I managed to wander off without my camera this morning, so all a have for you today is a quick cellphone snap of the Eau Claire River. It was an absolutely stunning day today and with temps in the 40’s the bike riding was great. The building in the distance with the smoke stack wasContinue reading “Eau Claire River/ Uniroyal Tire”
Otter Creek is about a 2 mile trail system maintained by our local mountain biking club in Centennial Park in Altoona, a small town attached to the east side of Eau Claire. It had been a while since I’d been down that way, so I took a fun little spin though the trails today.
I don’t know why it is, but whenever I ride my bike in cold temps my nose runs. Constantly. When winter time rolls around I pull out a big stack of bandanas and keep them in a handy spot by my bike so I won’t forget one when I roll out the door.
Please forgive that the photos aren’t stitched together in a proper triptych, my photo editing software epic failed me in this endeavor. Some people save their money and time off to go on grand adventures in faraway lands, or spend weeks at a time hiking or paddling though wildernesses. Those options sound great to meContinue reading “Everyday Adventure Triptych”
My mom and my dad invite me to stayGo to church every Sunday, hear the good words they sayBut I went to the woods and I did find my wayI found the Lord in the trees and a lake Krista Shows Full Of Sin
While I was out tooling around on my bike yesterday I can across a sight that’s becoming more and more common around here: a box at the end of a driveway with an assortment of veggies in it, a price list, and a tin for you to deposit your cash in. I’m not sure whatContinue reading “Cash (and bikes you can carry stuff with) Is King”
Today’s post is just a few quick pics I took on a 20 mile bike ride this morning. I’ve gone by L.L. Phillips Park dozens of times, but never stopped in and poked around. So, this morning I made a concerted effort to get out of bed early enough to get some extra riding inContinue reading “L.L. Phillips County Park”
Fall has definitely come to Wisconsin and with our shorter days, softer light, and lingering twilights it’s time to think about putting some lights on our bikes. Generally, my advise on lights is to go with USB rechargeable ones. But, with every rule there is an exception and in this case the exception is theContinue reading “‘Bout That Time”
For about 100 years or so the Chippewa River around Eau Claire was a very industrial place. When river levels get very low I like to tool along on my bike looking for the old pilings and bits of concrete and iron that give you hints at the areas past.
Eau Claire has a number of pedestrian/bike underpasses to get people safely through busy intersections and they work great. I’ve been biking through the intersection of Vine and Claremont (pictured above) a couple times a month for the last three years, usually grumbling to myself about how it would be great if there was anContinue reading “Derp…”