Wednesday, December 31, 2008

mucho vino

stopped at meier's for a few botellas of spanish wine. i hope everyone has a fun night. ¡felĂ­z 2009!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

service course sunday

i was quite productive today. janna's been wanting to learn how to ride rollers and she FINALLY came over to get the set that i've had in the basement for years. and while we were at her place getting them setup i noticed how shot the tires were on her san jose cross ss/commuter. with the ice and snow we've had this last week or so, janna has been braving the uncleared bike paths with worn out 30c tires. i thought she need something more substantial so we loaded up her bike and headed back to my place for some workstand time at the csc (or conrad's service course... ala mavic), or also known as my kitchen. contrary to what some might believe i do get my hands dirty sometimes, but my services don't come cheap (thanks janna for buying me breakfast... and lunch!). we put on some big 45c wtb mutano rapters to replace her worn tires. remember kiddies; if you ain't got clearance you don't have much versatility. very few cross bikes can take a 45c knobby but the san jose can, though just barely. after a short spin janna liked the feel of the big tires right away, it's the closest a cross bike can get to being a 29er. the mutano raptor is the perfect tire for this but it's unfortunate that wtb no longer offers it in a 45c size. anyway, it's a good thing janna came over because she rides the hell out of this bike and it was in serious need of some tlc. i cleaned it up and got everything running smooth, and while i was at it i got a little carried away with the prolink.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

61 degrees

yes! may the ice melt melt away.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

christmas crash

i go down hard on the ice every winter at least once, and this time it was on this morning's commute home. oh well, no big deal. i still had jose singing in my head as i picked myself up and continued on my way. merry christmas a todos.

Friday, December 19, 2008

ice ice baby

ice ice... rain? it's bizarre to have a thunderstorm in december. the streets are a mess but it's not a problem if you have chains! it was fun having the streets to myself as i rode downtown for a double latte.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

el hombre preparado vale por dos

i'm busting out the studded tires, the forcast says possible ice storm tomorrow afternoon.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

let it snow

i hope we get more snow, because that means it will have warmed up a bit. riding in these bitter single digit temps is testing to say the least. break out your facemasks.

3 degree latte run

this weather is really testing my love of coffee.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

enjoy it...

while it lasts. high of 50 today, monday it's suppost to be a high of like 8?

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

wild kingdom

my friend taura just bought a house and is looking for a cat. i think i found one. as i was heading back to work on campus after picking up a latte downtown i spotted a little black wild kitty. he was really cute, but elusive and no doubt very dangerous. we stared each other down as i pondered a move.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

some oso and roy

it was quite brisk as i rode downtown, 27 degrees... brrrr. i stopped in to oso for a burrito and as i ate, jessica who works there was listening to some roy orbison in the back. very nice.

Monday, December 01, 2008

mira la luna

i rode out on the overpass to check out the spectacle tonight... it was quite a show. even my weak cameraphone could capture a bit of the dance that was taking place.