Monday, March 10, 2008

Signs of sproing

Two rides last weekend. 64miles worth of mock commuting Saturday and 104 miles of South Van Buren county exploration.

Lessons learned:
It takes me two hours to get to work by bike via the 90% gravel low traffic route.
Henry Co pave roads are flat, but their gravels are not.
I like fenders.
Stans Crows don't do ice well, but they roll right along on everything else.
Topofusion is cool.
Swapping in tubes and playing in Stans in below ferezing weather on the side of a gravel road at night... yea, that still sucks.
You can get 20,000 feet of elevation change in 160miles in SE IA.
Riding in the ditch isn't all that bad.
I found the boonies, they're just down the road.



Buckshot77 said...

For a second you had me going on that 20,000' comment. At least you got to enjoy half of your elevation change. I've haven't loaded mine into motionbase from last weekend, but allsportgps was showing 6000'+ of gain only at 100 miles even.

Paul said...

Great work Dennis! You are going to rock at TI!

Pete Basso said...

Nice ride Dennis! Fenders would've been a nice addition to the cross bike this winter. It's getting a lot of attention these days