Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bikes on Lace

Yeh, I got my second 'Bike-themed' postcard today and it was so special that I thought I'd make a post just about that.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sure feels like Spring!

University hill straight ahead, & there is lots of snow up there still.
It is a gorgeous Spring day.  I think that it has arrived. I cleaned a little this morning, but I realized that this is the nicest that it has been this year so far, so I better go out and enjoy it!   I bike a lot solo and I really don't mind, I can make the day as I want.

Sneaky bird

Wembley can be quite daring at times, going to places that no normal bird would dare go.

The cake attracts him and Gobo..you should have seen them begging me for my whipped cream/strawberries/angelfood cake.  I gave them both the tiniest piece of plain cake as it isn't good for them.

They are like 3 yr olds so when they are out, you must watch them carefully, as they both like to get into trouble when you are not watching!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Parking woes and other Saturday Ramblings

Not one place to lock a bike up.
Yeh, it's another weekend!

As I am going out for dinner at a restaurant in the above hotel, I decided on my way to the grocery store, that I should stop along the way and scout the new hotel and restaurant out for places to park and lock my bike up.  I wasn't expecting a bike rack, but I found the results much worse then that!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Finally Fenders

For my Winter Beater bike, that is.  I finally got around to getting some and putting them on.  Even though I can use my Rocky Mountain now, I find it useful using the beater bike in the morning when there is still frozen ice on the ground.  The fat knobby tires seem better to handle it then my skinny commuter tires.  I also don't think that we are snowstorm free yet, there is always the possibility until May.  And I'd much rather use this bike in the sloppy mushy dirty snow then my good bike, at least until all the snow is gone.  So it's the best of both worlds, use both as needed for now.

These fenders are better then the ones that I have on the Rocky Mountain as these have mudflaps, which will be great for those sloppy days.   Yeh, no more wet and dirty spray!  The bike has been ok to me, I've done adjustments here and there which is good training for me, as I have no problem playing around with this bike...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Changing of Seasons

Roads are bare and dry in many parts.
It's been a good week.  The sun has is out and the snow is melting fast.  Despite the roads being wet and sloppy in parts, I rode my Rocky Mountain around today.  I just had to watch out for all those potholes.

I took her in to the shop this past Tuesday to beat the rush and it was ready to pick up after work next day! It need some new brake pads, cable, etc.  I know the weather is much better then it has been as I have biked every day to work this week, with both bikes.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Bought a new patch kit, cheaper then buying new tubes all the time.
I have never had any flat problems on my Rocky Mountain, not even on my bike tour to Jasper.  But I seem to be having lots of them now!  As mentioned on previous posts, I had a problem with them starting in November.  I had 3 in one week!  First the front, then the back, then the front.  Thinking that the cold weather had something to do with it, I gave up riding her for the Season.  But after riding it for the first time this season yesterday, I had another one, on the front tire!  And it wasn't even cold outsite.

I've been chucking the tubes, but it seems the holes are just pinhole sized (not pinches) so they can be patched.  I brought one tire to a bike shop and they said it was still in good shape despite having 4711 kms on it.  I told them I keep tubes inflated at 60 psi, so pinched tubes aren't the problem.  Also, with pinched tubes there would be 2 holes, but I only can find one when I dip it in water.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The end of hibernation?

There may be still snow, but it was a nice day to take out Pura Vida.
Many of my Winter Saturdays consisted of taking my sweet time to leave the house.  Today I was just itching to go outside! It is 6C outside, perfect weather to take my Rocky Mountain outside in.

Since there was snow still on the bike rack, I found another good place to lock it up.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Postcard Quest - By bike of course!

My Sunday Quest for Postcards was a success!
Ever since I have got into Postcrossing, I've been looking for interesting postcards.  Prince George is not a touristy place, but I have seen postcards for sale, mostly in the Summer.  I've had a problem finding some good ones that represent where I live.  Sure the cute animal ones made by Canada Post are neat, but they don't need stamps put onto them, and some postcrossers like stamps!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The neverending snow story...

Just what did the Groundhog have to say about Spring/Winter?  He must have said that Winter will go on for a while still, as it sure looks like it's doing just that!  It's been a cold and snowy week, we've had a record dump of snow again.  I feel better in the fact that it's the same in a lot of places including Edmonton, Chicago, Seattle, and Vancouver.   A friend in Burbank said that they had snow down there!


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