Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May Photo Dump

I went to do a blog last week but it would not let me sign in and I forgot what it was going to be about so I will just do a photo dump.  Weather has been rainy, cold, foggy, sunny, warm, and a mixture of all of them on any given day.  One thing it has not been is close to Hot and I am missing that right now.  It is almost Memorial Day and we had the wettest Mar-May ever in history and will add to our totals again tomorrow and the weekend with more rain.

I hope I am not around the next time we break this record!!!!  Enjoy the photos!  I just realized I have more at home on the other laptop and that is where I was going to post from.  Maybe I will add some more later but here are some fog and no wind/sun pictures of the Lake Erie Lakefront area.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Back in the Grove

Of blogging, not bike riding - I don't think that grove thing ever left!

Today I returned to the office and it was decision time - drive or ride????  Ride or Drive???  Hmmmm, pondering minds want to know.  Bill you don't get home until 7 when you close and ride and it is Friday and that means dinner with the wife.  But I got all of the shopping done yesterday so we don't have to worry about that and we can have a late dinner.  So I rode!

Then the question becomes what is the weather and what bike are you going to ride.  Rain = Vaya because it has fenders and racks and I stay somewhat dry.  Dry = Wide array of choices.  You will have to read on to learn which bike was chosen for the day.

Sunrise over Eastern Western New York

I need to learn more settings on the camera to let more light filter in

Aren't the colors amazing?

There she is Orange Crush
Yes I rode the Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross today.  She gets parked in the empty cube next to me so prying eyes and fingers don't touch her downstairs in the garage.  Yes I am lucky my employer doesn't mind.  They think I am nuts for riding all that I do so they give me lee way :)

She sure is pretty and Mike says there are still frames available from him if interested.  Click on the link above to find more information out.  All the cool gravel kids have one :)

Well maybe next week I will get to my Vacation photo dump.  Until then get out and ride your bike :)

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sunny Day Off Bike Ride

What a sunny day.  Notice how I didn't say warm or hot.  But after the past 2 weeks of rain that we have had - I will take sunshine!

Took the Mukluk out with the new 29'er wheel set on it and hit the hills.  Slow and steady just like I was riding over the Continental Divide 100+ times next June by chance!  Only time will tell.

Here are the photos - Enjoy - I know my Vitamin D levels did!!!!

Ski Area Snowmaking Water Supply

What a view huh???

Found a Bird Sanctuary I have never seen before and 18 Mile Creek

Tulips are still blooming - shows you have poor of a spring we have had

Mukluk with Project 123 Blue Anodized Stans No Tube Rims - all Blue and Pretty

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Long Overdue Post

So do I do a vacation photo dump?

Or do I do a weekend photo dump?

I am tired from driving just under 4000 miles over 9 days of vacation and then losing lots of sleep volunteering at TransIowa and then getting home very late the next evening (Easter Eve) and finally having to get my daughter to church at 7:00am to practice her Easter Song.  I am recovering but after this post - a nap is on tap because the weather is crap (again!)

So I will do a weekend recap photo dump and will get the vacation pictures out this week:

The sun was out yesterday for the first time in a long time.  We had record rainfall in April and hopefully that is it but May is starting out the same way April did - WET!

When your route includes Hill in the street name - you know you are in for a hill!  This is the road that leads to the top of a local ski area, Kissing Bridge, just for reference on elevation gain.  Not like Rocky Mountain High climb but steep enough and long enough to let you know you are climbing!

When you get to the top though you are rewarded with some great views and fast downhills!

Sunday was great - my daughter sang with her friend accompanying her on piano and then the grand crest of the whole weekend, month, year, life (maybe not this but still awesome!)

My son got baptized at church today!  I recorded the whole thing and took stills of the other candidates but need to wait for my friend to send me stills of his baptism to show off to the world.  He is quite the young man, and my daughter is quite the young woman as well.  They are like most kids and make me crazy at times but I would not trade with anyone in the world and if you heard the words our pastor said about Jake, you would understand what I mean.

Have a great day and if it wasn't 30mph winds and rain I would be out riding - so you go out and ride for me!