Thursday, March 25, 2010

8 miles - commute - 3/25/10

8 miles

Black Trek going to work.

Trek 520 coming home.

23.5 miles - Greenway/River pakwy/Minnehaha Prkwy/Lake Hariet/Wooddale - 3/23/10

23.5 miles
27.1 max
17.5 avg
1:20.11

Black Trek

Adjusted cleat during ride...need to readjust b/c the left shoe is pulling my foot in - very painful to my knee and uncomfortable to the ankle. Nice day and a good, albeit short, ride.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

11.1 miles - Commute/Minnetonka Mills - 3/21/10

11.1 miles
17.4 avg
0:38:01

Black Trek

Having some issues with the fit on the black Trek. I think I simply need a shorter stem. I have been waiting for the Salsa CroMoto quill stem to come off of recall. I may just have to go another route....

34 miles - commute x 2/Greenway to River - 3/19 - 3/2- - 3/21/10

34 miles total

29.9 miles
17.0 avg
27.7 max
1:45:05

Trek 400 SS = 30 miles
Black Trek = 4 miles

I have some issues with the single speed that I need to address such as narrow handlebars, short 170mm cranks and saddle.

I have been experiencing some left knee pain, which I believe is due to my femur break when I was 13. I am going to try and reposition my cleat slight on the left pedal and see what results I get.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Trek 400 single speed




Surly hub laced into the original Rigida rim with 27 x 1 1/4 Conty Ultra Sport tires.






I wanted to keep it looking like a classic-looking road bike, so I stripped all drivetrain, except for the cranks (170mm) and the brakes and replaced the hub and front chainring. I added the Bontrager Select lightweight fenders for spring riding.

She's a wee bit dirty right now, but really shines up nice!!!

29 miles - Errands by bike - 52 degrees - 3/15/10

29.0 mjiles
17.0 avg
1:42:26
Trek 400 SS

Breakfast at The Original Pancake House in Watzata. Then shoe shopping for Liam at Ridgedale. Next to WellsFargo in SLP. Then a quick trip down to the Lakes and back.
Great weather!!!

12 miles - Commute/extended version - 3/14/10

12 miles

Trek 400 SS

Friday, March 12, 2010

8 miles - Commute - 40 degrees/rainy - 3/12/10

8 miles

Trek 520 to work

Maiden voyage of the 1983 Trek 400 Single Speed on the way home.

The 400 was nice, but much bumpier than the 520 and the narrow handlebars are difficult to get used to. The ratio I have on the drivetrain is pretty good - details and pics later....

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

17.2 miles - Exelsior/101/Minnetonka Blvd - 45 degrees - 3/5/10





17.2 miles
16.4 avg
26.4 max
1:03:13

Trek 520
First "ride" of the season....very short and very slow. I need to work the winter out of my bones. Plus I haven't really spent much time on the trainer - most of the exercise has been running and strength training.
Needless to say, the 520 is finished and in commuting mode...LOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT YEAR!!!!

8 miles - commute - 3/4/10

8 miles

Commute

520

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

13 miles - Commute/YMCA - 3/2/10

13 miles

Rode to the Y and back to work....a lot of clothes to carry along...changed 4 times in about an hour.

I need to get the new bars, brake levers and tires on the 520. It is going to be my spring bike this year. I may have to get some full fenders for extra protection. The Bontrager Satellites just won't cut it in the large puddles and horrible amounts of leftover sand and salt from the winter...

Monday, March 1, 2010

31 miles - Commute x3/Gorshe Auto - 30 degrees - 2/27 - 2/28/10, 3/1/10

31 miles

Gary Fisher Winter Bike

Dropped the car off in Dinkytown today and then rode to work...ice on the roads and trails was not too bad....the "new" bike lanes in MPLS really f&#kin' suck ass!!! That is another blog post....