Saturday, November 28, 2009

Turkey Burn '09

Today was the 4th annual Turkey Burn ride at Camp Ingawanis near Waverly. The weather was perfect! The trails were slippery and the ride was followed by a chili feed.
Ethan riding my unicycle
Chili cook off

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mason City CranksGiving '09

Mason City Iowa held their first CranksGiving ride today. The ride was a huge success with amount of food collected by the 53 riders in attendance. I took my Big Dummy since it's my grocery getter and it never gets to go for rides in the van. I also brought along my old hoopty Panasonic fixie to use in the trackstand competition. I had a great time and came home with some awesome prizes and made more awesome new bike friends. Thanks to all those who worked at putting this together and thanks to all of the sponsors for the prizes.
Some of the food collected
Womens winners (Russ is standing in for someone)
Mens winners - yes that is the amazing Dwight Beavers of Trans Iowa fame
Some hipster - forgot his name
Russ on his Xtracycle
Russ on his Xtracycle
My Big Dummy amongst the riders

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day Ride '09

Took Veteran's Day off and had a nice mellow ride at Lime Creek Nature Center trails in Mason City. I found some single-track that I've never ridden before or completely forgot about. It's a shame that I only ride there once a year as I always have fun there. I took a break mid ride to cook up some Ramen and french press coffee on my cat stove.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Weekend pics...

Warming my toes by the fire
On the way back home in the morning
Spring at Spring Park
Why yes, I am with Big Dummy
Super Cat Stove... it runs on Heet
Big Dummy at sunrise
My bed for the night
Trout Stream near St. Ansgar