Thursday, April 29, 2010

Caught In The Rain

I took the Bottecchia fixed gear out for a little spin this evening. I wasn't planning on a long ride but a rain storm turned it into a 6 1/2 cruise...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More Time Trial Training

31 miles of time trial training on the Greenway with Tommy Bengel on Monday. We did five speed intervals. Today, I took off for the Greenway again and more time trial training. I ran into Tom Bengel, Dag Selander, Paul Schoening, Mike Shaw and Big Dave out for a ride. I rode with them between the nine intervals I did. I got in 30 miles.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday Cruise

Tom Bengel and I waited for the rain to clear and the roads to dry up before going for a 19 mile cruise. We rode down Summit, up the High Bridge, the Marie climb, over to Fort Snelling and up the river on the Minneapolis side before heading back on Summit.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Hitting The Hills

I rode up the High Bridge and the Marie Avenue climb after work today. I got in 18 1/2 miles.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Another Synergy Ride

Synergy had the Ridley Factory guys at the ride tonight. They had some demo bikes for people to try. Now Bikes is going start selling them. We rode into Eagan and back. I got in 25 1/2 miles.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Time Trialing With Tommy

More time trial training for Tom Bengel and me tonight. We got in 31 miles on the Greenway Loop with five long intervals and lots of tempo work. Tons of people were out on the trails.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

In Synergy

I joined the Synergy group ride from the Saint Paul Now Bikes Store out to Eagan and back. Neighbor Steve joined me along with Mike J, Alex D and Maria, Nicole, Chris, Jim and Nate.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Road and Single Track

The Saturday ride was a couple of loops on the single speed mountain bike at Salem Hills. Bill Stuber and Steve Prast joined me. The trail was in great shape. Today, Lori Belz, Jerry Engen, Bill Stuber, Rob Belz and I rode the roads from Lakeland through Lake Elmo, Washington County and Stillwater. We got in 31 miles.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Everyone Knows It's Windy...

Tom Bengel, John Wyland and I rode from my house down to Eagan and back for 28 miles. We headed south into the wind so we would have a tail wind on the way home. It worked out pretty good... I still have the Bottecchia for sale at $350.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Baseball - Bikes

I've been getting in some more bike rides since the last post. 31 miles of TT training on Friday (Greenway Loop), 29 miles of hills into Woodbury on Sunday and 31 miles of TT training with Tommy Bengel tonight on the Greenway Loop. Plus, the Twins game yesterday!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mixing It Up

Sold a couple of bikes since the last post. The red Specialized Allez went to my neighbor Steve. The orange DOT fixed gear bike went to a bike commuter. One road ride, a mountain bike cruise at Battle Creek and two time trial training sessions on the Greenway loop since the last post. Soem of the peeps I rode with include Steve Prast, Jerry Engen, Lori Belz, Bill and Joe Stuber, Tom and Lee Bengel and John Wyland.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

More Rides

Yesterday's ride was 26 miles after work with Jerry Engen, Tom and Nora Bengel, John Wyland, Bill Stuber and Rob Belz. We rode the Greenway, Kenilworth and Cedar Trails. Today was 20 miles of time trial training on the Greenway and Kenilworth system.