Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Black Friday

In the retail world everything revolves around Black friday.  So the worst day of the year is the day before black friday (sometimes called thanksgiving)  When you have to work 12 and 14 hour shifts and find yourself drinking beers on your ride home from work at 8 and 9 pm.  After a few days of walmart you just want to tell people to "Go freak'n look for it your damn self!" or "Of course we don't have any Nintendo Wiis you moron"  So if your enjoying a 5 day weekend and are out shopping on black friday.... I wish you a long line and an asshole cashier.

Happy Day Before Black Friday!
And a Merry Greed Day 

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tour De Lights

A day late or so. .  But I had to recover from 1 extra beer sunday night at tour de lights. maybe 2 extra beers I don't remember.  The light show was cool and a large turnout I should have decorated my bike I've never seen so much crap ziptied and ducttaped to a bike.  

Can't wait for turkey day ride unfortunately I have to work right after the ride so Everyone else can have a extra beer for me but at least I get to ride.

Friday, November 21, 2008

8 Degrees!!!!

So today I thought lets ride to work like I do everyday.  So halfway to work I'm thinking Man I can't wait to get to work.  That is the first time I ever wanted to be at work.  But I'm still suffering the cold.  Plus it is a good reason to have a beer (and by a beer I mean 12) So if you see the "crazy guy" on his bike in the freezing cold just think about a beer.

After looking at this bike on I relized that if I could have invented the block that holds your bike up to photograph for fixedgeargallery I wouldn't even need a job I would be rich. And if this guy was really cool his pedal holding block would match both colors on his bike.  That might come to him when he reaches for his brakes and realizes he forgot to install them in a place where you can find them and hits a car, pedestrian, dog or a BFG (Brakeless Fixed Gear)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

30 is the new 60

This morning when I left for Denmans it was 29 degrees outside.  But in Iowa 30 is warm in the winter.  Or at least if you keep telling yourself that you feel warmer. So only 2 laps of denmans today at least all the mud is frozen.  

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


This is not the sight you want on the bike trail.  So my best animal encounter to date I almost hit a skunk on the great western trail just outside of martensdale.  But I missed him and he missed me.  And I thought deer was bad on the trail.

The Great Western trail is mostly open if the county would open the last two gates it would be so much easier to ride home from the bar in the dark.

The pink bike rides like a dream after I got used to not having clipless pedals.  A few beers at cummings tap improved my cycling skills.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Real Men Ride Pink Bikes

So my wifes obsession is criagslist.  I would include the link but craigslist is dangerous! So she found me a half built bianchi fix gear, and I went to look at it. And I purchased it (despite the pink color)  So anyone who makes fun doesn't know what a lugged steel road frame with horizontal dropouts is worth.  
So by half built I mean someone put a fix cog on a freewheel quick release hub.  I spent 20 minutes last night pulling spokes through the new hub and 3 hours and 9 beers (or was it 12) "Truing" (or beating my head against) the rear wheel.  Now it is good enough to take to the professionals to true...
Hopefully I can keep a tire inflated today so it can get its first ride maybe Martensdale?