Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

The classic garage door shot

Ready for the maiden voyage...anyone riding??

The kirk crosser with the bike doctor

Finishing touches and I will be ready for a ride!

I have the distinct impression



Good fortune and best friends were looking out for me on the open road today...thanks for the lake lap lovealls! I think I am coming back to life... i guess maybe all it took was changing out a tubular flat to feel like all is right with the world again!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Come and claim your gnarly basket and shake!

Let me know what you'd like and I'll get your order in...

dukes of okoboji.jpg

I think I am ready to set the compass toward dukes...big spirit, francis sites and home on lakeshore drive. See you for a late lunch! Peloton burgers are on me...

Friday, August 26, 2011

It's why we ride!

IT'S WHY WE RIDE IS WRITTEN ALL OVER ME..on...The new forum team kit...the bib shorts...the beauty of the day...
anyone else get their kit in the mail this week?? can't wait to use my arm and leg warmers?!?

Ok, so what does a bike have to do

To get some love around here?!? Yours truly -- Woody

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First lakeshore lap

How sweet it is to spin with the IF and the cycling bungee...thanks for the ride, loveall!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

...Past the pumphouse to blog!

Let's call it lake lap progressive poetry...

Let your best bike steer


Nothing jumps like a frog

Nothing runs like a deere

My first solo lake lap

Since my life-saving surgery july 22nd

Sorry for the poor quality photo


I am shaking with excitement...the crosser is in the house!


...and is now on display down at the shop...stop by the expedition co to check it out!

what a gorgeous morning




i have to say, captain kirk and i are really hitting it off...my apology to eric estlund for missing the stem action in this shot!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Biking and PIE?? Could life be sweeter?




So, James and I biked today. And the whole world felt like it was realigning itself with all that is good and right in this universe.

And then, just to prove it, a PEACH PIE was delivered by a Shewlet to our front door.

Oh, we are happy. Beyond happy. Heaven.

The river road

Spinning like a junkyard dog...

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Meeting up with best friends

On best bikes...best trails...may G-d be praised!

Greetings from mr big

My favorite cottonwood says hello!

May I just say

I heart the terraplane!?!

Gutcheck jersey

Maiden voyage -- all is well!

Help me decide

Both captain kirk and the speedvagen are ready to roll...who gets the nod?? Too bad the weather isn't any better for a maiden voyage. I was hoping for a gentle breeze out of the north, northeast and 70 degrees...oh wait...that's the current weather condition...let's head out and see how it goes!

I have been cleared to ride

I am thinking about riding to this very spot on the kirk sometime today. I will be slow. I will be slower than slow...but I will be out there...anyone brave enough to ride with ostomyman???

Thursday, August 18, 2011

spiderman paint.jpg

today I have been cleared by my surgeon to begin a cycling program to prepare for my september 14th reanastomosis...coincidentally my kirk cross is also being shipped today to aide in my recovery! Here's a glimpse of the fall colors and spidey paint...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Maybe tomorrow

She'll eat out of my hand...the wildlife seems to be expecting me on the daily route!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Baby Day




Lots of small stuff running around today. The "kids" seem to be playing and the fawns nearly took me out after circling around and crossing the road twice. I also dodged a baby bunny without time to get a pic. It's kind of like spring. They better get growing quick in case of early winter!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Beside Still Waters






Didn't preach this morning so I took an early lake lap. I think I need to get my sermons done earlier so that can become a weekly tradition. A nice way to start the Lord's Day!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

While I was laying in my hospital bed













I thought fondly of rides on the kirk to sit under mr big...the gnarliest cottonwood I know. Today's walk to sit under his branches and a chance to introduce my walking partner has been a dream come true!

I get the impression

This doctor whose shoes I am trying to fill must have really been into riding his bike or something. Everywhere I turn I find something like this...bib shorts and an expedition company jersey hanging in the surgical men's room right next to a master cardiology stethoscope--must have been kind of fanatical--and really into heart health!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ok, friends...I have a problem

I am back to work and everything is going well. I just can't get comfortable with my office being so empty. I miss the bike--not so much for riding--but for the friendship. I am lonely without llew. I don't plan to ride fixed until spring...could someone drop him off for me here since he weighs more than I can lift for the next several weeks!?! Yours truly...the pathetic, lonely spidey

Thinking it might be time...

For a new back tire?



Monday, August 8, 2011

braveheart.jpg

The customized winter bike has returned to the nest. This is a shot taken prior to coming home...anyone know the place!?! I think I would like to set this as my end of october goal destination. --and tok-- the main reason for the post is to share the official name of the bike!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

The whirlpool in marble lake

Quite an intersting phenomenon to be sure! Something you might want to check out in person. Nice big fish seem to like the current it creates...

If I staged the pugsley

In my favorite bike parking/lunch spot...no one would be the wiser?!?