Sunday, November 29, 2009
Chai-house-a-come-on! Hi there Folks, it's me Swami Beyond-a-Nanda sayin' Come on out and ride with my friends The Web-Foot Riders, Sunday's 9 a.m. from Carpet Mart. And don't forget about the Big, Timed Group Ride up at Swasey Rec. Area, December 13 at 2 p.m. I'll be serving my most espicey chai!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
An absolutely perfect day for a ride to the Top Of The World, we ran into so many characters along the way. SanFranCup continues to baffles us all with his narrow escapes from "The Long Walk Home" due to mechanical failure. Somehow "The Great Magnet In The Sky" made me toss a multi-tool in my pack... just in time! I am really looking forward to the Timed-Short-Track-Group-Ride coming up in December... oh and Cyclocross?
Friday, November 20, 2009
We had a giant pot of bison meat chili, here at Carpet Mart today so I am charged up and ready to ride this weekend! The Seely's Cyclery website has a new homepage, so check it out. Looks like we may get a wet, Webfoot Ride this Sunday, come on out and ride with us. The weather's getting better every week!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I have been asked to ride as sweeper for the upcoming "Timed-Group-Ride" out at Swasey Rec. Area, December 13th. Something about my skills in veterinarian medicine perhaps coming into play. Let me remind ya'll. I have a veterinarian technician certificate... I'm not a real Doctor! Watch for fliers for this event at your local bike shop...Etc.!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday's Webfoot Ride was a hoot as usual! There were so many Kodak Moments, this was just one. We are out there researching and developing 2-3 hour-long rides that in many cases, border on world class. And, it won't cost you a dime of entry fee! Come on out and see why more and more riders are using Webfoot Rides for off season training instead of waiting around until it's too late for some increasing dodgy race series.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
The Webfoot Riders Association is up and running again. Every Sunday Morning at 9 a.m. at Carpet Mart. Bring a snack food item for the "Hook-A-Wino-Up" munchies-give-away. In the words of my wino buddy Little Ed, "I don't want no goddamn meal! But a little somthin' ta nibble on in my lean-to at night is kinda nice." Link to Seely's Cyclery if ya'll need directions or stuff!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Even though the temps are perfect and the first rains have fallen, the dates and venues for the Shasta Race Series are being withheld like some kind of forbidden book of mysteries. Team Outlaw-Cross is ready to rock but we are going to need more than a 24 hour notice of races so we can get our performance enhancement programs rolling. We are working within very narrow parameters of athletic readiness here and if we mistime them renal failure is a very real possibility!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Today we cooked a pheasant and noodle soup which featured a stock fortified with black bean and garlic sauce and chunky-cut vegetables, including Asian yams. Fabulous if'n I do say so myself! Last night I rode the particularly challenging power line road that goes from Hwy 299 W. down to Record Lane. A treacherous roller coaster of rocky, rutted downhill sections followed by, off-your-bike-running hill climbs. I am really enjoying the Trek 820 Frankenstein bike and look forward to a bit o' mud on it this weekend!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Degrees of Freedom of a Rigid Body in Space.
An unrestrained rigid body in space has six degrees of freedom: three translating motions along the x, y and z axes and three rotary motions around the x, y and z axes respectively. I think I have always known this but hearing it from "The Big Guy" just confirms my suspicion!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Another beautiful morning in Northern Cal. and another fantastic ride with friends and family. I road tested the Trek 820 Antelope. Other than a tear in the 20 year old tire's side-wall, it seems to be a fine bike. Typical of bikes from it's vintage, it weighs about 30 pounds and believe me, I felt it going up the short, paved route to the Top Of The World but I just called it resistance training! I probably should have spit out the stupid plastic Dracula teeth I had in my mouth but if Bear can do it, so can I!