Friday, December 23, 2011

33.0 miles - commute x 3 - 12/20- 12/23/11

33.0 miles
16.4 avg
31.6 max (Cedar Lake Rd eastbound after HW169)
2:00:08

Black Trek

Yes, riding a semi-nice road bike days before Christmas in Minnesota. Heresy, maybe. Weather abberation, yes.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

20 miles - commute x 2 - 11/19/11 - 11/20/11

20 miles

Trek 620 spring bike

Why the spring bike? Mild December weather with no snow. Cleaned it up real good at work, chain, pulleys, etc... A clean ride make a night/day difference.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

11 miles - snowy commute home - 12/3/11

11 miles

GF Tassahara winter bike

Rode home with a couple of inches of fresh and falling snow. Great conditions with very little slippage and great control. Fun ride.

10 miles - cold night ride-Minnetonka BLVD/Cedar Lake Rd loop - 12/2/11

10 miles

GF Tassahara winter bike

8 miles - commute - 12/1/11

8 miles

GF Tassahara winter bike

Thursday, November 24, 2011

15 miles - Ridgedale YMCA - 11/24/11

15 miles

Trek 620 spring bike

Thanksgiving Day ride to the gym this morning. 50ish degrees near the end of November = awesomw!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

11 miles - commute - 11/19/11

11 miles

GF tasshara winter bike

Icy ride to and from work.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

16 miles - commute/ Cedar Lake Extension - 11/19/11

16 miles

GF Tassahara winter bike

The winter bike performed well in about 2 inches of fresh snow with sleet under it. Rode along the west side of Cedar lake and then up the Greenway to home at around 28 degrees.

Monday, November 7, 2011

20.2 miles - Greenway/River/Twins Stadium/Cedar Lake/Greenway - 11/5/11

20.2 miles
17.7 avg
28.1 max
1:08:13

Madone 6.5

Crazy headwind on the way back and a nice westerly tailwind on the way. Chilly fall day. Difficult 10 out of 20 miles.

11.2 miles - commute - 11/4/11

11.2 miles
21.0 avg
0:31:58

Madone 6.5

Friday, November 4, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

7 miles - Whole Foods and Trader Joe's - 10/21/11

7 miles

Grocery run....fit 12 pack of beer, two paper grocery bags (full), and a gallon of milk conmfortably into BOB.

GF Tassahara winter bike w/ BOB traler attached

18.5 miles - commute x 2 / Minnetonka Blvd extension - 10/17 - 10/18/11

18.5 miles
16.4 avg
30.1 max
1:07:43

Black Trek

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

14.8 miles commute /Williston extension - 10/18/11

14.8 miles
computer interference screwed up the rest of the data

Black Trek

Saturday, October 15, 2011

18.1 miles - Greenway to Mississippi River and back - 10/15/11

18.1 miles
18.9 avg
24.2 max
0:57:16

Madone 6.5

Due to crazy westerly headwind on the way home, I worked very hard to keep the avg up above 18.

12 miles - Commute/ Baker extension - 10/13/11

12 miles

Trek 620 spring bike

16.0 miles - Freewheel/ Lake Cahoun w/ Liam - 10/12/11

16.0 miles
10.4 avg
25.5 max
1:32:14

Madone 6.5

Liam on his Trek KDR road bike

Liam's first ride on his first road bike.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

18.2 miles - lake Calhoun x 2/ Mager and Quinn bookstore - 10/3/11

18.2 miles
11.6 avg
18.5 max
1:33:55

Black Trek w/ Burley
Black Trek riding to the bookstore w/ Thatcher

21.8 miles - commute - Theo Worth extension - 10/2/11

21.8 miles
18.1 avg
26.2 max
1:12:08

Madone 6.5

Friday, September 30, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

11.2 miles - Partially down Greenway and back - 9/25/11

11.2 miles
19.3 avg
23.9 max
0:34:37

madone 6.5

What can ya do in a half-hour?

18.8 miles - Lakes route - 9/23/11

18.8 miles
17.9 avg
24.2 max
1:02:46

Madone 6.5

This was a bonus hour for my birthday. Yippee!!

16.0 miles - commute x 2 - 9/22 - 9/23/11

16.0 miles
16.5 avg
26.9 max
0:58:11

Trek 520

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

7.8 miles - commute - 8/2411

7.8 miles
17.4 avg
26.1 max
0:25:58

Black Trek

Saturday, August 20, 2011

16.0 miles - commute/YMCA - 8/20/11

16.0 miles
16.1 avg
36.4 max
0:59:24

Black Trek

Friday, August 19, 2011

8 miles - commute - 8/19/11

8 miles

Black Trek

22.4 miles - commute/Cedar/Calhoun Lake Extension - 8/18/11

22.4 miles
16.2 avg
25.9 max
1:22:57

Trek 520 w/ new Surly Nice front rack and Axion Monsoon LX front paniers.

Monday, August 15, 2011

18.1 miles - Greenway to Miss. River - 8/4/11

18.1 miles
18.6 avg
26.8 max
0:58:11

Madone 6.5

Quick ride before taking off for vacation.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

17.8 miles - commute/ Baker Extension/YMCA/Frontage RD - 7/26/11

17.8 miles
16.7 avg
1:03:33

Trek 520

New Surly "Nice" Front Rack installed. It is really cool looking down over the front of my 520 with that crazy sturdy/big rack on there. I love it!

11.8 miles - commute/ Baker extension - 7/25/11

11.8 miles
18.1 avg
31.5 max
0:39:16

Madone 6.5

Monday, July 25, 2011

34.5 miles - Burkey pullin' x 2/Quick Lake Loop - 7-21 to 7-24-11

34.5 miles
14.4 avg
28.8 max
2:21:05

Black Trek w/Burley x 2, w/out Burley x 1

Monday, July 18, 2011

23.9 miles - Greenway/Lk Calhoun/Lk Hariet/Cedar Lake Tr/Splash Pad/Hutch-Spur - 7/18/11

23.9 miles
11.8 avg
21.9 max
1:58:47

Black Trek pullin' the Burley. At one point it showed 111 degrees on my cycling computer, which usallu means it is off ten degrees, give or take a few degrees.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

10.0 miles - Burley-pullin' withthe kids to Magers and Quinns Booksellers in Uptown - 7/3/11

10.0 miles
7.3 avg
13.6 max
1:21:34

Black Trek w/ Burly

18 miles - Greenway to River - 7/3/11

18 miles
19.3 avg
25.6 max
0:55:42

Madone 6.5

A lot of people on the trail today. I had an hour that I was able to sneak a ride into = rare.

Friday, July 1, 2011

19.1 miles - commute/Lake Calhoun extension - 7/1/11

19.1 miles
17.5 avg
25.4 max
1:05:13

Madone 6.5

Very hot ride home from work. Took the long way around Lake calhoun.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

11 miles - commute - 6/29/11

11 miles
17.2 avg
30.5 max
0:38:19

Madone 6.5

15.5 miles - YMCA pullin' the Burley - 6/29/11

15.5 miles
13.3 avg
30.7 max
1:09:33

Black Trek pullin the Burley. Kian had fun riding in the Burley. It hasn't seen qite as much useage since the boys started summer vacay. New saddle - Bontrager Affinity - was quite nice on the Black Trek. So far so good.

28.5 miles - commute/YMCA - 6/26/11

28.5 miles total for the day

14 miles to YMCA and back via the Trek 520

14.5 miles
17.5 avg
31.9 max
0:49:34

Black Trek

Quick little road ride before work.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

15 miles - commute/ Gorshe Auto - 6/21/11

15 miles

Trek 620 spring bike

Rainy ride to Gorshe's in Dinkytown between 10 and 11PM. Enjoyed the rain, but didn't have my cycling cap to utilize in the rain. Ordered a new one from GBP though.

8 miles - commute - 6/20/11

8 miles

Trek 520

Sunday, June 19, 2011

26.1 miles - commute/Sunset Trail Extension - 6/19/11

26.1 miles
18.3 avg
31.1 max
11:25:111

Madone 6.5

Took a new route on the Sunset Trail in Plymouth to HW101 in Wayzata and then back to the Hutch-ASpur Trail and back to work. Really nice to do ssomething different for a change.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

8 miles - commute - 6/8/11

8 miles

Madone 6.5

Very tired today for whatever reason and didn't want to take the long way home...

14.8 miles - Burley-pullin' - 6/4/11

14.8 miles

Black Trek w/ Burley

Hot as hell!!! Lots of water for me and Kian. Got my front derailleur finally adjusted properly.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

15.8 miles - YMCA w/ Burley - 6/1/11

15.8 miles
11.6 avg
23.8 max
1:21:15

Black Trek pullin' the Burley

Experiencing some crazy shifting issues with the black Trek. It is likely the reason that my L Ultegra shifter failed recently, which I replaced w/ a set of 105 shifters. I will check back in when I figure out the problem.
Note to self: when attaching Burley hitch, crank like hell on the skewer to make sure it is tight.

Monday, May 30, 2011

17 miles - commute and a evening ride - 5/30/11

8 miles (commute)

Trek 520

9 miles (evening ride)

Black Trek

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

17.6 miles - commute x 2 - 5/25, 5/28/11

17.6 miles
15.7 avg
24.2 max
1:07:25

Trek 520

Took the Hutch/Spur route both days and stopped at Target Saturday on the way home.

16 miles - commute/YMCA - 5/27/11

16 miles

Trek 620 spring bike

Was going to go to the YMCA after work, but ended up realizing that I forgot my wallet at work when I got to the Y.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

16.0 miles - commute/Ridgedale/Minnetaonka Blvd extension - 5/24/11

16.0 miles
17.3 avg
0:55:18

Trek 520

Thought I was going for a workout before work but ran out of time....nice morning for a ride anyway!!!

7.8 miles - commute - 5/23/11

7.8 miles
16.3 avg
26.6 max
0:28:23

Madone 6.5

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

18.6 miles - Lake Calhoun/Cedar Lake Tr/Hutch Spur/Greenway - 5/20/11

18.6 miles
17.2 avg
24.9 max
1:04:53

Black Trek

Took the black Trek due to some light rain. It felt good to be sprinkled on lightly. Felt strong except my lower back has been giving me issues today.

17.4 miles - commute x 2 - 5/18 - 5/19/11

17.4 miles
17.8 avg
29.3 max
0:58:20

Madone 6.5

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

52.7 miles - Figure 8 loop (w burbs/MPLS) - 5/17/11

52.7 miles
18.5 avg
29.6 max
2:50:51

Madone 6.5

Wasn't sue if I was going to hit 50 - time constraints, wind and energy. But eventually autopilot came on and I was even able to keep my average speed pretty high. GREAT RIDE!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

37.5 miles - MPLS road ride/Burley-pullin' - 5/16/11

37.5 miles

30.3 miles
17.8 avg
26.3 max
1:41:26

Madone 6.5 - Really great ride. Had a hard time getting the cobwebs out of my legs this morning. Felt really strong when I had to go home, of course. Going to try again tomorrow for a longer ride. I took the Greenway to the River. Then down to Minnehaha Parkway and home by Cedar Lake and then the Hutch-Spur Trail.

7.2 miles
20.2 max
0:40:09

Greenpeace pullin' the Burley. Took Kian down to the Good Bean Cafe for a cookie and a coffee. Had to stop at the police station to pick up my neighborhood newsletters to hand out. Kian fell asleep on the way home.

10 miles - commute - 5/15/11

10 miles

Madone 6.5

Friday, May 13, 2011

24 miles - Commute x 3 - 5/11, 5/12 and 5/14

24 miles

Trek 620 spring bike

This is why May sucks for getting miles in....rain, rain and thunderstorms.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

6.5 miles - Trader Joe's w/ Thatcher - 5/11/11

6.5 miles
avg 9.0
max 18.5
0:43:33

Trek 520

Took a trip to the store w/ Thatch. the boy can gab. He is fun to ride with, but we move along at a snails pace. He has a Trek 920 with slick tires that I bought him last year. We are going to do an extensve overhaul and make some mechanical changes and adjustments for him. It'll be a nice ride when we are done with it.

12.3 miles - Burley pullin/Lake Cahoun/Knollwood - 5/9/11

12.3 miles
16.3 max
1:09:48

Greenpeace w/Burley

Saturday, May 7, 2011

31.6 miles - commute x 2/YMCA/Minneonka Blvd - 5/7, 5/8/11

31.6 miles

4 miles - commute one way on the black Trek

26.6 miles
11.9 avg
2:13:14

Trek 520

First ride on the 520 with the new Avid Shorty 4 brakes and a new rack and bags - both from Bontrager. Brakes have some squeak, however the stopping power has doubled.
Great moring ride before work (14 miles) on the 520.

Friday, May 6, 2011

15 miles - commute/Ridgedale YMCA - 5/4/11

15 miles

Trek 620 spring bike

18.5 miles - commute x 2/Baker extension x 1 - 5/2, 5/3/11

18.5 miles
16.9 avg
26.9 max
1:05:28

Madone 6.5

It was nice enough to ride the Madone to work for a couple of days.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

27.7 miles - Hutch Spur/around Cedar Lake/Theo Wirth/Downtwon/River/Greenway - 4/28/11

27.7 miles
17.3 avg
32.5 max
1:35:18

Madone 6.5

2nd ride on the Madone for the year. Boy there is something about a stiff carbon ride that is simply magnificent. Its hard to describe.
Nice day. Had to wait for the rain to subside. It was around 55 degrees fo the ride and the clouds changed from overcast to a blue sky on the western horizon as I rode.
I felt fresh and strong but didn't last long. I am going to work on my strength training in the gym and gear it towards cycling if I can. I want to strengthen my lower back and my neck, shoulders and "lower core." I really wanna start eating better also.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

31.2 - Greenway/Ford Bridge/Downtown/Kenilworth/Hutch Spur - 4/24/11

31.2 miles
17.7 avg
29.3 max
1:45:01

Madone 6.5

First ride on the Madone this year. Wow...what a difference! Had to change a flat after realizing halfway up the block that my tire was low. It was a nice relaxing ride.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

19.4 miles - commute/Cedar Lake/Baker rd - 4/23/11

19.4 miles
16.8 avg
33.1 max
1:0909

Black Trek.

A little post and pre-work ride. Finished installing my new (literally) 105 shifters that I got from Doug this morning. Same 2008 vintage that my Ultegra shifters are from and I honestly didn't notice a difference.

8 miles - commute - 4/22/11

8 miles

Trek 620 spring bike.

Good day for a spring bike...wet.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

17.1 miles - Ridgedale via SW corridor, MTKA Loop Trail pullin' the Burrrley - 4/21/11 - 110 miles to meet the April goal.

17.1 miles
21.9 max
1:32:33

Greenpeace pullin' the Burley. We had a good time. Kian fell asleep three times. We stopped at a park in Minnetonka for Kian to play. We ate at Big Bowl in Byerly's in Ridgedale. Pretty cool time with the little guy.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

29.8 miles - commute/pre-commute ride - 4/17/11 (135 miles to reach my April goal)

29.8 miles
16.3 avg
27.4 max
1:49:18

Black Trek

Rode a pretty typical route down the Greenway, north up the river, through MPLS and out to Theo Wirth, and then onto the Kenilworth Trail to Ceadr Lake Rd. I then took an extra couple of miles to Wayzata Blvd(Frontage Rd) and then to the shop.

I really need to strat riding the Madone. There were some mechanical issues w/ the Black Trek, including a locked up front derailleurand a bent tooth on my large chainring in the front making it not possible to use my last two small cogs (top speed) on my cassette.

Otherwise a really nice ride.

It has been taking my legs longer than usual to get motivated during rides. I think I need to cut the running down in the winter and take some spin classes or something.

8 miles - commute - 4/16/11

8 miles

Trek 620 rain bike

...because it rained.

30.0 miles - commute/Minnetonak Middle School West - 4/14 - 4/15/11

30.0 miles
16.7 avg
32.8 max
1:47:34

Black Trek

Rode out to the Minnetonka Middle School for a tour . It was just over 12 miles one way.the tour went well and solidified my thought that it will be a great school for Thatcher. Nice ride....beat the rain - whooo!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

23.3 miles - commute x 2 - 4/11 - 4/12/11

23.3 miles
15.8 avg
1:28:15

Black Trek

Did a little pre-work ride zig-zagging around Minnetonka and Hopkins. Weather has been great.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

4 miles - Burley pull (1rst of the year) - 4/9/11

4 miles

Greenpeace pullin' the Burley

Liam, Kian and I went to the skate park. Decided to leave earl;y due to too many delinquents cussing like crazy. One pestered Liam to "borrow" his bike to do bunny hops. Liam is smart enough at 8 to know who the Fuckheads are. Kian enjoyed the ride in the trailer of course. Weather was nice for early April.

30.8 miles - commute x 2 - 4/7 - 4/8/11

30.8 miles
16.2 avg
1:53:13

Black Trek

The first commute on this bike I was sluggish. I have to say that I don't have many trips under 10 miles that are brutal. I don't know why this one was, but the ride home was great. I've got a few more bnugs to work out on the black Trek, such as adjusting the rear deraileur drop and maybe replacing the chain to add a link or two. I may add spacers to the horizontal dropouts also.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

24 miles - commute x 3 - 4/4,4/5,and 4/6/11

24 miles

4/4 and 4/5 on the Trek 620 spring bike.
4/6 on the 1981 Black Trek.

165 miles for March 2011 = 340 miles for 2011 thus far

I am 50 miles behind par for 2011. 235 miles in April 2010 means that my goal is 285 miles in April 2011.

8 miles - commute - 3/30/11

8 miles

Trek 620 spring bike

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

15 miles - Gorshe Auto/commute - 3/22/11 (83 miles till MARCH goal)

15 miles

Rode from Gorshe's in Dinkytown to work and home. Yup, it was 35 degrees and raining/sleeting through MPLS and again in Minnetonka. The ride home was intersting also. I was buzzed by many many litttle tiny chinks of ice called sleet that didn't allow me to look straight ahead for more than a second at a time. It wasn't so bad on Texas Ave after I turned from pointing due east to due south on Texas.

Trek 620 spring bike (performed awesome in those conditions with the cyclocross tires and SKS Commuter fenders)

14 miles - commute/YMCA Ridgedale - 3/21/11

14 miles

Trek 620 Spring bike

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

24 miles - commute x 3 - 3/11 - 3/13/11

24 miles

Commute x 3

GF Tassahara winter bike

In the process of building up my "spring" bike.....all I can say is it is gonna be sweet...details in a day or two.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

36 miles - commute x 4 - 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/8/11

36 miles

Commute x 4 and one ride to the Bean Good Cafe to meet up with Colin.

GF Tassahara winter bike

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

10 miles - commute/Hopkins Hardware - 3/1/11

10 miles

GF Tassahara winter bike

100 miles in February 2011 = total so far is 175 miles for 2010

100 miles in March 2010. I am 115 miles under par. My goal for March 2011 is 215 miles.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

24 miles - commute x 2 - 2/11-2/12/11

24 miles

GF Tasshara winter bike


Friggin' unleashed dogs on the trail. 5 dogs and four of them were not on a leash. I had to yell out "get your dog!"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

8 miles - commute - 1/3/11

8 miles

GF Tassahara winter bike

19 miles - Mississippi River and back via Greenway - 32 degrees - 2/4/11

19 miles
1 hour 15 minutes

GF Tassahara winter bike

Tried embrocation and it didn't work. I used it on my toes and they were very very cold when I got home. The ride was nice. There were a lot of people on the trail for Feb 4th.

It was great to get a ride in though...woooo!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

76 miles in January 2011 - 76 miles thus far.

Goal was 100 per 2010 January miles. 25 miles under par. Goal for February 2011 is 185 miles plus 30 (difference in January) = 215 mile goal for February 2011

18 miles - commute x 2 - 1/29 - 1/30/11

18 miles

GF Tassahara winter bike

Cold!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

14 miles - To Freewheel and back (first recreational ride of the year) - 1/27/11

14 miles

GF Tassahara winter bike

Slightly chilly feet and 26 degrees. Nice thin packed snow to ride on.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

18 miles - commute x 2 - 1/23 and 1/25/11

18 miles

GF Tassahara Winter Bike

3 to 16 degree variations....lots of snow...when will it end?????

Friday, January 14, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

16 miles - Commute x 2 - 1/7 - 1/8/10

16 miles

Commute x 2

GF Tassahara winter bike

First couple of rides of the new year were very snowy and treacherous. 3 degrees ride to work on Saturday and 8 degrees on the ride home. Looking forward to a break in the weather in the coming months.