Yesterday we participated in a group ride. It was a short ride along the river on pre 1970 bikes with a stop for refreshments at a club member’s house. Was a nice time. The ride is modeled and named after a monthly ride that takes place in Denver.
It all began nearly 6 years ago with a simple request to my local grocery store to install a bike rack. A few emails, a couple phone calls, the formation of a Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee, 5 years of monthly meetings serving on said committee and a change of the grocery store ownership later, and I still having nothing to lock my bike to when I go shopping, but… I do now have a place to lock my bike when I attend our advisory board meetings which wasn’t the case until recently.
In addition to this rack at city hall we’ve also had 2 others made and installed at other city properties.
The plan I think is once we get city properties racked we will try and partner up with business to install racks on their properties.
I was recently reminded of these but when I searched for them here I couldn’t find them. I’m sure I posted these before but it must have gotten lost when I switched blog platforms.
I believe I purchased these back in 2006 or 7 at Walmart. They were made by Planet Toys and modeled after actual bicycles made by 26″ Custom Bicycles. If I recall correctly they also made larger models and I gave a couple of those away at the Midwest Bicycle Fest.
Models were the Southsyde, Verdict, Street Sweeper, Lemon Crush, Freshly Squeezed and Chopsickle.
Highlights from last year…
The rides and parties with our bike group are always a good time.
Midwest Bicycle Swap.
Just as much a social event as a swap. I always enjoy this event.
As we often do we took trips in the summer and the fall. August was Colorado, October and November New Mexico and Arizona. Short video of where we rode…
Riding with the Grandsons during their summer visit. Unfortunately we never got around to riding with our Granddaughter.
In October I purchased a new bike. A low end Diamondback. I wasn’t comfortable spending a lot of money not knowing if I’d like this style of bike or not. THe model is the Haanjo which they market as a “alternative roads” bike. So far I’m pretty pleased with it.
And that’s about it. It was another great year.
Our bike group’s annual new year’s day dinner and ride was cancelled due to our hosts being sick. Nova and I still wanted to get a ride in though even if only a few miles. We’ve been wanting to try kombucha and decided to make the grocery store our destination and purchase some. Once the temperature reached 1 degree we took off. The kombucha was frozen when we got it home.
Happy New Year everyone!
Pretty cold over the holiday weekend.
Checking the mail upon our return home I had received my patch for completing the 2017 Coffeeneuring Challenge.
Sunday I went for a spin on the gravel as I was going stir crazy at home. After years and years of working and riding in the cold, I still haven’t got dressing for the cold figured out. I believe my biggest problem is that I sweat so easily even in freezing temps.
Was a good weekend.
I swore I was going to stop buying this kind of stuff yet I just couldn’t resist when I spotted it at a thrift store for a couple of dollars over the weekend. I didn’t like the way it looked and altered it.