Thursday, August 27, 2009
Total for today 50 miles
Bianchi Cross bike
Gravel, roads, hills, headwind
Rain and flooded trail.
Got home around 11:30 and had some food and warm tea.
35 miles total for the day
Bianchi Cross bike
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thanks for hiding for so long buddy.,
Monday, August 24, 2009
That is the frase that came to mind last night as we were riding through the fields. Too many obligations as of late have just kept me off the bike. I compensate by thinking of buying this and selling that. I remember the olders times when I rode till it hurt. I rode until I vomited and I rode until it was dark and I was caught on some busy road. I can still put myself through that state but it doesn't come natural. Time is elusive and hard to come by. The weekends slip through my hands and darkness comes quickly.
It is time to slim down the stable and start finding more quality time on the bike. Time to find time for some midnight rides and some adventure. More singlespeed, more fixed gear and a whole more gravel riding. I can see it coming.
Too many tears and not enough blood,
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Just before it got Dark in Sycamore,IL.
We stayed there for about 4 days and absolutely had a blast. Riding there is magical. Roads are well kept, shoulders are wide and the hills are endless. It was rather easy to get out of town and be in some really beautiful areas just 5 or 6 miles out of the downtown area. Lots of times I was riding in a 34x26 and out of the saddle. Exploded a couple of tubes from heating up the rims on the downhills.
We visited the zoo, the science museum and tried to cram in as much as possible since Bike Mechanics get very short vacations during the season. We also visited the beautiful campus of Syracuse University.
I posted some pictures on the flickr site on the sidebar.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Poison Ivy, my best friend besides my Gunnar Ruffian