Wednesday, March 5, 2014


got out for a couple of walks this week 
weather be damned
i also got out for a quick 7 single speed miles today
things are starting to look up
ready for the snow to clear so i can get out for more

Saturday, March 1, 2014

mother nature is a real motha

i took my road bike in for a tune-up. just got my new handlebars on and wrapped 'em. got the stumphumper all built up. and old yeller is ready to go with a basket for the dog and/or library runs. 
the stable's ready and all i can do is hang out in the garage and look at 'em.
it's not that i mind winter riding. i actually enjoy it...   somewhat. it's just been too cold for me and there's way too much snow. and there's more on the way. (!?)
is this some kind of joke?
i'm ready to ride! ugh!
oh well. just a few more weeks i suppose. and i'll have plenty of good weather to ride off the weight i've accumulated while waiting.

here's to milder weather!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

happy birthday to me

this is the big one
my 4th decade...   gone
my wife and girls got me some bike parts
just what i wanted...   how'd they know
i tried to take the stumphumper out 
but trails were in no shape to ride          i'll have to give it a few weeks for the snow to be gone

Sunday, February 23, 2014

good-bye old friend

i found trashbike, as you guess, in the trash
my neighbor was cleaning out his garage
and decided he wasn't going to ride it anymore
so he put it in the trash
i had been mountain biking once before and hated it
i was on a loner from a friend that didn't fit me
i was about 250 pounds of lazy, smoking man
it wasn't fun
so when i found trashbike and i was in much better shape
i thought i might retry this mountain biking thing
it had no seat, no grips, and the rear wheel was bent
so bad that i took off the rear brakes for the first few rides
so I fixed up and really fell in love with biking
to trashbike i owe, to degree, my health
some really good friendships
and a lot of fun times
but from the beginning i new i'd want a new frame
and a few weeks ago i bought one and built it up yesterday
let the next adventure begin 

Friday, February 21, 2014

just a short ride

i got out on a bike for the first time in a long time
my saturday ride time has been given to other things
and my road bike is temporarily out of commission
so i got out the old spalding mountain bike "old yeller"
this bike was taking up space in a friends garage
and i think his wife started counting his bikes
so he handed it over
which made my wife happy
it's a single speed conversion and i wasn't sure if i liked it much...
'till the other day
it was just a short ride
the roads were wet and i got soaked
but it felt great
i've neglected my love for riding bikes for too long
and i hope to remedy that


Monday, November 4, 2013

a great weekend

-thursday: took the kids 'trick or treating'
instituted the 'daddy tax' and scored some peanut butter cups

-friday: went mountain bike camping with the 'wojo crew'
had a blast in michaux state forest
a little riding, a lot of good food, some booze, and lots of laughs

-saturday:  had to get home for 1:00 band practice
after that the family went to a roller derby bout in Lancaster
one of my wife's coaches was playing...   a lot of fun!

-sunday: the band played our first show at actionchurch
it was great, I haven't been on stage in a very long time
it was cool that it was in front of a lot of good friends
then I watched as my Eagles killed it
and the family did a Doctor Who marathon

a really great weekend!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

more rollin'

I've gotten out for a ride everyday this week
the most in a long time
today I had a pretty close call
as I rolled into an alley that is usually empty
I almost became a hood ornament for an SUV
i'm sure I would have looked nice
but i'm glad I didn't find out

now i'm getting prepped for the
mountain bike camping trip to michaux state forest
with the 'wojo crew'