Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gravel Century 5

116 miles and I'm still hurting today OUCH.  Longest single speed ride to date.

Took this little path at ledges to "lost lake"

They need to rename it now I found it

So I thought road closed ahead would be a simple puddle over
the road....then I got to climb the 250ft out of the valley and go around



Love the frame pack

Dinner time on the "closed road' in granger

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ooops...

after perfoming a perfect wheelie on my kids bike....the rear wheel wasn't locked in right and came out. ouch!! me flying over the bars

elbow too...

Monday, June 27, 2011

After work ride



Bridge beer :)



This guy was hanging out next to my bike rack at home. He was looking at how cool my bikes are...

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Flat tire #2

Not bad for the year with the amount of gravel I ride.



They needed to be rotated anyway

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Tree planted

wild spruce from dads back yard

roses pruned and feed (this is called a peace rose)

And weeds pulled...at least from the rose beds...(knockout rose). and nothing else in blooming right now

Bike Trail Touring

Took the Neil Smith out to the High Trestle and I found a trail I have never heard of HERE It goes from Slater to Melbourne (35 miles).  I took it as far as Cambridge were I made the first Beer/food stop at 50 miles.  I forget how much I miss trail/road touring when I get so caught up in gravel riding.

 I also had an interview for a new job yesterday!  It went great and I'm very very hopeful to be changing jobs this next month.  This will probably keep me from doing Ragbrai and some other things to, but in the end a less stressful job will be worth a few sacrifices.

Huxley, Iowa


Nice 'off road' trail



A Good sign


Lunch Time :)


Highway Bike lanes Outside Huxley


Salorville Lake
Check out my channel on Youtube I guess it's time to add video...





Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bang!

I jumped over the railroad tracks on 63rd on my commuter and herd bang. I thought crap there went a bunch of spokes. Then I found this


Wrapped around the back wheel hooked to a spoke. Must have come loose off the rack and grabbed some spoke for a ride. At least it didn't fly off and get me in the leg.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Taco ride FAIL....

Raining again booooo.... and wind rain too. Fridays ride will be cut short by a job interview, but that could be good or bad. I might just go to Winterset and Earlham on the gravel and get a century in....fat man needs to ride.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Rain ride

First day of summer and a good 35 miles on the 'urban assult bike' (single speed cross bike). Started in the rain and finished in the rain love the sound of the rain fall and the spray of water off the front tire...in the face



The mist of rain...




This isn't 'closed' to real bikers...

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Time for some touring

With the end of my 'race season'  (until cyclocross) I need to get out and ride some pavement.  I have a route together for friday looks to be about 150 miles or so mostly bike trails with a little gravel/highway connectors involved.  I'm taking the touring bike with minimal bags and some food for the road, hope to stop at the flat tire lounge for a couple drinks in Madrid.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fathers Day



The Best Things in life :















If a pictures worth a thousand words..... I sorry for being so long winded today.  Best fathers day gift today was a hug from Abbie this morning hard to top that.

Saturday, June 18, 2011