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