Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat.

Nice night last night 60+ outside and got some beer handups from a couple houses.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Like Father like son

Patrick has started breaking bike parts too


Old and broken.....

New and awesome!
Sram rocks!  Replacing my 2008 force with new 2010 Red.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Have you ever looked though the pictures on your phone?

So I started using Pisca web albums and found a nice droid uploader.  I have started going thought the over 3,000 photos that are on my phone.  I think it's a combo of laziness and large 8 gig memory cards that I never look back a pictures so I'm sorting and might as well post some of the stuff.  I'm really guessing at some of these.



Ride with Mike and Matt 2009

Bicycle safety ride 09

My first time to Jefferson 08
Little helper monkey


Safety ride

Somewhere on gravel

Safety Ride

And many more to come later on...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Last Race and outlook for next year...

It looks as if Spooky Cross is going to be my last race for the year.  I'm kind of sad to not be able to make Jingle cross (even though that isn't set in stone yet) I do think it's been a good season.  I have again this fall started running again and I know "running is for felons" -Marco but I can get a good tempo zone 3/4 workout in 40 minutes to an hour at night without lights, a lot of layers, bike clothes, and most importantly no plan as to were I'm going.  The were should I ride thing usually ends me up at a bar in Cumming, IA, or the lean too.  So far next year is anyone guess but I have 3 Goals :  Trans-Iowa, 24 hours of Seven Oaks (12 hour solo), and run a marathon (spring hopefully).  So one last good race for the year then into the fun in the snow this winter.  Bring the cold I'm ready are you?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Raleigh XXIX +G 1k Review

Cirrem 2010

First "ridable" day on hilside 2010

So Mountain Biking wasn't so great this year and I have just passed over the 1k miles on my newest mountain bike.  Overall I'm going with 8/10 stars.  It is still all original except tires of course.  This is actually the only complete bike I own that I can say that for.  The x7/x5 has been working great, the chain and cassette are toast already, might have something to do with my poor bike maintenance.  The shock it came with is a Rock Shock Tora, not bad however the only one I have ever owned.  The bike overall is a little heavy but works good.  The only real complaint I have is the derailer hangar is very flimsy and it's worth keeping and extra on hand.  Original Post.   So I'm going to keep this one till the wheels come off and keep riding the dirt.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Kids Dirty Du Pictures 2010

Before the Race
RollerCoaster Entrance

Great Picture

First Place Girl

After Race Snack