Saturday, January 27, 2007

10 day forecast for International Falls, MN

Check out this forecast for the next ten days up at the Icebox. Here's the link since blogger won't let me hyperlink it.

Looks like the start line will be a cold one again this year. -25! Ouch. I can't wait : )
Edit: The low is now listed at -42! This could get interesting : )

It could be worse. Here's a picture from one of the sponsors : )

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Pictures for Gary

There you go Gary. The last picture I took just for you : ) And here is a little winter biking hill repeat video for ya : ) Enjoy.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Cold Pics

Here's a couple pictures from last nights ride.

All dressed up to do battle with the cold : )

Here's Rick lit up like a Christmas tree. Definitely safer than my setup.

A blurry one of my piddly lights.

A quick drink of a tasty beverage.

Starting to get a little colder out.

Warming up with a hot cup of coffee and a Campmor catalog : )

The bikes patiently waiting outside in the cold.

Thanks for the great ride Rick. Let's do it again soon. Good night.

Edit-after greg and brooks comments, I realized that I forgot the best picture from last night. How did they know about the pirate and ninja swords at the truck stop? : ) Here it is!

-30 wind chill The budget biker and I went for a little ride up in GF last night. -30 wind chill was quite a slap in the face : ) Three hours and 45 minutes worth. Minus a 15 minute hot chocolate break at the truck stop. That is 3.5 hrs x 100pts=350 WCRS pts. I'll post some pictures later tonight. Stay tuned.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Went out for a great Arrowhead training ride today. Two hours in the -20F wind chill. That will more than double my WCRS points so far. 180 pts to be exact. I took the pugsley for a tour of the icy and snowy bike trails of Fargo. I found an extra icy spot with my shoulder. Didn't see it until I was down on the ground. Good thing I had my helmet on. I smacked my head pretty good. Hard enough to crack the styrofoam core. It looks like winter is finally here to stay. Highs are supposed to be in the negative numbers this weekend. I'm really excited about that! Time to start chasing all you other WCRS riders : ) Here's a couple pictures.

This was the only spot where the wind wasn't blowing.

Frosty head.

Looks like I can put the 2300 and the trainer away : )

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Wedding Post

It's about time I make a post instead of just reading everyone else's. So here goes. The wedding went very smooth. No bridezilla moments or anything like that. I wasn't even nervous. The day really flew by. It's all a blur. Thankfully there were a lot of nice people taking pictures. We got a ton of great gifts that we're still finding room for. Thanks everyone for being so generous! Married life is pretty sweet. I don't have to sleep out on the deck anymore : ) Just kidding, I'll still be adding to the cold night count. I even got some titanium out of the deal : ) I couldn't have asked for a better wife. Awwww. Now here is a few pictures for all you sappy cyclists and non-cyclists out there : )

Evil kitty! Crazy eyes flash from Maxwell M. Pussycat.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Red Ass 300

All you GF guys better mark your calendars for this one in June! Thanks Paddy! Who's in?