Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A couple things this weekend

THOR Trail Workers' Appreciation Day
Saturday, November 1 at 12:30pm
Meet at the Lake Manawa Trailhead (kiosk) near the boat ramp. Food, beverages, good friends. Ride after, good times galore! More details ask a THOR member or hop on FB Thor page.

THOR Pub Crawl
THOR's pub crawl is back with a Mardi Gras theme. We are bringing back the route from two years ago to get some more miles on the bikes and are inviting the GOATZ to participate if they would like to include a run. We will be starting at the Crescent Moon and ending up at the Sydney to hear the Prairie Gators Band cap of the night with some fun Cajun music and dancing. There will be the usual poker run with prizes and prizes for the best costumes. A $5 cover at the Sydney to cover the band. Everyone is welcome to join in costume or not.

Saturday at 6:30pm - 2:00am
Nov 1

The route!
1)Crescent Moon (6:30-7:15)
2)Dundee Dell, (7:15-8:00)
3)The Homey, (8:00-8:45)
4)Krug Park (8:45-9:15)
5)Sydney (9:15-2:00am)

Friday, October 24, 2014

It's raining and you're on your bike

So you need one of these. Or maybe not. Great for going in a straight line, with no winds and no trees  IMO. Dryve


Could have used a raincoat Wednesday night during our ride, funny thing is a I almost brought my waterproof shell, but figured I would get to hot so said oh well. Even had some roadies at the shop ask me, "You're gonna ride now? How do you ride in the dark? Can't believe you're gonna ride now that it's dark! " then the roadie goes on to say oh, you're gonna get wet! Thanks for the jinx!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Get out and ride!

I was sick with a sore throat and cough over the past two weeks, then Elise got Strep, then it rained, then it...you get the picture. Haven't been riding for awhile. Until this week. Wednesday, Thursday, and now Friday after work. Night riding at its finest while temps are still in the 50-60s. Get it while the getting is good! Be careful of the raccoons, the opossums, the skunks, the hooting owl, and whatever else might spook the crap out of you. Because they are out there...just waiting to jump out in front of your bike!

Tranquility is in really great shape right now, thanks to everyone who has helped to dig out the rutted areas. Makes for prime riding, especially helps in the night riding department because you're less prone to hit the sides. Charge up those lights and get out there!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Shedding some light...

Yes, bad pun intended! Mtbr does a bike light shootout. Check it out. Maybe someone needs to send me a light to check out for them!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Panhandler caught on video getting into a new car

Wow, this is crazy. The old lady denies that its her car. Just yells at the guy who has been giving her money, he even gave up his lunch to give her money. Sad how people take advantage of others.

I once saw some program where a guy actually quit his day job because he found out that he could make more per day standing on a busy intersection asking for money. They get elaborate with old clothing, fake arm slings, and signs to get people to give.


Last week's MNR

I happened to miss tonight's ride. Got out of work late, it start raining on the drive home...excuses excuses. Ended up taking a four hour nap instead! Needed it after this weekends partying! Anyway, here are some pics that I took from last week's MNR.

The wildlife was up close and personal last week!

Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the flowers.

Happy Birthday to Paul!