Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

40.50 miles - Errands/Penn/Dinner/Library - 9/26/08

15 miles (to the library with Liam)
Greenpeace with ride-a-long

14.30 miles
avg 17.2
max 28.6
cal 495.4
0.49.48
Vintage Trek Commuter

11.20 miles
avg 12.7
max 23.2
cal 256.2
0.52.45
Greenpeace with ride-a-long

Thursday, September 25, 2008

25 miles - Commute/Cedar Lake loop/YMCA after work - 9/25/08

14 miles (Comute/YMCA) on Trek 500 winter bike

11.67 miles (Cedar Lake/Harvest Moon in afternoon)
17.6 avg
max 24.6
cal 392.3
0.39.46
Trek 330 single speed

8 miles - Commute ("new" winter bike) - 9/25/08

8 miles

Put together the winter bike and roe it home...details and pics later...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pics from the Sabo Bike Bridge

Toward downtown...

There's always some industry...and it always looks rundown...
Going west across the bridge toward the Greenway...
Looking up across the bridge toward the east...

2425 total miles...

8.89 miles - ride with Thatcher - 9/20/08

8.89 miles
avg 9.1
max 20.8
cal 135.9
0.58.31
Greenpeace

21.85 miles - Greenway/Rainbow errand - 9/19/08

21.85 miles
avg 17.3
max 26.6
cal 729.3
1.15.31
Vintage Trek 330 single speed

Thursday, September 18, 2008

21.40 miles - Commute/ Ride with Liam to CRC - 9/18/08

8.21 miles
avg 16.4
max 32.2
cal 274.0
0.30.00
Trek commuter

13.19 miles
avg 14.1
max 23.3
cal 335.4
0.55.53
Greenpeace w/ ride-a-long

Love those rides with Liam...we stopped at the park across from CRC (Cars-R-Coffins) on Lyndale...great time!!!
Picked up the new copy of Momentum Magazine ( www.momentumplanet.com ).

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

6.99 miles - Lunch with my wife/groceries - 9/18/08

6.99 miles
avg 9.2
max 18.4
cal 109.0
0.45.00
Trek commuter

Nice ride with my wife...she rode her sweeeeet Trek 7.6fx...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

36.49 miles - Chain of Lakes (all 4) - Evening errands - 9/16/08

23.15 miles
avg 19.0
28.6 max
cal 849.8
1.13.00
Poprad

13.34 miles
avg 17.2
36.4 max
cal 485.0
0.46.23
Poprad

Monday, September 15, 2008

24.64 miles - Cedar Lake trail/Downtown/U of MN/West River Parkway/Greenway - 9/15/08

24.64 miles
avg 17.8
max 30.4
cal 904.3
1.22.58
Poprad

Wheeeeew a great ride....cruising across the Hennepin Bridge at over 30mph...as soon as I climbed on the Poprad, I realized how much I missed riding it in the past week - its gonna be a long winter....

Sunday, September 14, 2008

8.05 miles - rainy Commute - 9/13/08

8.05 miles
avg 16.7
max 33.2
cal 280.7
0.28.50
Vintage Trek 330 single speed

Friday, September 12, 2008

21.25 miles - Home Depot/Office Max/Commute/Byerly's - 9/12/08

21.25 miles
avg 16.0
max 33.4
cal 693.1
1.19.27
Greenpeace

A lot of errand today...also, I changed my flat handlebar to a Bontrager Crowbar...too much money for what it is, but it is wider than the flat bar, which handles much better and is more comfortable...old bar - 56cm...new bar 60cm with a 5 degree rise....

Liam catchin' some air...not bad for a 5 year old!!!




18.61 miles - Greenway to River and back - 9/11/08

18.61 miles
avg 18.4
max 23.5
cal 648.4
1.00.32
Vintage Trek 330 single speed

Interestingly, it took exactly, almost to the second, 30 minutes, to get to the river and 30 minutes to get back...everyone should have a sweet single speed in their collection...they totally rock...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My first attempt at a BMX (I'm 36)

8.01 miles - Commute - 9/10/09

8.01 miles
avg 16.9
max 32.8
cal 277.9
0.28.21
Vintage Trek 330 single speed

13.42 miles - Errands/Vote in primary/Punch Pizza - 9/9/08

13.42 miles
12.9 avg
max 26.6
cal 373.7
1.02.00
Greenpeace

It was nice not having to pull a little dude around...but then again he is great company and he likes being pulled...I came to the conmclusion while riding around today that I am going to utilize my '84 Trek 500 for an Extracycle, so...the project begins!!!

www.xtracycle.com

20.09 miles - Greenway/CRC/RiverGreenway - 9/9/08

20.09 miles
17.7 avg
25.2 max
695.9 cal
1.07.49
Vintage Trek 330 single speed

Monday, September 8, 2008

26.91 miles - Edina is NOT bike friendly - Errand in Edina/Lake Hariet via Penn Ave/CRC for coffee/Lake Calhoun/SW Corridor

26.91 miles
avg 17.9
max 32.2
cal 970.8
1.30.03
Poprad

I had to ride to Circuit City, which is right off France just before you hit 494. It was hell getting to Circuit City on the west side of France Ave....I took Blake Rd to Vernon to Wooddale Ave to Valley View Rd and that is where the hell started....after I crossed under HW62 I had to zigzag in a weird parallel to France Ave....Edina needs to take a serious look at their biking routes!!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

13.37 miles - Lake Calhoun/Dunn Bros on Hennepin - 8/7/08

13.37 miles
avg 15.9
max 23.6
cal 393.1
0.50.24
Greenpeace with ride-a-long

Friday, September 5, 2008

Wells Fargo drive thru on my bike - NOT!!!

Image from www.blog.wellsfargo.com/.../Drive-UpWindow.jpg

Is it OK for Wells Fargo to restrict bikes from going through the drive-up window?


I was a bit purturbed when the Wells Fargo on Exelsior in St. Louis Park, made me go inside and refused to service me when I pulled up...even though the week before I had done it without an issue. They told me I was allowed to take my bike inside because - as usual - there were no bike racks. So I went in and rode my bike inside over to the teller and parked my bike and then rode across the bank on my way out...


I forgot about it until this week when I pulled up - in my car - beside one of those big ugly stupid and rediculously loud Harley's and he got served just fine...then I thought - why can't I on my bike????
Would they let their wago pull up??

Any help???

14.33 miles - Commute/Cedar Lake Extension - 8/5/08

14.33 miles
avg 19.0
max 36.3
cal 580.4
0.45.12
Poprad

Thursday, September 4, 2008

8.48 miles - Commute - 8/4/08

8.48 miles
avg 18.4
max 33.0
cal 336.7
0.27.39
Poprad

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

18.73 miles - Greenway to River and back - 8/03/08

18.73 miles
avg 17.6
max 29.1
cal 650.2
1.03.50
Poprad

Starting to get chilly, considering it was 90 degrees yesterday...70 today.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

17.76 miles - SW Corridor/Lake Calhoun/Hutchinson Spur - 9/1/08

17.76 miles
avg 17.8
max 27.5
cal 607.9
0.59.41
Poprad

Quick ride before putting the kids to bed...beautiful night for a ride...unfortunately, there are too many people who ride at dusk without the proper lighting...riding at dusk can be very dangerous...especially on the trails.

Monday, September 1, 2008

30.16 miles - Greenway/Stop at Penn Cycle Uptown/Freewheel/River Trail/Minnehaha Parkway/Sw Corridor - 8/31/08

30.16 miles
avg 13.2
max 29.0
cal 745.2
2.16.07
Greenpeace with Ride-a-long

I adore my sons, Liam and Thatcher, so anytime I get to do something we all enjoy is great. Liam and I took a nice long ride today...the weather was gorgeous...we stopped for a treat at Freewheel and to pick up a part at Penn Cycle...we also stopped for a rest along the creek. I let Liam walk around in the water and play for awhile...good times!!