Monday, December 28, 2009


Here's to Haywood! (Click the image to enlarge)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Bicycle handling clinic

 It snowed last night here in Minneapolis and the streets have taken on the consistency of Bisquick -- the combination of sand and churned, compacted snow create a treacherous riding surface.  I've shod the mountain bike with the Nokians, but studs aren't really all that helpful in this greasy semi-powder.  It's tiring, tricky riding and bouncing from one rut to another is quite a test for one's ability to keep upright and moving forward.  What a long, slow trip it's been...

Santa, baby, it may be difficult to stuff down a chimney, what with the giant tires, put please stuff one of these in my sock this year:

Friday, December 04, 2009

Solstice bike

My brother-in-law got married a couple of weeks ago and the wonderful person he married decorated her own wedding.  One of the elements she used was some battery-powered Christmas lights wrapped in a gauzy material.  While helping take down the decorations, I asked if she was going to use all of them thar lights and she happily let me have them.

The DumVee is now sporting them for in celebration of the long nights and a desire for the days to return...