Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
My days (7 days week), have been, wake at 4 a.m. (dark) work till 5:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. again..... dark.
Anyway, today was gonna be different, and it didn't hit me till 9 break-time.
We knocked off work at 11:00 a.m. for a little pot luck, beer's, cards and basic after work BSing.
Good way to start our long weekend!!
So, after 4-5 beer's and a full belly; I dropped some air pressure and headed for home.
I got a chance to make some more fresh tracks around a little lake a .10 from our house. This time minus the headlamp!! ;)
Man, I love this time of year, and fresh snow to boot!!!
To all you FatBike freaks out there.......
Merry X-mas and Happy New Year!!!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I choose to have Lou make me his NeoShell jacket, and damn he does more than excellent work; dare I say it's a work of art??!! For $120 I dare you to find a nicer jacket!!!!
Today was only the 2nd day of wearing it, but you know what they say about 1st impressions!!
My days of working 12-14 hours a day, 7 days a week are coming to an end; I can finally see that dim light down the tunnel. So, more regular updates here should be the norm beginning with the new year!!
One of the 1st will be on this kick-ass new jacket!!!!
Cindi, my dear, you will get a very well deserved break!!!!
COME ON END OF THE YEAR!!!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Pedal to work, my camelbak heavy with the $5 bill Cindi ;) had graciously left on the dinning room table for me.
Next to my Pugsley, my one other vice is chewing tobacco, Grizzly winter green, thank you very much. Yes yes, I know, I know!!!!! ;)
So 10:50 rolls around, and I tell myself, ah... you can make it till 5 p.m.
Ha Ha NOT!!
Anyway, the store is down the street and across the highway from work. Hop on the Pug and off I went at 10:56ish. Lol
Ok, red light, doing a trackstand, and just minding my own beeswax, and I see this fine older gentlemen waiting at said red light; I smile at him and from no where he just hauls off and flips me the bird!!! Full on one finger salute!!!! I take a quick look behind me, then I point to myself, and he does it again!!! That's where I almost fell over. LOL
Green light..... GO!!
Low and behold, he pulls right into the gas station, what are odds?? I pedal right up to his window, I see him tense up, he rolls his window down and is about to apologize.
Wait wait wait I tell him.......... then I quickly whipped out the double finger salute, and say have a NICE DAY!!!! he looked like a kid on x-mas!!!
Smile from ear to ear; and said...... you just made my day!!!
I said, I kind of thought it would. :) :)
I went into the store and got what I needed, and made my way back to work.
Smiling all the way!!!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
It hit me on my way home from work the other night.
With a fresh 2" of snow on the ground, more falling gently to the ground, my trusty headlamp guiding the way.
I slowly went about my way.
I heard nothing, not even the tires crunching the snow, just silence.
I silently pedaled along, every now and then I'd make a figure 8 in the middle of the road, just to check out my "Fat" tracks. ;)
There's a person who's riding a skinny tired bike from somewhere, so I'd pedal right next to the track, to show them there's a better way to get around during the "dark times".
Every time I saw where this persons front wheel washed out, I'd pedal a circle around it, and then be on my way. ;)
Maybe I'll run into this person sometime this winter.
I made my way to the little lake that's by our house, (to check the ice), but still I heard nothing!!
Thinking about heading out for a pedal turkey day morning, of course with the Mrs. blessing!! Ha Ha
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Let's see where this takes me!!??
This has to be a good sized buck roaming around town.
Off to check on the ice; Yeah ice!!! Lol
Sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures, but I was coming home from work.
This mobile blogging blows!!!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Bruce, you out there??? ;) lol
This video is cool just the same.
#6 and #8
how about you???
My old battery finally gave up the ghost last fall, and I've been in the dark too long!! ;)
Cindi will say I'm still in the dark!!!
I think that's a whole other posting topic!! ;)
Anyway, I really like my TG15 headlamp.
It really throws a nice bright beam to shine my way through the "dark times".
With the NiCad battery I get a good 6 plus hours of run time, and it performs well in the cold, which is the real bonus!
Now I know some think it's an old technology and not as bright as some other "newer" lighting systems, but I really would have to see some of the the "newer" systems; and it's what I have, and works very very well!!
So until I ride with others (ha, like that'll happen anytime soon!!), I'll just light my way through the "dark times" with my trusty TurboCatUSA TG 15!!
Now if I could just find my NightRider handlebar light!!!! It's been lost among our boxes since we moved into out new house, going on 3 years now!!! Lol
Sunday, October 16, 2011
highs in the mid 40's...... winds gusting to 40 mph!!!
i got in a couple hour ride on Sat.
thanks Nana and Papa!! ;)
the wind wasn't much of a problem, once i got among the old mine dumps!!
time to put away the nice bike shoes and break out the Rocky boots and warm clothes!!
snow is in the forecast for Tuesday!!! oh it won't be much, but I've been waiting!!!! i can't wait!!!
Here's some shots............................
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I'm trying to gear up for a future try at the AH135
Having a young family and work full-time makes things touch and go; but I'm getting closer to being "geared up!!"
Now if you own a Mukluk you may purchase a custom bag through your LBS from Q You own a Pugsley? Look for the custom bag soon; with ones coming for the Fatback before winter really gets cranking!
You can read what Eric, of Revelate Designs says for yourself here.
Eric makes some bombproof stuff; and you'll be supporting the "little guy" so to speak.
I know some of you are out there saying "I can make my own frame bag, and anything else!!" good for you, cause I know I can't and love the fact I can walk into my LBS now and have them order more bike goodies for me!! Ha Ha
Monday, October 10, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
no 5 year old riding pace.
no 8 year old riding pace.
don't get me wrong, i love riding with my children, but pushing myself sure felt great!!!
i even took a spill in a big old mud puddle, it was great fun!!! LOL
Thank you Cindi!!!
Here's some shots..............................
it was a quick touch and then a quicker back up!! lol
mud was where it shouldn't be, if you know what i mean!! Ha Ha
i guess i shouldn't have pushed so hard, hey?? yeah, what fun would that be??!!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Work, life, blah blah blah
today Zack and i went for a pedal and hid 3 new caches #39, #40 and #41.
all fairly easy finds, and it's not about making hard finds, it's about people enjoying the journey to said finds!!
don't get me wrong, i'll throw an evil hide out there sooner than later!!! :)
here was my pedaling partner today.......
he's kind of pooped out from our weekend of biking; but he's a trooper and didn't complain too much!!!! ;)
how could anyone not wanna pedal when it's 86 degrees on Oct. 4th!!??!!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Oh, it was take a kid mountain biking day too!!! ;)
Before we left town for the 35 min. drive to Rapids.
"i don't wanna use the camera!!"
they kind of turned out pretty cool!!
Good job Z!!!
All and ALL................ A very fine day!!!
Thanks Zack................ I had fun!!!
Friday, September 30, 2011
I dislike IMBA for many reasons, and I guess I should devote a blog post to those reason here soon.
Before you post "but they do so much for mountain biking," I couldn't agree more!!
I guess you would have had to be on the phone that day in late 1992, early 1993, and heard what a rep told me about mountain biking in the great state of Minnesota!!!
My IMBA how times change, HEY!!!??!!!
Anyway, Zack and I will be heading over to Grand Rapids in the a.m. To hit up the Legion Trail system there.. YEAH, just another day of biking for me and Z!! Yawn, ho hum!!! NOT!!!!
Everyday you take a child out for a pedal is a great...... Wait...... a GREAT GREAT DAY!!!!
I wish my father would have had taken me, but that's not what he was about; and that's cool!! he was still a great father!!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
It's been to damn nice outside!!!
Screw 12 hours days!!! 10 will do just fine!!!
Well, at least till it starts raining again!!! lol
Zack and i were suppose to go for a pedal after work today.
80 degrees meant some great weather for this time of year.
it also meant Papa Steven took the kids to the local park right after school.
so my buddy Mike F. and i went for a pedal at Maple Hill Park!!!
Thanks for calling Mike!!!
Lots of pedaling, and little photo's were taken. it's been awhile since i've ridden with anyone, and it felt kind of wierd saying.... hey, you mind if we stop so i can take some pictures??
so i didn't!! lol
it was all good, and plenty of leaf crunching to be had!!! ;)
The guys who've been building trail up here have really added the miles!!
Tight and technical, with big ass rocks to keep a guy on his toes!!
some nice additions of, what can i call them....... re-routes?? for a lack of a better term right now.
not so much downs followed by pushing up......nice touch, it really added to the ride!!!
One thing i do know, i need to pedal out here more!!!
Nice job guys!!!
Thank you Cindi!!