Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Hand-Cycle Night

Legs had a day off today----so hence Hand-Cycle night. It's fun rode out to Sageville on Heritage Trail

Monday, August 10, 2015

Scenes from a Bike....

You'll see so much more from a bike then you will see from the couch. 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Fat bike travels.

A nice lady named Carolyn informed me via Email that she enjoyed reading my blog and enjoyed the 'fun stories.' So that being said I thought let's start a posting, I think writing is good way to clean out and sort some of your thoughts.

Yesterday was just a day of play for me. Those days are needed at times. Some have relationship, family, work, house, and life responsibilities to keep up with. Busier then is sometimes good for us. So take time to play. I don't think we get old and stop playing, I think we stop playing and then get old. 

Started the day out cruising down to Farmers Market along with visiting the Food Co-Op on my FAT Bike to fill up my knapsack and obtain some good food, hear good music, and chat with others a bit.

Never take a FAT bike to the grocery store. They tend to want to eat everything. 

After riding back home and stocking food in the shelves the plan was to spend the rest of the day out in the country riding FAT bike and thus we did. 

Wasn't planning on riding 70 miles but my legs felt good, the day was beautiful, and we rode.

My excitement for the day was to find a new bench on Heritage trail, I must lead a simple life. 

Saw the herd out cooling down in the creek. Was wondering if they would share. I ponder if the good Lord did not want us to eat them creatures why did he make them out of hamburger????  

Afterwards desperately needing a shower coated with a mix of sweat and gravel dust. But heck the Brewers were on. ;-)     

So we were both starved and had a nice dinner...... ;-)      

So it was a good day. I couldn't help but notice the days are getting shorter, had me thinking about Fall riding. Seems there is beauty in every season, including the seasons of our life's. 

Cheers...thanks for stopping.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

It was beautiful.....

What my daughter said about me after winning Tuscobia 35 yesterday that is. She's relatively quite a newbie in cycling. She works hard, gets her homework done, and comes ready to push herself. I sure look forward to getting back on my feet, and riding/racing with her, that is if I can even hold her wheel.

Melissa's Face Book post.
"I did it, I wanted to make my dad proud today and I did - I won the woman's 35 mile Tuscobia fat bike race. My first snow bike race and longest snow ride to date, I was dutifully chased for almost the whole thing after flailing at the start.

When I struggled, it was very comforting to look down at the old cycling computer that my dad gave me when I first started biking. I didn't reset the odometer, as it has travelled over 9000 miles with him and I thought it to be good luck. He's an inspiration - we've both made come backs from some dark places. He's currently in one while recovering from knee replacement. I rode for him today since he cannot. "

On the recovery side things are going well. At first setbacks were more common than gains. However now at a little over 5 weeks out from knee replacement I can ride the stationary bike for 40 minutes with some resistance and that is improving daily. Walking on the Treadmill for 30 minutes at 3.5 miles an hour.
None the less it takes work, the knee is going to hurt, swelling is common, but my goal, my target of  getting back to long distance cycling as soon as possible makes it all worthwhile.