Thursday, June 30, 2016

Father's Day for a Mama project

Mama Wuleur has needed a new floor for over 10 years so Kev and I knocked it out... on Fathers Day

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Wheels of Fire...

When I have to replace these guys...I will be a full time bicycle peddler

Jack Bruce knows a thing or two about Wheels of Fire

Monday, June 27, 2016

The wheels on the bus...

I pulled up to the garage this evening after a short spin with DP on my 49' Schwinn DX and realized that bicycles are useless without wheels. I mean totally and utterly useless. I managed to time my wheel usage (both sets worn down to the bone) fairly evenly over the years and found out the hard way that not having a back up set can relegate you to the sidelines. Give your wheels a hug and some love because they deserve every once of it. If you think back to every mile you have pedaled or every sketchy descent you've bombed down on your current set of wheels (my last set have been with me since George W was in office) it is mind blowing that they stay true and silky. Maybe it's just a testimony of riding hand built wheels from Harry Gurney at the Spokesman. I'm willing to wait as long as it takes to get my new set from him (HED + with DT 240 & revolutions T'ed&S'ed).

Speaking of are a few spinning effortlessly up the canyon on a fine April morning. Video by Black Dog Productions

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Italian Colnago...check, Assos Chamois...check

High school fighting weight...CHECK!

Craig "Tone" Schearer is arguably in the shape of his life and from the look of this photo - enjoyed himself as he pedaled his way into the park formerly known as "Yosemite" and stayed in the village formerly known as "Curry", ate at the lodge formerly known as "Yosemite Lodge" and visited the hotel formerly known as "The Ahwahnee". Craig and I shared a few monster training rides leading up to our Yosemite pilgrimage and let me tell you -it is a luxury and pleasure pedaling with someone who is so organized, prepared and willing to tackle any route that is thrown his way. Thank you for the inspiration, miles in the saddle and great conversation. I can't wait to see the look on his face when I show him our next route.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

If we had horses...we'd be walking

                                  Fitz on the summit of Old Toll Road, Catheys Valley, Ca

                                           The troops putting in a hard days work on day 2
                          The Caletti's chewing up the final kilometers into Yosemite NP (HWY 140)

                                         Sir Silky enjoying the first taste of relief in two days
                                                The falls were very active this year