Sunday, August 28, 2011


There's a good Better Off Dead reference in here I'm sure.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pleasant Hilling GG recon

Did a little recon this morning for the Gravel Grinder ride I'll host this winter. Beautiful morning. 50 miles of goodness. Stumbled upon some of the Katy Trail extension that has yet to be opened to public use and decided to investigate/clear spiderwebs. Should be finished in 5 years.

Ride yer bike!

Sunday, August 7, 2011


in my garage

Pleasant Hills

This morning was one of those elusive rides in which one is graced with tailwinds for the entire ride. Small storm to the north of us gave a gusty ride southeast to Pleasant Hill, then as it passed to the east we enjoyed a southeast breeze back home. Gravel+dirt+road+majestic sky. Love.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Haven't been on a vacation for years, so my lady and I decided to drag our kids down to Branson in the 104° heat. Got a cozy little cabin with fridge and stove to save money on food. Great choice for $135 night. Jack got sick right after entering Silver Dollar City so we spent an hour in the first aid station then were fortunately refunded admission $... last day Jack was feeling better, overcast skies kept temps in the upper 80s/low 90s so we took a chance and headed back to SDC. Spent 12 hours there. Terrorized the kids permanently on a couple roller coasters. Toured Marvel Cave at 8pm. Drove back to KC and got home at 2:30am. Kids were troopers. All slept in until 11am. On a bike by 11:45am. Good times!