Sunday, February 22, 2009


Well, I thought for sure that the weather this weekend would have made it too wet to ride.

Good news was that Herbs drained and dried well as always. I hit the trail with Jacob and put in one lap. We started a second, but I had a flat as we entered the woods...... The Bontrager sealant in my tires has dried up.

As soon as I got home, I put the thing in the workstand and pumped in fresh sealant. Of course it sealed immediately.....

Saturday, February 21, 2009

No Riding or Flying This Weekend!

Weather rolled in and means that I'm grounded and stuck inside.....

What to do but clean up the shop..... OK, maybe after the ATOC on Versus, I'll clean my office!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Great Road Ride!

Well, I won't be able to get out on the trails this weekend, so I hit the road on the roadbike. This was really my first time out on the skinny tires since spending the winter on the trails.

Riding that crazy SSCX bike really has made a difference. I felt stronger than ever climbing the hills near my house and was carrying more speed on the flats. On top of that, I did not have to stop on the entire 20 mile ride. Just cruised right through.

Frankly, when I got home, I felt like I could have easily kept going if it had not been dark!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Bar Top Levers and some good flying!

Saturday, I woke up and mounted some great looking bar-top levers on my cross bike. When I ride this thing on singletrack, I never feel like I have the control I want- especially while descending. So the levers cost me $5.

I absolutely love them. They really make the bike more comfortable for me. Ended up doing 3 laps of Herb Parsons with the thing and it was great!

I also got an opportunity on Sunday to get out and fly most of the day. Lots of heli flyers were out, and we also had lots of profile 3d'rs out. As they say "a good time was had by all!"

Getting out both days of the weekend was a real rarity for me too, so that made this an extra good weekend!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tennessee Bicycle Law

The other day, I was talking with a non-cycling friend. It was an interesting conversation. He 'quoted' to me what he believed TN cycling law to actually be and informed me how horrible all my cycling friends were.

I had to agree with them that they were/are bad if they break the law. That however was where the agreement ended.

I had serious issue with what his interpretation of the law actually was. First off, in TN we are viewed the same as motorists. Next, TN is a two abreast state. IE, we can ride two abreast when riding. Finally, we are allowed to ride on the road. There is nothing in the TN code that says we can't.

If you'd like to read more, this site has all of the cycling related code extracted and presented for easy use.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

3 Laps of Herbs

Today was a great day to get out!!!!!

Doug M and I hit Herb Parsons for 3 laps. Seems like everyone was out there. Charles, SteveK, Brad C. You name 'em, they were there.

Frankly I feel beat up. Not entirely sure why, maybe because its been a while since I've ridden out there.

Anyway, one helluva nice weekend to get out and ride!