Saturday, November 24, 2007

Short Spin

I went out for a little spin today. It was cold, but for me at least, a short ride outside is better than a long spin inside. I hate trainers!
Here's a picture of my singlespeed mountain bike. It's been a faithful friend for 14 years. Plans are continuing for LBL 2008. I'll be posting a few details in the next week or so. Until then, stay warm!

Now playing: King Crimson - Two Hands
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Sunday In Hell

Here's a short section from "A Sunday In Hell", Jorgen Leth's masterpiece documenting the 1976 Paris Roubaix race.

Now playing: Miles Davis - Human Nature
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

LBL April 19th, 2008?

The KeRNeL dropped me a note, lobbying for April 19th for our Spring Classic. So, that's the date, for now. If you can't make it on this date, let me know.

Now playing: Johnny Cash - Danny Boy
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Sunday, November 11, 2007


I got up early & made some coffee. My knee is still a little tender, so I decided to ride the Panzer (pictured), instead of the fixie. I purposely went out early, to avoid football traffic & because I love riding when the temperature is in the forties & fifties. Cooler weather requires a little forethought in clothing selection. It took me a while to realize that one of the reasons my toes would get cold when the mercury dropped was due to the fact I racheted my shoes too tight. Another hard earned prize was windblocking layers. I currently use these tights and a Craft windblock short sleeve base layer when the shivers start (usually around 35 degrees). I've been lusting after a pair of Lake winter shoes, but haven't pulled the trigger. Wool jersey, socks, leg warmers & cap are all part of my cycling wardrobe. What cold weather cycling tips do you all have?

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Gettin' by, day by day!

Most of you know I'm an Assistant Store Director at a local grocery store. I recently moved to another location & it's been a challenge. So, I apologize for not posting more. Things will work out. Somehow, during my last ride (about 2 weeks ago), I managed to tweak my right knee. So, I've been off the bike for a couple of weeks, but am planning to go out for a fixie ride Saturday. I'll post some pics: I'll probably go out early to beat the traffic to the Husker game. In the meantime, one of the schwag items for LBL has already been purchased. What do you think would be a cool memento from a ride? Let me know.