Sunday, September 27, 2009

Into The Woods

Saturday was an outdoors day as I got up in the morning and drove north for some grouse hunting. I worked a couple of wildlife management areas and a state forest. The first wildlife management area I hunted was by far the best place. Several others were hunting the place so I went to the eastern section of the 159 acre area. There were tons of small birch and aspen trees which are really good grouse habitat. I didn't flush any but I heard a few shots so someone got the birds up in the air. Check out the picture of the area I was hunting. When I got home, I took the fishing boat out on one of my favorite east metro lakes. I caught one sunfish but came to the realization that the 70hp Mercury is too big for the 14 foot modified speedboat... Anyway, today I got in 31 miles on the Greenway, Cedar and Kenilworth Trails.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Still On The Road

The weather has been pretty calm lately as I've gotten in a few more road rides on the Greenway, Cedar and Kenilworth Trails. Some guys have transitioned to cyclocross training already. Anyway, I got in 23 miles yesterday and 30 today.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Back On The Bike 3

I got back on the bike after missing the Chequamagon Fat Tire with the sore throat crud. Actually, I felt decent on Sunday and went for a 20 mile cruise of the Greenway, Downtown and the U of M. Today, I went for 30 miles on the Greenway, Cedar and Kenilworth Trails.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

What Fat Tire?

I should have raced the Chequamagon Fat Tire 40 miler today but I got the crud that has been going around lately. Sixty bucks down the drain...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Latest...

The last three rides I did were a 20 mile Battle Creek mountain bike event with Bill Stuber, Lori Belz, Jerry Engen, Tom Bengel and John Wyland. That one was on Saturday, the 12th. The next day, Sunday, Jerry Engen and I rode the Saint Paul Bike Tour with my neighbor Steve. We got in 34 miles and rode with Bob Sumada, Tracy, Maria and Alex from Now Bikes. Tuesday, I got in 20 miles on a trip up the High Bridge, Dodd Road, Fort Snelling and Minnehaha Park. Since then, I've had a cold...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

30 Thirty

I got in a couple of 30 mile rides the last three days. As usual lately, I rode the Greenway, Cedar, Kenilworth combo on Tuesday and today. It's a good loop and there are plenty of good places to do speed work.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Holiday Weekend

I got in a few rides since my last post. Plus, I've been working on my 1960 Hiawatha aluminum speedboat. On Tuesday, I rode 25 miles which included a trip up the High Bridge, out into Eagan and then back via Fort Snelling and Minnehaha Park. Wednesday was another 30 mile ride on the Greenway, Kenilworth and Cedar Trails with numerous speed pick-ups. Thursday and Friday, I worked on my boat. Saturday was the TCBC All Club Ride. I rode with Rob Belz, Pete Thurmes, Jerry Engen, Lori Belz and Bill Stuber. That was 50 miles. On Sunday, we went to the fair in the morning and then I worked on the boat in the afternoon. Labor Day was a 21 mile ride on the mountain bike on the Lake Elmo trails. I rode with Jerry Engen, Lori Belz, John Wyland, Bill Stuber, Tina and Rob Belz. Anyway, the work on the boat is finished. I tore out the old, wooden bench up front, which was rotten. The back rest was removed too. Then, I replaced that with a new bench and added swivel seats with back rests. On the bench in back, I added a swiveling pedastel chair. Check out the pictures.