Opted Outside

We had an absolutely stunning day today and with afternoon temps in the low 50’s there was nothing better than breaking out the road bike and taking it for a spin around town. Some people may balk at the whole #optoutside deal, and yes, obviously, people were using the day after Thanksgiving for outdoor adventuresContinue reading “Opted Outside”

Recreate Responsibly

Hi all, there’s not much to report on the blog front. Posting should start to pickup next week as we get though the last bit of awful weather and the tail end of Brown Season. In the meantime, I found an info graphic on The Rails To Trail Conservancy’s Twitter account that I thought I’dContinue reading “Recreate Responsibly”

Poking Around East Of Town

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”

One Of The Benefits of NOT Riding Tubeless

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”

Stillness On The Chippewa

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.

The Goat Is Back In Black/ Some Pics From Around Town

I took a spin down Water Street, which is the closest thing that Eau Claire has to a college town main drag, and was happily surprised to see that the coffee shop The Goat had gotten a remodel. Last time I’d been by it was looking torn apart and forlorn and I’d wondered if itContinue reading “The Goat Is Back In Black/ Some Pics From Around Town”

Widefoot Nalgene Bottle Cage

Back when I bought my Surly Bridge Club the idea was that I’d set it up with a Widefoot water bottle cage on the 3 pack mount on the underside of the down-tube to carry my tools, spare tube, and a few bits and bobs. Fast forward a little over a year and I’ve finallyContinue reading “Widefoot Nalgene Bottle Cage”

Bike Lights Are Bright

I was doing a little outandabouting after dark tonight and decided to take a picture to show folks, that might not be acquainted with the latest and greatest in bike lights, just how bright the new bike lights are. This is a 1,000 Lumen Light And Motion Urban and there are lights that get wayContinue reading “Bike Lights Are Bright”

Eau Claire River/ Uniroyal Tire

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

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.