Anyone for karaoke???
Sunday, December 28, 2008
After the visit, we headed over to Eriks in Bloomington and then on to REI. That REI store was packed. Wall to wall people...parking at the extreme end of the lot. Obviously, some people have money...or some of that plastic money. Some had arm loads of stuff. Not us, as we were looooking not buyyyying. Hell, I don't know if I will have job next year, so buying things that are not really needed are on the back burner.
Watch where you're going and keep your hands on the bars...in the winter anyways.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
On another note...Eight more good union men got the lay off notice at work
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Then, when you start talking about 30 to 40 miles is just a good ride and 50, 60 and 70 are better rides, it's like some of them think you are nuts and that is not to mention the centuries.
People have different hobbies whether it be biking, golf, bowling, fishing, baseball, motorcycling, working in the yard or what ever the hell else might turn an individuals crank. The important thing is to be able comprehend that concept. You spent how much on a bicycle...well...you spent how much on one golf club, one baseball bat, and how much for that big ass fishing boat or that motorcycle.
For some, the bicycle is a way of life...some a necessity...some a hobby...some to make a statement. There are obviously many different reasons for riding.
That is only one little drip from the drool and spittle that can come from my pie hole.
Monday, November 10, 2008
In the sand, I noticed black bear tracks and also gray wolf tracks (timber wolf). The bear have to be very tired about now I would think...and the wolfs hungry.
But the fact still remains...It was FUN. For me, riding the trails are the best.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday just before dark, we finished up the siding on the home. We have done a lot of work on the house in the last six weeks. I told Janice when the Chequamegon Fat Tire was done this year, I was giving up the bike for a while to get the house in shape. We put on a new roof, new soffits and fascia, new wood stove, new chimney's, new siding, two windows, two storm doors..one to install as it has yet to arrive and a new door...a lot of new things going in there. There will also be something new in the bike barn this spring. I am thinking it will be a Surly Long Haul Trucker. I want a better ride for towing the B.O.B. trailer. I have been using my aluminum road bike and know that there are better options out there. If any one out there has an opinion on this, please share.
And...speaking of all the new things going in the house...I sure will be glad when this election bullshit is history...and somebody new living in the white house.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
On a side note...Congratulations to the Lunatic on their wedding anniversary...also hope for a speedy recovery.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
How can this not look like fun?
Friday, October 10, 2008
I have never attended one and there are none in our area that I am aware of...and...I do not know how competitive the groups are that run these...or...if they would allow an old slow guy in...but in it just for fun may be fun.
Would that mean I would have to buy another ride?
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Also I heard rumor that he is building a clown bike. Only saying that because there may be a hint of jealousy.
Monday, October 6, 2008
One of these men commuted by bicycle every day this year...and the winter months he was working the night shift. Do you know what the streets of Duluth are like at 1:am during a snowstorm? This is not a short commute either...guessing 4 to 5 miles...and on a fixed gear living on the hillside of Duluth. I have made several rides with this guy and if he wanted...he would get some podium time on the racing scene. We had our last lunch together today...at work at least.
I will honestly say that there was NOT ONE bad guy in the bunch. They are all very good workers. Which brings me to this unpublished poem by Dr. Suess.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
If I am here and you are there and you say you are here and I am there.
And the left say they are right and the right say the left is wrong and the right is right..and the right is left and left is right...right????Left????Right????
Sure will be glad when this B.S. is done<><><><><>
I came down from a ladder, run in the house to answer a ringing phone to be asked "Would you mind answering a few questions on the up coming presidential election?" Me..."Yes I would mind...Please do not call back."
What an idiot for answering the phone. Not one of my brighter moments.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Tomorrow is my mother and her sister's (twin) birthday. We will be having dinner for her in the afternoon. After the dinner...if time allows...a ride will be in order.
After the outside house work, a new bicycle will be next. I am thinking a Surly Long Haul Trucker. The new colors, if there are any, are to be released this week. I have not had the time to research if they are adding or changing colors to that line. If anyone out there knows the scoop...let me in on it too please.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
This week we...Tore off the fascia board and sofits
Removed the shingles and put down new felt
Tore down a 2.5 story flue lined brick chimney
Put up a new gas appliance chimney vent
Put up a new stainless steel wood stove chimney
Hauled home 14 square of new shingles
Removed all the siding, except the walk out basement wall
Put on new drip edge and fascia board
Bought and hauled home all the stuff for 15 square of vinyl siding
Hauled all the old shingles and felt to the recycle center
Put on 14 square of new shingles...minus the 3 shingles we had left
Cut slot in roof and put on a ridge vent
Cleaned up the mess we have made so far...plus some
I know I am missing some stuff
We have lots left, but have been making good progress so far. We have had some great help....My mom and dad, our youngest son and his friend Mitch...these guys are, like my daughter says "buff"...our daughter...our son and his girlfriend.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
So far we the roof off...hope to start shingling Friday afternoon...also about 2/3rds of the siding off the upper part.
Hoping for NO rain.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
There was a gentlemen that was parked next to us at one of the start parking lots. He and I rode the whole race together to that point. He would be in front, then I would be in front and we were back and forth the whole race. When I looked down to see if it was indeed "I" that was leaking, he pulled up along side and said "That's you bud. See ya later." He finished in the 260 to 275th area in 2 hours 41 minutes. So, just like fishing...you try to sell your story to everyone...You should have seen The One That Got Away.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I rode the mountain bike tonight just to go thru the gears a little before the weekend.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I know for sure I enjoy the biking much more just out cruising and not going for it, although I am sure my hammering is easy for many others.
Making an enjoyable ride on a country road doesn't get much better for me. The bicycle and the road resemble life. Like the road it travels are the hills...the ups and downs...the curves...the wind with and the wind sometimes blasting you head on...and then throw in a few pot holes for good measure. Make the best of the road and try to avoid them thar potholes. Like they say in the restaurants...Enjoy
How did you like that psycho babbling????