Friday, September 24, 2010

dinning el fresco

Using car gas in the Whisperlite International to heat water for Aeropressed caffeinated goodness. I highly recommend both the stove and the coffee maker.
Beans, chicken and asparagus roasted to perfection over campfire coals. Not pictured are several types of sausage and other sweet goodies. All made for a memorable meal.
George, what seasoning mix did you bring?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Luce Line Trip

George's 700 pulling NOB trailer
Pugsley, Trucker, Fit
Bucolic Trucker sporting truncated Woodchippers
Loads of fun
Notice the full size camping chair on the rear rack

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mind Running Luce

The Long Haul Trucker loaded up.

My bike and tent, the morning after.

A group photo of the riders on the trip.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Up Standing Company

To make a long story short, I purchased an Ultimate repair stand about 5 years ago. A clamp failed, catastrophically, causing my bike to fall and break one of the tripod legs. Bummer, despite being at least two years past its warranty date I tried to contact Ultimate only to find that they have been purchased by Feedback Sports.

Not feeling optomistic, I contacted Feedback Sports by email, I was told that I could either buy just the broken parts for about $20 bucks or get a new and improved replacement tripod for $45 on which I could mount my original clamp arm. The replacement stand was heavily discounted from retail. I was pleased with this as my warranty was up, and as a new stand is $150

$5 shipping + $45 and a few days later my stand is back in action with the new tripod.

They could have told me too bad my warranty is up. They could have told me they are not responsible for Ultimate's issues. Instead they were cool and fair to work with. Way to go Feedback!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Surly Eurobike Porn 2010

I'm ripping off another rip-off for this post. A guy on Minneapolis Bike Love Posted this. Looks like white is a new Pugsley color and the Troll is a new bike. On the Salsa front, I also see that the Fargo is sporting Woodchipper handlebars.

Thank-you original posters!

Noteworthy day of Fat Things

What a day. I rode a fully loaded touring Pugsley
For lunch I enjoyed homemade Hmong soup, fresh spring rolls and sushi prepared by Ling-Hui and her girls from school.
Also spend the evening at a fajita party.
Fat tires and fat belly.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hey Jared, Your Bike is Puny.

A guy named Hanebrink made these starting in the late 90's. It seems he makes both traditional and electric assist models.