Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Some real ugly riding

I had the stupid idea to check some connector stuff out tonight. So I got dressed, bootied up and got the Singlespeed 29er out with a blinker front and rear. I was happy to sport a new rainjacket that actually beads and keeps the water out. It was truly miserable out there. Temps were low and the rain just came down in a constant fall. So I had some time to myself and at times I had a good spin going. I could have used some rain pants and some rubber boots with flat pedals. The roads were slick with some mashed up leaves that make roadies shake in their cleats. I was able to withstand 20 miles of the misery before I had enough. I left all the soggy stuff in the garage and entered the house to fresh baked bread smell. After some hot tea, a piece of fresh bread the 20 miles in miserable rain did not seem as bad. Time to work on the lower extremities
It is not dawn. It is light polution

Ped bridge over 294. Those drivers are nuts. 

The streets are covered in a slippery mess of ground up wet leaves. Time for a 29er. 


David Kasai said...

Ari, What route did you ride?

Ari said...

Rode into Hinsdale, took Madison st north into Graue Mill area, then took York rd to the Salt Creek trail. Then circled around Wolf rd and rode home. That route enables me to ride at night and get all the way to the Zoo. I could then cut around and come back thru the metra tracks.

Kristopher Meyer said...

Hi Ari, hope all is well with the family and you. It's Kristopher from Momence, IL and knew you would know this question. I'm trying to build up a dynamo system for the LHT and am having some difficulties finding a small headlight that will blink as a running light for overcast days. Is that something I can get ran off the dynamo if so what do I have to search??? I do not care if that light even has to be battery operated. Thanks for the years of your education and awesome encouragement.

Ari said...

Kristopher it is great to hear from you. I am currently working at Hartley's Cycle Shoppe in Hinsdale,IL. Give me a call there anytime. I would love to chat with you.
Good hearing from you!!