Monday, June 30, 2008

look both ways

as i was heading south of denton through the alps, i noticed this guy on the side of the road. i thought about helping him across but i didn't want to disorient him and i figured that as big and old as he was he's probably crossed many times. and besides... snappers are not easy to pick up. along with a dangerous bite, they will piss on you. there wasn't much traffic so i hope he made it across okay.


i stopped in denton for a quick snack. it was fireworks central with atleast three large venders selling their wares. a county mounty was keeping watch on things... via bike.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

mystery machine

saw this van outside the south mill, though i didn't see shag or scooby doo.

golden slippers

heading for coffee. lindsey sure has interesting tastes in her cycling footwear.

Friday, June 27, 2008

bike show

went to havelock to check out the zombie bikes opening.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

must've been some glass

i had just taken a call and i reached back to put the phone back in my jersey pocket and i swerved slightly, then i my wheels slipped into a deep crack in the road and a loud 'POP' 'POP' immediately followed. i don't think i've ever had a double blowout. i don't get too many flats, and this one was avoidable, but i guess i was due. fortunately i had the necessary supplies to get me home. an oldschool tip: dollar bills can be used as a boot inside the tire if you get a really bad sidewall cut. both my tires had huge identical sidewall cuts so i had to use one in each tire. despite being pretty damn small i will attest that the micro rocket does work. even though it's rated to pump up to 160psi i seriously doubt anyone could get a tire up to 100psi with it. it took me long enough to get both tires pumped up to 70-80 psi, and with the mosquitos getting bad, i called it good and headed back home.

Monday, June 23, 2008

horses and clouds

south of bennet.

on the outskirts of bennet i saw this guy. he looked like a fine horse except for his tail which was missing most of it's hair.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

riding for lattes

for once on a saturday morning i was up before 10am. i rode to cultiva for coffee with andrew and cathleen.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


it was such a perfect first evening out with her new bike. cathleen was in bliss, so much so that she had to finish off the ride... with a cigarette.

after dinner and jazz on campus, we cruised to the haymarket to get some ice cream.


the best way to celebrate getting a new bike: go for a ride and then go for mexican food with $2.50 margaritas at la mex! we got pretty tipsy after just a few of those babies.


an old friend of mine called me up last week because she was looking to get a new bike and needed some advice. 'just go to the wrench' i told her. well, it came in today and she was stoked. cathleen's new salsa casseroll looks sweet! i dig the champagne color (though i think salsa calls it ginger beer).

Monday, June 16, 2008

rolling along

i had planned to make the monday night group ride but 'someone' was late getting to my place. anyways! i took lindsey out through bennet and the roca rollers. welcome back from BRAN lindsey.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

lookout ladies

that's right, EJ is back in town for a few weeks.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


a new gang of kids are showing up at the shop these days.

jimmy tan with an aerospoke on an old schwinn he converted. there's nothing like running a $300 front wheel on a bike that is worth $50. he has his priorities straight that's for sure.

one of jimmy's cohorts just had the MWC chop his bars ridiculously short... he said 'these won't be my everyday bars, they're for when i want to get crazy.'

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


and boy did it ever. just prior to this i was chatting with janicki on his potts. then i went over to ozo for a bite, and then over to the mill for a latte. that's when all hell broke loose. two straight hours of a continuous downpour and tornado warnings.

Monday, June 09, 2008

BRAN memories

BRAN started yesterday, and it looks like lindsey, cara, and cara's brother are having a good time out in the sandhills. i've done it once before back in 2006 and had a lot of fun. i'd recommend it to anyone no matter what your riding level is. i'll have to do it again, perhaps next year.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

el chaparro

thee best place for food afterhours.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

holy rollers

apparently white rims aren't just for the hipsters... the mormons want them too.

chicks like the gold

megan loves the gold on the obey. and surprisingly, though a bit drunk, she didn't wad it.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Sunday, June 01, 2008


as soon as we got back to town i hit taco inn on 70th street for a quick lunch.

not home yet

a few miles outside of eagle.

who's pulling next?

my impersonation of showen when he's up front.


the crew pulled in about 15min later.

nate and the crew were heading south from platte river state park, so we decided to rendezvous at 334th and church road where there is an old cemetary. there's a big tree with lots of shade which makes for a perfect rest stop.

another sunday in the saddle

on the mopac somewhere between elmwood and wabash.