Thursday, June 26, 2014

Moving Forward!!

Positive forward momentum for I.R.O.C. 
Lots and lots of positive things to come!!

Pedal On!!! 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Back to the Scene of the Crash

It was time; and Zack wanted to do it!! 
So we had a little fun with it!! Lol
Our Zack is back!!!!! :)

The Longest Day of the Year..... Mess Around!

Zack-Attack is getting used to biking with his hard cast on..... Since his 1st ride, he's upped his miles each and every time!
Although, we have to stay on fairly smooth surfaces for the time being. 
That too shall pass!! Lol
Pedal On!!! 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Back In The Saddle!!!!

Z got his hard, much shorter cast on yesterday afternoon. It's going to take some getting used to, but I'm sure he'll be just fine!! 

He only made it a little more than a mile, before J and I heard "my arm is getting sore." So we turned around and headed for home. 
Step one!!! 
Pedal On!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Legendary Laurentian

Iron Range gravel?
Tune up for The Heck???

It'll be fall in the northland, spend it here riding your bike with like minded people; what more do you want???

A fun festival atmosphere, with multiple bike related activities. Info here.

I Never Realized

Just how much the kids and I pedal together....... 
Yes, I know we pedal together more than the average pedal to the park family. 
I'm not even saying how little I also ride with others....... Let's just say it's right around 98%, enough said!!
Although since this boy broke his wing.......

I never gave it much thought....
I'd get home from work, and we'd saddle up and go for a pedal. OR
I'd or Mom would hear "I'm bored" one to many times, and we'd saddle up and ride! 
Since his arm was broken two days before school was let out for summer (!!!!!!!!!) not going for a pedal was just an afterthought! 
Arm was broken while racing his sister when the curb from hell jumped in front of him!! Lol 
Lesson....... Take curbs at the proper angle, and one does not always have to be in 1st place to have a fun time!!!
The bigger lesson..........................
These past few weeks that lesson has been hammered home in a big way!! 
A wrist to just below the elbow cast should be going on this coming Tuesday, and then it'll be back to this.......

In no time!! 
Pedal On!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Thinking about a Carbon Fatty....

Yes I am; sue me!! ;)
I'm looking for more of an upright ride closer to my trusty Pugsely. 
Now, I know a guy could tweak this or tweak that to get the ride position, but I'm only looking at a frame set...... I have a set of Rolling D's and I'd use what I could off my Pugs, not much, stem, handlebars, this and that, but it will be what it will be!! Lol
I'll purchase a Race Face Turbine double and a couple other niceties as the time gets closer. 
I've got it narrowed down to a Borealis Yampa and the 9:zero:7 Whiteout.

I got a chance to ride a medium Yampa this afternoon (6-3-2014) at Continetal Bike and Ski in Duluth.. 
WOW WOW WOW were the first words that came to mind!! 
Holy light and snappy!! 
Solid...... nice and strong flexy feeling all at the same time!! I could see tearing up the FatBike race circuit up on this machine..... Ha Ha then I woke up!! Lol
No, really though, the snappy lightness of the carbon frame gives one some serious  thoughts of doing what one has no right thinking of doing!!
A full 10#'s lighter than my Pugs is really really noticeable, even when tooling around a parking lot and up and down the block!! 
WOW!!! There's that word again!!
Front through axle is something sweet, and the newer frames eventually will have the rear through. 

So I give the bike back to LBS dude.....  And we let the kids checkout the rest of the bike shop...... Cindi buys a couple things..... We get in the vehicle to drive away....... Cindi says how much was that bike........ That particular demo Yampa was $2999...... Then without missing a beat she says, really? it looked kind of cheap to me!!! 
My chin must've been on the floor, lol.
She says, what??? It does really look cheap to me! 
Something I didn't expect to hear, from her!! :(
She said she likes the look of my Pugs better than the way the Borealis looked!! This is now the 2nd person to say the Yampa looks cheap. 
Interesting hearing this coming from two individuals that don't know each other, and one person is a bike guy, and the other is my partner!! 
Something defiantly to think about!! 
Now I have to search out somewhere with a Whiteout built up and I'm able to test ride; and the ever important "Cindi pleasing to the eye test!!" Lol

Anyway, a few snapshots.