave the epic century loop!?!
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Ragbrai meets

Girls!
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ragbrai ready

The lakes area women will have their day from storm lake to algona...G-d willing/weather permitting. This legend ti is ready to fly!
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ok people...given this chest radiograph

what is your prediction -- how long it will take
this patient to get back on the bicycle??

Friday, July 23, 2010

Favorite Tour De France Quotes


As the tour comes to a close, I think we should celebrate by re-counting some of our favorite quotes from the grand event.

For instance, this one from Phil--a classic. Five basically naked guys were running up the mountain next to Schleck and Contador. Phil remarks, "Well you have to congratulate them on their bravery to dress like that in this weather!"

here's a collection of my favorite signage


--and a few favorite bikes--
(ok...you asked for a shot of woody)
with a question for you...

before i leave for south dakota, anyone want to visit each of the above signs with me in the next couple of days?? we can knock them off one at a time...











Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bike Retrieval after the storm....

Somehow this bike ended up in our tree after the storm but this passer-by was kind enough to stop and help me get it down!

Betty White Sighting


She was spotted earlier in the year skiing at hogsback but yesterday she made a lap around Big Spirit. Who knew there were hills on the East side? When did they put those there?


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Paddling into the sunset

Is way under-rated...especially since I seem to be riding like betty white as of late!
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T.O.K. offers excellent bike parking

The clean up continues....

Monday, July 19, 2010

Raccoons up: they don't like to get too close

but they do like kari's trail mix more than they like to hide!
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A Few Trees obstruct the Trail


A "shout out" to all my friends in China...PHONE HOME!!