Friday, July 11, 2008

How many jerseys are enough jerseys?

Ok so its like that old Saturday Night Live Episode - How much water do you put in a Nuclear Reactor?

We are prepping to move so in going through the closet I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by the jersey count and I've even given a few away. It's fun to take extra jerseys on tour and give them away to tour participants from other area's one of my Zoka Coffee jerseys is now being sported in the UK. Anyhow I've been trying to be good and not add to the move chaos by being a good american consumer. But today I found new cool jerseys on-line that I had never ever seen before. I think this one might have to be added to the collection at some point. I'd like some feedback on Funkier sportsware if you have any of it - do you like it? Funkier is an Isreal company - here a page with many of their jerseys on it.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Bicycle Bag made for Vino

This company Inertia Designs was brought to my attention today on the Randon discussion list on Google. The list for all things randoneuring. Looks like they have some really nice bags though I usually like to see bags in person before buying - you would be surprised at how many bike bags the Rando cyclist goes through before finding out what works for them - for me its a Carradice Barley and a mini Giles Berthoud bag. Anyhow I digress back to Inertia Designs - and the bag I might have to have from them for wine country jaunts. They sell a rack top bag that fits 4 bottles of wine with padding and this is all the bag is designed to do. So if you see me out riding in the Rattlesnake Hills ask me about my newest bike bag.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Tandem in Baja Mexico

We escaped the snow and took our Tandem to Baja Mexico. We packed up 5 bags to make the trip we were an impressive site to behold we had our tandem, we had camping equipment, we had food, we had camera equipment. We arrived in Sunny Loretto it was snowing at the Seattle Airport when we caught the flight at 6:30 a.m. - we changed planes in LA and by 3:00 in the afternoon we were checked into the Oasis Motel. A few days were spent checking out the local sites, assembling the tandem - giving it a test run, drinking some margarita's and figuring out the plan for our adventure.

We launched the tandem for the 8 mile crossing to isle Carmen - there we found porpoises, sea lions, sea turtles, hermit crabs and for more fun we went to Isle Danzante where we found a few whales, lots of cactus, a cool hike. A push into the headwinds brought us back to the Inn at Loretto Bay a very posh place to spend a last day in the sun.

Oh did I mention this Tandem is a Kayak? Our trusty Klepper now needs to be washed up and put away until its next adventure - maybe the Queen Charlottes, the Broken Group or another winter trip to Baja.

Our Trusty Klepper in Glacier Bay Alaska - I'll post a picture of it in Baja soon.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

What the Heck is PladAdet?

We picked up a new bike magazine ROAD and it had an insert in it on for Hincapie's house of dreams.  This actually sounds pretty cool its near Saluda North Carolina - just across the border from Spartenburg South Carolina which I've actually heard of.   

The thing is my folks want to do another family vacation for their 5oth wedding anniversary - not too far from their home in Florida and this area would fit the bill.  Stuff for my non-riding family to do and sounds like some good riding for my spouse and I. 

So if this ends up being the place we choose - I'll give you a report.  In the meantime - its something geeky cycling related for you folks to check out.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Inspiration for winter cycling

I'm just happy that we are around the bend on the darkness in Seattle and I will soon be motivated to start putting those miles on the bike. I don't think this is going to be a big mileage year for me - but then again who knows maybe we will.

Jill up in Alaska is motivated to ride right now - she is training for Iditabike - yep thats right. She posted some great shots to her blog of the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau Alaska - we visited there before heading out for 11 days of kayaking on Glacier bay in 2005. It's a much different view then we had on the 6th of July.

Check out her blog and wish her well on her crazy journey

Friday, January 04, 2008


We picked out a new Super Randonneur Medal for the ACP to provide us SUPER SPECIAL RANDONNEURS - ie the GIRLS OF RUSA or for the RUSA GANGSTERS.