Monday, September 22, 2008


OH ya that's me, I have officially turned to the darkside of biking.....the nerdy part. I have recently installed a computer on my commuter bike! yea, I use to ride with no cares and the wind blowing through my hair, but not anymore, I JUST have to know how far,how fast, and how long it takes me to ride everywhere. I don't know if I like it... it has seemed a bit restricting kind of like a cell phone while your driving. I find I pay more attention to the bike computer then the road, I am always looking down, sometimes forget to look up. I don't believe there is way to get a ticket for watching your bike computer while riding, but I sure some goverment freak is thinking about it now. Oh, well I keep pedaling and spinning the legs on the ol' single speed and hope they don't invent a heated seat for the bike OR that would be NERDY!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Back!! from Summer BReak...

Busy summer ; so blogging took the back seat... as the weather was to nice and life was to busy to sit at a computer and blab about worthless nonsense and staying organized, BLAH! it's SUmmer TiMe let's be free from technology!

But back in action with life and the bike!!
Which brings me back into the cycle of things.......note some have inquired about my previous biking to work "test" accomplishment or whatever you want to call it, I DID it! my goal was to ride for 50 days strait>> no stopping or excuse, the final recipe concluded like this:

1 mind of determination
2 legs of pure pumping desire
1/3 of the days in rain, snow, hail, and just pure misery (refer to the first ingredient)
1/2 cup of new discoveries, routes, and fresh air
1 flat tire on day 49
1/2 dozen crazy drivers
2 Suburban vehicles- ladies on cell phones, almost picked me off (sorry ladies, but...)
1 single speed, retro, ghetto Green Machine purchase from a recycled bike shop in Portland,OR

64 days,512miles of pure bliss, YES YOU can ride a bike to work, and an accomplishment I didn't think was possible but am now a believer!

SO now we start again, NEW school yr, NEW reformed Bike, New desire--as human nature would have, always wanting to beat your old score, we will see..........if I can top 64 days, starting at 0, and hope to ride everyday and see how winter treats us in the good ol' Northwest.
Let's get ROLLIN'!!!!!!!!!! (I encourage anyone to give it a try!! or challenge you.........bring it on.)

Burying the Green Machine

NEW Bike (from Closet) converted to a Single SPeed
to make it a NO whimp bike!