It rained last night as I fitted my fixed-gear with new full fenders. My excitement mounted as I awoke to the sound of rain this morning. I donned my very best wet weather gear with the addition of newspaper sacks on my feet.  I then set out. It was  sprinkling as I left the house and  I traveled through  varying levels of precipitation. As I was nearing work I realized that I had rain water streaming from my face, my grinin’ like an idiot face.

It was a good ride.


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Words to live by.

Yehuda Moon and the Kickstand Cyclery – Bicycle Comics | Doubt on a Ride

This came up just when I needed it. I also never expected something so deep from Joe.

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Bike to Work Day in Longmont, CO

Bike to Work day Longmont Colorado edition

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Bicycle Friendly Community ’04-’12
I think this was the best coffee I had, and I had a lot.
Mmmm, pancakes and sausage.does a body good
What is it about watching the only guy working
The only other fixed gear but mine I saw
The guy on the right came from Loveland
Station at the Y
Present and past
Stretch Coolness


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Jokes, love, bicycles : Older and Wiser : Times Record News

Jokes, love, bicycles : Older and Wiser : Times Record News

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Bike Club Baiku

Here are some examples of bicycle based haiku. This was a “homework” assignment I gave to my bike club kids.

“Write a haiku about bikes” I said. “What is a haiku” they said. “5-7-5 syllables” I said. They said ummm ok….
Any way, four of them got one or more done and I came up with a couple.


My bike is wicked

It has foot pegs on the wheels

I fly on my bike


My bike has cool wheels

My bike wheels have many spokes

A blur on the street


Speeding super fast

Through the muddy grass

A big grass killer


Serenity sweet

The breeze caresses my back

I’ll sweat later on

Turning northward oof

The breeze now a hurricane

Spinning gone just mash

Head down chest heaving

Turn ahead, a copse of trees

Relief, rest, home soon


Cars and trucks rush by

Honks and cheers they cry I think

You walk on sidewalk


Hybrid car driving

Quietly sneaking beside

Your conscience scared me


Left right stop air brake

Look left right left back front turn

Start slow use helmet


I like riding bikes

My friend and I like bikes

I enjoy bike club


I love my new bike

It is red and black with gears

My bike is awesome!



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The Wind

The wind,



            Today, it was all around me.
Blowing this way and that.
And I just tucked into it,
And let it wrap me in it’s evil charms.



I was not going very fast into the bosom of the beast,
But feeling its chilly embrace,
I knew she was somehow helping me
become a better person




This is from FGGF and describes quite well how I felt yesterday. Pushing against the North wind blowing in our snow falling today.


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Bicycles on roof of salvage yard in Denver.

Jon at Grinderbikes wrote in his blog about a trip to a salvage yard with an obcene amout of old bikes in huge piles. Also that they had some on the roof laid out in rows. I asked him if he knew the address, his reply was “north of the old Childrens Hospital. I was riding with someone… and wasn’t paying attention to the streets”. So, I went to Google Earth and began looking. Lo and Behold! I think I found it.


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