Saturday, March 31, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ride Today

I have three camera apps on my phone. None of them worked very well getting the image of this pair of eagles. Top is regular camera app. Below is from the HDR sans zoom. The final is ZOOM fx. For me it doesn't matter, these pictures will help me remember seeing the birds on a great ride; I can add mentalpixels. Wish I could post memories.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


A collection of last years mums and bits of our holiday tree spell out the feelings of my daughter on this 70+ degree, mid-March day. "Happy" formed the center piece of our patio dinner including pie. Not a typical Minnesota spring.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Old School Touring Minnesota Style

Here are William Fay and Bob Drake on a 600-mile bicycle trip through northern Minnesota ca. 1935. Imagine the adventure and fitness requirements of single speed coaster brake touring.

I found this picture searching the image data base of the Minnesota Historical Society. The image search homepage is here. I really appreciate these old photos. Is anyone still submitting them?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Minneapolis Ride

Jared and I took advantage of the 66F weather to do an Urban ride. We met by the closed Sabo Bridge and headed east on the Greenway. Then headed north on River Road. Walked across this RR bridge sans tracks and railings; very cool

Bikes on the Stone Arch Bridge; Jared's carbon LeMond single speed and my heavily geared steel Long Haul Trucker

We had lunch at One on One, cream of mushroom soup with bread.

Here's a map of our route from my phone's Cardio Trainer app. Lots of stops and good fun.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Anticipating Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout

My excitement for the upcoming weekend adventure is contagious. Loading skis, bikes, kites, snowshoes and bivy gear starts the fun. Not sure what I will need, but seeing me packing my favorite toys got Claire motivated too.

Link to the fun