Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association

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

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fall, TransIowa, Gravel,Iowa, Mississippi River, Sabula,

Those are the things that have been running through my mind. I am a bit far away from the roads where I used to ride with my Slender Fungi and that has me concerned and worried. I have been riding my road bike, my fixed gear and hitting up the Water Fall Glen trail but to be honest it just all feels kinda empty. There isn't enough suffering, the surfaces are too smooth, I cannot ride my fatter tires. So I must find some kind of solution to this dilemma. I have been dreaming of organizing a ride out in Iowa but my weekends have been booked solid trying to settle back in IL. So, for the time being I am dreaming and thinking of all these things while I ride and sleep.
I have this bug, this yearning that something is missing. I must escape to Iowa, must take the Fargo and go for a long gravel ride.

1 comment:

jkruse said...

hey Ari, Jake 'La Cruz" here. cool to know you are back in the area. friday my friend ross and i did a century out to oregon and back in the heat and dust. lots of gravel and suffering were to be had that day. we were damning the gravel by the end but that's the point right? if you cook up a big ride in the future i'd love to join. i might be headed out towards elizabeth/galena next weekend and looking forward to those roads as always.