Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ernest bikes off the pounds

Pretty cool story that came across my FB account. Guy weighing 500 lbs bikes off 240 lbs and eventually tries a cyclocross race. How cool is that? Even I have never tried a cyclocross race. Congrats to him for having the courage and the willpower to forego the bypass surgery and do something about his weight instead.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Time to mow and I see this...

Bam. Next thing I know I have 103 pictures that I took. Still need to mow. I could sit there watching that thing all night. A couple nights ago there were about 5 hummingbirds on this same plant. Couldn't figure out my big flash on the camera. Ha.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Another good MNR

It rained the day before...the dust on the trail has been tamed. Elise and I made it out to this week's MNR where there was a very good turnout. Pizza showed up afterwards as did good times. I might have pushed Elise a little too hard, as was evident on the Camelhumps. Whoops.


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More reviews and good stuff about the full suspension fatbike by Salsa. The Bucksaw. Maybe they should send me one to review for all you readers. While they're at it, they should send me an El Mariachi Ti just to try out. I would be a very happy boy!

26 x 4.0 tires only. No 29+ and no super fat clown riding stuff. I'm good with all of that.

Polaris Slingshot

Image is from top feel. 173hp with vehicle only weighing 1700 lbs. Like a Can-am but probably more fun. This might be a really fun vehicle to own!

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My five days of biking

Somehow with the weather being nice and having a new old bike to ride, I managed to squeeze in a straight five days of riding. Not sure that I've ever had the chance to do that before. They weren't epic rides or anything technical or difficult. I was just proud of myself for getting on the bike five nights in a row after work.

Day 1 started off with a MNR with the gang. Gorgeous weather made for a good ride and good times.

Day two consisted of a spin around the block. And by that I mean riding to Standing Bear Lake and back. I must be doing okay on the single speed Schwinn because a rider behind me commented that he couldn't keep up with me and was wondering how I was able to do so well on the bike. I said lots of trail riding my friend!

Day 3 was a ride down to The Arctic Monkeys at Stir concert cove with Elise and Cody. Can you say awesome show with free tickets in? Woohoo! 

You guys need some tickets into the show? Yes please!

Arctic Monkeys in concert

Why'd you only call me when you're high?

Avoid this, ride your bike!

And get amazing views of the Omaha skyline

Day four was a quick spin around Tranquility. Got to mix it up on the trails and off! It was so dusty, even the weeds were brown.

Day five and my final day of riding was bike fishing. Two things that I find relaxing and love to do. 
Unfortunately I didn't catch anything. But I really didn't care! I biked and I was by the lake fishing.