Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It was Janice's birthday today so that called for a big ol B-Day dinner with the family. Yes, I did eat too much and to make matters worse, no exercise tonight. We did get some good family news this evening that we will share at a later date.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Taking Advantage

It was a very nice evening with the temp at 57 degrees...and with daylight savings time around the have to take advantage. I rode the Little Circle this evening. After the ride, I recovered with TOAST...Although this toast was made from Raisin bread that was purchased. I had loaded this before and had a request to put it on again. So, hopefully it all works.

I loaded this from You Tube. It is a Heywood Banks ditty, although this is not him.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Another Good 1

It was a nice evening for a ride despite a little mist now and then. The rain lately has begun to get old, as we have gotten 8 inches in the last two weeks...BUT...we need it, so bring it on. So a person has to dress a little different. Big deal.

The last few rides, the toe's would get a little chilled even with the toe covers. So, tonight was the first ride this fall using the neoprene booties. I had forgotten how heavy they are, but the feet were warm. Can't help myself, so more Tamarack pictures this time. Maybe we can get the sharing Tamarack story out of CAD.

It was the fixed again this evening.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Some of the leaves have dropped and it is the Tamarack's turn to shine. I only snapped a couple pictures today...should have taken many more, but sometimes I have trouble stopping and just keep on rolling.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Tuesday Wednesday after work ride

Three of us again, Ben, Russ and myself, did the Wednesday after work ride this week, but we did it on Tuesday. I clocked in 32.5 miles and we finished up again just as it was getting dark and cold...I think in the low 30's F. In about three months from now, that 30 would sound mighty fine, so get out and enjoy this beautiful weather we are having. Loads of fun on the fixie again.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

It's Coming

We woke up to a dusting of snow this morning. The roads are very icy, but it will not last long as the sun is coming up to clean it up. I was looking at the studded tires just last will not be long.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

After Work Ride

Three of us went on a Wednesday after work ride and it was great. For me, there is nothing that could be better after a day from HELL at work than a nice 30 mile bicycle ride. I don't have many days from hell at work, but when one of my partners are gone and I try to fill in for him in dealing with the person he deals with and do my becomes a day from HELL. Now back to the good stuff. We headed up the Munger Trail to Carlton and back. It wasn't real warm out and I was dressed about right, but by the time we got back to vehicles it was just getting dark and I was glad to be back. One of the guys that rode could have dressed better as he was really cold when we got back, so I hope we didn't scare him off. Thanks to Russ and Ben for a good time.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tour de Color

Janice and I along with our daughter Lisa, rode the Tour de Color at Barron WI this last weekend. It is a charity ride with this years ride to benefit breast cancer. The girls did a shorter route while I rode the longest route they had available which was a 60 miler... but in my case it ended up to be 61 because of a wrong turn. At about the 48 mile mark, the route markers disappeared for 5 miles as a result of vandals. I was lucky and caught my error with the cue sheet early. Our Tour de Color garb
I felt good about the ride. It is known for having some hills and it did not disappoint. If you click for big, you will be able to see a rider in the distance that I talked to at the 53 mile mark. He asked me what I thought of the ride to which I responded that it was rather hilly. He then told me he was from the area, did a lot of riding and in this area there are a lot of hills and I quote "On this route, they hit em all."

Red Cedar River

I rode this at 61 miles...the ride time was 3:25 which works our to a good avg for me...but the overall time was 3:35 including the picture taking stops. I felt good with that time considering the hills we encountered. I reached a top speed of 52.4 on this ride...but a person tends to loose the speed rather quickly when you start the up side...and takes much l o n g e r.

The ride was on roads with very low traffic and featured a lot of farm land. It's Wisconsin...must have picture of cow.

There were not many people on this ride and I am afraid it may not go on much longer. It is a shame, as it was a good ride for a good cause.

And last but not least, a big Thank You to CAD for the Grand Marais write up on Monday.