Sunday, September 30, 2012


Had to ride early today, so it was solo again. I feel so fortunate to have the friends I do, and I miss  riding with them, but I gotta tell you, to be out, on my own, as the sun comes up and then see these colors... it really does alter my perspective on life, for the good.

Medina and Baker

Saturday, September 29, 2012


Needed this ride. Rough week of work was left out on the roads to Belle Plaine. Amy wasn't feeling good and cut the ride short. Steven wasn't interested in being out on the Carver County roads alone with me, so those kids rode to Excelsior, and I rode solo.
I was breaking in a new set of wheels. I think they are even stiffer than my old set of Ksyriums. 85/18.7

Of course I got a flat to help break them in.

But, man, I saw some beautiful country. Not the best colors ever, but still plenty pretty. One of those awe filled rides.

Mighty grateful for the bike.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Stuff I Saw Today

Day off the bike put me on the camera.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Needed It

One of those days where the bike ride really helped. 21/16.6

While I Was Working Others Were Too

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Very Pretty Day

Ride Pics (I love the long shadows)

Work Pics

Tuesday, September 25, 2012



Sunset is now visible from my balcony.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Another Cool One

Rode with Amy and Gabrielle this morning, then hung out with Elijah this afternoon. Nice Day! 45/16.1

Along The Mississppi

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday Ride

Big time cool down. Ride start temp was in the 30's. Got the clothes just right.
Six of us headed for Hanover, into a pretty stiff wind. It didn't matter today. It's that time of year where we're just riding, burning calories and enjoying the scenery with good friends - definitely a nice time of year. 80/18.5

Near Rockford

Staying Loose While Refueling in Delano

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cool Is OK

Nice ride tonight. I think I like this cool weather. 21/17.1

Saw This At a Church on the Corner of 50th and Minnehaha Creek Pkwy.

Ate This After My Ride (Butternut Squash Soup made from scratch)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Closer To Fall

Feeling a bit on the run-down side of things. Keepin' the miles and speed low. 21/15.8

Working near Scandia today, I saw a bit of color. I don't think it will be much of a Fall this year, it's just been too dry.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Two days in a row of long-sleeved jerseys, base layers, hat and knickers can only mean one thing. 23/16.2

Along The Mississippi

Monday, September 17, 2012


Have descended back to earth after a wonderful weekend. A vest and knickers ride, a little work, a little sunset. 21/16.4

A Home Office Has Advantages

Sunset Is Too Early, But The Colors Are Still Beautiful

Sunday September 16, 2012

Went on the Brichwood Coffee Ride with Gabrielle. We talked about how nice the wedding was, and were offered congratulations from teammates. A delightful day for a ride. 47/15.6

Went over to Brit's and helped with the cleanup and watched them open their gifts. This weekend is up at the top of days to remember in my life time. Very happy!

Here are a few more pics from the wedding.

Gabrielle took all of these pictures.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Big Day

Rode solo this morning. It was a picture perfect day. Did my Belle Plaine route. Needed some County Road 40 and 10. 85/18.8

Penny And I went Out Tonight

To My Daughter's Wedding

I Got To Marry Them. I Couldn't Be Happier And More Proud.