11 miles - 9zero7 - The southwest passage" is the Greenway west to the Hutch-Spur and over to Virginia and hopping up on the RR tracks via the small lake. then west on the tracks to Greenbrier and up onto Cedar Ave and work."
11 miles - 9zero7 fatbike - My feet were too cold to do another lap. Tried the stick-on heat activators but they din't work. Got Field and Stream heater socks for X-mas. We will see how well they do. The ride was really cool. It took about a quarter of a lap to get the hang of the snow, but I moved along pretty good after that. Crashed once in a minor, and stupid manner. The trail is pretty well groomed. It took awhile to do Grizzland and it was icy in spots in Griz and the wooded area of the first few miles.
18 miles - 9zero7 - Theo was icy from some douchers walking on the soft wet snow. Pretty crappy conditions so I turned around after about a mile on the trail. I've GOT to do somethinga bout the cold feet issue. I tried a triple layer sock that only last 45 minutes, which is what the double layer sock lasts.
Weighed the fatbike in at 33lb 7oz yesterday. That's with pedals, sideswipe cages and the small blinky lights. next year I will upgrade to SRAM x9 10 speed drivetrain and add the Carver carbon fork (unless another option becomes available). A nice carbon or Thompson seat post will also help take a bit off the bike.
10 miles -
Madone w/ new Bontrager RXL wheels and RXL tires. Battery for the computer sensor went dead on the way home. very dissapointing. Hopefully the wheels will work out well for the summer. If not I will be selling them for some Easton EA90's.
Broken shifter - SRAM's got one in the mail. It broke internally at the horizontal double pivot point. No warning signs. It just snapped like a compound fracture. Luckily I was in a very neutral gear for the ride home.
2012 bike trip notes:
-20 miles from home to Hariet Isl.
-4.5 miles from Hariet Isl. to Gateway Trail
-2:10PM - holiday stop at snowman=$4.20
-mile 42.6 is the end of the Gateway Trail
-mile 48.3 is Stillwater. The heat is really getting to me.
-$16.00 at Leo's Grill and Malt Shop
-$3 for an espresso at The Daily Grind
-$3 water at Luckys
-63.5 miles to Willow River. Stuck in the storm, took a wrong turn and chafed like hell.
Terrible sleep due to a large storm. Got up at 5ish and again at 7:46.
-3oatmeal packs and coffee for breakfast.
-depart at 10AM
-$1 for 2 bananas
-Somerset, WI - 74 miles(10 miles from Willow River)
-Osceola at 88 miles - cute little town.
-rest stop at Holiday in Osceola 88.8 miles
-$13 at WalMart
99.7 miles at Taylors Falls
-Romayne's in Taylors Falls = $10.50 for a Western burger....not even close to as good as the black and blue burger yesterday.
-$2.50 for a water and Gatorade
-114 miles at the campsite in Wild River State Park
Up at 7:10AM
On the road at 9AM
-$8.50 on sunscreen
11AM at the Washington Cty border 7 miles south of Lindstrom on Olinda Trail
-Scandia (139.8 miles)at 11:30AM ... $6 on nut roll Gatorade and two waters...stomach hunger pangs
- looks like the trail is going to be full of newbies and families-what fun...
-$2 bottle of water at snowman
-$21 at Birchwood Cafe
Day one: 63.5 miles
Day two: 50.5 miles
Day three: 73.9 miles
187.9 total miles
Superfly at Elm Creek with Doug, Tony, Guse, Matt Lee, and Hatcher was there with his dentist friends. Great time!
Liam on his MT200 rode the new easy section 4 times and the intermediate short section once. I love riding with Liam...he is great fun!
Riding with Liam on the paved trails due to the torrential rains that destroyed the MTB trails. A busted trip. Hopefully they can get it back into condition in the next few weeks so I can take another trip up there.
Liam on his MT20
Gary Fisher Simple City
Trek 7.6 wsd (wife)
Dinner with the wife was nice. I added 3 miles because Liam and I rode to Target and Redbox tonight (6/9) to get a present for his buddy Ben's b-day tomorrow. Always like cruising around with Liam!!
31.0 max (Hopkins Crossroads)
Rode to the Y with Thatch and pulling Kian in the Burley. We stopped for lunch at American Pie on the way home to celebrate Thatcher's first day of summer vacation.
First time at Elm Creek mountain biking. Very enjoy. Fast and swoopy with a lot of dips. I was a bit weak from the stomach virus a couple of days ago so the sandy parairie trails kinda wore me out. I found myself sitting in the saddle way too often. But in the trees the trail was tacky enough where the tires stuck and I could hit the turns pretty fast. The trees were pretty tight. The 30mm I knocked off my bars seems to be fine. I am still having a harder time getting used to the 29er tires. I was missing the 26 inch wheels a bit today. We shall see how it goes. Looking forward tom many future runs at Elm Creek!
First actual MTB trail ride on the Superfly. It took a little bit of time to get used to the handling of a 29er. But I think I will like it. I need to make some small tweaks. But it feels pretty good stock. I took 15mm off each end of the bars. I may take another 10 off each side.
Rode my Tassahara winter bike to work to build my Superfly. Rode the Superfly home.
It was fucking awesome!! I'll post som pics tomorrow and explain why I chose the closeout 2011 over the 2012.
Awesome time w/ Liam. He totally rocks!!! Not afraid of the technical stuff and didn't complain a bit about the hills or being hungry or lack of energy(he didn't eat for 4 plus hours before the ride). I love that kid!!!!
It was also the last ride of my old Tassahara before I get my new bike - 2011 Trek Superfly!!!! The Tassahara has served me well - I really do love it, but it is on the chopping block to help pay for the new ride.
Trek 520 w/ Burley
Took Kian on a ride in the Burley down to Lake Calhoun for him to play at the park on the east shore. Stopped at TJ's for some dinner food on the way home. It looked like he really enjoyed checking out the scenery in the Burley.
GF Tassahara winter bike
Took the winter bike ona quick ride around Lake Calhoun. Glad I did! I really like riding my POS winterbike for some reason. I think it harkens back to a time in my youth when I spent a lot of time on my rigid mountain bike. Perhaps it signals some happyness in my brain. Don't know....I do know that is was the best 45 minutes of my week!
January - 76 miles February - 100 miles March - 165 miles April - 290 miles May - 345 miles June - 275 miles July - 340 miles August - 330 miles September - 280 miles October - 325 miles November - 220 miles December - 135 miles