Monday, October 31, 2011

Klunker Hucking

Stole this off FaceBook. . .

friend of a friend getting rad on an old klunker.

(photo not by me)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

What It Feels Like

Le Voyage des Ballons Multicolores

This is what it feels like in my heart every time I ride a bicycle.

- big jonny

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Moose Get Hungry This Time of Year

GSC posted this photo today of a giant moose apparently eating his bike seat. Bummer.

Nevermind photoshop, it's all about perspective.

Photo by GSC

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

PFar Racing

Big wheels and spandex. Awesome!

Made My Day

Got cut off riding to class today. One of those scenarios where driver was looking left to turn right and would have run me right over if I hadn't been paying attention. I yelled "Hey" just to let him know I was there. He saw me after it would have already been too late.

I glanced over my shoulder after crossing the intersection and saw brake lights and the truck came to a stop on a main road. I prepared myself for the possibility of confrontation. . . . Instead I heard "Sorry man" shouted out an open window. I gave him a friendly wave and a shout before riding off with a smile on my face.

I drive, I understand close calls happen more easily than any of us would like, and I really appreciated him taking just a couple seconds to let me know he was sorry. Totally made my day.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Did some commuting on my bridgestone speed cycle this week. Trying to squeeze in some skinny tire miles before winter sets in.

Snowline keeps creeping lower.

I bought new socks, don't they look nice?

So far I'm pretty pleased with the new VeloOrange bars on put on the RB-1

Monday, October 10, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cabin Camping for Science

I made a quick research trip this week to check on a project I've had going all summer. Conveniently the research site has a public use cabin about 150meters away. I reserved a bunk and rode out late Wednesday afternoon on the Dummy.

Science and camping gear, plus a little bit of wood for the stove to make things a little bit cozier.

Everything was rolling along great until I ran into this. Since I hadn't packed a chainsaw I had to wrestle the loaded Dummy over this mess. The next day Mrs. and Little surprised me on the trail. She said she disconnected Little's trailer and lifted it over the tree without him waking up from his nap.

Long Load

I love the BOB sak packing method for Dummy camping. Everything stays dry and protected while riding and I can have the entire bike unloaded in about 1 minute. Especially nice if it is cold or raining.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Whatever Keeps 'em Rolling

"Had a slow leak for a week. Pump it up once a day.

Perhaps today will be the day it goes away."


Pretty much describes my approach to maintenance and repair.