I was out running errands on my bike today and ended up walking the bike up a steep hill. That doesn’t happen very often and, at least in this case, it wasn’t a fitness thing. It was a I’m building up heat and can’t get rid of it thing. A “real feel” temperature of 97Continue reading “That Doesn’t Happen Very Often”
In a normal year snow would have ended my days of bombing dirt roads on a road bike by now. But, it seems even the weather can’t be normal in 2020. The current forecast has a couple of 40 degree days in mid December in it. This is just strange.
It was freakishly warm today, temps in the mid 50’s, so I headed out of town on my bike to do a little exploring. First stop was Bullhead Pond, which I’ve been to many time before and is a great hangout. Next I headed for the Eau Claire County Forest, which is just down theContinue reading “Poking Around East Of Town”
The tire in the pic was extremely hard to get on the bike and, I think, what happened here is that in putting the it on last spring I put a micro-tear in the sidewall which worsened over time. About two months ago I could see a few millimeter long tear starting which rapidly progressedContinue reading “One Of The Benefits of NOT Riding Tubeless”
Heading down to the Chippewa River and watching daylight fade to dusk was a much needed respite from the last couple days of craziness and anxiety. Cycling home with the last little bit of dusk dying around me I wondered if plugging back into the world was really worth the bother.
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”
At 1,110 feet Mount Tom is the highest point in Eau Claire, WI. And I gotta tell ya, as I’m from the Pacific Northwest I sometimes get a bit of the giggles referring to Tom as a “mount”. It’s barely a hill in my book. But, it is a nice bit of greenery and theContinue reading “Mount Tom”