Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Fall Coming and Going

More time seems to have slipped by me. I looked at my last post date and realized it's been several months. Well life has been busy and the electronic world is not my primary place of habitat. I have too much to do and too little time to ride it seems. But the snow has come (finally) and I seem to have a few moments to look at some of the pics that have accumulated on my camera.

Fall has been long and incredibly beautiful this year. I took every opportunity to peak at the colors...even into the night.

The days have been glowing with the golden fall Tamaracks...simply amazing to see.

Then came the snow (finally!). I was still riding my cyclocross bikes since it was not really enough snow to get the fatbike out. Anyway I had way too much fun on skinny tires this day and would highly recommend it to anyone.

Then just last week we got a good dump of the white stuff, well enough for me to get serious on the Fatback. About a foot of snow here and oddly enough about 48-degrees out. Warm and fun on the snow...a strange combo and I took it for 26-miles of total fun pedaling the Milner Trail.

The smirk should tell you everything about the fun I was having. Too bad there are not others around to enjoy this. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I'm Here, Where Are You?

So where are you? I'm right here...testing, riding, enjoying every pedal stroke I can get in.

Fall seems to have come and my preferred gravel bike (it's a Lynskey Ridgeline) is getting a workout on the gravel and forest roads as well as on some local trails.

This bike was inspired by me after doing too much drooling over the new Trek 920 disc. for the first time ever  I started having issues with buying a new bike (I simply was not sure I wanted it). So I picked up a used titanium frame for next to nothing and built this bike up from my parts bin. It's not a Trek 920, but it is similar and it's a pretty cool bike. Plus a huge bonus is that is rides incredibly well and I like is quit a bit. For now I am greatly enjoying it.

On a recent back country fun ride I noted some new white stuff on the mountain tops, which makes me dream of riding the Fatback on snow once again. However, neither the Farmers Almanac nor the El Nino forecast is predictive of much snow again this year. I am patiently waiting for the outcome since either way (snow or not) I get to ride.

No cyclocross racing again this year, just too far away to the races and lack of fitness. Yeah I'm in kind of soft right now, but I can still kick my 16 year old son's butt any day of the week. I'm starting to get a racing itch again Maybe next year I will dabble in some mountain bike races or maybe a gravel bike, need legs!

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Monday, July 06, 2015

Somewhere Out There...I WasThere

Some where out there...that's exactly where I was from November 14, 2014 until just recently. Prying minds keep asking me where I've been. Well I've been here, plain and simple. OK then, the real story is complicated and would take more time and space than I have here.

To start I've spent some time testing new stuff (nothing new about this is there) you're wishing you could have some of these bad boys on a fat bike. I'll just say they are awesome on the snow.

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I spent time in weather conditions that meet the mininmum definition of "not good"...How's the weather out there? Uhmm...not good! I hear this saying all the time, so I went searching for the meaning of "not good" and I think I found it a few times...

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I had to say good-bye to a good friend...

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I spent a lot of time on the snow (what little there was of it that is) exploring (duh!)...

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It's rather refreshing seeing these winter pics after spending the last few weeks in 100+ temps moving everything out of our Asotin farm house. We loved that place, but we're on a new adventure now in North-Central Idaho...and I must say that it's getting better all the time.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015





Double Rats!


(Epic Failure)



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All Better...

What's Up??

Is anybody out there?

Apparently I'm still here.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fatback Moments

It came, so I went...

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Fresh snow is always a good reason to ride, to explore the backyard, to feel like a kid again, to...

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Get out and ride your bike today -  Don't miss moments like these because they come around only once in a lifetime!!!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fatback, Gunnar, and Shameful Fall Rides

This past week's rides have been some of the best for views, pure jaw-dropping-can't-see-enough-awesome-beauty, not to mention it has been extraordinarily nice with many sun filled days and some perfect riding temperatures.

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Amazingly, I had 1st snow here so of course I rode the Fatback in the 4-6 inch mini dump. It was quite magical this day, fresh snow that started melting off the trees as soon as the sun hit them. It was a very awesome day of riding the Fatback.

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As fast as the snow came, it melted away giving more sweet fall days and some extended time on the mountain with a regular mountain bike.  As I write today all is changed since it seems it's suddenly cold with temps in the single digits. No snow though which is a huge bummer, I'll try to be patient, which is obviously torturous as you can see.

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It's hard to tell people what I see on my rides (although anyone is welcome to ride with me) so once again I am sharing a small fraction of the many photos I took this last week or so.

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As far as this bike goes, I do not know where it came from or how it ended up in my possession...but it sure is fun to ride not to mention is has a cool looking custom (rattle can) paint job.

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Quit wasting your life confined in a box...Go on an adventure...Ride your bike!!!

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Fat is Back!!!

I had way too much fun the other day riding my Fatback up in my backyard...So I did it once more today and must say that I had too much fun again. There is just some kind of grin inducing power that comes from riding a fat tire bike. I really can not describe what that power is other than pure, pleasing, powerful, fun.

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I mean who needs suspension with supersized monster tires like these? Just let some air out and shazaam! you have like 2-inches of suspension that rolls over anything, which includes rocks, logs, squirrels, dogs, and small kids.

I'm starting to think that riding a fatbike all summer could be seriously fun...maybe some 29+ wheels and tires would make my Fatback into the ultimate back roads bike packing unit....hmmm!

Get out and ride your bike!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Restless Fatback

A nice fall day means it's a good day for a bike ride up on the mountain. The Fatback seemed a little restless (or maybe I was dreaming of snow), so off we went for a spectacular ride. The weather was so perfect as were the trails.

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I made it up quite high on the mountain and miraculously found some of that awesome white stuff. Whoohoo!!!

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The day ended as it started, with a smile and a super elated mood without any distractions other than what was offered along my ride. It is so beautiful out there right now. I thank God I have such a great country to ride in and enjoy freely.

Turn off your stupid-phone, your TV, and your computer  - Get out and ride your bike!!! You are missing some of the best riding of the year!

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