Just a quick update. A couple posts back I mentioned I swapped saddle on my bikes taking a Brooks C-15 off my, rather upright, Surly Bridge Club, replacing that saddle with a wider C-17, and putting the C-15 on my road bike. I’ve gone on a few rides on both bikes with their new saddlesContinue reading “Saddle- Not Sore”
The original saddle on my Surly Bridge Club did not fit me at all, so I swapped it out for a Brooks C15 . I thought the C15 might be a little too narrow, but the saddle on my road bike was going to need replacing soon and if it didn’t work on the BridgeContinue reading “If You’re Going To Live In Farm Country, You Might As Well Have A Tractor Seat!”
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”
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”
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.
This will melt off shortly, but the snow’s been coming down good for the last few hours and I always like to document the first snow of the year. The bike in the second pic has 2.4” mountain bike tires on it and does just fine in a little snow. When winter shows up forContinue reading “First Snow”
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”
I was going to do some coffee outside action at Carson Park this morning and so I got the Bridge Club loaded up with my coffee fixings, stopped by Qwick Trip for a cinnamon roll, and then rolled the couple miles down to Carson Park. All was good in the world as I was settingContinue reading “Coffee Outside: The O’ Fuck, Hornets! Episode.”