Saturday, May 31, 2014

Fitness ride

Simply put, I got together with three good dudes and we tapped out a nice 25-miler, averaging 14mph and having great coffee afterward.

 I felt like a cyclist. It was great! (I had a map embedded originally from mytracks from my 'droid. it directly shows Drew's house, so I deleted it. Still trying to move a .kmz file into Strava. No luck)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014


Dave and I went for a ride, nice and early, looking for VitaminG and VitaminO.  I think I (we) found it.  Our directional/technological/resource skills were questionable, but I had a damn fine time. Dave's ankle sort of gave way after about 20 miles, so we had to turn for the barn a little early, but I didn't mind a bit. It was a great way to spend a morning. Hope you got out too.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Commute avec le pont

Commuted today on the Ute! I said, COMMUTED TODAY ON THE UTE! After work I rolled down to the riverfront to check out the Indiana side of the pedestrian bridge opening. I was pleasantly surprised how the location emptied into a very potentially cool part of Jeffersonville which could benefit from the traffic. Along a couple blocks you have a very traditional-looking small city center with old brick buildings and such. One new one is the Red Yeti Brewing Co which is literally a baseball throw distance from the bridge exit. I did not partake, but a 'Bridge-n-Brew' seems obvious.

Below is a return pic, as you can see the bridge rising towards the left. The slope was a little intimidating and I feel certain a cyclist/rollerblader/crackheadonascooter is going to kill a pedestrian at some point, but it's a nice added feature to the city.  Did I mention that I rode my bike 2 days straight?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Pretty amazing really, that on May 20 I just took my longest ride of the year, which was a grand total of 38 pleasant breezy miles. I remember a few years ago doing an impromptu April hundy with Dave on a Friday. That's not possible at the moment.

 It's election day, so schools are closed and I used the morning to ride my bike. Fancy that. The FancyBike was in its element; I was not so much, although once I turned north up Taylor the tailwind made me feel a bit more like a cyclist.

 Tennis is finished now. The goal is be again become more like a cyclist.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

4 trips

Today was a productive one on two wheels as it were. I started the day almost taking a "training ride" but changed my mind and toodled on the Ute up for coffee and then a few extra miles on the way home. Glorious, glorious weather made the decision a bit easier. I dove in to the some yardwork and needed some more grass seed from the local nursery, so that added just short of 2 more miles. Later after the toil of the American Expectation I took the Ute again to the local 'Beer Depot', although it officially goes by a different name, this time for libations and sandwiches. Tonight I had a tennis meeting at the Evil Empire about 3 miles away, so I grabbed the Blueridge (having changed a tube and cleaned out the debris-ridden tire on Friday) and did that, later stretching the legs for just short of an hour of a glorious evening. It felt great in the morning to toodle and felt equally great in the evening to ride a bit faster than the slow slow slow I've been doing lately. It just felt good.

Thursday, May 01, 2014


Up to 442 for the year. Other than my FL beachcombing adventure I don't feel like I ride bikes. Blah.

The end (of tennis) is near.

FS Bridgestone RB-1-DONATED

*Donated to a young bike-hungry friend. Good luck!* And to acquaint yourself with the Cult of the RB-1: