Friday, December 17, 2010
After a harrowing, frightful six weeks of
wonder and dread
this reporter has recently learned that the
MOOSE is SAFE
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
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
Saturday, October 30, 2010
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
to the MOCHA MOOSE
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
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|
SUNDAY, 31 OCT
10:00 am at BRIGHTON BEACH
EASY RIDE to the MOCHA MOOSE
Friday, October 29, 2010
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
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
. . . . 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
West Knife River Rd and Stanley were tough
(for those uninitiated, it is tougher on a single speed with the wind)
before his chain turns red hot
(more Trial and Tribulations of the Single Speed Rider)
A repair with a $2.49 (plus tax) tool, and we are on our way
(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
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
(plug for LAKE WINTER CYCLING SHOES
go BUY 'em, but please . . . BUY 'em LOCALLY!)
Apparently, today was WEAR RED day
Although I missed the memo, I did find
SATURDAY; 23 OCT 9:00 AM at "the CHURCH"
a promised, civilized ride