Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association

Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association
Brewers of Hardy Rides.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Just a reminder for anyone interested


In not allowing them selves to give into winter:::::



Ari

Monday, November 29, 2010

General Update


Photographing while laying down to strech my knee and back



The one and only.


Todays Grueling 45 mile ride with nasty winds.


Yesterday Outside for 5 hours. Campton Forest Preserve and Anderson Park


Our Hott wives


We have known eachother for 20 years.


Nasty humid riding Turkey day.


Last wednesday night. Rain, wetness, cold.



Bad storm last week that dumped a tornado just north of us.



Still nursing the busted knee from 10 days ago. Trying to hit that 20 hour mark on the bike but its freakin tough. Today nearly broke me with that wind that just would not quit. I really hope I wasn't the only dumbass out there.
Ari

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ride schedule for this week/weekend

Thursday 7:30 a.m @ Ari house dist TBD

Friday 7:30 a.m @ Ari House 2 hours

Saturday 7:30 a.m @ Bike shop 2 Hours

Sunday We'll See for now

Don't let your Meat Loaf

Ari

Monday, November 22, 2010

Day off riding

Washboardy I.C. Trail rd. Fuji front wheel



Amazing wasp or bee hive. Fallen from Tree.



Look at those freakin' pipes!!!!!!!!!!
The incredible Navy Jet. Can anyone ID it???



Giugi playing in the Rock River, Oregon,IL



Tree Structures



Tree Structures in Oregon, IL.





Since I was nursing a balloon knee I did not want to go out and do any long efforts. I had to drop off a Paper a the Doctors office in Wasco so I rode the fuji there. At first I had a hard time to even get on the bike. Started off on a really easy gear and after a while it started to loosen up. I rode a total of 3 hours instead of the usual 6 on Mondays but I think I will make it up with the Turkey day this thursday. Saw some incredible things and was happy to have packed a camera.

Now get off the computer and go ride!


ari

The Great Trans Iowa Version #7 , April 2011



The stress of the registration if finally over and I can again start to regain my regular thinking. I pondered for a long while whether I was going to make the roster and I was only convinced of it when I saw my long name on the coveted list. My other comrades also made the list and also along the way we picked up a very talented rookie by the name of Jay. Without further hesitation here is the list representing Illinois and New York by no particular order

Dr. Giggles (Syracuse N.Y. )
Ari (Sycamore, IL)
Hellmut (Sycamore, IL)
Pizza Dan (Chicago, IL)
Jay (Springfield, IL)

Our support and logistics manager will be Chichard, also known to the regular world as Richard.
Giggles was swift to take advantage of booking the rooms already and for now we must concentrate on riding all winter, suffering the cold and wet and snow. I think the group stands a good chance of seeing finishes if the weather can cooperate. You see when the gravel gets a little rain it tends to be ok, instead last year in Grinnell we got a lot of rain and most of the gravel we rode on is known as river gravel which tends to loosen up quicker than the limestone variety.
There will be different strategies in place, such as less weight on bikes, complete elimination of disc brakes and some of us will make changes in nutrition. Hellmut and I will be training on Pugsleys during the winter time. Jay, living in Springfield will hopefully escape some of the jeststream crap that we get up north.
So without much more for now I bid my fellow team mates good luck in getting ready. Keep rolling as much as possible.

Going for a ride,

Ari

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Out with a busted knee and thinking of Marco


Bad crash, saturday morning. Knee is stiff and really swollen. Ice, drugs and rest. Tomorrow will go on easy ride to loosen it up. Marco Pantani lives,

ari

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Everyone a round of applause





truly amazing and beautiful

ari

general update

reformation




Gumby streching his back, I think


Ari's B-road daily commute


For Chi-chard




Cliner's custom Espresso roast






Attended the cross race on sunday with the girls. Started really riding on Monday. Rode morning and night, commuted tuesday, commuted wednesday then did the Slender Fungus ride. We were surprised to see a rider ahead of us, then we recognized the PDW (Portland Design Works) taillight and then to our surprise it was a resucitated Hellmut. It was great to see him back riding with us. Rode out to St. Charlies and back and it was 34 degrees on the way home. I negated the booties and opted for cold feet. I need to get used to it. 12 hours so far this week on the bike. I would like to hit 24 hours by Sunday.
Only work stands in the way.

best,

Ari

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day off riding

Rode a total of 92 miles today. Half in the morning, Half at night with Gumby. Still fighting a weird cold. Rode Fuji Professional. Old steel bikes rock.
more,
Ari
goodnight.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Woodstock Cyclocross race

video



This race was a riot, the weather was perfect.

ari

Saturday, November 6, 2010

update

Airport rd. Saturday morning Dry lake, Dekalb,IL



Powerline trail area


Powerline area, Saturday morning


Bird Migration


Last wednesday night ride.


Cold and dark


Quiet commuting route

Al Capone's Hill. Rated at 20 %


Day off riding. Fox river area


Last saturday rare appearance of Hellmut


Secret Slender Fungus route

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hello???


These are in the store, built, ready to roll and just waiting for you to get your paws on them. They also take maxxis hookworms 26x2.5 and I can also build special 29er wheels for them. Three freaky bikes in one. Its not a snow bike. It's an everything bike that you can ride all year round. Come in and check them out.

ari

SFCA ride tonight

The wednesday night ride will commence at the A-house at 8:30 p.m or at the trail head of the GWT at 9:00 p.m. We will ride rain or darkness. Bring rain gear and whatever else you think will keep you from crying.

best,

Ari