Sunday, August 22, 2010
gravel worlds is over. i only did 70 miles, others managed to complete all 150 of it, so props to everyone... especially the single speeders! i went with a 39x18 gear and it was ok for the most part but the climbs between valpo and malcolm (the worst being west ashland road... what a brutal track that is) took their toll. i thought my legs were gonna fall off after each one. my crash in the first 20 miles didn't help but i had fun. what an epic course! thanks cornbread, you're a masochist.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
i haven't been on a tuesday night monkey wrench ride in ages. i finally was able to make it yesterday and it turned out to be a hard but fun ride. i met up with the guys at the shop and we rolled out east for some hilly gravel roads. we ended up doing 35-40 miles by the time we got back from eagle (where of course we had to stop for burgers and beers). for those doing gravel worlds this weekend on a single speed, my advice is to gear low... my 42x18 gear (on a cross bike with 42c tires) was too high. a 20t or bigger cog in back would have made things a lot easier.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
i had my track bike sitting behind my couch for a while and the bars were near the floor. one morning i heard the kitty (who i've named brujita) scratching at something and i thought 'oh she's probably playing with a plastic bag', as she likes to do. nope, apparently she likes fresh cork barwrap. bad bad kitty!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
we stopped at bossy's on n. 66th, just off the bike trail
do i look tired?
lindsey post breakfast
our crew: rob, lindsey, and cara
word of advice, if you plan on going on an 80 mile ride early on a sunday morning it's probably a good idea to get to bed early saturday night. instead i stayed out a bit too late and didn't get to bed till 3am. then i was supposed to meet up with a posse for the bacon ride at 630am (riding 40mi to platte river state park, enjoy the delicious breakfast buffet, and then ride 40mi back to lincoln). lindsey called me at 615 ...uuuugh. as you can guess i fell right back to sleep, but my kitty woke me up fifteen minutes later. oh what the heck, i was craving some bacon anyways. so i dragged myself out of bed, got kitted up, pumped up the tires on the luna, and headed out the door. i actually didn't feel too bad after an hour or so, and it turned out to be a really nice day to be on the bike. later that afternoon when we got back to lincoln we stopped for some ice cream to finish the ride.
last saturday night i met up with taura. i haven't kicked it with her in a LONG time so it was great to catch up. we rode downtown for some thai food and then hit a few bars. taura was stylin' and profilin' in her faux denim pants she picked up on a recent trip to NYC. she had me fooled that's for sure. let's hangout again soon taura! :)