Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 24th Ride

Today's temperature was 31 degrees as I headed out to ride today.  Sky was overcast and sprouting random snowflakes which blew around in the wind from the north east.  I thought about taking the fatbike out for a snow ride but needed to get out on the roads; it's time.  The average hi temp. for today is 55F, and the average low is 35F.  We didin't even make the average low for our hi temp today.  

I love snow, but crave spring.  I'm feeling like the leaf that Harris found today.  

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Fort Snelling Turkey Photo

Family and I went to Fort Snelling State Park today for a workshop on tapping maple trees for syrup and for maple sugar.  As we were driving into the park we saw this flock of wild turkeys next to the road.  I pulled out my phone and snapped a few pictures as we drove by.  Ok picture but nothing special.  A few minutes on Google+ photo editing program created much better photo.  I cropped, added a bit of saturation, and boosted clarity a bit.  I wouldn't recognize the image above as part of the image below if I hadn't been the one to make the changes.

Friday, March 15, 2013

New Car Camper Tent

 Our last tent made it for 10 years, but is really showing it's age. This is the Coleman Evanston Screened 8.  12'x12' main tent and 3'x12' screened area. Looks easy to set up and the family will benefit from the extra space.    Modern tents are a great value considering the stitching and materials that goes into them.  As soon as the snow's gone, we're ready.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Minneapolis Art Crank

ARTCRANK MSP will feature hand-made, bike-inspired posters created by Twin Cities area artists. Limited edition, signed and numbered copies of all posters will be available for $40 each. Admission is free. 

This year's show will open on Saturday, April 6 at Grain Belt Studios in Northeast Minneapolis, moving to One On One Bicycle Studio in the Minneapolis Warehouse District for an extended run from Thursday, April 11 - Saturday, May 4.

Opening Night Party
Saturday, April 6 — 5pm - 11pm
Grain Belt Studios
79 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Comet Pan-STARRS Visible

Comet Pan-STARRS will be visible from the northern hemisphere from tomorrow! This NASA graphic shows the progression of Pan-STARRS through march 2013.The comet should be visible to the naked eye, so keep a look out over the next few days! (Post stolen from I F*Cking Love Science.)