Saturday, June 30, 2012

Spearfish canyon

I think if i were getting married i might gather everyone together under bridal vail falls!
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Coffee/bike shop decoration

Inspiration...
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Hope you are enjoying the campus classic

I am raising a shot of espresso from here to celebrate with you!
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Friday, June 29, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Can't find words

"My fixie" commuting to crandall's beach...i think this may bring a smile every day!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Good news friends...the wind tired of blowing

Seas are calm and no-handed one and a half lake lap win the day...
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i love the summer riding routine...

but i can't seem to convince my riding partner to sport a lid...any suggestions??

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bringing it home

Thanks friends!
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Turning for home

Loving the new m27 surface
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Solstice ride

Peloton rolls
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whatcha doin' to celebrate the summer solstice?

bart tells me the shop ride departs at five thirty and is headed for sioux valley...sounds like fun!
lets get out and find some open road, shall we??

not much makes me think 'new bike' these days

except this...anyone interested in a firefly??? if you don't know what i'm talking about...good for you...
if you do--well, i feel your pain! http://www.velocipedesalon.com/forum/f15/friday-picfest-no-170-a-27553.html

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Great day for a return trip

On the M56 roller coaster
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Nice to be invited back

A pleasure to carry my pack!
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Back to the Estherville/Holy Family commute

The barn is still hanging on! Just thought you would like to see it first hand...
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Monday, June 18, 2012

A whole new meaning to "Cycling the Lakes"



Going around and around the lakes all summer long can get old.   I propose we consider infusing new life into our recreational activities by considering the newest extreme sport:  scuba-cycling.  
Advantages:
  • Minimal traffic
  • Near weightlessness
  • Clip on flippers are conveniently available in  "one-size-fits-all".
  • Temperature range is limited to a narrow band of only a few degrees.
  • When you get a flat tire, it is easy to pinpoint the exact location of the leak.

winter bicycle back out for almost summer...

hope everyone had a great father's day...any time you can ride with braveheart...you've had a great day, imho!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy Birthday, Kari!

Here's hoping you have a chance to get in some quality miles to celebrate!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

back home and back in the saddle...

the english countryside is wonderful and i loved riding their single track roads...but i have to say...i sure enjoyed putting the some miles on the speedvagen again. is there anything sweeter than a jet lagged lake lap!?!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Well hello friends

Just touched down from across the pond...anyone riding?!? I will be riding in twill only. I have abandoned lycra

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Great fun/diamond jubilee challenge!

Got up this morning to fairly dry skies but could tell the rain was coming! I biked down to the city center and scrounged around for a county road map of the cotswolds that included both oxford and stratford upon avon...no small task! I then highlighted a decent route with a mix of highway and backroads deciding to give it a go! Kari wrote down a meeting place and time on the top of my map and i headed out to make my appointment! The timing for the girls who took the train an hour and a half after i left the flat was perfect. We met within minutes of arrival and hunting around for the out of the way place we had randomly chosen to meet. Hopefully kari will post a shot of my diamond jubilee celebration tea! It was perfect! Here is a shot of our return trip home together...perfect day, aye??

Monday, June 4, 2012

girls on the footbridge.jpg

We've taken to the cyclepath and where 'cyclists dismount' signs are posted...we walk the bikes! Well, at least most of us do...most of the time!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Fortunately for me...and the terraplane

The most phenomenal shop in the UK is essentially next door to our flat! My new friends made short work of the calamity and had an open pro rim laced and true with some pretty sweet dt swiss spokes in under an hour! Most fun i have had getting out of a pickle--in i would say--EVER! They didnt even mind the eclectic spare parts bin box build, either. --even noticed the sweet winter stem-- those guys know bikes!

Unfortunately for me

The truing became a little more complicated...snip snip snip...and the velocity hub is separated from the nimble spider rim. Probably only myself to blame for the wheel damage. I am just thankful it didnt collapse on me while riding.

Before america stretched out from sea to shining sea

This saddle leather was stretched out on its rails...or so i am told!