Monday, August 30, 2010

It's running

On old, broken, trash heap parts...but I like it!
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Nice night for a blank

Run or ride??
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The world of cycling is upside down

A new rider has joined the fixed gear ranks!
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Oh shucks!

What a moment...
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The peleton is out

Come on down for a big kahuna as we celebrate back to school week!
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Definitely a good news/bad news situation

Good news?? - a package from ups
Bad news - llew doesn't like it already!

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Yeah, I know this has nothing to do with biking.....

but it was very cool watching my Dad be the official flag raiser at the Twins game Friday night! The announcer told briefly of the 47 missions he flew, getting shot down, and rescued by a submarine. Please note the guy in the white shirt in the background....he was a security guard and I'm pretty sure he's a biker.

Ok she-shew check it out

What do you think of llew's new rimminess?
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Since I'm not finished

Finding favorite instructional signage...
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If it's all about finding the right name

On a route to inspire running...this just might be it!?!
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Conflicted


Run or ride at my new favorite tree???
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My new bibs?


What do you think and why in the world do they make these in 2x and 3x? That's just wrong. Stay away from bonktown people, there's nothing to see here!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

She-shew

Bonks but recovers with snickers!
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Anyone out there

With a tube or a transport?? Pinch flats and clinchers -- synonymous...
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Jackson loop

Air temp 86 and dew point 96...otherwise known as the furnace 50!
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Epilogue - Riding back to the campsite


It was a beautiful day and a beautiful ride! The kiddos hung in pretty well and both commented that it was the longest single ride they had ever finished. We clocked in at just under 30 miles. We're ready to head back and try the full 101 route...any takers???

Episode Four - The Cafe




As every good biker knows, you must choose a route which bypasses a semi-scary, semi-homey eatery...the Elroy-Sparta did not disappoint. We're fairly certain we were in the red-shirted gentleman's "usual" booth. And if you're wondering, yes that IS a hand-painted mural of the trail on the cafe wall! How did you know?

Episode Three - Tunnels!!




For three tunnels! Two were a quarter mile long, and one was three-quarters of a mile. Very cool...wonder what the Llew would have thought of the experience????

Episode Two


The adventure is taking its toll on the young travelers, we stop for a drink and snack. We view this as good biking education - they need to learn you only ride so you can stop and eat!

The Adventures of Family Shew on the Elroy-Sparta Trail, Episode One



Heading out on our adventure, we come across the first interesting site. Our trail turns into "Bridge Over the River Cow". Strangely, they were not nearly as interested in us as we were in them. Gotta love biking in Wisconsin!

Headed to the ballgame: twins/angels after either an 80 mile bike ride or 8 mile jog--can you guess which one or both??

Wonder if anyone will notice audrey's number 48 was signed by torii hunter (of course, now with the angels)
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Seems poetic, no?

As a father of three daughters, to be waiting on/at three sons??
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the villages of van buren bike ride is this saturday


anyone want to ride in eastern iowa saturday??
at least they have some nice bridges to tour...

you can find the link here: www.kansascyclist.com

this women's bonk jacket


seems like a great deal
and would double as a nice part
of a cross country ensemble!

you can do it...go ahead and bonk it!

Monday, August 16, 2010

ODRAM 2010, can you see the route on the glove??


anyone interested in an epic ride this weekend!
(saturday, august 21st)

...a more challenging drive than ride...

==imho==

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Boys in the lily pads

Does it get better than that?? getting there in a tandem drafting a tandem! (After riding with each of them on the ibis tandem)
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What would happen

If we stepped out to stand on one??
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Where's waldo

Several weeks ago I lost track of my best friends at the cabin. After spending some time consulting with carole and wendell at bird haven I am trying something new. Can you see who I mean in this picture?? A pound of my new mix goes to the first to find 'waldo" and correctly identify his species!
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Art is a way of expression

--it's always fun to express yourself!
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Drafting a tandem

The best!
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Friday, August 13, 2010

any ideas about a hub color for the strong...

loveall's thinking red,
but i kind of like this color!
could the moderator create a blogger poll??
wouldn't it be nice to give
some unsolicited advice??
who's not up for that...

Hip waders anyone???

Looking for fish born this year...

word on the street is that in a good year they will net 8 or 9 walleye each cast--but this year each cast has netted guess how many???


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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Any other takers?

Super chunky cookie dough! Bordeaux cherry chocolate for me, please
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Anyone want to meet at hy-vee??

The situation with post-ride recovery for spiderman is becoming serious! I am told ice cream cannot be purchased until there is a break in the heat and humidity, otherwise it melts before you can drive home from the store. My only thought--i'll buy some and eat it at the store! Who's with me??? Headed out now with a twenty and some spoons! See you there in 10 minutes...
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

If you haven't been in the thick of them

You should really get out for a look, listen and feel!
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Riding around town

Can bring some beautiful sights into view!
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