Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Early Morning Cyclist Inspiration

Just some pictures
Daybreak

A very pretty spot

video
It's almost like you are there.

Oooh Aaah

Monday, January 2, 2017

Year End Review 2016

I've said it before but I might not be able to say it again.  This was my biggest year to date.  Seven Thousand and Seventy Four miles.   Here, it is even better in pictures thanks to https://veloviewer.com.

2016 included 15 century rides nearly every weekend all summer. The longest being a 153 mile ride in lake placid which included Whiteface Mountain. Epic Lake Placid Oh, and my wife became an Ironman, that was pretty cool too.

Bikes Bikes Bikes.  Buy them, sell them, trade them.  I replaced my 2010 road bike with a MUCH newer 2011 model that was a few notches up.  Toward the end of the summer I was thinking I might want to get a 27.5+ bike.  Just thinking about it.  And then, like magic I owned one. 
I'm pretty sure that bike is the best of all worlds for a mountain bike.  I liked it so much I bought my wife one.


Races, I did a few.  By the grace of not having anybody show up that was faster than me I took first place overall at The Great Adventure Challenge

The fall charity rides went as planned, with my wife and I raising around $2000 for different causes.

 Two days into 2017 and I've already gone 0 (zero) miles.  I got a cold for Christmas.







Friday, December 23, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Early Morning Cyclist Inspiration

Just a few weeks ago I was posting pictures of fall colors.

Magic Morning

This Trail Says: "Ride Me"
Traffic Jam on the Way to Work
Escape Velocity



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Got the Crash on the New Bike Out of the Way Early

When I get a new mountain bike I have to crash it.  I don't prefer it but it just happens.  It happened on my Fatboy on the first ride.  This time it took about Five.

The New Bike
Luckily before that I got to ride part way with my wife, check out some new trails and get a decent fall ride in.


A Mouse Took this Picture
Fall Color is Holding on Tight

Built trails at Libby Hill - Not where I crashed.

It Looks Less Scary In This Picture


I crashed in the woods.  A pedal strike on a rock buried in leaves stopped the bike but not me.  OTB and into a tree.  I wasn't going fast but my inability to take a deep breath makes me think there was a rib involved.  Turning over in bed takes time.  Riding to work the next day confirmed it.  Any effort that got me breathing over a moderate rate felt like a knife stabbing me in the side.

I'm pretty disappointed that I won't may not be able to race on Sunday.

Oh, and after the crash I pinch flatted on the way out of the woods with a mile to go.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Early Morning Cyclist Inspiration

It's been a while since I stopped to take some pictures on my morning commute but today was a pretty day.

(Click on the pics to make them full-size) 
I've seen the path to righteousness and it's paved with wet leaves.

Emerging From The Woods

A Wisp of Color in the Mist


A New Day

Into the Light
Spectacular!

Most "Mud" I've seen all year