Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Must be the perfect day

42 degrees at the outback, blue sky, no wind, abundant sunshine...and a perfect ice skim on marble lake listening to the rare call of the snow geese! Wow

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Outback balm

Soothes the soul!

Home again, home again

Jigetty, jig, jig...so windy for the retun trip...I thought llew might get blown away, so I packed him inside with all of the thanksgiving leftovers!

Monday, November 21, 2011

If you think the ice is gone

Think again...pretty isn't it?? ...but oh, so slippery! --and the bar mitts...with the commuting temp 20 degrees...are really sweet--thanks bojiman and tok! your gift from last winter makes the kirk better known (at least to me) as the dreamcycle

Saturday, November 19, 2011

If you can climb this hill

You can climb anything around...if you can't...well, you can't. Walking the bike in the grass is always a good option for sure footing when you can't stand upright on the trail...at this point I'm glad I got called back in to the hospital--you can't imagine what crazy situations people are getting themselves into with the weather as hazardous as it is out there! 19 degrees...5 below wind chill...epic

Couldn't think of a more fitting halftime activity

The star studded INDIANS have me inspired to install the nokians on aksium race wheels!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thin ice

Is strong! Real strong

Ice - gotta love it!

Causes cold weather diuresis!

Cold enough for frozen sclera...

When the raw temp falls below 20 degrees...I have to wear eye protection. 15 degrees this morning made me dust off the goggles. Soon I'll need an insulated helmet, too!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

So her life can serve as a warning to others

Here's where kari took her tumble on the t-max!

Kryptonite is to superman

As blanks to the kirk!

Watch out

For falling limbs! It is WINDY out here

At the dock in front of the wormhole

Come out of hyperspace and stay out off the rocks! i actually wiped out in pretty stellar fashion at this very location yesterday riding out of the wormhole on the pugsley! the evidence can still be found in the rocks on the shoreline...you don't even need legolas or aragorn to see this!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ready or not

Here comes winter! shopw me whacha ridin' t'day!?! for me--35/19 feels pretty smooth

Beagle tackles farmhouse hill

Bailey (unlike she-Shew) is not afraid

feeling lucky and extra large

how about you...?? i received my invitation to register for (the des moines) register's annual great bike ride across iowa..the 40th one! who's with me...sign on below and the week is on me! i'll cover the cost for my team...now isn't that an offer that is impossible to refuse?? the only catch?? i would ask that you ride with me for one stretch and stop sometime during the week!

you can register under team webb slingers and i will cover you. i will give you until valentine's day to join me--it's easy...ragbrai.com

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hogsback double loop

This part is my favorite...especially today...downhill and tailwind all the way to subway! Anyone around for lunch--i'm buying!