March Madness games being held in the big city. Rode up there yesterday which was practice day to take a look.
This past Saturday morning we made an impromptu decision to drive 3 hours to the abandoned mining town of Picher, Oklahoma. We loaded the bikes as we figured the bikes would be a great way to explore the area and we packed a change of clothes just in case we decided to spend the night (which we did in nearby Joplin, MO).
The mining for lead and zinc in the area created the town but later destroyed it due to lead contamination from the mountains of tailings surrounding the city and cave in risks. My maternal grandfather once worked in the mines there.
Yesterday’s typical ride for beverages and to make a deposit. Couple of roadside finds along the way. I always told the grandkids once you touch trash it becomes yours. Redeemed myself on the way home.
Sunday was our Valentine get-together and ride with the Coasters.
An unboxing video of something bike related.
Last couple of days we’ve had wind near 30 mph with gusts in the 40s so I’ve been hiding out at home. Today the wind was not nearly as bad and we took advantage of that.
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.
Riding the Diamondback Haanjo gravel bike on some nearby singletrack trails.