Archive for July, 2008

I did it!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

This morning, Howard, Z-Man and I climbed Mt. Evans. Fourteen-thousand, two-hundred and some odd feet. It went right according to plan. Two hours ride time, an hour for rests, making three hours total time. There will be pics. Lost of them. Just not now. In a half-hour Howard picks me up an is taking me […]

Packing for Colorado

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

The bike club dropped off the bike case tonight and I just finished packing the Portland. I’ll commute on Yellow Bike these next two days, then it’s off to Chicago on the Saturday night train, and after a four-hour layover, the Sunday afternoon train to Denver. I had anticipated difficulty with packing the bike. I […]

Between vacations

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I’m resting up a bit this week having returned from Canada on Monday night, and leaving for Colorado on Saturday night. Or rather, I should be resting up. I arrived home in time last night to make the Monday Night Small Ring Ride at Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport. Shana decided we’d ride the […]

Picture from a recent ride

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

I’ve been diggin’ my mid-week metrics. This week I threw on the cyclocross tires and rode west on the canal path. Where the pavement ends, I met up with Bikerjohn. We rode to Brockport for brunch, then out to Holley and Podunk. The gallery upload is still broken, and probably won’t be fixed until after […]

Hiatus breaker

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

It’s been a nice little break for me from here these past few weeks. It’s given me time to focus on me and on riding and other things. I was sick for three weeks straight after the last entry in May. I was still sick when the weekend of the Great Finger Lakes Bicycle Tour […]

It’s the New Black

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Time was, when you saw someone in hi-viz it meant one of three things: they were a garbage collectorthey worked in road constructionit was a Fred on a commuter bike kitted out with fenders, lights, reflectors and a rack—or someone like me. I have two hi-viz rain jackets, one hi-viz mesh vest, four wicking hi-viz […]

Epic Century Pre-Ride Report

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Hosts of this year’s BikeJournal Reunion recently did a pre-ride of the Epic Century route. This is the ride I’ve been training all year for, and it’s barely three weeks away. I’ve copy-and-pasted this from the thread on BikeJournal Ride announcement Since Twain can’t be with us at the BikeJournal ReUnion08 on Aug. 1-3, and […]