11/28/2009

Saturday Burrito Run

Took the Hunter 24" out for the "long way" to burritos through the canyon and the Bridges trail.

Burrito Run via the Canyon
It was snowing off and on, but the trails were dry enough that I washed out the front wheel enough times to scare myself a bit. I fell a few times, but am no worse for the wear. Most of the crashes came on the way home, fortunately no burritos were harmed. My right crank arm is falling off though. Dammit. It is a splined Truvative one that I bought used and cheap from the out of business LBS, I wish I knew the splines were munged before I bought the new BB to go with it. Anyone got any good recommendations for good cheap singlespeed/BMX cranks that would look good with this bike? I have a few big bike projects in the works and would prefer to save money for those.

I did see this awesome riser bar modification on a Huffy Commuter

The Huffy Scorcher (commuter)

It appears they come with racks and fenders and costs 159 at Target/Amazon. Not an endorsement mind you, but it is about time there were somewhat logical bikes at Box stores. No unnecessary suspension! I am cautiously optimistic that this is a good thing. Lots of people could use a commuter bike like this. It fills the niche for the people who walk in to a bike shop and walk right out when they see that the cheapest bike is 350-450 dollars. Anyone twirled one around the parking lot? Is it as solid as it looks? Or is it typical department store crap? I suspect the later, but again, a great leap forward in dept store bikes!

Finally I sat down to enjoy the burrito with an espresso. When the chili looks like it is glowing, you know it is good.
Saturday Early Late Mid Morning Burrito

11/25/2009

More rusted apocalypse teeth

Pavement groover teeth I think:
4 rusted teeth!
three found last week on the truck route, and one near the back gate. so weird. I was completely flummoxed when I found the first one. delighted when I found the second and figured out what they were, but now I am confused that they are calling out to me. What do they want?

11/23/2009

Sunday Hauling Profile Again

On the way out, boxes for recycling
Todays load part one


And riding
To the recycling center

On the way back the new barrow
Todays load part two

And riding
To home

Riding the barrow




4 miles round trip. Who is a good bike? Yes you are big dummy. Oh such a good bike. Yes you are. So good.
previously on Sunday Hauling Profile

11/21/2009

Saturday Video Fun

Everyone and their uncle has linked to one of these videos or another, but has anyone linked to them both in the same post? At moscaline we go the extra step for blog gold.

Dock Ellis and the no-hitter on acid:


I have no problem with McGuire and Bonds in the hall of fame, despite their drug use, but maybe the veterans committee can elect Dock Ellis so there is there is no question that drugs have been a part of MLB for a long time.

Anyhow, in a completely unrelated note, can I wear tight jeans while racing?


source
Actually if those guys race a single race this year, they will race more cross than me thus far this year. This may be the second year in the last 14 where I skip cross season, we shall see...

Finally, everyone in the world has seen the Danny MacAskill video right? Here is him selling out to the man. Good for him:



I hope he sleeps in piles of money.

11/17/2009

I did it..

for science
For the science

again

11/15/2009

Wink256 and the Une Van Suid-Afrika

Be still!

Wink256 takes a short break from tormenting me.

11/13/2009

Rolling and rolling



Some ditchside rolling in the livermore valley.

11/10/2009