Thursday, June 18, 2009

The complete Q

Got the bike all put together. I havent had a chance to ride it yet, but hopefully today or tomorrow.

Monday, June 15, 2009

2009 Tour de Cure

First let me start with saying thanks to everyone that donated this year. Also I want to say thanks my friends Jason & Jackie, Mary, that did the ride and raised a bunch of money. Most importantly my wife she organized the team again this year and raised a good chunk of money herself.
The day started out rushed as these things usually do, but they were late getting it going, which is usually the case with big events like this. It worked out good this year since everyone was running late, except us. ;) This is year is the first year I did the ride, and even got a red rider jersey.
The course left island lake and rode the path over to kennsington. From there we followed the road around the lake and then back out the main entrance and back into island lake on the paved path. It was a little bit over 25 miles which we all finished and everyone had a good time doing the ride, even if some of the hills were walked.
If you havent ever done of these it is a cool atmosphere, and a lot of fun that I suggest doing at least once.

Friday, June 12, 2009

The 29er Project

Well that sucks. You forget how good the hockey is in the playoffs, then when they lose in a game 7, well it sucks. Maybe next year it will be wings and leafs. Oh well. At least I have something new to cheer me up.
I got hooked on the 29er with my seven. Before I got the seven, I started talking to Scott Q to build me up with a 29er SS. I wanted to wait until I had a few rides and like the geometry on the new bike. My surly 1x1 was way too small and after riding a custom bike that fits so well, riding something that wasnt the right size wasnt really an option any more. So here we are today, and I got a big brown box from fedex. Most of the parts are carry over from my 1x1 but I did get a couple of new parts. Hopefully I can get it built up here in the next few days and take it out for a spin.

Saturday, June 06, 2009