Sunday, November 25, 2007

Long Weekend

We spent the weekend in Fairfield Iowa. I brought my bike along and rode around on the gravel nature trail outside of town. Nice trail that passes a few small lakes and passes through some pines. I also explored a small section of singletrack just off the main trail.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Monkey Lover!

I got my Surly Karate Monkey frameset yesterday and built it up. It's a mutt for sure with a lot of miss-matched parts. I threw down a couple hours of trail riding this morning and I'm loving the Monkey. It feels lighter and snappier than my old Cobia 29er. The 18" frame fits perfect. Big thanks to Nate in Madison for the great deal on the frame and other parts!
Making coffee on the trail.
We only got a dusting of snow here in northern Iowa
Ergon grips, Huffy thumbie
Coffee cup bell (Had to have it)
Happy Thankgiving! Gobble Gobble.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Box Full of Monkey Parts

I have a big box full of parts waiting on my Karate Monkey frame to arrive. It should be here tomorrow, via UPS. Photos of build to follow.

Monday, November 12, 2007


Lots of rocks
Panasonic fixie, 38 x 16, 700 x 35 cross tires