Saturday, May 31, 2014

In Under the Wire

Told my buddy I'd see my first road turtle before the end of May. Today paid off. Bike's freewheel decided it didn't like to be free (see last week's rain ride photos). Shoulda tended to the messy bike and not let it set - hopefully just some stuck pawls but who gives?! I saw some turtles! And then a mouse about the size of a quarter ran up ahead as I was walking my bike home. Skimmied down into an asphalt crack then posed for me. You see a lot more things when your walking. Walk yer bike!!!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Katy Trailin' 2014

So Tom's annual Katy Ride went down to kick off this Memorial Day weekend. The Katy is like the good mother that always provides, always keeps you in line, doesn't put up with any shit, kicks you out the door some days but always welcomes you back home. We all had our own stories of perseverance through the sun and rain and joy and pain, but those lessons are the tough love mom gives to make sure we stay on the straight and narrow. And like when you grow up and get sent off to college for that first time, Mom will pack you some homemade cookies or sneak your favorite stuffed animal from childhood into your suitcase to remind you of home... Katy sent us home with limestone grit stuffed into our hubs, derailleurs, socks and ass cracks. Wouldn't have it any other way. Great trip with a great bunch of guys! PHOTOS HERE

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Memorial Day week ride #2

Humidest morning yet. Ran the dog first. Punished pedals next. Took pictures...

Monday, May 19, 2014

Memorial Day week ride #1

Cycling = Freedom. Freedom ain't free. Therefore, cycling ain't free. But these new 45c Resist Nomad tires were kinda* free. *(part of an art:bicycle parts exchange) Let's roll.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mother's Day week

Started off with these robin babies on our front porch. Impeccable timing. Morning rides used to be fun but they're becoming a bit of a chore - esp when you have to suit up for mid 40s. But as they say, habits take a good ~20 days to either form or break. I'm forming to necessitate transforming. And when the morning light comes streaming in, I'll get up and do it again. Ride yer bike! (and throw pillows)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Riding every day...

Gotta get into the habit again.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Blue Springs Lake Trails

Forgot how technical this little set of trails is. Great views of the lake limestone shelf-riding. Perfect evening to hit up some unfamiliar trail.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Cookie Contest

Voting has not yet wrapped up, but I'm about to walk away with plop honors at our company cookie contest.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

One Piece at a Time

Always wanted me one that was looong and black. Just need some more parts...