Friday, December 31, 2010

Bubble gum

Yeah . . . I don't drink much 
I'll try one of those

Ahhh . . . Just what I wanted 

A bubble gum martini 

Cheers . . .

Friday, December 17, 2010


After a harrowing, frightful six weeks of 
wonder and dread
this reporter has recently learned that the
We can continue to enjoy the pergola
coffee, Kayla and Patti
for those of you that have no idea what this post is about,
 no worries . . . just keep "riding your bike"
and leave the worries to me
(This means I must get back to work on the jerseys)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Bike November

It has come to my recent attention that three of our members have new rides
Kristen and Stumpy
Dave with his Giant Killer
and . . . Miss Ruby!
I have heard from an uninvolved third party that Kristen really does have Stumpy
Sheree . . . certainly does have Miss Ruby, and is riding her
Dave on the other hand . . . well . . . the only confirmation
we actually have is from Dave himself . . .
so, until we actually hear the sound of the rubber on the road . . . 

Monday, November 15, 2010


Is this the NEW NORMAL?
1) Nice hair Karlsson
2) Why is Joynes wearing a helmet
3) Why is anyone riding a spin bike?
4) My heartfelt apologies to other closet trainers I missed!
It's not so easy to find photos that fit

Some of us will continue riding 
outside all winter.
You can follow our exploits here:

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wild creatures of the Great North Shore

Sunday, 31 Oct, 2010 . . . HALLOWEEN
a great steel moose
unfortunate dinosaur graveyard

Winnie the Pooh . . .Winnie the Pooh . . .
They don't look so wild now . . .
and the most fearsome of them all
yes, that is a ferret . . .

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cuttin' to the chase

OK . . .
I know no one reads this blog for the clever writing, or even the
always truthful, complete and timely information.
Rather you look at it because of the cute ferret fhotos
so . . . let's just cut to the chase
Those of you that chose to read and follow directions
and be at "the church" at 9:00
missed a wonderful ridin' mornin'
I will never understand these signs
Don't people know how tempting it is?
Apparently it was cold this morning, all were appropriately attired
We quickly organized and began our Saturday morning trek
The ever clever TIM, was apparently sending a coded
hand signal to Russ and Dave
The message must have been
Russ, being the "penny pincher" that he is,
has a curious assortment of tools
(there's that $2.49 wrench again)
On the other hand, he managed to flat 
just at the right place . . . a place with a repair stand
At the MOOSE, there was plenty of discussion of 
funny mechanicals.
Something about 170 & 175 . . . and
something about some guy not knowing how to run his chain through
his rear derailleur.
name withheld to protect the guilty
10:00 am at BRIGHTON BEACH

Friday, October 29, 2010

HEY . . . We're NOT DONE YET!

OK . . . so it's a little cold, been a bit windy and snowy
What's your point?
We're meeting tomorrow (SATURDAY) 
at the CHURCH at 9:00
We'll decide the route at that time
  I suspect coffee will be involved
Riding was GREAT yesterday
It's a good thing we're riding bikes
and not playing soccer or something

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Trials and tribulations

. . . . of a Single Speed Rider . . . .
It all began at mile 0
Seems one of our single speed dudes thought his gearing was wrong
and when flip flopping forgot to move his skewer
This skewer on the right (wrong) side thing is becoming a problem
that must be corrected . . . two weeks in a row!
Justice prevailed, when at mile 14
The bike being clearly in agony and out of balance
chose to loosen its left crank arm.
Certainly had the skewer been on the left side . . . 
I'm sure the first order of business post ride was:
The unplanned stop gave Mark a chance to model his new jersey
I got so excited when I saw it, I went car shopping
only to learn Saturn is no longer in business . . .
So Mark, what's up with the jersey?
Repair and runway work complete, off we went into the wind
Let's just be honest, those miles down
West Knife River Rd and Stanley were tough
As always . . . saved by the MOOSE
Mark simply can not stop modeling that damn jersey
Russ nervously awaits our final 20 miles WITH the WIND
(for those uninitiated, it is tougher on a single speed with the wind)
and manages to ride 14 miles at >2000 rpm
before his chain turns red hot
melts, and comes off . . .
(more Trial and Tribulations of the Single Speed Rider)
A repair with a $2.49 (plus tax) tool, and we are on our way
So what exactly did we learn after 55+ miles of 30 mph winds?
(your author will be away for a few days, but fear not for him. . .
it's a small problem in a large country)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ducksicles . . . ?

My ducks were frozen this morning in their duck bath
This bike was cold
This guys feet were cold
These feet were colder still
While these feet were toasty warm
go BUY 'em, but please . . . BUY 'em LOCALLY!)
Apparently, today was WEAR RED day
Although I missed the memo, I did find 
(Any idea how hard it is to find a photo of a cold ferret?)
SATURDAY; 23 OCT  9:00 AM at "the CHURCH"
a promised, civilized ride