Monday, November 29, 2010

26 miles - commute x 3 - 11/25/ - 11/28/10

26 miles

GF Tassahara winter bike

Icey wet and snow....I think I may be geared a bit too high with a 50t front chainring. So I am going to install a 46t chainring that I have laying around. I like the top end, but with my left knee in a bit of pain from pushing a big gear and snowy conditions may be better with a different - higher RPM and lower overall speed.
Oh yeah...I finally got that damn front fender to stop rubbing...that is, until I bump it or something.
The getting-used-to curve is over for the winter bike. Now tyhe slower speeds and weird handling is just familiar again. I better get used to it. It's going to my only ride for another 4 months.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

8 miles - commute - 11/20/10

8 miles

GF Tassahara winter bike

Brrrr...20ish degrees....

Friday, November 12, 2010

14 miles - Commute/Cedar Lake Extension - 11/12/10

14 miles

GF Tassahara SS (winter bike)

I missed riding this crappy ol' bike since last year. I just wish I had a narrower set of tires for this thing.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

18.1 miles - Greenway to Mississippi River and Back - 11/11/10

18.1 miles
18.0 avg
24.6 max


Hell wind coming from the west...tired, feeling shitty. Hope this crappy ride isn't the last on the Madone for the winter.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

10 miles - Beer run - 11/10/10

10 miles

Winter bike

Went to get some beer and stop at the shop to chat. Actually enjoyed riding the winter bike tonight. I think I will turn it into my Luce Line bike next summer with some hybrid tires and maybe a summertime wheel set. I have been wanting to build something up just to ride on the crushed limestone trails...might as well keep it going in the summer.

Monday, November 8, 2010

35.7 miles - Minnetonka Route ( - 11/8/10

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35.7 miles
19.0 avg
35.2 max


I don't live at the U, so I started from home in St. Louis Park. I decided to ride the route clockwise. I rode strsight up Minnetonka Blvd. I followed the route pretty well until Shorline Dr, where I missed Tonkawa Rd and instead stayed on Shoreline Dr until Ferndale Rd.

It was exciting to ride new roads, plus the whole idea of having a map and having to use tat map to find my location and route took me back to my 4 Day Solo Tour from August of this year. Apparently I love the feeling of having to find my way and chart a new course.

It was fun ride. I just wish I had more time to do longer routes. Its November anyway....

22.4 miles - night ride - 11/4/10

22.4 miles
15.4 avg
22.9 max

Trek 520