Sunday, October 30, 2011

Not sure if it was me or the kirk



We had to stop for a breather! Love it when the course pulls 'riding like you mean it' out of the depths of somewhere, so long so dormant...
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It's windy


But pretty nice outback! C'mon man, let's go, friends!
--obtw, there's a set of edge tubular cross wheels with mango king hubs on the forum--i think it's time to take a poll!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lakeshore drive


I think we should rearrange the letters and call it loveshare ride, k!?!
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Hey boji--where ya headed

JIMMY JOHNS--NOW!
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I love weekend rounds!

Sometimes you are appreciated just when you least expect it...
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What does your commute to work look like??

Here's a shot of my cruise down gary!
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Llew says, "dude, we can do it"!

I say: " just because you can, does it mean you should??--oh, alright...let's hit it!" Nice trail...
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Sunset at the Outback

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Abundant sunshine




Abundant Sunshine + plentiful wind = grade greatness + freewheel sweetness
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

I have a new job!

I deliver jimmy johns
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I'm so excited about cheering on the indians...and my new tie and the brisk air--i say rhino

You say rrhea! Nice...I heard you, she-shew...let's ride...I have singulair chewies if you want to give them a try pre-ride...they really work wonders for me! obtw, as a stating of the obvious...my tie is covered with about two hundred tiny rhinocerii! send me a pm and i'll send you a close up...there--that should keep my inbox clear

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Anyone riding to the playoff game tonight??

I will if I can get my hands on an indians helmet--wouldn't that rock!?!
one other question for you...should i feel offended, honored or just plainly not surprised to find out that when one recent viewer of the blog googled 'old steel bikes' they came up with this site??

Are you serious??


It's 38 degrees...?? I would've guessed more like - I feel alive at seventy-five...


so, maybe a ride will break out today from the hospital campus perhaps...a leisurely single speed route, lakeshore to francis sites with perhaps a stop at jimmy johns for a number 14--if you don't have a single speed...no worries! i can disable your derailleurs for free...just as advanced warning--i will be wearing a white kit as per tok's request! (and no, i'm NOT kidding)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

There's nothing like a lake lap

After not feeling the greatest most of the day...at this moment...not sure I could feel any better! Let's ride soon...while the weather holds! Text me back...
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Down periscope!


The sweet spot on llew, set up singlespeed into what I would call wind is lower in the seat mast by a full centimeter!
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Monday, October 24, 2011

You've got a week

Until Happy halloween!
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Oops...I think I just had a handlebar blog

I'll have to check when I get home...having the autoblog setting can sometimes be maladaptive when you're outback!

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Most fun on the bike

EVER
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The ultimate answer

To the ultimate question in the universe: 42...degrees!
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I think I'll send this shot of the red maple to jb

Maybe this picture will re-inspire joe bell when he gets his hands back on the kirk for a re-paint!?! The sight sure has soothed my angst. staring up into the bright beauty of the trees and sky this afternoon, celebrating life with friends...on a smooth, sweet bike ride in the stillness of autumn...ahhh...G-d is so good...
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Drafting bojibiker

Down river road--does it get any sweeter??
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The signage

Says it all!
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My new best friend!

I think he could run All Day!
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Jackson rounds

Bucksnort?? What's the bucksnort??
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Chasing llew 101

I'm getting schooled today!
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I really like coffee again

And resting lately...some mornings like this I just need a good double dose of both! Three months ago today I woke to see the sunrise, recovering from anesthesia and a 3 hour life or death case. This morning I can still feel the sting of surgery but watching the sunrise fills me with a renewed sense of thankfulness, placing praise on my lips...

..."Therefore these limbs which You have formed in us,
And this spirit and soul that You breathed into our nostrils,
This tongue which You have set in our mouths,
They must acknowledge, bless, praise, glorify, exalt, express adulation,
Sanctify and enthrone Your Name, O Sovereign
For every mouth will acknowledge You
And every tongue pledge homage to You,
Every knee bend in Your presence
And all that stands shall bow before You".

Page 309 of A Reform Siddur
Mishkan T'filah
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Options for indoor bike parking





ABOUND! feels great to be back on the nemesis hoops! the other really nice feature about these wheels--other than their pure lack of rimminess--are the phil wood hubs and rear track nuts! i am also finally running the white industries freewheel which is covering up the bottom bracket creak very, very nicely! these wheels were sent to me by 11.4 from the serotta forum...i just feel like a real bike guy riding them...hey, anyone out there wanna ride to jimmy johns for lunch?!?


thanks for pulling me around big spirit at noon, loveall--let me know when you have the strong freed up and want to try out the new drivetrain!






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What was once fixed

Is now free!
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bike parking

the turkey supper has it going--nice having indoor bike parking!
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one thing is missing with my new serotta kit



how about some matching shoe covers...nice ones...right?? today's special from bike tires direct in case you want to score a pair and we can be matching!

New trail in the morning...noon exploration

I am pretty excited to find a trail near here that I have never taken the cross bike to check out--maybe at noon I'll get my chance...or on the way to the turkey supper at the presbyterian church?? Anybody riding to that tonight at 5pm?? Hope they have figured out bike parking by now!
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I love marching band

Just lap after lap watching the flags! Nice...
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Medical bulletin: allergy sufferers







ragweed season is officially over--We've had a nice hard frost: but cold induced rhinorrhea is a killer! Wanna see a picture of that?!? cheer up--if you think it's bad today...realize that the next 120 days will be potentially colder with a gaurantee of less minutes of sunlight than today! i also hit my first patch of ice today...it won't be long and nokian studded snow tires will be required for the commute. anyone have a set of cross clinchers i can borrow?? oh, hey never mind...i'll just steel the aksium's from buzz! his rider will never notice loads of winter miles and abuse, right??
...or maybe i'll just bonk a set...they'd be much cheaper than a custom set of mango king hubs and enve cross rims, imho!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

If the Tsunami of leaves blowing over the hull had turned to liquid phase I would have been in serious trouble on the bike!
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5 weeks today and back to normal

I rode to the office today after having left a bike here monday. Today marks 5 weeks since my last surgery and the recovery seems to be going well...if it weren't for the last accordion post...I would be completely nausea/symptom free! Now...what to tackle for the noon route???
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Danger: Accordion Radio LIVE

I haven't posted in a LONG, long while. And, now, I am going to make a very dangerous declaration: it is now possible to listen to live, streaming accordion music all day every day. You can find it at Accordion 365 Radio online. It is remotely possible that this could change your whole life.

Once out on the loop

Short sleeves would be fine!
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Whatcha got in your arsenal

Equivalent to the warsaw jacket--break it out! Unless I'm just a wimp? This feels cold!
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My New Favorite Quote...

"Perhaps the truth depends on a trip* around the lake." Wallace Stevens

On Monday's lake trip I discovered 2 truths...

1) Spiderman is in full recovery mode and getting stonger every day!

2) When they designed all the parts of the new Serotta Forum Kit I'm not sure the intended them all to be worn at the same time?






* The actual line says "walk" but I like my version better.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Finally feeling good enough for the meadow loop

The scenic southwest side of marble lake is worth the trip to the outback! I have scoured the place for TOK who posted at exactly the same time on the trail but to no avail...!?!
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Ok, maybe there should be limitations

...What can you expect to do on a cross bike...??...EVERYTHING
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