Thursday, September 27, 2007

World of Bikes!

Saw this on Snakebite's blog this morning. He got it from I thought, how can I not post it too. The more people who see it; the better!



I received a sticker from Minuscar the other day. I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to do with it yet but I love it. Speaking of Minuscar, I'm headed to nascar with my parents this weekend in Kansas City. It doesn't exactly fit my style, but my parents like it and it's one of the few things we do together now days. It's going to be a long weeekend with alot of driving.

The MS150 was last weekend in the hills. I wish I would have been involved with it again but I just had so much stuff going on the last couple weeks that I had to take a weekend off. Next year I'll ride.

Everyone is saying that it is century season. I really want to get a century under my belt this year. It might not be a formal one, but I need any sort of 100 mile ride. I did the MS150 last year so that was covered. Any ideas?

I found a link today that might be of interest for those biker types. Langley.

I went for a ride the other night with my brother-in-law. We were more or less messing around doing things we probably shouldn't. He put his foot down and ended up spraining his ankle pretty bad. It was all black and blue and he's on crutches now.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Went down to Colorado this last weekend. Hung out in Ft. Collins for a while and got jealous when I saw all the bike lanes. Drove on to Denver and again, bike lanes everywhere.

My wife and I went to the football game on Sunday, Broncos vs. Raiders. It was a great game.

I decided to ride my bike to work today for the first time in a while. It was a great ride. I should do it more often but we work at the same place so we get to car pool. I would get her to ride as well, but she's pregnat so there's no way.

Riding this morning did make me a bit sad though. It makes me realize how far Rapid City has to go to become a bike friendly city. There are few/if any bike lanes. I guess we have plenty of room for improvement.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


I feel like crap today. I think it's probably because I haven't been on my bicycle in days. So I rode around the park last night for 20 minutes... That's not enough. I think I am going to go for a nice hard ride tonight. I'm gonna push it.

Also, the Tour of Missouri is live today. I wish I would have been able to go and watch it. To see the Disco guys ride their last year would be pretty sweet. Oh well, I'll try for next year I guess.

I'll post tomorrow on my distance and time and how I did. I thought about commuting today on my bike but lost track of time. It wouldn't take very long but I have a ginormous hill that I have to climb to get to work and it takes some time.

until then...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Dakota 50

Shoot, I suppose it's been over a week since I rode the Dakota 50 and I am finally getting around to posting. It was a good ride and I thought I did much better than previous years. Found out it was only a few minutes better which definitely bummed me out a bit. Tons of people showed up, I recall hearing at least 100 more than '06.

I started out really strong the first 20 miles. I recall only walking one or two times up hills that are tough. The rest of the ride I'm going to blame on heat. It was hot and I was not conditioned for riding 50 miles on the mt bike. I ended at about 7 hours and 19 minutes. Next year I am going to do better.

I think I'm going to try and commute by bike the rest of the week. I usually ride with my wife to work, but I am needing more bike time. I miss my bike.

I want one of these to commute and run around with..