"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thank you Helmet!

I know it doesn't look like a crash about to happen
In fact, it looks quite harmess . . . 
I made the corner into the parking lot, saw the bumpy ice . . . 
and instantly knew I was going down
Heck, I was only going maybe 3 or 4 mph
I think you can see the result
Sitting in the Chicago airport now, with quite a headache . . . 
Thanks for saving me Mr Helmet!
(sorry for the damage)
ALWAYS wear your helmet!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

 You can tell you ride a single speed too much when you replace the rear derailleur cable on a geared bike, forget to readjust . . . then wonder why it doesn't work.  
Not that I would do that.
Remember those nice photos of a calm, placid Lake Superior?
It seems she changed her mind.

(52 mph as I write this)
Thanks Dave for the Epic Ride

Friday, February 18, 2011

Seemed like it would be fun to ride on a rainy, foggy day in Northern Minnesota
during February . . .  it was

Thursday, February 17, 2011

"I knew I lost something" said Pierre'

Dave and I went to visit Pierre' on Tuesday
His new home is the Earthwood Inn
Seems he lost a few body parts during the move
of course, who really needs feet or a head anyway?
Saw this guy on the big Lake on Saturday
seems to me it makes a lot less less sense to be on a bike 
during February than on the big lake
The Lake has been spectacular the past few days

Not a single misadventure all week . . .

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

First and Foremost

First and foremost:  Congratulations to:
and everyone else who competed in last week's ARROWHEAD 135
Drop anything and everything you are doing and read their blogs.
My four day of (promised) riding were comparatively boring and sedate:
a bit of a road block, seems one of these trucks slid off the road
Lots of this
 and this
leading to 
and most importantly . . . the good life
THANKS to those who braved the cold to join me!
Again this weekend . . .