Sunday, May 30, 2010

Goin bike camping

Trinity bicycles is hosting a cyclotouring campout tonight at benbrook lake! We all rode out from the shop at three. We will see when we get there...going is easy and slow with the whole family.

On my way to Church.

The beauty of the morning and the peace God gives plays a duet with a bicycle.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Time For the Yearly Pilgrimage

Every year we make a big list of stuff to get  from Ikea and make the drive over to Frisco to load up our truck with stuff.
   Today is that pilgrimage.....Wish us luck!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

What does a Full Buggy of Groceries look like on a Bicycle!

 In preparation for the consolidated guy birthday party (Me and both my sons birthdays are within ten days of one another) my wife went to our local "stuff-mart" store and loaded up the Ute with a full buggy of stuff. When she was there, she called me and said that she may have bought too much "stuff" and may need me to rescue her with the cargo trailer. She, however, found my bungee cords and lassoed things down on to the top. I believe she could have carried more using the old "shopping bags on the handlebars trick" but I don't know if she knows that one. As you can see from the pictures the Ute bags are pretty full. The bike has room for more stuff if I got a front rack and a big folding crate for the deck. But that might be a little too much weight!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

4 Bikes, 5 Burgers ?

Somebody is getting a free ride!

Hauling Granite with a Bicycle.

We needed to go to home depot to get some decomposed granite for our garden pathways!

I built the "little trailer" out of our old kid carrying trailer by stripping it down and building a deck out of strips of plywood.

This was 200lbs on the "little trailer". It handled it great. The garden turned out very pretty!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Doing a triathlon this morning

I will be (shudder, shudder) driving over this morning to participate in the Classic Rock Rotary Sprint this morning in Rockwall, TX. I hope I do well due to the fact that I was up pretty late last night at the Arts Goggle. Wish Me Luck!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Looks like the Ute found a Girlfriend!

Me and my wife are pedaling around the near southside today and stopped by Jennings Street Yarns to pick up some yarn for socks! I hope she knits me some for winter!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Arts Goggle May 15, 2010

It’s all about Arts Goggle this Saturday from 4PM – 10PM. Stroll through the Near Southside and its shops and restaurants for art, music, and food – best of all it’s free. Make plans to check it out.
All the details can be found on the Fort Worth South website where you can download the flyer and schedule. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

National Bike Month Is Upon Us!

If you haven’t heard, we’re in the middle of National Bike Month.
Bike to Work Week is May 17-21, and Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 21st.
The T will be holding a bus, train, and bike-rack presentation on Friday May 21st at the Intermodal Transportation Center, from 7-9 am.

A strange thing seen while riding!

Here is proof the cellphone is taking over.... also I will post where i have been the last few days soon.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Trinity Bicycles Hosting New Art!

I went downtown with my favorite artist (my bride) and helped her hang some of her artworks in Trinity Bicycles  in preparation for the Near Southside Arts Goggle. My wife who has painted for most of her days on this Earth has only recently decided to try to make a profession of her talents. I am all for the idea in that it fits in perfectly with one of my own "rules for a fulfilling life" (rule:12 Always work toward bettering yourself by: developing and discovering your talents.) The old sawyer grocery store building in which Trinity bicycles has opened lends itself very well to the presentation of art work. During the day there is plenty of natural light and the high ceilings lend a true gallery feel.

To view her website click here.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My Brain Wanders While My Legs Spin

The ride this evening to the farmers market was pleasant, allowing me time to reflect on the sounds of my American suburbia.
Have you ever noticed how the internal combustion engine sounds angry? The agressive throaty growl of a sports car or the steady rumble of a semi truck, they still sound angry. I wonder if all these sounds effect our attitudes. I hope i wont let it effect mine. END ROAD RAGE!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Light for the UTE! Yessss!

Dual Cross Pro
My old trusty Cygolight Rover though a pretty bright light, it was very heavy system. Also after several years of use the NMIH battery isn't what it used to be. It doesn't hold the charge quite as long or burn quite as bright as it used to. It still works but it is getting toward the end of its lifespan. So enter the new light  the Cygolight Dual Cross Pro Led Li-on this light is a huge step up from my old light. not only is the light smaller , the battery is much smaller and lighter too. Where this light excels is in the amount of brightness they get from L.E.D's. It seems unreal how a light so small can put out so much light. I think I made a good buy...especially when it was on sale!

Trinity Parks new Unimproved Sidewalk!

These new fences are total crap...whoever designed them didn't intend for people to bring a bike through them... ARRGH!

Wet Seat...and everything else!

I think i might need to get a cover for my bike...the dew took way too long to dry off after getting off work this morning.