Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I had to coax Jackson into the truck, sometimes he doesn't like riding back there with Moonshine because she paces around alot. I decided to ride to the trails in the back with them. Fun!
Moonshine coming out of the water
Big ole green caterpillar.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Why do they do this to me? Salsa just introduced the Selma. It's basically the Mamasita but with an eccentric BB. That is one sweet ride. Ever since I purchased my Mamasita I've been thinking abut how cool it would be if you could run it as a singlespeed with out the use of a singleator. Way cool paint job, I love the blue on grey. Maybe I've end up getting me one of these next year, who knows.
I'm almost scared to look and see what else was unveiled at Interbike.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Went for a road ride yesterday and hit a route that takes me out past Bays Mtn into Hawkins county (redneck country). Lot's of farms, wide open spaces and cars on blocks. Anyway I've noticed a lot of grasshoppers this year especially yesterday. Early in my ride I was cruising down the road at about 20 mph and I looked down and noticed a little grasshopper perched on the end of my wheel skewer just taking a ride and enjoying the sights. I thought wow how did he get there, he must of jumped on and got very lucky he didn't fly into the wheel and get chopped in half by the bladed spokes. I reached into my jersey pocket for my phone to snap a pic of the little guy. I never stopped so it took me a minute to get my camera ready. I looked back down and he was gone. Then I saw a small blur rotating with my wheel. Holy crap the little guy had jumped onto one of my spokes. I don't know how he did it or how he pulled it of but I'd say he was dizzy. I stopped, snapped a picture (see above) and then helped him off and into his grassy paradise on the side of the road.
When Melinda got off work yesterday she brought home a glass jar with 2 black widows in it. One that had laid eggs, way cool. One of the spiders looks like it's dead now, may have been a male. You know ruthless those females can be. I'll post a pic if the baby's hatch out.
Have a good one
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Some photos from last weekends visit with the family. I took my niece Emma on a ride on my Dad's antique cruiser.
Emma has really taken a liking to the dogs although I can't say the same for them. Her aim with the tennis ball is just a little off.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Week 3 of the push-up challenge is complete with 100% success! I was afraid I would not be able to pull it off but I did. Week 3 was a lot tougher the 1 or 2. I'm kinda afraid to look at what's in store for me this week.
On a good note most of my family came to town this weekend for a visit. We had quite a house full Sat and Sun. Our house is not that big and not really geared for kids but we had fun. Poor Moonshine and Jackson got their first dose of what it's like to be terrorized by a small child. We had to drag Jackson off the couch numerous times because he was trying to get away from my niece. It was hilarious, I think they got plenty of exercise this weekend even though we didn't make it out to the trails but once. Friday the dogs and I took the new ride out for a test run and it was good. I will have to make a couple of adjustments but that's expected.
Congrats to Chris and Joy on getting married this weekend. We enjoyed the wedding and reception.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
While browsing a couple of websites late one evening I ran across the deal that I had been waiting for. A Salsa Mamasita, I tried to buy one back in the spring but the price was a little more than I was willing to pay. I was hesitant on letting the cat out of the bag until I had the goods in my hand because last time I jumped the gun and the next day my local shop called me to say that they couldn't get the frame. I was disappointed and went for the Haro Mary instead which I loved and would keep if my finances had no boundaries but they do so Mary must go to help pay for Mamasita.
Monday, September 8, 2008
2007 Haro Mary XC (frame only) $350 obo
size - 18"
color - tangerine orange
only 250 miles on the frame like new condition
2008 Race Face Evolve XC handlebar $20
mounted and ridden once
like new condition
2008 Thompson Elite seatpost $60
2007 Ritchey Pro seatpost - $25
mounted up and ridden once
like new cond.
contact me at bikedogs at gmail dot com
Friday, September 5, 2008
It's been awhile since my last post. I had a pretty busy week, resealed the gargantuan deck we built a couple of years ago. That in itself took 2 days. Did a little yard work and rode the trails everyday. I haven't had much interest in riding on the road except for commuting. I guess it's because I was off the bike for so long this spring and with my first mountain bike race coming up since I hurt my back I feel the need to hit the dirt. Last weekend Melinda and I went for a good long hike with the dogs and I ran across this funny pic of Moonshine shaking the water off her coat that I don't even remember taking.