Birthday Vlog And Ride With Grandson

I recently celebrated a birthday and documented it with a vlog. It of course contains some bike stuff.

Earlier in the week I got a ride in with Grandson Blake before he heads back home.

RIding Tall And Switching Things Up

A couple new videos…

I’m sure I’ve said it before, I love riding the tall bike but don’t like the attention it draws and that keeps me from riding it as much as I’d like. A weekday on back roads and few even gave me a second look.

Switching things up. This is how I spend a lot of time in the garage.

Weekend Riding

Saturday we rode around with a stop for lunch with our Grandson Blake.

Riding Grandma’s MTB.

We stopped here to skip a few stones on the river.

Blake’s first Geocouch score.

Sunday Nova and I were out and about for a beverage.

On the Gypsum Creek path.

Wichita Brewing Company. Not the easiest bike rack to use with our heavy bikes but the coolest.

I had a Ber-lemon-er weisse which is slightly sour and good. Nova had a wheat.

Spotted at Walmart.

This Year’s Patriotic Pub Pedal Bike

I pieced this together for our annual Patriotic Pub Pedal.

Put together from parts and pieces I had. The frame is a cantilever Schwinn that I got for free at this year’s swap meet.

If I recall correctly I won the bell from Electra.

Deere Flats

Flat tire while out yesterday. Even with an extra tube and plenty of patches, I still ended up walking 3 miles home.

Not sure what happened but I think the tire, tube and rim strip slipped on the rim and that ripped the rim strip and the tube on a spoke nipple. It happened right when I took off from being stopped. The 2nd tube I installed got a cut at the valve stem after about a mile. May have something to do with tire being underinflated is all I can think of.

I wasted a lot of time and patches trying to get either of the tubes to hold air before admitting defeat.

Yard Bike Gallery

A collection of photos of “yard bikes” I’ve spotted.