Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Riding Of Bikes

Had a pretty good weekend of riding. At least Sunday and Monday.

Spring riding is always the best once the trails dry out. Just before the leaves start growing. You can see so far in the woods. And the bugs are still at a minimum.  Everything is so fresh.

Sundays ride was fun. Drove to out local trail system and just tooled around the longest loop. There is a spot about halfway thru where I moved a log along side the trail and stop and sit a spell every time I ride past. Not too far from where I took the above pic.

Trillium's are out!

Both rides this three day weekend were solo and slow. When alone I like to ride slow with my head on a swivel. Stop and smell the Trillium's. Mondays Memorial Day ride was at our most local trails. Since I have rode this park so many times I usually dont go there much anymore but now its my go to ride. I never drive there anymore. Just put the bike on commuter assist and get there in less than 6 minutes. Back the assist down to minimum and get a nice ride in. Just so convenient now for me. Im enjoying these trail once again also.

Having the ebike is great when Im with a bunch of fast guys but also when Im alone. I turn the assist to a minimum and still get in a workout. And I can ride so much longer too. Hours longer. Ive said this a million times but the ebike is the best bike decision I have ever made.

I no longer even want to own a road bike. I'll take the money I was going to spend on a road bike and use it for travel this summer. That sounds like a plan. 

Saturday was a little wet so I just hiked around our local State Park. Saw these guys strutting around. Showing off to each other.

So thats about it for the weekend. Today (Tuesday) is raining and that eliminates out Tuesday Nite Ride. 

I still need to plan a weekend in the northern are of our State. The weather is starting to turn for the better. Hope to ride up there soon. 


Friday, May 24, 2019

Fata Morgana

So the other day I saw another Fata Morgana over Lake Michigan. The second time in my life. The first time was just a few years ago. But in my 59 years Ive never seen this before that. The pics on blogger are smaller than the ones on Wordpress but all you have to do is click on them to get a better look.

This phenomenon is very rare. Im not sure what it takes to trigger this but you can read more in the link above. 
Since I hit up the lake almost every day I get kinda pumped to see this stuff.

On the bike front I did get to ride Reforestation Camp in Green Bay. Its nice to ride somewhere different now and then. As I rode I could remember some spots for racing there 10 years ago. Memories.

Looks like a nice weekend coming up. Three day weekend. Hope to get out and ride.


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Im Back Over Here Again

So Im on a new blog thats my old blog. I switched from Googles Blogger to WordPress in 2013. My Wordpress blog is dead. I was acually paying $100 per year for it. So I decided to revert back to everything that is Google and low and behold, my old blog was still accessible. The wonders of google.

I do find this easier to use and I enjoyed going back a ways to see what I wrote years ago. These are posts that I have not seen since I wrote them. Some back in 2009. 10 years gone by. 

So here I go back on this blog. While my life has changed quite a bit I still will have lots of nice pics. I enjoy that. And will have a lot more riding to post about with my new found time.

Gone will be the posts about bike shop stuff. But my summer plans to hit up pretty much every trail system in Wisco will more than replace that. As soon as it stops snowing up in the northern part of this State I'll be heading up there almost every weekend. 
So much to ride and now so much time to ride it.
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