Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Better bags and some year end totals.

So... bit by the creativity bug and a case of boredom, I tackled the problem of the Nashbar Townies. After remedying my shortage of 1/4x20 screws and nuts, and picking up a sheet of 1/4" thick masonite, I did this:
Replaced the back and floorboards with pieces of masonite, as well as putting a piece of oak across the top of the outside panel, replacing the flimsy plastic piece inside the fabric. I also moved the hanging hooks further apart and up, letting the bag hang lower on the bike, as well as making it more stable on the rack. I've tested the modded bags with about 50 pounds worth of stuff in them so far, and they don't deform now. And they still fold up flat!

In other news, with the impending Pugsley invasion, I had to run around town today, picking up tools that I needed but didn't have yet. As I was riding through the NAU campus, I had to stop and take a couple pictures:
The bike racks at the NAU Student Union... don't they all look sad and cold? There's not even any footprints going to most of them.

Happy bike with a winter kickstand! Studded tires make ice fun!

And so... since tomorrow is a new year and all that, I figured I'd post my recorded mileage from the past year, and re-visit it next year. I've only kept track for the last half of this year, and not on all the bikes at the same time, so yeah. It's still pretty crazy what I've done in just 5 or 6 months though.

Bi (Commuter and all around bike:) 814.7
The Giant (Mountain bike:) 139.3
Spork (Road bike:) 425.4
Total recorded mileage for 2008: 1379.4 miles

Tomorrow's another year.
Mileage: 13

The Fathomless Depths

So, I can not fathom the levels of depravity that accompany this post.  It really makes me want to abandon my car all together and go completely two-wheeled when I see car drivers make horrible decisions like this.  If only my Pugsley were done.  -_-

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


So with all of my wheel problems, I decided that I had to do something different.  So I got a Pugsley.  For those that don't know, the Surly Pugsley is the end-all be-all of go anywhere bicycles.  4" tires.  Come on, it rocks.  It is also a full rigid with disc brakes, too!  Hopefully the wheels will be here shortly and I'll get some mileage in.  Pictures after the break.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

We can make it better...

It is a common and well known fact, among those that know me, that I cannot own anything without making some sort of modification to it. Case in point, the Nashbar Townie grocery panniers.

They look decent here, but don't let that fool you!

Because of how flimsy and flexy these are, with about 8-10 pounds of stuff on either side, I was paranoid about stuff falling out (which almost did happen at one point...) and they almost doubled the width of the bike. With the way I overbuild stuff... this simply will not do. Though, to be honest, these only cost $13 each. Which to me means they are an excellent platform for "improvements."

I have a plan... which means they will either be mangled beyond recognition, ow will work better than most $50+ solutions.
Mileage: 5.7

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Bi's Electrical System

So, I had the urge to build stuff tonight, and I decided that I would wire in my Planet Bike Super Blinky tail light into the battery pack I built for my headlights, since the batteries in the blinky died last night. Then, while I was at it, I thought: "Hey, I like things to be symmetrical, why not do two?"

Two Super blinkies, wired together, with the power wire running along the rack brace to the battery pack. Both lights are independantly switched, since I soldered the wires straight to the battery contacts on each.

The headlights, which are two Dorcy K2 120 lumen LED flashlights. Originally they ran on three AAA batteries each. Wired in a similar setup to the blinkies, they are also independantly switched. The power line runs along the top tube to the battery pack.

The battery pack, consisting of three "C" cell batteries. Two batteries power the tail lights, while all three power the headlights, via two separate output leads. The bag is just temporary until I make a better case.

Future plans for this system are a better more weather proof battery case, and possibly doubling the battery count, but pairing the batteries in series, so I still have my 3 and 4.5 volt outputs. With all this so far, I have enough lighting to rival a 747's landing lights. We'll see how long the batteries last now.

Mileage: 0

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Brave Soul For a Pair of Toe Warmers

So by the time I left work at noon, it snowed a good 5 or so inches. I decided I didn't want to go home yet. I'll hold this to a testament to how crazy I've gone in the past year, and I present you with the thought process that decided what I did for my ride:

Hmm... I like bikes, so I should ride my bike.
I also like cold, so I should be outside.
I like snow, so I should do something in the snow!

I ended up riding in the falling snow, with visibility less than 1/4 mile, to Absolute Bikes downtown, and it was fun! They were impressed that I actually was out riding in all this, and called me a brave soul for being one of the few riding in this weather.

While I was there, I bought a set of toe warmers, since by the time I got there, my toes had gotten pretty cold. With these on, I rode all the way home, and my toes were not wet or cold. I didn't want to get full on shoe covers, because my whole foot wasn't cold. I'm pretty sure it's because of the slush my front wheel was kicking up.

Mileage: 10.0

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Yes, yes, SNOW! and I actually rode to work in it... and then took an indirect route home! Does this make me crazy?

Trees with snow along the way home...
Mandatory bike shot in snow... This is Bi, my singlespeed/fixie mountain bike.

All in all, a fun ride. I have studded tires at low pressure, which do pretty well in the snow and ice. I haven't biffed it yet, so I'm pretty sure they're doing their job.
Mileage: 7.4

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ponds and fixed gears.

So.. the forecast all last week called for snow all of this weekend, from last Wednesday up to today. Well... that didn't happen, so I decided today was a good day for a ride. Yes, it was muddy on the trails, but at 55 degrees it wasn't that bad at all. in fact, it was nice and relaxing. But I'm sad... I wanted snow. But, in my latest exploration of Flagstaff...

And then, while I was riding around, I noticed I was having a harder time than I anticipated maneuvering around stuff on the trail. I realized I've gotten too used to my fixed gear bike (Named Bi.) that I ride back and forth to work on. In short, you get a single gear, and if you aren't pedaling, you aren't going anywhere. Because of the nature of it, you can't coast, but because you can use your legs to regulate your speed, I've found it's a lot easier to position the bike exactly where you want it. So, I think one of my next projects will be to build a fixed gear wheel to put on my mountain bike as an experiment. Offroad fixies have been done, but they're rare.

Yes, it was an eventful ride. I swung by Absolute Bikes on the way home for bar ends and brake cables, since the mountain bike needs both. (Bleh stiff brakes.) They jokingly mentioned that it's been quite some time since I've been in there to replace parts from a crash, then wished me a safe ride home as I left, saying they'd feel bad if I ate it on the way home. I'm contemplating calling to let them know I made it fine.

Mileage: 18.1

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Commute

So someone asks me "Hey, why don't you write about your rides every day?"

Well... it's boring. No, not the writing, I mean the commute to work and home. Thankfully, most of the time my commutes are pretty uneventful. I say thankfully because that means I didn't get mashed by a car, or blow my knee out sliding across a parking lot. (Happened once.) I guess I could write about the near misses, but there are like 3 of those a day.

On the flip side, I could also say unfortunately too, as sometimes, I just don't see anything or do anything out of the ordinary. Or if I do, it completely slips my mind when I get home. I need to remember to keep my camera with me again.

If I had to pick something to write about todays ride though, I would have to write about how cool Bi looks with a full load of groceries loaded in the panniers and bungeed to the rack. As Jack said: "LIKE A TANK!"
Mileage: 5.5

Friday, November 21, 2008


Having just got home from riding through town, I figured this would be a good time to say how much I love riding at night. It's 11:34 pm, and it's only 23 degrees outside my window. I must be crazy.

I met up with TC when she got off work, and we ended up riding around on Observatory Mesa again, only this time we were on roads. The stars were out and we both were using our headlights before we decided to turn around. It was a nice cruise. Then, after hanging out at her place, I rode home.

Despite the fact that it was almost 11 when I left, and ~30 degrees, and I was going to be riding in the narrow downtown streets past all the bars, I felt safer, warmer, and more awake than I would have if it was daytime.

Safer, I can chalk up to there being a lot less people to deal with, and if there was some drunken maniac trying to kill me, I'd have more escape routes.

More awake, because I focus more on what's going on around me, because I can't see farther than my little beam from my headlight.

I can't explain why I feel warmer. It's not really a temperature thing... it just feels right when I'm riding at night. I dunno... I just like it, and thought I'd share.

Mileage: 15.2

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gone Mudding

I took a different route home today, sort of an exploration to mix things up some. Usually I ride the urban trail out to Fort Tuthill, across the bridge over I-17 to the airport, then through the nearby residential area to home. It's a nice 7.5 mile route.

Today I cut through campus to the urban trail off Lonetree road, rode that out near the turd farm, and looped back around to Lonetree again by Coconino Community College. I think I'll add that to my list of possible round-about ways home, as it was fun, scenic, and had a good variety of types of trails, from paved roads, to maintained gravel, to singletrack.

However... since it snowed on Monday, and most of it thawed, but hasn't quite dried up, there was a lot of mud on parts of the trail. I usually avoid mud as I don't like getting it all over me (Though the bike is fine if it gets dirty.) but this time, since I was on my commuter with full fenders, I decided to bomb through it and test it out. The fenders worked wonderfully, so well in fact that almost no mud got on the bike, let alone me.

So no muddy bike pics for you! (Aww snap!)

Mileage: 9.3

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Spiders and pancakes

So Josh decided that it would be a good day for a road ride, and he was indeed right. We rode out to the upper end of Lake Mary and back... he rode 10 miles further than me, since he rode to my apartment to start the ride, then back home to his to end it. It's really nice weather for November, and the spiders were out in force.

Big-arse spiders spotted: 3. (They were bigger than half dollars)

From one end of Lake Mary...

To the other.

Rocking the Fat Cyclist Jerseys.

Mileage: 33.7

Friday, November 7, 2008

What you say?!

Fall definitely be here... it was chilly and windy today as TC and I rode across town against the wind to pick up her car... where we promptly discovered that two bicycles with my custom built racks will not fit on her trunk rack.

So I rode home, which was a nice quick blast, considering the wind was at my back, which brings us to the event that made today a "blogable" day.

So, riding along the MUP that runs along Route 66 through Flagstaff. I'm rolling about 20 mph most of the way and having fun, heading west, which means that the road is to my right, and I'm facing the oncoming traffic. The speed limit on the road is 40. So the cars 15 feet away from me are essentially moving at ~80+ mph past me. Now that the scene is set, the event.

Someone in an oncoming car leans out their window... ...and yells something at me.

Given the speeds, the wind, the distances, and planetary alignments, I didn't exactly hear what he said, though it sounded something like this: "GGHHUUURRRRRGAAAALLAAAAA~!!!"

I honestly can't tell you why... but I had a big stupid grin on my face for the next 10 minutes.
Mileage: 25

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Walnut Canyon

There are some days when you just have to say "You know what, I'm gonna do *insert action here*." and throw it in the face of everything you have to do but don't want to do. Because let's face it. Everything you need to do isn't going to go anywhere. That, and I wanted to see what was left of the trees changing colors.

So I went on a ride this afternoon. It started as a run to Fisher Point.. but when I got there, I felt like I was just warming up.. so I went up an "equestrian bypass" which is a trail that goes up to the canyon rim over Fisher Point, and then runs along the rim of Walnut Canyon for something like 6 miles. I'd never been on that trail, and it was lots of fun. I even rescued a couple horses that untied themselves while their owners were off hiking.

I would have kept on going when the trail crossed a forest road that lead back into town, but I had only put two bottles of Sobe in the Camelbak, and I was running low at that point. Maybe next weekend.

Mileage: 26.4 miles

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Deer and Rollers

Another post about yesterday, but it has today in it too!

Yesterday I met up with TC when she got off work, and we rode around Buffalo Park since she had never been there, and I'd never actually ridden on the trail there. Fairly uneventful, it was a nice leisurely ride on the two mile loop.

But, on the way back to her apartment, we were riding on the urban trail across McMillan Mesa, and we spotted some deer. We counted six total, three of which were fawns. I managed to get a couple pictures with my camera before it got too dark. My camera does not do so well with low light.

And today, TC brought over a set of bicycle rollers for me to use, since they're too loud for her to use in her apartment. They're interesting for sure, but not too bad. Balance is tricky. It'll be a good way for me to keep doing long rides when the weather keeps me inside.

Mileage: ~30 miles. I wasn't paying attention.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wind and loads

So, this was supposed to be yesterday's post, but hey, I didn't get home til ~10:30, and I didn't feel like writing, just sleeping.

Two of my bikes are very easy to recognize as "mine," as I built cargo racks for them. Yesterday was the first time I put any sort of load on the one on my road bike, Spork. I put a crate on the back, and after dropping off a printer at a friend's house, went to the store and filled up the crate.

Total, it weighed close to 30 pounds... which is more than the bike itself weighs, and it presented an interesting problem. With all the weight behind the rear wheel, the front of the bike was lighter than usual. Combined with how high the weight was, it made for a very twitchy ride home.

Later on in the day, I went to meet up with my sister at the office where she works. I almost didn't because of the wind. I don't like riding in wind, at all, because most of my experience with wind has been on a mountain bike, which isn't the best for aerodynamics. But, I went anyways, again on Spork, and braved the 40mph gusts. And you know what? It wasn't that bad.

The road bike puts me in a position where I'm leaning forward on the bike, with an option to lean even further if I move my hands from the top of the bars into the drops. That position meant I got blown around a lot less than on a mountain bike. Which in turn meant I enjoyed the entire ride, which was longer than I expected.

Mileage: 22

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Broken Glass an- Who's that guy?!

Hi, I'm Kev. Jack invited me to post here. Good, that's out of the way...

So.. my plan for the day was to ride all the way down to Sedona from Flagstaff via Old Munds Highway, and then either call Jack for a rescue, or ride back home, depending on how I felt. All was looking good for a fun ride, besides leaving a half hour late. Meh.

So, I make it out to Fort Tuthill, and some idiots in a pickup truck toss a glass bottle out the window. At me. Bottle shatters on the shoulder right in front of me. Somehow, my front wheel defies the laws of flats and avoids all the shards of glass. My rear was not so lucky. I stop and count 5 wet spots where the Slime is leaking out the holes. I spin the wheel, hoping the slime will stop the leaks, but no such luck. I had to stop twice on the way home to pump up the tire, but it did get me home. I'm re-considering my choice to stop running sealant-filled tubes after that, at least on the mountain bike, because it did make a difference. either way though, I was pretty miffed about being cheated out of my ride.

So, a few hours later, after I calmed down and chilled, I dig out the spare tube that's been in my closet for the past year and a half (It has slime in it, go figure.) and ride almost half way to Sedona and back home. Pretty uneventful, save for the cows on the side of the road along the way. I still want to ride down and back soon.

Mileage: 46

Friday, August 8, 2008


I give up.  I can't make it to and from work without bending the shit out of the wheel.  I'm done trying.
Mileage: ???

Thursday, August 7, 2008


So I've had a big problem with bending rear wheels on my bicycle.  So last night, I had an epiphany.  With a little help from Kev, I rigged up a way to true the wheel that is pretty damn accurate.  I got my wheel down to 0.01 inches of variance.  Total cost so far was about $40.  I'll post the actual dollar amount once I finish version 2, which we'll get to in a minute.
Flaws in version 1 were pretty minimal.  First and foremost is that the blasted thing is too accurate.  The needle on the dial moves way too much for my liking, so I keep refining and refining until it is so close to perfect.  Then I remember that a tenth of an inch is a full rotation on the dial, so that little swing it has is nothing by comparison.  The other flaw is more of a design flaw, in that there isn't really a way to tell if the hoop is off-center of the hub.  The idea I have to further the design is to attach an L shaped piece of aluminum (wrapped in duck tape so it won't mar up the frame), that will hopefully let me mark out a uniform place on the chain-stays to mount the clamp.  Once I have this uniform mark, I should be able to tell how far off to one side or the other the wheel is.
While this rig sounds somewhat inaccurate, I think it will serve its purpose.  Save me money and trips to the bike shop.  I may even invest in a cheap front fork and make it into a work-bench type solution, but we'll see on that one.
Mileage:  0

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


So some people didn't believe that I found actual running water on my rides. Here I prove them wrong!
On a side note, I had a really long ride today. 25 miles total. And the strange part was that I felt pretty good after the long ride. Tired, but not exhausted like when I started the 18 mile rides. I was impressed.
Mileage: 25

Monday, August 4, 2008


I know that most people think of scorching heat when they think of Arizona, but Flagstaff is a little different. This weekend the high temperatures was in the mid-80's, but it always manages to feel much hotter in the sun. Between the extreme heat of hauling my big self up hills and the hot black-top, it felt like nearly 140 degrees on the bicycle.
I also was reminded of how badly I despise tap-water. I normally filter my drinking water through a faucet-based filter, and then through a pitcher-based filter. In preparing for my ride, I realized that I had not refilled the pitcher all the way, and I had to top off my camelback with tap water. About half way through my ride, I hit that water and nearly blew chunks on the side of the road. Stomach churning nastiness in the Flagstaff water system. This may be just me, though, as several of my friends think it is the best water they've ever tasted. Freaks.
Mileage: 18

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Had a pretty good ride today, found actual running water and actual life!
I also got my second car up and running, it is one kick-ass Jiggady. After over a year of sitting, it cranked right up! Had to replace the battery, but that was my fault. There was a paper-towel stuck in the rear hatch keeping the dome light on.
Mileage: 19

Thursday, July 31, 2008


Another George Carlin quote for today:  "I have interests, not hobbies.  Hobbies cost money, interests are free."
So the question is, do I want a new bicycle?  At current I'm going through rear wheels like most people go through underwear.  I've also got what sounds like one DEAD bottom bracket, and though it may actually be a symptom of the BB dying, it sounds like the frame is now screaming in pain when I ride.  It is vexing.  And even more so is the lack of steal-framed bikes at my favorite shop in town.
But I did get a nice ride in yesterday.  Changing my route to include the climbs going to the community college, should help my endurance some, I hope.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Ok, most people from near Flagstaff know that we have hills.  Not gigantic hills, but certainly not Iowa.  I had to go over to the community college, and it is on top of the worst hill I know.  I hurt.
On the plus side, I got registered for classes and got books and stuff.  Crap, no turning back.
Mileage: 3.5

Scooter Trash

"I don't have pet peeves; I have major psychotic fucking hatreds, okay. And it makes the world a lot easier to sort out. " -- George Carlin

I really love the phrase "Scooter Trash", but with the massive amount of idiots on scooters now-a-days, it has lost its charm and turned into a complete and utter insult.

On Saturday, riding to Best Buy, I had someone on a scooter pass me on the bike path. Now, for those not familiar with Flagstaff, the bike path is a double-width side walk intended for bicycles. I was so aghast at this man's audacity, that I yelled at him. How can you fathom this to be a good idea? Mixing bicycles, pedestrians, and scooters on the same path? Why not make pedestrians walk in the street while we're at it?
This morning I found another of these morons sitting in the bike lane (diamond line along side car traffic lanes) waiting for a light to change. He yelled at me when I passed him and sat in front of him for the light, and took my sweet time riding off.

One last thing, why does scooter trash think that a bicycle helmet is enough to protect their brain? Though, I guess they're already brain-dead to make that decision...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Weekend of riding!

Did a couple nice rides this weekend.  One over to Best Buy to get some DVD's (I <3 Stargate SG1), and then my normal 18 mile ride.  I felt accomplished.  I do, however, need to get the back of my hands tan.  They look horridly out of place.
Mileage: 38

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Jack Off...

So funny little story today. Went to look at one of my coworkers' calendar to see when she wasn't working, and on August 1st I saw this entry (click for more detail). Epic.

Mileage: 7

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Nice comfortable day, with a nice long ride after work.
Mileage: 18

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Wet ending.

Had a great ride. Felt really strong for the third day in a row on the ride. Got pretty rainy right before I got home, so it was nice and cool.
Mileage: 18

Saturday, July 19, 2008


So I did a LOT of riding this week, but didn't post it all. So today we catch up on it all (get it, ketchup? I so funny).

Tuesday: 18 miles.
Wednesday: Took the day off work, and didn't ride. Slacker.
Thursday: Drove. I fail.
Friday: 18 miles.
Saturday: 18 miles.

I'm impressed with myself because this puts me at 90 miles for the last 7 days. I really hope I can keep this up.
Mileage: 54 (total of above).

Monday, July 14, 2008

New wheel!

WTB DX23. We'll see how this one stands up. Nice long ride in the rail on the way home. Good times.
Mileage: 15

Wheels suck.

So I broke spokes off the new wheel. Lasted a whole... two weeks! Woo! They said they'd fix it, but we'll see. Right about now I feel like such a lard-ass. Maybe I should change the blog's name to Bike Killer, or El Heffer. Blech.
Mileage: 3.5

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Did the long ride today with Kev. Rode the same way I'll ride once I start doing it from work. Was hot and humid today, but we still pulled it off.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Did a pair of rides today. Both fairly short, but it was a good time. Went towards Fischer Point, and found that the bike would not shift into the lowest ring on the front. Made it back home after trying to fix it on the trail and couldn't. Got home and realized that the new bike pump holder was in the way of the derailer. Got that off and fixed how badly I had mucked up the adjustment on the trail, and headed out to Woody Mountain Road. Pretty good road ride. Once the road turned to dirt, there was a mass of cars, so I headed back in. Good times.
Mileage: 10

Thursday, July 10, 2008


So I just did the to and from work ride today. My legs were dead about half way to work. That late-night ride yesterday killed.
Mileage: 7

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Ride 'em both!

Had a dress up day at work, so I rode the motorcycle to work today. Went for a my long ride after I got home. It got nice and cool after the sun went down, which made the last push home pretty nice.
Mileage: 18

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Went for a ride with TC after work. Not too short, but not as good as my longer rides. Was nice to take it nice and slow. TC has issues with riding fast on dirt. But it was nice to have a slow pace. Normally I push myself pretty hard.
Mileage: 13

Monday, July 7, 2008


So, Saturday I took off for my normal 18 mile ride, and got about two miles before I realized my front tire was completely gone. Of course I don't carry a spare tube, so I had to walk back. The muggy summer monsoons did not help. Dripping with sweat I made it home in a couple hours.

Tonight I washed 'er up and slapped on a new rubber. Just a quick ride, but I think we both enjoyed it.

Turns out it was a piece of wire that was still in the tire. Glad I found it before I got the new tube in.
Mileage: 2 riding and 2 walking.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


The second day is always harder. Especially on this long of a ride.
Mileage: 18

Independance Day

Took a chill ride for the holiday. Got nice and wet with the rain. It was fun. This long ride is getting easier, which is awesome.
Mileage: 18

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Josh does not think the wheel bend is my fault. Best news of the day! \m/


I think I just killed another rim. There is a wibble in the rear wheel that you can feel in the seat. Makes me realize just how heavy I am... /wrists
Mileage: 3.5

Monday, June 30, 2008

Quick ride!

Was pretty baked from the long rides this weekend, so I rode straight home. 7 miles seems so short, but I could feel my legs were fried. Off to the motorcycle shop now!
Mileage: 7

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Push it!

Long enough ride today that Code passed out after we got back. Any suggestions for pranks? :-D

Mileage: 18

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Self improvement is masturbation

Now self destruction...
One hell of a ride today. I'm going to sleep well. Going to do it again tomorrow too! =-]

Mileage: 18

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Nice long ride today. Spatter of rain, but not enough to get wet. Followed a gal through campus in a bikini. Glad she didn't run me into anything.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Getting easier and faster on the long way home. Good times. Think I'll take tomorrow off, though. Shoulders and back are burning bad.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Long road...

Took the long road home today. The wind is a killer here. But was good still.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Found it!

On my way past the local community college the other day, I noticed a trail heading off in a direction I had not yet gone. So I decided to ride it. Twisted around from my house to the back side of the local truck stop. To make it more interesting I tacked on a bit more distance on the street. A good chunk of which I ended up walking, but it was all good.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Hump day...

What an odd day. Nice ride to and from work, go out to sushi with a friend, and then watch her get a tattoo. Nice full day! Tat turned out awesome too (click for a better view).

Because I've been told that the first image is "racy", I decided to post an "in progress" image.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I spent most of the day really pissed off about stacks of crap from work. Got on the bicycle, rode hard all the way home. Felt astonishingly better. Gotta love the bicycle.
Mileage: 9

Case of the "Mondays"?

First Monday of the year! And boy did it suck. Finally drug myself out of bed, and ran into a wall of tired and unmotivated as soon as I got to work. Bah well, put my miles in!

Also went to Chinese for lunch, so tacked on a couple extra miles.
Mileage: 11

Friday, June 13, 2008

Fridays, woo!

Riding to work on Fridays is always fun. Today was extremely hot, though. And not having any wind on the way home made it quite the sweaty and sticky experience. But it was still fun.
Mileage: 9

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bicycles are like sex...

Bicycles are like sex: Sometimes you just have to flip them over, lube 'em up, ride 'em until you're exhausted, wait a few hours and do it again.
Mileage: 7