Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Why do I suddenly feel like I live with 7 billion other people in a crappy little efficiency apartment.  Click here for full size image.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bike event

I plan to go to this event on Sat Dec 3 from about 9 or 10 to whenever.  Seminars, fat bike test rides etc.  I really hope but doubt they will have a moonlander to test by then.  Pic is unrelated

Monday, November 28, 2011

Illumine Nighty

I wanted Lupine lights.  Then I saw that they are not priced for me.  Geomangear gets lots of love on the Internets and sells these creatively described Magicshine lights for a lot less.  Lets go ride at night.  Here is a link to my exact light set up.  

I always wanted some humanized quick install lights with a decent design.  It would be handy.  

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I was in One on One last week and now have Art Crank on my mind.  I love the idea of submitting a poster some day.  Unfortunately I don't know how to make posters and have no talent.  They have a nifty little video about artcrank here I think the only part really worth watching however is at about 3:03 in the video.  

Monday, November 14, 2011

Minnesota River

Super fun ride  by myself from the Bloomington Ferry bridge to Nine Mile Creek on Saturday.   A couple miles before the finish I hit this easy seeming log crossing hard as if to do a tiny sort of jump over it.  At the peak while feeling weightless came a bad sound.  I came to a stop with the rear wheel out of the fork ends and the disc rotor bent badly.   I needed to put all my weight on it to straighten it enough to have it not hit the frame.  I had no idea how strong with great metal memory these rotors are. I didn't have a tool to take off the rotor so I pulled the whole brake off to ride to the car.  

Including me there were13 people on the trail ridding with 7 being on fat bikes.  Lots of shinny new Mukluks out and about.  With the exception of One on One yesterday the other bike shops I have recently been in I have seen other people coming in to buy fat bikes and fat bike supplies.  Angry Catfish, Hollywood Cycles, Eden Prairie Eric's and the new Eden Prairie Freewheel.  Sadly I missed out on the Midtown freewheel winter bike expo day and the Moonlander test ride at Hiawatha last weekend.  
It is a fat world and I suddenly fit right in.  

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds made. Check
Stomach ache from eating way too many scheduled for about an hour from now.