Saturday, April 30, 2011

Abbie Won!

1st overall at State gymanstics for 6yr olds.

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Abbie Won!

1st overall at State gymanstics for 6yr olds.

posted from Bloggeroid

Friday, April 29, 2011

Century 2

They Say you have to do something crazy to get one of these jerseys ===>
In reality it's continuing to do crazy things over and over again.  I always remind myself when I out on the road I asked Rick once 'why don't we short cut on the trail instead of climbing this B road' and he told me 'thats why were faster than you'.

This should have indicated this road was closed, but all it said to me was Cyclocross

This also wouldn't have stopped me, but the electric fence on the other side of it
told me no.  They don't put up electric fence to keep people out, but to keep animals in.
8 mile detour.

Second B road for the day

Fail!  ends in a creek not even a dead end sign

I did a 8 mile detour to climb Cemetery Hill, not as bad as I remember.
As I approach it I thought all I need is a dog to chase me up this....que large dog.
He gave up half way up the hill I could see spots at the top OUCH. 
So 106 miles, 3,000 climbing, in 8 hours and 20 minutes.  I was totally spent either.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Squirrels tall bike, someday I give it a try...after a couple tall boys

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

PRC/Taco ride with Austyn

24 miles in 1 hour 30 minutes (with some hills)

Big taco...

All gone and she ate some of mine.

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Funny Stuff...

must be board I'm web surfing again

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Weather is looking up :)

Looks to be getting warmer in the next day or so.  I really need to go ride I haven't done any riding except to work in 8 days.  My touring bike has dust on it.  Hoping for a couple hours tonight after work and hit the PRC (or whatever they are calling it now) ride tomorrow night.

Monday, April 25, 2011

N + 1 = the right number of bikes

So I'm always planning something, and I'm currently saving up for a new toy.  I won't say what but I have chosen some of the parts.  Here are a couple

That is all I'm giving away now, but hopefully if the bonuses play out this year I can be assembling a new bike around the end of the year.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Abbie's New Bike

So the deal was learn to ride and Daddy will get you a new bike.
I must have pick a good one.

Growing up to fast

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sold it!

Sold my old commuter. Alittle sad almost

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Here is my 2 cents for BP

Today is the one year anniversary of the big spill.  Who knows what actually happened since a large corporation (BP) made a mess and another large corporation (us government) helped them cover it up.  I'm actually not going to talk about politics, blame or any of that because I don't care.  I'm not even a 'tree hugger' however I do like trees I own a couple, and I like wood furniture and other wood products.  So I'm not an environmentalist, but I do live here.  So I actually haven't given 2 cents to them yet (haven't drove to work even once in the last 18 months!) and as far as I care gas can be $20 a gallon.  Maybe then we could come up with some other fuel for our car then.  So heres to you BP....

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tans-Iowa V7

With the forcast for this weekend I'm kinda glad to be working and not riding trans-iowa.  However bad day biking is better than a good day working.  
Found this online and thought it was very fitting for Trans-Iowa
Good luck everyone.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Finally rode the whole High Trestle trail

2011 Mayors Ride for Trails

I never get to go on this ride do to my work Schedule, but this year I didn't have to work till 11.  I talked myself into bundling up and going out in the 36 degree cold to ride with a TON of people for 45 minutes in the wind on the mayors ride.

Fullers Mukluk (I like the NO STEP on the Deraillier)

My Commuter with bags for work

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Gravel World Championships

First I tried the Home Draft GOOD!

Then I Filled out the card to enter a 150+ mile gravel road race :)
Going with gears.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Jandd Frame Pack Review

I got my Jandd frame bag a couple months ago and have got the opportunity to really test it out so far.  It's been on most of my bikes.  Overall the thing is almost perfect as indispensable as the seat bag (I also use a Jandd seat bag) I've carried many things in the bag and have been impressed with holding capacity.  It will hold my (not all at once of course) Camera, wallet, pump, multi-tool, a decent amount of food,  a 24oz can of beer, 2 16 oz cans of beer, gloves, hats.... and so on.  I was impressed that it is water proof.  It also works on large and medium frame bikes without reducing you to one water bottle.  The only negative is the straps on the one end are kind of odd and I don't know why they didn't use velcro instead of clamps.

So if you do any distance I suggest one of these, I like it better than my Arkel handlebar bag.

May 23 2011
I'm adding to this after Almonzo 100 mud fest.  After almost 4 hours in the rain and the mud the internal compartments of the bag were clean and dry! WOW.