Saturday, April 25, 2009

Muni for Breakfast, MTB for Lunch

I went out a nice muni ride this morning.  This time I was using the GB4 26 x 2.5 with Magura brake. 
I went out for a hard MTB ride this afternoon.  I love my 1-speed dirt bike!!! Long live the Surly Karate Monkey!
My legs are now shot and I just made it home before the rain hit. 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

new shifter

Strange new shifter on my Big Dummy. Shimano Exage. I took it off an old Nishiki Sport road bike. They were mounted on the Nishiki's drop bar on either side of the stem. So far I like it... just need to put the left one on. The position is perfect on the Titec H-Bar and it leaves the front of the bar free to hold on to and get aero.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Like Riding a Bike...

I went out for a short Muni (Mountain Unicycle) ride today for the first time in 4 years. It was easier than I thougth it would be. Must be like riding a bike. 

Ride Loaded... again

Cloudy Saturday... but it was in the 60's.  Nice day for a quick ride to Mitchell and back. 
Tried a New Belgium Mothership Wit...... Good stuff!!!
Hauled an old fire ring (truck rim) across town

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Some Bike on Bike Action

Some Bike on Bike Action........
I rode a hilly 15 miler with this set-up today, 
just to see how it would handle. It's do-able.... 
Just not sure how far I'd want to ride with it yet

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Just a nice day for a ride

Just a nice day for a ride.
Loaded down with a pressure washer...
....and a couple garden hoses
Mmmmmm... Ramen Noodles
Cedar River
Cedar River
Never met a hill I wouldn't walk

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Bird Watching

Cedar River
Supper.... Oatmeal and coffee
Eagle nest above my head
Rocky trail
Cedar River and nest
Stuck my camera up to my binoculars
Surly Big Dummy
Some small bird nest that had blue plastic used in it

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Surly Weather

Well the snow has missed us here in Osage. Just last night, the weatherman was saying 4-7 inches. There's just a little bit of snow in the air and a lot of wind. I decided to go out and ride somewhere because I was feeling cooped up. Rode thru Spring Park and then took the trail by the dump all the way to Mitchell. I rode the River Road and Hwy 9 back to town, but really should have stuck to the woods, out of the wind.  I finally spotted an eagle's nest, thanks to tip from a co-worker. There was an eagle perched on a branch just up river from the nest. 
Karate Monkey resting on the river road
Just 1 really nice speed
Eagle's nest spotted across the river from the trail 
1 speed dirt bike
The weather puts me in a surly mood

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Calm before the storm...

Since Friday was nice and the weekend was looking bad for weather, we decided we better get some riding in. Noah and I rode out to Spring Park and back, stopping a few times along the way to practice our sling shot skills. With a little practice, we able to get on target with it. Unfortunately, it broke already, so I'm going to have to fix it.
Noah sighting in...
Self portrait...
Me with a girly helmet....
First ride of the year on the karate Monkey....