Friday, December 28, 2012

11 miles - commute/ "southwest passage" - 12/28/12

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."

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

11 miles - Elm Creek fatbike ride - 1 lap in 1hr 12min - 10 degrees - 12/24/12

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.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

18 miles - commute/ Theo ia RR tracks/ back home through Dakota Park - 15 degrees - 12/23/12

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.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

14 miles - commute/ Cedar lake extension by way of railroad tracks - 12/17/12

14 miles - 9zero7 fatbike

15.94 miles - Greenway/ Lake of the Isles/ Hustch-Spur/ Greenway - 15/15/12

15.94 miles - 19.7 max - 1:05:18 - 14.6 avg - GF tassahara winter bike - Went our for a Saturday evening ride into the "winter mix," which is a hail of rain and stinging snow. I love my winter bike.

Friday, December 14, 2012

20 miles - commute/ Lake calhoun/ Brownie Lake extension - 34 degrees - 12/14/12

20 miles - 9zero7 fatbike - Tried to hit as much trail as possible on my way around the lakes. Good time!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

23 miles - commute x 2 - 12/11 and 12/12/12

23 miles Fatbike commutes on 9zero7. Ride home with Guse and and a slow ride to work on the 12th. Report back soon about the handling and utility of the fatbke in inclement weather.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

12 miles - commute/ Big Willow after work - 12/7/12

12 miles - 9zero7 fatbike.

10 miles - commute - 12/6/12

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.

20 miles - commute/ Big Willow (before)/ Brownie (after)/ Lake calhoun - 12/5/12

20 miles - Superfly

Tuesday, December 4, 2012