Monday, January 30, 2012
I didn't go snowshoeing on Sunday as it was going to be too warm (6 C) and the snow would be very sticky! What a shame, as otherwise, it was a beautiful day! As I got a new camera yesterday and I hate sitting around the house all day, I decided to take a walk to Connaught Hill. It's been a while since I have been there.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
I took the plunge yesterday and bought a new camera. I'm not sure if I had posted here about it or not, but after last Summer's bicycle tour, my Canon G5, which is almost 9 years old, started to act wonky. It could be because of moisture, but I think that the age is beginning to catch up with it too. It's been faithful to me for 8 years. I had paid $450 for it used off of my Brother, so I think that I got my money's worth out of it.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
|Sleigh locked to empty bike rack|
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
|Leaving Floyd in hallway to dry up|
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I've decided to ride from Astoria Oregon to San Francisco this Summer. I'm giving myself 18 days to get to San Francisco, which I think is a lot of time. I definitely want to have at least one break day in there somewhere, or more, so I can enjoy the coast. I chose to go to San Francisco as it would be less painful for me and my bike to fly home in 6 hours versus travelling for several days on a bus and a train. I also want to spend a few days in San Francisco to look around.
This is definite plans as long as I can find someone to ride with. I've already had some interest. Crossing fingers that I can find riders. I think that 18 days means it won't be rushed if that's what fellow riders want. I like that you don't have to reserve for a campsite in both states as that means I can bike as far as I feel every day.
**Febuary 2012 update- I have found a rider to ride with. But, I will still invite anyone else who may be interested in doing this trip to leave a message below and I will get back to you. The actual mileage is about 1329 kms and we will have 17 days to make it to San Francisco.
Monday, January 16, 2012
It's really much easier riding to work then to wait for bus or walking, I keep warm if I stay moving. I've got all my heavy duty stuff out to keep warm. I want to wear my contacts tomorrow so I can wear safety glasses as my eyes were pouring out tears this morning as I was riding into the frigid North Wind..
Anyone else out there riding in similar elements? Rantwick?
Saturday, January 14, 2012
|2011 1400 Km Bicycle Tour trip|
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
|First Night snowshoe|
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Today I received an awesome bike item in the mail. It's a Quick-Release Seat Lock by Grove Tools. The company is based out of Iowa. They proclaim on their website: "Don't lose your seat to an Ass!" It costs about $20 plus postage which I think is a fair price for such an innovative product.
Why did I buy it? To protect my Brooks Saddle.