Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tipi Life

I got my new tipi, a GoLite Hex 3, last week and I just couldn't wait for Spring to set it up and play in it a little bit. Lots of room inside and it weighs under 3 pounds. I also have the inner bug screen for when the skeeters are biting this summer.

Snow Ride

Farm dog who ran with me for a couple miles.
I love Bee Roads
Karate Monkey

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Too cold for a ride today, but I did get out for a couple mile walk this afternoon. The bank sign said it was -4F. Dang!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Morning Commute

Saturday, January 12, 2008


Snowy/icy gravel
1 Speed and fenders
I added a link to my chain so I could slide the axle back in the drop-outs... giving me just enough fender clearance between the top of the tire and the v-brake cable.

Sunday, January 06, 2008


Warm weather(36F) and fog this weekend. The sun came out this afternoon so I went out for some sloppy gravel travel. About halfway through the ride, the fog rolled back in heavy. Lucky for me, there wasn't too much traffic out on a Sunday. I single-speeded the Karate Monkey, since the winter has been trashing my drivetrain and I was getting a lot of ghost shifting yesterday. No worries for me as I go way back with one speeding. I only started riding gears a couple years ago. My gearing ( 32 x 18 ) was juuust riiiiight for todays ride.
Cooking my lunch.
In other news: I officially dropped out of the Trans-Iowa race and volunteered to work at one of the check-points instead. Now I have no pressure to train for the race and I ride as little or as much as I want too.