Saturday, August 24, 2013

Can you say a Near Miss???

Jenna cutting it close in Grand Rapids!!!!
Oh SHIT SHIT was crossing my mind!! 
She made it just fine, giggling all the way!! 
For her 1st time on single track, she killed it!! Especially on "The Plantation" portion of the Legion Trails in Grand Rapids, Mn. Even Zack proclaimed "Jenna you're rocking this section!!"
Then she got tired towards the midway point, and the proverbial wheels feel off. 
Then it was "Daddy I've had enough!!"
So we ditched to the ski trails, and meet Mom in the parking lot!! 
I've got plenty more pictures on the camera, which I'll get to at a later date.

Z goofing!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Bike Ride...... Turned Into

A raspberry Fest!! Lol
Z and I took J for a ride up on Pill Hill tonight. 
Well, J couldn't make it 20 yards with stopping to pick what's left of the tasty berries. 
Even Z said, "come on Jenna we're not gonna make it very far with you picking berries the whole ride!!" Lol
So 1 lap took us damn near an hour, with the berry picker!! She'd stop every 20-40 yards and start picking, saying "go ahead boy's ill catch up!!!" I laughed heartily at her comments!! Ha 
Fun was had just the same!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Family Reunion Weekend..... Hinckley, Mn.

Leading young ones is pretty fun!! No hurrying up, just letting the young ones have some fun!

The ever popular "do whatever you'd like" shots!! Lol

Dad goofing off to the cheers of the young ones!! Lol

Thursday, August 15, 2013


That's what today was!! Slightest of wind..... 30 miles of old railroad grade gave way to some hammering of the big boy tires!!! Felt really good!! 
Then again....... 11.4 average on flat grade for my old ass is pretty good!!! 
Ha Ha Ha
Now to take Cindi out for her birthday dinner!! 

Pedal On!! 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Duluth Fat Bike Tour

COGGS - Duluth Fat Bike Tour - Saturday August 24th

COGGS (the local Duluth mountain bike club) will be hosting a crosstown adventure fatbike ride on Saturday August 24th. The ride is free to everyone, member or not. The route will take us from Lester Park on the east side of town and finish at Mont du Lac on the west side.
You are responsible for transportation back to Lester Park so buddy up. 

Mont du Lac has a bar and grill where we can hang out and rehydrate and get post ride nourishment. Along the way we will ride most of the COGGS single track and a bunch of unmapped trails including the Big Kahuna, the power lines, and a few deer trails. The route is sure to include ripping fast single track, super technical trails, creek crossings, hike-a-bike sections, and super steep downhills. 

We will start at Lester Park in the main parking lot at 10:00AM and start the ride soon after. The ride will be in the 50 mile range so plan accordingly with food, water, spare tubes, etc. 

We will plan on having different paced groups to keep things moving along smoothly. 

Questions - Contact Rudy O'Brien

Saturday, August 10, 2013

It's Time!!!!

To add another FatBike to our home!!!
Jenna tooled around our neighborhood on her brothers 9:zero:7!!

Woohoo, I don't know who's more excited? 
Jenna, Zack.... Or myself??!!??
Mom is also exited, but not as much!! ;)
Anyway, a Red XS 9:zero:7 will be getting ordered up shortly!!! 
J's got a little stretch, but she should be good to go by Xmas; then by spring I'll be raising her seat a notch or two!! 
Good for you Super J!!!

Check out that smile!!! Lol


The kids got busted wearing their helmets today. 
Maybe for the last time?? Maybe not!!
Anyway, free ice cream is never a bad thing!! 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

More Pictures From The 2103 Mesabi Tour

My favorite picture!! Thanks Brian H. for being a great guy!!!
Jenna, Zack and Ricky Jr.
Craig H. and Chuck K.
Jenna and Ava
Rick P.

Me, Zack, Jenna and Mrs. E.

Mrs. E.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Our Mesabi Tour Ride in Pictures

They pretty much speak for themselves!! 
67 plus were pedaled by some of the adults, 13 miles were pedaled by our children! 
It was a good day!!
Jenna striking a pose after helping unload bikes!! Lol

Ready to burn rubber!!!

Why yes, I'm cool... Thanks for asking about my Fat Tires; AGAIN!!!
Ha Ha Ha 

Jenna and Mrs. E.

Marty and his Dad.

Picking up the kids at the Buhl rest stop; 13 miles to the finish.

Brian H. 
Well played fine Sir, well played!!