Monday, May 16, 2011

Two Days, Two Bikes

'tis the season.

Two days in a row I got messages to the effect of "got a new bike, mind if I drop by?"

Saturday LO'L swung by with a sweet Kona Major Jake he scored off of Craigslist. He already owned a Jake, but the new bike is a lot lighter with a few carbon bits and bladed spokes.
We did a quick brake job and went out for a rally in the valley.

Then Sunday afternoon Cousin RyeN came over with his long awaited Salsa Fargo. Salsa did a fine job with this rig. Comfy and utilitarian are traits I can definitely appreciate. And Cousin RyeN certainly seemed to enjoy ripping around on it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Group Ride Tonight

I got to go on a group ride tonight. It was me a 3 1/2 year old and his dad.

The little guy just learned to ride a bike with pedals this week!
He was so stoked on riding, it was awesome. We cruised up and down the block for over an hour.

We kept trying to take breaks, but he just wanted to keep riding.

It was cool.

-Bike wRider

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Costco Loaded

I ran to Costco today and picked up a few things.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring ride with aLi, Fee, and GSC

aLi, GSC and I have all been diligently pursuing higher education at the expense of recreation. Now that the semester is over we all got out with Fee and Little wRider for an afternoon cruising on two wheels.

Mid ride breaks look a little different these days

There was nothing else overflowing the trail, so the sign must be right.

Little wRider took his trike out for a spin after we got home.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

I owe GSC a favor

I had some science to get done this week. I planned on hauling gear by four-wheeler on Wednesday, but due to circumstances beyond control I didn't get it done. Thursdays four wheelers aren't allowed, but bikes are. I called GSC to see if he was up for 'an adventure' and if he could help me out. He was game.

0.2 miles into a 20+ mile ride this isn't necessarily what you want to see.

The details aren't encouraging either.

At times it was a pleasant, relaxing ride.

Other times it wasn't

Sometimes it was really hard to ride.
(Photo by GSC)

But we were impressed by this trailer's performance.
(photo by GSC)

At least we were out riding.
I don't know why GSC was only wearing one glove.