Thursday, March 19, 2009

brooks saddle

is oiled and ready to go. it's a nice dark brown today.

Monday, March 16, 2009

maiden voyage

took the lht on the north side of the bike trail today and avoided most ice. the rear wheel is skwaking at me so i need to lube the spokes. i'm going to put some narrow tires on it until i get the saddle broken in. the fatties will go back on for the big mick. i couldn't get it to shift into the big ring, but pretty successful ride, nevertheless.

Friday, March 13, 2009

here she is

Surly Long Haul Trucker in Mochachino
58cm touring frame
Mavic Open Pro 32 spoke wheels from the Serotta - she's sporting new Campy wheels
Campy Comp Triple Touring drive train
Campy bar end shifters
Thompson machined seat post and stem
Ritchey classic bend bar
Brooks B-17 Special saddle
Tekro levers
fenders and racks to come

Pictures are here and ...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


the new bike came home. pictures soon.

Monday, March 9, 2009


tomorrow, there's always tomorrow. it's only a day away.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

fit =

pretty good. but that was just a ride around the bike shop. i'm still waiting on a couple of shiny, silvery pieces. didn't bring the camera, so pics will wait.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

bike =

tomorrow i get to see the finished product . . . i hope

heard from a bird that spiderman got a new surly too!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

headset =

campy record

sorry, but i'm waiting to get the entire bike built before any pictures are uploaded

Sunday, March 1, 2009


thompson silver

brakes =

Paul silver

saddle =

brooks b17 special edition honey/copper

Saturday, February 28, 2009


the suspense is killing me

Friday, February 27, 2009

a new

bike - surly long haul trucker - but with a special build - and by special - i mean i really shouldn't own this bike special - of course - more to come

Thursday, February 26, 2009

i think i hear

the pitter-patter of little feet -- or was it wheels?

more to come . . .

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Fremont Nicole (Oct. 22, 2001 - Jan. 30, 2009)

We lost Fremont a few weeks ago and we both miss her terribly. As you can see from the picture, she had personality plus. Jaci found her picture on the SF Humane Society web site and it was love at first site. She was Jaci's girl; a stray found on North Main. Although hesitant, Osborne and myself soon came to love her too.

Fremont was the most faithful and the happiest dog I've ever known. If one of us left the house she would wait at the back door until we returned. During Osborne's absence for a surgery, we were informed that she howled all day. In fact, we were very concerned that when Osborne passed, Fremont would have a very tough time adjusting. She learned everything she knew about being a dog from him.

She had some very quirky characteristics too. Most likely coming from her days as a stray, she was very protective of her water dish. Not in a mean-spirited way, though. She just liked being the first to drink as if she wouldn't ever see fresh water again.

She loved laying her head on your foot. She loved kids. Her relationship with the neighbor's grandkids was really something special. They yelled for her and grabbed her and she just ate it up. Being winter, we haven't seen them to tell them the news.

Fremont really has a special place in our hearts and we'll miss her forever.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

i should

post something

Monday, January 19, 2009

copy cat

my post is just regurgitating eDLoNNiE's.

Monk's now has a web site.

Snakebite is putting on a bike swap for Sioux Falls to support the Falls Area Single Track (FAST). Great acronym by the way.

FAB is having a member's meeting this Saturday 1/24 at the east side Pizza Ranch. 1:30 - 3:30.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

trainers can be fun

wednesdays are now my favorite day of the week. that's a lie, but i'm still looking forward to them now. why? jeff kluck and jason simon invited thE kErnEl and some fellow masochists to join them after two wheeler dealer closed. 9 of us got on our trainers at 7:30 and rode the the cts dvd, time trials.

i really had a great time, as it is MUCH more motivating to ride a trainer with others than it is to ride one alone. the great part about trainers is that i can always keep up with the best riders. and i can even place my bike in front of them to give myself a mental boost!

so i'm inviting anyone that would be interested to join me at two wheeler dealer every wednesday at 7:30 or earlier if i can talk them into it!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

first post of 2009

ok, first post. i probably should not write anything now. spent new year's with snakebite and mrs. bite, muscle, prez, mrs. prez, wind, ant, ggg, and tessa.

off to a good start